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!
Lisette Bryant · Married on 06/01/2019
Our guests couldn't stop giving us compliments at the Perry house, the food was phenomenal. The service was great. Very attentive. Everything went off without a hitch. I highly recommend this venueSent on 07/17/2019
Andrew P Kessler · Married on 05/11/2019
Beautiful location, perfect day
We are so happy that we had our wedding at the Perry House!Sent on 06/24/2019
When we visited, we were impressed by the venue’s location and how nice the space already looked, without any extra decorations (a huge plus). And as the planning process moved along, our event planner Amanda made us feel like we were in excellent hands.
The PH put together a delicious menu that accommodated the various dietary restrictions we had (vegetarian bride, guest with gluten allergy, nut allergies, shellfish allergies…). We had multiple people tell us after the fact how tasty the food was. (Which we can confirm, because the PH staff made sure we got our food first, and actually got to sit down and eat!)
One of the other reasons we chose PH was the flexibility of the space. We didn’t need to worry about having too many (or too few) people RSVP “yes”, as the PH could accommodate up to twice our expected party size. We ended up with 68 guests which felt like a comfortable amount for the space.
The many different “spaces” throughout the venue were also very appealing to us-- we wanted to make sure that people who wanted to talk and catch up could do so without having to shout over the music, and the people who wanted to dance all night could do that too.
Overall, we are incredibly pleased with our decision to go with the PH, and that Amanda was there to walk us through the process. Thanks to everyone on staff at our event for making our wedding day perfect!
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!