The exterior of The Westin La Paloma

Westin La Paloma Resort

The Westin La Paloma Resort is a 4-star resort and spa in Tucson, Arizona set with views of cascading mountains. The Westin La Paloma has hosted sangeets, mehndi functions, Indian wedding and receptions.

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The Westin La Paloma Resort is ideal for Indian weddings with several beautiful and large indoor and outdoor venues.

  • Indoor Ceremony ~1100 guests
  • Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony Grand Pavilion: ~1100 guests
  • Outdoor Reception Arizona Deck: ~200 guests
  • Indoor Reception Arizona Ballroom: ~1300 guests wth a dance floor

The Arizona Ballroom at The Westin La Paloma
The Ariona Ballroom features an 18-foot ceiling and seats approximately 1350 guests for a reception.
The Grand Pavilion at The Westin La Paloma
The Grand Pavilion seats approximately 800 guests for a reception with a dance floor. Notice the chairs. These are the padded chairs that come with outdoor events.
Sonoran meeting room at The Westin La Paloma
The Sonoran meeting room seats approximately 250 guests without a dance floor and features a 9-foot ceiling. This would be a better venue for a post-ceremony lunch vs. a wedding reception. Notice the chairs. These are the standard banquet chairs that come with wedding packages.

The Westin La Paloma Resort is approximately 15 miles north of Tucson International Airport (TUS). Getting To/From the Hotel: The best way to get to the hotel from any of the area airports, is by car – rental or rideshare app.

Hindu Weddings at The Westin La Paloma Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed outside caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, it’s allowed outdoors and indoors 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 can help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they 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? You could host it at The Westin – they certainly have several beautiful spaces. For less costly options look into Indian restaurant and other banquet halls, La Mariposa, or a community center.

The Westin La Paloma and Muhurats

The Westin is happy to work with you on a ceremony time. They may not be able to accommodate early morning and late night ceremonies due to noise considerations.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Westin allows outside catering. Work with your caterer to setup buffets or Swaminarayan, non-beef and other dietary requirements. Also, 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

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at The Westin La Paloma Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes any licensed caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors and indoors 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 can set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they can discuss 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 Westin, they have several beautiful spaces where you wouldn’t have to repeat any venues. Alternatively have your sangeet at another resort in the area or for a less costly option at a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Westin La Paloma Resort and Muhurats

They do their best to accommodate muhurats. It 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 Westin La Paloma Resort allows outside catering. Work with your caterer to create a Jain, vegan and other menus. Also ask your caterer to make dish description cards like the ones below. Guests really appreciate them!

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


Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at Westin La Paloma Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed outside caterer is allowed.
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, they can help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, they 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 La Paloma. There are a couple Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at The Westin La Paloma Resort. Alternatively, have your mehndi at an Indian restaurant banquet halls, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Westin La Paloma Resort allows outside catering and you can work directly with your caterer to make halal and other types of cuisine.

Video: Holud/Henna night at The Westin La Paloma Resort.

Soltero Productions


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at The Westin La Paloma Resort

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Any licensed outside caterers 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, they can 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 resort.

Anand Karaj at the Westin La Paloma Resort

Have your Anand Karaj indoors or outdoors at The Westin La Paloma Resort.

Below are photos of outdoor and indoor 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.

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
Outdoor-Sikh-wedding-ceremony-at-resort-venue
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

There aren’t any Gurdwaras in Tucson. The closest are in the Phoenix area. There are four Gurdwaras in the Greater Phoenix area.

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Muhurats

They will do their best to accommodate muhurats. It 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 resort. In fact this venue is most popular for pre-ceremony events. Alternatively, Indian restaurant banquet halls or a community center.

Wedding Planning Resources

What is a Standard Banquet Chair?
Overview of Venue Fees for an Indian Wedding

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