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Fairmont San Jose

{Indian Weddings at
the Fairmont San Jose}

This veteran venue in Indian weddings in the San Francisco Bay area epitomizes elegance and style. The Fairmont is very popular for Indian weddings for the luxurious setting, areas surrounding the hotel for photo sessions, proximity to the airport and more.

{Capacity}

Ceremony Capacity:
Imperial Ballroom: approximately 1100 for a ceremony
Regency Ballroom: approximately 880 for a for a ceremony

Reception Capacity:
Imperial Ballroom: approximately 1000 for a reception with a dance floor
Regency Ballroom: approximately 550 for a reception with a dance floor

{Location and Airport}

  • Approximately 5 miles south of San Jose International Airport (SJC). The best way to get to the Fairmont is by car/Rideshare. The rental cars at SJC are directly across from baggage claim. The Fairmont charges for parking.
  • Approximately 40 miles south of San Francisco International Airport (SJC). The fastest way to get to the Fairmont is by car/Rideshare. You can take BART, (1 hour + and change trains). The Fairmont is a 6 minute walk from the San Jose BART station.

{Indian Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venues at the Fairmont San Jose}

The Fairmont San Jose features two ballrooms, a large outdoor area for a baraat in downtown San Jose and plenty of smaller rooms for other wedding functions: mehndi, religious ceremonies, hospitality room and more.

As far as spaces for the ceremony and reception, couples love the spacious, pillar-less ballrooms at the Fairmont San Jose. Additionally the hotel’s standard banquet chairs that come with the outside catering package are nice; which means that you don’t have to rent other chairs – representing about $3000-$5000 in savings and funds you can apply to charger plates or other decor.

The Regency Ballroom at the Fairmont San Jose

8300 sq. ft. of space seating up to 550 guests for a reception with a dance floor or 880 for a ceremony. Many couples host their wedding ceremony and reception in this ballroom. The Regency Ballroom can be divided into segments. In fact this is great for weddings that are not going to have a break in-between the ceremony and reception. Many couples, will occupy one section for their ceremony, while the other section is setup for the reception. So, during cocktail hour your vendor team only has to flip 1/2 of the room for the reception.

Additionally, many couples will repurpose their ceremony decor for the reception.

Indian wedding ceremony at the Fairmont San Jose
Tall ceiling, lovely standard banquet chairs. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema

Repurpose Ceremony and Reception Decor

One of the advantages of hosting your ceremony and reception in the same venue space is you can repurpose your decor as you can see in the photos below.

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Indian wedding mandap at the Fairmont San Jose. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema
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Indian wedding reception with the standard banquet chairs at the Fairmont San Jose. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema

The Imperial Ballroom at the Fairmont San Jose

The Imperial Ballroom is the larger of the two ballrooms at the Fairmont San Jose and seats up to 1000 guests for a reception with a dance floor or 1100 for a ceremony.

Hindu Weddings at the Fairmont San Jose

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
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.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel 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? Have your sangeet at the The Glasshouse, the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, a nearby community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

Fairmont San Jose and Muhurats

The Fairmont San Jose 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 Fairmont San Jose allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with your caterer to prepare menus per your dietary requirements and the setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for vegetarian, Swaminarayan etc. food.

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

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at the Fairmont San Jose

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel can discuss that and other options for serving breakfast to guests that are staying there.
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 Fairmont, the Jain Center of Northern California, which is approximately 10 miles north of the Fairmont San Jose, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Fairmont San Jose and Muhurats

The Fairmont San Jose, 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 Fairmont San Jose allows you to hire a caterer. Work with your caterer to customize a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for Jain food. Ask your caterer to make 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 Fairmont San Jose

FAQs

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

Nearby Masjids

If you prefer to have the nikah and/or shaadi at a Masjid you can follow it up with a Walima at the Fairmont. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at the Fairmont, an Indian restaurant banquet halls, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Fairmont San Jose allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with your caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at the Fairmont San Jose

The Fairmont San Jose would be a lovely venue for an Anand Karaj. As an all-indoor venue, your guests would sit on sheets on the carpeted flooring in one of the ballrooms. You could also lay down gaddas (cushioning) for guests, as pictured below.

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
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 hotel 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 hotel.

Anand Karaj at the Fairmont San Jose

Below are photos of other outdoor Anand Karaj ceremonies, so you can see how other couples have setup the ceremony. An Anand Karaj at the Fairmont San Jose would be indoors in one of the ballrooms. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets in a hotel ballroom. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
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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.

Closest Gurdwaras

If you prefer a traditional setting for your Anand Karaj, you could get married at a Gurdwara followed by the reception at the Fairmont San Jose. There are Gurdwaras in the area. The closest Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in San Jose.

Fairmont San Jose and Muhurats

The Fairmont San Jose, 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 Fairmont. Alternatively, Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

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