Baraat at an Indian wedding Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

{Indian Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay}

This luxury oceanfront resort on the bluffs of Half Moon Bay features absolutely stunning ocean views. The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay has vast experience in Indian weddings. You will love the entire process of working with the attentive staff to bring your wedding dream vision to life.

{Capacity, Location & Airport Info}

  • Ocean view ceremony venues for 60 to 600 guests
  • Indoor receptions for 350 guests

Approximately 24 miles southwest of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) – very convenient for guests arriving from across the globe to attend your wedding. The best way to get to the resort from the airport is by car.

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Hindu Weddings at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

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 they can help you set up a room block at the hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes the resort can setup a hospitality room or work with you on another solution for serving breakfast to guests.
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 resort, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, Indian restaurant banquet halls, or other hotels.

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Muhurats

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. Use the form below to request more info.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay 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 The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

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 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 resort. Alternatively, if you’re looking to spend less on a sangeet or garba than your wedding day, consider the Jain Center of Northern California which is approximately 50 miles east of The Ritz-Carlton or other hotels in the Peninsula such as the Embassy Suites Waterfront San Francisco Airport.

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 Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Muhurats

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. Use the form below to request more info.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay 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 The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay is beautiful for a nikah, shaadi and walima.

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Yes, car, horse, elephant
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? 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 this as well as other options to serve breakfast to guests staying at the resort.
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 Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at The Ritz-Carlton. Alternatively, Indian restaurant banquet halls, community centers, or other hotels.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay 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 Wedding Features at The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

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 Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Below are photos of other outdoor Anand Karaj ceremonies, 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

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay would be a gorgeous, tranquil setting for an Anand Karaj. However, if you prefer a traditional ceremony in a Gurdwara, the closest Gurdwara is the Sikh Gurdwara Sahib SF in San Bruno which is approximately 21 miles northeast of The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. 

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay and Muhurats

The Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. 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 Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay. Alternatively if you’re looking to spend less on the sangeet than the wedding day look at other hotels, Indian restaurant banquet halls, or community centers.

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