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Bernardus Lodge & Spa

P.O. Box 80 415 W. Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA, CA
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(831) 658-3597
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4.7 out of 5
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  • 23 Reviews


    Katie Chamberlin

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  • Bernardus Lodge was a dream wedding destination! Stacey and the entire Bernardus staff went above and beyond to make our wedding wonderful for our family and friends. Our family and friends are still raving about the food, wine, garden, and staff. Many of our family and friends also stayed at Bernardus and loved it - especially the pool and dining! Stacey is so responsive, organized, and kind. She always had an answer to our questions and personalized the entire experience for us. We didn't worry about a thing on our wedding day thanks to Stacey. We highly recommend choosing Bernardus for your wedding! It was perfect!

    Louise

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  • We knew we wanted to have a wedding experience that included the expansive ocean off Carmel Beach and the beautiful warmth and forested hills of Carmel Valley. After extensive research and visits to at least 4 other potential venues, we were completely taken by Bernardus’s gardens, simple elegance, and wonderful team. The ceremony space was exactly the size and feel we sought, including the winding path through lavender and beehives, through the geometric rose beds and bubbling fountains. The food and wine were also incredible. We opted for an all-vegetarian menu and even our meat-eating guests were effusive about the quality and flavors. The hall for dinner and dancing were well-suited to our needs as well and the staff were amazingly kind and professional. In particular, Nicole Cabantac, our main point of contact and coordinator the day of our wedding was an endlessly warm, responsive, and thoughtful guide through a complex and at times overwhelming process. She laid out all th... Read more

    Molly

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding was in October of 2018. My family and I have been coming to Carmel for 15+ years and even as a little girl, I always pictured myself getting married at Bernardus. So it was a dream come true when we chose them for our venue! Our coordinator was Stacey Clapp and I have to say, she deserves an award. I probably sent her 100 emails with random questions about every little thing for a year and she was ALWAYS so helpful and sweet. She is definitely meant to be a wedding coordinator. Everything else about our experience with Bernardus was incredible as well. It is, of course, an expensive venue but in my opinion, it was worth it! They did everything to make our wedding day feel magical. Our ceremony was in the garden, cocktail hour on the game lawn, dinner on the Lucia patio, and dancing inside the ballroom. Each location was beautiful and perfect but I think the garden ceremony MADE the event. It was amazing. We received so many compliments from guests that it was the be... Read more

    Matt and Kaela

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wedding was in September of 2017. Wow. I was honestly stunned at how beautiful the Rose Garden was, and was SO pleased at how well Bernardus handled the details. Even though it was Nillybeth’s first wedding at Bernardus, it was literally flawless. She went out of her way to make things work—like getting the suite early enough for us to take pictures in—and was super responsible and friendly. She was incredibly helpful with all my questions and concerns, and was organized enough to cover my difficulty with that subject. :P Everything went so smoothly, and we were treated incredibly well. The Vineyard Villa Suite we stayed in was honestly fairy-tale worthy. It was easily the most beautiful place I’ve ever stayed in. It was gorgeous, I almost can’t even describle how luxe and amazing it was. The awesome outdoor-indoor shower was a big hit! The wedding staff handled absolutely everything during the wedding, and it was so seamless and effortless for us. Food and cake... Read more

    Rebecca

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  • Bernardus was an absolutely lovely venue to get married at—I cannot say enough great things! Our venue coordinator, Stacey Clapp, was an angel, and probably the best vendor we worked with in this whole process. Always so friendly, cheerful, competent, and able to help us with whatever we needed and answer all our questions. The venue was stunning, and the perfect setting for the romantic garden wedding we envisioned. Stacey helped us tailor the menu to exactly what we wanted, communicating with the chef and pastry chef to handle special requests including creating a custom appetizer, and providing a cookies & milk dessert bar. (Also, it was ALL SO TASTY!! We got a ton of compliments on the food and drinks). Day of, everything was executed flawlessly, and Stacey easily adjusted our plan to deal with it being chillier than expected, providing blankets and outdoor heaters to make our dinner in the garden cozy and lovely. The whole experience—the weekend, leading up to it, h... Read more

    User5446648

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  • Stacey Clapp, our wedding coordinator was amazing. Not a detail was missed and I couldn't imagine a more perfect romantic place to host a wedding. I highly recommend Bernardus for anyone looking to host a Fete event! Your guests will be stunned at the beauty of the wedding garden & property.

    User4497824

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  • We had an amazing wedding at the Bernardus. The entire staff was wonderful to work with, specifically Katie Rupp who is the wedding coordinator on staff. The whole team was professional, responsive, flexible, and took care of the entire day so seamlessly! The venue is gorgeous and honestly, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding. Thank you!

    Tracy

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  • The best hotel experience of my life. From the fresh brewed coffee and wine delivered to the room upon arrival to the very necessary umbrellas scattered around the resort for use by all guests, Bernardus provided everything we needed, when we needed it. I would not only recommend this venue to everyone I know as a wedding venue, but this hotel will absolutely be a location for many more vacation for my husband and me.

    User3080228

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  • Bernardus Lodge is beautiful and relatively small and private. It was awesome for our wedding for around 45 people. The venue was able to do all the catering we wanted including our cake (All Amazing!!), though it was our option. And the entire staff was so friendly and awesome! Even the housekeeper who stopped to freshen my room on the wedding morning was excited and wrapped me in a great big hug of congratulations!!

    Mika

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  • For the first time my husband I walked into this place, we knew that this is where we are gonna get married. I am SO glad that we chose here! What is most important thing about your wedding? Flexibility - Bernardus Lodge does only one wedding per day. You get to pick your own time line. Entire stuff at Bernardus Lodge will focus on you and your day only. Scenery - Bernardus Lodge is surrounded by beautiful valley and mountain. 360 degree. They have grapevine, pool, loan, beautiful indoor/outdoor fireplace...on site restaurant, natural flowers and trees everywhere. It's stunningly beautiful. You have ceremony at little garden, cocktail hour at loan, guest can enjoy playing bocce game...and reception inside hall. It's so nice to go one place to another in one event. Food - Hands down, the best wedding food I ever ate. There is no question that food is important. Bernardus Lodge executed this to perfection. Hor devours has great selection, and dinner is served as presidential style! Y... Read more

    Renee

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  • Bernardus is a beautiful property. The staff went above and beyond to make sure that our day was special. Everything was more than we had hoped for.

    Brittney

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  • My husband and I were married at Bernardus Lodge this past April and it was the first event they held at the space since the remodel. We were both a little nervous about whether the space would be completley ready for our event, but the staff at Bernardus worked tirelessly and everything came together to perfectly in the end. The remodel is absolutely stunning and the level of service and professionalism was nothing short of 5 star. My husband and I, plus a number of our guests stayed in the rooms and they were very stylish while also being cozy and inviting. The spa was really spectacular and serene, it was a great place to destress. I really can't speak highly enough about the staff, both over the course of our stay and on the day of the wedding. An event that can be very stressful was made much less so thanks to their hospitality and professionalism. If you are looking in the Carmel/Monterey area, then add Bernardus Lodge to your list. We'll be coming back for years to come to reme... Read more

    User3269349

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  • Great venue only issue we had was there was a major ownership change, but that has all settled out and should be great going forward.

    Shery

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  • The location: My guests were stunned at the beauty of the wedding garden. We did the ceremony facing the mountains rather than on the wedding terrace. The mountain view was breath taking. The food: 5 stars. I am from NYC area and am a foodie. With that in mind , my standards are pretty high. We had the risotto balls, Blt sandwiches, lobster spring rolls, pizzas, and lamb chops. The guests raved about the risotto balls and lamb chops the most. . The mushroom soup is absolutely to die for. . We had the filet and sea bass for dinner. So many of my guests told me it was the best wedding food , steak, and fish they ever had. A few told me they could have been eating in a fancy steak house and would not know the difference. Bernardus does not use hot plates or food warmers. The food is made, plated and brought to the table. The staff: Every one here is so helpful from the minute you get in. The valet is right there to help with cars and bags. Our banquet captain Colin executed the f... Read more

    User2708968

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  • An absolutely stunning resort, we had our ceremony in the garden, cocktail hour on the croquest lawn, and dinner back in the garden. Bernardus staff is the highest caliber, and made every aspect of our day unforgettable and even beyond our expectations. The food is amazing - chef cal stamenov is a great talent. We maxed it out at about 150 guests, so it is only for smaller events, but the intimacy is what makes it special.

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