Monterey County Fair & Event Center

2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA 93940 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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4.2 out of 5.0
Guest capacity 10 to 1,000
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About Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a wedding venue in Monterey, California. Consider the outdoor and indoor event spaces here for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and even bridal showers.

Facilities and Capacity

Monterey County Fair & Event Center has five different locations to consider for your wedding; choices include the Salinas, King City, Monterey, and Seaside rooms along with manicured lawn spaces for 50-1,000 guests. The center provides both indoor and outdoor settings for weddings. The banquet hall area is a nice blank slate for receptions; dress up the place with your themed decorations and colored accent pieces matching the 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 and Arts 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!

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3 Reviews for Monterey County Fair & Event Center

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 3.8
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.2
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    Crystal · Married on 07/14/2012

    4.6
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      4.0
    • Professionalism:
      4.5

    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.

    Sent on 08/06/2012
  • User3117856 · 2+ years ago

    3.2
    • Quality of service:
      3.5
    • Responsiveness:
      2.5
    • Value:
      4.5
    • Flexibility:
      3.5
    • Professionalism:
      2.0

    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!

    Sent on 03/07/2013

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Monterey County Fair & Event Center 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? $ 2,831.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,385.00
  • 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? $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 6.00
  • 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

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1 Endorsement

  • Grapes of Wrath
    Grapes of Wrath Wedding Caterers

    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.

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  • 2004 Fairground Road Monterey, CA, 93940 See on map
    831-216-0095 (Phone number)
    Monday through Friday 9 AM - 12 PM & 1 PM - 5 PM

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