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Tarpy's Roadhouse

Monterey, CA View map
4.8 out of 5 rating
11 reviews

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WELCOME TO TARPY’S ROADHOUSE

Happily ever after—Roadhouse style

It’s your big day, the tables are set, the flowers are in place, your loved ones await. From the food to the service to the ambiance, everything has to be perfect. Bring your “happily ever after” to life with Tarpy’s Roadhouse handling all the details that make your wedding truly unforgettable.

Conveniently located on Highway 68, between the wine country and the Monterey Bay, Tarpy’s can create the affair of a lifetime featuring creative cuisine, fine wines, expert service and stunning backdrops.

With a long and storied history dating back to 1917, the Roadhouse property creates an idyllic setting for your ceremony and/or rehearsal dinner. Wisps of trailing ivy line the rugged stone walls with gorgeous greenery and flowers adorning every nook. There’s a rich array of private and semi-private rooms, landscaped gardens, courtyards and patios, — a heavenly backdrop for your special celebration. Get married here or have a beach wedding and meet friends and family at Tarpy’s for the reception of your dreams.

Our Space

Tarpy’s offers intimate patios, private, semi-private dining rooms and courtyards along with an events team specializing in YOU. Custom menus, creative cocktails and wine pairings are all part of what we do! Contact our events team today for assistance with your plans. Choose a date and let’s get started!

  • The Courtyard - Lush gardens surround this beautiful space which has a decidedly European feel, making it ideal for the most romantic of wedding ceremonies. The Courtyard is available for morning ceremonies between 9:30am and 11am and for evening ceremonies between 3pm and 5pm.
  • The Library & Garden Patio - This private section of Tarpy’s includes a spacious indoor dining room, a covered alcove housing the bar and an additional outdoor Patio that can be used for dancing or al fresco dining. The Library is perfect for sit-down parties of up to 80 guests and cocktail parties or standing receptions for up to 120. When the outdoor space is used for dining, full seated capacity grows to 118. Start your event with cocktails and appetizers on the patio and retreat to the warmth of the fire-lit Library for your meal.
  • The Wine Bar & Patio - This unique space features an indoor dining room with a built in bar in addition to a beautiful outdoor patio! The patio has gorgeous views of our lush lanscaped gardens and can seat up to 30. The indoor dining room can seat up to 22. Combine the space for an indoor/outdoor strolling reception for up to 45.
  • The Front Porch - The beautifully arched front porch overlooks the wishing well and the gardens. The heated, semi-private space seats roughly 22 guests and can be used in combination with Sarah’s Room or the Shell Room. Start your event with cocktails and appetizers on the Front Porch and retreat to the warmth of Sarah's Room or The Shell Room for your meal.
  • The Tack Room - This private room, named for its former use as a horseman’s equipment area, is a perfect venue for small gatherings up to 16 people.
  • The Shell Room - Named for its whimsical shell fireplace, this semi-private room looks out on the outdoor courtyard and accommodates up to 22 people. Start your event with cocktails and appetizers on the Front Porch and retreat to the warmth of Sarah's Room for your meal.
  • The Vintner’s Room - This private room includes a display of some of the region’s best wines and seats up to 32 people. Large windows overlook the picturesque gardens and when combined with Sarah’s Room, it can accommodate up to 60 people.
  • Sarah’s Room - Named for former landowner Sarah Nicholson, this semi-private room seats up to 30 people, and can be combined with the Vintner’s Room for larger parties.

Services
With over 20 years of experience, we offer event planning services and event rentals to ensure your celebration is a success!

Our Food
Tarpy’s menus feature updated versions of “comfort” food, using only the freshest ingredients. Our creative California country cuisine provides a wide assortment of innovative appetizers, salads, pastas and vegetarian fare. The woodburning grill creates mouth-watering prime steaks, poultry, wild game and Monterey Bay seafood. Our Event Staff will work with you to create a menu to suit your tastes and budget.

Offsite Catering & Events
Tarpy's 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 Tarpy's as your personal concierge.

Frequently Asked Questions

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?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,000

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

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
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

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

8

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Liability Insurance
Lighting / Sound
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
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Lighting
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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    Jaimie Married on 07/09/2016
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    My husband and I were so happy we chose Tarpy's. On our wedding day, they served an amazing meal that our guests couldn't stop raving about. They have a huge menu and selection of catering options that can meet any dietary need. Their event staff are easy to get ahold of, accommodating, and overall great to work with. Not only did Tarpy's provide our dinner and bar service, but they also managed all of our rentals - from the chairs to the table cloths to the plates. Everything was set up so beautifully, exactly as we imagined, and we were so happy to have Tarpy's as one of our vendors. A no-brainer for any wedding in the Monterey / Carmel area.
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    I cannot say enough good things about working with Alethea Cusimano and the rest of the staff at Tarpy's for my wedding reception. From the very beginning Alethea helped me plan all the details, from large to small, and was patient and a great listener. On my wedding day the cake we had ordered from an outside vendor disappointed us, and the staff at Tarpy's jumped right in to help display the new cake we had delivered (Their chef even arranged the sugar flowers we had delivered onto the new cake). The staff at our reception was everything you would hope to have on your wedding day: smiling, friendly, and very courteous. They responded quickly to any requests and many of our guests commented on how our reception was one of the most beautiful they'd ever been too!! My family and friends all said that the food was the best they'd ever had at a reception, and the vegan/gluten free option I personally ate was delicious! Working with Alethea took all the stress off of us and our families, which made the reception something we could truly enjoy, relax and just have fun at! Thank you Tarpy's for making my wedding day an unforgettably beautiful experience for myself and the people I love.
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    Catherine Married on 03/28/2015
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    After looking at several other venues we felt that Tarpy's was the perfect fit for our intimate wedding. Alethea and the staff at Tarpy's did an amazing job helping us plan and coordinate our wedding reception. They were both flexible and thoughtful and always considered our wants and needs. The Library Room with its outdoor patio area felt both spacious and private and allowed us to move with ease while enjoying our time with our family and friends. We have always enjoyed dinning at Tarpy's and as usual the food was excellent! Our guests enjoyed each of plates offered. Our menu included:
    Appetizers - Flat Iron Steak Brochettes, Grilled Prawns, and Castroville Artichokes
    Salad - Iceberg Wedge with Creamy Gorgonzola Dressing, Gorgonzola Cheese, Smoked Bacon and Cherry Tomatoes
    Entrees - Maple Brined Pork Chop, Herb Crusted Sterling Salmon Filet with Tomato Relish and lemon Beurre Blanc, and Hooch Chicken
    Dessert - We served wedding cake and a fruit tart from Angelina's Bakery, Homemade Pavlova and cookies provided by us and chocolate dipped strawberries from Tarpy's
    Our servers were prompt and courteous and they quickly took care of all of our needs. Our guests with food allergies were served their specially prepared dishes with no problems. We are so thankful to Alethea and the staff at Tarpy's for making our wedding day everything we hoped for!
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Michelle Cardinalli
Michelle Cardinalli
Director of Events and Catering

Monterey native Michelle Cardinalli joins Coastal Roots Hospitality as its new Director of Events and Catering.

Michelle was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula in a large Italian family and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 18 years.She worked her way up in the industry and truly found her passion and love for events in 2004.

Good at wearing multiple hats, Michelle is skilled at responding quickly to changing circumstances, always maintaining an upbeat, can-do attitude. With style, creativity and a commitment to excellence, she designs and executes events that provide a memorable experience!

In 2014, she received the Supervisor Award at the MCHA Excellence in Hospitality Recognition Lunch, and in 2017, she was nominated for Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, ultimately helping them raise over $300,000.00 in a six-week campaign to help save lives.

Michelle considers herself an event specialist with a strong passion for what she does, making her a perfect fit for the position of Director of Events and Catering.

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Tarpy's Roadhouse frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Tarpy's Roadhouse?

Tarpy's Roadhouse includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Tarpy's Roadhouse, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Tarpy's Roadhouse includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At Tarpy's Roadhouse, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Tarpy's Roadhouse includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Beer

What are the most important characteristics of Tarpy's Roadhouse in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Tarpy's Roadhouse for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Tarpy's Roadhouse for wedding events?

Tarpy's Roadhouse offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Tarpy's Roadhouse offer?

Tarpy's Roadhouse offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Tarpy's Roadhouse offer for wedding events?

Tarpy's Roadhouse offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Tarpy's Roadhouse have available for wedding events?

Tarpy's Roadhouse offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Tarpy's Roadhouse and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Tarpy's Roadhouse is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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