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
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:
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.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Lauren · Married on 07/28/2018
My husband and I got married at the Monterey Hotel & Spa this last July and the best word to describe or experience from the beginning of plan to final dance on our special day is perfect. To start with, my husband and I live in Portland, OR so we were doing all of our wedding planning from out of state and the wedding coordinator we worked with, Caitlin, was amazing in terms of planning and coordinating under these circumstances. Nothing felt stressful and communication was quick, straight forward, and informative. Caitlin made sure that all of our little details were taken into account, there weren't much but some of our guests have Celiac and others intense food allergies and she made it seem like this was no trouble in arranging the appropriate dishes for them (and not one person had a bad experience!). And in the same vein when talking about the food, the food was AMAZING. All of our guests enjoyed the three course spread and the hors d'oeuvres during cocktail hour. My husband and I were worried about not being able to enjoy any of the hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour because we would be taking pictures, but Caitlin made sure to make note that we got a tray of them to enjoy afterwards.
While we worked with Caitlin during all of the planning, the day of our wedding we had Alexis seeing to it that everything Caitlin had coordinated and prepared for us went smoothly. Like Caitlin, Alexis was an absolute delight to work with and made the whole ceremony seem seamless and the reception afterwards grand.
I could go on and on singing the praises of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa as well as their amazing staff from the coordinators, to the servers, but I'll leave this review with a few . If you want to feel worry-free, have your vision respected and supported, and loved by your venue on your special day, whether you live locally or from out of state, the Monterey Plaza is where you want to hold your wedding.
Gina · Married on 09/22/2018
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.
Kathy · Married on 06/24/2017
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!
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
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.
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.