Weddings at Hearst Castle

Question: Can You have a wedding at the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
Answer: you can, though it’ll cost you to reserve the Herst Castle for your wedding.

Weddings at Hearst Castle

The hilltop estate may be reserved for special events when it is not in conflict with our regularly scheduled tours. Every special event at the Castle must include an educational or interpretive element which means that every event must have a tour associated with it. All events are held outdoors on one of the Castle’s many picturesque terraces

Special events fall into one of two categories:

  • Parties of 1 – 50 people with the event lasting no longer than 3 hours.
  • Parties of 51 – 250 people or events lasting longer than 3 hours.

Pricing for a special event for 1 – 50 people that is no longer than 3 hours is $10,000, plus a $1,000 non-refundable deposit, plus a $100 non-refundable fee to schedule the event, plus the staff reimbursement cost. For events for 51 – 250 people, or for events lasting longer than 3 hours, the special use fee for the event is $20,000, plus a $2,000 non-refundable deposit, plus a $100 non-refundable fee to schedule the event, plus the staff reimbursement cost.

Staff costs include personnel costs for guides, security, maintenance, buses and any other staff personnel that are required to successfully accomplish your event. Catering costs would be in addition to these costs. Insurance for up to one million dollars per occurrence is also required.


Reservations must be made at least 16 weeks in advance.

For complete Information please contact Lisa McGurrin at Hearst Castle 805-927-2070

Here’s a video from YouTube which shows you the inside and outside of Hearst Castle, in case you are thinking of  having your wedding at Hearst Castle.

Getting to Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is located on the majestic Central Coast of California. Nestled in the hills at San Simeon, the Castle sits halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles and is approximately a five hour drive from either of these metropolitan areas. Be sure to check local road conditions.


Hearst Castle is located on California Highway 1, about halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Approximately 230 miles.

From Los Angeles

Take U.S. Highway 101 north to San Luis Obispo, then California Highway 1 north about 39 miles. (approximately 4.5 hours).

From San Francisco

Take U.S. 101 south to California Highway 46, then west on 46 to California Highway 1 and north about 13 miles (250 miles total, approximately 5 hours)

From Monterey

Take California Highway 1 South (about 93 miles) to Hearst Castle. Please allow extra time for Highway 1 which is windy and narrow. Or take Highway 68 East to Highway 101 South then Highway 46 West to California Highway 1 North to the Castle, about 130 miles total.


750 Hearst Castle Road, San Simeon, CA 93452-9740

Hearst Castle is a State Park

The California State Park’s very best is represented by their locations in and around Hearst Castle. From W.R. Memorial State Beach and San Simeon State Park to the Elephant Seals and Hearst Castle itself, some of the finest parks and campgrounds in California are located within a short distance from the feature attraction. Come enjoy the best that California Department of Parks and Recreation has to offer, come visit the Hearst Castle Historical Monument.

This listing is provided for the eduction of our visitors and is current as of 9/4/10.  Please contact Hearst Castle for current rates and terms & conditions.   Hearst Castle is a State Park and not a member of the Bridal Association.  Hearst Castle”, “Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument”  are registered trademarks of Hearst Castle®/California State Parks. ©2001-2009 California State Parks