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Monterey Dance & Event Center

Monterey, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
4.8 out of 5 rating
36 reviews

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Monterey Dance & Event Center is a wedding and event venue in Monterey, California. Mainly used as a dance studio, this facility features an elegant ballroom that any couple can transform into their dream setting. The attentive staff, rustic surroundings, and various packages work to give soon-to-be-weds an unforgettable start to their marriage.

Facilities and Capacity

First founded in 1985, the team at Monterey Dance & Event Center's main goal was to share the beauty of dance with guests of all ages. Their space is now open for nearlyweds to enjoy their romantic event in style. Up to 150 guests can be seated inside their main ballroom, which features a cathedral ceiling and vintage chandeliers adding a romantic touch. Plush couch seating lines the walls for guests to have a comfortable break from the dance floor. An elevated stage is also present for altars, sweetheart tables, or live bands. Parking is available onsite, with wheelchair accessibility to accommodate all arriving guests.

Services Offered

Soon-to-be-weds will have a variety of packages to choose from to best suit their needs and wants. The venue's event planner works closely with each couple to help them achieve their vision. The team will handle setup and cleanup before and after a couple's big day to give them peace of mind. Chairs, tables, a ceremony arch, and a dance floor will be provided and arranged into any formation you prefer. You will be welcome to select any vendors you want, from your photographer to your caterers, to match your vision. Monterey Dance & Event Center can also host prenuptial events, including engagement parties, wedding showers, and rehearsal dinners.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

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?

$3,950

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

$2,500

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?

$900

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

$900

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

One

Describe your venue:

Ballroom

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

January
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What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
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Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Jennifer B. Married on 05/02/2022
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    Wow....Happy Bride Here!!

    Wow just wow. Happy bride here. From the venue allowing you to bring in your own drinks, bartenders, caterers but they supply with fee DJ, chairs, tables, linens and seating chart maps you can have the most elegant wedding on a beer budget. The venue backdrop had high archways and chandeliers with up-lighting and disco ball, I saved so much money NOT having decorations (no flowers). Such a cool thing, the venue changes colors throughout the night. We started with gold lighting during dinner and changed to a soft blue for dancing. I saw my guests pictures posted on fb and every square inch of this venue is beautiful from the dance floor, bar area, bathrooms and bridal suite from the floors to the archways. My nieces were always in the bridal suite because it’s so cute and feminine. The dance floor is amazing and the venue helps coordinate your first dance song…no boring spinning around and around, but a dance that showcases every inch of your bridal dress.
    Let’s not forget about the location, the real star of this venue!! The location, right across the street from the Monterey mall with Whole Foods and Rite Aid. There are 5 hotels within 2 blocks of the venue. Feel free about letting your guests drink alcohol all night long because they can walk back to their hotel rooms. I hired Michell as the wedding coordinator through the venue. Such a reasonable rate. She is worth three times the amount she charged and answered every question, phone call and email within hours. Michell even booked the salon for my wedding party’s hair next door to the venue when I forgot.
    The groom and I paid for our own wedding and we were on a tight budget. Since we brought in our own food, drinks and decorations, it became an affordable wedding with happy guests.

    Monterey Dance & Event Center's reply:

    Thank you very much Jennifer. You are amazing to work with. You planned out your own wedding with class & style. My team & I enjoyed tremendously to take part in at your wedding. We wish you & Derek with all the best ! Sincerely, Michell
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    Grace S. Married on 05/02/2022
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    Jennifer & Derek's Wedding Review

    On Feb 29th my dear Niece and Her fiancé tied the knot at Monterey Dance & Event Center. It was a wonderful experience from arrival appetizers and prelim cocktails to The beautiful wedding and extraordinary reception with DJ music and photo booth and lots of area to mingle. It was beautifully organized and everyone had such a great time dancing and mingling and eating. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. I would highly recommend Monterey Dance and Event Center, it was classy, fun and very professionally done without pretentiousness. Well Done!

    Monterey Dance & Event Center's reply:

    Thank you very much Grace for your kind words. It was truly a great party, everyone had a wonderful time, including myself.
    Sincerely, Michell
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    Antonette C. Married on 05/02/2022
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    Style & Elegance

    My niece Jennifer Beals and her husband to be Derek recently held their wedding and reception at he Monterey Dance & Event Center. We were pleasantly surprised with how perfectly this venue lent itself for both events. The wedding set up, platform and lighted arch trellis was beautiful. Seating for the wedding ceremony was comfortable and ample. All done in elegant creamy hews. Parking was readily available as well for all the guests. Everyone congregated in the foyer with hors d'oeuvres adjacent to the bar area while the seating was quickly rearranged for the reception. Again, the décor and seating perfectly accommodated everyone with ample room for the dance celebration. Both bride and groom appeared to thoroughly enjoy their special evening with family and friends.

    Thank you Monterey Dance & Event Center for a wonderful wedding and celebration experience!

    Monterey Dance & Event Center's reply:

    Dear Antonette, I thank you very much for your kind words, and gladly to know that our service was pleasing to you and your experience with us was great. Sincerely, Michell & the team
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Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner

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Intimate Wedding Package on sale now starting at $2,500. An Elegant & Affordable ! Visit our website for more information at www.montereydance.com/wedding

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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Live Free Photography Live Free Photography Wedding Photographers

Stunning venue! We are head over heels for the Monterey Dance center! Beautiful location and wonderful vibes. Certainly recommend to any bride seeking the best for her special day!

Your Maitre d' Limousine Your Maitre d' Limousine Wedding Limos

A great place for fun and family.

Steve Ezzo Entertainment Steve Ezzo Entertainment Wedding DJs

We have been students of the Monterey Peninsula Dance Studio for five years and we love the private lessons, group lessons, dance parties, and the friendships we have developed with other students. MPDS does an excellent job of helping brides and grooms and also brides and their fathers with choreography for their special wedding dances. I highly recommend this vendor! Ann & Steve Ezzo, Steve Ezzo Entertainment

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71 Soledad Drive Monterey, CA, 93940
8312933000
831-293-3001

1:00-6:00pm Monday to Friday Weekends by appointment
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Monterey Dance & Event Center frequently asked questions

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Monterey Dance & Event Center for wedding events is known for:
  • Ballroom

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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

Monterey Dance & Event Center currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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