I'm trying to plan a wedding in Big Sur, after deciding having a big one at home on the East Coast was too expensive and stressful. Well, now I'm super stressed planning in Big Sur. Since places are booking up fast, is it unreasonable to have guests stay in Monterey or Carmel and drive to Big Sur for a wedding and reception? They would have to drive back at night. I thought it would be too much for them. Any thoughts? Also anyone know of any wedding locations overlooking the coast that don't cost 2000?? Paion is too expensive, Wind and Sea is booked up, I think Point 16 may be too expensive. Right now I want to do Pfeiffer Beach and Big Sur Bakery since that combo seems to be the most affordable, but I have heard the beach might not be good for a ceremony. At this point we are close to eloping and just spending all our wedding funds on two nights at Ventana Inn.