Carmel Wedding Venue
4860 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, California 93923
The lovely green fairways and Spanish Colonial buildings of Wedgewood at Rancho Cañada Golf Course are spread out on a spacious plateau in sun-splashed Carmel Valley. At this serene country club, you won’t find any pretensions—just friendly professional service and appealing event spaces. Resting on land that was once part of a Spanish rancho, the historic facility pays homage to its heritage with classic Iberian architecture and décor that hints at the romantic days of Spanish grandees and exotic beauties in lace mantillas. The buildings sport red-tile roofs, dark wood trim and arched doorways; tall oaks and fragrant pine trees, manicured hedges and flowerpots provide color.
The nicely landscaped grounds include a small pond fringed with bamboo and golden poppies, silhouetted against forested hillsides. Such a picturesque spot makes a dreamy backdrop for wedding ceremonies. But if you prefer, Wedgewood can also arrange a beach wedding just a short drive away on Carmel’s Monastery Beach. Here the staff sets up chairs and an archway right on the sand. Afterward, the celebration continues back at the club.
Social hours are usually held in the Fountain Courtyard, accented by garden beds brimming with cheerful scarlet, yellow and magenta blooms. A splashing fountain in the center of the plaza provides a tranquil vision and hacienda flair. Guests take the shade beneath a covered patio with wooden beams, ginger-hued wall tiles and a stone wood-burning fireplace. They can also mingle in the tastefully appointed foyer just inside before retiring to one of the adjacent banquet rooms for the reception.
The Fiesta Ballroom is a commodious event space with a wood-beam ceiling and skylights contributing to an open, airy quality. Elaborate Mission-style chandeliers convey Old World elegance, and expansive picture windows make it seem as if your reception is set among oak groves and camellia bushes, with everything cradled by the hilly vistas. Smaller gatherings enjoy the Merienda Room. It also features a vaulted, open-beam ceiling and rustic fixtures. Creative accents include an alcove that showcases a framed watercolor and stone sculpture, and a series of beveled mirrors that add sparkle to a corner of the room. A wall of picture windows captures the cascading green fairways, adorned with clusters of trees and flowers and surrounded by the majestic hills. You can admire the view up close on the Merienda’s outdoor patio, which is also suitable for cocktails or even a wedding ceremony.
The scenic setting is not this venue’s only inviting attribute—so is the very reasonable price tag. Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Centers are known for offering a range of all-inclusive event packages that take you from champagne toast to after-dinner coffee for a modest charge and a lot of extras. And if you want to make golf part of your weekend, you’ll get discounted rates for that as well.
Though this facility is open to the public, the welcoming ambiance and quality service is on par with that of an exclusive country club. And the prestigious Carmel Valley location, just a few minutes from the fabled Carmel Mission, world-class shops and legendary beaches, will make your guests feel even more privileged to attend your special event.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors the site holds 400 seated, and the Clubhouse Lawn up to 400 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Fiesta Ballroom accommodates up to 400 seated or 550 standing guests, and the Merienda Ballroom up to 200 seated or 300 standing. These spaces can be divided into smaller sections for meetings or intimate events.
25% of the estimated total event cost is required to reserve your date. An additional 25% is due 120 days prior to the event and the balance (based on your final guest count) is due 10 days prior. All payments are credited towards your final balance and are nonrefundable and nontransferable. All-inclusive, completely customizable wedding packages start at $33/person. Tax, alcohol and a 21–22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: pay phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: limited
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: golf fairways, valley, mountains
Other: event coordination
Golf Course Fairways
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight.
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