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Hilton Garden Inn Monterey

Monterey Wedding Venue
1000 Aquajito Road
Monterey, California 93940
Contact: Paula Burke, Catering Sales Manager
Phone: 831/333-2404

Special Offer or Discount

Monterey Wedding Extras!: 

Book your 2017 or 2018 wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey by December 31, 2017 and you'll receive the following perks:

  • Discounted rental of the Big Sur Ballroom for $1,500
  • Two complimentary hors d'oeuvres during refreshment hour
  • Two nights complimentary accommodations in a Jr. Suite for the newlyweds
  • Complimentary breakfast for the newlyweds
  • Courtesy wedding room block for your guests with no financial obligation

Call Hilton Garden Inn Monterey to create your special day!: Catering Sales Manager, Paula Burke, 831/333-2404, [email protected]

Why We Like This Place

Upon arrival at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey, you’re likely to say to yourself, “Wow, it’s even nicer than I thought it was going to be!” This distinct sense of having your expectations exceeded continues throughout your time here. The recently renovated hotel is centrally located on a scenic side street forested with mature oaks and Monterey pines. Inside, the stylish Lobby is clad in sleek marble and warm woods. Contemporary furnishings and décor accented with marine blue and a dash of sunny yellow contribute to a luxurious, yet unpretentious, freshness. To the right of the Lobby, a bar and lounge with a cut-stone fireplace is a classy space to relax or mingle. But it’s the genuine, welcoming smiles from all who work here that will most impress, as well as put you at ease during all the planning and celebrating of your special occasion.

Intimate ceremonies gather on a petite lawn. Larger ceremonies can be staged on the Poolside Terrace, which is also a fun place for open-air dining and cocktails. The Terrace has a bird’s-eye view of the sparkling swimming pool and deck, lined with a row of cabanas—great for showcasing gifts or the sweetheart table.

Gala receptions spread out inside the Big Sur, an octagon-shaped ballroom on the second floor, complete with a built-in wooden bar. Multiple windows frame the treetops and a peek-a-boo bay view. A breezeway connects the Big Sur to the smaller Vista Del Mar, which is often used for hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, or dancing. Windows trimmed with plantation shutters look out to the pool and trees. Another party option is the Presidio, a bright, charming room with a cathedral ceiling and eye-catching chandeliers whose glass cylinders are tinged with the colors of the sea. Doors open onto a narrow veranda overlooking the gazebo. With its cheery ambiance, the Presidio is also a popular choice for rehearsal dinners or day-after brunches.

The hotel’s updated accommodations offer plenty of homey amenities—like mini-refrigerators, microwaves and Keurig brewing systems—that make staying here not only convenient but also inviting. The family-friendly restaurant (try the tasty made-to-order breakfast!), a deluxe fitness center, 24-hour business center and complimentary WiFi are other guest-pleasers. And the congenial staff is always happy to direct lodgers to the abundant local attractions.

In fact, they’ve earned a reputation for going out of their way for their customers. Recently, when one couple having their reception at the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey suddenly found themselves without their beach ceremony location on the morning of their wedding, they called the hotel in a panic. The event team rushed into action, arranging a last-minute ceremony on site. That’s just one example of the caring, can-do spirit at the heart of this location’s success.

The hotel has one more pleasant surprise: Affordability. Your event manager is committed to giving you the most for your money—even supplying a complimentary customized web page to coordinate your wedding weekend; courtesy room blocks mean your friends and family will save, too. At the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey, you can wed, dine and stay for much less than you would expect to pay for a memorable Monterey destination wedding.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 210
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 210

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 160
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 160
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 250
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250


  • Max. Seated: 210

CEREMONY & MEETING CAPACITY: The Inn can accommodate up to 210 guests seated theater-style.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 160 seated for dinner, or 250 standing indoors and outdoors.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your date and event space. The venue rental fee is $1,500 with a wedding package. Ceremonies are an additional $1,000, and include chairs, runner, arch and pillars. Wedding Packages range $55–65/person, and include menu tasting prior to the event; two hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour; buffet or two-entree plated meal; champagne & sparkling cider toast; dance floor and staging; cake cutting; complimentary Jr. Suite for the newlyweds plus breakfast the next morning; discounted Room Blocks for your guests, and more! Tax, alcohol and service charge are additional.

Please contact Paula Burke, Catering Sales Manager, for additional information, [email protected], 831/333-2404.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: WiFi, AV equipment, more CBA
Parking: large lot, limited
Accommodations: 204 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: garden, landscaped grounds, pool area; panorama of forest
Other: event coordination

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: included in rental fee

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