Our wedding was wonderful! Three full days of activities...so much to do there with family and friends. All the vendors we used were amazing and so accommodating:
Classic Catering of Monterey
The Lumpia Hut and Grill - Salinas
Unlimited Event Rentals of Salinas
The Carriage House and Gardens - Venue
Monterey Bay Weddings - Officiant
Classic Catering was just wonderful! They treated us like a friend and we felt so comfortable with them. Extremely flexibile and they will work with your budget. Food was excellent and our guests kept raving about it...they still are! Service was impeccable. We used them for both our rehearsal dinner at their venue, The Gatherings, and also for our Wedding Reception. Their venue, The Gatherings, is a beautiful victorian home with modern amenities. Flat screen to show a photo montage, entire venue is hooked up to a sound system so that you can plug in your iPod tunes. The patio is very well heated and also has a gorgeous outdoor stone fireplace. We can't rave enough about Classic Catering!!
Working with the planners at the Carriage House and Gardens was so easy and flexible. They gave us access the evening before to decorate and do our rehearsal. We also used the parking lot area as the lounge and brought in some sofas, tables and partitions to make it more enclosed. The gardens area we used for food, more dinner tables and the dance floor. For the carriage house, we also had a buffet station here along with some loungy furniture.
We didn't get our room block here. It so happened that they were on the localgetaways.com site and had a special going on during the same weekend we were getting married. 10 people booked their rooms at this hotel and they loved it!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel. The service was wonderful! Even though we didn't have a room block here, the staff treated us so special. The manager even helped me walk some bottles of champagne over to the Spa on the Plaza for my spa day with my girlfriends the day before the wedding. ALSO, I had ordered some flowers from Hawaii and had them deliver to the hotel in my name. BUT, I forgot that the room was in my fiance's name (of course we still had different last names at that time). So when the Fedex delivery guy delivered them, the hotel couldn't find my name. The Hawaiian florists called me and said that they were having troubles getting the flowers delivered. At the same time, the hotel front desk called me and asked me if I was the one that ordered the flowers. The hotel definitely saved me lots of anguish that day! So I got all my flowers for the wedding delivered safe and on time.
Great rate and great rooms is what we heard from our guests. The location is perfect as well. Walking distance from downtown and fisherman's wharf.
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