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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Carmel Valley, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
23 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a classic wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California, offering a panoramic view of the Santa Lucia Mountains and vineyards. It is located at a 1.5-hour drive from the San Jose Airport and 15 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Couples and guests can have their dream wedding in a sun-dappled rose garden overlooking magnificent mountains and lush vineyards.

Facilities and Equipment
Couples can host up to 200 guests at the venue's classic wedding pavilion, ballroom, and other sites. The venue has 57 luxurious guest rooms, with stone fireplaces, feather beds, and a complimentary wine-grotto. The green, sprawling wedding garden offers a backdrop of majestic oak trees and beautiful views of Carmel Valley. The 2,160-square-foot Meritage Ballroom is ideal for weddings, receptions, outdoor cocktail parties, and banquets. The venue's professional staff customizes various aspects of the wedding to a couple’s preferences.

Services Offered
Bernardus Lodge & Spa provides various services for wedding events such as bridal showers, engagement parties, ceremonies, and receptions. Its services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bar services
  • Event planning
  • Lighting/sound
  • Set up
  • Clean up


Other Services
Aside from wedding events, the venue offers several outdoor fun activities such as hiking and horseback riding in the mountains, scuba diving, whale watching, and deep sea fishing in Monterey Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$5,000

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

$5,000

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?

$5,000

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

$5,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$70

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Garden
Hotel
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Centerpieces
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet
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

23 Reviews

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4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 95% of couples
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  • Katie
    Katie C. Married on 07/27/2019
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    Exceptional Wedding Location and Team

    Bernardus Lodge was a dream wedding destination! Stacey and the entire Bernardus staff went above and beyond to make our wedding wonderful for our family and friends. Our family and friends are still raving about the food, wine, garden, and staff. Many of our family and friends also stayed at Bernardus and loved it - especially the pool and dining!

    Stacey is so responsive, organized, and kind. She always had an answer to our questions and personalized the entire experience for us. We didn't worry about a thing on our wedding day thanks to Stacey. We highly recommend choosing Bernardus for your wedding! It was perfect!
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    Louise Married on 07/20/2019
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    Perfect Wedding Venue!

    We knew we wanted to have a wedding experience that included the expansive ocean off Carmel Beach and the beautiful warmth and forested hills of Carmel Valley. After extensive research and visits to at least 4 other potential venues, we were completely taken by Bernardus’s gardens, simple elegance, and wonderful team. The ceremony space was exactly the size and feel we sought, including the winding path through lavender and beehives, through the geometric rose beds and bubbling fountains. The food and wine were also incredible. We opted for an all-vegetarian menu and even our meat-eating guests were effusive about the quality and flavors.

    The hall for dinner and dancing were well-suited to our needs as well and the staff were amazingly kind and professional. In particular, Nicole Cabantac, our main point of contact and coordinator the day of our wedding was an endlessly warm, responsive, and thoughtful guide through a complex and at times overwhelming process. She laid out all the options for us in our first meeting, kindly walked us through a number of questions around details and specific requests and organized everything with patience and finesse.

    The day of she was calming and engaged. She helped to coordinate all the various vendors to ensure we could focus on our guests and enjoying the experience fully. We also enjoyed the discounted night stays before and after the ceremony to give the bride and party a space to get ready in a relaxed way, and for us to enjoy a relaxing couple of days following the wedding to bask in the glow of the warm Carmel Valley sun and Bernardus’s beautiful surroundings.

    We can’t recommend Nicole and Bernardus highly enough!
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    Molly Married on 10/13/2018
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    Best wedding venue ever

    Our wedding was in October of 2018.

    My family and I have been coming to Carmel for 15+ years and even as a little girl, I always pictured myself getting married at Bernardus. So it was a dream come true when we chose them for our venue! Our coordinator was Stacey Clapp and I have to say, she deserves an award. I probably sent her 100 emails with random questions about every little thing for a year and she was ALWAYS so helpful and sweet. She is definitely meant to be a wedding coordinator. Everything else about our experience with Bernardus was incredible as well. It is, of course, an expensive venue but in my opinion, it was worth it! They did everything to make our wedding day feel magical.

    Our ceremony was in the garden, cocktail hour on the game lawn, dinner on the Lucia patio, and dancing inside the ballroom. Each location was beautiful and perfect but I think the garden ceremony MADE the event. It was amazing. We received so many compliments from guests that it was the best wedding venue they'd ever been to because of the location and backdrop, the hotel design and layout, and the service. I can't wait to go back to Bernardus! Hopefully for our one year anniversary :)

Awards

  • 23
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Life Celebrations Life Celebrations Wedding Officiants

Bernardus Lodge is one of my favorite venues for a wedding or vow renewal. Their wedding site is beautiful surrounded by vineyards and gardens with roses and fountains. The wedding party stands on a raised platform so everyone is able to see and hear the ceremony well. And the people who work there, from the guys who greet you when you arrive to everyone in the Lodge, are dedicated to customer service. Bernardus is a gem to be treasured!

Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals Wedding Dresses

I have had many Brides have their wedding at Bernardus Lodge and have attended weddings there myself. It's an amazing place, professional staff, and you won't be disappointed. My son also has his wedding here. Cathy Montante, Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, www.collezionefortuna.com

A Sparkling Event A Sparkling Event Wedding Planners

This is one of my most favorite venues. It is so beautiful and the staff takes such great care of all my clients. Working with their professional, friendly, and knowledgeable coordinators makes the day go smooth. Their new guest rooms and remodel make the property amazing. Don't forget to enjoy their spa!

Map

P.O. Box 80 415 W. Carmel Valley Road, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road Carmel Valley, CA, 93924
8316583597
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Bernardus Lodge & Spa frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Bernardus Lodge & Spa?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Bernardus Lodge & Spa, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Bernardus Lodge & Spa, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Bernardus Lodge & Spa includes:
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink

What are the most important characteristics of Bernardus Lodge & Spa in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Bernardus Lodge & Spa for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Bernardus Lodge & Spa for wedding events?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Bernardus Lodge & Spa offer?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Bernardus Lodge & Spa offer for wedding events?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Bernardus Lodge & Spa have available for wedding events?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Centerpieces
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Bernardus Lodge & Spa and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.7 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism, 4.6 in average response time and 4.6 in value.

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