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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.

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
  • It was my husband’s choice to go with La Playa Carmel for our catering and reception and I am beyond happy that we did!” ~ Rosa
  • “We look forward to coming back to La Playa for many years to come and sitting on the terrace and having a nice glass of wine and reflecting on what a stunning place it was to be married.” ~ Carolyn & Joel 

Click heart_smallhere to read La Playa Love Stories dating back to 1948

For more information about our wedding venues, view our brochure 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.

Photography Provided By:
Tina Chiou Photography
Jasmine Lee Photography
Kristin La Voie Photography
Heidi Borgia Photography
Rochelle Mort Studio


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Guests are delighted to receive a champagne breakfast each morning (with made-to-order hot items), sangria hour, wine-tasting hour and freshly baked cookies in the evening.

mwbaus, Los Angeles, California

We were treated like royalty…The room, the food, and especially the staff were the best.

travelerstimestwo, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

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

Farnborough, United Kingdom