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Asilomar Conference Grounds

Pacific Grove, CA View map
$16k - $21k For 100 Guests

About

$16k - $21k For 100 Guests

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,600

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)

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?

2

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
Dessert
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?

May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

25 Reviews

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Rated
4.4
out of 5.0
Recommended by 87% of couples
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    Malli K. Married on 02/15/2020
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    Beautiful venue

    I had the most beautiful wedding at Asilomar. I had a beach ceremony followed by cocktail hour across from the meadow and the reception on the seascape room. Marisa the wedding coordinator at Asilomar is great at what she does. She was very responsive to mine and my mother's millions or questions and requests. She was always willing to work with us and make sure we had exactly what we wanted. Asilomar is the most beautiful combination of forest and beach. The staff there works very hard to meet every need. The only real downside to Asilomar are the rooms. A handful of the rooms did not have heat (and it was pretty chilly when we were there) They worked hard to try and fix the problem and I believe everyone with room trouble did receive a refund. It really is the best venue in the area for the price!
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    Elaine C. Married on 09/22/2019
    Rating 5 out of 5
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    Would do it all again!!

    Marisa and her team were wonderful to work with. They made sure things were exactly as we wished them to be.

Awards

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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 by Michele Couture Occasions Events by Michele Wedding Planners

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

Map

800 Asilomar Ave. Pacific Grove, CA, 93950
8316424222
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