La Playa Carmel

Camino Real at 8th Avenue, Carmel by the Sea, CA 93921 Map · Phone number
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About La Playa Carmel

Once a luxurious mansion built in 1905 by artist, Christian Jorgensen for his wife, Angela Ghirardelli, La Playa Carmel has been known as the "Grande Dame of Carmel" for over 100 years.

La Playa's residential ambiance in the charming village of Carmel-by-the-Sea has a beautiful English garden feel with outside courtyards and patios featuring over 600 varieties of flowers and herbs blooming throughout the year. The indoor Pacific Room with its adjoining outdoor covered patio can accommodate up to 150 people for a banquet or welcome reception. The property is only 2 blocks to the beautiful white sands of Carmel Beach and 4 blocks to the picturesque center of Carmel village with its boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and 17 wine tasting rooms.

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11 Reviews for La Playa Carmel

Recommended by 90% of couples


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 4.4
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    Allison Elliott · Married on 11/11/2018

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lovely experience!

    La Playas customer service is excellent! Every single staff member was wonderful and very personalble! A special thanks to Fallon for her wonderful planning and Brian at the bar who was just so sweet and provided excellent service! I would highly recommend La Playa for a wedding venue! Food was excellent as well.

    Sent on 11/12/2018

    La Playa Carmel's reply:

    A & J -
    On behalf of our entire team, let me first congratulate you on your Big Day!
    Thank you both so much for your kind words - you both were such a pleasure to work with. Being able to witness your very special moments was a true joy - what a stunning and lovely family you have!
    Thank you again - and cheers to happily ever after!
    We look forward to welcoming you back to La Playa Carmel in the very near future.
    Big hugs and best wishes,
    -F
    La Playa Carmel
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    Erin · Married on 11/16/2013

    5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0
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      5.0

    We stayed at La Playa for our wedding and were married at the beach. The staff were all very helpful, kind, warm and professional. They were all quick to congratulate us on our wedding, sent us two bottles of free champagne with a personal note of congratulations, called us a cab and arranged deliveries of flowers, dinner reservations and helped our photographer set up for some shots in the gardens. Would definitely highly recommend staying there and marrying there. Very romantic hotel with gorgeous views and an awesome free brunch buffet too. :)

    Sent on 11/21/2013
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    Katie · Married on 10/05/2013

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
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      5.0
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    La Playa is a BEAUTIFUL venue. The wedding day was perfect, and we were told by countless guests that our wedding was the best wedding they'd ever been to. The understated elegance of the property goes such a long way, and the staff goes above and beyond in a bed and breakfast type of manner, to really make guests feel welcome and important. The food was amazing, we go so many compliments on that, and everything really went perfectly. I will say, La Playa has recently been purchased and with that change in management there have definitely been some growing pains, plus some push-back from the locals. Also, the first wedding planner we worked with (Samantha) was not very responsive or easy to deal with. She ended up leaving and the replacement that they brought in from another property - Chelsea - was amazing!!! She was so easy to work with, super responsive (to countless emails with lists upon lists of questions), creative thinker, and pulled the whole thing off beautifully! The staff at La Playa knows what they are doing and they know how to throw a party, we ran out of 4 cases of my favorite chardonnoay in the first couple hours, but the staff made sure to save a bottle just for me, and my glass was always full when needed. There was also a bottle of champagne in our room upon check in, and when we went to our room for a few minutes alone (HIGHLY RECOMMEND) after the ceremony during cocktail hour, they'd put a bottle of Rombauer and a platter of the passed apps in our room for us to get some food in our stomachs before we started making the roudns. Those special touches are really important and don't go unnoticed. Our guests were also really complimentary on the breakfast, it is delicious! The place is so beautiful, you must check it out, posted pictures do not do it justice! Get married at La Playa - you will not be disappointed!!

    Sent on 01/28/2014

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La Playa Carmel 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? $ 600.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 600.00
  • 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? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 150
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 5
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 4
  • Describe your venue: Historic Building, Hotel
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What event items are available? Chairs, Dance Floor, Lighting, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, July, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements

  • Denise Adkins Weddings
    Denise Adkins Weddings Wedding Officiants

    beautiful place. cant wait until it reopens

  • Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination
    Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination Wedding Planners

    For a touch of the Mediterranean without the airfare, visit La Playa Hotel. Richard and Megan are a pleasure to work with and the hotel staff are very accommodating. All of my brides have always enjoyed their wedding day at La Playa and I always enjoy watching my couples and their families soak in all that La Playa has to offer. Patty Speirs, Executive Coordinator Every Last Detail Wedding & Event Coordination www.eldweddings.com

  • Fleurish Floral Designs
    Fleurish Floral Designs Wedding Florists

    The La Playa hotel is one of my favorite venues. The location is historic and quaint with beautiful gardens and personal service. The staff is always helpful and friendly. If you are looking for a romantic garden setting for your wedding, make sure you talk to the La Playa hotel

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  • Camino Real at 8th Avenue Carmel by the Sea, CA, 93921 See on map
    8316246476 (Phone number)

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