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Meetings & Events

La Playa Carmel…where innovation begins and icons are born. In January 1983, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh computer prototype to his development team at La Playa Carmel and ceremoniously christened it with a bottle of La Playa water. A go-to retreat for the Apple Founder during the early stages of the company, La Playa Carmel presents the ultimate conference venue or creative getaway for meetings and corporate retreats.

From small executive retreats to corporate meetings of up to 200 attendees, La Playa Carmel offers state-of-the-art conference facilities with unparalleled cuisine and attentive service. La Playa’s lush gardens and terraces provide an ideal setting for attendees to enjoy a memorable lunch or dinner al fresco. Experience a full activity program on-site or enjoy world-class golf, sailing and team building venues within minutes of this historic landmark. Meeting planners may also take advantage of full destination management services provided through our group concierge professionals.

La Playa Carmel features five spacious conference venue options with 4,937 square feet of indoor meeting room space as well as outdoor conference venues surrounded by award-winning gardens, perfect for any type of meeting or other catered event.

Seating Capacities

Room Conference Classroom Theatre Reception Banquet U-Shape Hollow Square Sq. Feet
Pacific Room 60 70 150 200 150 50 54 2160
Garden Room 22 24 50 50 36 16 20 704
Fireside Room 12 8 15 20 16 10 12 345
The Boardroom 10 10 270
Pacific Terrace 75 50 1,000
Courtyard 150 75 2,000
La Playa Patio 50 36 750

To plan your next meeting or group gathering in iconic Carmel-by-the-Sea, contact our Meeting Specialists at 831-293-6109 or submit an RFP.


“You and your staff went above and beyond all levels of expectations for both myself and my employees.  The commentary from each individual in attendance was nothing short of glowing from their comments on the rooms, food, beverage, staff and meeting space…me and my team cannot thank you enough for such an OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCE!”  

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