In the California's Central Coast mountains high above the Pacific Ocean is a place of romantic beauty. In Spanish' "Ventana" means window, and no more fitting name could it have. With more than 50-mile uninterrupted vistas of the rugged Big Sur Coast, Ventana Inn & Spa offers a spectacular setting for memorable weddings. From the most intimate ceremony to an extravagant celebration, two terraces specifically designed for wedding ceremonies offer ideal locations for creating lifelong memories.
The Wedding Site is secluded and was created especially for dramatic ceremonies. It is private, offers breathtaking views to the south and accommodates up to 50 people. The Lower Terrace, adjacent to the Inn’s restaurant, shares the same expansive ocean view and accommodates up to 120. Vista Del Mar is a smaller, secluded ceremony site nestled within the herb garden, complete with a soothing, serene fountain. Its size makes it perfect for intimate ceremonies.
The Inn, the Spa and The Restaurant at Ventana, all were designed to complement nature and to encourage guests to experience the essence of romantic indulgence.
Ventana's expert staff is on call to assist brides and grooms in the planning and implementation of memorable weddings. In fact, many couples return year after year to Ventana to celebrate their anniversaries.
For wedding lunches and dinners, The Restaurant offers a variety of dining options, from elaborate hand-passed hors d’oeuvres to sit down service for up to 120 guests. The executive chef delights in consulting directly with the bride and groom to create menus to suit every taste, and the restaurant’s pastry chef is available to create one-of-a-kind wedding cakes.
A large selection of champagnes and fine wines, from the Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence" wine list, complement custom menus. The Restaurant features wines from Monterey County, as well as other California wine regions and Europe. Full bar service is also available.
The Restaurant makes it clear why alfresco dining on the terrace is priceless. The honeysuckle covered arbor, complete with outdoor fireplace, is a beautiful location for receptions and special events.
The Inn's 60 cedar wood guest rooms and suites feature wood-burning fireplaces, private view decks, some with outdoor spas, separate living area, spacious baths with open enclosure slate tub/shower and dressing area.
The Spa at Ventana, meanwhile, provides a selection of treatments – popular with wedding parties – that feature extended session times, allowing guests to quiet the mind and access a deeper place. Spa services include facials, aromatherapy wraps, scrubs and subtle body work, such as craniosacral treatment and polarity, with select treatments performed in guest rooms. The Inn’s famous Japanese hot baths are open daily and nightly to moonlight amidst a spectacle of stars.