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Monterey Tides Hotel

Monterey Wedding Venue
2600 Sand Dunes Drive
Monterey, California 93940
Contact: Catering Department
Phone: 831/394-3321x506

Why We Like This Place

For the couple who dream of exchanging vows in full view of rolling waves, an endless blue horizon, and the dynamic Monterey skyline, this is your place. It also has the delightful distinction of being the only resort in the area that’s located directly on the beach and can accommodate beach wedding ceremonies. Miles of pristine white sand stretch in either direction; during the day sailboats dot the white-capped waters of the bay, and at night the lights of Monterey glitter on the far shore.

Of course, it takes more than a beautiful beach to make a first-class event facility, and Monterey Tides Hotel has a variety of unique venues. A wedding reception, corporate event, or any type of large gathering can be held in one of two ballrooms on the fourth floor. The Points Ballroom has plenty of windows with a sweeping vista of the waves. The La Grande Room is smaller than the Points Ballroom, but virtually identical to it in all other respects, including the panoramic view.

With all this stunning scenery, you’d expect outdoor events at Monterey Tides to be popular and they are. Adventurous couples can tie the knot on the resort’s beach or the South Terrace, both of which take advantage of the spectacular view. If you’d like an al fresco ceremony but prefer a more intimate setting, opt for the Ocean Deck or Wedding Garden.

As evening descends, retire indoors to one of the elegant ballrooms for dinner and dancing. The resort’s catering professionals can even customize your package with specialty menu items to enhance your wedding theme. Then keep the festivities going with an after party in the aptly named Bayview Room.

For a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, there are plenty of view-filled options that serve up panoramas of the ocean and Monterey skyline along with California coastal cuisine.

The resort is a great place for a destination wedding, because in addition to its flexible event spaces it boasts upgraded guestrooms that make staying here a pleasure. Amenities include 42″ flat panel HD TVs, iHome docking stations, complimentary WiFi and garden or ocean views.

At Monterey Tides Hotel, you and your guests not only have access to your very own “backyard” beach, you can also take a little vacation and enjoy all that this famous coastal region has to offer.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 400

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 10–300 seated or standing, indoors or outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates 10–300 seated or standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Several banquet rooms hold 5–400 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

For weddings, 25% of the estimated total is required to reserve your date. Wedding packages range $77–107/person excluding beverages. Reception-only packages are also available.

Location Uses

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


Catering: provided
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: CBA
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: self-parking; valet CBA
Accommodations: 196 guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes, more CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: Pacific Ocean and Monterey coastline
Other: event coordination, decorations

Venue Views


Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Beach Wedding Ceremony
Waterfront/Beach Location


Alcohol: provided
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK until 10pm
Wheelchair Access: yes, except to beach
Insurance: required for vendors
Other: no rice, birdseed or glitter; rose petals must be real outdoors and artificial indoors; only preferred vendors may be used

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