The Barns at Cooper Molera

Monterey, CA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
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$18k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests


$18k - $25k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

The Barns at Cooper Molera is a rustic wedding venue in Monterey, California. This barn was built in the late 19th century, but has been recently renovated to accommodate modern weddings with a historic, country-chic twist. The Barn provides a natural wooden venue for intimate gatherings and grand events alike. The grounds surrounding the Barn and adobe houses provide a beautiful, serene place for you to exchange your vows and enjoy the natural splendor that Cooper Molera has to offer. If you’re looking for a historical and unique wedding venue, The Barns at Cooper Molera is an ideal choice.

Facilities and Capacity
The Barns at Cooper Molera is comprised of a classic barn, adobe (clay-brick) house structures, and beautiful outdoor grounds for your ceremony and reception spaces. You will start your day in the Jockey’s Loft, a luxury bridal suite with modern amenities and refreshments served by the Cooper Modera staff. As you move from the loft to the outdoor ceremony space, you’ll be pleased by the venue’s smattering of oak trees and and roses coloring the distant orchards. After the ceremony, guide your guests into the barnyard where natural light meets romantic atmosphere. The 19th century style decor and furnishings add a distinctive charm, and lantern lighting outside will only enhance the magic and ambiance of your big day.

Services Offered
The Barns at Cooper Molera does everything in their power to make your wedding day a happy, stress-free day to remember. On the morning of the wedding they will help you set up equipment, place decor, and ensure everything is ready for your ceremony and reception. Before the ceremony they provide the wedding party with drinks and snacks, as well as pre-ceremony refreshments for your guests as they arrive. After cocktail hour, you and your guests will be served a custom-made menu, including delicious hors d’oeuvres, plated and buffet-style entrees, and late-night snacks to keep your guests’ energy up throughout the evening.

Other Facilities
The Barns at Cooper Molera has a sister venue, The Perry House, also located in Monterey County. This venue has a rustic theme, but is more European inspired than the Cooper Molera.

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Historic Building

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Covered Outdoor
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Bar Services
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Cocktail Reception
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Cash Bar
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Chocolate Fountain

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Wheelchair Access

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    Brittany C. Married on 08/07/2021
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    A+ team & venue!

    We planned our wedding at the Barns from across the country in Boston and worked with Susan who was beyond phenomenal. She was friendly, organized, responsive, and so helpful!!! She is so passionate about what she does and it shows. Because we were only able to make a few trips in person due to the pandemic, she was so accommodating and flexible, working beyond her normal hours to meet with us for walkthroughs and talking through the many questions and requests we had, not to mention the many last minute changes - Susan was so patient and flexible. I knew I didn’t have to worry about anything going wrong on my wedding day because Susan was running the show! Thank you for everything! Also, the venue itself was beautiful, including the loft upstairs where the bridal party got ready the day of. Everyone raved about the food (we did the dual entrees: stuffed chateaubriand & scallops and chicken & butternut squash ravioli), which is normally unheard of with 115 guests to feed. The layout was perfect - dance door inside, places to lounge by the fires outside and cornhole to cater to different people’s interests. Couldn’t have asked for more from this venue!!!
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    Celeste D. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Dream team

    As the MOB, the staff event planners at The Barns were my DREAM TEAM! They made my daughter's dream wedding a reality. Working with them was AMAZING, and made took such a weight of my shoulders.
    I cannot say enough about Frankie & Cassandra, who are truly THE BEST! Their attention to detail and organization was outstanding. They quickly became a part of our family Planning a wedding during a pandemic was not what we hoped for but this team made it effortless. With all the changing guidelines and guest lists, they walked me through everything and kept me informed every step of the way.
    On the day of my daughter's wedding, I did not have to worry about ANYTHING, Frankie & Cassandra took care of everything, even making sure I had sat down to enjoy appetizers and a drink! The food was delicious and the drinks were a hit with everyone. There was nothing I would have changed. It really was the BEST DAY EVER!
    The day after, I received numerous texts and calls from family and friends saying it was the best wedding they had been to and how amazing the team was.
    If you want a beautiful venue, with amazing food, and by far the best service, I would definitely have it at The Barns at Cooper Molera!
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    Kenny F. Married on 11/08/2020
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    Dream Come True

    The Barns was the best ALL-IN-ONE venue! Amanda and the team took care of us from start to finish and honestly no one could have done a better job. We talk about our wedding day and always say that if we could do it again we wouldn't change a thing; that is in large part to the attention to detail that Amanda and her team had from our planning through our last dance.

    The Barns was extremely spacious without feeling too big. We had around 120 guests. Our ceremony started on the lower terrace with dinner outside on the upper terrace and dancing and drinks inside. The separation of space gave everyone what they wanted when they wanted it. Kids played outside all day/ night, partiers danced in the barn all night, the socializers could sneak outside and be away from the music and the in-betweeners could just roam.

    The Barns are beautiful, from the rustic barn and the adobe wall to the perfectly strung market lights outside and the wonderfully simple imagery of the interior; you will feel like you spent tens of thousands on a decorator when all you needed was for the sun to go down.

    The Barns at Cooper Molera's reply:

    Thank you so much for your review Kenny!!! We hope married life is treating you and Julie really well. LOVED being apart of your wedding... you had THE BEST first look surprise :), the best bridesmaids speech/song, and the best father daughter dance. Such a fun group of people!!!
    Wishing you a lifetime full of laughter and happiness!
    -Amanda Hope & Team


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