Weddings

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Monterey, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.2 out of 5
   3 reviews
Up to 1,000 guests

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Up to 1,000 guests

Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a wedding venue located in Monterey, California. With outdoor and indoor event spaces perfect for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and even bridal showers.
Facilities and Capacity

Monterey County Fair & Event Center has several options to consider for your wedding; choices include the Salinas, King City, Monterey, and Seaside rooms with capacities of 300 and up. We also have beautifully manicured lawn spaces for up to 1,000 guests. The center provides both indoor and outdoor settings for weddings. The banquet halls are a blank slate for receptions; make it your own and match it to your wedding palette.

Services Offered

Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers event rentals to clients, such as tables, chairs, stages and more. We offer a preferred catering list and bar services. Couples considering specific onsite event spaces may check out the floor plan and/or schedule a tour of the facility.

Accommodations

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center has an onsite RV park. For anyone who wants to stay over in their RV and camp, the center is close to many of Monterey’s attractions, such as restaurants and stores.

History

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center has held events for over 75 years! Home of the Annual Monterey County Fair, Monterey Jazz Festival, California Roots Music Festival, Artichoke Festival, Blues Festival and more.

Location

The Monterey County Fair & Event Center sits on 22 Oak studded acres in the heart of Monterey. Minutes away from the Monterey Airport, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Fisherman's Wharf, there is something for everyone at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center!

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?

$2,831

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

$2,385

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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Clean Up
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?

$6

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

1000

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

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall

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

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Dance Floor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
Rated
4.2
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Recommended by 85% of couples
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    Rating 4 out of 5
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    J Married on 07/07/2017
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    I recently had my wedding reception in the Seaside Room and it was absolutely amazing. A beautiful new building with such cute décor/design, clean carpets, a kitchen and very comfortable chairs (which is a bonus). I would recommend this room to anyone who asked. The staff was helpful and easy to talk to and the price was just right.
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    Crystal Married on 07/14/2012
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    I loved the venue the size is great and the employees are very helpful. I was so satisfied with all the end result that I enjoyed my event her to the fullest. The green grass was so beautiful good for pictures.
  • User1105075 2+ years ago
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    Over all the Fairgrounds was OK. But It would not be the first place for me to have my wedding at, but back in my days it was the only place we could afford. If it wasn't because of our caterer that made it work it would have been a nightmare. But it s a large place and the possibilities are endless. Good Luck!

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Holiday-season discounts

Special holiday prices currently are available, including a $299 rate to book the Monterey Room or Seaside Room between December 6-12.

  • The Monterey Room (max. occupancy: 1,000; seating capacity: 400) features a carpeted space with a permanent dance floor, a PA system, commercial kitchen, and built-in bar.
  • The Seaside Room (seating capacity: 300) is an intimate, non-carpeted setting, with tall, vaulted ceilings, a PA system, electrical drop boxes, kitchen, and built-in bar.

In addition, any booking made by Dec. 15 for a date in the first quarter of 2022 will receive a 20 percent discount on 2021 rates. Rates go up on January 1.

Pricing

Monterey County Fair & Event Center Price Rates

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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The Event centers at the Fairgrounds are the best deal in town. Perfect blank slates for anyone to style to their heart's content! And, imagine string lighting in the oaks outside with a fire pit, Scotch and cigars! This is a wonderful option for larger weddings and corporate events.

Map

2004 Fairground Road Monterey, CA, 93940
8313725863

Monday through Friday 9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM
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Monterey County Fair & Event Center frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Monterey County Fair & Event Center?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Monterey County Fair & Event Center, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Monterey County Fair & Event Center, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Monterey County Fair & Event Center includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of Monterey County Fair & Event Center in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Monterey County Fair & Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Monterey County Fair & Event Center for wedding events?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Monterey County Fair & Event Center offer?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Monterey County Fair & Event Center offer for wedding events?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Monterey County Fair & Event Center have available for wedding events?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Monterey County Fair & Event Center and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center is recommended by 66% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.7 in value, 4.5 in quality of service, 4.2 in average response time, 4 in flexibility and 3.8 in professionalism.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Monterey County Fair & Event Center offer?

Monterey County Fair & Event Center currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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