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.
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:
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:
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.
Recommended by 85% of couples
User4025902 · 2+ years ago
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.Sent on 08/20/2014
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!
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.
Nicole · Married on 09/18/2010
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.
Nicole · Married on 08/31/2014
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,
Very professional, and always excellent service. Love working with them!
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.