Rio Grill

P.O. Box: 93923 101 The Crossroads, Carmel, CA 93923 Map · Phone number
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Guest capacity 10 to 120
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About Rio Grill

WELCOME to RIO GRILL!

For more than 30 years, Rio Grill has delighted locals and first-time visitors with outstanding food and exceptional service at The Crossroads Carmel. It’s a fitting name too as this iconic restaurant is located at the gateway to the rural wine country of Carmel Valley, the rugged coastline of Big Sur, and the white sandy beaches of charming Carmel by the Sea.

In short, Rio Grill’s versatilty can meet your celebration needs in a variety of surprising ways. We provide several distinct options for your special event, all geared toward delivering a remarkable experience on your special day. We take a collaborative approach, with our kitchen team and event managers working in concert to design menus perfectly paired with wines, cocktails and just the right ambiance. With 30 years of experience, we have what it takes to make your day special. Let’s create memories for a lifetime! Rio Grill and you — the other perfect couple!

Our Space - Get married on Carmel Beach and host your reception in Rio’s famed Santa Fe Room, a private venue with its own bar. Kick off a wine country wedding with a rehearsal party in the Barrel Room, featuring a barrel-themed ceiling and vintage oak wine cases. Or turn Rio into your own private restaurant for up to 350 of your best friends— it’s all here waiting for you!

  • Santa Fe Room - This private section of Rio Grill features exposed beam ceilings and a built in bar! This beautiful space can seat up to 55 or standing receptions of up to 80. Combine with the Barrel Room for groups up to 120.
  • Barrel Room - This unique space features a barrel themed ceiling and vintage oak wine cases! It can seat up to 30 or standing receptions up to 45 and can be combined with the Santa Fe Room.

Services
We offer event planning services and event rentals to ensure your celebration is a success!

Our Food
Executive Chef Eduardo Santos Coronel utilizes fresh, sustainable ingredients and local purveyors to create creative American regional cuisine with vibrant flavors and a Southwest kick. Inventive, eclectic and delicious menus are complemented by an extensive wine list featuring more than 190 labels, available in either of Rio’s beautifully appointed private rooms. Our Event Staff will work with you to create a menu to suit your tastes and budget.

Offsite Catering & Events
Rio Grill can also bring the party to you. We specialize in inventive cuisine served by a courteous and professional staff. As a full-service caterer, we will handle all the details of your event, including location scouting or sourcing particular services like florists, video experts, musicians, even lodging—think of Rio Grill as your personal concierge.

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1 Reviews for Rio Grill

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Jem · Married on 07/25/2015

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

    Our wedding planner recommended Rio Grill as one of the places we should check out for our rehearsal dinner and we were glad that we decided to go with this place!

    We went to Rio Grill one weekend months before the wedding to try their food and our experience since the very start had been really amazing. We decided to try the dishes included in the package we are planning to get and they were really good (half roasted chicken and shrimp with penne pasta). The service was also exceptional and we felt very well taken care of.

    Booking the banquet room and finalizing all the details were also very easy. We did everything via email and their banquet manager was very responsive and accommodating with all our requests. They are also very transparent on all the costs and extra charges that the quote that they gave us were spot on.

    We had about 50 guests for the rehearsal dinner and we booked the Santa Fe Room which was the perfect size for the event. This banquet room has a rustic charm to it that perfectly matched the theme for our wedding.

    Overall, we definitely recommend this place for parties/special events. Their food and service were really great!

    Sent on 07/30/2015

Rio Grill 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 600
  • 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?
    Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 20
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Beer
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    120
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Restaurant
    Winery
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Lighting / Sound
    Set Up
  • 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
    Limited Bar
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    April
    May
    June
    July
    August
    September
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    November
    December

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Rio Grill frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Rio Grill?

Rio Grill includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Rio Grill, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Rio Grill includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Server(s)

At Rio Grill, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Rio Grill includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Rio Grill in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Rio Grill for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Rio Grill for wedding events?

Rio Grill offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor

What kind of wedding events does Rio Grill offer?

Rio Grill offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Rio Grill offer for wedding events?

Rio Grill offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Rio Grill have available for wedding events?

Rio Grill offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Rio Grill and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Rio Grill is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.