Find Wedding Ideas: Monterey and Carmel Wedding Venues You'll Love

Monterey and Carmel has so many beautiful wedding venues -- we have plenty of suggestions, depending on what you are looking for. We share our faves here.

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28 of Northern California's Most Romantic Wedding Venues

28 of Northern California's Most Romantic Wedding Venues

With its towering redwood forests, rugged coastline, and renowned wine country, you don’t have to look very hard to find a jaw-dropping romantic venue for your Northern California wedding. From a cliffside inn overlooking the Pacific to a Mediterranean-style villa surrounded by formal gardens, these dreamy locations set a stunning stage and provide all ambiance and gorgeous photo ops you’ll need for an unforgettable celebration.


28 of Northern California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

28 of Northern California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

On the hunt for a not-your-average wedding venue in Northern California? This part of the state is known for its rugged coastline with romantic bluffs, rolling vineyards, and majestic redwood forests. And tucked away in these gorgeous landscapes are some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a whimsical Tudor-style inn on the coast or a lavish wine-country estate just off the beaten path. Feast your eyes on these surprising and unexpected locations that are often hiding in plain sight!


14 Cool Northern California Coastal Destination Wedding Venues

14 Cool Northern California Coastal Destination Wedding Venues

Dreaming of a destination wedding on the misty shores of Northern California? From a charming inn nestled on a dramatic cliff at the edge of a redwood forest to a luxurious resort in beautiful Big Sur, find all the romance you'll ever need in these quaint and cozy seaside towns peppered along this rugged coastline.


California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California's Best Hidden Gem Wedding Venues

California has it all when it comes to stunning landscapes for a wedding: vineyards, pristine beaches, majestic mountains, and more. But it also includes some rare gems in places you wouldn't expect to find them, like a lush garden oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown, a lavish private estate tucked away in the redwoods, or a charming inn on the shores of a sleepy beach town. From North to South and everything in between, we've pulled together some of the most surprising and unexpected venues this Golden State has to offer—many that are hiding in plain sight!


5 Affordable Wedding Venues in Monterey and Carmel

5 Affordable Wedding Venues in Monterey and Carmel

Affordable wedding venues in Monterey and Carmel? They really do exist! Whether you’re looking for a romantic chapel or a grand ballroom, here’s a selection of beautiful places that will help you stay on budget.


Favorite 12 Northern California Wedding Venues | OG edition

Favorite 12 Northern California Wedding Venues | OG edition

In 1989 the following 14 Northern California venues said "I do" to Here Comes The Guide when it was a brand new wedding resource. They’re our true OGs, our original BFFs. They’ve been with us since day one, and we're proud to have featured them through good times, bad times, fleeting trends, and market changes. They know a thing or two about commitment, and we just want to say "Thanks!”.


10 All-inclusive Monterey and Carmel Wedding Venues

10 All-inclusive Monterey and Carmel Wedding Venues

Already overwhelmed with your wedding planning to-do list? Then choose an all-inclusive venue that will check off some of those items for you! From a historic barn and vintage lodge to a luxurious resort overlooking the coast, these Monterey County venues offer gorgeous indoor and outdoor settings along with seamless—and stress-free—celebrations.


9 Fantastic Wedding Venues on the Monterey Bay with Ocean Views

9 Fantastic Wedding Venues on the Monterey Bay with Ocean Views

If it’s an oceanview wedding ceremony that you crave, you can’t miss with these dreamy bayview wedding spots!


Toes in the Sand! 4 Beach Wedding Venues on the Monterey Bay

Toes in the Sand! 4 Beach Wedding Venues on the Monterey Bay

Fantasizing about a genuine, toes-in-the-sand beach wedding experience along the scenic Monterey Bay? These 5 venues could turn your vision board into a reality!


8 Fabulous Monterey and Carmel Venues for an Elopement or Small Wedding

8 Fabulous Monterey and Carmel Venues for an Elopement or Small Wedding

Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur (and all the gorgeous scenery this romantic area is known for) has an almost magnetic attraction for destination weddings—especially intimate ones.


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