The Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel

Wedding Venue & Officiants

Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel

Classical elegance and charm…

Tucked away amidst an oasis of majestic redwood trees, lush gardens, a tranquil pond with turtles, and unique wishing well, The Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel offers an enchanting wedding venue in beautiful Monterey, complete with numerous wedding photo opportunities.

married couple

The chapel boasts elegance with its unique wooden arched doorways and timeless stone fireplace. Gentle hues of cream, gold, and white mingle with soft lighting and candlelight adding to its intimate charm. Picture windows overlook and frame the beautiful Redwood Trees and gazebo garden area.

Fully decorated, The Monterey Stone Chapel is equipped with a sound system for ceremony music and a private changing room. Reverend Patt O’Brien or Reverend Sherilyn Russo will help you through the process of booking the chapel, officiating your ceremony, issuing your marriage license, and booking a photographer or videographer if needed. Outside marriage officiants are always welcome.

Experience stress free, affordable wedding ceremonies in the classical elegance and charm of The Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel.
Ask us about our romantic, candle light evening ceremonies!
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Outdoor Gazebo Garden Weddings


fountain outside the chapel and tarpy's roadhouse

Enjoy the ambiance of an outdoor garden ceremony at our romantic gazebo. Breathe in the aromas of nature as you exchange your wedding vows nestled among the trees and colorful gardens. Chairs may be set up for an additional fee. This enchanting venue can accommodate 50 seated or 100 standing.

The grounds are shared with Tarpy’s Restaurant, our on-site neighbors, who feature a five star menu and award winning wine list. Tarpy’s offers private and semiprivate rooms to accommodate wedding parties of all sizes.

Marriage Licenses

Issued at a moment’s  notice…

A By-the-Sea Wedding is authorized by the County of Monterey to issue the California Confidential Marriage License.
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Off-Site Ceremonies

Oceanside Locations

Imagine standing 50 feet above the rugged Monterey coastline with crashing waves below as you exchange marriage vows.

park in monterey

...or perhaps you would prefer a beach wedding with your toes in the white sands of Carmel Beach. Picture the cerulean blue ocean landscape laid out behind you as the sun sets into the bay…

A By the Sea Wedding in association with The Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel can make your dreams come true. We offer ministers and officiants who will offer sensitive care in handling your wedding needs.

There are numerous grassy park areas in Pacific Grove along the water with Cypress Trees framing the breathtaking Monterey Bay. Sea otters and other marine life can often by witnessed creating a memorable wedding experience. In addition to oceanside wedding settings, we can recommend other locations in the Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove area, such as quaint bed & breakfast Inns, five star resorts, and historical courtyard gardens.

We are flexible with dates, times, and locations within the Monterey area. We cater to couples of all cultures, beliefs, and preferences. If you have any suggestions for personalizing your ceremony, just let us know.

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Receptions On-Site

At Tarpy’s Roadhouse

On site Receptions are available at Tarpy’s Restaurant, located on the premises. Tarpy’s features Five Star Californian-American Country Cuisine using only the freshest ingredients. With a full bar and an award winning wine list your reception or rehearsal dinner is sure to be a unique and memorable experience.

Private rooms, banquet facilities, and catering available.

Please call a Banquet Specialist at 831-655-2999 for wedding reception assistance or 831-647-1444 for restaurant reservations.

Services & Fees: Chapel, Gazebo or Off Site Weddings...

What's your perfect ceremony?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to reserve a time for your wedding. It is best to call us directly as we check e-mail sporadically.

  • A By the Sea Wedding
    & The Monterey Stone Marriage Chapel
    2999 Monterey Salinas Hwy., Ste.3
    Monterey, CA 93940

  • FAX: (831) 646-0971