An Enchanting Elopement in the Monterey Bay

Now that you have fallen in love and become engaged, the next step in your happily-ever-after is a magical wedding. Let us help you celebrate your love and commitment to one another at our luxurious Monterey bed and breakfast. Our award-winning inn has earned national acclaim and was even featured on the Today Show as a romantic destination. So whether you’re imagining a private elopement with just the two of you or an intimate ceremony with up to 40 guests, we have the venue and package to make your special day unforgettable.

Old Monterey Inn Wedding in the Garden

The Splendid Setting

Our glamorous estate provides the perfect backdrop for your intimate wedding or elopement. Nestled off the beaten path in the heart of Monterey, our peaceful Inn sits on over an acre of serenity. The estate features a whimsical garden that is reminiscent of a scene in a fairytale book, making it ideal for your storybook wedding. Age old oaks and majestic cedars watch over the formal English garden, complete with rose trees, fragrant lavender, vibrant flowers, and lively hummingbirds. Now picture just you and your best friend holding hands and delighting in your love for one other. When planning your big day, our experienced staff is here to give you suggestions regarding local vendors for catering, flowers, music, and any other detail you may have questions about. We are happy to to help you make your Monterey wedding everything you have dreamed of and more, so you can relax and savor every moment with your loved ones. Our unmatched wedding venue is guaranteed to create a memorable ceremony.

Breakfast by Fireplace

The Perfect Package

For an intimate ceremony for just the two of you with no distractions and no stress, we have handcrafted the ultimate Elopement Package. This package includes two nights for the special couple in our best available suite at the time of check-in. We will provide a full day of wedding coordination and an exclusive ceremony in our captivating garden. You will also receive Champagne, engraved flutes, daily gourmet breakfast, evening wine and hors d’oeuvres, concierge services, and all our deluxe amenities at the Inn. If you are dreaming of a ceremony with all of your family and friends, we also have an Intimate Wedding Package available to accommodate up to 40 guests.

Relaxing Bath at Old Monterey Inn

The Glamorous Getaway

The beauty of weddings is that your love story is only just beginning. So why not extend your stay and spend your honeymoon in Monterey as well? Our charming Inn is the perfect place to spend some quality private time with one another and celebrate this joyous occasion with one of our many romantic packages. Whether you’re drinking wine by the cozy fireplaces, strolling through the sweet-smelling gardens, admiring the starry sky from the private balcony, or indulging in a relaxing massage treatment in our private spa, we guarantee that the opportunities for romantic here are endless. If you can tear yourself away from your suite, you are sure to find even more adventures nearby. Monterey has many local vineyards, stunning shores, and state reserves where you can make fun memories that will last for a lifetime.

Romantic Gardens at Old Monterey Inn

So if you are looking for an enchanting wedding day, join us at Old Monterey Inn, where romance, elegance, and charm combine to create the day of your dreams. The weather right now is perfect for a gorgeous summer wedding outside in our beautiful gardens. The crisp air in the fall also makes for a great autumn wedding with a vibrant array of warm colors painting the garden. If you would like to celebrate your love here or want more information, fill out this form and we will get back to you!

Monterey, California B&B :: A Favorite Romantic Getaway

Are you looking for a way to spice things up in your relationship, or maybe to surprise the one you love? Plan a romantic getaway to Monterey, CA, with a memorable stay at our charming Bed and Breakfast. Old Monterey Inn of Monterey will take you back to the days of courting, when an innocent crush turned into a blossoming relationship. Our sole focus is on serving you, so that you can focus on each other.

romantic getaway in MontereyThroughout the year, our cozy Inn attracts couples from all walks of life. Some say it is the homey environment we have created, from cozy fireplaces and vintage furnishings, while others come for the peacefulness of our sweet-smelling outdoor gardens. Watch the starry skies without the lights of the big city interfering with your view, and throw open your shutters on the private balcony to the sound of birds chirping and singing.

Whether you are in a new relationship or just want to reconnect with your true love, a romantic getaway in Monterey at Old Monterey Inn is sure to make you feel as though you are in a fairytale! Your story will come with a happy ending, especially when you try one of our gourmet breakfasts in the morning, served upon fine china and elegant crystal.

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Bring your wine glass on a stroll through the gardens, where you can talk and hold hands on a walk together. Share your dreams and remind yourselves why you chose one another in the first place.

If you can tear yourself away from your suite and venture out into Monterey while on your romantic getaway, the entire area has a plethora of romantic choices to spend your time. The local vineyards offer some of the season’s best choices in vino, or you can watch the rolling waves and catch the sunset of the Pacific Ocean from Monterey’s jagged coastline. Get lost together in an enchanted forest, or take a kayak ride for two.

The nearby Elkhorn Slough Reserve offers a Safari ride on a large pontoon boat, where you can find fascination in the majesty of Mother Nature. This 1,400 acre park has over 340 bird species and 400+ different types of plants, some of which you may never find in any other parts of the U.S. Another natural reserve near Monterey, CA is at the Marina Dunes Natural Preserve, near Marina State Beach. It is 170-acres of privacy at its best, for those who want to pack a picnic and check out the sunset amidst the dunes.

romantic beach getaway in Monterey

Depending on what time of year you plan your romantic getaway in Monterey, you might catch a glimpse of the annual whale migration. Typically, you can spot whales anytime between December through May annually. We do have a Monterey Bay Whale Watching company that takes visitors out on the boat to observe whales and other marine animals.

No matter what you and your sweetie choose to do in Monterey, a romantic getaway will give you a chance to fall in love all over again! By the time you leave, you’ll be head over heels in romantic bliss. Plan your romantic weekend or vacation at Old Monterey Inn in advance. You can call 800-350-2344 to check availability.

Valentine’s Day in Monterey, CA

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When done right, Valentine’s Day can be the most romantic day of the year.  Here at the Old Monterey Inn, we are helping you do Valentine’s Day right! Our Inn is nestled amid more than an acre of beautiful gardens, and each room boasts its own private fireplace—some rooms even have a two-person Jacuzzi tub!  Perfect for cuddling up, relaxing, and enjoying a moment away with your Valentine!

Your stay at our romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast will start with wine and hors d’oeuvres, served from 4-6 pm, a tour of our award-winning property, and then some quiet moments with each other. Let us know ahead of time and we can have a bouquet of flowers, champagne, and chocolates in your room upon arrival!

As the sun sets on the Monterey Peninsula, you can curl up together in front of your own private fireplace and sip on a glass of port before heading out to enjoy a meal.  Let us know what type of food and ambiance you would like, and we will make suggestions and take care of reservations for you.  We’ll even give you a card with directions to the restaurant of your choice.  Let us handle the logistics so that you can share a relaxing and romantic stay with your Valentine!

In the morning, our two-course gourmet breakfast can be enjoyed in our dining room, or can be delivered to your room.  Curl up in front of your own private fireplace and enjoy a delicious breakfast brought right to your room!

valentines day in monterey

Once you’ve enjoyed breakfast, you can stroll around our lush, beautiful gardens and can even get a relaxing couples’ massage in our on-site spa.  Let us know what massage treatments you desire, and we’ll make all of the arrangements for you—just be in your room in the robe and slippers we provide for our guests, and our massage therapists will find you.  It’s sure to be a relaxing and romantic day—just what Valentine’s Day should be!

If you’re joining us for a two night getaway, you might like to venture out onto the Monterey Peninsula on the second day.  Ask one of our expert concierges to propose an itinerary for you and make sure that it meets all of your expectations.  Here are some of the things that we think are particularly delightful:  a wine trolley that visits many different vineyards and comes with a box lunch, a whale-watching trip to enjoy the natural beauty of the Monterey Peninsula, kayaking in the calm waters of Elkhorn Slough, driving along the 17-mile-drive, hiking in Point Lobos and down through Big Sur, exploring the historic adobes of Old Town Monterey, and wandering along Carmel Beach.  The list goes on, but what’s most important is that it fulfills all of your Valentine’s Day dreams!  Describe for us the type of day you’re looking for, and we’ll take care of the details!

We look forward to welcoming you to the Old Monterey Inn and helping you do Valentine’s Day in Monterey right so that it is the perfect romantic getaway for you and your Valentine.


Fall Special : Monterey Romantic Getaway

September and October bring the best weather of the year to the scenic Monterey Romantic GetawayMonterey Peninsula! Sunny days, moonlit nights, and crystal clear waters make fall the perfect time to enjoy a romantic sunset across the Pacific Ocean. Book a two night stay with a beach bonfire package and receive a $75.00 discount off of the total. We’ll even throw in a bottle of French Champagne (an added $35.00 value!) on arrival to help set the tone for your Monterey romantic getaway!

Our Carmel Beach Bonfire Package includes:

  • Bonfire Completely built for you
  • Additional wood, matches and a flashlight
  • Beach blanket
  • A dozen roses
  • Complete s’mores kit including roasting sticks
  • Gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of sparkling water
  • Beverage bucket with ice
  • Two champagne flutes
  • A book of romantic poems
  • Directions discretely emailed to you (what a wonderful surprise!)
  • Message in a Bottle — glass bottle filled with sand and Rose petals containing their special message (or maybe your engagement ring!?)

This offer is valid for new reservations only and cannot be combined with other promotion or discounts and is not available during holidays and special event periods. Subject to availability, no third party gift certificates, must book directly with the Inn; online or by phone. Price adjustment will be made at check in. Valid from September 1 to October 31, 2013, taxes not included, all other Inn policies apply.

Romance and Christmas Magic Found at our Monterey Bed and Breakfast!

Romance at our Monterey Bed and BreakfastA few months ago we at the Old Monterey Inn posted a blog about the cutest couple who had just gotten engaged at our romantic Monterey Bed and Breakfast. This past week, we were honored to have them return to enjoy a luxurious Honeymoon in the very same room that they had gotten engaged in, the Brighstone Suite at our Monterey Bay Bed and Breakfast. The newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Joel and Paula Hamilton, were treated to our fabulous Ultimate Luxury Package, which includes an unforgettable limousine driven Wine Tour through the beautiful Carmel Valley, a romantic Couples Massage by firelight in our elegant Spa Room, fantastic dining packages, and more! I believe their Honeymoon Getaway was a huge success, and a memorable event for the new couple. We will certainly look forward to seeing them on an anniversary in the years to come!

I also would like to thank everyone who made our “Christmas at the Inns” event such a wonderful success. Our Monterey Bed and Breakfast is beautifully decorated for the holidays, and we received innumerable compliments on the decorations, ambiance created by the elegant Christmas songs played by Mr. Michael Martinez (the celebrated pianist from the Big Sur Marathon for you runners out there!), and of course, our freshly baked cookies! With the holiday decorations in place, and our warm fireplaces awaiting you, this is the perfect time to get away from your holiday stress, and enjoy a little pampering at the Old Monterey Inn.

We are currently offering our lowest seasonal rates, and we would love to have you keep us company this winter! Please give us a call or check our website for availability.

Don’t forget what a great present it would be for the people on your list to receive a Gift Certificate from the Old Monterey Inn!! We will take good care of them, we promise!!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season,




Engaged at our Romantic Getaway in Monterey!

romantic getaway in MontereyThe Old Monterey Inn is popularly regarded as a romantic getaway in Monterey for many couples celebrating anniversaries, weddings, and even engagements.

As a matter of fact, on Saturday, July 21st, Joel Hamilton and Paula Prakash stayed in our lovely and romantic Brighstone Suite. That night, Joel found the perfect moment to propose to Paula, and she said “Yes”!  She was so excited that she sent us an email with a darling photo of her and her new fiancée.

We feel honored that people choose to spend such special moments with us, and we take every opportunity to ensure a memorable occasion for all of our guests, including couples desiring a romantic Monterey getaway. Best wishes to Joel and Paula!

Romance is in the Air at The Old Monterey Inn

This is a follow up to my blog on January 13, 2010.  I know that quite a few of you have been following my story.  After being reunited with my high school sweetheart, Teddy, after all these years, we were married on Christmas Eve of 2010.  Every day we wake up to laughter and go to bed smiling. As I said, the romance and everlasting love that they write about in all those mushy books is indeed alive and happening at the Old Monterey Inn.

Romantic Monterey PackagesAs I said, romance is a big thing at the Old Monterey Inn.  At least once a week someone gets engaged here and we love to be a part of the surprise event.  We are very good at keeping secrets and helping to plan special ingredients to embellish the surprise!  Our Beach Bonfire with the message in a bottle is an example of a unique way to propose!

We also have couples celebrating anniversaries all week long.  These happy couples have been returning to the Old Monterey Inn year after year (some for over 20 years) for their special day.  Some actually got married on the grounds of the Inn, and yes, our Monterey bed and breakfast is available for for small intimate weddings (20 people or less).

So, if want some of the good vibes to rub off, come and visit us at the Old Monterey Inn, the most romantic bed and breakfast in Monterey, and the #1 rated B&B on Trip Advisor.