Big Sur is the scenic area along the central Californian coast that ranges from south of San Francisco to north of Los Angelos. Big Sur offers beautiful beaches and mountains, luxurious resorts and hotels, unique gift shops, art galleries, and restaurants. More information about Big Sur.
Big Sur Lodge
47225 Highway 1, Big Sur
Big Sur Lodge offers rooms, 62 guest bungalows, a grocery store, a gift shop, a restaurant, and a pool. The lodge’s Lucia Room is available for events with up to 80 people. The lodge also has smaller rooms available and can accommodate parties on the patio wings or poolside.
Big Sur Restaurant and Bakery
Highway 1, Big Sur
Big Sur Restaurant and Bakery is located in a historic 1936 house surrounded by gardens and redwoods. The house and grounds make a lovely setting for intimate weddings and other events.
Big Sur River Inn
Highway One at Pheneger Creek, Big Sur
Big Sur River Inn was the first hotel in Big Sur established in 1934. The hotel offers 20 rustic rooms for overnight guests, a swimming pool, and a restaurant with views of the Big Sur River. The hotel’s large lawn and deck are available to rent for weddings and other events.
A Big Sur Venue
26 Miles South of Carmel, Big Sur
A Big Sur Venue is a luxurious two bedroom home that sleeps four people. The house makes a great setting for family get-togethers and events with up to 30 people. The house offers two master suites, a gourmet kitchen, a dining area, a living room with a fireplace, a 1,500 square feet redwood deck, a whirlpool tub, and ocean views.
Chappellet Studios on Rancho Rico
Rancho Rio, Big Sur
Chappellet Studios on Rancho Rio is a two story home and gallery located on the 450 acre ranch. The three bedroom house features a huge open space that used for art and music making, dancing, yoga, or other activities. The house makes a lovely secluded setting for small weddings, workshops, retreats, and other events.
The Dome House
The Dome House features a redwood garden with a stage that makes a lovely setting for wedding ceremonies. An officiate and wedding portraits can be provided as part of a wedding package.
47200 Highway 1, Big Sur
Fernwood Resort includes a restaurant, general store, a 12 guestroom motel, cabins, and campground with 60 spaces. The Tavern features live entertainment on select nights. The resort makes a great setting for family reunions and other events.
Henry Miller Memorial Library
Highway One, Big Sur
The Henry Miller Memorial Library was built in 1966. The library has an enclosed grass area and sculpture garden that makes a lovely setting for weddings and other events. The library can accommodate parties with up to 200 people.
Post Ranch Inn
Highway 1, Big Sur
Post Ranch Inn is a luxurious resort with views of the Ventana mountains. The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, a spa, a fitness room, and a pools. The resort’s restaurant can accommodate events with up to 50 guests. Smaller events can be held in a guest room or on the terrace.
Ragged Point Inn
Highway 101, Big Sur
Ragged Point Inn is a 30 room hotel with ocean and cliff views, a restaurant, gift shop, mini market, and gas station. The Solarium is available for weddings and events and a redwood pagoda is available for wedding ceremonies.
Riverside Campground and Cabins
49272 Highway 1, Big Sur
Riverside Campground and Cabins includes 45 camping sites and 11 cabins on 16 acres located 10 minutes from the beach. The resort can accommodate groups with up to 20 people in 4 adjoining camp sites for reunions, retreats, and other events.
Rocky Point Restaurant
36700 Highway 1, Big Sur
Rocky Point Restaurant is an ocean front restaurant serving steak and seafood. The restaurant has a banquet room and an ocean front terrace available to rent for weddings and other events. The terrace features a gazebo and a patio.
Ventana Inn and Spa
Highway 1, Big Sur
Ventana Inn and Spa is a luxurious resort on 243 acres featuring views of the Pacific coastline. The resort’s amenities include a restaurant, a spa, a fitness center, 2 swimming pools, and 2 Japanese hot baths. The resort has over 8,000 square feet of flexible event facilities available. The 3,000 square feet Upper Terrace accommodates up to 120 people. The 3,600 square feet Lower Terrace accommodates up to 80 people. The 740 square feet Gallery and the 375 square feet Fireside Room each accommodate up to 40 people. The 650 square feet Library accommodates up to 35 people. The Coast House accommodates up to 20 people. A dramatic, secluded wedding site is available for ceremonies with up to 80 people.
Take Home Gifts
Once you decide on a venue for your event, there are lots of other decisions that you will need to make. Here is a suggestion: instead of the usual goody bags, why not send guests home with something that will really provide them with a memory of your event? Photos from one of our photo booths and the always fun flip-books make great take-home souvenirs.
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