Indian wedding mandap Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

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  • Ceremony Capacity:
  • Waterfront Terrace: 250 guests
  • Ballroom: 350 guests
  • Reception Capacity:
  • Embassy Ballroom: 350 guests
  • Other ballrooms ranging from 110-160 guests

The Embassy Suites is the only hotel venue in the Peninsula with capacity for 350 guests and a waterfront ceremony venue. Additionally, the Embassy Suites’ pricing is very competitive.

The hotel is minutes from San Francisco International Airport, making it incredibly convenient for guests arriving from across the globe for your wedding. The Embassy Suites offers an airport shuttle. Self parking is $35 per day.

Hindu Weddings at Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Outdoors, yes. Indoors approved on case-by-case basis
Is a baraat allowed? Yes, car, horse, elephant
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the Embassy Suites can help you set up a room block at the hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? At the Embassy Suites or Kohl Mansion, also in Burlingame, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas or Indian restaurant banquet halls,.

The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront and Muhurats

The Embassy Suites, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. If you are ok with an indoor ceremony, they can be more flexible. Use the form below to request more info.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there are separate buffets or sections of the buffet for vegetarian, non-vegetarian, Swaminarayan etc. Also, ask your caterer to prepare dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Outdoors, yes. Indoors approved on case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, elephant.
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the resort will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the resort can discuss that and other options for serving breakfast to guests that are staying at the resort.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Have your sangeet at the Embassy Suites, the Jain Center of Northern California, or Kohl Mansion which is also in Burlingame.

While looking into venues, think about the logistics for yourself – where you’re staying and getting to/from venues as well as your guests arriving from the airport vs. from home in the Bay area and getting to a sangeet venue on a Friday evening.

The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront and Muhurats

The Embassy Suites, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. If you are ok with an indoor ceremony, they can be more flexible. Use the form below to request more info.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there are separate buffets or sections of the buffet for Jain food. Ask your caterer to prepare dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

This is a great venue for Muslim wedding nikah, shaadi, or walima, as the food and beverage is amongst the lowest with venues with waterfront views and capacity for 350 guests.

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Yes, car, horse, elephants.
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes and they will help set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

You could opt to have your nikah and/or shaadi at a nearby Masjid, followed by the Walima at the Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host it at the Embassy Suites or at nearby Kohl Mansion or alternatively at an Indian restaurant banquet hall, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Embassy Suites allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a halal menu and any other dietary requirements. Ask your caterer to prepare dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes, car, horse, elephants.
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the resort will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they can share options for serving breakfast for guests that are staying at the resort.

Anand Karaj at The Embassy Suites Waterfront SFO

Below are photos of other outdoor Anand Karaj ceremonies on a lawn, so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at an oceanfront Resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.
Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Closest Gurdwaras

If you prefer a traditional ceremony in a Gurdwara, the closest Gurdwara is the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib SF in San Bruno which is approximately 10 miles north of the hotel. You could have the Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara followed by the reception at the Embassy Suites.

The Embassy Suites SFO Waterfront and Muhurats

The Embassy Suites, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. If you are ok with an indoor ceremony, they can be more flexible. Use the form below to request more info.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at the Embassy Suites or at nearby Kohl Mansion or Indian restaurant banquet halls, or community centers.

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Reception: $49++ per person on Saturday night

Included Amenities

Elegantly Set Tables with Floor-Length
Linens, China, Glass and Silverware
Banquet Chairs with Options for Chair
Covers or Chiavari Chairs
Mirrored Tile with Votive Candles to
Enhance Your Centerpieces
Staging for Sweetheart Table or Head Table
Dance Floor and DJ Table
Buffet Tables Set With Chaffers and Serving
Utensils
Skirted Cake Table, Guest Book Table
Skirted Gift Table
Complimentary self parking

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