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The Holly Farm

Carmel , CA
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9200 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923 US (map)

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831-625-1926

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ABOUT US

The Holly Farm


The Holly Farm was just hand-selected by Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of only 11 remarkable wedding venues in the United States! Such... Read more
The Holly Farm


The Holly Farm was just hand-selected by Martha Stewart and Martha Stewart Weddings as one of only 11 remarkable wedding venues in the United States! Such an honor for this time-tested family business:

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/373386/best-rustic-wedding-venues-chosen-by-maggie-lord/@center/272419/youre-engaged#373158





Walk through The Holly Farm’s welcoming rustic gate and enter a secluded world of romantic winding paths and private sun-filled cottages tucked away among exotic palms, towering bamboo, banana trees and sweetly scented blossoms. Family owned and operated since 1991, this chic seven-acre Carmel hideaway nestled against the Santa Lucia Mountains was created with destination weddings in mind. Each celebration in these impressive gardens encompasses multiple nights of stay, housing up to 28 guests on property is always included at no additional cost.





Recent accolades-
2014, 2013, 2012 Best of Carmel Award recipient in the Wedding Chapels Category by the Carmel Award Program committee 2015, 2014,2012 Best of Business Award for in the Event Planning category by The Small Business Community Association (SBCA) Featured in the Spring/Summer Issue of Conde Nast’s Brides Northern California magazine 2011 Honor in Excellence in Customer Satisfaction by Talk of The Town News and Celebration Media Best of Weddings pick at The Knot (www.theknot.com) 2011, 2010, 2009 Carmel Best of Business award given by the Small Business Commerce Association 2014, 2011, 2010 Award of Excellence “Best in Personal Services” by the Carmel Chamber of Commerce 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Best of Carmel Award by the U.S. Commerce Association 2014, 2013, 2009 Bride’s Choice Award at www.WeddingWire.com


As seen in-

· Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

· Matchbook Magazine

· Wedding Sites and Services Magazine

· Northern California Bride Magazine

· BRIDE’S Magazine

· Wedding Bells Magazine

· Here Comes the Guide Magazine

· Carmel Magazine

· Locations, Locations, Locations

· Here Comes the Guide

· The Historic Carmel Valley Guide

· Guide to Carmel



And featured on-

· The HGTV Channel (Home and Garden Television)

· Style Me Pretty.com

· Weddingchicks.com

· Weddingwire.com

· 100layercake.com

· With This Ring.com

· The Knot.com

· Brides.com

· Greenweddingshoes.com

· Weddingchannel.com

· Weddingbee.com

· Glamour and Grace Weddings

· Forget Me Knot Weddings

· San Francisco Style Unveiled

As seen in:

a. Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

b. Wedding Sites and Services Magazine

c. Wedding Bells Magazine

d. Here Comes the Guide Magazine

e. Carmel Magazine

f. Locations, Locations, Locations

g. Here Comes the Guide

h. The Historic Carmel Valley Guide

i. Guide to Carmel



And featured on-

a. The HGTV Channel (Home and Garden Television)


CLICK to VIEW: The Holly Farm Wedding Album by Mat Hayward

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Farm, Historic, Inn / B&B
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Rustic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, 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, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Kayla
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
No words can come close to describing our experience of getting married at The Holly Farm. My husband and I were intent on getting married somewhere in the Carmel/Big Sur/Monterey area. We visited a few different wedding venues and nothing seemed quite special enough. THEN we went to The Holly Farm. From the first moment we stepped foot onto the Windmill Lawn, we knew this was our place. Honestly, we were probably hooked just after being greeted by Ryan with a huge smile and a big hug.

The thing about The Holly Farm that you won't get to understand unless you have your wedding there or are lucky enough to be invited to a wedding there is that the most special element is that you feel like you have become a part of the Moses family. The Holly Farm is a family business and that shows in every single detail, moment, and smile. As a bride, I can't emphasize enough how Erin and Ryan made all of my stresses and fears absolutely disappear from the moment we arrived on Thursday morning. They took our (literal) truckloads of wedding "stuff" (I'm talking everything from our luggage to signs, vases, cases of wine, cake topper, guest book, framed photos, place cards, escort cards, decorative pillows, on and on and ON) and organized every single detail in a way much more beautiful than I could have imagined.

If you've seen photos, you already know that the grounds are GORGEOUS. In person, the entire site is so much more than a photo could capture. All of our guests are still gushing that they felt like they were in a tropical paradise across the globe. Every twist and turn of the venue reveals countless new details and quirky gems probably placed by Doyle long ago. All day, their fabulous grounds staff (Gus, Rosa, Gus Jr.) are working on the houses and the gardens, raking the pathways, making sure that every single detail is constantly in a state of perfection.
No words can come close to describing our experience of getting married at The Holly Farm. My husband and I were intent on Read more...
No words can come close to describing our experience of getting married at The Holly Farm. My husband and I were intent on getting married somewhere in the Carmel/Big Sur/Monterey area. We visited a few different wedding venues and nothing seemed quite special enough. THEN we went to The Holly Farm. From the first moment we stepped foot onto the Windmill Lawn, we knew this was our place. Honestly, we were probably hooked just after being greeted by Ryan with a huge smile and a big hug.

The thing about The Holly Farm that you won't get to understand unless you have your wedding there or are lucky enough to be invited to a wedding there is that the most special element is that you feel like you have become a part of the Moses family. The Holly Farm is a family business and that shows in every single detail, moment, and smile. As a bride, I can't emphasize enough how Erin and Ryan made all of my stresses and fears absolutely disappear from the moment we arrived on Thursday morning. They took our (literal) truckloads of wedding "stuff" (I'm talking everything from our luggage to signs, vases, cases of wine, cake topper, guest book, framed photos, place cards, escort cards, decorative pillows, on and on and ON) and organized every single detail in a way much more beautiful than I could have imagined.

If you've seen photos, you already know that the grounds are GORGEOUS. In person, the entire site is so much more than a photo could capture. All of our guests are still gushing that they felt like they were in a tropical paradise across the globe. Every twist and turn of the venue reveals countless new details and quirky gems probably placed by Doyle long ago. All day, their fabulous grounds staff (Gus, Rosa, Gus Jr.) are working on the houses and the gardens, raking the pathways, making sure that every single detail is constantly in a state of perfection. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Moses family is so friendly; they were a pleasure to work with. The level of service at the Holly Farm was top-notch. I truly felt like I could relax during my wedding weekend and the show would go on!
The Moses family is so friendly; they were a pleasure to work with. The level of service at the Holly Farm was top-notch. Read more...
The Moses family is so friendly; they were a pleasure to work with. The level of service at the Holly Farm was top-notch. I truly felt like I could relax during my wedding weekend and the show would go on! Read less
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Tyler
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Perfection! That is the best way to describe our wedding at The Holly Farm. The venue is beautiful, the staff is superb and they truly made this experience better than I could have ever imagined.

Erin and Ryan worked with us from Day 1 to make this our dream wedding. They were there to answer any questions, troubleshoot problems and come up with ideas when we lacked them. I've never met a pair of individuals so truly fulfilled by what they do as Erin and Ryan. Their energy and passion is what makes everything work.

From the moment we arrived on site everything was taken care of. The staff there was incredible. They not only turn Holly Farm into the magical place it is, but they were so accommodating and helpful no matter what we needed. After being there for a few days they felt like family and we were so lucky to share the weekend with them.

All of the vendors that were suggested or we were required to use were great. Loved the amazing food prepared by La Creme. The flowers provided by Laughin' Gal were beautiful and created just to our liking. Zephyr's of course made sure the party went all night by handling everything anyone needed at the bar. What an incredible team everyone had.

I can't thank the Moses family, venue staff and the vendors enough for making this the PERFECT wedding. Truly, I was constantly impressed by everything that was done. I've had so many people reach out since the wedding to tell us what an amazing time they had and that would not have been possible without everyone involved in putting this weekend on! If you are considering getting married in the Monterey or Carmel area, want a fun weekend wedding and to have your guests walk away talking about your wedding for weeks then there is absolutely no other choice but the Holly Farm. It really is that simple.
Perfection! That is the best way to describe our wedding at The Holly Farm. The venue is beautiful, the staff is superb Read more...
Perfection! That is the best way to describe our wedding at The Holly Farm. The venue is beautiful, the staff is superb and they truly made this experience better than I could have ever imagined.

Erin and Ryan worked with us from Day 1 to make this our dream wedding. They were there to answer any questions, troubleshoot problems and come up with ideas when we lacked them. I've never met a pair of individuals so truly fulfilled by what they do as Erin and Ryan. Their energy and passion is what makes everything work.

From the moment we arrived on site everything was taken care of. The staff there was incredible. They not only turn Holly Farm into the magical place it is, but they were so accommodating and helpful no matter what we needed. After being there for a few days they felt like family and we were so lucky to share the weekend with them.

All of the vendors that were suggested or we were required to use were great. Loved the amazing food prepared by La Creme. The flowers provided by Laughin' Gal were beautiful and created just to our liking. Zephyr's of course made sure the party went all night by handling everything anyone needed at the bar. What an incredible team everyone had.

I can't thank the Moses family, venue staff and the vendors enough for making this the PERFECT wedding. Truly, I was constantly impressed by everything that was done. I've had so many people reach out since the wedding to tell us what an amazing time they had and that would not have been possible without everyone involved in putting this weekend on! If you are considering getting married in the Monterey or Carmel area, want a fun weekend wedding and to have your guests walk away talking about your wedding for weeks then there is absolutely no other choice but the Holly Farm. It really is that simple. Read less
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Anne and Phil
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Holly Farm is outstanding in all the above areas. You also need to list and rate the sense of humor of all staff. All 140 guests who attended loved the Farm, the staff, the professional--but not uptight--qualities of all involved. So many of our family guests thanked us frequently for "providing" such a fun, relaxed and perfectly managed event. We were not the "providers". The staff and venue were.

The groom's parents
Holly Farm is outstanding in all the above areas. You also need to list and rate the sense of humor of all staff. All 140 Read more...
Holly Farm is outstanding in all the above areas. You also need to list and rate the sense of humor of all staff. All 140 guests who attended loved the Farm, the staff, the professional--but not uptight--qualities of all involved. So many of our family guests thanked us frequently for "providing" such a fun, relaxed and perfectly managed event. We were not the "providers". The staff and venue were.

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Sally
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Erin and the whole family at Holly Farm could not have been more accommodating, gracious, generous and just plain great at their jobs!

We chose the venue based on its location and beautiful layout but what we got in addition was a brilliant wedding team who made every step of the way as easy as pie! Open to all our crazy ideas as well as making our process a breeze (we planned it from Dubai) we only wish everyone had a place to call wedding-home this perfect.

The Moses family are gifted with a talent known as 'the ability to listen' and I mean really listen. Every detail was remembered, each email double checked and our vision perfectly recognized.

With 130 guests from all the corners of the world we had more than a few guests blown away by the venue and more so by the brilliant execution of the day. It was honestly wonderful to know that everything was just going to be perfect and stress free!
Erin and the whole family at Holly Farm could not have been more accommodating, gracious, generous and just plain great at Read more...
Erin and the whole family at Holly Farm could not have been more accommodating, gracious, generous and just plain great at their jobs!

We chose the venue based on its location and beautiful layout but what we got in addition was a brilliant wedding team who made every step of the way as easy as pie! Open to all our crazy ideas as well as making our process a breeze (we planned it from Dubai) we only wish everyone had a place to call wedding-home this perfect.

The Moses family are gifted with a talent known as 'the ability to listen' and I mean really listen. Every detail was remembered, each email double checked and our vision perfectly recognized.

With 130 guests from all the corners of the world we had more than a few guests blown away by the venue and more so by the brilliant execution of the day. It was honestly wonderful to know that everything was just going to be perfect and stress free! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
i can't say enough good things about the holly farm and the moses family in general. top notch all the way around, and memories to last a lifetime. a truly magical place and experience and i couldn't imagine our special day anywhere else.

THANK YOU! and we can't wait to host our next memorable function here in the years to come.
i can't say enough good things about the holly farm and the moses family in general. top notch all the way around, and Read more...
i can't say enough good things about the holly farm and the moses family in general. top notch all the way around, and memories to last a lifetime. a truly magical place and experience and i couldn't imagine our special day anywhere else.

THANK YOU! and we can't wait to host our next memorable function here in the years to come. Read less
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Kristyn
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience at the Holly Farm was amazing from start to finish. We knew upon first visit that we HAD to get married there, so much so that we waited until the next year because they book up fast! The Moses' are the sweetest people you will meet and they are soooo helpful! They know the best of the best in terms of vendors and they make choosing them so easy - it gave me time to really enjoy the day and not stress. The venue is enchanting and it really did feel like a fairytale. Thank you Erin, Ryan, Doyle and Mary. You truly are the best in the business.
My experience at the Holly Farm was amazing from start to finish. We knew upon first visit that we HAD to get married Read more...
My experience at the Holly Farm was amazing from start to finish. We knew upon first visit that we HAD to get married there, so much so that we waited until the next year because they book up fast! The Moses' are the sweetest people you will meet and they are soooo helpful! They know the best of the best in terms of vendors and they make choosing them so easy - it gave me time to really enjoy the day and not stress. The venue is enchanting and it really did feel like a fairytale. Thank you Erin, Ryan, Doyle and Mary. You truly are the best in the business. Read less
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Shelly
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about the Holly Farm, the Moses family, & the staff. They are the most genuine, cool, organized group of people I have ever met. Without them, I am sure that my wedding experience would not have been even close to as perfect as it was. Erin was so on top of the planning process, and after meeting her I completely trusted everything that came out of her mouth. Her taste is impeccable!! Ryan is the nicest, most laid back guy to have around during the wedding. He makes you feel like there is not a worry in the world. And then Doyle and Mary-well they created the place from nothing and it is the most magical place in the world, and they are sweet as can be. Gus and Rosa-you were awesome and helpful in every way! People said I was crazy when I booked the Holly Farm site unseen, but I just had a feeling. It turned out my feeling was dead on.

Staying at the Holly Farm, I would explain as 'adult wedding camp'. All of our bridal party got to know one another SO well, and that was one of my favorite parts about the weekend. They all stayed together in the beautiful houses and absolutely loved it-a type of experience you could never get in a hotel. All of the boyfriends/husbands were all buddies by day 2 and none of them knew one another going into the weekend. They would all just play bocce ball, have drinks and hang out while the girls got ready.

I cannot think of a single thing I would change about the weekend, and not one thing went wrong (that I noticed). It was a very unique experience and I agree with Brooke below when she says that the Holly Farm is the best kept secret in the wedding industry. It was perfect from start to finish. The Holly Farm and the Moses family will always have a very special place in our hearts!
I cannot say enough good things about the Holly Farm, the Moses family, & the staff. They are the most genuine, cool, Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about the Holly Farm, the Moses family, & the staff. They are the most genuine, cool, organized group of people I have ever met. Without them, I am sure that my wedding experience would not have been even close to as perfect as it was. Erin was so on top of the planning process, and after meeting her I completely trusted everything that came out of her mouth. Her taste is impeccable!! Ryan is the nicest, most laid back guy to have around during the wedding. He makes you feel like there is not a worry in the world. And then Doyle and Mary-well they created the place from nothing and it is the most magical place in the world, and they are sweet as can be. Gus and Rosa-you were awesome and helpful in every way! People said I was crazy when I booked the Holly Farm site unseen, but I just had a feeling. It turned out my feeling was dead on.

Staying at the Holly Farm, I would explain as 'adult wedding camp'. All of our bridal party got to know one another SO well, and that was one of my favorite parts about the weekend. They all stayed together in the beautiful houses and absolutely loved it-a type of experience you could never get in a hotel. All of the boyfriends/husbands were all buddies by day 2 and none of them knew one another going into the weekend. They would all just play bocce ball, have drinks and hang out while the girls got ready.

I cannot think of a single thing I would change about the weekend, and not one thing went wrong (that I noticed). It was a very unique experience and I agree with Brooke below when she says that the Holly Farm is the best kept secret in the wedding industry. It was perfect from start to finish. The Holly Farm and the Moses family will always have a very special place in our hearts! Read less
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Brian
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
The Holly Farm is the best place ever to have your wedding. The Moses family goes way above and beyond to make your day go smoothly and bring your vision to life. They are responsive throughout the process and so helpful. The team of vendors they can recommend are all amazing. We loved every minute at the venue and have heard again and again from our guests how "epic" the wedding was. It's a beautiful place and you truyl could not be in better hands to make your big day a success.
The Holly Farm is the best place ever to have your wedding. The Moses family goes way above and beyond to make your day go Read more...
The Holly Farm is the best place ever to have your wedding. The Moses family goes way above and beyond to make your day go smoothly and bring your vision to life. They are responsive throughout the process and so helpful. The team of vendors they can recommend are all amazing. We loved every minute at the venue and have heard again and again from our guests how "epic" the wedding was. It's a beautiful place and you truyl could not be in better hands to make your big day a success. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
It would be impossible to improve upon our Holly Farm experience. We have received a crazy amount of positive feedback from friends, family, etc.--multiple people have said it was their favorite wedding of all time. I would love to think we had something to do with that, but really credit goes to the Holly Farm. Without belaboring the details, if the Holly Farm is still available for any weekend you could make work, book it now. Other than the decision to get engaged, that was easily the best choice I made in 2012.
It would be impossible to improve upon our Holly Farm experience. We have received a crazy amount of positive feedback Read more...
It would be impossible to improve upon our Holly Farm experience. We have received a crazy amount of positive feedback from friends, family, etc.--multiple people have said it was their favorite wedding of all time. I would love to think we had something to do with that, but really credit goes to the Holly Farm. Without belaboring the details, if the Holly Farm is still available for any weekend you could make work, book it now. Other than the decision to get engaged, that was easily the best choice I made in 2012. Read less
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