L’Auberge Carmel offers guests a beautiful and scenic backdrop for private wedding ceremonies, honeymoons, and elopements. The quaint village setting will make your special day or honeymoon memorable. The hotel's twenty luxurious rooms can be reserved for wedding parties as well as the landscaped courtyard for small, private ceremonies and dinners for up to sixty guests.
For formal dinners or wedding receptions, the inn's restaurant, Aubergine, rated Top 5 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Zagat, offers extraordinary, contemporary California cuisine. For rehearsal dinners, our sister property, Cantinetta Luca, just a few blocks from the hotel, would be a perfect choice for a casual Italian feast with family and friends. Visit cantinettaluca.com for more information.
Romantic Elopement Package
Let the old world romance of Carmel-by-the-Sea and L’Auberge Carmel sweep you off your feet. Your wedding day will be wrapped in luxury with every need cared for from your arrival to the moment you say au revoir. Enjoy the romance of an intimate courtyard ceremony with a champagne toast, a couple’s massage, decadent dinner at Aubergine and a romantic turndown service. Whether eloping, renewing vows or wanting a quiet memorable wedding ceremony this offer was created to honor your special day.
A two night stay in a thoughtfully appointed Superior Peek View King guest room for the Bride & Groom
One 90-minute couple’s massage in the privacy of your guest room
Courtyard ceremony that includes minister, license and champagne toast
One four-course dinner for two with selected wine pairings at L’Auberge Carmel’s critically acclaimed restaurant, Aubergine
A romantic turndown service with a chilled bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a romantic bath service with rose petals.
A traditional French wedding quilt resting on top of the marriage bed as a special gift from L’Auberge Carmel
Aubergine’s Signature Breakfast for two each morning to be enjoyed in the room, in the dining room or on the courtyard
Seasonal rates start at $3,675 November - April, $3,825 May - July, and $3,975 August - October for weekend stays. Restaurant gratuities, service fees and taxes are included in this package however hotel occupancy tax is excluded.
Expand on the elopement package for additional guests if desired. Prices for additional guest rooms and/or dinners are available upon request. Arrangements for a custom, exclusive Dream Villa Wedding, to include all 20 rooms and 40 people can be arranged.
Please call our Special Event Coordinator, Amanda Gospodnetich at 831 622 5907. Prices are based on availability through December 31, 2013.
Reminiscent of a French country estate, the courtyard located at the heart of L’Auberge Carmel exudes both luxury and charm. The perimeter is adorned with blooming vines, authentic art pieces, and colorful flower boxes overflowing from the paned windows. The old-world European architecture of the courtyard provides a serene outdoor oasis protected from the ocean breezes and its natural warmth is enhanced by the tasteful heat lamps placed throughout.
Seated: 60 Standing Reception: 100
Aubergine Dining Room
The exceptional Aubergine is an award-winning restaurant recently voted Fifth Best in San Francisco and the Bay Area Zagat Guide. With ambiance comparable to that of a fine dining room in a stately French manor, this intimate 32 seat restaurant displays casual elegance. The high back upholstered chairs embrace the guest in comfort as they watch the charming Carmel street scene outside framed by floor to ceiling windows and luxurious tapestry curtains. Seating options range from smaller tables of 4 to 6 guests, one long table or two tables of 10 guests and one table of 8 guests.
Seated Dinner: 28
Aubergine Wine Cellar
Down the stairs from Aubergine restaurant is an underground wine cellar constructed beneath the inn’s courtyard to house the restaurant’s 4,500-bottle collection. The wine bottles are stored behind glass cabinets accented with a beautiful wood finish. The collection is comprised of numerous extraordinary wines from around the world with a particular focus on wines from Monterey County and France. In the center of this cozy intimate ambiance is a long maple table that can be adorned with seasonal flowers or flickering candles. This private and elegant room is perfect to create a memorable lunch or dinner.
The salon is yet another intimate private event option situated adjacent to the restaurant. The space is ideal for a pre-dinner cocktail reception with its stand-alone lacquered inlay bar and stunning artwork on the walls. Guests are warmed by the stone fireplace which adds to the inviting allure of this unique room. For a private lunch or dinner, the comfortable banquette seating against the wall of paned windows allows for relaxation and comfort while dining.