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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

Carmel Valley , CA
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LOCATION

P.O. Box 80, 415 W. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 US (map)

PHONE

831-658-3597

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ABOUT US

OUR PROMISE is to indulge you with the intoxicating luxury of our new surroundings. Over the past 15 years, we have proudly cultivated the best in Carmel Valley luxury and hospitality.... Read more
OUR PROMISE is to indulge you with the intoxicating luxury of our new surroundings. Over the past 15 years, we have proudly cultivated the best in Carmel Valley luxury and hospitality. Our gracious employees provide the familiar faces and cordiality that create the Bernardus experience. Carmel Valley wine country truly has an appeal like no other. From weddings to weekend escapes - we look forward to welcoming you to lavish ambiance amongst the most enchanting of landscapes.

IMAGINE your dream wedding in a sun-dappled rose garden overlooking gorgeous mountains and vineyards. Bernardus Lodge & Spa is simply the best for weddings in California wine country. Tell us your wedding dreams, and our wedding experts and professional catering services team will make it a reality. We pay the utmost attention to every detail to make sure your wedding dreams come true. Our catering staff will help you shape your reception menu - working with our renowned culinary team and utilizing our award-winning wine list - to serve seasonal dishes selected and prepared to your specific preference. Whatever your theme, our menus and service are of the highest quality.

NESTLED in the heart of Carmel Valley amidst the beauty of the Santa Lucia Mountains, Bernardus Lodge & Spa is located twenty minutes from the Monterey Peninsula Airport and just a 1.5 hour drive from the San Jose Airport. Carmel-by-the-Sea is just 15 minutes away. Bernardus Lodge & Spa offers 57 luxurious guestrooms, each with a stone fireplace, king sized feather bed and complimentary wine-grotto. Our local average temperatures are: Spring 66°; Summer 70°; Fall 64°; Winter 61°

CONTACT US: (831) 658-3597 or weddings@bernarduslodge.com Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
8
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel, Winery
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeurves, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
2
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Local
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Tracy
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The best hotel experience of my life. From the fresh brewed coffee and wine delivered to the room upon arrival to the very necessary umbrellas scattered around the resort for use by all guests, Bernardus provided everything we needed, when we needed it. I would not only recommend this venue to everyone I know as a wedding venue, but this hotel will absolutely be a location for many more vacation for my husband and me.
The best hotel experience of my life. From the fresh brewed coffee and wine delivered to the room upon arrival to the very Read more...
The best hotel experience of my life. From the fresh brewed coffee and wine delivered to the room upon arrival to the very necessary umbrellas scattered around the resort for use by all guests, Bernardus provided everything we needed, when we needed it. I would not only recommend this venue to everyone I know as a wedding venue, but this hotel will absolutely be a location for many more vacation for my husband and me. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bernardus Lodge is beautiful and relatively small and private. It was awesome for our wedding for around 45 people. The venue was able to do all the catering we wanted including our cake (All Amazing!!), though it was our option. And the entire staff was so friendly and awesome! Even the housekeeper who stopped to freshen my room on the wedding morning was excited and wrapped me in a great big hug of congratulations!!
Bernardus Lodge is beautiful and relatively small and private. It was awesome for our wedding for around 45 people. The Read more...
Bernardus Lodge is beautiful and relatively small and private. It was awesome for our wedding for around 45 people. The venue was able to do all the catering we wanted including our cake (All Amazing!!), though it was our option. And the entire staff was so friendly and awesome! Even the housekeeper who stopped to freshen my room on the wedding morning was excited and wrapped me in a great big hug of congratulations!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Mity
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
For the first time my husband I walked into this place, we knew that this is where we are gonna get married. I am SO glad that we chose here!
What is most important thing about your wedding?
Flexibility - Bernardus Lodge does only one wedding per day. You get to pick your own time line. Entire stuff at Bernardus Lodge will focus on you and your day only. Scenery - Bernardus Lodge is surrounded by beautiful valley and mountain. 360 degree. They have grapevine, pool, loan, beautiful indoor/outdoor fireplace...on site restaurant, natural flowers and trees everywhere. It's stunningly beautiful. You have ceremony at little garden, cocktail hour at loan, guest can enjoy playing bocce game...and reception inside hall. It's so nice to go one place to another in one event. Food - Hands down, the best wedding food I ever ate. There is no question that food is important. Bernardus Lodge executed this to perfection. Hor devours has great selection, and dinner is served as presidential style! Your guests won't be hungry after at all. They gave you great portion of lobster and steak...even vegetables that comes with it is so delicious you wanna eat them at all. Steaks will melt in your mouth and oh desert. I have guests still calls and talks about how great food was. Stuff - From valet, concierge to room service, people at Bernardus Lodge is commit ed to give you absolute best customer service you ever experience. They are friendly, helpful and great to work with. We had the greatest day/greatest wedding at Bernardus Lodge, I couldn't be any happier at everything. I was so happy the day of wedding and stuff at Bernardus Lodge took great care of us, so I didn't have to worry a thing. Thanks to that, I remember every single moment of my day.
For the first time my husband I walked into this place, we knew that this is where we are gonna get married. I am SO glad Read more...
For the first time my husband I walked into this place, we knew that this is where we are gonna get married. I am SO glad that we chose here!
What is most important thing about your wedding?
Flexibility - Bernardus Lodge does only one wedding per day. You get to pick your own time line. Entire stuff at Bernardus Lodge will focus on you and your day only. Scenery - Bernardus Lodge is surrounded by beautiful valley and mountain. 360 degree. They have grapevine, pool, loan, beautiful indoor/outdoor fireplace...on site restaurant, natural flowers and trees everywhere. It's stunningly beautiful. You have ceremony at little garden, cocktail hour at loan, guest can enjoy playing bocce game...and reception inside hall. It's so nice to go one place to another in one event. Food - Hands down, the best wedding food I ever ate. There is no question that food is important. Bernardus Lodge executed this to perfection. Hor devours has great selection, and dinner is served as presidential style! Your guests won't be hungry after at all. They gave you great portion of lobster and steak...even vegetables that comes with it is so delicious you wanna eat them at all. Steaks will melt in your mouth and oh desert. I have guests still calls and talks about how great food was. Stuff - From valet, concierge to room service, people at Bernardus Lodge is commit ed to give you absolute best customer service you ever experience. They are friendly, helpful and great to work with. We had the greatest day/greatest wedding at Bernardus Lodge, I couldn't be any happier at everything. I was so happy the day of wedding and stuff at Bernardus Lodge took great care of us, so I didn't have to worry a thing. Thanks to that, I remember every single moment of my day. Read less
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Britbabe
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding here on 08-27-11.... Perfection, perfection, perfection!!! The staff are truly talented, patient, amazingly helpful, and kind. What a wonderful memory we and all of our guests have of our wedding day (and weekend). Everyone is still talking about it, and a lot of people are saying it is the best wedding they've ever been too...I of course would have to agree :-) The food here is PHENOMENAL!! The Service is Exceptional! The scenery is breathtaking. There is not one thing I regret about having our wedding here. Thank you Bernardus, and a particular thank you to Nicole Cabantac (event coordinator for Bernardus) who helped make our day go as wonderful as it did!!!
My husband and I had our wedding here on 08-27-11.... Perfection, perfection, perfection!!! The staff are truly talented, Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding here on 08-27-11.... Perfection, perfection, perfection!!! The staff are truly talented, patient, amazingly helpful, and kind. What a wonderful memory we and all of our guests have of our wedding day (and weekend). Everyone is still talking about it, and a lot of people are saying it is the best wedding they've ever been too...I of course would have to agree :-) The food here is PHENOMENAL!! The Service is Exceptional! The scenery is breathtaking. There is not one thing I regret about having our wedding here. Thank you Bernardus, and a particular thank you to Nicole Cabantac (event coordinator for Bernardus) who helped make our day go as wonderful as it did!!! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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tigerlily
Wedding:
8/22/2010
5.0/5.0
When we first visited Bernardus, the beautiful grounds and scenery, great service, and delicious food made us quite certain that this was the place for us. Working with Nicole and Amy when planning our wedding went very smoothly and all of our questions were answered fairly promptly and thoroughly. Bernardus seemed very open about customizing portions of the ceremony and reception, and it was great to be able to just hand them a box of special ceremony items, and photos and other decorations for the reception, and trust that everything would be set up perfectly just as we discussed. After the ceremony, we were even able to go into the vineyard near the wedding garden for pictures. I lost track of how many guests commented how "perfect" everything was, and my husband and I just can't say enough how awesome Bernardus is.
When we first visited Bernardus, the beautiful grounds and scenery, great service, and delicious food made us quite Read more...
When we first visited Bernardus, the beautiful grounds and scenery, great service, and delicious food made us quite certain that this was the place for us. Working with Nicole and Amy when planning our wedding went very smoothly and all of our questions were answered fairly promptly and thoroughly. Bernardus seemed very open about customizing portions of the ceremony and reception, and it was great to be able to just hand them a box of special ceremony items, and photos and other decorations for the reception, and trust that everything would be set up perfectly just as we discussed. After the ceremony, we were even able to go into the vineyard near the wedding garden for pictures. I lost track of how many guests commented how "perfect" everything was, and my husband and I just can't say enough how awesome Bernardus is. Read less
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Carmel Bride
Wedding:
1/10/2010
5.0/5.0
From the moment we walked through the door, we knew that this was the place! The staff is very helpful and friendly without being invasive or over the top. Nicole Cabantac was a great coordinator... guided us well and worked within our budget, excellent attention to detail, nothing was missed and everything looked better than I imagined. Beautiful property, very comfortable and beautiful rooms. I had my hair and makeup done at their spa and while they did a good job it took much longer than anticipated. Be sure to leave more than enough time...
Overall review - excellent!
From the moment we walked through the door, we knew that this was the place! The staff is very helpful and friendly Read more...
From the moment we walked through the door, we knew that this was the place! The staff is very helpful and friendly without being invasive or over the top. Nicole Cabantac was a great coordinator... guided us well and worked within our budget, excellent attention to detail, nothing was missed and everything looked better than I imagined. Beautiful property, very comfortable and beautiful rooms. I had my hair and makeup done at their spa and while they did a good job it took much longer than anticipated. Be sure to leave more than enough time...
Overall review - excellent! Read less
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fran2009
Wedding:
10/3/2009
4.9/5.0
Our cocktail hour and wedding reception were absolutely beautiful and perfect and we couldn't be happier! The service was great, and their staff is very accommodating with the odd requests you can come up with for a wedding. They allow only one wedding on a given day, so you will always get the best service they can offer. The food was delicious and Cali-organic, the cake was great, and they produce their own wine which adds to their charm. We did the buffet, so we were not aware of any issues with serving and we did not print menus. We had to jazz up the ballroom a bit, but the rest of their grounds- vineyard, rose garden, croquet green, mountain views- leave a lasting and romantic impression. We had access to the vineyard for pro photos and I went in there myself to snap a few more after the wedding. The prices are high, but they know your expectations will be just as high too. There are more inexpensive places to get married, but this venue is intimate and heavenly and they will take care of you and any worries. We considered risking a foggy wedding in Carmel by the Sea and we are so glad we decided to stay in warmer, blue sky Carmel Valley! We extended our stay here because we couldn't leave, the rooms are very comfortable.
Our cocktail hour and wedding reception were absolutely beautiful and perfect and we couldn't be happier! The service was Read more...
Our cocktail hour and wedding reception were absolutely beautiful and perfect and we couldn't be happier! The service was great, and their staff is very accommodating with the odd requests you can come up with for a wedding. They allow only one wedding on a given day, so you will always get the best service they can offer. The food was delicious and Cali-organic, the cake was great, and they produce their own wine which adds to their charm. We did the buffet, so we were not aware of any issues with serving and we did not print menus. We had to jazz up the ballroom a bit, but the rest of their grounds- vineyard, rose garden, croquet green, mountain views- leave a lasting and romantic impression. We had access to the vineyard for pro photos and I went in there myself to snap a few more after the wedding. The prices are high, but they know your expectations will be just as high too. There are more inexpensive places to get married, but this venue is intimate and heavenly and they will take care of you and any worries. We considered risking a foggy wedding in Carmel by the Sea and we are so glad we decided to stay in warmer, blue sky Carmel Valley! We extended our stay here because we couldn't leave, the rooms are very comfortable. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Great venue only issue we had was there was a major ownership change, but that has all settled out and should be great going forward.
Great venue only issue we had was there was a major ownership change, but that has all settled out and should be great Read more...
Great venue only issue we had was there was a major ownership change, but that has all settled out and should be great going forward. Read less
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Shery
Wedding:
8/9/2013
4.8/5.0
The location: My guests were stunned at the beauty of the wedding garden. We did the ceremony facing the mountains rather than on the wedding terrace. The mountain view was breath taking. The food: 5 stars. I am from NYC area and am a foodie. With that in mind , my standards are pretty high. We had the risotto balls, Blt sandwiches, lobster spring rolls, pizzas, and lamb chops. The guests raved about the risotto balls and lamb chops the most. . The mushroom soup is absolutely to die for. . We had the filet and sea bass for dinner. So many of my guests told me it was the best wedding food , steak, and fish they ever had. A few told me they could have been eating in a fancy steak house and would not know the difference. Bernardus does not use hot plates or food warmers. The food is made, plated and brought to the table.

The staff: Every one here is so helpful from the minute you get in. The valet is right there to help with cars and bags. Our banquet captain Colin executed the food service to perfection. Finally, my wedding coordinator Kristin was absolutely fantastic. From the beginning of this process she was on top of everything. If I sent her an email asking a question she answered it immediately. She was meticulous in a non obtrusive way about getting all the details correct. On the wedding day she was there to make sure all the hiccups were taken care ie we were very late due to traffic and Kristen took care of all the problems that caused.

This place will always hold a special place in my heart and I cannot recommend it enough. It's stunning. The staff is kind and competent. The food service excellent. It is pricy but worth every penny.
The location: My guests were stunned at the beauty of the wedding garden. We did the ceremony facing the mountains rather Read more...
The location: My guests were stunned at the beauty of the wedding garden. We did the ceremony facing the mountains rather than on the wedding terrace. The mountain view was breath taking. The food: 5 stars. I am from NYC area and am a foodie. With that in mind , my standards are pretty high. We had the risotto balls, Blt sandwiches, lobster spring rolls, pizzas, and lamb chops. The guests raved about the risotto balls and lamb chops the most. . The mushroom soup is absolutely to die for. . We had the filet and sea bass for dinner. So many of my guests told me it was the best wedding food , steak, and fish they ever had. A few told me they could have been eating in a fancy steak house and would not know the difference. Bernardus does not use hot plates or food warmers. The food is made, plated and brought to the table.

The staff: Every one here is so helpful from the minute you get in. The valet is right there to help with cars and bags. Our banquet captain Colin executed the food service to perfection. Finally, my wedding coordinator Kristin was absolutely fantastic. From the beginning of this process she was on top of everything. If I sent her an email asking a question she answered it immediately. She was meticulous in a non obtrusive way about getting all the details correct. On the wedding day she was there to make sure all the hiccups were taken care ie we were very late due to traffic and Kristen took care of all the problems that caused.

This place will always hold a special place in my heart and I cannot recommend it enough. It's stunning. The staff is kind and competent. The food service excellent. It is pricy but worth every penny. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/23/2013
4.8/5.0
An absolutely stunning resort, we had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour on the croquest lawn, and dinner back in the garden. Bernardus staff is the highest caliber, and made every aspect of our day unforgettable and even beyond our expectations. The food is amazing - chef cal stamenov is a great talent. We maxed it out at about 150 guests, so it is only for smaller events, but the intimacy is what makes it special.
An absolutely stunning resort, we had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour on the croquest lawn, and dinner back in Read more...
An absolutely stunning resort, we had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour on the croquest lawn, and dinner back in the garden. Bernardus staff is the highest caliber, and made every aspect of our day unforgettable and even beyond our expectations. The food is amazing - chef cal stamenov is a great talent. We maxed it out at about 150 guests, so it is only for smaller events, but the intimacy is what makes it special. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue

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