The Holly Farm is a barn and farm wedding venue located in Carmel, California. This barn and farm wedding venue offers a retreat-style event that allows you to getaway from all the hustles and bustle of busy cities and focus on the moment in front of you. The Holly Farm will provide a secluded and romantic setting for you to gather in front of all your friends and family to begin your new life as a married couple.
Facilities and Capacity
The Holly Farm offers an enchanting setting for weddings, elopements, vow renewals, and other special life events. When you first walk through the rustic gates at this venue, you will be walking into a private world full of winding paths and sun-filled cottages. These grounds are home to beautiful banana trees, sweetly scented blossoms, towering bamboo, and other exotic plants. These grounds were originally opened in 1991 and sprawl over seven acres of land in the Santa Lucia Mountains. The Holly Farm offers many lovely settings to host your special event. These settings are an amphitheater style seating arrangement under the trees for your ceremony and a designated outdoor space for your reception. These spaces are fit to host events with up to 300 guests and will be already set up with chairs and tables on your behalf. The cottages on-site are available for up to 28 guests to conveniently stay on-site and have an all encompassing experience throughout the weekend filled with celebration. Additionally, there is on-site gated parking for up to 250 guests. You will also have access to a bridal suite on the big day for your convenience.
The Holly Farm offers event coordinating services to help create a wonderful weekend event filled with fun and excitement. The team at this barn and farm wedding venue can assist you in creating event timelines, provide a list of local vendors, and offre day-of coordination services. The Holly Farm also offers decor options that include altars, arches, special lighting, and island orchids throughout the entire venue.
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Anne Marie · Married on 09/12/2015
When I think about my wedding day, I think of laughter, love, family, and smiles so big it makes your face hurt. When I think about my wedding day, I think about The Holly Farm. When I think about my wedding day, I think of laughter, love, family, and smiles so big it makes your face hurt. When I think about my wedding day, I think about The Holly Farm. Whenever we talked about how excited we were about our wedding it sounded a lot like "we get to go to The Holly Farm!" We arrived at the holly farm on Wednesday and were greeted with such love and excitement. Not only were we excited to be there, but they were excited to see us! Ryan, and the staff we're so welcoming and loving that they made us feel like part of the family immediately.. and those are our kinds of people! We kinda wished Ryan didn't work there so he could hang out with us all day and not get in trouble :)The days leading up to the wedding were the most perfect few days of relaxing, playing volleyball, soaking up the sun, drinking cocktails, the occasional daily massages from the amazing Nicole Pritchard. The Morning of our wedding I woke up before the sun to start getting ready. I stayed in my honeymoon suite with my girls.. drinking champagne, and getting ourselves ready. I had not a care in the world of what was going on outside. I knew the Moses family had this. I had previously shared all my visions of this day to Erin, and she nailed it. Like, really nailed it. Everything was a dream. The Holly Farms Caterer, Tamie is just a little ball of love. Our wedding was a dream. Everyone who attended our magical day was a part of something very special. I truly feel that everyone should experience this amazing dream oasis. The Holly Farm screams LOVE! The Moses family hold a special place in my heart for making such a dream come true venue. I couldn't imagine our day anywhere else.Sent on 01/11/2016
I had so much more amazing words about this dream venue. Please see my Yelp review!
-Anne Marie Chester
Stephanie · Married on 07/21/2018
I just had my Dream Wedding at The Holly Farm!! From the moment I first walked in, I fell in love with both the breathtakingly beautiful venue and the adorable Moses family!! Everyone kept telling me it was the best wedding venue they have ever been to, and that they didn’t remember stepping off the plane. It is a tropical paradise right here in CA. There is beauty everywhere you look. Erin, Ryan, their parents and the entire Holly Farm staff were so flexible and accommodating, you can’t help but feel relaxed even on one of the most stressful days of your life. If I could do it all over again, I would choose Holly Farm in a heartbeat.Sent on 08/06/2018
Tuyen · Married on 07/20/2018
The Most Magical Place EverSent on 05/30/2018
Everything from our first tour to the the planning process to the actual wedding week was perfection. We could not have asked for a more welcoming family and staff. They truly catered to our every need. I was a bit nervous about not hiring a day of coordinator, as all of our friends recommended one but Erin and Ryan Moses went above and beyond what any coordinator could've done for us. Our guests were blown away at how special a place the Holly Farm is...even after spending 4 days on property, we were still discovering new nooks and crannies, each picture perfect.
I was also a bit nervous about not being able to go with my own catering company but La Creme blew us away. Our guests commented that ours was the best wedding food they've ever had. The wait staff was extremely attentive..no one left hungry and no glasses were left empty for too long.
We are already scheming for our next event at the Holly Farm...
We absolutely adore The Holly Farm! Having been both a vendor and a guest at The Holly Farm we've had the opportunity to see both sides of the business and it's truly seamless. The most enchanting ambiance and location combined with the graciousness of its hosts make it truly unique and unmatched in every way. Highly recommend!
Words cannot begin to describe how welcome we felt being on the property of the Moses family. I was hired to plan a wedding for my lovely bride and groom, and from the time we first visited the Holly Farm, to the time everyone left the property after the wedding, we always felt like we were right at home. Most of my contact was with Erin, and she was funny, entertaining, knowledgeable and helpful, full of wonderful suggestions and vendor recommendations. After years (maybe 25??) of her family owning and managing the place, she knew the place inside and out, and was always eager to offer advice to ensure the wedding weekend went perfectly to create the best weekend of their lives for the wedding couple. During the weekend that we were there, Ryan, her brother, and Mary and Doyle, their parents, together with the Holly Farm family of Gus, Rosa, Gus Jr, Sylvestre, and all, were all onsite to help. Can I commend Ryan's wonderful eye for detail and his photography skills?! Doyle and Mary were headed off on a long vacation to Italy, but still came by to check in on us and help out until the time they were to leave for the airport. How sweet was that?! Did I mention the gorgeous venue? The property itself was perfect. Beautiful trees, flowers, plants. A number of different spaces to host different venues. Guests would come and stay for the entire weekend in the 2 houses that could accommodate more than 20 people. Daily housekeeping. Fresh baked cookies by Mary. A decadent weekend of doing a lot - or nothing at all, could be spent by the couple and their friends and families. Very little restriction on what you can/cannot do. Really a paradise for all. Look at the pictures you find online, see the wide smiles on the faces of anybody there, and you will know that this place truly was paradise, if only for a weekend. Please visit, and see how this special venue will make your special event all the more perfect.
Holly Farm is one of my favorite places. It's so totally unique and the various elements of the space allow for so much creativity with photography, guests and their entertainment and usage of space and just being in a comfortable environment. Every plant, every chair and bench and stepping stone is just perfectly placed in a natural way. The family are just a delight too and are so on EVERY detail of everything. The passion they have for their business is astounding.