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Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa

Monterey , CA
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LOCATION

400 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940 US (map)

PHONE

831-646-1700

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ABOUT US

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa provides a full scale event venue that includes award winning cuisine, ceremony locations right over the water, newly renovated ocean view ballrooms, a... Read more
The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa provides a full scale event venue that includes award winning cuisine, ceremony locations right over the water, newly renovated ocean view ballrooms, a beautiful penthouse spa with 360° views and gorgeous guest rooms that include all the amenities your guests would expect from a luxury hotel.

Located on the famous Cannery Row directly over the ocean, your guests can walk to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, enjoy a kayaking adventure on the waters outside the hotel, enjoy a day of shopping in quaint Carmel-By-The-Sea or tour the many celebrated local wineries. In addition, for the avid golfer, there is access to some of the finest golf to be found in the country.

The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a flawless event through superb service, attention to detail and thoughtful touches that will ensure a dream-come-true day for you and your guests. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Beach, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Waterfront, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Outside Cake OK, Plated
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
25
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Italian, Local, Mediterranean
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, 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?
Private Events
What transportation and access is available?
Valet

REVIEWS

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Lisa
Wedding:
10/24/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Monterey Plaza in October and we are so happy with our decision to have our special day here! I have to give Alexis Davis the most credit for making the wedding planning so smooth. She is absolutely wonderful to work with and truly amazing at what she does. She was extremely responsive from the start, always willing to answer any questions, and was super helpful with assisting us with our decisions. The day of the wedding went without a glitch! (at least nothing I was able to see!) We really were able to just enjoy the entire day and not worry about a thing. It was so nice being able to wholeheartedly trust your coordinator with everything! On top of that, all of the staff at Monterey Plaza were extremely courteous and helpful. When we were getting our photos taken, the valet service offered to drive us to a scenic point, wait for us, and take us back. After we were announced husband and wife and walked off from the ceremony, we were congratulated with champagne. To top it all off, when we went to our room at the end of the night, we walked into champagne, chocolate strawberries, a congratulatory note, and two slices of our wedding cake. Talk about hospitality and making an experience memorable!! Monterey Plaza was not only absolutely beautiful, but their service and hospitality was incredible. Our friends and family had nothing bad to say about it all as well! Truly a 5 star hotel in every sense. We will be back for our first anniversary!! :-)
My husband and I got married at the Monterey Plaza in October and we are so happy with our decision to have our special Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Monterey Plaza in October and we are so happy with our decision to have our special day here! I have to give Alexis Davis the most credit for making the wedding planning so smooth. She is absolutely wonderful to work with and truly amazing at what she does. She was extremely responsive from the start, always willing to answer any questions, and was super helpful with assisting us with our decisions. The day of the wedding went without a glitch! (at least nothing I was able to see!) We really were able to just enjoy the entire day and not worry about a thing. It was so nice being able to wholeheartedly trust your coordinator with everything! On top of that, all of the staff at Monterey Plaza were extremely courteous and helpful. When we were getting our photos taken, the valet service offered to drive us to a scenic point, wait for us, and take us back. After we were announced husband and wife and walked off from the ceremony, we were congratulated with champagne. To top it all off, when we went to our room at the end of the night, we walked into champagne, chocolate strawberries, a congratulatory note, and two slices of our wedding cake. Talk about hospitality and making an experience memorable!! Monterey Plaza was not only absolutely beautiful, but their service and hospitality was incredible. Our friends and family had nothing bad to say about it all as well! Truly a 5 star hotel in every sense. We will be back for our first anniversary!! :-) Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
My wife & I were married at the Monterey Plaza on Sept 6, 2014. It is a beautiful venue and the level of customer service is superior. Our ceremony was held on the lower terrace overlooking the bay and our reception was held in the Carmel Ballroom. We also held our rehearsal dinner here the evening before. Our wedding coordinator suggested we have it in a private room w/balcony overlooking the bay which was perfect for the occasion. The room included a private bar w/bartender & private bathrooms which was nice.
Our wedding coordinator was Alexis Davis and we could not have been happier. We were unsure if the plaza had held same- sex weddings and was very important for us to feel comfortable throughout the process but after our first meeting with Alexis, we knew it was a good fit. Alexis is professional, polite, and prompt & with a sense of humor. She is attentive with attention to detail and she explained the entire process including pricing & best package for us. We also found the preferred vendor list helped make the process much easier and helpful. Alexis followed-up throughout the entire process making sure we were on pace and promptly answered all questions we had… trust me, we had a lot. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. From the ceremony to the reception, everything was taken care of. The flowers were beautifully centered on each table and the wedding favors perfectly placed as discussed. The food was served promptly on time & delicious. We have received so many compliments from our guests about how perfect our entire wedding was & won’t stop raving about the food! Needless to say, Alexis exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend the Monterey Plaza.
My wife & I were married at the Monterey Plaza on Sept 6, 2014. It is a beautiful venue and the level of customer service Read more...
My wife & I were married at the Monterey Plaza on Sept 6, 2014. It is a beautiful venue and the level of customer service is superior. Our ceremony was held on the lower terrace overlooking the bay and our reception was held in the Carmel Ballroom. We also held our rehearsal dinner here the evening before. Our wedding coordinator suggested we have it in a private room w/balcony overlooking the bay which was perfect for the occasion. The room included a private bar w/bartender & private bathrooms which was nice.
Our wedding coordinator was Alexis Davis and we could not have been happier. We were unsure if the plaza had held same- sex weddings and was very important for us to feel comfortable throughout the process but after our first meeting with Alexis, we knew it was a good fit. Alexis is professional, polite, and prompt & with a sense of humor. She is attentive with attention to detail and she explained the entire process including pricing & best package for us. We also found the preferred vendor list helped make the process much easier and helpful. Alexis followed-up throughout the entire process making sure we were on pace and promptly answered all questions we had… trust me, we had a lot. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect. From the ceremony to the reception, everything was taken care of. The flowers were beautifully centered on each table and the wedding favors perfectly placed as discussed. The food was served promptly on time & delicious. We have received so many compliments from our guests about how perfect our entire wedding was & won’t stop raving about the food! Needless to say, Alexis exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend the Monterey Plaza. Read less
Services Used: Beauty & Health, Wedding Cake, Catering, Ceremony Music, DJ, Flowers, Officiant, Photography, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Venue
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Richelle
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
In a heart beat I would trust Alexis and her team with any occasion. She was very attentive to all my needs and my wedding parties needs. Our family were very pleased with the event. I didn't feel stressed or rushed. Everything went smoothly and I attribute that to Alexis.
In a heart beat I would trust Alexis and her team with any occasion. She was very attentive to all my needs and my wedding Read more...
In a heart beat I would trust Alexis and her team with any occasion. She was very attentive to all my needs and my wedding parties needs. Our family were very pleased with the event. I didn't feel stressed or rushed. Everything went smoothly and I attribute that to Alexis. Read less
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Damon
Wedding:
3/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Alexis and her team did a fantastic job stepping through each phase of the wedding planning and execution! We had a flawless "big day" and we couldn't have asked for better partners. A truly beautiful location to boot.
Alexis and her team did a fantastic job stepping through each phase of the wedding planning and execution! We had a Read more...
Alexis and her team did a fantastic job stepping through each phase of the wedding planning and execution! We had a flawless "big day" and we couldn't have asked for better partners. A truly beautiful location to boot. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our son was married here in October. The ceremony and cocktails were held on the Lower Terrace, and the reception in the Monterey Bay Ballroom. We worked with the Catering Manager, Alexis Davis from day 1 of our wedding planning. She was the best person to work with due to her diligence and responsiveness throughout the planning process and on the actual wedding day. She was available anytime we needed to speak to her or via email. She was so knowledgeable about wedding planning and gave us excellent advice. She checked-in regularly, making sure the wedding went smoothly and just as we planned it. The food at the wedding was delicious; everyone enjoyed the wedding and the beautiful setting. We received excellent service from all departments within this hotel! The staff was very professional and responded to our every request with speed and creativity. We want to thank Alexis Davis and the entire catering, bell, valet, and reservation staff of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The wedding and reception were perfect. This is truly a five star hotel.
Our son was married here in October. The ceremony and cocktails were held on the Lower Terrace, and the reception in the Read more...
Our son was married here in October. The ceremony and cocktails were held on the Lower Terrace, and the reception in the Monterey Bay Ballroom. We worked with the Catering Manager, Alexis Davis from day 1 of our wedding planning. She was the best person to work with due to her diligence and responsiveness throughout the planning process and on the actual wedding day. She was available anytime we needed to speak to her or via email. She was so knowledgeable about wedding planning and gave us excellent advice. She checked-in regularly, making sure the wedding went smoothly and just as we planned it. The food at the wedding was delicious; everyone enjoyed the wedding and the beautiful setting. We received excellent service from all departments within this hotel! The staff was very professional and responded to our every request with speed and creativity. We want to thank Alexis Davis and the entire catering, bell, valet, and reservation staff of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. The wedding and reception were perfect. This is truly a five star hotel. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
About 3 years ago, I had seen a picture in the Monterey Travel magazine, of a beautiful lookout point from a hotel. They were advertising a beautiful location for weddings and other venues. I remember saying to Crystal, "maybe someday we will get married there". Never had I imagined that 3 years later, I would have the most beautiful reception at that very place. From the moment we first met Alexis Davis (the wedding coordinator), till the time we checked out of the hotel to go on our honeymoon, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa did not disappoint. We made sure to book early, as we knew that our month was a busy wedding season. But throughout the year, Alexis made sure to stay in contact with us and keep us up to date on everything that was taking place. She kept to her time lines and made sure that we did as well. Our cocktail hour was out on that Beautiful lookout point, and while we weren't able to be apart of the cocktail hour, the reception made up for it. Our reception was held in the Carmel Room. When we first saw the room (on our original tour), we were a little apprehensive due to the carpet and wall color, and the slightly out dated chairs. But when we walked into that room after being announced to all our guests, we were blown away. I don't know what we expected, but we were not expecting it to be as beautiful as it was. The ambiance in the room from the lighting, the flowers, the set up of the tables, and the smell of the food, blew us away. Now mind you, all we did was give Alexis all our decorations and party favors, and her and her staff did the rest. So we had no idea how the room would turn out. Now the food, OMG!!!! The food was a mouthful of heaven. Our guests had different options so everyone got to try something a little different. But I have only heard amazing reviews regarding ALL the food, since the wedding. Overall, our venue was absolutely perfect and we will never forget all that Alexis and her staff did, to make our day so special.
About 3 years ago, I had seen a picture in the Monterey Travel magazine, of a beautiful lookout point from a hotel. They Read more...
About 3 years ago, I had seen a picture in the Monterey Travel magazine, of a beautiful lookout point from a hotel. They were advertising a beautiful location for weddings and other venues. I remember saying to Crystal, "maybe someday we will get married there". Never had I imagined that 3 years later, I would have the most beautiful reception at that very place. From the moment we first met Alexis Davis (the wedding coordinator), till the time we checked out of the hotel to go on our honeymoon, the Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa did not disappoint. We made sure to book early, as we knew that our month was a busy wedding season. But throughout the year, Alexis made sure to stay in contact with us and keep us up to date on everything that was taking place. She kept to her time lines and made sure that we did as well. Our cocktail hour was out on that Beautiful lookout point, and while we weren't able to be apart of the cocktail hour, the reception made up for it. Our reception was held in the Carmel Room. When we first saw the room (on our original tour), we were a little apprehensive due to the carpet and wall color, and the slightly out dated chairs. But when we walked into that room after being announced to all our guests, we were blown away. I don't know what we expected, but we were not expecting it to be as beautiful as it was. The ambiance in the room from the lighting, the flowers, the set up of the tables, and the smell of the food, blew us away. Now mind you, all we did was give Alexis all our decorations and party favors, and her and her staff did the rest. So we had no idea how the room would turn out. Now the food, OMG!!!! The food was a mouthful of heaven. Our guests had different options so everyone got to try something a little different. But I have only heard amazing reviews regarding ALL the food, since the wedding. Overall, our venue was absolutely perfect and we will never forget all that Alexis and her staff did, to make our day so special. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our ceremony was held on the Upper Plaza, cocktails in the Lower Plaza, and the reception in the Cypress Ballroom. Everything was perfect!!! We worked with the Catering Manager, Alexis Davis from day 1 of our wedding planning. She was the best person to work with due to her diligence and responsiveness throughout the planning process and on the actual wedding day. She checked-in regularly, making sure our wedding went smoothly, and just as we planned it. The food at the wedding was delicious, and the Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly; everyone enjoyed the food. We enjoyed a King Ocean View w/ Balcony room in the main hotel building. We were able to have a nice view of the ocean, as well as the Upper and Lower Plaza so that my Bridesmaids and I could admire the wedding events from above as we were getting ready. The spa facilities are amazing with great views from the rooftop hot tubs. Excellent service from all departments within this hotel!
Our ceremony was held on the Upper Plaza, cocktails in the Lower Plaza, and the reception in the Cypress Ballroom. Read more...
Our ceremony was held on the Upper Plaza, cocktails in the Lower Plaza, and the reception in the Cypress Ballroom. Everything was perfect!!! We worked with the Catering Manager, Alexis Davis from day 1 of our wedding planning. She was the best person to work with due to her diligence and responsiveness throughout the planning process and on the actual wedding day. She checked-in regularly, making sure our wedding went smoothly, and just as we planned it. The food at the wedding was delicious, and the Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly; everyone enjoyed the food. We enjoyed a King Ocean View w/ Balcony room in the main hotel building. We were able to have a nice view of the ocean, as well as the Upper and Lower Plaza so that my Bridesmaids and I could admire the wedding events from above as we were getting ready. The spa facilities are amazing with great views from the rooftop hot tubs. Excellent service from all departments within this hotel! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
We want to give a shout-out to Alexis and the entire catering and bell staff of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Alexis, the wedding planner, was available anytime we needed to speak to her or via email. The staff was very professional and responded to our every request with speed and creativity. The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch and it was beautiful. Everything about this hotel was five star.

Scott & Regan Johnson
We want to give a shout-out to Alexis and the entire catering and bell staff of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Alexis, the Read more...
We want to give a shout-out to Alexis and the entire catering and bell staff of the Monterey Plaza Hotel. Alexis, the wedding planner, was available anytime we needed to speak to her or via email. The staff was very professional and responded to our every request with speed and creativity. The wedding ceremony went off without a hitch and it was beautiful. Everything about this hotel was five star.

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megt
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, and it was gorgeous! Sunshine, blue water, sea otters and sailboats added to the atmosphere during the ceremony. The photos are stunning with the blue water and blue skies. Carly was wonderful and made sure everything went smoothly. We and our guests were treated like royalty - from the front desk staff right through the valet and bell captain! The waitstaff at the reception was great, the cake was beautiful, and the food delicious - it tasted like it was prepared for one order - not one of one hundred! Thank you to everyone who made the day so special!
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, and it was gorgeous! Sunshine, blue water, sea otters and Read more...
We just had our daughter's wedding at the Monterey Plaza Hotel, and it was gorgeous! Sunshine, blue water, sea otters and sailboats added to the atmosphere during the ceremony. The photos are stunning with the blue water and blue skies. Carly was wonderful and made sure everything went smoothly. We and our guests were treated like royalty - from the front desk staff right through the valet and bell captain! The waitstaff at the reception was great, the cake was beautiful, and the food delicious - it tasted like it was prepared for one order - not one of one hundred! Thank you to everyone who made the day so special! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
It was so great having our ceremony right out over the Monterey Bay! The staff is so professional, and our reception was perfect. Everything worked out so well!
It was so great having our ceremony right out over the Monterey Bay! The staff is so professional, and our reception was Read more...
It was so great having our ceremony right out over the Monterey Bay! The staff is so professional, and our reception was perfect. Everything worked out so well! Read less
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