Asilomar Conference Grounds

800 Asilomar Ave., Pacific Grove, CA 93950 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Asilomar Conference Grounds

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, also known as the Refuge by the Sea, is a unique and historic wedding venue located on the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar offers both indoor and outdoor sites for your ceremony and reception, with outstanding views of the Pacific Ocean. Asilomar is an expansive California State Park. The ceremony site, reception site, and lodging are all located together on our 107 acre property. This eliminates driving from place to place and makes for a wonderful stress-free event for both you and your guests.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this coastal venue. Their diverse settings include:

Asilomar State Beach - a gorgeous stretch of soft, sandy beach, featuring rocky coves and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. It’s ideal for outdoor ceremonies.

Grand Cypress Meadow - features majestic, Monterey Cypress trees and an abundance of native California flora. It’s the perfect place to exchange your vows.

Grace Dodge Chapel - was designed by the famous architect, Julia Morgan, and features a fireplace and expansive windows with views of the ocean and meadow.

Surf & Sand Dining Room - boasts a large fireplace, wraparound deck and big windows. It can accommodate up to 32 guests for an intimate affair.

Seascape Dining Room - boasts stone columns, floor-to-ceiling windows and a large wraparound deck. It’s great for an indoor/outdoor celebration.


Services Offered
Asilomar has been a part of the wedding industry for over 20 years. We offer all-inclusive packages to ensure every detail of your special day is taken care of. Each package includes a celebratory toast, cake cutting, tables, chairs, china, glassware, flatware and linens. Each couple will also receive a complimentary night stay the day of their wedding. Additional services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Jitney Service
  • Pheobe's Cafe
  • State Park Store
  • Free and Ample Parking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Beach Wheelchair available for Check-Out
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19 Reviews for Asilomar Conference Grounds

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.1
  • Professionalism 4.2
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.4
  • Average response time 4.2

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    Alycia · Married on 02/24/2019

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    A Picture Perfect Venue

    The minute my husband and I saw Asilomar, we knew we had to have it for our wedding venue! We loved the rustic look of the polished wood, fireplaces, and all the natural light let in by the many windows in the Chapel and reception hall. Natascha was a big help at walking us through everything and was not only a great venue coordinator, but also a day-of coordinator. We had a morning wedding and the brunch menu designed by chef Greg Lepesh was delicious! We got so many compliments on the food and the venue in general.

    Sent on 04/14/2019
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  • christine

    christine · Married on 10/24/2018

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    Best Day Ever.

    When my then fiancé (now husband) and I were in our early stage of wedding planning, after seeing couple venues, we knew Asilomar was THE venue because of the convenience of having both ceremony and reception sites in one vicinity. We love the ocean and nature so Asilomar was the perfect location for our special day. We had our ceremony at the Asilomar State Beach and reception at Seascape Room. We were very lucky & privileged to have Natascha VonThiele as our event coordinator. I can’t tell you how thankful we are for her. She was very responsive to any form of communication from start to finish. She is reliable, organized and on top of things. Our wedding day ran so smoothly all thanks to her. I give Natascha so much credit for how our wedding day turned out. My husband and I couldn’t be happier having Natascha as our coordinator. She is truly a gem.

    Sent on 10/30/2018

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Asilomar Conference Grounds FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 6.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 6
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Historic Building, Hotel, Park, Resort, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Get Ready Rooms, Lighting / Sound, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • David Royal Photography
    David Royal Photography Wedding Photographers

    One of my favorite wedding venues around! An amazing location with fabulous views and a one of a kind atmosphere seeped in California History make this place a special place for a wedding. -David Royal Photography

  • Couture Occasions Events
    Couture Occasions Events Wedding Planners

    Professional, very accommodating and all around a fabulous hotel ~Michele@CoutureOccasions~Event Planner

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  • 800 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 See on map
    831-219-4942 (Phone number)

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