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Experience the Best of Newport Beach for your big Event!

Since 1972, we’ve prided ourselves on consistently creating legendary experiences for all our guests. From our signature fresh fish to our spectacular waterfront views, we hope you savor each and every moment.

Our experienced staff will assist with every detail to make your special day one to remember. Our casual-elegant dining offers a memorable experience from a black-tie affair to a casual luncheon. We look forward to making your dreams come true!

To arrange a personal tour of our venue, or to request additional information regarding your next private event, please contact our Sales Department at or (949) 642-3431.

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  • Rusty Pelican Events


    Rusty Pelican is a Newport Beach tradition of outstanding food and legendary service. Our casual-elegant dining experience is a wonderful blend of fine dining service and relaxed environment. With commanding views of Newport Bay, two cozy fireplaces, lower and upper level seating, as well as waterfront patio seating – you are sure to find just the space you were looking for.

    Capacity: 240 Seated | 350 Reception

  • Rusty Pelican Newport Beach


    Almost every night offers you a romantic, sweeping sunset as you enjoy the fresh ocean breeze bouncing off the water. We have heaters and blankets to keep you warm on those chilly nights. If peaceful sophistication is what you are looking for, our patio is perfect for you.

    Capacity: 35 - 60 Seated | 55 Reception

  • Rusty Pelican Newport Beach Events


    + Patio 150 Seated 

    Our nautical, rustic ambiance sets the perfect backdrop for your next big day. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer every seat in the house a great view of the harbor.

    Capacity: 100 Seated | 120 Reception

  • Rusty Pelican Newport Beach

    Upstairs Lounge

    Our upstairs lounge offers elevated views of the stunning harbor with floor-to-ceiling windows. From the granite countertop bar to the cozy fireplace, this eclectic space sets the tone for excellence. It can offer a more casual vibe or be the perfect formal setting with our fine dining service. This space is perfect for a cocktail style event with tray passed appetizers, a more formal seated dinner, or a combination of the two.

    Capacity: 90 Seated | 50 Reception