Some time ago, we featured a Sikh wedding that was not performed at a Gurdwara. Instead the wedding ceremony was outdoors at a resort in Southern California. (Check out our tips for Non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj). The couple wanted to have a traditional Sikh wedding ceremony while taking advantage of the gorgeous SoCal weather, so they had to figure out how to seat guests comfortably on the ground.
The venue’s ceremony space was an open field of grass. They worked with the team at KUMBA Entertainment to make a floor out of plywood that was covered with carpet.
Note: not every venue will allow this as it has the potential to damage their grass. Not only that but they can’t water that area for a couple days beforehand either. In fact, at this wedding, the bride shared that literally the minute the ceremony was finished, the venue’s staff moved in to tend to the grass.
ProTip:For a Sikh wedding, designate a place for shoes since they cannot be work during the ceremony. You don’t want a bunch of shoes in your wedding photos!
ProTip: Also nice, as you can see in the photo below, they placed matching pillows across the ceremony space.
Enjoy the full wedding feature which also has a link to their video, so you can see more details of the ceremony. You might enjoy this wedding too. The couple did a Sikh ceremony as well as a Hindu ceremony on the beach in Phuket, Thailand.
The Hilton Waterfront Resort in Huntington Beach, has their brand new Vista Lawn which seats 400 guests with views of the Pacific Ocean.
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach has the Lighthouse Courtyard with ocean views. The Lighthouse Courtyard is surrounded by grass, so they may have some policies regarding flooring on top of the grass.
Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach is newer to Indian weddings and has a private ceremony lawn overlooking the yachts in the marina. The outdoor ceremony space here is also comprised of grass. Below you see a photo of the entrance arch into the ceremony venue and ShaadiShop mascot and dashing groom, Kuljit modeling for us. 🙂 And below, Kuljit is enjoying the marina view from that ceremony space.
City National Grove of Anaheim is a unique venue with a concrete, outdoor ceremony space in front of the venue. In the photo below you can see the ceremony space which the area underneath the arch. You can customize the marquees above the archwith photos of the couple! How cool is that?
For couples seeking to have an outdoor Sikh wedding ceremony, it is possible to arrange floor seating that will be comfortable for you and your guests.
If your venue’s ceremony space has grass, the venue might have some policies and procedures around putting flooring on top
There are several venues in Southern California with plenty of large, outdoor spaces that are beautiful for a Sikh wedding ceremony.
Looking for a venue? Contact me as that’s what ShaadiShop specializes in!
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! 🙂
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