WeddingsRomance at the Ocean’s Edge

Romance at the Ocean’s Edge

Fall in love with timeless beauty of the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Our historic oceanfront retreat on Cannery Row is a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings and bridal events. Offering sweeping oceanfront views in every direction and warm, personalized service, our classic coastal hotel will captivate your guests with its turn-of-the-century romance and irresistible setting.

Let your imagination take flight. From first visit to last dance, allow our professional wedding planners to custom curate your perfect celebration, tapping a trusted team of premier vendors, including photographers, florists, musicians and wedding officiants. We also stand ready to delight your guests with unique-to-Monterey experiences, including wine tasting tours in Carmel Valley, and bike trips along scenic Monterey Bay.

Wedding Venues

Say “I do” on our oceanfront terrace, dramatically suspended above the crashing surf or host a gala affair in one of our elegant ballrooms featuring glittering chandeliers, Brazilian teakwood and romantic ocean balconies. Wherever you choose, your celebration will be enhanced by award-winning California coastal cuisine. A host of flexible event spaces, offer the ideal wedding weekend destination.

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Conference Room Classroom Theatre Conference Hollow Square U-Shape Banquet Ceiling Height Length x Width Square Feet
Dolphins 150 435 60 60 44 240 9'7" 56.4 x 59.6 3,334
Dolphins Foyer - - - - - - 10' 16 x 21 314
Monterey Bay 102 200 48 34 45 160 10'5" 56 x 35.6 2,365
Ocean Club 27 44 22 22 25 40 10'8" 25 x 25 675
Carmel 1 35 84 26 34 24 80 10' 27 x 32.4 861
Carmel 2 40 84 26 34 24 80 10' 25 x 32.4 796
Carmel 1 & 2 84 168 48 52 49 150 10' 52 x 32.4 1,657
John Steinbeck - - 20 20 - - 10'6" 14 x 27.8 374
Fairway Hosp. 18 32 20 20 14 32 10'6" 10.8 x 23 448
Cypress Ballroom 1 30 70 22 30 24 50 10' 23.4 x 35.4 820
Cypress Ballroom 2 30 70 22 30 24 50 10' 23.4 x 35.4 820
Cypress Ballroom 3 30 70 22 30 24 50 10' 23.4 x 35.4 820
Cypress Ballroom 4 30 70 22 30 24 50 10' 23.4 x 35.4 820
Cypress Total 240 500 - - - 350 10' 79.6 x 46.8 3,725
Cypress 1 & 2 72 150 46 54 42 120 10' 35.4 x 46.8 1,636
Cypress Foyer 1 & 2 120 170 52 60 48 160 10' 44 x 46.8 2,024
Point Lobos 1 36 56 22 22 18 40 10' 28 x 24 618
Point Lobos 2 54 70 30 30 24 60 10' 36 x 24 837
Point Lobos 1 & 2 90 136 50 50 45 110 10' 64 x 24 1,455
Big Sur 1 12 20 14 14 - 16 9,6" 24 x 13.3 316
Big Sur 2 12 20 18 18 - 20 9'6" 24 x 17.8 400
Big Sur 3 12 20 18 18 - 20 9'6" 24 x 17.6 398
Big Sur 1, 2 & 3 42 80 40 40 38 70 9'6" 24 x 48.6 1,114
Stevenson 1 12 24 18 18 - 20 9'6" 15.6 x 22.4 322
Stevenson 2 12 24 18 18 - 20 9'6" 15.6 x 22.4 322
Stevenson 1 & 2 24 48 30 30 24 50 9'6" 31 x 22.4 644
Upper Plaza - 600 - - - 400 - - 21,500
10,795
Lower Terrace - 200 - - - 110 - - 5,400
2,300

   

Lower Terrace

Lower Terrace

Make a beautiful descent down our grand staircase to the Lower Terrace, for a wedding ceremony overlooking Monterey Bay. After saying “I do,” enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the waves roll onto the beach and the sun sets behind the hills across the bay.

Upper Plaza

Upper Plaza

With breathtaking panoramic views of Monterey Bay, the Upper Plaza is magical for wedding ceremonies and cocktail receptions, making it a favorite wedding venue in Northern California. The trellis, adorned with flowering vines, makes a wonderful entry point for the wedding processional.

Ocean Club

Ocean Club

With stunning ocean views, the Ocean Club is a favorite spot for intimate Monterey wedding receptions. Guests can gather around the fireplace or enjoy the view from the balcony.

Monterey Bay Room

Monterey Bay Room

With a magnificent ocean view, this is a romantic spot for dinner and dancing. Between songs and toasts, guests can head out to the balcony to enjoy the cool ocean breeze and listen to the ocean waves crash below.

Dolphins Ballroom

Dolphins Ballroom

This ballroom has a spectacular view of the dolphins fountain and Monterey Bay. The gorgeous décor is inspired by the outdoor atmosphere, filling the room with coastal colors of aqua, deep marine blues, greens and sun-filled golds.

Cypress Ballroom

Cypress Ballroom

With Brazilian teakwood, sprawling chandeliers and hand-painted murals illustrating the local Monterey and Carmel scenery, the Cypress Room is formal, elegant and grand.

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