Celebrate your day to remember amidst the coastal elegance of Monterey’s Portola Hotel & Spa. Hold an intimate ceremony in the Historic and enchanted Memory Garden or dance the night away in our spectacular grand ballroom. Our dedicated Catering Professionals make wedding planning stress-free and provide flexible options to plan your special day within most budgets. Numerous event spaces mean the Portola Hotel can host festivities for all your guests – from your rehearsal dinner to bridal and recovery brunches. Work with our Chef to create unique and customizable menus that we are sure all your guests will enjoy. Let us help you start planning today.
Portola Hotel & Spa is one of located in the heart of downtown Monterey, CA offering easy access to the Monterey Bay and the destinations most popular attractions. The AAA Four Diamond and only LEED® Certified hotel on the Central Coast of California boasts 379 guest rooms and suites, an award winning day spa, three on-site eateries including a craft brewery, and much more for your special day. It’s All Right Here
AMENITIES & HOTEL SERVICES INCLUDE:
Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies upon Arrival Concierge Services Complimentary 24-hour Fitness Center On-Site Event Technology & Security Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi with Cabanas On-Site Shops, Wine Lounges & Galleries Day Spa
In-Room Dining On-Site Craft Brewery
Same Day Laundry & Dry Cleaning Valet & Self-Parking, Covered Garage Pet Friendly Hotel Bicycle, Surrey & Kayak Rentals Sea Car Tours
HISTORIC MEMORY GARDEN A perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, walk down the aisle in the romantic and intimate, historic garden. The Memory Garden is a beautiful and serene, garden setting with an “Old Monterey” adobe feel that can host up to 200 guests for your special day. After the ceremony, the garden’s open layout creates the perfect background for elegant seated dinners or lavish buffets. The surrounding plant life and historic architecture create a stunning setting for your reception. For the events, delicate lighting in the garden’s trees creates a romantic, magical atmosphere. When you let the Portola Hotel & Spa cater your wedding, you are sure to have the most memorable day of your life.
Memory Garden is owned and operated by the California State Parks. State site fees apply. To contact Memory Garden Special Events Coordinator directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 649-7118.
COTTONWOOD PLAZA A lovely terrace featuring a beautiful garden with pathways, patio level guestrooms and cabanas, and lush landscaping for up to 120 guests. BONSAI BALLROOM Our intimate ballroom offers an inviting setting which can accommodate dinner and dancing for up to 100 guests with a dance floor. The ballroom can be closed off into three sections for celebrations of 30 to 50 guests. DE ANZA BALLROOM Our unique ballroom featuring glowing crystal chandeliers and cathedral ceilings, can accommodate dinner and dancing into the night for elegant celebrations of any size. With seating for up to 650 guests with a dance floor, this ballroom can be closed off into three sections for more intimate celebrations. THE CLUB ROOM An elegant fireside dining room ideal for small-scale, private receptions. The Club Room can accommodate casual or elegant celebrations in our private dining room or main Club Room with seating up to 120.
CHOICE OF TWO TRAY PASSED HORS D’OEUVRES DURING COCKTAIL HOUR Peak Season Tartlets SPRING: Sweet Onions and Gruyère Cheese SUMMER: Fresh Fig and Goat Cheese FALL | WINTER: Artichoke, Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives Hors d ’oeuvre Selections
Mini Prawn & Avocado Taco Served with a Serrano Vinaigrette
Peak Season Bruschetta SPRING: Fava Beans with Goat Cheese and Truffle Oil SUMMER: Heirloom Tomato with Basil, Aged Balsamic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil FALL | WINTER: Cypress Fog Humboldt Fog Cheese with Kumquat
Pork Pot Stickers Served with a Ginger-Tamari Dipping Sauce
Vegetable Spring Rolls Served with Sweet Chili Sauce
Two hors d’oeuvres included in menu price for cocktail hour.
Seasonal Vegetarian SPRING: Vegetable Rigatoni with Ricotta and Pomodoro Sauce SUMMER: California Ratatouille with Fairytale Eggplant, Sweet Peppers, Zucchini and Basil Oil FALL | WINTER: Coke Farm Polenta Baked with Motely Greens, Mushrooms, Rosemary, Country Olives and Pecorino $62 per person Mary’s Natural Chicken Breast SPRING: Asparagus, Potatoes Lyonnaise and Roasted Chicken Jus SUMMER: Hari Covert, Whipped Potatoes and Capanata FALL | WINTER: Collard Greens, Creamy Polenta and Wild Mushroom Sauce $73 per person
Sustainable Catch SPRING: Swank Farm Asparagus, Sauce Romesco and Basmati Rice Pilaf SUMMER: Creamed White Corn, Fava Bean and Pea Succotash and a Piquillo Pepper Relish FALL | WINTER: Chicories, Lentilles du Puy and Tartufata $84 per person 8OZ Harris Ranch Tenderloin Served with Seasonal Sauce and Sides $104 per person Ask your Catering Professional about creating a customized menu. For a complete guide to the service charges, applicable taxes, Hotel policies and information refer to page 42.
CHOICE OF ONE SALAD
Seasonal Salad SPRING: Organic Butter Lettuce and Treviso with Spice Pecans, Goat Cheese and a Champagne Vinaigrette SUMMER: Coke Farm Baby Lettuce with Peak Season Vegetables and a Sherry Vinaigrette FALL | WINTER: Baby Iceberg, Applewood Bacon, Carrots, Red Onion and Point Reyes Blue Cheese Tossed Caesar Salad Chopped Hearts of Romaine, Tossed in a Caesar Dressing with Asiago Cheese and Sourdough Croutons
Buffet Dinner TRADITIONAL GRAZING’S Includes Lemonade and Iced Sun Tea, Peet’s Gaia Organic Blend® Regular, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Mighty Leaf® Organic Hot Tea Seasonal Salad SPRING: Coke Farm Baby Lettuces, Organic Gold and Red Beets, Green Olives, Pistachios, Aged Jack Cheese, with a Tarragon Dressing SUMMER: Caprese Salad with Coke Farm Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Pickled Onions, Fried Capers, Jacob’s Farm Basil and a Modena Balsamic FALL | WINTER: Chopped Hearts of Romaine, Tossed in a Caesar Dressing with Asiago Cheese and Sourdough Croutons
A) Grilled Alaskan Halibut with Sautéed French Green Beans, Shiitake Mushrooms in a Light Saffron Broth, Topped with a Lemon Butter Sauce B) Sustainably-Sourced Salmon with Piccata Sauce and Fresh Lemon C) Grilled Mary’s Chicken Breast with a Wild Mushroom Sauce D) Cheese Tortellini in a Creamy Pesto Sauce with Roasted Peppers and Aged Parmesan E) Carving Station (select one) Diestel Turkey Carving Station Served with Cranberry Relish and Mayo Roasted Strip Loin Carving Station Served with Au Jus, Crispy Baguettes, Horseradish Cream and Crispy Onions Rolls and Butter $95 per person Ask your Catering Professional about creating a customized menu. For a complete guide to the service charges, applicable taxes, Hotel policies and information refer to page 42.
Sauté of Garden Vegetables & Your Choice of One Side (select one)
A) Au Gratin Potatoes B) Parsley Potatoes C) Basmati Rice Pilaf
Buffet Dinner TACO FIESTA Includes Horchata, Iced Sun Tea, Peet’s Gaia Organic Blend® Regular, Decaffeinated Coffee, and Mighty Leaf® Organic Hot Tea Oaxaca Street Taco Action Station Carne Asada and Chipotle Chicken with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Queso Fresco, Pickled Jalapeños, Pickled Carrots, Cilantro-Lime Dressing, Sliced Limes and Warm, Soft Tortillas Chicken Taquitos Sauté of Nopales and Seasonal Vegetables Jicama and Cucumber Salad Peak Season Salad Bowl with House Dressing Refried Beans Mexican Rice Housemade Tortilla Chips and Salsas $95 per person
Enhancement: Handmade Pupusa Station + $12 per person Traditional Pupusas with Carnitas, Curtido, Mozzarella Cheese and Cascabel Chiles Ask your Catering Professional about creating a customized menu. For a complete guide to the service charges, applicable taxes, Hotel policies and information refer to page 42.
BEER & CIDER KEGS (pricing per keg) Peter B’s Brewpub Craft Beers brewed in house 15.5 gallon keg | $350
PREMIUM WINES Summerland Chardonnay Central Coast Summerland Pinot Noir Central Coast
CALL BRANDS Tito’s Vodka Chivas Regal Scotch
Call Drinks Call Martini
$11 $12 $14 $15 $12 $11 $13
$12 $13 $15 $16 $13 $12 $14
Maker’s Mark Bourbon Captain Morgan Rum Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila Tanqueray Gin
Premium Drinks Premium Martini
William Tell Hard Cider 5.2 gallon keg | $200
Summerland Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
Jacks Daniels Whiskey Hennessy VS Cognac
House Wines | Champagnes Premium Wines | Champagnes
CLASSIC & CUSTOM COCKTAILS Signature Cocktails, Martinis & More | $15 Tray passed, custom, seasonal cocktails designed to complement your event. One cocktail per person. Additional cocktails charged on consumption.
HOUSE WINES 10 Span Chardonnay Monterey County 10 Span Pinot Noir Monterey County
$8 $9 $6
CORDIALS Amaretto de Saranno Bailey’s Irish Cream Frangelico Grand Marnier Kahlua
Imported & Craft Beer
Soft Drinks & Still or Sparking Water Alcohol Free Beer William Tell Cider
Noble Vines 337 Cabernet Sauvignon San Joaquin County
Bartender fee per bar | $150
PREMIUM BRANDS Grey Goose Vodka Johnny Walker Black Scotch Basil Hayden Bourbon Sailor Jerry Rum Bombay Sapphire Gin Patron Silver Tequila Jameson Whiskey Courvoisier VSOP Cognac
Hosted Bar Packages
Chandon Brut Napa County
DOMESTIC BEER & HOUSE WINES First hour $17 | Second hour $12 | Each additional hour $12 DOMESTIC BEER, HOUSE WINE, CALL BRANDS & CORDIALS First hour $27 | Second hour $21 | Each additional hour $12
IMPORTED & CRAFT BEER, PREMIUM WINES, PREMIUM BRANDS & CORDIALS First hour $29 | Second hour $23 | Each additional hour $13 All beverage packages are priced per person and charged based on guarantee or actual attendance, if higher.
PETER B’S BREWPUB Peter B’s Brewpub is Monterey’s original craft brewery located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa in downtown Monterey. Serving award winning craft beer brewed onsite, Peter B’s offers a locally sourced and seasonal menu with sustainable ingredients. Peter B’s Brewpub offers 18 high-definition televisions, a private barrel room and an outdoor, heated patio with fire pits. BARREL ROOM Inspired by wine barrels used for aging our craft beers, Peter B’s Barrel Room features a reclaimed wood table designed and hand crafted by a local artisan. The Barrel Room is the ideal setting for parties of up to 16. OUTDOOR PATIO Cozy up with your family and friends while you enjoy award winning craft beer and delicious pub fare on Peter B’s heated patio. Four fire pits surround the patio with a view of Peter B’s Brewery and the historic Pacific House, ideal for parties of up to 40.
THE CLUB ROOM The Club Room is an elegant fireside dining room offering an intimate setting for your special occasion. Featuring a seasonal menu with the freshest local ingredients alongside a professional curated Monterey County Wine list, The Club Room offers a private dining room and an outdoor, heated patio to accommodate your welcome reception in style, with a quintessential Monterey elegance. PRIVATE DINING ROOM The Club Room’s wine inspired private dining room provides a secluded, yet sophisticated space for your party of up to 22. Rehearsal Dinner
OUTDOOR PATIO The outdoor, heated patio at The Club Room features a fire pit and patio seating for up to 40.
Let the celebration continue as you enjoy a European style breakfast buffet with your family and friends in The Club Room. Enjoy fresh, local and sustainable cuisine, while dining in our intimate fireside dining room, or on our outdoor, heated patio. The Club Room is the perfect place to continue your celebration the day after your wedding. After You Say “ I Do ”
EUROPEAN BREAKFAST BUFFET INCLUDES:
Made-to-order omelets & eggs French Toast Pancakes Sliced Seasonal Fresh Fruit Yogurt Parfaits Sliced Cold Cuts & Cheese Display
Assorted Petite Pastries & Muffins Bottomless Mimosas Peet’s Gaia Organic Blend® Coffee Mighty Leaf® Organic Hot Tea
$22.95 for Adults | $7.99 for Children 6-12 | 5 and under eat free Reservations recommended for parties of 8 or more. For reservations, please call (831) 649-7874.
Continue your celebration the day after your wedding with live music, brunch favorites, and morning cocktails at Jacks Monterey. Enjoy Sunday morning favorites including Ricotta Cheese Blintzes, California Benedicts, Carl’s Skillet Fried Chicken and Waffles, Brioche French Toast, and more. In addition to Executive Chef, Danny Abbruzzese’ s sustainably sourced menu enjoy a cocktail or two from Jacks Booze Buggy Beverage Cart serving up Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Screwdrivers, and more!
Live music will fill the lower atrium from 11:30am until 2:30pm. The guest list of local live music artist will vary from Sunday to Sunday and include David Conley, Taylor Rae, and Austin Metreyeon to name a few.
Reservations recommended for parties of 8 or more. For reservations, please call (831) 649-7874.
WEDDING SPA PACKAGE Stressless Massage & Designer Facial Relieve stress points on the back, feet, and neck. Massage, hot towels and essential oils alleviate tension and hydrate the skin. Intricate facial massage reduces wrinkles and increases circulation leaving your skin with a vibrant glow on your wedding day.
WEDDING PARTY Reserve our private, golden-lit room for an elegant pre-wedding party. Whether you choose champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries or freshly pressed juices the spa will create a fun and memorable experience to enhance bonding and relaxation. Wedding Coordinator Heidi Urrutia is on site to assist your party and assuring this is a special event. Parties up to eight. Starting at $100. WEDDING MAKEUP Aime Gruber is a professional, experienced, and talented makeup artist. Available for on-site makeup. Contact Aime directly at (831) 809-8925.
The perfect beginning to your Special Day, Spa on the Plaza happily offers custom bridal packages to accommodate any size and any desires for the bride and her bridal party. For a quote of our custom bridal package please contact (831) 647-9000.
MENU Champagne Mimosas and Two Chocolate Dipped Strawberries $14 per person
Freshly Pressed Juice and Vegan Bliss Balls $18 per person
California Cheese Plate with Artisan Cheeses, Tree Nuts, Fresh Honey Comb, Sliced Baguette $18 per person
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OUR MISSION The Portola Hotel & Spa is a proud member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® Program, we pride ourselves on offering some of the most eco-friendly, locally sourced and sustainable menu options from Monterey County, including award-winning wines and beers brewed on-site. Reduced Waste Conference Confirm menu selections with your Catering & Conference Services Manager fourteen (14) days prior to conference start date to allow for proper selection and purchase of products. MENU All Prices are subject to a service charge and applicable local taxes. Guarantee of Attendance is Required 72 hours (3 working days) prior to function. Otherwise the expected will become the guarantee. OUTSIDE FOOD AND BEVERAGE The Portola Hotel & Spa must supply all food, liquor and beer. Hotel guests or attendees will not be permitted to bring any outside food or beverage into any hotel public space, banquet events or hospitality suites. PRICES Due to market fluctuations, all prices are subject to change until ninety (90) days prior to the function when confirmed prices will be quoted. Prevailing sales tax and service charges will be added to the total cost of the function, when applicable. Please add $35 labor charge to any function less than twenty-five (25) people. Additional service professionals are $35 per hour. REDUCTION IN GUEST COUNT Banquet space is booked based on group size and type of function. If a group reduces attendance by more than 25% of the original guarantee, the hotel reserves the right to adjust meeting room rental fee or reassign the group to a smaller meeting space. Policies and Information
MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Our catering staff will be pleased to assist you with making arrangements for your reception or special event. Should you choose to make your own arrangements, a copy of the signed contract and proof of your vendor’s liability insurance must be provided to the Catering Department in advance of the function. Should the volume from the musical groups, entertainment or public address systems create disturbances, the hotel reserves the right to request the volume be adjusted or discontinued. We require all entertainment programs be reviewed with your Catering Manager prior to contracting entertainment. No music is allowed after 11:00pm without approval. SECURITY The Portola Hotel & Spa assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of materials or equipment left in the banquet rooms. Your Catering Manager can arrange for security for events when necessary and the charges will be posted to your account. The Portola Hotel & Spa reserves the right to exclude, refuse service or remove any and all objectionable persons from the function or its premises without liabilities. MENU SELECTIONS Menu selections are requested a minimum of four (4) weeks prior to event. SERVICE CHARGES & TAXES Menu pricing does not include a 16% Food and Beverage Staff Charge, 9% Food and Beverage House Charge, 25% Audio Visual House Charge, 25% Room Rental Charge and a 8.75% tax. WARNING: Certain foods and beverages sold or served here can expose you to chemicals including acrylamide in many fried or baked foods and mercury in fish, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.goc/restaurant.