8 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 waterfront wedding spots!


The Perry House

Monterey, CA

Fab Features: eye-catching Queen Anne-style Victorian • garden ceremonies take place beneath a stately white pergola • exquisite stained-glass skylight in the adjoining lounge • romantic view of the Monterey Bay is best from the upstairs terrace

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Chaminade Resort & Spa

Santa Cruz, CA

Fab Features: Mediterranean-style hilltop retreat surrounded by 300 acres of native woodlands • ceremony terrace with a rose-covered pergola and stunning views of Monterey Bay • on-site pool, hot tub, tennis courts, and miles of hiking trails in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Santa Cruz, CA

Fab Features: perched on a bluff overlooking the Santa Cruz coast and Monterey Bay • ceremonies surrounded by coastal prairie, wetlands, and wildlife like birds, sea lions, and whales • unique cocktail hour with interactive exhibits and access to the aquarium

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

InterContinental The Clement Monterey

Monterey, California

Fab Features: serene coastal retreat along famed Cannery Row • courtyard ceremonies overlooking the bay • posh oceanview ballroom with terrace • next to the renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

Seascape Beach Resort

Aptos, California

Fab Features: bluff-top resort with sweeping ocean vistas • lawn ceremonies and beachfront receptions against a bay backdrop • accommodations offer decks , patios, fireplaces, and ocean or forest views

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Monterey Marriott

Monterey, CA

Fab Features: 10th-floor Bay View Ballroom offers stunning panoramic views of the Monterey Bay • custom menus can include your own family recipes • accommodations—many with great views—for all your guests

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Carmel, California

Fab Features: luxurious, historic hotel • extraordinary cliffside setting with panoramic ocean views • award-winning chefs and wine list

Catering: In-house
Price: $$ • $$$

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