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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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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

REVIEWS

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Elisa
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding here on a lovely Saturday evening in April this year. 5 star experience - no question! It was beyond gorgeous and I cannot say enough good things about Alexis, the coordinator who was with us throughout the whole process. We toured many places looking for the right fit and she alone can make booking your wedding here worth the extra penny. From the start she was super organized, and worked with our budget. We used their suggested vendors for cake, makeup, and DJ service and I had to deal with almost zero coordination since Alexis knew everyone. She and her assistant were on top of everything from the moment we checked in to when we checked out. My family and I felt well taken care of and she was always available to answer last minute emails from me and my mom, regarding everything from menu, to invoicing to last song.
The hotel itself is spectacular, they have a beautiful terrace overlooking the water, friendly for the older guest to still attend a "beach" wedding. You adjourn to a banquet room with ample dance space and windows with a balcony to the ocean view for cooling down. It was a lovely space already so it needed minimal extra décor from us. We went with standard everything except some colored napkins and it still had a gorgeous impact. There are so many lovely spots on property no need to leave for photoshoots either. Just go down to their private beach, or the dolphin fountain, or the trellis by the ocean. Truly it was a fairytale wedding for us.
I could go on and on about the great organization provided by Alexis, the beauty of this hotel and how easy and stress free it made our wedding planning go once we booked it. No billing surprises at the end either, everything was upfront, itemized and worth every penny. If you are looking for an elegant Californian wedding location this is it!
We had our wedding here on a lovely Saturday evening in April this year. 5 star experience - no question! It was beyond Read more...
We had our wedding here on a lovely Saturday evening in April this year. 5 star experience - no question! It was beyond gorgeous and I cannot say enough good things about Alexis, the coordinator who was with us throughout the whole process. We toured many places looking for the right fit and she alone can make booking your wedding here worth the extra penny. From the start she was super organized, and worked with our budget. We used their suggested vendors for cake, makeup, and DJ service and I had to deal with almost zero coordination since Alexis knew everyone. She and her assistant were on top of everything from the moment we checked in to when we checked out. My family and I felt well taken care of and she was always available to answer last minute emails from me and my mom, regarding everything from menu, to invoicing to last song.
The hotel itself is spectacular, they have a beautiful terrace overlooking the water, friendly for the older guest to still attend a "beach" wedding. You adjourn to a banquet room with ample dance space and windows with a balcony to the ocean view for cooling down. It was a lovely space already so it needed minimal extra décor from us. We went with standard everything except some colored napkins and it still had a gorgeous impact. There are so many lovely spots on property no need to leave for photoshoots either. Just go down to their private beach, or the dolphin fountain, or the trellis by the ocean. Truly it was a fairytale wedding for us.
I could go on and on about the great organization provided by Alexis, the beauty of this hotel and how easy and stress free it made our wedding planning go once we booked it. No billing surprises at the end either, everything was upfront, itemized and worth every penny. If you are looking for an elegant Californian wedding location this is it! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolutely perfect venue for our destination wedding! The views, the sounds of sea life, the perfect outdoor location to say our vows, our guests in one place, the impeccable service, the sunsets & sunrises, we could go on & on!
Bottom line, we took one look at MPH in July & new it was the place for us... 10 weeks later our vision came to reality. It was truly memorable!
Absolutely perfect venue for our destination wedding! The views, the sounds of sea life, the perfect outdoor location to Read more...
Absolutely perfect venue for our destination wedding! The views, the sounds of sea life, the perfect outdoor location to say our vows, our guests in one place, the impeccable service, the sunsets & sunrises, we could go on & on!
Bottom line, we took one look at MPH in July & new it was the place for us... 10 weeks later our vision came to reality. It was truly memorable! Read less
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Stacey
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just got married at the Plaza this past Saturday. I cannot say enough as to how wonderful Alexis was throughout the whole process and how beautiful our wedding day turned out to be. She was always so responsive to any questions I had throughout the year plus of planning, and I had a lot! She was always willing to help and would go the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of. In fact we are sad we won't be having any more planning trips down to Monterey to work with the staff! My husband and I had originally been looking for a separate ceremony site but decided it would be easier to do both the ceremony and the reception at the Plaza. And we are so happy we did. It was a perfect day and the ceremony set up and view was absolutely perfect. Endless comments from our guests as to how beautiful the whole hotel was and how we had chosen a perfect venue for our wedding. Highly recommend the Plaza to anyone looking for an ocean view on their wedding day.
My husband and I just got married at the Plaza this past Saturday. I cannot say enough as to how wonderful Alexis was Read more...
My husband and I just got married at the Plaza this past Saturday. I cannot say enough as to how wonderful Alexis was throughout the whole process and how beautiful our wedding day turned out to be. She was always so responsive to any questions I had throughout the year plus of planning, and I had a lot! She was always willing to help and would go the extra mile to make sure we were taken care of. In fact we are sad we won't be having any more planning trips down to Monterey to work with the staff! My husband and I had originally been looking for a separate ceremony site but decided it would be easier to do both the ceremony and the reception at the Plaza. And we are so happy we did. It was a perfect day and the ceremony set up and view was absolutely perfect. Endless comments from our guests as to how beautiful the whole hotel was and how we had chosen a perfect venue for our wedding. Highly recommend the Plaza to anyone looking for an ocean view on their wedding day. Read less
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Krystina
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
Meeting and planning with Alexis, the wedding coordinator, was easy and stress free. She was quick to return my calls and emails about all the questions I had. The outdoor ceremony site was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The reception room was classy and everything was done the way I wanted it. This venue was perfect for me because everything was taken care of and I didn't have to worry about doing anything. My wedding was the third wedding in our family of the summer and we received the most compliments about our venue and accommodations. :-)
Meeting and planning with Alexis, the wedding coordinator, was easy and stress free. She was quick to return my calls and Read more...
Meeting and planning with Alexis, the wedding coordinator, was easy and stress free. She was quick to return my calls and emails about all the questions I had. The outdoor ceremony site was beautiful and the weather was perfect. The reception room was classy and everything was done the way I wanted it. This venue was perfect for me because everything was taken care of and I didn't have to worry about doing anything. My wedding was the third wedding in our family of the summer and we received the most compliments about our venue and accommodations. :-) Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
4/12/2015
5.0/5.0
We were married at the Monterey Plaza in April and our wedding weekend went so smoothly, thanks to all of the work the staff did leading up to, during, and after our big day. Our wedding and cocktail hour were on the lower terrace and our reception was in the Monterey Bay ballroom (gorgeous view of the bay). Alexis promptly replied to my many many questions. She is extremely detail-oriented, which was especially important for us since we were planning from afar (Texas). We also worked with a number of folks to secure a room block, which was a bit difficult since our request was a bit unusual (we covered a portion of each room). But everything with the room block was squared away after a few calls and the charges were all applied correctly in the end. Alexis was on vacation over our wedding weekend but Michelle took over seamlessly. It was so nice working with the hotel’s preferred vendors… especially since Alexis and Michelle then handled a lot of the day-of coordination. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Monterey Plaza for a wedding, especially a destination wedding! Our guests loved Monterey and loved the hotel (it's gorgeous). The hotel staff really went out of their way for us over the course of the weekend too, without us even asking. For example, we walked into Schooner’s without reservations and asked for tables for our large party of ~15 on a Saturday night and upon giving the last name for the reservation, the staff member congratulated us and accommodated our party on the patio with tables adjacent to one another. And then sent out congratulatory strawberries to end our meal! This was just one of many circumstances in which the staff went above and beyond for us and really made us feel special. Our wedding was truly one to remember and one our guests loved being a part of.
We were married at the Monterey Plaza in April and our wedding weekend went so smoothly, thanks to all of the work the Read more...
We were married at the Monterey Plaza in April and our wedding weekend went so smoothly, thanks to all of the work the staff did leading up to, during, and after our big day. Our wedding and cocktail hour were on the lower terrace and our reception was in the Monterey Bay ballroom (gorgeous view of the bay). Alexis promptly replied to my many many questions. She is extremely detail-oriented, which was especially important for us since we were planning from afar (Texas). We also worked with a number of folks to secure a room block, which was a bit difficult since our request was a bit unusual (we covered a portion of each room). But everything with the room block was squared away after a few calls and the charges were all applied correctly in the end. Alexis was on vacation over our wedding weekend but Michelle took over seamlessly. It was so nice working with the hotel’s preferred vendors… especially since Alexis and Michelle then handled a lot of the day-of coordination. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Monterey Plaza for a wedding, especially a destination wedding! Our guests loved Monterey and loved the hotel (it's gorgeous). The hotel staff really went out of their way for us over the course of the weekend too, without us even asking. For example, we walked into Schooner’s without reservations and asked for tables for our large party of ~15 on a Saturday night and upon giving the last name for the reservation, the staff member congratulated us and accommodated our party on the patio with tables adjacent to one another. And then sent out congratulatory strawberries to end our meal! This was just one of many circumstances in which the staff went above and beyond for us and really made us feel special. Our wedding was truly one to remember and one our guests loved being a part of. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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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:
2+ years 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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