Hyatt Carmel Highlands

120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, CA 93923
United States


Destination Weddings at Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Indulge Yourself. Hyatt Carmel Highlands is a picturesque retreat overlooking the Big Sur coast with epic views of the Pacific Ocean, a stunning natural environment made even more special by our friendly and impeccable staff. Our seaside hotel in Carmel, California is an oceanfront retreat that seamlessly blends the amenities of a large property with the refined charm of a boutique hideaway. Dine at the award-winning Pacific’s Edge restaurant. After a morning of yoga, take a dip in our heated outdoor swimming pool or unwind by booking a relaxing spa experience. If it's outdoor activity you crave, we offer mountain bike rentals and useful maps for any hikes, jogs or bike rides around the stunning Carmel area.  Let the Les Clefs d’Or Concierge arrange a day trip to Carmel by-the-Sea or a round at nearby Pebble Beach. The options are limited only by your imagination, which will be inspired by the breathtaking vistas that surround our Carmel resort.

Picture yourselves sharing your vows under the setting sun, the ocean your backdrop, and crashing waves your soundtrack. Then, celebrate with your cherished friends and family.  Allow our dedicated staff, picturesque facility, and delectable cuisine to help you create lasting memories as extraordinary you and your fiancé.


Every wedding held at our elegant hotel is treated as a one-of-a-kind event and includes:

  •     Professional wedding specialists to guide you through the event planning process.
  •     Gourmet cuisine and premium beverages, customized to fit your occasion.
  •     Complimentary guestroom with a chilled bottle of Champagne for the bride and groom.
  •     Incredible seaside location in gorgeous Carmel, California close to Big Sur and Monterey Bay.
  •     Valet parking as an added convenience for you and your guests
  •     Discounted rates on guestrooms and suites for your event attendees.
  •     Choose your ideal wedding site from locations in our hotel and the surrounding city.

Local Attractions

Wine Tasting

Depart Hyatt Highlands Carmel mid-morning with your own private tour guide and spend a full day or just an afternoon of wine tasting in the glorious wineries of Carmel, California. Enjoy a tour of the entire winemaking process, followed by picnic lunch in the beautiful garden cobblestone courtyard at the vineyard. Learn all about the Salinas Valley agriculture industry, otherwise known as the "Salad Bowl of the World," and see where your food is grown. Our Carmel wine tour will please your palate and engage all of your sense with the rich, earthy flavors grown in the California countryside.


Start your day of hiking in Carmel with a leisurely drive down the Big Sur Coast. It is considered one of America's most popular scenic routes, featuring numerous parks and natural reserves along the coastal Highway One. Hike through dense redwood canyons to some of the most spectacular beaches in California, or explore a variety of trails to secluded beaches on horseback. In either case, strap your lunch to your back with a delicious picnic backpacks from Hyatt Highlands Carmel and turn your hike into a luncheon adventure. With jaw-dropping scenery and inspirational vistas at nearly every step, hiking in Carmel, California offers an enchanting immersion in epic natural beauty.

Big Sur

With dramatic cliffs, wild waves and crystalline views of the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur offers epic coastal scenery. The strip of Highway 1 in this area is routinely rated as one of the most spectacular drives in the world, with soaring sea cliffs that tumble down into the deep blue drink. Big Sur boasts a wealth of trees, wildflowers, California condors and marine life, from playful sea otters to magical gray whales. The ideal setting for a scenic vacation, the natural bounty of the Big Sur coastline cannot fail to enchant you. Located right at the northern tip of this stunning slice of planet earth, Hyatt Highlands Carmel provides a perfect home base to explore all the charms of the coast.

Carmel by the Sea

Conquer the top of the world or just take a scenic hike through the natural splendor of the Carmel Highlands. The California coastline around our Carmel hotel is known as some of the planet’s most breathtaking scenery, and you can access it all easily via Fern Canyon road. Or take advantage of our “Morning Walk”. A one - hour guided walk through near-by floura and fauna. Guests meet in the lobby at 10am each morning and caravan to that morning’s destination.


Deals & Promotions

  • Book with us and receive a complimentary sleeping room and a bottle of champagne for the Bride and Groom the night of the wedding!
  • Ask about our discounted site fees for Friday and Sunday weddings!



Golf, wine tasting, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, shopping in downtown Carmel, Highway 1 and Big Sur, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey Bay Aquarium, horseback riding, bike riding, surfing and sailing.


Simply book and hold your wedding ceremony by December 31, 2014 and you will earn Hyatt Gold Passport Bonus Points redeemable for free nights with no blackout dates at any Hyatt Hotel or Resort worldwide.

Indoors Capacity

Up to 120 guests at our luxurious indoor ballroom, 48 guest rooms.


Three different on-site locations with award-winning cuisine; fine dining at Pacific’s Edge, casual breakfast and lunch at California Market, and cocktails in Sunset Lounge. We also offer In-Room Dining.


All food and beverage must be provided by the hotel. Contact us for our preferred list of vendors for Wedding Planners, Ministers, Florists, Photographers, Videographers, Musical Entertainment/DJ's, Decorations & Rentals, Transportation, Hair/Makeup/Spa, and Cakes.

On-Site Catering

Offered by our Head Chef and his team, available for large receptions or small, intimate family gatherings.

Wedding Cake

Cost of wedding cake is included in your menu price! – custom prepared with your vision and style in mind, with a preferred vendor.

Additional Services

Les Clefs d’Or Concierge, babysitting services, complimentary valet, Complimentary mountain bikes, complimentary business center, Heated outdoor swimming pool, three outdoor Jacuzzis, In-room spa services & yoga, 24 hour StayFit™fitness center, Bike rentals, Laundry, Dry-cleaning, personal concierge available, drivers available, tours.


Wedding Services

Discounts for Guest Rooms: Yes On-site Catering: Yes
Outside Catering: No Wedding Indoor Capacity: 100
Wedding Outdoor Capacity: 120 Number of Events at a Time: 1
Reception Outdoor Capacity: 75 Reception Indoor Capacity: 120
On-site Wedding Cake: No On-site Coordination: Yes
Wedding Planner: No Indoor Ceremony Available: Yes
Outdoor Ceremony Available: Yes Bridal Suite Available: Yes


Hyatt Carmel Highlands is a picturesque retreat overlooking the Big Sur coast with epic views of the Pacific Ocean, a stunning natural environment. Our seaside hotel in Carmel, California is an oceanfront retreat that seamlessly blends the amenities of a large property with the refined charm of a boutique hideaway.