Monarch Cove Inn

Monterey/Carmel Valley



For the quintessential destination wedding location with private, exclusive use, the Monarch Cove Inn is truly a home away from home. As one of the most charming bed and breakfasts in the Bay Area, the historic property provides stunning views along California’s Central Coast. This 2.5 acre venue, perched on historic Depot Hill, offers panoramic views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz area, providing a canvas that will be unforgettable for your guests. Gaze off the cliff at the romantic ocean view as you say “I do” in the grassy garden full of blooming flowers. You and your guests will enjoy the sound of ocean waves and buzzing hummingbirds as they make their way to the charming veranda for a night of elegant cocktails, food and dancing. You can also stroll along the eucalyptus-lined pathway through the Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary that leads to New Brighton State Beach for great photo opportunities! The Monarch Cove Inn offers wedding celebrations that feel intimate, and most importantly, reflect your unique tastes and style.

Venue Style

Park/Garden, Ocean/Waterfront View, Beach, Bed & Breakfast/Inn, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Flexible set up start time, early morning can be arranged. Saturday events cannot begin before 10:00AM and Sunday events cannot begin before 1:00PM. All events must end by 6:00PM.

Rental Fees

Facility Fees: High Season
(May 1-October 31)
Friday/Saturday: $2750 (50 guests or less), $4000 (50-100), $4500 (100+)
Sunday: $2000 (50 guests or less), $3000 (50-100), $3500 (100+)
Weekday (M-Th): $1850 (50 guests or less), $2500 (50-100), $3000 (100+)

Facility Fees: Low Season
(Nov 1-April 30)
Friday/Saturday: $2250 (50 guests or less), $3500 (50-100), $4000 (100+)
Sunday: $1500 (50 guests or less), $2500 (50-100), $3000 (100+)
Weekday (M-Th): $1350 (50 guests or less), $2000 (50-100), $2500 (100+)

Ceremony Only Fees
High Season: Friday-Sunday $2000, Monday-Thursday $1500
Low Season: Friday-Sunday $1500, Monday-Thursday $1000

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Monarch Cove Inn is estimated at between $13,866 and $22,440 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Overnight accommodations available
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Valet parking or shuttle service required
Wheelchair access limited
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
No amplified music allowed
Smoking in designated areas only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 6:00PM
No rice, birdseed, confetti, glitter, etc.