Monterey Wedding Venue
285 Figueroa Street
Monterey, California 93940
If you love the sea, you’ve probably fantasized about spending time at a private beach house with the sand right outside your door and seals and pelicans as your only neighbors. You’ve pictured yourself admiring ocean views and spectacular sunsets from your front porch, and gathering friends and family around an evening bonfire, with the sublime setting putting everyone in a summertime state of mind no matter what the season.
Well, the event professionals at Central Coast Events (CCE) can make your fantasy a reality—at least for your wedding day. They’ve been arranging festivities-to-remember for years, and many of the most memorable have happened at the historic Monterey Beach House.
Located next to a waterfront park and wharf, and within walking distance to Monterey hotels and activities, the beach house is a simple cloud-colored building trimmed in sailor blue. The steps of its broad front deck descend onto the sand, and since CCE lays claim to its own stretch of this pristine shoreline, they’ll set up your event right at the water’s edge.
Ceremonies are accompanied by a palm treelined wedding aisle, white chairs, a wooden wedding arch and the blue Pacific. Drinks and appetizers are served on the deck, and while the bridal party poses for scenic photos the staff sets up the outdoor reception. The usual motif includes tiki torches, a bonfire and colorful beach chairs, and the beach site can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. Want fire and hula dancers? Ask, and Central Coast Events will make it happen. This is also one of the only local beaches that allow cocktails—so bring on the paper umbrellas!
Inside the beach house, social hours and receptions are anything but dull thanks to a myriad of novelty attractions, like ping pong, pool, and an optional “surf’s up” photo backdrop—all sure-fire icebreakers. If you opt for an elegant ambiance, the staff can remove the games and have everything looking fancy as you please. The newly renovated interior features light, faux-finished floors and draped ceilings with twinkle lights. The neutral palette allows you to dress up the beach house for a sophisticated soirée, but some couples embrace the beach theme by choosing from a wide array of tropical-colored linens and other vibrant décor. Just ask the staff for help and ideas!
A stage at one end of the room is outfitted with a rear projection screen and a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system. Amp up the entertainment by booking the house DJ or band, who will “wow” your guests with cool tunes and a light show.
CCE’s menus offer a fine selection of California coastal-cuisine dishes that are both hearty and delicious. Entrées are prepared fresh during your event on a large outdoor grill; favorites include oak-grilled tri-tip, and guava-glazed salmon with grilled pineapple salsa. Whatever you choose, your guests are sure to be satisfied.
And here’s a thought: If you’re planning a formal affair at another Monterey venue, why not change things up by reserving the Monterey Beach House for your rehearsal dinner? Their event packages and high-caliber service add up to convenience, value, and guaranteed good times. Lots of venues can host a wedding…but if you want a party, then this is the place.
CEREMONY & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 200 seated guests indoors and 300 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 200 seated or 500 standing indoors and 400 seated or 600 standing outdoors.
A $2,000 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of booking. 100% of the estimated total is due 30 days prior to the event, and any remaining balance is due on the business day following the event.
Their wedding package is $100/person and includes the site fee, beach ceremony, beach party reception, choice of 4 menu options, cake-cutting fee, assorted beverages and bar setup and more. Alcohol is additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: on site
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided or CBA
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: city lot ($1.50/hour fee)
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA, extra fee
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
Other: clergy on staff, AV equipment, event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine with corkage fee
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed or fake petals on beach
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Year-round, daily, 11am–4pm or 6pm–11pm.
Alternate Info: Monterey Beach Party at Del Monte Beach House