Unforgettable Events



Your Wedding at The Barns . . .

Your wedding day at The Barns will begin in the Jockey’s Loft. You and your wedding party will sip champagne, enjoy light fare while you leisurely prepare for the day you’ve dreamed of your entire life.

As you prepare for the day, our team will be too! The Barns’ wedding venue team will put everything in place as you pictured – the perfect ceremony and reception layout, your personal signage, table décor and special touches will all be in place just as you and your fiancé envisioned. Delicious smells from our kitchen begin wafting through the air as the chefs prepare your customized menu, from your hors d’oeuvres to your late-night snack, each are presented beautifully for all your guests to enjoy.

Soon you’ll see your guests start to arrive. They will be welcomed with pre-ceremony drinks as they are led to their seats by our team. Not only will you feel the buzz of excitement in the air but you can overhear snippets of conversation as they float up to your preparation suite.

You make your way down from the Jockey’s Loft and through the beautifully restored barn doors to your ceremony under the centuries old oak trees.

After the ceremony, your photographer will scurry you off to take photographs of these precious memories. Whether in the Orchard, next to the roses or in front of the carefully restored adobe walls, there are plenty of the fabulous locations near The Barns and surrounding areas. While you are taking photos, your guests are offered your handpicked beverage selections and relish in the hors d’oeuvres they’ve been smelling during the ceremony.

Your guests will eagerly find their seats in anticipation of your grand entrance as The Newlyweds!  After being welcomed by your closest family and friends you will sit down to enjoy the thoughtfully prepared menu you selected. Once dinner concludes and your drinks are refilled, the celebration continues with dancing and more treasured moments!

Setting the Stage for your Wedding Venue

From lanterns hanging in the grand old oaks to era reminiscent furnishings, from exquisitely adorned farm tables to period lighting, from rafter drapery to barn siding flowers, imagine your big day appear before you. Let the following real wedding photos from The Barns at Cooper Molera inspire you.


Your Corporate Event at The Barns . . .

An event at The Barns is more than food, cocktails and service. While those aspects are guaranteed to be exceptional, your guests will have the added pleasure of experiencing a unique and historical setting right in the heart of downtown Monterey. Our beautifully restored event venue offers the ideal setting for many sized gatherings and can accommodate up to 600 people.

With history dating back to the early 1800s, The Barns at Cooper Molera is a departure from the usual corporate event and meeting environment. Add a guided tour and your guests will learn how this remarkable place represents a layered history of the families who lived in and built Monterey from its early years as the political and commercial capital of Alta California Territory through the “birth” of the State of California.

The Barns brings a new special events venue experience for hosting your various corporate events in Monterey, some of which might be:

  • Product Launch Events
  • Business Receptions
  • Client Appreciation Dinners
  • Fundraisers
  • Galas
  • Team Building Retreat
  • Conferences
  • Exhibitions
  • Board Meetings
  • Award Dinners
  • Company Parties


Offering an award-winning catering menu, The Barns at Cooper provides exceptional cuisine and service for our customers. Packages include full-service catering and bar service, event coordination and upgraded decor rental options to make your event unique. The Barns team will assist you in turning all of your even day visions into a reality with their unrivaled customer service and avid attention to detail. The catering team will wow you and your guests with their fine casual cuisine. The Barns at Cooper provides china, flatware, barware, glassware, linens, tables, chairs, heaters and more. Our special event venue offers the ideal setting for many sized gatherings and can accommodate up to 600 people.