From Hollywood starlets and leading men, to society mavens and political icons, those seeking a one-of-a-kind event location have flocked to the renowned and historic Stonepine Estate Resort in picturesque Carmel Valley as the destination of choice for magical nuptial ceremonies and receptions.
For more than 20 years, Stonepine Estate Resort has been the home to dream weddings amid the grandeur of the exquisite 330-acre property. Whether an intimate wedding luncheon on the Mediterranean villa Chateau Noel’s loggia, a Hearst Castle-esque ceremony down a grand staircase toward a 1920s-style swimming pool, a casual outdoor fete near the equestrian pavilion, or an elaborate three-day resort exclusive, Stonepine takes delight in producing each couple’s fantasy wedding.
The exquisite gardens, including the Rose Garden walkway, offer romantic settings for wedding ceremonies and make Stonepine a premier site for family mergers with names such as Heinz, Bronfman and Happel. The grand lawns are perfect for elegant receptions, whether tented or open-air. The French-trained staff has earned a reputation for their exemplary service, and has been a favorite for Nicolette Sheridan, Brooke Shields and Andre Agassi, among others. The resort offers a variety of exquisite and perfectly romantic locales for wedding and reception locations, accommodating 25-250 people.
Enthralled couples can opt for a traditional estate wedding ceremony and exchange vows on The Loggia at Chateau Noel, or instead choose the formal living room for the resort’s signature understated elegance. The Waterfall Pavilion, with rolling oak hills in the distance provides the perfect backdrop for an intimate ceremony. Another popular choice among brides and grooms is the country style wedding, utilizing the garden gazebo at the Paddock House which overlooks a picturesque polo field along the lower Carmel River valley followed by dinner and dancing celebration in the nearby Lamplight Pavilion.
For a fairly tale-like wedding setting, the resort’s Renaissance-style raised swimming pool is bordered by the neo-classical Wedding Gardens featuring a grand staircase connecting the Wisteria Terrace patio above to the Cherub of the Swan Fountain below. Magnolia trees, camellias and roses by the fountain give way to the citrus and olive trees poolside. No bridal entrance is complete without sauntering across the estate lawn in one of the resort’s antique horse-drawn carriages. At Stonepine, the possibilities are endless!