The lobby of the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento is in downtown Sacramento on Downtown Commons (DoCo) with a pool deck overlooking the Golden 1 Center, indoor arena.

Being one of the few venues in the area with space for 500 guests makes the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel very Indian wedding friendly. Plus it’s only about 10 miles south of the international airport – so the Sawyer Hotel very convenient for any guests arriving from out-of-town.

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Ceremony Venue Capacity

Reception Venue Capacity

  • Indoor Ceremony: Alder Ballroom 230 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony: Magnolia Terrace Ceremony 550 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony: Pool Deck 450 guests
  • Magnolia Ballroom Reception: 250 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: Magnolia Terrace 500 guests

Airport Info: The hotel is approximately 10 miles south of Sacramento International Airport (SMF). Getting To/From the Hotel: the best way to get to the Sawyer Hotel is by car or Rideshare app.

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Indoor Reception Capacity: The Magnolia Ballroom is on the second floor of the hotel and features floor-to-ceiling windows. This ballroom seats up to 250 guests for a reception.

With this ballroom host cocktail hour in the Magnolia Foyer or outdoors in the Magnolia Terrace.

The Magnolia Ballroom Pre Function space at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
The Magnolia Ballroom Pre-function space at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.
The Magnolia Terrace for cocktail hour at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
The Magnolia Terrace, on the 2nd floor for cocktail hour at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel.

Outdoor Ceremony: The Magnolia Terrace is definitely the more popular of the two outdoor ceremony venues at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. This venue seats up to 550 guests with views of downtown Sacramento.

The Magnolia Terrace at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
The Magnolia Terrace is the most popular ceremony venue and seats approximately 550 guests.
Indian wedding ceremony on the Magnolia Terrace at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
Indian wedding ceremony on the Magnolia Terrace at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel. The white chairs come and stage + stage skirting come with the ceremony package. All other decor must be provided by your decorator. Learn more about venue amenities. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema
Indian wedding ceremony at the Sawyer Hotel in Sacramento.
The photo provides another perspective of the Magnolia Terrace wedding ceremony. Photo: Wedding Documentary Photo + Cinema
  • This is a great venue for couples with large guest counts – 400+.
  • Before you book any vendors talk to them about any additional setup fees.
  • See below for specific info for Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh weddings
The Magnolia Ballroom at the Kimpton Sawyer Hotel
The Magnolia Ballroom is the largest ballroom; seats approximately 250 guests for a reception and 350 for a ceremony.
Hindu Weddings at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, licensed and insured caterers are welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed. Remember, the ceremony is indoors at the San Jose Marriott.
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? There are several great venues in the area where you could have your sangeet or garba. You could have it at the Sawyer Hotel, but keep in mind that it would be held in the same ballroom as your reception. You might look into a golf club, nearby, or a community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel and Muhurats

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

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Sawyer Hotel 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

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed. Remember, this venue’s event space is all indoors.
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

You could have your sangeet at the Hyatt but keep-in-mind that it will probably be in the same ballroom as your reception. Alternatively, look into golf clubs, nearby community centers or Indian restaurant banquet halls.

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel 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 Sawyer Hotel 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


Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

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 Sawyer Hotel. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? Depending on the number of guests, you could host a mehndi at the Sawyer Hotel but keep-in-mind that you’ll probably be in the same ballroom as the reception. Alternatively look into an Indian restaurant or other banquet hall.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Sawyer Hotel allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a 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 Kimpton Sawyer Hotel

The Sawyer Hotel is a nice venue for an Anand Karaj. You can have an outdoor ceremony for up to 550 guests on the Magnolia Terrace. Or an indoor ceremony in the Magnolia Ballroom for up to 350 guests.

Below you’ll see photos of other Anand Karaj ceremonies so you can see how other couples have setup a non-Gurdwara ceremony. 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 one of the many Sacramento area Gurdwaras.

The Kimpton Sawyer Hotel and Muhurats

The Sawyer Hotel 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? Host your sangeet at an Indian restaurant banquet hall or a community center.

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