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Weddings and Receptions

• Seven secluded enclosed gardens
• Custom House Plaza, overlooking the bay is suitable for large receptions and for cultural and family-oriented events (capacity approximately 1000 people). For information concerning costs and availability, please email monterey.events@parks.ca.gov  or call (831) 649-7118.
• Spears Warehouse (capacity 65 people) and the Skylight room (capacity 35 people) both indoor venues for meetings and small gatherings.

Memory Garden
is located at 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey and is a wonderful venue for private and community functions, such as weddings, receptions, and banquets. The garden was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. in 1927. It is enclosed by an eight-foot adobe wall, and has three access gates, two of/pages/575/images/Memory Garden (Pacific House).JPG which are wheelchair accessible. The Monterey State Historic Park office and the historic Pacific House Museum are part of the Memory Garden enclosure. A 15-foot diameter fountain is the central feature with Southern Magnolia trees interspersed for shading. There is a beautiful historic flower garden, walkways and arbor, and a 5x16 foot barbecue available for cooking.
Capacity: Approximately 500 persons. .
Use Periods: Daylight and evening hours year round, music until 10pm.
Electrical: Yes – outlets and lighting
Restrooms: A single unisex accessible restroom is in the garden, with additional nearby restrooms located outside the enclosed garden. Dressing Room: Small room available
Parking: State Park does not provide parking. There is a city parking garage nearby.

Rental Fees:

 

Memory Garden Saturday, Sunday & Holiday rate:

Reception venue – 8 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – total of 5 hours event time: $2650.00

Wedding & Reception – 10 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – Total of 7 hours event time: $3150.00

 

Memory Garden Friday rate:

Reception venue - 8 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – total of 5 hours event time: $2150.00

Wedding & Reception – 10 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – Total of 7 hours event time: $2500.00

 

Memory Garden Monday through Thursday rate:

Lunch or Wedding – 5 hours (includes 2 hour setup and one hour cleanup – total of 2 hour event time: $1150.00

Reception venue – 8 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – total of 5 hours event time: $1750.00

Wedding & Reception – 10 hours (includes 2 hours setup time and 1 hour cleanup – Total of 7 hours event time: $2050.00

 

In addition to the above rates: $500.00 refundable Event Insurance

 

All reservations subject to California State Park terms and conditions.

/pages/575/images/Cooper-Molera Garden.JPGCooper-Molera Garden: This garden is located at 525 Polk Street in Monterey. This two acre National Trust Historic Site is located behind the Cooper-Molera Adobe and entirely enclosed by an adobe wall.
Capacity: 125 people
Use periods: Outdoor - daylight & evening venue year round. (State Parks will provide limited temporary lighting).
Electrical: Limited
No cooking facilities
One dressing room available
Restrooms available
ADA accessible garden
Parking: State Parks does not provide parking.
Fee: $500.00 for the first 4 hours and $75.00 for each additional hour
$125.00 Processing fee
$ 30.00 Monitor fee per hour from setup to cleanup
$250.00 Refundable event deposit

Stevenson Garden: This garden is located at 530 Houston Street in Monterey. /pages/575/images/RL Stevenson Garden.JPG
Capacity: 75 people
Use Periods: Outdoor daylight venue year round
Electrical: Limited
No cooking facilities
Restroom available
ADA accessible garden
Parking: State Parks does not provide parking
Fee: Same as Cooper-Molera Garden

Four gardens for smaller venues:
Casa Del Oro Garden - at the corner of Pacific and Scott Street
First Theatre Garden – at the corner of Pacific and Scott Street
Casa Soberanes Garden – at the corner of Pacific and Del Monte
Larkin Garden – 464 Calle Principal at Jefferson Street
These gardens are enclosed and located behind the historic adobe.
Capacity: 50 people
Use periods: Outdoor daylight venue year round
Electrical: None
No cooking facilities
Restroom available for Casa Del Oro and First Theatre garden only
ADA accessible Casa Del Oro garden, Larkin garden
Parking: State Parks does not provide parking
Fee: Same as Cooper-Molera Garden

Casa Del Oro Garden
Casa del Oro Garden


First Theatre Garden
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Casa Soberanes Garden
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Larkin Garden
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Reservations may be made up to two years in advance of the requested event date. A request date will be tentatively held for 14 calendar days to allow an applicant to access conditions, fill out the Special Event Application, and pay the non-refundable processing fee. If the processing fee is not receiving within 14 days, the event will be removed from the calendar. Once the processing fee is paid, State Parks will request additional materials in order to complete the special event permit. The requested date is not reserved/secured until all paperwork and a special event permit is officially signed by the Sector Superintendent.
*Proof of liability insurance is required for all events.
For more information, or to request a special event application, please call the Special Events office at (831) 649-7118, e-mail: monterey.events@parks.ca.gov write: Monterey State Historic Park, 20 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940.