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Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$75 per person
Reception
$6,000 starting price
Ceremony
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$75 per person

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Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn is a historic, coastal hotel located four miles from downtown Carmel, California. We are located on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Bur Sur Coastline, with an award-winning restaurant, the Pacific’s Edge. We pride ourselves on making couples’ dreams come true for the last 103 years. Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn promises impeccable service, world-class cuisine, modern amenities with epic ocean views.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this unique property. For your ceremony, you can exchange your vows on our romantic, seaside Wedding Deck in open-air. Your guests will take in panoramic Pacific Ocean views and lush gardens at this unique venue surrounded by glass. For your reception, you can dance the night away in our Yankee Point Room, Surf Room or our Oceanside Ballroom. Our rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows of the Carmel Highlands rocky, ocean cliffs.

Services Offered
We are here to help design, coordinate, and bring your unique vision to life:

  • Event Time includes up to 5.5 hours (beginning at your ceremony)
  • Includes Set Up & Tear Down of the Event Site
  • Tables, Chairs, Linens & Napkins, Flatware, Glassware and China are provided
  • White Ceremony Folding Chair
  • Choice of a Reception Chair (4 styles to choose from)
  • Complimentary Ceremony Rehearsal the day before
  • Two Outdoor Heaters offered on the Wedding Deck
  • Complimentary Newlyweds Hotel stay, night of wedding (with a $10,000 catering minimum)
  • Additional Pre-Approved Event Time available at $1,500 per hour, evening functions must conclude by 11pm and outdoor events must conclude by 9pm.

Wedding Planner
We want every couple to have their dream vision come true and a stress-free day. Therefore, we require of a Day of Coordinator for all events with a guest count over 40+ guests, an event with over 5 vendors, or plan on a DIY wedding. On the day of your event, they will be responsible for your personal décor, menus, place cards, seating chart, signage, wedding favors, guestbook, toasting glasses, point of contact for your vendors, executing your timeline and get you down the aisle! They are required to stay until the end of the event for teardown and gather all your personal belongings.

Cuisine
Couples can choose from a welcome reception, cocktail hour, food stations, or a plated meal. Our experienced culinary team specializes in fresh and sustainably local cuisine, which will create a custom menu just for you. We also offer scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts!

Room Blocks
We have you covered! Our property can accommodate Room Blocks of 5-25 rooms on our luxury property. As a category 7 Hotel, the finest items await you in our Ocean View King rooms the night before and night of the big day!

Groom & Bridal Changing Rooms
Make up, hair spray, bobby pins, ties, cufflinks, boutonnieres - bring it all! Our changing suite is perfect for the Bridal Party to get ready for the big day! Want to add on a Bridal Brunch with a Champagne Bar or a Groom's Lunch with a Beer/Bloody Mary Bar? Again, we have options for you!

Other Services
In addition to hosting your wedding, we'd be more than happy to host your rehearsal dinner in our restaurant, the Pacific’s Edge (40 people maximum). This exciting venue features a 870-square-foot deck, a louvered roof and glass-paneled walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Coast. Other events we would love to host include:

  • Engagement Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Anniversary Party
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Post-Wedding Brunch
  • Welcome Receptions
  • Engagement Photoshoot
  • Proposals
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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?

$6,000

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

$6,000

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?

$3,000

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

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$75

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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar

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

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant
Waterfront

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

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 Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
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
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Audio Equipment
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Valet

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
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Reviews of Hyatt Carmel Highlands

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
75 Reviews
98% recommend it
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The Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn is highly recommended for weddings, with stunning ocean views and a helpful and professional staff. Reviewers praised the venue's gazebo deck as the perfect setting for their ceremonies, and guests were impressed with the delicious food and excellent service. The event team, including Emily, Caroline, Clara, Jessica, Lauren, and Ruffy, received high praise for their organization, communication, and attention to detail. Overall, the venue provided a beautiful and unforgettable experience for couples and their guests.

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The Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn is highly recommended for weddings, with stunning ocean views and a helpful and professional staff. Reviewers praised the venue's gazebo deck as the perfect setting for their ceremonies, and guests were impressed with the delicious food and excellent service. The event team, including Emily, Caroline, Clara, Jessica, Lauren, and Ruffy, received high praise for their organization, communication, and attention to detail. Overall, the venue provided a beautiful and unforgettable experience for couples and their guests.

Tess
Tess S. Sent on 10/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing!

I had set my eyes early on for hosting my wedding at the Hyatt Highlands Inn and when I viewed it in person, I knew it was the one! We literally didn't even go tour the other venues, I was that sure. It had everything we wanted, amazing property and views, outside ceremony, inside reception, what more could you ask for?! :)

Meeting Jessica, Emily, Lauren and Caroline has been an absolute pleasure and they were all so easy to work with and made sure leading up to and on the day of that my wedding was perfect! Thank you for making our wedding day so special and memorable! We definitely could not have done it without you all and we will forever cherish this day!

Love,
The Sheard's
#readytosheardourlivestogether
#cheerstothesheards
Sabrina
Sabrina N. Sent on 10/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The most perfect wedding

We cannot thank the Hyatt Highlands enough for providing the most perfect day for our wedding. Truly everything from the ceremony on the gazebo deck, cocktail hour, dinner in the surf room, dancing, and a team of exceptional coordinators taking care of every need, the event was absolute perfection and we could not be happier. We also stayed in the most gorgeous hotel room next to the pool with an ocean view and enjoyed a lot of time in the hot tub. Our guests said it was the best wedding venue and party they have ever been to and we cannot wait to come back for our anniversary next year.
Caitlin
Caitlin E. Sent on 11/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning venue, amazing support staff

We celebrated our intimate wedding at Hyatt Carmel Highlands in October, and loved every minute of the day. We toured the property in January and immediately knew it was the place for us. Our group was 16 people, and they allow a max of 20. The Gazebo deck could not be any more stunning, I don't think there is a more gorgeous place to get married. Our guests couldn't stop "oohing and ahhing."

You are constantly supported by the Hyatt Carmel event team (3 incredible ladies!) from booking & payment, to planning the day, and coordinating vendors & music on the day-of. We are so grateful for Emily, Caroline, and Clara - thank you for being there for us on our big day. We added on additional passed appetizers and a champagne toast (at additional cost) - the food was delicious and gobbled up immediately! Plenty of gorgeous photo opportunities on-site and in Carmel / Big Sur (attached photos from Tatiana Scher Photography). It truly was the best day, and the venue & vistas are just incredible!
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Team

Emily Plascencia
Emily Plascencia
Events & Sales Manager

Hi Brides & Grooms,

My name is Emily Plascencia & I am the Sales & Events Manager for the beautiful Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn. I will make sure you are stressfree on your special wedding day! A little bit about myself: I was born and raised in Monterey, CA . When I am not running around setting up weddings, I am running around my 3 year old toddler & 7 month old baby girl. I am passionate about events and attention to detail. One of my biggest joys about my job is watching the bride walk down the ailse and when the Groom looks at his soon to be wife. Its the little things..

xoxo

Em

Caroline Malandri-Emmons
Caroline Malandri-Emmons
Sales & Events Coordinator

On a mission to make your dream wedding come true!

Hi, my name is Caroline. I was born and raised in France, which you can probably tell by my accent :)

I am looking forward to working with you in our beautiful Carmel-by-the-Sea with our dedicated team!

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