A TIME FOR CELEBRATION!
Thank you for considering Windows on the Water to be a part of your wedding celebration, reception or large party event.
Our desire is that you enjoy the occasion, and be confident that your wishes will be completely carried out. We consider it our obligation to make the event go as seamlessly as possible. Whatever the occasion, from a wedding shower to the wedding reception or single table event to full restaurant capacity, our entire staff is prepared to make your event "special" for you.
Windows on the Water was designed by the architect to fully capture the view of the harbor - the restaurant has 18 large windows that provide a panoramic view of the bay from The Rock in the north to Montaña de Oro in the south.
Planned with our guests in mind, Windows dining area is divided into two rooms, the Vineyard Room and the Bay Room with each having it's unique qualities, but both sharing the same view. Windows bar is elevated to share the view, and features an exhibition kitchen for those interested in food preparation. Windows can make available the following choices: The Bay Room, The Vineyard Room, Windows Exclusive (the entire restaurant), as follows:
88 guests seated or 110 standing.
The Bay Room, our largest room, boasts a wonderful view of the Bay, The Rock, and the northern dockside lights. Although separated, it is open to the bar area, and shares in the restaurant dynamics.
60 guests seated or 75 standing.
The Vineyard Room also enjoys the same beautiful view as The Bay Room. Glass double doors allow it to be audibly separated from the balance of the restaurant. The Port Cigar Deck, a small deck exclusive to the Vineyard Room, is available for those wanting an unobstructed view on the bay, or who really like fresh air!
150 guests seated or 200 standing
The Bay Room, The Vineyard Room, and bar. When renting the entire restaurant Windows is closed to public.
FOOD & DRINK
Taking advantage of our location in the heartland of the Central Coast, we feature outstanding local organic produce, farm produced olive oil, and fresh & sustainably caught fish. Our menu also reflects our awareness to healthy eating. All entrées may be ordered as featured on the menu, or, instead, accompanied with our Chef's choice of low carbohydrate or low fat selections.
Executive Chef Neil Smith has included several menus, as suggestions for your consideration. While they are "educated" suggestions, they are suggestions only, and can be modified. Should you prefer a special dish, he will be happy to provide it. However, please bear in mind that the preparations of some dishes do not make them suitable for large gatherings.
Located in the heart of seven great wine appellations, Windows on the Water maintains an award winning wine list. With a cellar capacity of over 5000 bottles, our wine list features approximately 300 varieties. Although international in breadth, the list is naturally "heavy" with our fine local wines.
In selecting your wine, if you have no favorite, our Sommelier will be happy to recommend wines to compliment your menu choices.
Windows also has a fully stocked bar with the most popular drink selections prepared by experienced bartenders.
It is our preference to have one person, our General Manager, as the contact person for all aspects of your wedding reception or large party event at Windows on the Water. He will work in concert with our Dining Room Manager to ensure your wishes are carried out.
As is always the case, the more pre-planning that can be accomplished leaves time to handle those unexpected occurrences or unusual requirements that can crop up at the last minute.
What does the restaurant provide?
Windows is a full service restaurant; providing a gourmet dinning experience with our award winning chef and recognized wine cellar, plus our standard linens, napkins, table ware, professional waitstaff, and a panoramic view of Morro Bay.
What are the available areas?
Single Table Groups: Up to 20 seated
Bay Room: Up to 88 Seated / 110 Standing
Vineyard Room: Up to 60 Seated / 75 Standing
Windows Exclusively: Up to 150 Seated / 200 Standing
How far in advance must I book?
Anytime. If you are "date specific", even a year is not to long to ensure you get your preferred date.
How long should the reception last?
Depending on the nature of the event - i.e. dancing, speeches, etc. - probably 4 to 6 hours.
Is smoking permitted?
Yes, but only on the Entrance Deck and the Port Cigar Deck overlooking the bay. Smoking is not permitted inside a restaurant by State Law in California.
Are heat lamps for the Decks?
Yes, heat lamps for decks may be requested at an additional charge.
Are decorating themes permitted?
Yes, we encourage you to personalize your reception in this way, subject to time restrictions. If waitstaff is to provide the added labor, their will be an additional charge.