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.
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:
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.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Lee · Married on 03/09/2013
I can not say enough nice things about The Perry House, and the staff, and especially Mary Lisa. I planned my wedding from Washington and so I needed someone who would handle all the details and make sure my wedding day was perfect. She responded immediately to phone calls, emails, and even did phone conferences with my maid of honor and me. I didn't have to worry about any logistics like set up, clean up, keeping the flow of the day going, passing of food, everything ran smoothly and it was all handled by the staff.Sent on 04/16/2013
On top of great service, the location is beautiful! You really don't need to add decoration to the venue since the place is designed to be beautiful for weddings. Lots of other venues you have to add so much to make it look like it's not just a conference room or a big blank room and that is not the case here.
We just love The Perry House, and we're so glad it's where we got married!
Courtney · Married on 10/12/2018
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
Sandi · Married on 09/22/2018
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.Sent on 10/16/2018
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!
The Perry House's reply:
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!