The Perry House 201 Van Buren Street • Monterey • CA 93940


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Overlooking the Monterey Bay, the historic Perry House—an eye-catching Queen Anne-style Victorian—is just right for elegant yet homey celebrations. Originally built in 1860, the Events By Classic Group purchased the landmark mansion in 2010 and lovingly reimagined it as a stunning wedding venue that’s simply loaded with vintage charm.

Ceremonies are held in the garden, which is bordered by the multi-story Main House and the cozy Carriage House. A stately white pergola anchors the seaward side, framing the wedding couple as they say “I do” amidst flowery landscaping and a filtered backdrop of sea and sky.

After the vows, the cocktail hour kicks off upstairs in the Harbor View Lounge, which is outfitted with cocktail tables and a built-in bar. There's even an outdoor deck where guests enjoy their drinks and tasty appetizers along with views of both the Monterey Bay and Santa Lucia Mountains.

Meanwhile, the amazing event team has transformed the garden into an enchanting outdoor reception space. Banquet tables or rounds are arrayed beneath glittering string lights and nearby, a rustic stone and brick oven produces delicious wood-fired pizzas. In fact, all event cuisine is grilled or cooked to order, creating a savory aroma that melds with the salty tang of the ocean air. Equally inviting are dreamy panoramas of sailboat-filled harbors and wooded heights, which are best viewed from the cascade of balconied stairways of the Main House. As twilight descends, a glorious sunset gives way to a glittering skyscape of stars and city lights, and the profusion of fairy lights that spark across porch railings, tree trunks, and rooflines create a fairytale atmosphere. This is when the action usually shifts to the Captain’s Room on the lower floor of the Main House, where receptions flow freely from dance floor to bay-windowed nooks and out onto the terrace.

For cake-cutting and after-dinner drinks, the party moves to the Carriage House, a convivial gathering spot warmed by a fireplace. Overhead, a breathtaking stained-glass dome ceiling evokes the room’s Art Deco heritage as well as a sense of occasion.

The Perry House is an all-inclusive venue, and the experts at the Events By Classic Group are known for going out of their way to produce personalized events with five-star catering and superb service. Their specialty is interactive chef stations where food displays are strategically placed throughout the property to encourage a lively atmosphere and maximum mingling.

Blessed with enduring charisma, the Perry House overflows with character, warmth, and thoughtful touches, and is well on its way to creating a romantic, new legacy.



Book your dream wedding on any available Sunday in 2024, and you'll enjoy a remarkable 50% discount off of the venue rental fee! But you must book by February 29, 2024 so don't wait...Contact the wedding team now at 831/647-0114, or email them (and mention this offer.)

Valid on new bookings only. Food & Beverage minimums and blackout dates apply.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–8,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of day
    • Time of year
    • If your ceremony is held at the venue

  • The rental fee includes a social hour, ceremony (if selected), reception, staffing, bar setup, serviceware, linens, and more.

    Note: This is not a ceremony-only location; your ceremony must also include a reception.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • The food & beverage minimum varies, but may make this venue unsuitable for fewer than 50 guests.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $93/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 80 130
Cocktails, etc. Standing 100 130
Reception Seated 80 130
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 60.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The garden seats 130 guests outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 130 guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 60 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info






BYO with corkage fee

Bar packages are available starting at $29/person.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily: Friday & Saturday until 10pm; Sunday–Thursday until 9pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Private Estate
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Home

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: some wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: garage across street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: grill and outdoor pizza oven
Cleanup: provided
View: fountain, garden, landscaped grounds; panorama of cityscape, bay, and harbor
Other: fire pit, speakers throughout the property


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine with corkage fee
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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