Hollywood Traditions Continue at Terranea Resort in California with ABC’s The Bachelor Wedding

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California’s Terranea Resort continues to play host to Hollywood traditions as ABC’s The Bachelor TV show tapes the wedding of Jason Meznick and Molly Malaney.

Continuing a legacy that has spanned more than 50 years, Terranea Resort in California (http://www.terranea.com) was the site of a major Hollywood production over the last weekend as ABC’s The Bachelor taped Jason and Molly’s wedding of the decade at the California resort’s oceanfront property.

“While Terranea’s site has staged some famous Hollywood movies, it was thrilling for us to have something so real and beautiful shot here,” said Terri A. Haack, executive vice-president and managing director of Terranea.”The setting was truly spectacular and romantic for this special couple. We were delighted to play a part in this extraordinary day for them.”

The Bachelor, wedding in California, special features the 13th installment of The Bachelor star, Jason Mesnick, marrying Molly Malaney. The first "Bachelor" couple to ever walk down the aisle will share a dramatic new chapter of their love story with millions of viewers when ABC televises its much anticipated wedding at Terranea Resort on The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding, Monday, March 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.

The weekend festivities for The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding in California, a special 2-hour episode took full advantage of the first class amenities at Terranea. It began Friday as the bride to be and her bridesmaids relaxed with manicures at The Spa at Terranea and enjoyed a light brunch of muffins and champagne, while the groom and his party played a round on The Links at Terranea. The day was topped off with the wedding party taking over Terranea’s mar’sel restaurant, one of the Los Angeles area’s hottest new eateries for a special celebratory dinner. On wedding day, the entire Salon was taken over by the bridal party - including the groom and his groomsmen for hair and makeup.

The wedding production took over a significant portion of the California resort’s rooms as well as the residential-style villa, casita and bungalow accommodations that are also part of Terranea Resort. Nearly 275 rooms were occupied by the guests, cast and crew of the elaborate Hollywood wedding. The Bachelorette celebrities Trista and Ryan Sutter (married 2002) were guests at the wedding and enjoyed suite accommodations, while the bride and groom celebrated their wedding and honeymooned in one of Terranea’s luxurious oceanview casitas.

The taping of ABC’s The Bachelor: Jason and Molly's Wedding is the first major Hollywood production shot at Terranea Resort, located on an oceanfront promontory that once was the home of Marineland of the Pacific. The location’s panoramic 270-degree view of the breathtaking coastline has always been a star on camera, but with the opening of the 582 room resort in June 2009, cast and crew now have a world-class resort to relax in and use as a backdrop.

“From a Hollywood standpoint, this location is unparalleled in its beauty and proximity to the major studios and production houses,” said Haack. “Now cast and crews enjoy the comfort and luxuries only a resort of this caliber can provide while still offering the raw magnificence of this stretch of coastline.”

The couple, who announced their engagement in October, will let viewers in on all the exciting festivities - from Molly's dress fitting for her dazzling custom-made gown to Jason and Molly planning the big day with their wedding planner and event designer. Then it's on to their bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the next stage of their romantic journey with a beautiful wedding ceremony in the perfect location.

Past "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" couples, stars and participants were on hand to help the couple celebrate, along with their families and friends.

Beginning with TV classics like I Love Lucy and Sea Hunt, and continuing with recent hits like Pirates of the Caribbean and Pearl Harbor, Terranea’s location has always been a Hollywood favorite.

Just 20 miles from Los Angeles International Airport, Terranea is magnificently poised above the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the property boasts a 582-room Resort including a 360-room hotel with 32 suites, plus 20 bungalows. Also available are 50 oceanfront casitas and 32 ocean view villas tailored specifically to individuals looking for a more residential setting.

Resort amenities include The Spa at Terranea, a 50,000 square foot spa experience, The Links at Terranea, a 9-hole par 3 golf course, and three unique swimming pools, one with children’s play area and a 140-foot waterslide. Three ocean view restaurants offer a variety of food and beverage experiences including Catalina Kitchen for casual, all-day dining, mar'sel, the free-standing signature restaurant, and Nelson's, a cliff-side restaurant and bar with spectacular vantage points for whale watching. As a tribute to the property’s Hollywood history, Nelson’s is named for the character Mike Nelson, played by Lloyd Bridges in the 60’s TV hit Sea Hunt. Designed to reveal the Resort’s dramatic outdoor vistas, Terranea's conference and meeting facilities include 135,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Other amenities include a children’s center with interactive programs and several miles of scenic bluff-top trails that connect miles of off-property coastal trails. A secluded beach cove also adds to the unique experiences at Terranea Resort. For more information about Terranea Resort please visit http://www.terranea.com.

In the hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, gradually narrowing the field to the one woman to whom he may propose marriage in the dramatic season finale. Hosted by entertainment reporter Chris Harrison, The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.


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