Bridesmaids waving at the baraat San Mateo Marriott

San Mateo Marriott

The San Mateo Marriott is very experienced in Indian weddings. The outdoor ceremony space features a rotunda and a terrace. Brides love the balcony where they can watch the baraat arrive.

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Ceremony Venues

Reception Venues

  • Indoor Ceremony: 600 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: 100 guests
  • Indoor Reception: 350 guests

The resort is approximately 8 miles south of San Francisco International Airport (SFO).

Getting To/From the Hotel: The San Mateo Marriott offers an airport shuttle to/from San Francisco International Airport. Alternatively get to the hotel via car or rideshare app.

Hindu Weddings San Mateo Marriott

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 hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, setup a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel 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 San Mateo Marriott or the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, a golf club, nearby community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

San Mateo Marriott and Muhurats

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

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The San Mateo Marriott 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 San Mateo Marriott

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 hotel.
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 San Mateo Marriott or the Jain Center of Northern California, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The San Mateo Marriott 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 San Mateo Marriott 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 San Mateo Marriott

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 hotel.
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 San Mateo Marriott. 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 San Mateo Marriott allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at San Mateo Marriott

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 hotel.

Anand Karaj at the San Mateo Marriott

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 San Mateo Marriott would be likely be outdoors but could be indoors in the ballroom or the courtyard. 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 Sikh Gurdwara Sahib in San Bruno which is the closest Gurdwara, though there are other Gurdwaras in the area.

The San Mateo Marriott and Muhurats

The San Mateo Marriott 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 the Marriott or an Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

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