The Perry House

201 Van Buren, Monterey, CA 93940 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Perry House

The Perry House is a historic mansion and wedding venue located in Monterey, California. They offer multiple, vintage-contemporary outdoor and indoor options for both your ceremony and reception. Couples and their guests will experience history, architecture and charm at this venue near Monterey Bay. The Perry House boasts a warm atmosphere, experienced event staff, five-star catering and a spectacular Queen Anne vernacular-style Victorian home.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 140 guests at this private venue. You can have your ceremony outdoors surrounded by their lush gardens, with their historic house in the background. This space can easily be tented if you need shade or protection from the elements. For your reception, you can dance the night away under the stars, or in their beautiful home built in 1860. Either way, you'll experience gorgeous views of Monterey Bay and the surrounding City Lights. Their property features two full bars, a cozy fire pit and ocean views from their Harbor View Lounge.

Services Offered
This award-winning venue provides an in-house caterer and an in-house bar, so all of your culinary needs are taken care of. They offer a wide variety of event rentals, so no detail is overlooked. There’s an on-site bridal suite where you and your bridal party can start your day, as well as heaters in case the evening is chilly. China, glassware, flatware and linens are included with their wedding packages. Additional services include:

  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Lighting and sound
  • Pet friendly
  • Wireless Internet
  • Barware
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cuisine
The Perry House is owned and operated by The Events by Classic Group. This experienced catering company, formerly known as Classic Catering, will work with you to create a wedding meal that’s unlike anything you've had before. They’re skilled in a wide variety of cuisine, including American, Italian, Asian, Mediterranean and more. They also offer tastings so you can decide for yourself how delicious their food is. You can choose between a buffet, stations, family style, a cocktail reception or a plated meal for your affair.

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Couple kissing
Historic Monterey
Historic Monterey
Creative Cake Cutting
Creative Cake Cutting
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Bridal Suite
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Quiet time in the front yard
Harbor View Lounge
Harbor View Lounge
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Bride and Groom Speeches
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Romantic Tablescapes
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Lovers
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Reception
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Bridal Party
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Ascending the stairs
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Preparations
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Couple and their Guests
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Having fun
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Heels
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Group photo
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Hors d' Oeuvres
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Table setups
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Upstairs lounge
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The perry house
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Bridal shot
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Dramatic Entrance
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Bridal Room
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Dessert Table
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Bride getting ready
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Garden ceremony
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View from Lounge
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Ceremony setup
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View from Perry House
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Couple kissing

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100 Reviews for The Perry House

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Courtney · Married on 10/12/2018

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    Highly Recommend This Venue

    My now-husband and I were trying to find the perfect place to hold our reception in Monterey when we stumbled upon The Perry House. We immediately felt comfortable and welcomed when we met with the wedding planner and staff and as soon as we toured the venue, we knew that it matched our quirky, laid-back style. Everyone on staff was great to work with, and the food was absolutely amazing!

    Sent on 04/04/2019
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    Sandi · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Fabulous Wedding at Perry House

    My daughter and groom picked out Perry House out of many options, and we all just couldn't be happier. Everything was perfect. The venue, with it's beautiful garden area for the ceremony and the dinner, the enchanting House itself, with its charming rooms, and the staff and food were all incredible. Our Event Manager, Amanda, was patient with us throughout the process, and so helpful right till the end. Since the bride and groom live in SF, and I am out of state and only actually came to the venue once, before the wedding, it was such a relief to have Amanda help with so many of the details.
    We decorated the beautiful Arbor, that is on site, for the Chupa, and they chose to later hang a delicate chandelier over their table, under the chupa, and it was enchanting.

    We served numerous hors d'oeuvres, passed and stationery, and then had a grill station for the salmon, and even used their on site pizza oven for one of the courses. The food was fabulous! And we even had our Rehearsal Dinner at the Gatherings, also owed by the same owner, and felt just as satisfied with that as well!

    Sent on 10/16/2018
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    The Perry House's reply:

    Thank you, Sandi, for the lovely review. We really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience at The Perry House! You were so nice to help Shara & Frank plan their big day; they are lucky to have you :). Thank you for trusting us with the most important day of your daughter's life! We wish you all the best. ~ Amanda & Team

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The Perry House FAQ

  • 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? $ 4,344.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 3,015.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Set Up, Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Cake Cutting, Server(s)
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Garden, Historic Building, Mansion
  • 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, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, 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, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available? Altar/Arch, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chairs, Dance Floor, Drapery, Lighting, Tables, Tents
  • 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

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement

  • Fleurish Floral Designs
    Fleurish Floral Designs Wedding Florists

    The Perry-Downer House is my new favorite venue. The renovation of this historic property was done with some much love--it shows in every detail. The easy floorplan and sweeping views are just two of the wonderful things I love about the Perry House. The food, the location and the people are all assets and I don't think that you can find a better venue for the price. I love the Perry-Downer House!

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  • 201 Van Buren Monterey, California, 93940 See on map
    831-621-5239 (Phone number)

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