Venue Feature: The Club at Pasadera

Monterey Wedding Venue barn door with spanish textured walls against green background

Welcome to one of our newest series of local venue features! The first venue we’re featuring is The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club. It is a romantic Spanish inspired wedding venue and perhaps Monterey’s best hidden gem…

Entryway with three tier fountain spanish hacienda with vine covered walls
Spanish inspired tiles on wall with small leaf details


The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club, is an up and coming venue in Monterey, California. Purchased from HNA airlines by a group of investors and members, they re-branded in November 2018.

The last time I was at the Club at Pasadera was to photograph a luxury dreamy wedding. When I visited the property today, it was just as breathtaking as before.

Lush Monterey Golf Course and entryway to the Club at Pasadera
Vintage furniture in nook, plant details covering walls
Spanish style courtyard with wooden patio furniture and fireplace
Large cathedral window overlooking the golf course

Vibes: Unbuttoned Luxury

As soon as you enter through the gate, lush green hills surround you as you wind towards the clubhouse. You pass the iconic trickling fountain and the lush landscape of succulent and palms. The Spanish inspired architecture captivates you as you note the vines climbing the walls. You find yourself drawn to the romantic arching entryway and the beautiful wooden doors. Little details catch your eye: Spanish tiles tracing the fireplace, antique books stacked on shelves, and vintage furniture interspersed in the lounge area.

The walls of the building are a photographer’s dream, like painted backdrops made perfectly for brides. There are so many places to envision a bride: the large arching cathedral window and the courtyard with string lights. Even the perfectly manicured golf course that overlooks the Santa Lucia Mountains has a beautiful oak tree.

Golf course in Monterey with large oak tree and spanish hacienda
Outdoor lounge with wooden rocking chairs
Old Oak Tree in the golf course

Bride Report

The Club at Pasadera has a five bedroom lodge with impeccable lighting. There are two to three options for rooms to get ready in, two different outdoor ceremony sites to choose from, and various reception spaces.

Perhaps the most notable reason to choose The Club at Pasadera, besides the charm of the property, is to get to know Allyson, the Event and Wedding Manager. She is immediately likable, can make you laugh within five minutes, and has years of experience within the industry. Originally from MPCC, with prior experience at Eventscapes and Shadowbrook, she commits to serving the bride in every way possible, from greeting them to get ready to holding her dress before she walks down the aisle.

The Club at Pasadera also has incredible food from Chef Colin Moody, who used to work at MPCC. He was “once mentored by Roland Henin, the only French-born certified master chef in America, and the inspiration behind some of the most renowned chefs in the world, including Thomas Keller of French Laundry fame (Monterey Herald)”. Known for his recent pop-up dinners, Chef Colin Moody creates dining experiences not easily forgotten.

Indoor with vintage furniture and piano and outdoor chimney
Indoor reception room with wooden ceiling beams


Brides do not have to be a member to have their wedding here! This venue can accommodate a bride’s entire weekend of Friday night rehearsal, Saturday weddings, and Sunday brunch!

I would love to work with any bride that chooses this venue! Feel free to contact me here.

Venue: The Club at Pasadera

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