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Monarch Cove Inn

Capitola , CA

LOCATION

620 El Salto drive
Capitola, CA 95010 US (map)

PHONE

831-464-1295

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Stunning ocean views, beautifully landscaped gardens & a private B&B estate are all yours for your wedding. Overlooking Monterey Bay in Capitola, Monarch Cove Inn specializes in... Read more
Stunning ocean views, beautifully landscaped gardens & a private B&B estate are all yours for your wedding. Overlooking Monterey Bay in Capitola, Monarch Cove Inn specializes in exceptional wedding & reception events. Savor spectacular cliff top sea views from our romantic & private site. Reserve the estate for the weekend & enjoy exceptional accommodations, an idealic garden ceremony overlooking the coast, and delicious farm to table cuisine. Complimentary continental breakfast included... a spectacular place to start your lives together!

We're located within walking distance to wonderful restaurants, Capitola Village & of course, the beach! From the Monarch Butterfly Preserve, to the fresh sea air, abundant flowers & lawns... Monarch Cove Inn is a truly unique venue for creating memories together! Call us today for a tour at (831) 464-1295

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Historic, Inn / B&B, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, 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?
150
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol OK
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Where do I start!? The location is amazing, the staff was amazing. All of our guests raved about the location and how beautiful the property is. The views are unreal and there are so many great places for photos to be taken. From the beginning of the process when we chose Monarch Cove Inn until we left the venue the day after getting married the process was flawless. It was amazing to have a large part of my family stay at the Inn with us from Thursday-Sunday (we got married on Saturday). If a wedding weekend if something you envision this is totally the place for you. My Husband and I are SO happy we got married here. We can't wait to celebrate an anniversary here in the near future.
Where do I start!? The location is amazing, the staff was amazing. All of our guests raved about the location and how Read more...
Where do I start!? The location is amazing, the staff was amazing. All of our guests raved about the location and how beautiful the property is. The views are unreal and there are so many great places for photos to be taken. From the beginning of the process when we chose Monarch Cove Inn until we left the venue the day after getting married the process was flawless. It was amazing to have a large part of my family stay at the Inn with us from Thursday-Sunday (we got married on Saturday). If a wedding weekend if something you envision this is totally the place for you. My Husband and I are SO happy we got married here. We can't wait to celebrate an anniversary here in the near future. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
7/4/2015
5.0/5.0
This is the most beautiful place to have a perfect wedding, and the staff,especially Krista, go above and beyond to ensure the entire weekend and event go smoothly...LOVE!!!
This is the most beautiful place to have a perfect wedding, and the staff,especially Krista, go above and beyond to ensure Read more...
This is the most beautiful place to have a perfect wedding, and the staff,especially Krista, go above and beyond to ensure the entire weekend and event go smoothly...LOVE!!! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were married at Monarch Cove Inn in July, 2013. When you book a Saturday wedding, they require that you are able to book all of the rooms for Friday and Saturday night. They also give a complementary weeknight evening to the bride and groom so we tacked that on to the stay and were there Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights. Since we were required to book all the rooms for the weekend, it was great having our friends and family there with us the whole time.
We had the use of the conference room from Friday morning which was very helpful for organizing everything we had to set up for the big day.

The grounds are gorgeous and maintained beautifully. There is an amazing view of the ocean out on the main grass area which is of course a stunning view for a wedding. The flowers are gorgeous and blooming in the spring and summer time and they keep the grass maintained nicely as well. The large deck where we had our reception was great for our rehearsal dinner as well. As the bride and groom, we stayed in the ocean mist suite which I believe is the best room on site. It is a 2 bedroom suite that has a view of the ocean and the large grass area. As I was getting ready the morning of my wedding, I could see dolphins swimming in the ocean.
The staff are truly top notch and over the top amazing! Krista, Jacqueline and Mary were so helpful with everything when we booked our wedding there.
Since it is in a residential neighborhood, it is really quiet and calm. There are some strict rules involving noise levels and such but nothing that impeded on my ability to have a great time. Even with the DJ , it wasn't a problem, the music was plenty loud enough and with a wedding of 125 people, no one had any difficulty hearing speeches or the ceremony itself.
My wedding was everything I wanted it to be! I would recommend to all!
My husband and I were married at Monarch Cove Inn in July, 2013. When you book a Saturday wedding, they require that you Read more...
My husband and I were married at Monarch Cove Inn in July, 2013. When you book a Saturday wedding, they require that you are able to book all of the rooms for Friday and Saturday night. They also give a complementary weeknight evening to the bride and groom so we tacked that on to the stay and were there Thurs, Fri, and Sat nights. Since we were required to book all the rooms for the weekend, it was great having our friends and family there with us the whole time.
We had the use of the conference room from Friday morning which was very helpful for organizing everything we had to set up for the big day.

The grounds are gorgeous and maintained beautifully. There is an amazing view of the ocean out on the main grass area which is of course a stunning view for a wedding. The flowers are gorgeous and blooming in the spring and summer time and they keep the grass maintained nicely as well. The large deck where we had our reception was great for our rehearsal dinner as well. As the bride and groom, we stayed in the ocean mist suite which I believe is the best room on site. It is a 2 bedroom suite that has a view of the ocean and the large grass area. As I was getting ready the morning of my wedding, I could see dolphins swimming in the ocean.
The staff are truly top notch and over the top amazing! Krista, Jacqueline and Mary were so helpful with everything when we booked our wedding there.
Since it is in a residential neighborhood, it is really quiet and calm. There are some strict rules involving noise levels and such but nothing that impeded on my ability to have a great time. Even with the DJ , it wasn't a problem, the music was plenty loud enough and with a wedding of 125 people, no one had any difficulty hearing speeches or the ceremony itself.
My wedding was everything I wanted it to be! I would recommend to all! Read less
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David
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.8/5.0
On October 22, 2011 my lovely wife, Deborah, and I were married at the Monarch Cove Inn, a twelve room bed and breakfast located in Capitola, California. Our experience there met and exceeded our highest hopes and expectations so greatly I am compelled to submit this review for the use of anyone searching for a unique and impressive venue to hold an important event, or just for a fantastic vacation spot. We found the setting, management, and service personnel to be top-notch, very pleasant, and accommodating. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and serve as a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. October is prime to experience the butterfly migration and they were fluttering around in abundance to meet our guests
Initially developed in the 1880's, the Monarch Cove Inn sits ensconced on a hill with a magnificent panoramic view of the Monterey Bay. One of the unique features of the view is the cement ship, scuttled at the end of the pier at Seacliff State Beach and prominently visible to our wedding guests as part of the back drop of our ceremony. From moss-covered trees to green grass and white buildings to the fine decor in our room we found a nice variety of picture opportunities to avail ourselves of as we walked the grounds with our photographer after the ceremony.
Our reception took place on their large canopied deck that allowed in the ocean breeze, but prevented direct sunlight from making us uncomfortably warm. The 2.6 acre property has the illusion of being much larger and beckoned our guests to explore the different areas, including grassy areas, one ideal for bocce ball, a wooded area and the creatively designed gardens.
In the morning we woke to an amazing red-sky sunrise over the bay visible from our bed through the large bay windows in the Ocean Mist Suite, another unique aspect of the Monarch Cove Inn. The shape of the bay and the location of the Inn allow for a view of the sun rising over the ocean, a rare sight for most of us who live on the west coast. As part of the wedding package we had rented all twelve rooms for two nights, each of which was uniquely and assiduously furnished. As a result many of our close friends and family stayed to enjoy the whole weekend with us. After the wedding celebrations subsided many of our party walked down to Capitola Village, a short trek from our mountain getaway to one of the most popular night life spots around. Sunday morning we all convened for and outdoor breakfast, which was served on a deck by the Carriage House rooms.
Perhaps the most salient of reasons we chose to hold our wedding at the Monarch Cove Inn was the fact that we could return to stay there in the future and reminisce our big day. None of the twenty-seven other venues we considered could fulfill that in quite the same way. It was a choice we are both very glad to have made and we know that we will be back.
On October 22, 2011 my lovely wife, Deborah, and I were married at the Monarch Cove Inn, a twelve room bed and breakfast Read more...
On October 22, 2011 my lovely wife, Deborah, and I were married at the Monarch Cove Inn, a twelve room bed and breakfast located in Capitola, California. Our experience there met and exceeded our highest hopes and expectations so greatly I am compelled to submit this review for the use of anyone searching for a unique and impressive venue to hold an important event, or just for a fantastic vacation spot. We found the setting, management, and service personnel to be top-notch, very pleasant, and accommodating. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and serve as a Monarch butterfly sanctuary. October is prime to experience the butterfly migration and they were fluttering around in abundance to meet our guests
Initially developed in the 1880's, the Monarch Cove Inn sits ensconced on a hill with a magnificent panoramic view of the Monterey Bay. One of the unique features of the view is the cement ship, scuttled at the end of the pier at Seacliff State Beach and prominently visible to our wedding guests as part of the back drop of our ceremony. From moss-covered trees to green grass and white buildings to the fine decor in our room we found a nice variety of picture opportunities to avail ourselves of as we walked the grounds with our photographer after the ceremony.
Our reception took place on their large canopied deck that allowed in the ocean breeze, but prevented direct sunlight from making us uncomfortably warm. The 2.6 acre property has the illusion of being much larger and beckoned our guests to explore the different areas, including grassy areas, one ideal for bocce ball, a wooded area and the creatively designed gardens.
In the morning we woke to an amazing red-sky sunrise over the bay visible from our bed through the large bay windows in the Ocean Mist Suite, another unique aspect of the Monarch Cove Inn. The shape of the bay and the location of the Inn allow for a view of the sun rising over the ocean, a rare sight for most of us who live on the west coast. As part of the wedding package we had rented all twelve rooms for two nights, each of which was uniquely and assiduously furnished. As a result many of our close friends and family stayed to enjoy the whole weekend with us. After the wedding celebrations subsided many of our party walked down to Capitola Village, a short trek from our mountain getaway to one of the most popular night life spots around. Sunday morning we all convened for and outdoor breakfast, which was served on a deck by the Carriage House rooms.
Perhaps the most salient of reasons we chose to hold our wedding at the Monarch Cove Inn was the fact that we could return to stay there in the future and reminisce our big day. None of the twenty-seven other venues we considered could fulfill that in quite the same way. It was a choice we are both very glad to have made and we know that we will be back. Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.8/5.0
Monarch Cove Inn provided ceremony, reception, and overnight stays for us. We paid a generous amount but it was worth it. Somehow we fit all 200 of us into their small grass area for the ceremony and onto their good sized deck for the reception. It was a beautiful day - the sun was shining - and nothing went wrong. Lana - the owner and operator is amazing and has the best personality you could ask for! They are flexible and professional. It's a very down to earth place with so much charm and personality. Perfect for any type of wedding for sure. The only drawback: their sound permit doesn't allow the DJ to play loud at all. We strained to hear our own music from only a few feet away. However - still worth it. We had an amazing wedding day in early October.
Monarch Cove Inn provided ceremony, reception, and overnight stays for us. We paid a generous amount but it was worth it. Read more...
Monarch Cove Inn provided ceremony, reception, and overnight stays for us. We paid a generous amount but it was worth it. Somehow we fit all 200 of us into their small grass area for the ceremony and onto their good sized deck for the reception. It was a beautiful day - the sun was shining - and nothing went wrong. Lana - the owner and operator is amazing and has the best personality you could ask for! They are flexible and professional. It's a very down to earth place with so much charm and personality. Perfect for any type of wedding for sure. The only drawback: their sound permit doesn't allow the DJ to play loud at all. We strained to hear our own music from only a few feet away. However - still worth it. We had an amazing wedding day in early October. Read less
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Hayley
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.6/5.0
After looking at just about every single wedding venue in the greater Santa Cruz area, we settled on the Monarch Cove Inn. It was exactly what we were hoping for. So many venues insist that you use their food, their drinks, their tables, and so on. I wanted somewhere that I could have complete creative control.
The Monarch Cove Inn provided the location for our reception (the beautiful "blank canvas") but that was it.
The location, view and garden environment were all stunning. The parking situation (having to shuttle guests) wasn't ideal, but worked out fine. My only complaint was that (because it's in a residential neighborhood) they have strict rules about sound. The music had to be off early, no matter what. Because our caterer was behind on food, the whole wedding got cut short because of the noise rule. So that was a disappointment. Be sure you plan for possible delays.
The value was great, and since we were able to do things like buy all of the drinks at Costco (instead of paying $5 a beer like at other locations) we were able to save a lot of money. Also our friends did all of the set up and most of the clean up, so we saved there too.
The owner (Lonna) was one of the sweetest and loveliest people we met during our wedding planning process. We always enjoyed seeing her.
After looking at just about every single wedding venue in the greater Santa Cruz area, we settled on the Monarch Cove Inn. Read more...
After looking at just about every single wedding venue in the greater Santa Cruz area, we settled on the Monarch Cove Inn. It was exactly what we were hoping for. So many venues insist that you use their food, their drinks, their tables, and so on. I wanted somewhere that I could have complete creative control.
The Monarch Cove Inn provided the location for our reception (the beautiful "blank canvas") but that was it.
The location, view and garden environment were all stunning. The parking situation (having to shuttle guests) wasn't ideal, but worked out fine. My only complaint was that (because it's in a residential neighborhood) they have strict rules about sound. The music had to be off early, no matter what. Because our caterer was behind on food, the whole wedding got cut short because of the noise rule. So that was a disappointment. Be sure you plan for possible delays.
The value was great, and since we were able to do things like buy all of the drinks at Costco (instead of paying $5 a beer like at other locations) we were able to save a lot of money. Also our friends did all of the set up and most of the clean up, so we saved there too.
The owner (Lonna) was one of the sweetest and loveliest people we met during our wedding planning process. We always enjoyed seeing her. Read less
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Promo Code: 2016 Venue Dicount   $4,500 Value
Looking to book a last minute wedding? Monarch Cove Inn is offering reduced site fee and room requirements for wedding dates between now and July 31, 2016!! The Digs: $1000 off the current site fee for a Saturday or Sunday wedding. Only a 5-room requirement for a Saturday, Sunday or a weekday wedding (two night minimum for a Saturday wedding). Dates are limited so contact us today! 831-464-1295/ monarchcoveinn1@gmail.com

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