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Venue Feature: Quail Lodge and Golf Club

Barn at Quail Lodge
Quail Lodge and Golf Club lake rooms
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Lake Quail Lodge Golf Course Carmel Valley

What first stood out to me about Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge and Golf Club is their stellar staff. They were so friendly, approachable, kind, and open to all couples! Moreover, when I met with the General Manager and some of the staff, it was nothing but a delight! From a photographer’s perspective- and especially as a local Carmel wedding photographer- there are various locations to the property. To name a few, there are the meadows, ballroom, barn, and golf course. Read on to learn about Quail Lodge and Golf Club and what they offer.

Tell me about your property.

Quail Lodge’s 850-acres of natural beauty is located on the sunny side of Carmel. We provide clear-blue California sunshine and mild temperatures nearly year-round complemented by cool valley breezes that meander through surrounding Santa Lucia Mountains.

There are:

  • 93 naturally luxurious California-ranch designed guestrooms and suites
  • an award-winning 18-hole championship golf course
  • an array of on-site activities and amenities (with no added resort fee!)
  • private indoor spaces with walls of windows
  • natural light perfect for rehearsal dinners and receptions
  • a secluded outdoor wedding venue with expansive lawn
  • picturesque barn and
  • sparkling pond with a water feature.

Quail is the perfect wedding venue for experiencing the peace and tranquility of the countryside.

At a Glance Quail Lodge
Meadow landscape photographing at Quail Lodge
Golf Course Quail Lodge

Are there any notable amenities?

Quail Lodge offers a free night stay for the wedding couple. Included in all overnight stays, and without an additional resort fee, are complimentary WiFi Internet, overnight parking, access to the lodge’s heated outdoor swimming pool, dedicated fitness areas, the Lodge’s all-grass 9-hole putting course, sand bocce ball court, steam room, and a variety of online newspapers via our PressReader app.

The Barn, which is the ceremony site, offers a unique staging area for the wedding party to get ready at on the day of the event. They are adjacent (within easy walking distance) to the ceremony itself.

Lastly, Quail Lodge is one of the few venues in the Carmel/Carmel Valley area for which the couple has an opportunity to contract a block of on-site guestrooms for your wedding guests based on availability at the time of booking.

Greenery Quail Lodge
Hidden Pathways wedding venue

Describe the Wedding Packages you offer:


  • Fresh Baked Gayle’s Artisan Rolls
  • Champagne/Sparkling Cider Toast
  • Complimentary Cake Cutting and Service
  • Carmel Valley Roasting Co. Coffee & Mighty Leaf Tea
  • Floor Length Table Linens on Guest Dining Tables
  • In-House Floor Length Table Linens on All Additional Tables
  • Colored Accenting Linen Napkin*
  • Bar Set-Up Fee*
  • Head Table or Sweetheart Table
  • Guest Tables and Chairs
  • Dance Floor and Stage
  • Additional Tables for Place Cards, Guest Book and Cake
  • Finest in China, Glass, and Silver
  • Votive Candles for Guest Tables
  • Complimentary Guest Room for the Couple on the Wedding Night
  • Complimentary Menu Tasting


$165.00 per person buffet I $155.00 per person plated

  • Cheers to the Happy Couple – Complimentary Bubbly at conclusion of Ceremony
  • Choice of Three Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvres
  • Two Hours Premium Hosted Bar
  • Wine Service During Dinner
  • Breakfast for two the day after wedding


$135.00 per person buffet I $125.00 per person plated

  • Selection of Three Hors d’oeuvres Tray Passed
  • One Hour Premium Hosted Bar
  • Wine Service with Dinner
  • Floor Length Table Linens on Guest Dining Tables


$110.00 per person buffet I $100.00 per person plated

  • Selection of Three Hors d’oeuvres Tray Passed
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Tell us about the most unique wedding experience you’ve seen on your property?

All of our weddings are unique. We offer standard packages that can be tailored to the unique needs of each couple or can create bespoke packages completely customized to the needs of the couple. Indoor or outdoor, large or small, traditional or non-traditional, we are here to assist you through it all! 

Bridges photography Quail Lodge Carmel Valley wedding venue
Trees Carmel California

What do you want to see brides do more of in 2020?

Get married at Quail! No matter your budget, we can work with you to provide you with the perfect day. Ultimately, the natural beauty of Quail Meadows makes it perfect for simple, elegant weddings with minimal décor. It is also expansive enough for larger, more elaborate set-ups as well!

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Quail Lodge Meandering Trails Carmel California

Lastly, is there something you’d like to emphasize about your venue?

We understand that our couples are busy. We try our best to maximize your time by utilizing our experienced Sales Manager to assist with planning your perfect rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception complemented by seamless service, legendary attention to detail, and superb local cuisine. And, one of the best parts, is that we host most items in-house, which helps reduce the number of outside vendors and hours of unnecessary planning!

What’s more, the barn at Quail Meadows is two stories and allows for the wedding party to spread out and relax while getting ready. The barn looks over the serene backdrop of the meadows and allows the wedding party to oversee the set up while getting ready. Additionally, the barn features individual mirrors and “stations,” so each member of the wedding party can have their own area to get ready at.

Overall, Quail Meadows is a hidden gem. You really have to see it to appreciate its full beauty. We offer one of the best values on the Monterey Peninsula, as we do not believe that quality and beauty must be compromised for affordability.

Quail Lodge Water and Natural Environement

Thank you, Quail! It’s been my delight to feature this lovely venue, and I can’t wait to photograph more gorgeous weddings here!

If you are getting married in Carmel Valley and choose Quail Lodge, I would love to photograph for you! Reach me here!

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