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Price range: $25,000 - $50,000 Price range: $20,000 - $50,000
Couples usually spend $35,000 Couples usually spend $30,000
$5,000 starting price
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$32 per person
$3,000 starting price
$3,000 starting price
Bar service
$32 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of December through April.

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Chaminade Resort & Spa is a hotel wedding venue 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 out of town.

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 spectacular Monterey Bay. The Sunset Patio is perched on the hill's edge 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 two reception areas. The Santa Cruz Ballroom can seat 200 guests and features beautiful views of Monterey Bay from its large windows and attached balcony. 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 where newlyweds and their guests can lounge between dances. This Ballroom can accomodate up to 180 guests.

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 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 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.


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 guest rooms.

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Clean Up
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Cake Cutting

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Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Specialty Beer

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Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

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Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

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?

Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

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What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

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Reviews of Chaminade Resort & Spa

4.7 out of 5 rating
4.7 out of 5 rating
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94% recommend it
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4.2/5 1622 reviews
Michelle B. Sent on 04/26/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Lizzie & the chaminade made our wedding day perfect!

We got married at the Chaminade on 4/22 and we had the most amazing wedding thanks to Lizzie and the whole Chaminade team! As the bride I felt zero stress on the day of and was able to fully enjoy the day! The venue was gorgeous and the event flowed beautifully ! Our guests enjoyed the food, views & accommodations! I can’t recommend the chaminade & our planner Lizzie high enough!
Kate H. Sent on 11/30/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing, breathtaking, perfect wedding venue!!

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!
Caroline Sent on 09/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating
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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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!

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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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