The US Grant Hotel San Diego

The US Grant Hotel

{Indian Weddings at The US Grant Hotel}

The US Grant Hotel was built by the some of our 18th President – Ulysses S. Grant. The historic hotel is a luxury wedding venue, featuring four ballrooms, in downtown San Diego.

The US Grant Hotel has hosted a handful of Indian weddings but remains a venue that’s a bit off the beaten path. This hotel is very convenient for any guests arriving from within the US or around the globe as it’s a mere 2.5 miles south of San Diego International Airport (SAN).

The US Grant Hotel San Diego
Beautiful sunny, San Diego day at The US Grant Hotel.
Final Phase Photo

{Capacity, Location and Airports}

  • Indoor Ceremony: 700
  • Presidential Ballroom Reception: 450

Approx. 2.5 miles south of San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Notes: The US Grant Hotel does not have outdoor venue space. There are four wedding venues at The US Grant Hotel, with varying capacities ranging from 100 to 700 for a ceremony and 75 to 450 for a reception.

How will guests get to/from the US Grant Hotel? Guests can rent a car or use a rideshare app – the hotel 2.5 miles of San Diego International Airport. The hotel does not have an airport shuttle.

Rental Cars. At San Diego International Airport, the rental cars are not on-site. Take a shuttle to the rental car area accessible from the baggage claim level.

Wedding ceremony at The US Grant Hotel

The Presidential Ballroom at The US Grant Hotel
A meeting setup classroom style with the hotel’s standard banquet chairs at The US Grant Hotel.
Hindu Weddings at The US Grant Hotel

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? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
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, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your 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? Depending on the guest count you could have your sangeet or garba at The US Grant Hotel. Alternatively there are other hotels in downtown San Diego, Indian restaurant banquet halls, and community centers.

The US Grant Hotel and Muhurats

The US Grant Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The US Grant Hotel allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Hindu Wedding Planning Resources

Jain Weddings at The US Grant Hotel

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? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
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, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your 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? The closest Jain Center is the Jain Center of Greater San Diego, in Vista, approximately 40 miles north of The US Grant Hotel and it may not be big enough for a sangeet or garba. We suggest you consider having your sangeet at The US Grant, another San Diego hotel, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall or community center.

The US Grant Hotel and Muhurats

The US Grant Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The US Grant Hotel allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at The US Grant Hotel

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? 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, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.
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 US Grant Hotel There are several Masjids in San Diego County.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at The US Grant, another San Diego hotel, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall or community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The US Grant Hotel allows you to hire a caterer that is licensed and insured. Work directly with your caterer to prepare a menu per your dietary requirements.

Sikh Weddings at The US Grant Hotel

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? Car, horse, yes. No elephants.
Is there space for milni? Yep!
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, and the hotel’s Catering staff can help you set up a hospitality room or give you other options to serve breakfast to your guests that are staying there.

Anand Karaj at The US Grant Hotel

Below are photos of other non-Gurdwara 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 Pelican Hill 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

There closest Gurdwara is the San Diego Sikh Gurdwara in Poway, approximately 21 miles north of the hotel. If you prefer, you could have your Anand Karaj and langar at the Gurdwara, followed by cocktail hour and the reception at The US Grant.

The US Grant Hotel and Muhurats

The US Grant Hotel does their best to work with your muhurat. They may not be able to host weddings in the very early morning or late at night with a baraat.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? We suggest you consider having your sangeet at The US Grant, another San Diego hotel, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall or community center.

Sikh Wedding Planning Resources

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