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A History of Romance

La Playa Carmel, originally designed in 1905 by an artist for his wife, still resonates an aura of romance and old world charm. From the lush gardens and hand-laid brick patios, to the stunning views and ambient sounds the Pacific, your wedding will be full of new memories infused with old world charm.

Coordinating everything from flower arrangements and table settings to entertainment, meals and accommodations, your La Playa Carmel Wedding Specialist will assist you with all of your planning needs. Whether planning a garden reception or a serene beach ceremony, the wedding locations at La Playa Carmel provide the perfect setting for an unforgettable wedding. Choose from our many beautiful wedding locations, including:

  • Courtyard – An enchanting garden setting for a grand ceremony or reception
  • La Playa Patio – Perfect for intimate outdoor affairs amidst the award-winning gardens
  • Pacific Room – Spectacular ocean views and rustic architecture provide the perfect backdrop
  • Garden Room – Picturesque views of the hotel’s lavish gardens and the Pacific Ocean
  • Fireside Room – A charming setting for small events featuring a private fireplace


  • “La Playa was the perfect venue for us and our visions and dreams came to life right before our eyes – it was PERFECT!” ~ Jen & Aron
  • “The wedding day was perfect, and we were told by countless guests that our wedding was the best wedding they’d ever been to.” ~ Katie

For more information about our wedding venues, or to schedule a private consultation and tour of La Playa Carmel, please contact our Wedding Specialists at 831-293-6109 or request a proposal here.

*Masthead photo by Rochelle Mort Photography

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Old World Charm at its finest…The Sunday morning buffet breakfast was superb.

LMD331, Redwood City, California

The Staff goes above and beyond the service required that makes you feel at home.

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In all probably the best hotel experience we’ve had in the US, wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

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