Monterey, CA, March 28, 2016 - Mesmerizing ocean views, bay breezes and coastal scenery that will captivate hearts and souls — those are just some of the highlights of a dream wedding at the award-winning InterContinental The Clement Monterey.
Situated on Monterey's historic Cannery Row made famous by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, this spectacular oceanfront hotel offers beautiful wedding venues overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of the bay.
One of the most romantic wedding locations on Monterey Bay, The Clement Monterey offers a wide range of wedding services — from catering to spa treatments — that can make any wedding unforgettable.
The Clement Monterey has garnered numerous awards and accolades since it opened in May 2008, including the Condé Nast Traveler Top 25 In Northern California Readers Choice Award; TripAdvisor's 2014 Certificate of Excellence; Sunset Magazine's Top 10 California Coast Hotels; and every year, the AAA Four Diamond Award, which is awarded to the most luxurious and pampering properties throughout North America. Less than 4% of AAA-rated properties achieve this coveted rating.
The prestigious US News & World Report gave it a 4.5 Star rating of luxury hotels it surveyed.
“InterContinental The Clement Monterey's location on Cannery Row is hard to beat,” the publication wrote. “Guests appreciate the hotel's proximity to good shopping, delicious eateries, and attractions like the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Described as a home-away-from-home by some, this InterContinental property also features a health club, pool, and oceanfront patio that makes guests never want to leave. The C Restaurant also garners good to excellent reviews, particularly for its seafood.”
With an excellent selection of magnificent wedding venues overlooking Monterey Bay, The Clement Monterey can be a magical destination for any wedding celebration.
Wedding ceremonies can be staged on an expansive courtyard facing the sapphire-blue waters of the bay. Two fire pits provide an ambient glow, particularly romantic at sunset. Couples can say their vows with the bay in the background, while seabirds trace graceful curves on the horizon, and otters and sea lions frolic in the waves.
With such a picturesque setting, guests can enjoy social hour out in the fresh ocean air as well. While the bridal party poses for pictures, guests will enjoy the hotel’s boardwalk and pier, which extends out over the bay. Cut-outs along the wooden pier reveal tantalizing peeks directly down at the teeming underwater world of the Monterey Bay Sanctuary.
As twilight descends, guests can retire indoors to admire the vista from another perspective. The Pacific Ballroom is a refined setting for a bayside gala, replete with picture windows that capture a panorama of the moonlit ocean and the star-filled heavens.
Decorating with luminarias and fairy lights brings the sparkle indoors — the banquet staff can customize an event according to the bride and groom's wishes.
The view is even more impressive from the Ocean Terrace Ballroom, located upstairs. It’s an intimate space that boasts a huge bayview terrace.
The Pacific Ballroom can accommodate from 150-230 guests, while the Ocean Ballroom holds from 25-150 guests for receptions and other functions.
The resort’s equally impressive public spaces are tranquil and welcoming, thanks to the stylish use of wood and other natural materials, along with décor in soothing shades of green and blue, evocative of the sea and sky.
One of the most notable spaces is the Reading Room, warmed by a contemporary stone-faced fireplace. Adjacent to the Reading Room, the Library serves as a private dining salon that’s perfect for formal rehearsal dinners.
The wedding party can enjoy fresh, innovative coastal cuisine from The Clement's celebrated chefs and culinary experts. The hotel's dedicated catering team will create a wedding feast, including sumptuous entrees like Arctic Char Papillote and Roasted Angus Beef Tenderloin, delicious hors d'oeuvres and fresh salads. Menus also include champagne and a premium selection of spirits, wines and beverages.
Hotel accommodations feature up-to-the-minute amenities, and many have fireplaces, ocean views and balconies. The on-site spa pampers guests with the latest in beautification and wellness treatments. VIP Babysitting is also available for children, enabling parents to enjoy the wedding celebration.
One of the benefits of a wedding at The Clement Monterey is that friends and family can enjoy a mini-vacation, because there’s simply no end to the area’s fun-filled activities and sights, from Old Fisherman's Wharf to Pebble Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea and Big Sur.
And one of its advantages is that the hotel is situated in the heart of historic Cannery Row, once the home of a thriving sardine fishing and canning industry.
Throughout the years, Monterey’s timeless natural beauty has been the inspiration for artists, poets and novelists alike. Recently, a downtown renaissance has put a glamorous polish on historic districts like Cannery Row, and author Steinbeck would be amazed to see these formerly rough-and-tumble dockside streets dramatically transformed into a thoroughly modern boulevard.
It's been a long time since Steinbeck referred to Cannery Row as “a poem, a stink, a grating noise, a quality of light, a tone, a habit, a nostalgia, a dream” in his celebrated novel “Cannery Row.”
Today’s Cannery Row is alive with fashionable boutiques, delectable eateries, upscale galleries and a vibrant street scene that attracts visitors from all over the world. And right next door, literally steps from the hotel, sits the word-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Can this quaint yet oh-so-now slice of paradise get any better? Yes, it can. InterContinental The Clement Monterey was designed as a serene coastal retreat for personal rejuvenation and a luxury destination for the discerning traveler, but it's also the perfect location for the perfect dream wedding.
InterContinental The Clement Monterey
Overlooking Monterey Bay and next door to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is Monterey’s premier waterfront hotel, InterContinental The Clement Monterey. Situated on historic Cannery Row, the hotel offers affordable luxury in the heart of it all. The stylish C restaurant provides stunning ocean views from every table, and features the C bar and the open-air C side patio. Enjoy The Spa, fitness center and whirlpool, as well as Monterey’s most desirable location, situated on the pristine Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
About Pacific Hotel Management, LLC
InterContinental The Clement Monterey is owned and managed by Pacific Hotel Management, LLC. Pacific Hotel Management, LLC. is a privately-owned company that specializes in the development and management of high quality hotels using a variety of franchise brands. Pacific Hotel Management, LLC (PHM) manages all of the hotels owned by affiliates of Clement Chen & Associates, combining a focused corporate administrative staff with a "hands on" management philosophy to operate profitable, well-maintained hotels PHM is based in San Mateo, California, and can be visited on the Web at www.phmhotels.com.
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Salinas, CA 93901