Hyatt Regency Monterey

{Indian Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey}

The Hyatt Regency Monterey is somewhat off the beaten path for Indian weddings. This hotel is in beautiful, Monterey, California and an incredible area for guests to enjoy in-between wedding events.

Weddings here feel like a weekend escape – destination wedding. The Hyatt Regency Monterey has 3 large event spaces which means you could host your whole wedding weekend at the Hyatt without repeating spaces for the sangeet, ceremony and reception.

  • The Monterey Ballroom – 12-foot ceiling, 750 guests for a ceremony, 600 guests for a reception
  • The Grand Hyatt – 16-foot ceiling, 1200 guests for a ceremony, 950 guests for a reception
  • The Garden Terrace – outdoor venue, 600 guests for a ceremony, 450 guests for a reception

In the photos below you can see the exterior of the hotel, the 2 ballrooms, the terrace and the lobby. Please note the chairs in pictured in the two ballroom photos. Those are the hotel’s standard banquet chairs that come with all indoor event packages. You’ll notice that these are not the chairs depicted from the Indian wedding in the gallery below. That’s because they opted to rent chiavari chairs instead of using the hotel’s chairs.

Similarly, note the chairs in The Terrace photo below. Those are the hotel’s chairs that come with outdoor events – whether you’re hosting an outdoor ceremony, sangeet, or reception.

{Capacity, Info, Airports, Attractions}

  • Capacity: Indoor ballroom space for up to 1200 for a ceremony and 950 for a reception. The Regency Grand Ballroom features a 16-foot ceiling and the Grand Ballroom a 12-foot ceiling.
  • Approximately 75 miles south of San Jose International Airport (SJC) and approximately 110 miles south of San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • The best way for guests to get to the Hyatt is by renting a car.
  • The rental cars at SJC are right across from baggage claim, so guests can get a car and be on their way seamlessly. The hotel charges a daily parking fee.

Monterey Attractions: Before and after the celebration, your guests can add holiday to their visit and enjoy a number of activities within a 20 miles of the hotel. Did you know Monterey Canyon is one of the best places in the world to go whale watching? The canyon just off the short is double the depth of the Grand Canyon and is full of krill. Speaking of marine life, the Monterey Bay Aquarium repeatedly ranks as one of the top ten in the world – and it’s only about 4 miles from the hotel!

Additionally your guests can enjoy coastal drives or a stroll at Lovers Point Park, which is also only about 4 miles from the hotel.

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Hindu Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? Yes, and they can help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel can set up 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? Have your sangeet at the Hyatt, a nearby community center or a banquet hall.

Hyatt Regency Monterey and Muhurats

The Hyatt may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. Use the form below to request more info.

Hyatt Regency Monterey and Open Flame Ceremonies

The Hyatt allows the ceremony flame indoors.
Venue policies for open flame ceremonies

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Hyatt allows you to hire an outside caterer. 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 Hyatt Regency Monterey

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes
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, the hotel can discuss that and other 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 Hyatt. The Jain Center of Northern California is in Milpitas and may be a bit far. But if your guests all have transportation then the Jain Center is lovely. Alternatively look at nearby community centers or banquet halls.

Hyatt Regency Monterey and Muhurats

The Hyatt, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. Use the form below to request more info.

Santa Clara Marriott and Open Flames

The Hyatt allows the open flame indoors.
Venue policies for open flame ceremonies

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Hyatt allows you to hire a caterer. 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 Hyatt Regency Monterey

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes
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 the hotel will help you set up a room block.
Is there a hospitality room available? Yes, the hotel 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 the Hyatt. There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at the Hyatt, a banquet halls, or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Hyatt allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with your caterer to prepare halal menus.


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Sikh Weddings at Hyatt Regency Monterey

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? 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 the hotel will help you 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 hotel.

Anand Karaj at the Hyatt Regency Monterey

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 Hyatt could be outdoors on the Terrace, or indoors in one of the ballrooms. 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

If you prefer a traditional setting for your Anand Karaj, you could get married at the San Jose Gurdwara followed by the reception at the Hyatt – though it is a bit far.

Hyatt Regency Monterey and Muhurats

The Hyatt, may not be able to accommodate muhurats that are at off peak times such as very early morning (before 10am) or late at night. Use the form below to request more info.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at the Hyatt. The hotel has 3 large event venues so you could host your jaggo/sangeet + Anand Karaj + reception at the Hyatt without repeating spaces. Alternatively, look at banquet halls or a community center.

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