The Perfect Wedding Venue in Northern California

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa makes a breathtaking, picture-perfect location for Monterey weddings. From dramatic backdrops to festive event spaces, outstanding cuisine, beverage and service, your perfect day will be everything you envisioned – and more. Our wedding professionals are more than happy to help plan every detail of your wedding day, from your first visit to the last dance at your reception. We hand-pick our vendors to ensure every detail of your wedding is seamless, including wedding officiants, photographers, flowers, linens, room décor, music, transportation, and of course, our delicious catering.

With an enormous range of venues, we also have event rooms that are ideal for engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, receptions and post-wedding brunches.

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Conference RoomsClassroomTheatreConferenceHollow SquareU-ShapeBanquetCeiling HeightLength x WidthSquare Feet
Dolphins1504356060442409'7"56.4 x 59.63334
Dolphins Foyer------10'16 x 21314
Monterey Bay10220048344516010'5"56 x 35.62365
Ocean Club27442222254010'8"25 x 25675
Carmel 135842634248010'27 x 32.4861
Carmel 240842634248010'25 x 32.4796
Carmel 1 & 28416848524915010'52 x 32.41657
John Steinbeck--2020--10'6"14 x 27.8374
Fairway Hosp.18322020143210'6"18.8 x 23448
Cypress Ballroom 130702230245010'23.4 x 35.4820
Cypress Ballroom 230702230245010'23.4 x 35.4820
Cypress Ballroom 330702230245010'23.4 x 35.4820
Cypress Ballroom 430702230245010'23.4 x 35.4820
Cypress Total240500---35010'79.6 x 46.83725
Cypress 1 & 27215046544212010'35.4 x 46.81636
Cypress Foyer 1 & 212017052604816010'44 x 46.82024
Pt. Lobos 136562222184010'28.0 x 24.0618
Pt. Lobos 254703030246010'36 x 24837
Pt. Lobos 1 & 29013650504511010'64 x 241455
Big Sur 112201414-169'6"24 x 13.3316
Big Sur 212201818-209'6"24 x 17.8400
Big Sur 312201818-209'6"24 x 17.6398
Big Sur 1, 2 & 34280404038709'6"24 x 48.61114
Stevenson 112241818-209'6"15.6 x 22.4322
Stevenson 212241818-209'6"15.6 x 22.4322
Stevenson 1 & 22448303024509'6"31 x 22.4644
Upper Plaza-600---400--21,500 *
10,795 **
Lower Terrace-200---110--5400 *
2300 **

Wedding Venues

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.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Dolphins Ballroom

This ballroom has a spectacular view of the dolphins fountain and Monterey Bay. The gorgeous décor is a direct reflection of the outside ambiance, filling the room with coastal colors of aqua, deep marine blues, greens, sun-filled golds and ruby reds.

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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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