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Carmel Mission Basilica

Carmel , CA
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LOCATION

3080 Rio Rd
Carmel, CA US 93923 (map)

PHONE

831-624-1271

WEBSITE

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1770
When was your venue last renovated?
2013
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Museum, Place of Worship
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Rustic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
450
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1350

REVIEWS

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Natalie
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.9/5.0
I could not imagine a more beautiful, historic and special place to have our marriage sacrament ceremony.
Liz Tana was delightful to work with leading up to the ceremony and was quick to respond to any questions I had.
Father Fredy was wonderful and they both made the rehearsal and ceremony perfect for us. The music and vocals were as beautiful as the Mission.

We truly feel honored and blessed to have started our Marriage at such an amazing church.
I could not imagine a more beautiful, historic and special place to have our marriage sacrament ceremony.
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I could not imagine a more beautiful, historic and special place to have our marriage sacrament ceremony.
Liz Tana was delightful to work with leading up to the ceremony and was quick to respond to any questions I had.
Father Fredy was wonderful and they both made the rehearsal and ceremony perfect for us. The music and vocals were as beautiful as the Mission.

We truly feel honored and blessed to have started our Marriage at such an amazing church. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music, Officiant, Wedding Venue
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Maureen
Wedding:
4/30/2011
3.7/5.0
The Carmel Mission is a beautiful place to get married and was so fortunate to be able to have our ceremony at this church. Liz is awesome, especially for the rehearsal.

Pros:
1) beautiful historic site
2) located in Carmel
3) love the romantic feeling

Cons:
1)Cost
2) Available times for a ceremony and the fact that you don't have time before the ceremony to take pictures inside the church. You only have a 1/2 after your ceremony.
3) there are 3 ceremonies per day, the last time slot is 3:00
4) E-mails tend to take longer for a response, so make sure to call instead.
The Carmel Mission is a beautiful place to get married and was so fortunate to be able to have our ceremony at this Read more...
The Carmel Mission is a beautiful place to get married and was so fortunate to be able to have our ceremony at this church. Liz is awesome, especially for the rehearsal.

Pros:
1) beautiful historic site
2) located in Carmel
3) love the romantic feeling

Cons:
1)Cost
2) Available times for a ceremony and the fact that you don't have time before the ceremony to take pictures inside the church. You only have a 1/2 after your ceremony.
3) there are 3 ceremonies per day, the last time slot is 3:00
4) E-mails tend to take longer for a response, so make sure to call instead. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Melodie
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.0/5.0
The church was beautiful. Wish we had more time to take pictures but overall it was great
The church was beautiful. Wish we had more time to take pictures but overall it was great
The church was beautiful. Wish we had more time to take pictures but overall it was great Read less
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CPZENGEL
Wedding:
10/2/2010
1.6/5.0
My husband and I were thrilled to have our wedding ceremony at the Mission, but unfortunately it turned out to be the one thing we regretted. It was a year-long process to get ahold of the organist to make our wedding music selections. Finally, about two weeks prior to our wedding, after our planner bugging him, we received an email. The music selection was very limited. When we met with Father John the month prior, we made special arrangements to travel to Carmel for a 5 minute interview. We were surprised that the meeting was so brief and never met the wedding coordinator Liz. At our rehearsal the night before, we were completely rushed because the wedding party prior to our time slot went over, but Liz and Father John made it seem like it was our fault. We did our part to have everyone there 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Nonetheless, we were ushered in and out. Then, worst of all, on our wedding day, Father John called me by my wrong name more than once! All in all it felt like weddings are simply a money maker for the church and in no way does the Mission make it a personal experience. This is so disappointing considering the Mission's beauty and history and the potentially wonderful experience it could be for your guests.
My husband and I were thrilled to have our wedding ceremony at the Mission, but unfortunately it turned out to be the one Read more...
My husband and I were thrilled to have our wedding ceremony at the Mission, but unfortunately it turned out to be the one thing we regretted. It was a year-long process to get ahold of the organist to make our wedding music selections. Finally, about two weeks prior to our wedding, after our planner bugging him, we received an email. The music selection was very limited. When we met with Father John the month prior, we made special arrangements to travel to Carmel for a 5 minute interview. We were surprised that the meeting was so brief and never met the wedding coordinator Liz. At our rehearsal the night before, we were completely rushed because the wedding party prior to our time slot went over, but Liz and Father John made it seem like it was our fault. We did our part to have everyone there 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Nonetheless, we were ushered in and out. Then, worst of all, on our wedding day, Father John called me by my wrong name more than once! All in all it felt like weddings are simply a money maker for the church and in no way does the Mission make it a personal experience. This is so disappointing considering the Mission's beauty and history and the potentially wonderful experience it could be for your guests. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
We actually got married just behind the Carmel Mission at the Carmel Mission Ranch. It was awesome--stunning surroundings; views of the ocean; sheep frolicking about the meadows. Our day was beautiful--even the weather cooperated. The only downsides are: a) it is not cheap! b) they are not at all flexible; there are many rules and regs that do not budge. So not for the creative bride, but in general I think all would be happy with this place...
We actually got married just behind the Carmel Mission at the Carmel Mission Ranch. It was awesome--stunning surroundings; Read more...
We actually got married just behind the Carmel Mission at the Carmel Mission Ranch. It was awesome--stunning surroundings; views of the ocean; sheep frolicking about the meadows. Our day was beautiful--even the weather cooperated. The only downsides are: a) it is not cheap! b) they are not at all flexible; there are many rules and regs that do not budge. So not for the creative bride, but in general I think all would be happy with this place... Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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rox2312
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.4/5.0
It's the Carmel Mission - what's not to love??? A piece of history as part of your big day - it was wonderful. We were going to get married at a golf course & my at-the-time fiance was a big ol' grump about it: spending all of that money for an every day setting....but once we stepped foot onto the mission, he fell in love & told me that there was no doubt in his mind, that's where we were getting married! The guests LOVED it, I have to say - it partly made the wedding. We put an excerpt of the history in our programs to add to the experience. The Mission does have a lot of rules & regulations to go through & it is costly compared to other ceremony sites - but totally worth it. I was nervous because I had never heard the organist or the cantor (singer) perform before, but they were both amazing!. Long walk down the aisle lol Overall, simply stunning
It's the Carmel Mission - what's not to love??? A piece of history as part of your big day - it was wonderful. We were Read more...
It's the Carmel Mission - what's not to love??? A piece of history as part of your big day - it was wonderful. We were going to get married at a golf course & my at-the-time fiance was a big ol' grump about it: spending all of that money for an every day setting....but once we stepped foot onto the mission, he fell in love & told me that there was no doubt in his mind, that's where we were getting married! The guests LOVED it, I have to say - it partly made the wedding. We put an excerpt of the history in our programs to add to the experience. The Mission does have a lot of rules & regulations to go through & it is costly compared to other ceremony sites - but totally worth it. I was nervous because I had never heard the organist or the cantor (singer) perform before, but they were both amazing!. Long walk down the aisle lol Overall, simply stunning Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Merapi36
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
The Carmel Mission is THE BEST place to have your wedding. The venue just made that day more special than I could have imagined. I had my even my non-Catholic friends tell me that the ceremony was one of the best they have seen. Father John was really great as well.
The Carmel Mission is THE BEST place to have your wedding. The venue just made that day more special than I could have Read more...
The Carmel Mission is THE BEST place to have your wedding. The venue just made that day more special than I could have imagined. I had my even my non-Catholic friends tell me that the ceremony was one of the best they have seen. Father John was really great as well. Read less
Services Used: Officiant, Wedding Venue

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