About Carmel by the Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea is an amazing, European-style village nestled above a picturesque white-sand beach where everything is within walking distance from your charming hotel or inn. Carmel area offers world-class restaurants, galleries and beaches.

On the day of the wedding, we will provide transportation from several hotel locations in Carmel to the wedding venue on the Old 5th Tee (ceremony) over looking Stillwater Cove. The reception is a short walk down the hill to the Beach and Tennis Club at Pebble Beach. At the end of the evening, complimentary shuttles will return you to your hotel or car. Complimentary parking also is available at the Lodge at Pebble Beach with free shuttle service to the Old 5th Tee.

October is high season for Carmel. We strongly recommend securing hotel rooms ASAP.


Pine Inn
Monte Verde St, between Ocean Avenue and Lincoln St, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923, United States
(831) 624-3851

Standard queens at $206.00 per night plus tax
King ocean views at $242.00 per night plus tax

Tradewinds Carmel Hotel
Mission Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923, United States
(831) 624-2776

Rooms from $325

Cypress Inn
Lincoln Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
(831) 624-3871
La Playa Hotel Carmel-By-The-Sea
Camino Real & 8th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
(831) 293-6100

Rooms from $649

The Dolphin Inn
4th & San Carlos Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923, United States
(831) 624-5356

Rooms from $189

Svendsgaard's Inn
San Carlos Street & 4th Ave, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923, United States
(831) 624-1511

Rooms from $209

The Lodge at Pebble Beach
1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953, United States
(800) 877-0597

Rooms from $790

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Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn
between 5th and 6th Avenues, Junipero Street, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921, United States
(831) 624-1831

From $179/night

Best Western Carmel's Town House Lodge
Corner of and San Carlos St Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921
(831) 624-1261

From $199


San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
San Francisco, CA 94128, United States

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is ~ 115 miles from Pebble Beach/Carmel-by-the-Sea (about 2.5 hours driving).


**There is HEAVY southbound traffic on Hwy 101 weekdays between 3-7pm. This can add 1-2 hours to your drive time.**

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY)
200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey, CA 93940, United States

Monterey Regional Airport (MRY) is ~10 miles from Pebble Beach/Carmel-by-the-Sea. This small airport is serviced by major airlines (United, American, Alaska, US Airways, etc.).

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC)
1701 Airport Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95110, United States

Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is ~80 miles from Pebble Beach/Carmel-by-the-Sea (about 1.5 hours driving).


**There is HEAVY southbound traffic on Hwy 101 weekdays between 3-7pm. This can add 1-2 hours to your drive time.**

Things to Do

17 Mile Drive
17 Mile Drive, Pacific Grove, CA, United States

17 Mile Drive is a scenic road through Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove, which hugs the Pacific coastline and passes famous golf courses, mansions and scenic attractions. Stop and walk along the beach. The $10 entrance fee should be waived if you tell the gate guard you are guests of the Loarie / Boitnott Wedding at the Beach and Tennis Club.

Point Lobos State Park within 17 Mile Drive is well worth the stop, great hiking venue, 831-649-4909

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, United States

Carmel-by-the-Sea is a charming town filled with multiple shops, galleries and restaurants. Walk down Ocean Avenue, take your shoes off and run into the Pacific Ocean.


Quail Lodge Golf Club ‪8205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel, 93923, 831-624-2888

Carmel Valley Ranch Golf Course ‪1 Old Ranch Road, Carmel, ‪93923, 831 626-2510

Rancho Canada Golf Club ‪4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel, ‪93923, 800-536-9459

Pebble Beach Golf Courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay, Del Monte Golf Course, & Peter Hay Golf Course) 866-939-7356

Big Sur
Big Sur, Monterey County, CA, United States

Big Sur is a fabulous 20-mile drive along the coast on Highway 1. Stop at Nepenthe (48510 Hwy 1, 831-667-2345) for a great view and an ambrosia burger.


Monarch (Butterfly) Grove Sanctuary 250 Ridge Rd, Pacific Grove, CA 831-648-5761 www.pgmuseum.org October is the beginning of high season for Monarch Butterflies.

Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940 831-648-4800, adult admission $39.95, excellent aquarium well worth the admission price.


Monterey Bay Sailing 78 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 831-372-7245 www.montereysailing.com

Kayaking / Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Adventures By The Sea 1576 Cypress Dr Del Monte Forest, CA 93953, 831-372-1807 paddle in Stillwater Cove at Pebble Beach with views of Point Lobos and Carmel Bay

Monterey Bay Kayaks 800-649-5357


Bay Bikes Barnyard Shopping Village, 3600 The Barnyard, Carmel, 831-624-7433

Adventures By The Sea 831-372-1807 1576 Cypress Dr, Del Monte Forest, CA

Aquarian at Bay Bikes 486 Washington St., Monterey 93940 831-375-2144


Asilomar Coast Trail www.parks.ca.gov/asilomar

Garland Ranch State Reserve www.mprpd.org /index.cfm/id/19/Garland-Ranch- Regional-Park/

Point Lobos State Reserve 831-649-4904 within 17 Mile Drive www.parks.ca.gov/pointlobos

Horseback Riding

Pebble Beach Equestrian Center 3300 Portola Rd, Pebble Beach, 877-850-0983, www.pebblebeach.com/activities/explore-the-monterey-peninsula/visitor- guide/equestrian-center


Lodge at Pebble Beach Spa 1700 17-Drive Mile Drive 888-565-7615


Central California has a good variety of beaches, which cater to all skill levels. Some of the best beaches are in Santa Cruz, including Steamers Lane, a local favorite. There's Cowells, an excellent beginner's spot located inside a cove at Steamers, which serves up an easy, rolling right that's good for novices.

Carmel is a more intermediate/advanced area in a half-mile protected stretch with many left and right beach breaks that change constantly. Watch out for heavy shore pound and riptides. When Carmel's conditions are good, there are clear blue tubes to be had.

Weather averages 65° (day) and 48° (night)

October is the best time of year in Pebble Beach, but please bring a very warm jacket or wrap just in case :) It can get very windy and chilly.

Our short ceremony will be outside, followed by an indoor/outdoor cocktail hour. The dinner will be indoors in a beautiful room surrounded by the ocean on all sides except one.

Wedding Day Transport
Shuttle to and from our wedding venue

Shuttles will be available to transport guests to the Old 5th Tee at Pebble Beach for the wedding. Pick-up times are listed below.

Please be prompt. The shuttles will leave on time.

Guests staying at the hotels listed below are already included on the pick-up list. For non-hotel guests, if you wish to be added to a hotel pick-up list for one of these hotels, please call Tani Presler 831-915-5258 for advance reservations or on the day of the wedding, call dispatcher Stephanie Castro 831-905-7705.

Shuttle Pick-up Times and Locations

Carmel Lodge 4:00PM

Best Western Carmel Town House Lodge 4:00PM

Sea View Inn Camino Real 4:00PM

Carmel County Inn 4:00PM

Tradewinds 4:05PM

Svendsgaard's 4:10PM

Clarion Collection 4:10PM

Carmel Inn & Suites 4:15PM

Adobe Inn 4:15PM

Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn 4:20PM

Pine Inn 4:20PM

Best Western Plus Carmel Bay View Inn 4:20PM

Cypress Inn 4:25PM

L'Auberge 4:30PM

Shuttle Returns

Shuttles will be running from the Beach and Tennis Club back to Carmel hotels at regular intervals throughout the evening.

Directions & Parking

Please feel free to drive your own vehicle. Follow signs to 17 Mile Drive to access the Pebble Beach Guest Entrance. Inform the gate guard for 17 Mile Drive you are attending the Loarie / Boitnott Wedding at the Beach and Tennis Club. The $10 entry fee will be waived.

At the manned arrival kiosk, there will be signage directing you to complimentary parking for the Loarie / Boitnott Wedding. There will be complimentary parking shuttles every 8 minutes beginning at 4:15PM that will take guests from the parking garage to the ceremony site at the Old 5th Tee. It is also a short walk ~10 min; not recommended in high heels.

17 Mile Drive
Waiving Fees

To waive the $10 fee for 17 Mile Drive, inform the gate guards at any entrance that you are attending the Loarie / Boitnott Wedding. The entry fee will be waived. If the gate guard is uncertain, say you have an appointment with Daryl Griffith, our wedding planner.

Babysitting Services

VIP Babysitting Solutions, insured 800-838-2787

Just in case

Jennifer Kirsch (Wedding Coordinator) 831-625-8413

Daryl Griffith (Wedding Coordinator) 831-625-8502

Connie Loarie (Mother of the Bride) 650-704-1272