Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming wedding venue in the heart of Carmel by the Sea, California. This Italian restaurant is nestled within the historic 100-year-old Pine Inn that provides a generous amount of nostalgic charm to your big day.
Facilities and Capacity
II Fornaio Cucina Italiana Carmel-by-the-Sea offers three areas at the restaurant, both indoor and outdoor, to hold your event. Couples can choose to host their event in the Sun Room, which is tucked away from the main restaurant. The Sun Room includes two walls filled with multi-paned windows that overlook the beautiful gardens. This bright, intimate space creates a cozy feel for your event. The second space is a larger Ocean Avenue Room filled with open beams and a wooden ceiling. This room also includes large windows that provide lots of natural light. Couples can also choose to use the outdoor Piazza, which is surrounding by pine trees, seasonal blooms, and an ocean view. The Piazza and Ocean Avenue Room each hold 70 seated guests, and combined can fit up to 100 seated guests. Additional rooms can accommodate 30 to 130 seated or 50 to 200 standing indoors. In total, the restaurant can host up to 250 people seated and 350 people standing.
This venue is ready to host your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. An on-site event coordinator works with each couple to ensure the event and day run smoothly. They provide on-site bar and catering services for convenience, as well as all tables, chairs, linens, china, and glassware.
II Fornaio creates authentic Italian fare as well as American, French, and local dishes for your big day. Professional chefs will work with each couple to create a custom and delicious menu fit for your wedding event style. All food will be prepared and created on-site and the food not only tastes delicious but couples will be wowed when they see the artistic presentation of each item.
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