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Carmel Highlands Inn

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

About Carmel Highlands Inn

Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn is a historic, coastal hotel located four miles from downtown Carmel, California. We are located on a cliff overlooking the breathtaking Bur Sur Coastline, with an award-winning restaurant, California Market at Pacific’s Edge. We pride ourselves on making couples’ dreams come true for the last 102 years. Hyatt Carmel Highlands Inn promises impeccable service, world-class cuisine, modern amenities with epic ocean views.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this unique property. For your ceremony, you can exchange your vows on our romantic, seaside gazebo in open-air. Your guests will take in panoramic Pacific Ocean views and lush gardens at this unique venue surrounded by glass. For your reception, you can dance the night away in our Yankee Point Room, Surf Room or our Oceanside Ballroom. Our rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows of the Carmel Highlands rocky, ocean cliffs.

Services Offered

Our full-service venue offers each couple a limited day of coordinator to assist with your planning process. We are here to help design, coordinate, and bring your unique vision to life:

  • Event Time includes use of property for 5.5 hours (including ceremony)
  • Set Up & Tear Down of Event Site (breakdown of personal items or vendor items are independent)
  • Ceremony Rehearsal (based on availability)
  • White Folding Chairs provided for Ceremony on the Gazebo
  • Tables, Chairs, Floor Length Poplin Linens & Poplin Napkins included
  • For your Reception, Flatware, Glassware and Stemware are provided
  • Individually Menus published for each guests’ place setting
  • Two outdoor heaters provided on the Gazebo during Ceremony & Cocktail Hour
  • Venue Coordinator to execute the Ceremony & Reception
  • Complimentary stay for the Newlyweds, night of the wedding ($10,000 catering minimum)
  • Complimentary Wedding Menu Tasting for Two ($10,000 catering minimum)
  • Additional Event Time available at $500 per hour, evening functions must conclude by 11pm
  • Complimentary Valet Parking for Guests ($5 suggested gratuity)


Couples can choose from a cocktail reception, a buffet, food stations, or a plated meal. Our experienced culinary team specializes in fresh and sustainably local cuisine, which will create a custom menu just for you. We also offer scrumptious hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts!

Other Services

In addition to hosting your wedding, we'd be more than happy to host your rehearsal dinner in our new restaurant, California Market at Pacific’s Edge. This exciting venue features a 870-square-foot deck, a louvered roof and glass-paneled walls with dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Big Sur Coast. Additional events they will host include:

  • Engagement Party
  • Bridal Shower
  • Anniversary Party
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Post-Wedding Brunch


Jessica Schmidt

Events & Catering Manager

Hyatt Residence Club Carmel, Highlands Inn

120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, California 93923 USA

Office: +1 831.622.5461   Email:


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Carmel Highlands Inn

Carmel Highlands Inn

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

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