Hyatt Carmel Highlands

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Hyatt Carmel Highlands

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, California Market at Pacific’s Edge. We pride ourselves on making couples’ dreams come true for the last 102 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 gazebo 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
Our full-service venue offers each couple a venue day of coordinator to assist with your planning process. We are here to help design, coordinate, and bring your unique vision to life:

  • Event Time includes 5.5 hours (including ceremony)
  • Set Up & Tear Down of event (breakdown of personal items or vendor items are independent)
  • Complimentary Ceremony Rehearsals (based on availability)
  • White Folding Chairs provided for Gazebo Ceremony
  • Tables, Chairs, Floor Length Linens & Napkins included
  • For your Reception, Flatware, Glassware and Stemware are provided
  • Individual Menus published for each guests’ place setting
  • Two outdoor heaters provided on the Gazebo during Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
  • Venue Coordinator to execute the Ceremony & Reception
  • Complimentary stay for the Newlyweds, night of the wedding ($10,000 catering minimum)
  • Complimentary Wedding Menu Tasting for Two ($10,000 catering minimum)
  • Additional Event Time available at $500 per hour, evening functions must conclude by 11pm

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! With no minimum night stay, 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 suites can include the Point Lobus Suite & Big Sur Suite which are 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, California Market at Pacific’s Edge. 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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34 Reviews for Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Recommended by 98% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.9

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  • Fanny

    Fanny Khieu · Getting married on 03/06/2022

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Our Amazing Wedding at Carmel Highlands Inn

    After covid-19 had completely disrupted our original June wedding plans and with so much up in the air for when large groups would be allowed to gather again, we started looking for venues to host an elopement-style wedding but still make our wedding day one to remember forever.

    Enter Carmel Highlands Inn and their incredible events team. We primarily worked with Jessica, their events and catering manager, and throughout the entire process, she was understanding, flexible, and professional. Because of the pandemic, our new wedding was constantly in a state of flux, yet Jessica was willing to work with us through the back and forth and design a package that was perfect for our needs. Leading up to the wedding, she worked with our vendors to make sure everything was in place for our big day and constantly checked in on us to make sure we were set. However, probably the most impressive thing was on the actual day of our wedding - we were amazed at how she single-handedly pulled everything together and took care of any worries we had. Every single detail - from the beautiful ocean-side overlook to even the lemonade and the chimichurri skirt steak hors d'oeuvres, which our guests were absolutely loving - were perfect. Looking back, Jessica and the Carmel Highlands Inn team were a huge reason why our wedding day worked out so well under such crazy circumstances, and we'd 100% recommend reaching out to them if you're also either (a) planning a wedding during these hard times, or (b) reading this after everything has passed, in which case we can't even imagine the possibilities Jessica and her team can create for your wedding.

    Sent on 08/02/2020

    Hyatt Carmel Highlands's reply:

    Fanny & Kevin,
    Thank you for the sweet & kind words! The events team and I were blessed to have created such a beautiful & romantic day for you two! COVID couldn't stop your day & the love you two share!

    XOXO
    Jessica Schmidt
    Events & Catering Manager

    Hyatt Residence Club, Highlands Inn
    T +1.831.622.5461 M +1.831.250.3011
    120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
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  • Jackelyn

    Jackelyn Pacheco · Married on 10/22/2020

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    Beautiful intimate venue

    Wow! Where do I begin. Lauren and Jessica were amazing on our wedding day and all the days leading up to it. They were super responsive and able to answer all the questions we had. Due to covid this was my third attempt at planning my wedding and we decided on this intimate “elopement” site. Due to Covid, of course we still had some last minute changes but Jessica and Lauren were still so accommodating and gave us great suggestions. We ended up taking pictures all morning along the Big Sur coast and then after the ceremony we had a beautiful intimate dinner in close by downtown Carmel. Let me just say that this venues view is incredible and makes everything worth it!! Even though it was a bit overcast, we still had the incredible overlook view which I’ve always dreamed about. This venue is definitely a great choice for an intimate wedding or elopement. I’d definitely recommend and trust that this team will make your day beautiful

    Sent on 11/17/2020

    Hyatt Carmel Highlands's reply:

    Awww thank Jackelyn for the sweet words! Lauren and I had such a great time with you two and your whole family! Your mini In N Out Photoshoot was adorable and creative! We wish you all the best and can't wait to have you and Kamren back for your year anniversary!

    Thank you,
    Jessica Schmidt
    Events & Catering Manager

    Hyatt Residence Club, Highlands Inn
    T +1.831.622.5461 M +1.831.250.3011
    120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923
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Hyatt Carmel Highlands FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 5000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3000
  • 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?
    $ 3000
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 2000
  • 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?
    $ 62
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Open Bar
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    2
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Restaurant
    Waterfront
  • 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
    All Inclusive Packages
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Preferred Vendors Only
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    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?
    Chairs
    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

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    Elopement Package 2-20ppl

    Envision saying your vows above the vast ocean, breathing in the fresh air, as you say “I do” on our seaside Gazebo Deck. Create a memorable elopement at Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn, and celebrate your special moment surrounded by a truly picturesque setting.

    Perched high above the rocky cliffs of the Big Sur coast with an expansive view of the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the Gazebo Deck is the perfect setting for your intimate elopement ceremony. The Gazebo’s spacious redwood deck is surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes. With this breathtaking spot, your guests will be talking about their memories of your elopement for years to come.

    We take pride in handling the details so you can spend time on what’s most important – creating memories in a magnificent and romantic environment. We love making every couple’s special day unique in its own way. Therefore, we have also partnered with our finest vendors to offer the best of service to help bring your dream to life! The Highlands Inn would be honored to host your special day and be with you on the start of your happily ever after.

    Our Elopement Packages are available to book within 60 days of saying “I DO”

    Designed for 2-20 people, this package includes:

    • Use of the space up to 1.5 hours
    • Wedding Changing Room (Make Up, Hair & First Look)
    • White Folding Chairs & Highboy Tables for your ceremony

    Site Fee Monday-Thursdays starting at $1,500 and is limited to 1.5 hours of event time

    Site Fee on the Weekends are $3,000. Service charge & tax are not included.

    Add On:
    Officiant: $300 for Elopement Ceremonies
    Photographer: $650 for 1 hour / $1,200 for 2 hours
    Florals: $500 Package: you choose bouquet, boutonniere or other floral decorations

    Virtual or In-Person Tours are available by appointment only. Please call to schedule your tour with our Events Department at 831-622-5461. For any further questions or inquiries, please contact Jessica Schmidt, the Sales & Catering Manager.

Team of Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Jessica  Schmidt

Jessica Schmidt

Events & Catering Manager

Hi lovebirds!

My name is Jessica Schmidt, and I am your Events Planner for the Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn! Our highly sought-after property can accommodate a variety of experiences, including your wedding day and with our gorgeous coastline views, it is the perfect backdrop to say “I Do” at. As your planner, I love creating experiences, including your Rehearsal Dinner, Post Wedding Brunch, Birthdays or Anniversary Dinners! The team and I are very creative and have a plethora of resources as we work for you to create your dream day. A little inside scoop about me: I am obsessed over my fur baby, I enjoy cheese & wine for dinner sometimes, if I can’t sleep I watch wedding videos and love beach walks with friends! I stay active in the community which includes sitting on the board of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce to serve our local businesses.

I hope I get to plan your big day soon!

xoxox

Jessica

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