Hyatt Carmel Highlands

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.8 out of 5.0
For 100 Guests $37k - $41k
Guest capacity 2 to 150
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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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43 Reviews for Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Recommended by 97% of couples


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

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    Carrie T. · Getting married on 03/03/2023

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

    The Perfect Elopement

    Our elopement at Hyatt Highlands at Carmel was perfect! Jessica could not have been more responsive and helpful leading up to our day. The vendors she put us in contact with were phenomenal. The officiant, Brian, and photographer, Heidi, were so warm and kind that they felt like wedding guests and the flower circle arch done by Reina was exactly what I had envisioned. You could not ask for a more stunning setting overlooking the ocean. The day of went smoothly with Emily and Jessica helping with details and making everything so relaxed. We are so grateful to have found this perfect venue for our special day!

    Sent on 03/27/2021

    Hyatt Carmel Highlands's reply:

    Carrie,
    Thank you for the such sweet words and allowing us to be apart of this special day for your family! We are so happy for Sofia & Austin and cannot wait to have them back next year for their anniversary!

    Thank you,
    Jessica Schmidt
    Events & Catering Manager
    Hyatt Residence Club, Highlands Inn
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    Shelbie G. · Getting married on 04/03/2022

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    Perfect elopement

    My husband and I couldn't have found a more peaceful and beautiful place to say "I Do". This location and their staff were so helpful in making sure that we had everything ready. I can not express how thankful we are to have such an amazing location. Lauren, Emily and Jessica were all so incredible about planning the details and making sure that nothing was missed or left out. Even during the midst of COVID they were able to help me have the perfect wedding day.

    Sent on 04/13/2021

    Hyatt Carmel Highlands's reply:

    Shelbie,

    Thank you for your sweet words, we are happy to hear that your day was a dream come true! We look to having you back next year for your year anniversary!

    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 Pricing

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Here's what couples with similar selections spent on this venue:

$37,453 - $41,283
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This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • 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
  • Buffet
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside Cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
  • Linens
  • Barware

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Price Rates

Hyatt Carmel Highlands FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    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?
    Audio Equipment
    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

2 Real Weddings

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands 1
    Proposal Package

    Pop the question, “Will you marry me?” on our Gazebo Deck above the vast ocean, breathing in the fresh air. Create a memorable story at 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, and the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, the Gazebo Deck is the perfect setting to pop the question. The spacious redwood deck is surrounded by lush gardens and cool ocean breezes. With this breathtaking spot, your soon to be fiancé(e) will be talking about the proposal 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 proposal!

    Proposal Package

    • Use of the Gazebo Deck in private for 1 Hour
    • Bouquet of Flowers + petals sprinkled on the Gazebo Deck
    • Photogrpaher to capture the moments
    • Background music to set the mood

    This Package is $1,500 Monday-Thursdays | Weekends $2,000
    Service charge & tax are not included. Our Proposal Package is available to book within 15 days of popping the question.

    Add On’s:

    • Sunset Suite: $800 nightly rate
    • Rose Petals in Hotel Suite: $50 per room

    Please call the Events Department to plan the special day at 831-622-5461. For any further questions or inquiries, please contact Jessica Schmidt, the Sales & Catering Manager.

  • Hyatt Carmel Highlands 2
    Elopement Package

    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”

    Elopement Package:

    • Designed for 2-20 people
    • Use of the Gazebo Deck for 1.5 hours
    • Limited Day-of Coordination to assist with the implementation of event
    • White Folding Chairs & Cocktail Tables with House Linens for your ceremony

    Site Fee Monday-Thursdays starting at $2,000 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: $350 for Elopement Ceremonies
    Photographer: $650 for 1 hour / $1,350 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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Emily Plascencia

Emily Plascencia

Catering & Events Coordinator

Hi Brides & Grooms,

My name is Emily Plascencia & I am the Sales & Events Coordinator for the beautiful Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn. I will be your go to girl when it comes down to the fun wedding details. 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 little 8 month old son. 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

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Lauren Tuck

Lauren Tuck

Sales & Events Assistant

Whether a wedding or anniversary celebration, I am honored to assist wtih the implementation of the big day! It brings me happiness to see others come together to commemorate loved ones and their special events. With every event, I am just as enthusiastic as the last for each one is unique in its own way, and I love seeing our couple's vision come to life!

When I'm not helping fluff a brides dress you can find me horseback riding, rain or shine!

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