Carmel Valley is one of California’s best-kept secrets.
Carmel Valley Ranch has long been a place for inspired meetings and social gatherings. The resort’s majestic landscape provides an inspirational setting for meetings and special events, indoors and out. Groups of all sizes can enjoy a variety of meeting and event spaces, including the Organic Garden and Vineyard Lawn with sweeping mountain views, among other stunning outdoor venues, as well as two executive board rooms and nearly 10,000 square feet of naturally lit indoor event space.
The Lowdown Venue Setting
Live your childhood dreams in real life. True love is in the air, and Carmel Valley Ranch weddings are legendary for their spirit of elegant playfulness. Oh yes, this is the celebration that inspires every chapter of your lifelong story. And we’re here to make sure it goes off without a hitch (except the part where you actually get hitched!!).
Exchange vows in the vineyard with the Santa Lucia Mountains as your witness. Dance, drink and dine the night away! Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range Does this include catering fees?
Estimated Price Per Head
from $150 to $400
21 service charge.
7.75% Sales Tax
Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here
Capacity Seated N/A Buffet N/A Standing N/A Celebrations Hosted Here Since 1985 Venue Spaces Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available Catering Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue Alcohol Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services Smoking Designated Smoking Areas Only Accommodations This is where the luxury of suite living meets the call of the wild. Swap stories by the fireplace. Enjoy the fruit of our vines as you breathe deeply and drink in the views. Sink into a bubble bath drawn for two on your private deck. If it’s time with family and friends you crave, gather around an old-school board game or enjoy a night reflecting on a day well spent. And in the morning, rise and shine to breakfast in bed with your bestie. The Ranch is your hideout: fun-lovers only, please.
181 Guest Lodges with 12 different room types fluctuating between studios, suites, and multi-bedroom suites. Amenities A/V Equipment Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Valet Parking Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Dining Chairs Dining Tables Onsite Restrooms Other Venue Features The Scene:
Carmel Valley is one of California’s best-kept secrets. Tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains, this quaint, sunny community of ranchers, grape growers and artisans is located inland just east of the Monterey Peninsula. Recently voted No. 4 Resort in Northern California in the 2018
Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards, and awarded the Stella 2018 Gold Medal for Best Golf Resort in the Far West Region and Silver Medal for Best Hotel/Resort in the Far West Region, Carmel Valley Ranch is situated on nearly 500 acres of lush land and adjacent to the 4,400-acre Garland Ranch Regional Park. Guests enjoy easy access to miles of scenic hiking trails and can wander through vineyards and gardens bordering the resort’s Pete Dye-designed golf course. Standout Venue Features:
Carmel Valley Ranch has long been a place for inspired meetings and social gatherings. The resort’s majestic landscape provides an inspirational setting for meetings and special events, indoors and out. Groups of all sizes can enjoy a variety of meeting and event spaces, including the Organic Garden and Vineyard Lawn with sweeping mountain views, among other stunning outdoor venues, as well as two executive board rooms and nearly 10,000 square feet of naturally lit indoor event space. In addition, Carmel Valley Ranch has gained a reputation as California’s most compelling resort playground for group and team-building activities that unfold across 500 sunny acres—with pursuits including beekeeping, falconry, night golf competitions, hilltop yoga, hiking, the Ranch Race (an Amazing Ranch-inspired competition), team geocaching and more. And with its breathtaking natural backdrop, Carmel Valley Ranch is an ideal location for weddings ranging from intimate gatherings to up to 400 guests.
Awards & Notables
No. 4 Resort in Northern California
Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Stella Award Winner 2018, Gold Medal, Best Golf Resort in the Far West region Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings Stella Award Winner 2018, Silver Medal, Best Hotel/Resort in the Far West region Meetings & Conventions and Successful Meetings Celebration Locations Redwood Ballroomm & Terrace: Perched high above the Vineyard Lawn in the Lodge, traditional elegance and tree-shaded views of the valley and forest induce joy. The Redwood Room spills out onto an expansive private outdoor terrace, where social hour reigns supreme. - View: Valley and Forest - Max Capacity: 220 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Oak Room & Courtyard: Offering intimacy, a private outdoor courtyard, walls of picture windows and access to our fun-filled Adventure Kitchen. The Oak Room allows our chefs to prepare your fresh-from-the-garden feasts in front of you and your delighted guests. - View: Courtyard and Forest - Max Capacity: 120 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Vintner Room & Terrace: For wine country “wow” factor, the Vintner Room’s retractable floor-to-ceiling windows offer vineyard views and spectacular sunsets. Step out onto the glass-walled terrace for al fresco nuptial revelry and s’mores around the fire pits. - View: Valley and Vineyard - Max Capacity: 80 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Harvest Landing: Like a charmed treetop aerie this terrace just below Valley Kitchen offers impeccable views of tidy vineyards below and the expanse of Carmel Valley beyond. Imagine your party perched above nature’s paintbox, surrounded by birdsong and whispering oaks. - View: Valley and Vineyard - Max Capacity: 80 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Clubhouse & Patio: The Clubhouse pairs perfectly with the adjacent verdant, stone-lined Valley Lawn—offering expansive views of the valley and hills, soaring vaulted ceilings and an experience that combines fanciful with traditional. - View: Golf - Max Capacity: 180 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Vineyard Lawn: Nestled among acres of Pinot Noir grapevines, surrounded by ancient oaks and lavender fields, our signature Vineyard Lawn invites you to wed under the loving eye of the Santa Lucia Mountains. - View: Forest and Vineyard - Max Capacity: 200 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Organic Garden: Intimate, rustic and magical year-round, the Organic Garden is one of the most unique reception settings you’ll ever find. Dine al fresco among award-winning flowerbeds, vegetables and herbs used to create our legendary farm-to-table cuisine. - View: Valley and Garden - Max Capacity: 300 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Valley Lawn: Boasting views of bucolic Carmel Valley with its rolling hillsides bathed in the serene warmth of the sun, the Valley Lawn puts a playful spin on Carmel’s sophisticated style. - View: Golf - Max Capacity: 200 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Practice Range: Embraced by emerald fairways known for native wildlife that wanders undisturbed, the golf range is a memorable setting for your tented reception, mere steps from our redwood-lined Valley Lawn with a backdrop of sweeping valley views. - View: Golf - Max Capacity: 300 - Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
VALLEY KITCHEN - IT DOESN'T GET MORE LOCAL THAN THIS
Uncomplicated, unfussy and delicious. Valley Kitchen is a vibrant restaurant that embodies the homegrown values and light-hearted spirit of the Carmel Valley Ranch experience. Executive Chef Wood’s culinary exploits—many involving honey, cheese, salts, eggs, fruits and vegetables from The Ranch’s organic garden—are on full display for heavenly breakfast, lunch and dinner creations.
THE CLUBHOUSE GRILL
You know the stuffy clubhouse your dad belonged to? That’s not us. While golfers are always welcome, you don’t have to play golf (or even know what a duff is) to have a good time. The casual Clubhouse Grill is a fresh take on the Golf Clubhouse scene, complete with crackling fire pits, conviviality and enough local ingredients to keep it grounded in the Carmel Valley. The expansive patio, with front row seats to the rolling fairways, is a favorite, whether you’re captivated by the game—or simply the view.
RIVER RANCH CAFÉ - FARMSTEAD-INSPIRED CASUAL FARE
River Ranch Café has you covered. Our laid-back poolside eatery (housed in our historic 132-year-old building) will have your family feeling nurtured from morning to evening. Equally awesome are the comfy seating and wide-open views. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!