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Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel Wedding Venue
120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, California 93923
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 831/620-6234

Special Offer or Discount

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!
Please contact the catering department, and let them customize your celebration, 831/622-5461 or [email protected]

Mid-Week Wedding Special
The dream of a Hyatt Carmel Highlands wedding just got a bit more real—celebrate Monday-Thursday, and you can get a discount package that includes:

  • 50% discount on the current site fee
  • 4-course custom menu that includes your choice of either the menu’s dessert or a cake, at $100/person plus tax and gratuity.
  • Complimentary guestroom for the newlyweds on their wedding night with a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Choice of breathtaking seaside venues
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Discounts on rooms and suites for your guests
  • Professional wedding specialists to assist throughout the event planning process

Please contact the resort’s wedding consultants for more info, 831/622-5461, [email protected]

Why We Like This Place

Built in 1916 in the Carmel Highlands just south of Carmel, this luxurious sanctuary boasts over 100 years as 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 an unforgettable celebration.

After its recent multi-million-dollar renovation, Hyatt Carmel Highlands is more stunning than ever. Commanding one of the world's most spectacular vistas overlooking the Big Sur coast, the hotel offers a variety of first-class facilities for weddings. Outdoor ceremonies are staged on a redwood deck, complete with a contemporary gazebo, perched above the rocky cliffs with ocean waves crashing 200 feet below.

After the ceremony guests are escorted into a variety of reception areas—each is elegant, with comfortable furnishings and outstanding views of the blue Pacific. The hotel's award-winning chefs are renowned for culinary excellence emphasizing the freshest local and organic ingredients. And the extensive wine and champagne list frequently garners the Grand Award from Wine Spectator. 

As if the incomparable surroundings and exceptional cuisine aren't enough, the opportunity to spend the wedding night on property in one of the plush ocean-view suites is not to be missed. Romantic touches include a private balcony, wood-burning fireplace and Jacuzzi tub--and you can also arrange for breakfast in bed the next morning. Friends and family staying the weekend will also appreciate the newly renovated restaurant, California Market at Pacific's Edge, whose expansive deck boasts dramatic ocean vistas and breathtaking sunsets.

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: 175
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 175
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 120


  • Max. Seated: 175

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 12–175 seated guests indoors. The gazebo and deck hold up to 120 seated outdoors.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A deposit equal to the amount of the site fee, which ranges $3,000–10,000, is due upon signing of the event contract. Luncheons start at $95/person, dinners at $115/person; alcohol, tax and a 21% service charge are additional. A final confirmed guest count and entrée choices is due 2 weeks before the event, with adjustments accepted along with the final payment 3 working days before 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

AV/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

Venue 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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