Monterey Wedding Venues

Monterey wedding venues offer Cali couples a coastal setting for celebrating. Located on California’s rugged central coast, Monterey is filled with beautiful settings for a one-of-a-kind event. So, if you’re planning a nautical bash on the West Coast, definitely check out these Monterey wedding venues.

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Spotlight Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Joullian Vineyards & Winery
Winery Weddings · Carmel Valley, CA

Joullian Vineyards & Winery is an elegant wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California. First established in 1982, this mountain vineyard features a 655-acre parcel of land with multiple event space options. Owners Tom and Jane Lerum acquired the vineyard in 2015, where they now continue to... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Spotlight Carmel Valley Ranch
Carmel Valley Ranch
9 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Carmel, CA

Carmel Valley Ranch is a rustic wedding venue in Carmel, California. Dedicated to the idea of play, the venue spans more than 500 acres, offering an 18-hole golf course, hundreds of miles of hiking trails, an organic garden, an apiary, a vineyard, several pools, and plentiful outdoor activities to... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Guests 2 to 500
Spotlight Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa
42 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Monterey, CA

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa is a waterfront wedding venue located in Monterey, California. They offer both indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception, with gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. They're situated right on the famous Cannery Row, within walking distance to the Monterey... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Spotlight Gardener Ranch
Gardener Ranch
25 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Carmel Valley, CA

Gardener Ranch is a rustic wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California. Situated on the pristine banks of the Carmel River, the venue is covered with magnificent oak trees and lush fields. The property offers a rustic charm in a beautiful natural setting, with spacious lawns and indoor spaces... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Quail Lodge & Golf Club
Quail Lodge & Golf Club
16 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Carmel, CA

Quail Lodge & Golf Club is a classic wedding venue located in Carmel, California. They're situated on the sunny side of the Monterey Peninsula in Carmel Valley, offering you and your guests gorgeous views of rolling hills, a glistening lake and the Santa Lucia Mountains. You can choose from multiple... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa
13 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Monterey, CA

Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa is a modern wedding venue located in Monterey, California. Situated in the heart of Monterey Peninsula, this coastal hotel boasts 22 acres of land on Del Monte Golf Course. Guests will enjoy luxurious accommodations at this full-service venue. Hyatt Regency... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Guests 2 to 1,000
Featured Fairview Laguna Seca
Fairview Laguna Seca
3 reviews
· Country Club Weddings · Monterey, CA

2020 Booking Special! Half Price Ceremony Fees and $1,000 in Free Upgrades for all 2020 Events! Call (831) 264-1292 today to setup a Site Tour All Inclusive Packages Starting at just $46 per Person! Love is definitely in the air at Fairview Laguna Seca! Boasting the recently renovated Laguna Seca... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Hacienda De Leal
Hacienda De Leal
Banquet Halls · San Juan Bautista, CA

The Hacienda De Leal is a posh banquet hall for couples’ weddings in the greater San Juan Bautista, California area. This banquet hall features Spanish charm, with white stucco walls and mosaic patterns delicately placed throughout. There is also a courtyard where the trees can be illuminated with... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Asilomar Conference Grounds
Asilomar Conference Grounds
22 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Pacific Grove, CA

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, also known as the Refuge by the Sea, is a unique and historic wedding venue located on the Monterey Peninsula in Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar offers both indoor and outdoor sites for your ceremony and reception, with outstanding views of the Pacific... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Carmel by Wedgewood Weddings
Carmel by Wedgewood Weddings
80 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Carmel, CA

About Carmel Fields by Wedgewood Weddings On the majestic coastline of California, high on a grass-covered hill, is the tranquil wedding venue Carmel by Wedgewood Weddings. Located just off of Highway 1, guests will be near an abundance of attractions and restaurants to visit and explore. The venue... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

For 100 Guests $12k - $17k
Guests 2 to 250
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Featured InterContinental The Clement Monterey
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
40 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Monterey, CA

InterContinental The Clement Monterey is a luxurious hotel and wedding venue located in Monterey, California. Couples and their guests will enjoy gorgeous views of Monterey Bay at this oceanfront venue. Situated in Monterey’s historic Cannery Row, this property offers both indoor and outdoor options... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured The Barn
The Barn
1 review
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Hollister, CA

The Barn is a rustic wedding venue located in Hollister, California. Artfully renovated into its modern form, the country barn is an unique oasis for ceremonies and receptions with its country ambiance and enchanted settings.Facilities and Capacity The Barn can accommodate up to 130 guests. With... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

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Featured Leal Vineyards
Leal Vineyards
25 reviews
· Winery Weddings · Hollister, CA

Leal Vineyards is a country wedding venue set in the northern foothills of San Benito County in Hollister, California. Frank Leal, the owner, transformed the land into a contemporary winery for hosting special events. The venue has a waterfront lake with waterfall, a gazebo, and gardens, offering... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Guests 50 to 300
Featured Santa Cruz Dream Inn
Santa Cruz Dream Inn
14 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Santa Cruz, CA

Have you always dreamed of having your wedding on the beach with panoramic ocean views? Dream Inn Santa Cruz is a full-service beachfront hotel wedding ceremony and reception venue located in Santa Cruz, California. We offer breathtaking views of Santa Cruz’s Boardwalk, historic wharf, scenic West... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Jardines de San Juan
Jardines de San Juan
19 reviews
· Banquet Halls · San Juan Bautista, CA

Jardines de San Juan is a historic restaurant and wedding venue located in the rolling hills of San Juan Bautista, California. They pride themselves on being an all-inclusive venue for the modern couple. They established themselves in 1977, and specialize in Mexican cuisine. Jardines de San Juan... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured The Perry House
The Perry House
104 reviews
· Mansion Weddings · Monterey, CA

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... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Kennolyn
37 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Soquel, CA

Kennolyn’s Hilltop Hacienda is an elegant wedding venue located in the Santa Cruz mountains in Soquel, California. This 300-acre property offers couples and their guests gorgeous views of Monterey Bay, towering redwood trees and the Monterey Peninsula. They pride themselves on their... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Bernardus Lodge & Spa
Bernardus Lodge & Spa
22 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Carmel Valley, CA

Bernardus Lodge & Spa is a classic wedding venue located in Carmel Valley, California, offering a panoramic view of the Santa Lucia Mountains and vineyards. It is located at a 1.5-hour drive from the San Jose Airport and 15 minutes from Carmel-by-the-Sea. Couples and guests can have their dream... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Hyatt Carmel Highlands
Hyatt Carmel Highlands
24 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Carmel, CA

Hyatt Carmel Highlands is a historic, coastal hotel located four miles from downtown Carmel, California. We are located on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Bur Sur coast, and award-winning restaurant. We pride ourselves on making couples’ dreams come true for the last 102 years. Hyatt Carmel... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Guests 2 to 150
Featured Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay
4 reviews
· Hotel Weddings · Monterey, CA

The Portola Hotel & Spa is a full-service hotel and wedding venue located in Monterey, California. Here, you can find numerous event spaces inspired by the coast, a range of budget options, and creative menus highlighting local, fresh cuisine. Couples booking their event at this venue are guaranteed... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Ventana Inn & Spa
Ventana Inn & Spa
7 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Big Sur, CA

Ventana Inn & Spa is a resort wedding venue located in Big Sur, California. The rustic venue sits on a hill overlooking the horizon of the central California coastline and the surrounding mountains and redwood forests. The unique blend of natural settings makes Ventana Inn & Spa an ideal venue... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Featured Wind and Sea
Wind and Sea
3 reviews
· Barn & Farm Weddings · Big Sur, CA Wind and Sea is a private wedding venue located along the beautiful coast of Big Sur, California. This six-acre property offers unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean from both their indoor and outdoor spaces. The property is naturally engulfed with pines, eucalyptus,... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Pro Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
1 review
· Museum Weddings · Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is a historic wedding venue in Santa Cruz, California. Their wide variety of event spaces provides an artistic, modern feel that will create a unique setting to enhance your special day. The MAH strives to create shared experiences and memorable connections that... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

For 100 Guests $3k - $4k
Guests 10 to 170
Pro Monterey County Fair & Event Center
Monterey County Fair & Event Center
3 reviews
· Banquet Halls · Monterey, CA

Monterey County Fair & Event Center is a wedding venue in Monterey, California. Consider the outdoor and indoor event spaces here for ceremonies, receptions, engagement parties, and even bridal showers. Facilities and Capacity Monterey County Fair & Event Center has five different locations to... (Wedding Venues Monterey)

Guests 10 to 1,000
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Monterey Wedding Venues: Your Wedding Venue Planning Guide for Monterey, CA and Beyond

Situated along Northern California's central coastline is the stunning city of Monterey. The seaside town is known for its laidback way of life, proximity to the water and an abundance of stunning locations that would be ideal for tying the knot. Embark on your journey toward wedded bliss by learning everything you need to know about searching for Monterey wedding venues below.

Wedding Venues in Monterey

Although there are many things to love about Monterey, most couples choose to represent their love of the beach as part of their wedding day. As Monterey boasts lots of venues that are near or overlooking the ocean, it will be easy to incorporate the element into your festivities. Hunt for restaurants, hotels and historic homes that allow you to tie the ocean into your ceremony or reception.

A number of nearby vineyards offer venue rentals as well, if you prefer to ditch the coastline. Be sure to consider gardens and arboretums as options for your wedding, too. Once you've decided between banquet halls and botanic gardens, take a look at your wedding budget. On average, couples in Monterey spend between $30,000 and $40,000 on their wedding day. Only spend what you and your partner are comfortable with, and consult one another before making any deposits on venues.

Travel and Accommodations in Monterey

Three miles southeast of the city is the Monterey Regional Airport, which services the area. For more extensive flight options, look to the San Jose Airport or the San Francisco International Airport if you or your guests arrive from afar. The best way to traverse around the coastal town is by way of a car, which you can rent at the airport or inside the city.

Accommodations in Monterey range from massive resorts to charming boutique hotels. There are more than a few luxury hotels in the area, and travelers coming from out of town can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $300 a night. For additional accommodation options, check out the secluded beachside retreats of Carmel-By-The-Sea or the city of Salinas, the hometown of John Steinbeck.

Weather Forecast for Monterey

The beauty of getting married in California is that you can plan on moderate weather all year long. The cold season sees highs in the 50s and 60s, and summers are known for staying rather cool due to the city's coastal position, hovering in the 70s and occasional 80-degree temperatures. Rain is common from October through April, so if you get hitched during this time be sure to have indoor spaces available for you and your wedding guests. Additionally, springs and summers in Monterey can be cool, foggy and even a bit gray, so don't be surprised if the sun isn't shining on your Big Day.

Want your wedding to feel like something out of a fairytale? Get married in Monterey, California, and use the planning tools available here on WeddingWire to organize your celebration. From decoration inspiration to registry resources, we have everything you need to plan your coastal nuptials.