Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Monterey/Carmel Valley



Nestled along the jaw dropping cliffs of the Big Sur Coast on Highlands Drive in Carmel, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands presents a majestic wedding and reception venue directly on the Pacific Ocean. A seaside hotel with a picturesque redwood outdoor deck, this venue provides breathtaking oceanfront views from every angle. Imagine saying ‘I do’ under the gazebo on the open air deck with the cool ocean breeze against your skin. Refined and romantic, this lavish venue includes two unique rooms to host an unforgettable reception with your closest family and friends. For brides and grooms with a large guest list, consider utilizing the space within the Surf Room, which features a full dance floor, floor to ceiling windows, and a private balcony to bask in the California sunset. A more intimate setting, the Yankee Point Room offers a warm and rustic atmosphere with a wood burning fireplace and sophisticated decor. If you envisioned a seaside retreat for your wedding day, the Hyatt Carmel Highlands hotel is the perfect venue to make your dreams come true.

Venue Style

Hotel/Resort, Ocean/Waterfront View, Ballrooms, Mountain, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 120 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time, but is dependent on other events in the hotel. Clients are guaranteed a 2-hour block for setup and breakdown. Daytime events must end by 3:00pm. Evening events must end by midnight.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $10,000 for a reception and includes 5.5 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The set up fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,000. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $250/hr. A non-refundable security deposit of 100% of the rental fee is required. Please inquire with the venue for food and beverage minimum details that may apply. Looking for a dream luxury wedding? The spectacular Hyatt Carmel Highlands, known for its breathtaking views and deluxe amenities, will offer midweek weddings. Whether couples want the “all-the-details treatment” or a “just-the-basics” approach, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers solutions tailored for each guest. Midweek weddings at Hyatt Carmel Highlands are available Monday – Thursday, and include: A four-course custom menu prepared by Executive Chef Chad Minton for $100, plus tax and gratuity per guest. This includes your choice of dessert of the menu or a cake. Professional wedding specialists to assist throughout the event planning process Complimentary guest room for 1 night with chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries for the bride and groom. Choice of several breathtaking venues, including incredible seaside location overlooking the Big Sur coast with epic views of the Pacific Ocean. Complimentary valet parking for the wedding couple and their guests. Discounted rates on guestrooms and suites for event attendees

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hyatt Carmel Highlands is estimated at between $11,757 and $30,960 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Groom's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Overnight accommodations available
Day of onsite manager
Complimentary bridal suite
Full kitchen facilities
Valet/shuttle service provided

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Food & beverage minimum
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by midnight
No open flame