Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 Map · Phone number
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About Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

The Portola Hotel & Spa is a full-service hotel and wedding venue located in Monterey, California. Here, you can find numerous event spaces inspired by the coast, a range of budget options, and creative menus highlighting local, fresh cuisine. Couples booking their event at this venue are guaranteed an experience that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Facilities and Capacity

This hotel has nine event spaces and offers indoor and outdoor wedding settings for celebrations of varying sizes, from private parties to lavish affairs. With delicate lighting creating a romantic, intimate ambiance, the historic Memory Garden is ideal for wedding ceremonies. Couples saying their vows here can host up to 200 guests. Later, you and your loved ones can make your way to one of the sophisticated ballrooms to socialize, dine, and dance the night away. The Bonsai Ballroom works well for smaller gatherings, with space for up to 100 guests, while the De Anza Ballroom can seat up to 650. Custom staging and dance floors are available to further personalize your special day.

Services Offered

The Portola Hotel & Spa is able to accommodate a wide variety of wedding-related events, including engagement parties, elopements, rehearsal dinners, ceremonies, and receptions. This venue’s wedding professionals can arrange events of all sizes, scopes, and budgets. To assist in making your day truly unforgettable, they also have the following wedding services available:

  • Event rentals
  • Getting ready rooms
  • Liability insurance
  • Lighting/sound
  • Outside vendors
  • Parking and valet
  • Pet-friendly areas
  • Setup and cleanup
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi

Cuisine

When holding your big day here, you and your guests can enjoy delectable American-style cuisine for your wedding meal. Numerous catering services, such as buffets, cocktail receptions, family-style service, hors d’oeuvres, plated service, stations, and others, are all at your disposal. The venue also provides an extensive array of bar services:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash or open bar
  • Champagne toast
  • House beer, liquor, and wine
  • Premium liquor
  • Signature drink
  • Specialty beer and wine

Accommodation

After the excitement of your reception has wound down, you can head to the Portola Hotel & Spa’s guest rooms and suites for rest and relaxation. The wedding couple is gifted a complimentary stay in the hotel for the night of the reception. Guest rooms feature hypoallergenic bedding, organic bath amenities, a refrigerator, a 42-inch flat-screen TV, makeup mirrors, pressed linens, and more. Guests of the hotel also have access to many on-site facilities, such as a spa, four dining experiences, including a craft brewery and Peet's Coffee, and more.

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4 Reviews for Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

Recommended by 85% of couples


4.2 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.4
  • Professionalism 4.4
  • Flexibility 4.4
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 4.0
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  • User4025902 · 2+ years ago

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

    We blocked out 20 rooms for a wedding party at The Portola Hotel & Spa, and had the best time ever. They completely exceeded our expectations in every way. From the beginning of the process to our guests arriving, the entire staff was great. Beyond the great service, the hotel is perfect in every way. It is close to all attractions in Monterey. You are directly across from the wharf. Almost all our guests had a view of the ocean. Plus the beds are extremely comfortable. We found the rooms to be spacious and quiet.

    In addition, the spa is first class. We've been all over the world and can honestly say that the spa at Portola Hotel is one of the best we've experienced. We had several massages, facials, mani-pedi and all were top-notch.

    We can't say enough good things about this hotel, all of our guests loved their stay and keep talking about how perfect it was. We'd highly recommend booking for a personal stay or large group - you can't go wrong! They impressed us two New Yorkers...that's saying a lot!

    Sent on 08/20/2014

    Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Portola Hotel & Spa on Wedding Wire! We were thrilled to hear that your entire experience from the service to the spa was all great.

    We hope married life is bliss and we have an opportunity to welcome you back to Monterey soon.

    Sincerely,
    The Portola Hotel & Spa Management Team
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    Nicole · Married on 09/18/2010

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

    Monterey is my and my husbands favorite place! We have always wanted to be married there. The Portola Hotel made that happen beautifully! We go back every year to celebrate our anniversary!

    Sent on 12/22/2013

    Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Wedding Wire! Monterey is a beautiful place and we were delighted to hear you choose to stay at the Portola Hotel & Spa during your celebration.

    We look forward to welcoming you back for your future Monterey Wedding Anniversaries!

    Sincerely,
    The Portola Hotel & Spa Management Team

  • Nicole

    Nicole · Married on 08/31/2014

    4.8
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      4.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    We had the pleasure of working with Jennifer for hair and Makayla for hair and make-up. When the girl who was supposed to do make-up did not show up, Makayla jumped in to do make up and Jennifer added girls to her schedule for hair to help out and make sure we were all ready and looking and feeling beautiful! Jennifer was very patient and creative during the hair trial and both girls were lovely to my bridal party! They were fantastic!

    Sent on 09/03/2014

    Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay's reply:

    Hi Nicole,

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope you enjoyed your time at Spa On the Plaza and we hope you had a beautiful wedding!

    We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

    Sincerely,
    The Portola Hotel & Spa Management Team

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Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay 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?
    $ 750.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 750.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 17.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    9
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Banquet Hall
    Brewery
    Garden
    Historic Building
    Hotel
    Restaurant
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Reception
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Accommodations
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Family Style
    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?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Dance Floor
    Furniture
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Valet
    Wheelchair Access

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  • Music Now DJs Wedding DJs

    Very professional, and always excellent service. Love working with them!

  • Pocketful Of Plans Wedding Planners

    The Portola Hotel and Spa is a great venue from the location, decor, food and staff. Always friendly and welcoming, their staff is happy to help make your event perfect. I do a number of events at the Portola because of the versatility of their various event spaces, offering a large ballroom for really large groups and even small intimate spaces for small meetings and every size in between.

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