This is an article focusing on the Hotel Maya as seen from a wedding photographer’s perspective. It is the third of three articles expounding on another where we featured three wedding venues in Long Beach; The Reef by the Water, the Queen Mary, and the Hotel Maya.
The Hotel Maya is a boutique hotel perfectly situated on the South Waterfront of Long Beach offering stunning views of downtown as well of the Queen Mary, an iconic attraction of the city.
The boutique style of the property is a perfect complement to the wedding offerings of the Queen Mary and the Reef. Where the Reef offers only venue space and restaurant style catering, the Hotel Maya offers guest rooms and catering offerings similar to Fuego, their chic restaurant on the property. Where the Queen Mary offers several banquet rooms and state rooms finely decorated in an Art Deco style, the Hotel Maya offers a casual resort style with a wide variety of spaces available for event activation.
Of the three venues only the Hotel Maya offers waterside weddings either in a garden, esplanade, or a beach setting, of course with the dramatic views of Long Beach as the backdrop.
Because of the variety in decor and the designers’ attention to detail, the Hotel Maya will allow a seasoned professional to create stunning wedding photography. I say a seasoned professional because having so many choices makes it that much more important to select a wedding photographer that is not only familiar with the property but is also able to communicate with the bride and groom so that all have the same vision in terms of the photography.