Laurel Mill Lodge

Monterey/Carmel Valley



Tucked away in a storybook redwood forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Laurel Mill Lodge brings your fairy tale wedding vision to life. Just 35 minutes south of San Jose, this quiet and quaint retreat offers you and your guests a peaceful place to get away and celebrate your nuptials. Walk down a lush green aisle to say your vows beneath the towering trees of the 27 acres of open forest. Your friends and family will be there to remember your special moment, and Laurel Mill Lodge is a beautiful private estate to camp out overnight or book out a multi-day stay. After a lovely ceremony, a rustically romantic barbeque on the lawn or and cozying up to the outdoor fire pits. entertains guests into the evening. You’ll dance under the bright stars at this secluded estate. As your loved ones often come from long distances, Laurel Mill Lodge offers the perfect setting for a weekend of celebrating in their quaint cabins next to a babbling mountain brook. A calm and serene wedding day unfolds at Laurel Mill Lodge.

Venue Style

Private Estate, Park/Garden, Mountain, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time. Early morning can be arranged. Music must end by 10:00PM but the celebration may continue much later.

Rental Fees

The wedding package featured on Wedding Spot is a 30 hour wedding package for 100 guests that includes the ceremony and reception space for a $6,600 rental fee. The package also includes dormitory accommodations for up to 24 guests and a complimentary cabin for the bride and groom. For guest counts greater than 100 guests, it's an additional $15 per person for the day. All packages are completely customizable and adding or removing services will alter the price. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required. Please inquire with the venue for other wedding packages offered and overnight fee specifics.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Laurel Mill Lodge is estimated at between $10,149 and $14,169 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Podium and/or stage
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Venue set up and clean up
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Hot tub
Fire pit
Complimentary cabin for bride and groom
Dormitory accommodations for 24 guests
Complimentary breakfast for 26+ guests

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
General liability insurance required
Wheelchair access limited
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 10:00PM
No pets allowed
No open flame outdoors, sparklers, glitter, rice, or confetti