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.
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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.
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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.