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Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel Wedding Venue
120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, California 93923

Contact: Catering
Phone: 831/622-5461
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Hyatt Carmel Highlands Welcomes Same-Sex Weddings:
The iconic Hyatt Carmel Highlands overlooking the Big Sur coastline invites same-sex couples to take advantage of the hotel’s extraordinary setting and services. Professional wedding specialists will guide you through the planning process, whether you envision an intimate gathering of close friends and family, or a lavish gala.A complimentary guestroom and chilled bottle of champagne for the newlyweds is included!

Contact the catering department, and let them customize your celebration, 831/622-5461.

Why We Like This Place

Built in 1916 in the Carmel Highlands just south of Carmel, this particular Hyatt Hotel is one of the most sought-after event locations in California. Noted for its panoramic views and extraordinary cliffside setting, the hotel provides an idyllic environment for a special celebration.

After its multi-million-dollar renovation, this venue is more stunning than ever. Commanding one of the world’s most spectacular vistas, with exploding waves crashing 200 feet below, the hotel offers a variety of first-class facilities for either business functions or weddings. For outdoor ceremonies, a redwood deck complete with contemporary gazebo is perched just above the rocky cliffs overlooking the Pacific.

After the ceremony guests are escorted into a variety of reception areas—each is elegant, with comfortable furnishings and outstanding views. The hotel’s chefs are renowned for culinary excellence, and the extensive wine and champagne list frequently garners the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. The staff can organize a traditional party or a more creative event for the adventuresome. If you’re looking for a very special place for one of life’s great moments, the incomparable Hyatt Carmel Highlands should be high on your list.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 120
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 120


  • Max. Seated: 120

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The outdoor gazebo accommodates 120 seated guests. In case of inclement weather, your wedding coordinator can offer options.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The property can accommodate 12–120 seated guests indoors. The gazebo and deck hold up to 120 seated outdoors.

Fees & Deposits

The site fee ranges $1,000–6,000. Luncheons start at $85/person, dinners at $105/person; alcohol, tax and a 21% service charge are additional. Half the estimated total is due 12 weeks prior to the event, and the balance is due 10 working days prior. A final confirmed guest count is required 3 working days in advance of the event.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA, extra charge
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: full range CBA, extra fee
Parking: complimentary valet
Accommodations: 48 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: limited
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: coastline panorama at the gateway to Big Sur
Other: off-premise catering also available

Site Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Waterfront/Beach Location


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified restricted
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: may be required

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Amplified Music

w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access Limited


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