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Provided By: Old Whaling Station Historic Adobe & Gardens
Old Whaling Station Historic Adobe & Gardens

Venue highlights

BYO
Valet parking

Venue details

Style:

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Outdoor

Guest capacity:

Accommodates up to 125 guests

Services:

Ceremony / Reception

Outdoor

Location:

391 Decatur Street
Monterey, CA 93940

Description:

The Monterey State Historic Park exudes Old World charm. Built in 1847, by David Wight for his family, the adobe and frame structure is dominated by stucco arches, columns and a rustic trellis overhead.

As the whaling industry developed the property was used for onshore whaling operations featuring a massive iron cauldron to render whale oil. The historic cauldron still stands in the garden. The walkway, with a distinct pattern created with actual whale vertebrae gives a unique and historic feel. For a short time, the building was also operated as the Old Whaling Station Inn before it was purchased by the state of California. The flowering gardens are filled with trees, brick walkways and a picture-perfect rose garden.

Additional details

Service Options

Venue notes

The rental fee ranges from $1,500 to $1,900 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for a ceremony and reception and includes 13 including set up and clean up time. Weekday rental fees are $150 per hour with a 2 hour minimum. The set up fee for a ceremony-only wedding is $1,000 for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and $150 per hour on weekdays. The ceremony rental includes 4 hours of event time. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required for all events.

Amenities and Restrictions

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Ceremony arch

- Dance floor

- Tables and chairs provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Kitchen for prep only

- Public parking

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- 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 10:00PM

- No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti

Amenities

- Bride's dressing area

- Groom's dressing area

- Ceremony arch

- Dance floor

- Tables and chairs provided

- Outdoor lighting

- Venue set up and clean up

- Kitchen for prep only

- Public parking

Restrictions

- BYO alcohol

- Venue must approve all decorations

- General liability insurance required

- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.

- 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 10:00PM

- No rice, birdseed, glitter, confetti

Links

Old Whaling Station Historic Adobe & Gardens

Venue Highlights

BYO
Valet parking

STARTING AT $8,205 FOR 50 GUESTS

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