Memory Gardens at Monterey State Historic Park

Monterey/Carmel Valley



With flowers in bloom at any time of year, and hidden in an urban setting, the Memory Garden is included in Secret Gardens of Monterey. Not far from Fisherman's Wharf, the garden was designed in 1927. The intimate outdoor venue is secluded by an 8-foot adobe wall with architecture that mimics the adjacent Pacific House Building, built to combine Mexican and Monterey styles. In the mid-1800s the space was used for bull and bear fights, but now gorgeous Magnolia trees dot the historic garden along with climbing roses, camellias and a wisteria tree providing warmth and beauty. A decorative, trickling fountain, 15-feet in diameter, serves as the serene centerpiece amidst the trellised walkways and stucco Andalusian arches.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 250 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 250 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 9:00PM.

Rental Fees

Memory Garden Saturday, Sunday & holiday rate:
Eight (8) hours: $2,650.
Ten (10) hours: $3,150

Memory Garden Friday rate:
Eight (8) hours: $2,150
Ten (10) hours: $2,500

Memory Garden Monday through Thursday rate:
Five (5) hours: $1,150
Eight (8) hours: $1,750
Ten (10) hours: $2,050

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Memory Gardens at Monterey State Historic Park is estimated at between $12,635 and $23,552 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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BYO, Provided

Amenities Included

Ceremony arch
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
No kitchen
Public parking

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
Smoking outside only
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:00PM
No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti