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Monterey/Carmel Valley Wedding Venues

Monterey/Carmel Valley is a gorgeous California dreamscape that consists of Carmel Valley and the rest of Monterey County. One of the most famous areas in the state simply for its beauty, this waterfront wonder stays true to its reputation. Because it is one of the most highly coveted real estate areas in the world, lavish accommodations are the standard, and the extraordinary is ordinary.

Wedding venues in Monterey/Carmel Valley truly match their lovely surroundings, and utilize the picturesque location in various ways. Far and wide, the most popular wedding venues either have an ocean view or are hosted in a luxury ranch setting. That is not to say that options that do not fall into those two categories are lacking in any way, but when you are surrounded by splendor matched only by the bride, it just makes sense to utilize it.

Wedding ceremonies in Monterey/Carmel Valley with waterfront views have the highest demand for good reason. Stroll along cliff side paths for photographs so wonderful it will be tough to find frames that do them justice. Picture an ocean backdrop as the breeze of the Mediterranean climate and the smell of the sea set the mood for the rest of the day and night. Watch the sunset over the water before retiring into a fully customized reception area, where fine dining with gourmet cuisine and regional wines reenergize before the cutting of the stunning cake. Palm trees will lead the way towards a late night dip, and dancing in the lavish interior with awe-inspiring drapes overhead is a mesmerizing experience. Exchange vows as dolphins leap in the distance, and prepare for a wedding of unmatched spectacle.

The view of the ocean is not the only breathtaking option, and a wedding reception in Monterey/Carmel Valley can exceed their waterfront view counterparts depending on preference. The famously sunshiny weather only furthers the lush rolling backdrop, where an outdoor ceremony—whether tree covered or in a picture-perfect meadow— becomes an unparalleled service. Dine and dance under rustic cathedral ceilings with handcrafted chandeliers, and give toast to your guests with the world’s finest champagne. With the look and feel pulled straight from the pages of a storybook, a ranch wedding is a dreamlike venue for saying “I do’s.”

Wedding Venue Prices in Monterey/Carmel Valley

Affluence and luxury come with the territory, so in comparison to other locations, venues in Monterey/Carmel Valley tend to be on the more high-end side when compared to other locations, even those within the state. While starting prices for 100 guests typically fall around $15,000, the top tier venues can start at as much as $30,000. Prices are also affected by services, accommodations, other extras, and the time of year, as the weather is nationally unmatched in the summer, but chillier in the colder months.