Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

400 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a waterfront wedding venue located in Monterey, California. They offer both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception, with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. They're situated right on the famous Cannery Row, within walking distance to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa can't wait to make your special day everything you dreamed it to be.

Facilities and Capacity

  • Couples can accommodate up to 250 guests at this luxurious hotel. Their diverse settings include:
  • Lower Terrace - a gorgeous outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour venue. You can say your “I do’s” with Monterey Bay as your backdrop, after you descend their dramatic staircase.
  • Upper Plaza - features a romantic trellis and panoramic views of the bay. It’s the perfect site for either your ceremony or reception.
  • Ocean Club - an intimate indoor venue perfect for small receptions. It boasts a cozy fireplace and beautiful balcony.
  • Monterey Bay Room - features gorgeous ocean views and plenty of space for dinner and dancing.
  • Dolphins Ballroom - boasts amazing views of their dolphins fountain and Monterey Bay. The room is filled with a gold, aqua and deep marine blue and green color palette.
  • Cypress Ballroom - features Brazilian teak wood, ornate chandeliers and hand-painted murals. It’s perfect for a grand, formal affair.

Services Offered

This award-winning hotel prides themselves on their attention to detail, thoughtful touches and superb service. They offer experienced wedding planners to assist you throughout your planning process, and to bring your unique vision to life. Setup and cleanup is included with their rental fee, along with tables and chairs. Your guests will enjoy valet parking, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Additional services include:

  • In-house caterer
  • In-house bar
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Flatware
  • Barware
  • Linens
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Outside vendors
  • Lighting and sound
  • Event rentals
  • Cake cutting

Accommodation

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers multiple guest rooms and luxury suites for you and your loved ones to stay in. Each room features custom crown molding, drapes, carpets and artwork. Your guests will enjoy air conditioned accommodations, flat screen TVs, microfiber beds and spacious bathrooms. Depending on the suite, you'll enjoy a gorgeous fireplace, wet bar and refrigerator or private ocean-view balcony. Your family and friends will have access to their spa and fitness center, stunning sundeck with two whirlpool spa tubs and multiple on-site dining options.




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A vision in white
A vision in white
Breathtaking lower terrace overlooks the majestic monterey bay
Breathtaking lower terrace overlooks the majestic monterey bay
Dolphins ballroom offers elegant seating and stunning views of monterey bay
Dolphins ballroom offers elegant seating and stunning views of monterey bay
Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property within monterey bay’s cannery row, monterey...
Perched dramatically on historic beachfront property within monterey bay’s cannery row, monterey...
Live-action stations create unforgettable dining experiences!
Live-action stations create unforgettable dining experiences!
Cypress Ballroom is perfect for larger weddings, while maintaining at intimate setting! The space...
Cypress Ballroom is perfect for larger weddings, while maintaining at intimate setting! The space...
An incredible bar-set up, perfectly prepared for cocktail hour over monterey bay!
An incredible bar-set up, perfectly prepared for cocktail hour over monterey bay!
A guestroom overlooking the iconic monterey bay harbor
A guestroom overlooking the iconic monterey bay harbor
Our vista blue spa sundeck, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation before the big day!
Our vista blue spa sundeck, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation before the big day!
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The hotel at night
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Refreshing details
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A luxurious scene
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Aerial view
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The blue sea
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A vision in white
A vision in white
Breathtaking lower terrace overlooks the majestic monterey bay
Breathtaking lower terrace overlooks the majestic monterey bay
Dolphins ballroom offers elegant seating and stunning views of monterey bay
Dolphins ballroom offers elegant seating and stunning views of monterey bay

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38 Reviews for Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7

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  • Gina

    Gina · Married on 09/22/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Perfect Wedding!

    We met with Caitlin Michaels, coordinator, before booking the Plaza. She was able to walk us through what it would be like to have our wedding there. She worked with us to find the perfect wedding day that would match up with the church where we ended up getting married.

    Caitlin was very responsible through the wedding planning process. We enjoyed experience with the preferred vendors: Mike Danen Photography, Sarah Pink for flowers, Freedom Bakery and Confections, and Belmont Entertainment.

    Caitlin made the food tasting/linen section process very easy. A few months before the wedding, we met and did all the tastings. Everything was delicious! I wanted to switch out a vegetable, and we were able to do that.

    On the wedding day everything was executed perfectly. Caitlin set up all of our decorations, including the guestbook table, guest setting table, and put our favors. We had our cocktail party outside facing the ocean. It was beautiful and our guests enjoyed the hors d'oeuvre. Caitlin helped get everything into the reception room, the Monterey Bay Room.

    The food was delicious!! We went with steak or salmon. Caitlin came to check on us to make sure everything was perfect, which we appreciated.

    Overall, we enjoyed our experience. We had shopped at other reception venue locations in Monterey and we felt the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa had the best value for the money. There were no hidden costs at the end, and we felt that we were treated well.

  • K

    Kathy · Married on 06/24/2017

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had a wonderful wedding for my daughter here this past June. Everyone at the hotel was very professional and helpful. Special thanks to Caitlin Michaels for all of her help from day one and thru the wedding day!! To Thais who always kept me updated on everyone's reservations and to Victor who was the day of set up person. His ideas and helpfulness was invaluable! Special thanks to the bell hops, they moved lots of flowers and decorations around the hotel for me!

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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa 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? $ 850.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 850.00
  • 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? $ 2,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 2,000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, China, Clean Up, Event Planning, Flatware, Glassware, Lighting/Sound, Linens, 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? $ 32.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Champagne Toast, House Liquor, House Wine
  • Describe your venue: Ballroom, Hotel, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Accommodations, Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • 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 Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Aisle Runners, Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Valet
  • What months are included in your peak season? April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, November, December

Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements

  • Couture Occasions Events
    Couture Occasions Events Wedding Planners

    Alexis at Monterey Spa & Hotel is a true professional! Thoughtful & kind she exemplifies the spirit of this amazing & beautiful hotel. A wonderful location for weddings, conferences and romance alike <3

  • A Sparkling Event
    A Sparkling Event Wedding Planners

    This is one of my favorite locations in Monterey with ocean views. Alexis and her team are efficient, organized and accommodating. Their catering team executes your dinner flawlessly. I love being a part of their events and highly recommend them for your wedding day.

  • Sound In Motion Entertainment Group
    Sound In Motion Entertainment Group Wedding DJs

    We have been a part of over 150 weddings at The Monterey Plaza Hotel. It's impressive to witness the consistently high quality service they provide. It starts when you first meet Alexis Davis who books the weddings there. She fully understands what it takes to make a wedding day memorable. The staff at The Plaza is on target when it comes to service and making sure things are being done in a timely mannner at the ceremony and reception. Did I mention the view? Wow! Absolutely fantastic! If you're planning a Monterey area wedding - This venue is a great option.

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  • 400 Cannery Row Monterey, California, CA 93940 See on map
    831-219-4946 (Phone number)

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