The Barns at Cooper Molera

535 Polk Street, Monterey, CA 93940 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Barns at Cooper Molera

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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First dance in the barns
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Monterey's beautiful scenery
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Vip loft for bridal party
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Setup with rounds as option
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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Maureen Mcquaid · Married on 10/05/2018

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    Fabulous Wedding Welcome Party

    My husband and I chose the Barns as our venue to host a welcome party for all wedding guests. There were about 100 guests. From the very beginning, Rosie was accommodating and very responsive. On the day of the event, Rosie was flexible allowing us to deliver all decor early in the day. We returned later in the afternoon to decorate the site. When we did not have batteries for one of the games, Rosie and her staff were on it. Staff was very helpful in the pre-party preparations, and everyone was very cheerful.

    When our guests arrived, we all gathered in the outside courtyard for passed appetizers and cocktails. We chose to have the premium open bar. We appreciated that the Barns offers a set per person drink price so that we knew what our costs would be. The appetizers were delicious. And our guests had fun socializing and playing outdoor yard games. In fact, our guests were having so much fun it was difficult to get them inside for dinner.

    However, once they saw the food stations, all began to thoroughly enjoy their meals. We decided upon the grilling station with tri tip and salmon. The accompanying sauces were fantastic. There was a great salad and roasted vegetables. In addition, people raved about the mac and cheese bar. Over a month later we are still getting rave reviews of the food. Not having huge expectations when 100 people are being fed, we were beyond thrilled with the quality of the food.

    For dessert, we decided upon the s'more station. Our guests loved it! We also appreciated that we had bars inside and outside as our guests enjoyed mingling both in and out during the evening. The heater lamps were a bonus.

    At the end of the evening, our guests did not want to leave! But there was a wedding the next day! The wedding at Pebble Beach the next day topped off a wonderful weekend. And everyone keeps talking about the Barns. Thank you, Rosie and your staff! We would definitely host another event at the Barns.

    Sent on 11/14/2018

    The Barns at Cooper Molera's reply:

    Thank you for such a detailed review of The Barns! We are thrilled that every aspect of the welcome dinner was thoroughly enjoyed, and still talked about! We look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your next event. ~ Rosie & Team
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    Melissa · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Excellent Experience - A Perfect Mix of Elegant and Rustic!!!

    We booked the Barns before the they were complete, so it was site unseen (hard hats, ripped up floors and scaffolding) once we finally got to see them done, it surpassed all our expectations! It was thoughtfully constructed and the interior has many special touches that make you feel as if you are in someones home. Upstairs there are comfy chairs, a huge full length mirror and more... everything you want when getting ready or wanting a space to relax. Downstairs has a really cool rustic bar and lots of space to have dinner and dancing.

    The staff is very friendly, and let us drop by to see how the Barns were coming along, and kept us up to date on what was happening. The Barns are beautiful, we didn't need a lot of extra decorating which meant we could cut down the costs on flowers and extra rentals since they made such a perfect backdrop already.

    We had our Cocktail hour outside, and a plated dinner and dancing inside. We hosted our Ceremony at a nearby church, so unfortunately we didn't get ready here, however I wish we had, it would have been such a great backdrop for photos. Upstairs was closed to the general public, so that's were we had the wedding party keep all their personal items (purses, spare shoes etc). I loved using the 2nd floor for the boutique and garter toss! Due to running behind, we took a moment to ourselves, sneaking upstairs using the kitchen entrance, while the guests were at cocktail hour and quietly looked out the upstairs windows before being spotted by guests and running down to greet everyone.

    We were the first couple to have round tables inside, so there was a little manipulation needed once the tables got set, but thanks to my Day-of Coordinator (Amanda) everything went seamless, regardless of what came up (timing, spacing etc), I would highly recommend hiring one of their day-of coordinator s to help make sure you can be stress free.

    The only complaint from our Wedding was it ended too early, but I'd rather leave people wanting more than feeling it was too much. We did mix things up and did a grand exit prior to the ending, and it worked out great, it let those who had to leave still have an ending, and pushed those remaining onto the dance floor for the final hour. The barns are also close to lots of bars and restaurants, so if guests want to continue after the wedding is over (like some of our guests) they can easily walk somewhere.

    The Barns were a great mix of elegant and casual, cousins who 'hate' weddings complimented ours, while others who like more 'sophisticated tastes' told us how beautiful the venue was as well.... I couldn't ask for a better location!

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    The Barns at Cooper Molera's reply:

    Thank you for your thoughtful review and for the amazing photos!!! We are thrilled that you and Grant were able to see the vision during our renovation process. We wish you and Grant a lifetime of happiness. ~ Amanda & Team.

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The Barns at Cooper Molera FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Barn, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Reception
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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  • 535 Polk Street Monterey, CA, 93940 See on map
    831-316-1551 (Phone number)

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