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In between the California coast and its rugged wilderness lies a resort ready to weave its own spiritual magic over its guests.

Ventana Inn & Spa brings luxury to nature, while embodying the peaceful essence that is Big Sur.

Whether you come to explore, to romance or to relax, you may very well leave a changed person.

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Ventana Inn & Spa Weddings

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With towering redwoods and panoramic, 50-mile vistas of the Big Sur coastline, Ventana Inn & Spa provides the perfect backdrop for your special day.

Ventana Inn & Spa provides an awe-inspiring setting to make your wedding or event a truly memorable occasion. You and your guests will be pampered in style with lush amenities and a wealth of recreational activities to revitalize their spirits.

The Inn, the Spa and The Restaurant at Ventana were all designed to complement nature and encourage guests to experience the essence of romance. The resort's event coordinator is always on call to assist brides and grooms in planning and implementing weddings that truly become a day they will always remember. In fact, many couples return year after year to celebrate their anniversaries.

Wedding & Event Facilities

  • The secluded Wedding Site, accommodates up to 80 people and was created especially for dramatic ceremonies. It offers privacy and an uninterrupted 50-mile view of the Big Sur coastline to the south.
  • The Upper Terrace, seating a  maximum of 120, is adjacent to The Restaurant at Ventana and shares the same expansive ocean views.
  • Vista Del Mar is a smaller, secluded ceremony site nestled within The Restaurant at Ventana's herb garden, complete with a soothing, serene fountain. Its size makes it perfect for intimate ceremonies of fewer than 10.

For further information or to begin planning your wedding, contact: Joni Barna at 831.667.4202 or

The Gallery

  • Conference: 20
  • Reception: 40
Gallery Floorplan

The Library

  • Conference: 20
  • Reception: 35
Library floor plan

The Coast House

  • Conference: 12
  • Reception: 20
The Coast House floor plan

Fireside Room (semi-private)

  • Reception: 40
Fireside Room floorplan

Upper & Lower Cielo Terrace

Capacity (each)
  • Reception: 120
Upper & Lower Cielo Terrace floorplan