Indian wedding mandap at Chaminade Resort & Spa

Chaminade Resort & Spa

The Chaminade Resort & Spa is a beautiful rustic venue in Santa Cruz with views of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. This venue is ideal for weddings with 200 guests or fewer. The indoor venue spaces were recently renovated and your guests will love their wedding weekend escape during their stay at the resort.

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Ceremony Venues

Reception Venues

  • Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
  • The Courtyard Terrace Seats: 230 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: 230 guests
  • Indoor Reception: 230 guests

The resort is approximately 34 miles south of San Jose of International Airport (SJC).

Getting To/From the Hotel: The best way to get to the hotel from any of the area airports, is by car or a rideshare app. The rental car center is directly across from baggage claim, so your guests can get a car and be on their way seamlessly.

Hindu Weddings at Chaminade Resort & Spa

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors. Indoor ceremony flames are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
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, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the resort which they will help you setup.
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? You could host it at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, a golf club, nearby community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

Chaminade Resort & Spa and Muhurats

The venue is happy to work with you on a ceremony time that accommodates your muhurat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Chaminade Resort & Spa allows you to hire an outside caterer. With regards to dietary restrictions, 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

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Jain Weddings at Chaminade Resort & Spa

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors. Indoor ceremony flames are allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the reso.
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 Jain Center of Northern California, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Chaminade Resort & Spa and Muhurats

They do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Chaminade Resort & Spa allows you to hire an outside caterer and even allows caterers to use their kitchen.

With regards to dietary requirements 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


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Muslim Weddings at Chaminade Resort & Spa

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
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 they help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the resort.
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 Chaminade Resort. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

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

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Chaminade Resort & Spa allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at Chaminade Resort & Spa

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
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 they will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they will help you setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the resort.

Anand Karaj at Chaminade Resort & Spa

The resort would be gorgeous for an Anand Karaj. 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 Chaminade Resort & Spa would be likely be outdoors but could be indoors in the ballroom or the patio. 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 the Silicon Valley Gurdwara, followed by a reception at the Chaminade Resort. There are other Gurdwaras in the area.

The Chaminade Resort & Spa and Muhurats

The Chaminade Resort & Spa will do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at an Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

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