Monterey, CA Wedding Planning

Reception table in a winery for a wedding in Monterey, California.

Monterey is beautiful – no ifs, ands, or buts about it. From the coastline itself (whale watching tours, anyone?) to the restored adobe buildings of downtown, this city is fit for the prettiest of weddings whether you call Monterey home or are planning a destination getaway. We’ve got a collection of the best wedding vendors in the area to share with you as you head into the process of putting together your special day. But remember that if you happen to need a break from the details, the town is also home to a number of wineries that would love to help you unwind. Try Taste of Monterey for a downtown option with a bayside view.

Wedding Venues in Monterey

Speaking of wine, why not plan a vineyard wedding? Elegant, and filled with old world sophistication, Chateau Julien Wine Estate is a carefully manicured and comes with personalized service and an authentic taste of wine country. The Chateau’s great hall has cathedral ceilings and wrought iron chandeliers and is perfect for intimate dinners or ceremonies, while the upper and lower courtyards are fit for larger outdoor celebrations. For an up close and personal winery setting, look to the Chai. With French and American oak barrel-lined walls and room for 250 seated guests, this site may just fit the bill. For more help planning a destination wedding in Monterey, find wedding packages, venues, and resorts here.

Wedding Photographers in Monterey

Serving the Central Coast, although based in San Luis Obispo, Mirelle of Mirelle Carmichael Photography does truly incredible things with her camera. Her focus in photographing your wedding day is to create honest, romantic images that share your story – no matter how fleeting the moments of the day itself are. She believes in candid images, and in photographing you and your love story in real time, with real emotions.

P.S. Don’t forget to use the best planning tools around – our wedding websites are perfect for communicating with your guests and sharing the details of your wedding day and registry.

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Anne Anne is a serial optimist and hopeless romantic living in a big red barn in Colorado with her husband Shayne. She loves black and white films and making messes in the kitchen and considers life wholly incomplete without a regular dose of dark chocolate.

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