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Want to get married in Big Sur? A Wedding Location Somewhere in the Redwood Forest or a Wedding Venue with a Pacific Ocean View along the rugged Pacific Coast Highway 1 in the Big Sur?

Depending on what size wedding you want and the location at which you would like to have it probably the biggest obstacles you will have to overcome are the lack of local wedding vendors and services availability. There a few local wedding vendors and service providers in the area; much of what we call the “Big Sur” is fairly isolated and a long trip for all, the vendors, service providers, and your guests as well. A good solution to this problem is to have your wedding at either the extreme north end or south end of what is known as the Big Sur. The best options for Big Sur wedding venues at the ends of the scenic PCH would be the Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort on the north and the Ragged Point Inn on the south. Both these establishments are set up to provide you with the prefect Big Sur Ocean View type of wedding; many of the vendors and services are right on the properties or within reasonable traveling distances.

If you want your wedding small and or simple you have many more options; especially if you can afford to pay extra for time and travel for any desired vendors and services or have friends who can pick up wedding cake flowers and such.

You couldn’t pick a more beautiful place for a wedding than Big Sur. I have included as much relevant information and links on this page to help you with the planning and decision making for your Big Sur wedding and hope you find this page helpful in organizing this most important occasion and no matter what choices you make I wish you luck!

Click and Go Alphabetical Big Sur Top Wedding Venues Marriage Locations List:

Carmel River Inn - Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort - Big Sur River Inn - Big Sur Lodge at Pfeiffer State Park - Ventana Inn & Spa - Ragged Point Inn and Resort - Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort

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Wedding Venues, some of the best places to get married in and near Big Sur California 93920, USA, beautiful spots along Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to San Simeon...

Big Sur Wedding Locations: Big Sur refers to that wild gigantic area south of the Monterey Peninsula; an area of land along the coast and well into the Santa Lucia Mountains, from Carmel south some 80 scenic miles all the way to San Simeon California on Pacific Coast Highway 1. Looking for a great wedding location? The selection of indoor and outdoor places to get married there is almost endless. Some chose beautiful exclusive private vacation rental homes in the redwoods and on the coastal, some world-famous restaurants and magnificent resorts, other get married on scenic beaches and secluded natural preserves; listed here you will find a few of the best Big Sur has available for your marriage ceremony and wedding celebration! Have a favorite Big Sur location already, a chapel, park, motel, or restaurant? Why not make that spot even more special by making it your wedding location, a starting point for a new life with the one you love, and beautiful place to celebrate your new life with close friends and relatives? Although there none currently available in Big Sur, nearby Bed & Breakfasts or a Winery are also good wedding ceremony and celebration locations to be considered.

Carmel River Inn - north of Big Sur at Carmel-by-the-sea

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A low cost Big Sur wedding venue alternative...Right on the south end of Carmel-by-the-sea this reasonably priced 10 acre garden property is a yet undiscovered jewel of a wedding location right next to the Carmel River and a short walk to the Pacific Ocean. Not famous as a wedding venue this property is owned by the same family as the Cambria Pines Lodge and is slowly being developed into a truly beautiful location where you could hold your wedding for a song. This is a very nice 43 room motel in Carmel where I often stay; it's clean, comfortable, and priced way low by Carmel standards and much cheaper than the all of Big Sur traveler's lodgings. The Carmel beach and mission are within walking distance and excellent restaurants and shopping are near by too. They have a main hotel building with pleasant comfy but kind of small rooms, a heated swimming pool and old Carmel style cottages with a country ambiance in a peaceful garden setting. It was recently acquired by new owners and is being renovated and run by Moonstone Properties who have a track record of operating and upgrading their lodgings in an exemplary fashion so I would look forward to nothing but improvement of the quality of this lodging.
*Average Cost: $

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Carmel River Inn
26600 Oliver Road,
next to Highway 1 just north of Carmel River Bridge,
Carmel, California 93922

Miles from Carmel: 0
Miles from Cambria: 99


PHONE US 831-624-1575
PHONE INTERNATIONAL
+1-831-624-1575
TOLL FREE 1-800-966-6490
FAX 831-624-0290
EMAIL GENERAL:
Info@CarmelRiverInn.Com

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Click to return to complete hot-links list Big Sur California lodging accommodations; resorts, hotels, motels near Big Sur CA. Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort Weddings

Photo of the beautiful Pacific Ocean View wedding gazebo wedding site located at the Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort; click to enlarge this photograph of one best Big Sur wedding cermony sites.

Located at the north most end of the Big Sur in Carmel Highlands this is the paramount wedding venue for a classy wedding. The Hyatt Carmel has everything, mostly right onsite to make your wedding day the most memorable of your life. They have several nice locations on the property for wedding ceremony but the most impressive is a Pacific Ocean view wedding gazebo on an open-air redwood deck, surrounded by glass, it is truly picturesque. There are also several on-site alternatives for your wedding reception party as well a gourmet kitchen staff to provide top level cuisine. There is professional staff to aid you in planning and fulfillment of your dream wedding. This is an award winning luxury historic resort offers with breathtaking panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and Point Lobos. The Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort features comfortably appointed hotel rooms, wood burning fireplaces, private balconies with stunning ocean views, hot tubs, double spa baths, a swimming pool, and concierge services. The accommodations consist of 48 rooms nestled in Monterey pines overlooking Point Lobos State Reserve; oceanview rooms include wood burning fireplaces and private balconies and 11 suites also include in-room double spa baths and kitchenettes. On premises eateries include the world renowned Pacific's Edge Restaurant for dinner only and California Market Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.
*Costs $$$ and up

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Highlands Inn Wedding Contacts Info:

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WEDDING PLANNING PAGE at HIGHLANDS INN

Highlands Inn Carmel Hyatt Resort
120 Highlands Drive
Carmel, California 93923
Miles from Carmel: 4
Miles from Cambria: 95
RESERVATIONS:
Online reservations not available, telephone to check room availability, rates and to make reservations:
PHONE 831-620-1234
FAX 831-626-1574
EMAIL:
EMAIL HYATT

Big Sur River Inn

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TIn the heart of the Big Sur Valley the Big Sur River Inn is nestled in the redwood forest next to the Big Sur River. Their expansive riverside lawn or wood deck could provide a spectacular setting for a small outdoor Big Sur wedding. They have an on-site professional culinary and service staff able to create a unique experience tailored to your vision.
The Big Sur River Inn features 14 comfortable guest rooms and 6 suites, a restaurant which serves breakfast lunch and dinner, a bar, and a heated swimming pool on the Big Sur River. In summer you can sip afternoon drinks on the riverbanks or even sit on chairs in the Big Sur River with your tootsies in the cool water.

* Price Range $$

Big Sur River Inn
46840 Highway 1
Big Sur, California 93920

Miles from Carmel: 24
Miles from Cambria: 75

PHONE 831-667-2700
TOLL FREE 1-800-548-3610
FAX 831-667-2743

EMAIL:
info@bigsurriverinn.com

Big Sur Lodge

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For weddings the lodge has an on-site wedding pavilion located in ancient groves of redwoods and oaks in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park with gorgeous views of the Santa Lucia Mountains. For your wedding reception party the lodge has an excellent experienced kitchen staff and the lodge's Lucia Room is beautiful, woodsy, rustic and unique offering a host of space options with seating accommodations for groups of 10 to 80.
The motel lodging accomodatins include 61 cottage style units, many with real wood burning fireplaces and/or kitchens, can accommodate up to 6 people. The resort lies on 800 acres of ancient redwood forest which is a small part of the 1,006 acre Pfeiffer State Park. The Big Sur Lodge resort includes scenic Big Sur River and hiking trails, seasonal heated pool, gift shop, restaurant and general store. Guests at the Big Sur Lodge have free access to these state parks in Big Sur: Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Andrew Molera State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, and Point Lobos State Reserve.

* Prices $$$

Big Sur Lodge
47225 Highway One
Big Sur, California 93920

Miles from Carmel: 25
Miles from Cambria: 73

PHONE 831-667-3100
TOLL FREE 1-800-424-4787
EMAIL:
info@bigsurlodge.com

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Got Wedding Rings?

Ventana Inn and Spa sign photograph; one of the best wedding venues near Big Sur California; click to view a larger photo of the sign leading to Ventana Inn and Spa off the Pacific Coast Highway 1.

Ventana Inn & Spa

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"Ventana is the ultimate setting for elopements, small weddings up to celebrations of 200 guests, commitment ceremonies and honeymoons. Overlooking 50-mile vistas of the rugged Big Sur Coastline and Pacific Ocean, the outdoor Wedding Site or Lower Terrace is truly picture perfect. After the ceremony, the Upper Terrace, located outdoors, will be the setting for a memorable sunset reception. The Terrace also features dramatic ocean vistas, a canopied arbor, soft romantic lighting and an oversize fireplace."
This Big Sur Country Inn and Spa offers luxury accommodations and fine dining with Pacific Ocean views a tranquil atmosphere and is situated 1200 feet above the Pacific on 243 hilly wooded acres. Ventana Inn and Spa is a year-round tasteful Big Sur resort that offers what they call elegant but casual accommodations which include 60 guest rooms whose private terraces overlook mountain or ocean and come as rooms, suites, villas, cottages or houses; all guest rooms have televisions, DVD equipment and refrigerators. The resort also features an award winning restaurant, bar and heated swimming pools, hot baths, saunas and private hot tubs and spa related services.
*Prices $$$$




Ventana Restaurant
at Ventant Inn & Spa

Pacific Coast Highway 1
Big Sur, California 93920
Miles from Monterey: 33
Miles from Big Sur: 1
Miles from San Simeon: 60
Weddings & Events Phone: 831-667-4202
Resort Phone: 831-667-2331
TOLL FREE 800-628-6500
Weddings & Events EMAIL:
vpizzati@ventanainn.com

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Sierra Mar Restaurant photograph; one of the best places to eat near Big Sur California; click to view a larger photo of the Sierra Mar Restaurant at Post Ranch Inn Resort  off the Pacific Coast Highway 1.

Sierra Mar Restaurant at
Post Ranch Inn Resort

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Restaurant Reservations:
831-667-2800

The Post Ranch Inn offers exclusive small weddings at one of the guestrooms for adults only or larger weddings ceremonys, celebrations with a minimum of 25 up to 75 persons at Sierra Mar Restaurant For more information, please contact Toni Nicklaus or Wanda Straw at 831-667-2800. *Costs: $$$$$





Weddings, Elopments and Celebrations
at Post Ranch Inn Resort

47900 Pacific Coast Highway 1
Big Sur, California 93920
Miles from Monterey: 33
Miles from Big Sur: 1
Miles from San Simeon: 60
Wedding Information Phone:
Toni Nicklaus or Wanda Straw at 831-667-2800
EMAIL:
wanda@postranchinn.com


Paramount Big Sur Wedding Venue;
the Ragged Point Inn is without a doubt the very best place to have a Big Sur Coast destination wedding!

Photo of the Ragged Point Inn Wedding Pagoda at Sunset; click to visit the Ragged Point Inn Wedding Photo gallery and see the whole picture of the beautiful Ragged Point Inn wedding pagoda at sunset and many more Ragged Point Inn ocean view wedding photos.

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Click to return to complete hot-links list Big Sur California lodging accommodations; resorts, hotels, motels near Big Sur CA. Ragged Point Inn, very best Big Sur Coast/Pacific Ocean View Wedding Venue!

The Ragged Point Inn is an all inclusive ocean view property next to the Pacific Coast Highway 15 miles north of the Hearst Castle Visitors Center San Simeon. Hotel accommodations are 30 plus compact comfortable but not fancy motel rooms situated right at the edge of the Pacific on the 350 foot high ragged cliff. The ocean side of the hotel rooms are entirely made of glass to let you enjoy the Big Sur / San Simeon coastal ocean / mountain views. The Ragged Point Inn property includes a restaurant, hotel gift shop/art gallery featuring local artists as well as local wines and gifts from around the globe. There is also an espresso/desert/wine/beer bar and a hamburger/hot dog stand as well as gas station/mini-mart.
Ragged Point Inn is the probably the most popular of all Big Sur Pacific Ocean view wedding locations. A as a backdrop for your ceremony their wedding pagoda offers the unsurpassed beauty of the rugged Big Sur Coast on a clear day and they have a beautiful ocean view refectory to house your wedding reception party too! For wedding information contact Linda the events coordinator (805-234-4584) or Email: events@raggedpointinn.com

Pet friendly motel lodging accommodations at the Ragged Point Inn ocean view hotel lodging on the Big Sur California Coast.
Pets are welcome at the Ragged Point Inn Resort Hotel but be prepared to pay $50.00 extra per stay for 1 pet, $25 each additional pet (one time charge per stay for extra cleaning); upside is if your dog is kept leashed you can have them with you on the restaurant patio and there are considerable dog walk areas. The hotel rooms used for guests with pets are limited to the lobby rooms and there is a list of additional pet rules. It is best to call ahead for reservations especially when traveling with your pets; Motel Reservations Desk: 805-927-4502.

* Price Range $$$ up to $$$$

The Ragged Point Inn Contact Info:

Photo of the Ragged Point Inn and Resort Hotel Lobby Building; click to enlarge this San Simeon lodging photograph.

Ragged Point Inn and Resort
19019 Coast Highway 1
San Simeon, California 93452
Miles from Carmel: 79
Miles from Cambria: 24

EVENTS DESK 805-234-4584
MOTEL 805-927-4502
FAX 805-927-8862
EMAIL ABOUT WEDDINGS:
events@raggedpointinn.com

More Ragged Point Wedding Info...
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Best Beach Wedding Venue;
the Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort is the very best place to have a beach destination wedding!

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Chosen USA's most romantic ocean view resort.
Voted Travelers' Choice
Most Romantic USA Hotel

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Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, best San Simeon Beach Wedding Venue!

Featured lodging - Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort - San Simeon Acres, California 93452
Reservations Telephone: (805) 927-4688 or
Toll free Reservations Telephone:(800) 826-8168

The Cavalier motel is located in San Simeon Acres 3 miles south of Hearst Castle; all non-smoking motel rooms feature a refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, honor bar, cable TV , phone voice mail, and computer port. For that special occasion, there are oceanfront motel rooms with a wet bar, wood-burning fireplace and private patio. The Cavalier is a local family owned resort on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway 1, a stones throw from the beach and 5 minutes from the Hearst Castle Visitor Center in San Simeon. Click for More Cavalier Info

Pet friendly motel lodging accommodations at the Cavalier Ocean View Resort.
No extra charge; when making a reservation let them know you are bringing your pet.

*Wedding Prices $$




The Cavalier Contact Info:

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Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort
9415 Hearst Drive
San Simeon Acres, California 93452
Miles from Carmel: 92
Miles from Cambria: 3
PHONE 805-927-4688
TOLL FREE 800-826-8168
EMAIL:
sales@cavalierresort.com

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Big Sur Wedding Vendors and Services that can cater to the Big Sur Area -- Go to Page- TOP - BOTTOM

Wedding Coordinators, some of the best people to help you plan and pull-off your wedding Big Sur wedding from Carmel to San Simeon...

Wedding Coordinators for Big Sur Weddings: find an experienced expert professional to help you plan and execute the Big Sur wedding of your dreams.

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Wedding Coordinators from Big Sur or North Towards Monterey:

  • ELEGANT EVENTS
    Diane Allen
    831-625-3523; Monterey
    We strive to create fun, unique, & elegant event memories for you & your loved ones. From the very formal to the most informal occasion, from 2 to 500 and from beginning to the end we will do the work while you relax & enjoy your special day. Whether you choose full service coordination or just certain aspects you may want help with, we are the coordinators for you. We have exclusive private homes, which offer beautiful indoor & outdoor locations, oceanfronts, beaches, Red Wood groves, and garden site properties available. We offer full service coordination & specialty services, or service provider recommendations & on site coordination for the day of. All the very best Big Sur, Carmel, & the Monterey Peninsula have to offer!

  • FANCY by NANCY
    Nancy Williams
    831-601-8992; Carmel
    "...She will help execute your every vision whether it be small or grand. Nancy's passion is events and the service provided is impeccable. Her goal is to exceed the client's expectations and make the event one that no guest will ever forget..."

  • COLETTE CUCCIA
    Heather Anderson 
    831-626-0643; Monterey
    "What you foresee, what you dream into those extraordinary pages, is what I will create. All it takes is your imagination and my skill to turn your vision into your reality."

  • SARAH WARD EVENTS
    Sarah Ward
    831-641-9067; Monterey
    "...A wedding, in my opinion, is made memorable through those special little touches. It's finding what's special to the bride & groom and making that come to life. Seeing the joy on my client's faces when their vision become reality is what makes what I do such an amazing experience." ...

  • AMY BYRD WEDDINGS and EVENTS
    Amy Byrd
    831-626-6261; Carmel
    "Since our founding in 2003, Amy Byrd Weddings and Events has maintained a mission to assist clients in planning a day that is stress-free and truly memorable..."

Wedding Coordinators from Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

  • FLAWLESS FUNCTIONS, event planning
    Jennifer Norton
    805-995-1205; Cayucos
    "I've been planning weddings and events for 16 years and still enjoy every minute of it. Every one is unique and different. That means I treat each one as a blank canvas and discuss with you what will work best with your plans."

  • CAMBRIA COAST WEDDINGS
    Photographer Ron Bianchetto & Associates
    Toll Free 1-800-922-9779 or 805-927-0669; Cambria
    Who said weddings had to be expensive? We are a wedding service that has packages starting at $1200.00 up. This includes the minister, photography-including album, flowers and location. We even have a private website showing different locations in Cambria as well as other coastal locations. Come enjoy our clean air and Mediterranean like climate! We have been helping our clients with vendors and locations since 2001.

  • RAGGED POINT WEDDINGS
    Ragged Point axed the wedding coordinator so for wedding information contact the RPI restaurant (805-927-5708) or motel lobby (805-927-4502) or Email: events@raggedpointinn.com Nature has truly blessed Ragged Point and made this special piece of land the essence of beauty and romance. Guests will talk about your Ragged Point wedding for years to come.

  • ALL TRADITIONS
    Taffy Holmes Gonzalez
    805-781.8660; San Luis Obispo
    "Whether you need a little help in planning, want someone to handle all of the planning detals for your big day, or just want a coordinator to work on the wedding day, you’ll find what you need at All Traditions..."

Caterers, some of the best places to get your food delivered to your wedding in and near Big Sur California 93920, USA, along Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to San Simeon...

Caterers for Big Sur Weddings: delight your wedding guests...find a caterer who is willing to work with you to create a unique menu that is absolutely made for YOU.

Caterers from Big Sur or North Towards Monterey:

  • A BIG SUR AFFAIR CATERING
    Cheri Gladstone
    (831) 667-1050; Carmel
    Full service catering and event planning in beautiful Big Sur and the greater Monterey Peninsula. Innovative California cuisine specializing in the freshest seasonal ingredients and organic foods artistically presented by the most professional staff. Services include site selection, flowers, transportation, entertainment, photography and videography.

  • SEA STAR CATEROMG & EVENT DESIGN
    Jamie Jean Jarrard
    (831) 915-8477; Monterey
    The specialty of Sea Stars is creating memorable food for weddings, private parties and music festivals. Sea Stars uses organic and sustainable meat, seafood and produce from local sources. We forage in the wilds of Big Sur and the farmers' markets year round to showcase unique, seasonal ingredients With a style that is whimsical and pretty, substantial and hearty, each dish is made from scratch and from the heart. We also create custom designed wedding cakes and exquisite hand-made chocolates and confections for any occasion. Sea Stars also does event design, wedding planning and coordinating. Contact Sea Stars for a catering experience of your wildest Big Sur dreams.

    Creating memorable food & design for weddings, private parties and music festivals. Sea Stars uses only organic and sustainable meat, seafood and produce from local & wild sources.

  • PARADISE CATERING
    Jon & Nancy
    831-659-3417; Carmel Valley
    Your wedding day is beyond special – this day starts a new chapter in your life. At Paradise Catering we know the value of good food and its importance in your event. We can cater your wedding in any type of venue from indoor to outdoor; and in any style, from plated to buffet to family style.

  • PACIFIC COAST CATERING
    A.B.
    831-625-2433; Carmel
    -- a full-service catering company specializing in elegant weddings, distinctive corporate events, exquisite social gatherings, upscale or down home barbecues, stylish cocktail parties, or soirees for hundreds, just to name a few. Pacific Coast Catering is here to make your event a success.

Caterers from San Simeon, Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

  • ALLOCCO'S FOOD PRODUCTS
    Phyllis Simeone
    805-927-1501; Cambria
    Home-made lunches and dinners. Always free and guaranteed delivery within Cambria and San Simeon.
  • CAMBRIA PINES LODGE
    Toll Free 1-800-445-6868 or 805-927-4200; Cambria
    Outstanding catering and attention to every detail; a reputation for hosting memorable events.
  • CAVALIER INN RESTAURANT
    Jeff McGinnis
    805-927-3276; San Simeon Acres
    The restaurant can provide any level or theme of food service desired. Weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, or any other special day will be enhanced with our no hassle event planning.
  • LINN'S FRUIT BIN
    Renee Linn
    805-927-1499; Cambria
    Offering a wide array of delicious menu items.
  • ROBIN'S RESTAURANT
    805-927-5007
    Make your special day something to remember. The food and service is exceptional; the unusual faire of delicacies will make this an affair your guests will remember for a very long time.

Bakers and Bakerys, the best places to get your wedding cake your marriage celebartion near Big Sur California 93920, USA, along Pacific Coast Highway from Monterey to Cambria...

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Wedding Cake Resources from Big Sur or North Towards Monterey:

  • LAYERS SENSATIONAL CAKES
    Cheri Gladstone
    831-655-1544; Monterey
    One of the most popular wedding cake bakers in Monterey. Easy as 1,2,3....choose from a large assortment of iceings, cake flavors, and designs.
  • PARKER-LUSSEAU PASTRIES
    3 locations
    831-643-0300; Monterey
    Wedding cakes that are unique, memorable, taste delicious as well as look beautiful; fresh ingredients available to us, some from the local farmer's market like organic berries; they use fresh vanilla beans, and real butter (no shortening or margarine).

Wedding Cake Resources from San Simeon, Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

  • LINN'S FRUIT BIN
    Renee Linn
    805-927-1499; Cambria
    Bake and deliver very fine wedding cakes; very pretty and tasty too! Very best wedding cakes in this area.
  • CARLOCK'S BAKERY
    Renee Linn
    805-528-1845; Los Osos
    Long established local favorite bakery in this area. Wonderful edding cakes and any baked goods.

Flowers & Wedding Decorators, some of the best florists and decorators to beautify your marriage in Big Sur, California...

Find the Perfect Flowers and Decorations for your Big Sur Wedding: Flowers provide beauty, colour and lovely scents to your wedding and they also symbolize the miracle of life, growth, and rebirth.

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Florists and Wedding Decorators from Big Sur or North Towards Monterey:

  • Kate Healey Flowers
    831-667-2649; Big Sur
    Simple elegant, whimsical and wild flowers for all occassions. Specializing in seasonal, locally and organically grown as well as foraged flowers for weddings. Vintage and timeless elegance, rustic chic or minimalist designs are all possible. Please call for a free consultation.
    www.bigsurflowers.com

  • Tiger Lilly Florist & Gifts
    Howard Kim
    831-625-1029Carmel,
    www.floristincarmel.com

  • Twigery
    Michael Merritt
    831-626-8944; Carmel
    www.twigery.com

  • Tempel's of Carmel Florist
    831-624-5395; Carmel
    www.tempelsofcarmel.com

Florists and Wedding Decorators from San Simeon, Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

  • CAMBRIA NURSERY & FLORIST
    Brianne

    805-927-4747 Toll Free 1-800-414-6915; Cambria
    Flowers and experienced floral decorating for all you wedding needs.
    www.cambrianursery.com/...

  • ACCENTS BY TIM & DEBRA
    805-924-1138; Cambria
    Wedding & event floral designers.  Large events only, call for minimum.

  • RED MOON DESIGNS,
    Atmosphere Interior Design

    Sandy
    805-550-2500; San Luis Obispo
    Professional party decor and event decorating; everything from floral design to unique and creative event décor to service coordinating.

Party Rentals, chairs, place settings, wedding party rental tents, some of the best party rental companies for your wedding in and near Big Sur CA, USA...

Party Rental Companies, Rent chairs, tents, tables, place settings, linens, dishes, lots of stuff rentable for Big Sur weddings: lighting, decorations, punch bowls, chair covers, glassware, catering equipment, whatever...

Propane Outdoor Party Heaters

Party Rentals, Wedding and Reception rental stuff Monterey:

  • CHIC EVENT RENTALS
    831-375-1055; Monterey
    Tables, chairs, tents, unique decorations; rent everything for your wedding and reception.

  • HODGES RENT ALL
    831-373-7368; Monterey
    Tables, chairs, china, table decor and all your wedding and reception party basics at a reasonable price, in business since 1950.

  • ULTIMATE EVENTS INC
    831-422-8300/805-237-1109; Salinas/Paso Robles
    -- an extensive inventory of custom & standard linens, china, flatware, glassware, tables, chairs, tents, stages, catering supplies & etc.. Our variety of inventory will help you create style, elegance & sophistication for the look you are trying to achieve.

Party Rental Companes in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles:

  • TAYLOR RENTALS, PARTY PLUS
    805-543-3013 / 805-238-2030; San Luis Obispo / Paso Robles
    They rent everyting party and then some; one of the biggest and bestin the area; established over 25 years.

  • GOT YOU COVER'D, The Event Specialists
    805-541-8368; San Luis Obispo
    Rent everything for the perfect party...Tables, Chairs, Linens, China, Silverware, Glassware, Table Pieces, Buffet & Serving, Bar & Beverage, Catering Equipment, Flooring & Staging, Conncession, Wedding Decorations, Lighting, Tents & Canopies, Tent Accessories, Furniture, Whatever...

Photographers and Videographers, some of the most talented area photographers and videographers to capture your Big Sur wedding...

Photographers and Videographers for Big Sur Weddings: save those precious moments for the future kids, grandchildren and great grand grandchildren and the history books too...

Wedding Photographers from Big Sur or North:

  • Chris Sutton Media
    831-277-2496
    Photojournalistic and romantic wedding photography. Video and editing with high quality sound. Having an event? We can capture every moment. Engagements, Weddings, Reunions and any occasion you want to keep forever. Still Photography - Video Production, delivered on DVD. Contact us, I'm sure we can be of assistance.
    www.csuttonmedia.com

  • Evynn LeValley Photography
    831-917-3450
    Evynn shoots with a creative eye and unobtrusive photo-journalistic approach. She would love to be a part of your wedding day. Please contact her with any questions. She lives in Big Sur, and would be happy to share her knowledge of the area.
    www.evynnlevalley.com

  • Fine Art Photography for Exquisite Moments by Cynthia Bianchetta
    831-667-2502
    Artistic, romantic & sensitive images created in black & white, color, one of a kind Polaroid transfer, and Hipstamatic to convey a poetic remembrance of your special day.
    www.sacredearthphotography.net

  • Ian Martin Wedding Photojournalism
    831-601-5344
    Ian is a true photojournalist; he believes that the best photographs of any wedding are the spontaneous, unscripted ones that happen in real life. Ian is also an accomplished portrait photographer and is happy to provide traditional wedding photography to augment his documentary style. Ian is a Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography winner and his work has appeared in a myriad of publications including Newsweek, The New Yorker and Rolling Stone. He has photographed over 250 weddings, many of them in Big Sur at venues like Ventana Inn, Paion, and Post Ranch Inn.
    www.ianmartinphotography.com

Wedding Photographers, Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

Formal Wear, Wedding Gowns and Accessories, get dressed in the best for your wedding in and near Big Sur CA, USA, along Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to San Simeon...

Wedding Gowns and Accessories Big Sur Weddings: find the wedding shop and pertson to make yours the best dressed wedding party in the world!

Bridal Stores north of Big Sur, Carmel & Monterey:

  • EPIPHANY BOUTIQUE
    831-626-7700; Carmel-by-the-sea
    Carmel's only full-service bridal boutique with 20 bridal collections. Where shopping is a fun, warm and personable experience...

  • Bride'n Formal By the Bay
    Sandie
    831-333-0255; Monterey
    Bridal boutique and formal wear for both women and men.

Wedding and Fromal Wear from Cambria or South Towards San Luis Obispo:

  • CAMBRIA BRIDE & FINERY
    805-924-1505; Cambria
    only Custom Couture Bridal Design Studio in Cambria, California. My goal is to create a positive experience tailored to the specific desires of my clients. I conceptualize and create designs for Brides as well the entire Wedding Party. I specialize in Custom Gowns and all accessories. Another aspect of my services can be as simple as finding a gown that only needs final touches, embellishments that can customize and transform a retail gown.

  • MEN'S WEARHOUSE
    805-541-1834; San Luis Obispo
    Men's formal wear and tuxedo rentals.

  • A HEART'S DESIRES
    805-771-5683; San Luis Obispo
    a full service bridal boutique that can meet the needs of the bride and her entire wedding party. Our large selection of stylish designer bridal gowns and accessories are carefully chosen to make each bride look and feel amazing on her special day.

Wedding Officiants , some of the best people say the right words to get you and your loved one off on the right foot...

Ministers and other Wedding Officants for Big Sur Weddings: find the perfect official person to "seal the deal".

Wedding Officiants from Big Sur or North Towards Monterey:

  • Big Sur & Carmel Weddings with Ken Robins
    831-298-7353; Monterey/Big Sur
    I am a licensed minister in the state of California. I teach relationship and communication skills at the Esalen Institute and in private practice in Carmel and Big Sur. My main goal with any couple, is their satisfaction and delight with both the working process and the final creation, so that on the day, what unfolds is a truly heartfelt expression of the hopes and dreams they have for each other. I love my work, so please call me to see if I might be the right person to be there with you on your special day.
    www.weddingsinbigsur.com

  • Big Sur Ceremonies by Soaring Starkey
    831-667-2928; Monterey/Big Sur
    Interfaith minister performs heartfelt and personalized ceremonies for weddings, commitments, and special life events with a keepsake script of the service.
    www.bigsurceremonies.com

  • Life Celebrations, Rev. Brian Lyke
    831-626-8570; Monterey/Big Sur
    Rev. Brian Lyke is ordained in the Presbyterian Church, USA and has served as a college chaplain, a hospice chaplain and an interim pastor. He has been officiating weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in the Big Sur, and Monterey Bay area for 36 years.
    On the staff at Esalen Institute for 20 of those years. Brian enjoys helping couples celebrate the transitions in their lives. He is happy to work with people of faith, and with people who claim no spiritual path, creating with them a personal and heartful ceremony that they will be happy to remember. Brian has been married to Joyce for 33 years. Please contact him for an initial consultation. There is no cost and no obligation.
    www.lifecelebrations.org -- brian@lifecelebrations.org

  • Weddings With Sofanya
    831-626-2876; Big Sur
    I enjoy creating a loving and memorable ceremony unique to each couple, focusing on spiritual growth, conscious living, nature, love and trust. I am so thankful for the blessing of having a role in such a pivotal occasion. I have been an officiant in the Big Sur area for nearly a decade creating unique wedding ceremonies based on the wisdom of love, honesty and communication in relationships and in life. From the moment I speak with an engaged couple, we embark on an adventure of ceremony, learning how they met and grew into such a love that they chose each other to travel this precious Life journey together.

    "Essence Portraits", which is a reading that highlights their strengths as individuals and as a couple. Please see Sofanya's Facebook Gallery listing for more information Weddings With Sofanya

Wedding Officiants from Atascadero or South Towards Cambria and San Luis Obispo:

THE REVEREND PAULETTE CLAIRE 805-462-0347; Atascadero. Reverend Claire has been a wedding officiant in San Luis Obispo County for over 20 years. Her services offered can be based upon your non-denomination preferances or your own personal religious denomination as well as offering joinings and renewal of vows.

Marlene Morris; A CENTRAL COAST WEDDING Reverand Marlene Morris. 805-927-2222; Cambria -- Weddings, Spiritual Unions, Baptisms, Memorials All Services by a non-denominational licensed Minister. When you want the personal touch, phone Rev. Marlene.


REVERAND WALTER ROBIE -- 805-927-3158; Cambria; Non denominational.

Wedding Singers and Entertainment, some of the best entertainers for your wedding in and near Big Sur CA, USA, along Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to San Simeon...

Entertainment and Wedding Musicians and Singers for Big Sur Weddings: every wedding needs good music and some talented entainment can make the day.

Entertainment Based in Monterey or Carmel:

  • SOUNDBOARD PRODUCTIONS
    Richard DeVinck,Classical Guitarist
    831-455-8272; Carmel
    " In need of just the right music for your ceremony/reception? Look no further...I have at least 25 years experience performing at countless weddings throughout Central and Northern California. Whether your tastes are traditional or contemporary, my repertoire covers a wide range of styles and genres - everything from Albinoni to Zeppelin. "

  • KELLEY PRODUCTIONS
    Talent Agency
    831-375-4301; Monterey
    located in Monterey, California. Since 1986, Kelly Productions has been providing high quality and imaginative entertainment for corporate clients nationwide, weddings on the Monterey Peninsula, and festivals throughout the United States. Our talented entertainers include musicians, vocalists, comedians, magicians, and much more.

  • DNA ENTERTAINMENT
    Disk Jockeys
    831-372-5555; Carmel
    Monterey Wedding DJ’s are very aware that events such as your wedding are some of the most treasured and memorable of your life. Therefore, we work with you to ensure that your event is unique, meaningful and memorable for you and your loved ones. It is important that the DJ you hire in Monterey is talented, capable, and sensitive to the vibe of the crowd in order to effectively set or correct the mood of your guests.

  • THE MARITTA BAND
    Mike Marotta Jr.
    831-373-1882; Monterey
    Music for all occasions: Monterey String Band, classical, popular; The Maritta Band, dance music; Monterey International, the worlds favorite songs.

  • TERRENCE FARRELL
    Classical Guitarist
    831-484-5848 ; Carmel
    Terrence is available for concerts, weddings, receptions and corporate events in the Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur area.

  • STEVE EZZO ENTERTAINMENT
    "Regardless of the size of your wedding, you will receive our great personalized service. We will make sure the musicians, band, and/or DJ understand the type of ambiance you want them to create...We are experienced, professional, and dependable and realize how very important this day is. We treat your wedding as if it is our own. Our goal is for you to relax and enjoy this very special day knowing that you have left the entertainment in very capable hands!"

  • ALL-STAR ENTERTAINMENT
    Disk Jockeys
    831-393-4265; Monterey
    "...we are NOT your typical Wedding Dj's. We bring fun remixes, mash-ups, and club style mixing to your party and blow the other wedding DJs out of the water..."

Entertainment from South Towards Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo:

  • CENTRAL COAST DJs
    Ronnie Simons
    805-772-0407; Morro Bay
    The Central Coast DJ music library consists of over 100,000 songs, plus access to i-tunes 1,500,000 song catalog. If there is any song you desire not in his collection and it is available, Ronnie will purchase it for you….at no extra charge. The Central Coast DJ makes available to you music from the 1940's to the hottest hits of today, and just about everything in-between. Karaoke, lighting, and special effects are also available..

  • Jerry Craig Disk Jockey Sound Company
    Jerry Craig
    805-712-1049; Paso Robles
    "Jerry Craig Disc Jockey & Karaoke is your trusted local entertainment company providing Disc Jockey and DJ services to the entire Central Coast of California. Our professional DJs can turn your party or wedding into a huge success... "

  • DJ CHEETAH
    Brian S.
    805-748-0264; Morro Bay
    I Customize each Party to Fit your Needs and Play the Music You want. My Love, Experience, & Passion for this Industry makes me the most Reliable DJ. Add Professionalism, Talent, a Great Personality, & Dressed Polished. Call or Email us if You are Interested in Booking DJ Cheetah for your Event. I will send you an Extensive Song List and Coordinated DJ package which will Walk You Through your Wedding or any other Special Event. Each Client is Unique and that is what I like to Reflect in each Party.

  • KRAMER EVENTS
    Melissa Kramer
    805-544-9900; San Luis Obispo
    Host MCs, DJs, lighting design, audio, photo booths and multi-media for your Central Coast or wedding or special.

  • ESCAPE ENTERTAINMENT
    Paul Thompson, DJ
    805-441-6192; San Luis Obispo
    Not just a DJ or an MC, Paul is your personal host. He'll make sure you and your guests are taken care of. He’ll offer you a mint before you take your walk down the aisle and a recording of your vows as a cherished wedding souvenir. All your family and friends will feel warmly welcome. And you can be sure the music will have everyone up and dancing.

  • TOWN CRIERS
    Bev & Jerry Praver
    805-927-5160 Toll Free 1-800-823-1098; Cambria
    Bring dignity, color, tradition and pagentry to your special day. Add an amazing element to your wedding - a wonderful and unique "cry" to your union!

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Official Marriage License Providers for Big Sur Weddings: depending on where you are you may need to contact one of these agencies...

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Get a Marriage License in Monterey County in Silinas:

MONTEREY COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE
831-755-5450
240 Church Street
Salinas, CA
More information needed can be found online here:
Online information regarding obtaining Marriage Licenses Monterey County

Get your Marriage License San Luis Obispo County:

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY RECORDER
805-781-5088
1055 Monterey Street D120.,
San Luis Obispo, CA
License fee $ 65.00, good in state for 90 days. License fees vary by County.
Online information regarding obtaining Marriage Licenses SLO County

Get Your Wedding Limousine or Transportation for guests, some of the best rides for your wedding near Big Sur CA, USA, along Pacific Coast Highway from Carmel to San Simeon...

Limousine for Big Sur Weddings: there is no limousine service in Big Sur so to hire one will have to look to the North or South...

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Transportation from Monterey or North Big Sur Towards Carmel:

Public Transportation is available to and from Monterey to Big Sur on Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST). Summer schedule resumes (Memorial Day to Labor Day). Winter bus schedule offers transport only on the weekends. Check the MST website for the the current schedule.
The Monterey-Salinas Transit bus has bicycle racks and is wheel chair accessible, running as far South as Nepenthe Restaurant with several stops throughout the Big Sur valley.
CLICK HERE for a Route 22 schedule. (PDF)
MST is now offering a transport from San Jose International Airport. Route 55 Monterey-San Jose Express.
Download a PDF of Route 55

  • Limousines in Carmel
    831-264-8949; Carmel
    Our goal is to provide our clientele with an affordable quality chauffeur service built upon honesty and trust. You can depend upon us to take care of all of your important transportation needs whether you require a Luxury Sedan Town Car, Hummer Limo, Mercedes car, Stretch Limousine 6 to 16 passengers, Mini Van or our Premium Party Bus limousine service company is here to handle all your transfer needs.We offers a world-class fleet of the newest and finest limousines available our vehicles are late model and are equipped with the most current amenities and communications.

  • MyBlackCar.com
    Vince Cardinalli
    831-333-3333; Monterey
    If you're looking for great Chauffeured Limousine or Car Service on the Monterey Peninsula, call us today and let MyBlackCar.com and Vince go to work for you!

  • ARROW LUXURY TRANSPORTATION
    831-646-3175 (24hrs); Monterey
    Arrow Luxury Transportation would like to make your travel needs a hassle free experience! So for your next wedding, night out, corporate meeting, prom, travel destination, etc... Receive a 10% Discount* for mentioning you found us on the web.

Transportation to San Simeon from Cambria or other points south towards San Luis Obispo:

Public Transit Regional Transportation Authority in San Luis Obispo County operates bus service which connects cities throughout San Luis Obispo County (and beyond) including Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, Cambria, San Simeon, Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and more.Route 15: North Coast provides service from Morro Bay to Cayucos, Cambria, San Simeon and Hearst Castle. Operates seven days per week.
Click here to see RTA schedules.

  • Free Summer Trolley & Bus Service:
    Cambria – San Simeon Campground – Hearst Castle Visitors Center
    Free Summer Routes and Schedules pdf

  • ELEGANT IMAGE LIMOS
    805-772-5390; Morro Bay
    Rest assured, your limo Limousine service will be one thing you do not have to worry about on your wedding day. With Elegant Image, you can be sure your Executive Chauffeur and Limousine will be punctual, beautiful, and very professional.

  • ALEXIS LIMOUSINE
    805-550-0112 or 805-545-0080; San Luis Obispo
    We pride ourselves in providing the most reliable, safe and luxurious personal ground transportation possible. Whether you’ve planned a Tour of the Beautiful Central Coast, Hearst Castle, Wine Country Tours, The Wedding of a Lifetime

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