Bernardus Lodge

Monterey/Carmel Valley



The serene character of Bernardus Lodge & Spa echoes an authentic Wine Country retreat. Nurturing a relaxing escape from the bustle of life, this intimate Carmel Valley venue is dressed with lush landscapes and majestic fountains. Connected to a two-acre landscaped setting, the Meritage Ballroom is an open event space that offers French doors overlooking the Santa Lucia mountain range. The property itself is outfitted with five-acres of lavender flowers and eight-acres of vineyards, offering a breathtaking backdrop. Brilliant foliage envelops the Wedding Garden and the two-story Marinus Terrace can be used as a small reception area decorated with sophisticated iron and glass tables and a stone fire pit. For a more playful area, the Croquet Lawn and Terrace is also available featuring bocce ball and croquet. Decorative walls create a private, enclosed area creating a European elegance. The resort is a picturesque, boutique-style destination for guests to visit or stay the evening.

Venue Style

Winery/Vineyard, Hotel/Resort, Ballrooms, Outdoor, Modern


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by 11:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $5,500 to $13,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. Additional hours can be arranged for a fee of $1,000/hr. A food and beverage minimum of $25,000 for Saturday.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Bernardus Lodge is estimated at between $25,101 and $49,755 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Votive candles
Overnight accommodations available
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

Food & beverage minimum
Venue must approve all decorations
Catering provided by venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 11:00PM
$20,000 food and beverage minimum for Saturday