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Chaminade Resort and Spa

Santa Cruz, CA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
34 reviews
$20k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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$20k - $24k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

Chaminade Resort & Spa is a hotel wedding venue located in Santa Cruz, California. The venue offers spectacular views of the iconic Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, making it a scenic locale for weddings. Situated just an hour from San Francisco International Airport and 30 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, the venue is convenient for guests traveling from out of town. 2022 Dates Still Available

Facilities and Capacity

This venue was completely transformed in the spring of 2020 and rests on a hilltop above Santa Cruz. It has two breathtaking ceremony locations, both overlooking the breathtaking Monterey Bay. The Sunset Patio is perched on the edge of the hill with views of lush green woodland and the ocean beyond. This space can accommodate ceremonies of up to 180 guests. The Spanish-inspired Courtyard Terrace boasts colorful flowers and an elegant stone fountain, with enough space for weddings of 200 attendees. Wedding festivities can be carried on in one of three reception areas. The Santa Cruz Ballroom can seat 200 guests and features beautiful views of Monterey Bay from its large windows and attached balcony. Another picturesque choice is the Sunset Room, where arched windows look out onto Monterey Bay and the forested hill. Our newest ballroom is our Seascape Ballroom which offers an incredible indoor/outdoor flow throughout the evening. This ballroom has an adjacent patio with an open-air fire pit that newlyweds and their guests can lounge beside in between dances.

Services Offered

The resort has all inclusive packages available to take the stress out of wedding planning. The events team is happy to customize plans in order to fit each couple’s reasonable budget and dreams. Each rental of the venue* includes the services of a professional event planner, who can offer their expertise in coordinating the rehearsal and ceremony. They also cover catering, with either a plated or buffet meal and offer bar services of your choice. The resort’s luxurious spa caters to weddings with packages for couples, the wedding party, and guests. *Additional rental fee of the Sunset Restaurant may apply.

Accommodation

Chaminade Resort & Spa has 156 guest rooms including 44 suites. Guests who visit the area for the wedding can take advantage of the lavish rooms. Couples who wed here will receive a complimentary stay in one of the rooms for the wedding night. Those staying at the hotel can choose between a King, Two Queen, or Family Two Queen guest rooms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$0.01

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$0.01

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$30

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

40

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Historic Building
Hotel
Resort
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December

34 Reviews

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Rated
4.7
out of 5.0
Recommended by 93% of couples
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    Kate H. Married on 10/27/2018
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    Amazing, breathtaking, perfect wedding venue!!

    10/27/2018
    We had our wedding at Chaminade and it was PERFECT! Seriously, the most amazing wedding venue, the day felt like a dream. First off, the setting is breathtaking. Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, you get the feel of nature and views of the ocean, yet it is conveniently close to downtown Santa Cruz. They also make all parts of the wedding planning process so easy, from packages that include meals (buffet or plated), beverage packages, linens/tables/chairs etc., and they even include a wedding cake. A one-stop-shop for everything to create an amazing day all at reasonable prices. Special shout-out to Angela, our wedding coordinator, who made the entire day and planning process seamless and flawless! Angela worked with us for almost a year answering all our questions, accommodating our (difficult) requests, providing great recommendations based on her knowledge as a seasoned wedding coordinator at Chaminade, and coordinated every aspect of the actual wedding day. She is an angel and I think the wedding industry needs to make some clones of Angela.

    Every single guest only had amazing things to say about the venue. Many of them were blown away at the beauty of Chaminade and how the entire wedding went so flawlessly (thanks to Angela). Further, many guests stayed at the resort and only had positive feedback to share about the rooms, check-in process, amenities, etc. We are so happy we picked Chaminade as our wedding venue because it lived up to all of our expectations and more. Thank you to Angela, the bar staff, and everyone at Chaminade who contributed to our perfect day at the perfect venue!
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    Caroline Married on 08/10/2018
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    We will never thank enough Jules for her help and kindness. We love that venue and all the staff was so nice. Our day was beautiful because of all these people who have worked in the shadow to offer us such a wonderful weekend. They fit in our tight budget, helping us all the time to find the best option. The pictures at the venue are also perfect. We love our wedding. So thanks for helping us to realize this dream.
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    Cindy A. Married on 08/04/2018
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    Angela Edmond was our wedding planner/catering manager, she was fabulous, very organized, very professional, couldn't have been more helpful in all aspects of my daughter's wedding. The set up, ceremony, food, food service, the venue, all beautiful and great. The Bar service and Bar management fell short and could be greatly improved but as far as Angela's responsibilities I give her an A+, guest input was that it was one of the best and most enjoyable weddings they had ever attended. I highly recommend Chaminade with some improvement to the Bar Services.

Awards

  • 34
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Shannon & Brett
    85 photos · 08/25/2018
  • Beth & Charlie
    53 photos · 07/07/2017
  • Heather & Ryan
    37 photos · 07/07/2017

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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
David Royal Photography David Royal Photography Wedding Photographers

Chaminade Resort and Spa has great views and great service! A great place to photograph a wedding!

All Occasions Entertainment All Occasions Entertainment Wedding DJs

As a wedding professional since 1996, I have to say that one constant in our wedding venue rich town has been that Chaminade Resort is one of the top tier, and very few "all in one" locations in the area. I can refer clients with absolute certainty that Angela & Rebecca as well as the entire staff will perform flawlessly.

Tony Fitzgerald Photography Tony Fitzgerald Photography Wedding Photographers

We have photographed several weddings at Chaminade and it is always such a pleasure. The site is gorgeous with an incredible view, and the staff are so organized and attentive that the weddings are always perfect. Love this site.

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1 Chaminade Lane Santa Cruz, CA, 95065
8314755600
831-465-3452

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