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An Iconic Carmel Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue

Originally designed in 1905 by an artist for his wife, La Playa Carmel resonates an aura of romance and old world charm. A coveted wedding destination since the turn of the century, the prestige and character of our boutique hotel continues to attract generations of bride’s seeking the timeless sophistication and grandeur of the “Grande Dame of Carmel.”

La Playa Carmel offers 75 guest rooms and a central location, just minutes from Monterey, placing serene beaches, renowned galleries, Carmel Valley wineries and scenic beauty at your doorstep. Coordinating everything from flower arrangements and table settings to entertainment, meals and accommodations, your La Playa Carmel Wedding Specialist and our trusted partners will assist you with all of your planning needs.

Choose from our many beautiful indoor and outdoor 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

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

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

Section Banner Photo: Laura & Rachel Photography

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I could live here!  One of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in!

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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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