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Reception
$3,508 starting price
Ceremony
$4,007 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
Reception
$1,807 starting price
Ceremony
$3,210 starting price
Bar service
$40 per person
These prices are available for the months of April through November. These prices are available for the months of November through April.

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About

Discover the unparalleled beauty of love at The Sanctuary Beach Resort, Monterey Bay's premier destination for intimate elopements and weddings. Nestled on 19 acres of pristine beachfront property, our resort offers an idyllic setting where you can unite with your partner amidst the wonders of nature.

Immerse yourself in breathtaking vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the enchanting Marina Dunes Preserve, creating a backdrop that is truly unmatched. At The Sanctuary Beach Resort, we understand the significance of cherishing what truly matters. That's why we offer elopement and intimate wedding packages that can be customized to include everything from a BONDfire experience for two to an oyster shucking class for your guests.

Whether you envision an intimate gathering of 10-100 guests or a romantic beachfront ceremony for just the two of you, our thoughtfully designed packages will make your wedding day extraordinary. Let our dedicated wedding specialists guide you through the planning process, turning your dreams into a reality.

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey of love?

Facilities and Capacity

Your dream wedding at The Sanctuary Beach Resort awaits, where luxury and enchantment seamlessly come together. With our 60-room Monterey Bay resort, we are delighted to accommodate wedding parties of up to 100 guests, ensuring that every cherished loved one can share in your special day.

To enhance the convenience and enjoyment of your guests, we proudly offer discounted room rates for both on and off-property weddings, subject to availability. Our commitment to providing a truly exceptional experience extends to the comfort of each individual, ensuring a memorable stay for all.

Nestle into our cozy rooms and indulge in the spaciousness of our suites, each adorned with captivating ocean views. Our accommodations offer a haven of tranquility and elegance, ensuring that every guest finds solace and relaxation.

As our honored guests, your wedding party will have access to a myriad of exceptional amenities. Delight in the culinary masterpieces of our award-winning Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette, where every bite is an exquisite journey of flavors.

At The Sanctuary Beach Resort, we are dedicated to curating a wedding experience that exceeds your expectations. From our inviting accommodations to our exceptional venues and amenities. We provide an atmosphere of luxury, relaxation, and cherished memories.

Prepare to embark on an extraordinary wedding journey at The Sanctuary Beach Resort. Discover the perfect blend of elegance and comfort, where your celebration will unfold amidst the stunning beauty of Monterey Bay.

Services Offered
The Sanctuary Beach Resort wants to make sure couples and guests have an amazing time, so they offer many different services and amenities. Couples may rent out event items, such as chairs and tables, for their wedding events. They may also bring in outside vendors of their own choice to this pet friendly establishment. Overnight guests may stay in luxurious cottages facing the water so they be close to wedding events and any activities.

Couples will enjoy in-house fully licensed bar services. Couples may choose from a fully hosted or cash bar options, serviced by professional bartenders.The Sanctuary Beach Resort also offers the following other services:

  • In-house catering and banquet services
  • Set up/Tear down
  • Wireless internet
  • AV Services
  • Tables, Chairs, glassware, silver and china
  • Parking


Cuisine
The Sanctuary Beach Resort will provide catering for your wedding events. We offer many different serving styles for couples to choose from, including buffet, plated, stations, Hors d’Oeuvres, and family style. They also offer dessert and cocktail reception services. Couples will be provided servers and have the option of bringing in their own outside cake. There will also be tastings for couples to attend to preview and select menu items. We offer delicious dishes and respectful, professional service.

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Frequently asked questions

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?

$3,508

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,807

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,007

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,210

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$40

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

10

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

7

Describe your venue:

Beach
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
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
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
November
December
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Reviews of Sanctuary Beach Resort

Your trust is our goal. Our community relies on honest reviews to help you make those big decisions with ease.
4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
8 Reviews
96% recommend it
  • Quality of service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Average response time
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Professionalism
    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.7 out of 5 rating
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Kate E. Sent on 02/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Highly recommend

We had our small wedding at The Sanctuary Beach Resort earlier this month, and would highly recommend the venue. We had never heard of Marina before, but as half of our family traveled from out of town, we were looking for a unique venue in an optimal location for visitors. The Sanctuary really met that profile. Most couples choose to have their ceremony on the beach bluff with a reception at the onsite Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette. It actually rained on our wedding day, and so we used the recently renovated deck at the Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette for the ceremony with the reception inside. The deck itself looks out onto sand dunes, has new glass walls, and is equipped with multiple warmers. We were thoroughly impressed with how beautiful and intimate the venue space felt with the rain. Staff even turned on the electric fireplaces in the rooms used. The food was incredible and much appreciated and comment on by our guests. The site event coordinator Lea is wonderful- so professional, insightful, communicative, and kind. We would absolutely recommend.

Photo credit: Moments in Time Photography & Co.
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Lyn D. Sent on 09/28/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Would not have gone anywhere else in Monterey

Dana and her team are the absolute best. If I raved about exactly how happy I am about this venue, you'd get bored reading it. I booked without a single visit to the venue relying on only pictures, videos and testimonials. I was not disappointed. It was everything they said it was going to be and more!
There are many beautiful places to get married in Monterey ... but the human aspect and customer service is where it makes a different. The folks at the Sanctuary are just incredible.
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William Z. Sent on 01/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Felt taken care of at this beautiful beachside location

When my fiancee and I were looking for a special place to hold our intimate wedding/elopement, we hit the jackpot when we found The Sanctuary. Dana helped us with every detail. We wanted to hold the ceremony and reception in one location, and she put together some detailed packages for us that included every bit of information you could want, in addition to some you wouldn't even think to ask about. Every step along the way, and with every question we had, Dana was always gracious to help and work with us. Once our day arrived (and also the first time we actually saw the place and met Dana, as we were coordinating from another part of the state), we were thrilled. It was more beautiful in person than the photos could convey. In addition, Dana and every member of the staff treated us with professionalism, kindness, and smiles all around. It added so much to our sense of fun and enjoyment and let us relax and put our attention on each other and our close friends and family. Not to mention, the food was incredibly good (rivaling by far anywhere else we ate in Monterey that weekend), and the pastry chef was kind enough to create a cake for us based on my wife's particular wants. Went off beautifully all around, which is why I'm so glad to be able to write this review and share this with other prospective couples. You'll be in good hands here.
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Sanctuary Beach Resort frequently asked questions

Sanctuary Beach Resort includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables
Sanctuary Beach Resort includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)
The bar service starting price at Sanctuary Beach Resort includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Beer
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar
  • Premium Liquor
  • Signature Drink
  • Specialty Beer
  • Specialty Wine
The space offered by Sanctuary Beach Resort for wedding events is known for:
  • Beach
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant
Sanctuary Beach Resort offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
Sanctuary Beach Resort offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner
Sanctuary Beach Resort offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi
Sanctuary Beach Resort offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables
Sanctuary Beach Resort is recommended by 96% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in value, 4.8 in average response time, 4.7 in flexibility and 4.6 in professionalism.

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