Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay

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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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    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? $ 1,000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 1,000.00
  • 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
    Music Now DJs Wedding DJs

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

  • Pocketful Of Plans
    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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