Sandia Resort and Casino is a casino, events, and wedding venue in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Located less than a 20 minute drive from the Albuquerque International Airport, Sandia Resort and Casino provides a perfect romantic setting with breathtaking mountain views to accommodate celebrations of all sizes. Book your big day at Sandia Resort and Casino and experience the unique southwestern setting of the region’s rich pueblo heritage. We'd love to host your special day with us!
Facilities and Capacity
A distinctive porte-cochere entry and magnificent lobby greets you upon your arrival at Sandia Resort and Casino. The resort features 50,000 square feet of event space and the largest grand ballroom in the state of New Mexico. The Sandia Ballroom is 27,000 square feet and can be divided into seven smaller configurations to best suit your event size and budget. The Roadrunner room is another on-site event space measuring 1,856 square feet, accommodating up to 50 guests, and featuring a scenic outdoor patio facing the Sandia mountains. Also measuring 1,856 square feet, the Hummingbird Room features a scenic outdoor patio and can accommodate up to 60-70 guests for an unforgettable wedding reception. The Sandia Resort and Casino also features a large 2,262 square foot banquet room, again with a scenic patio and the capacity for up to 100 guests. Outdoor venue options include the Mountain View Terrace with natural wood latillas, an adobe kiva fireplace, and spectacular mountain views for up to 200 guests. Their second outdoor venue at the Outdoor Pergola, offering dazzling views of the Sandia Mountains and a well-manicured lawn for couples to design their own unique wedding venue for up to 500 guests. Other facilities for out of town guests to enjoy include 14,000 square feet of casino, an 18-hole golf course, and an on-site spa, The Green Red Spa.
Sandia Resort and Casino provides all-inclusive packages, including various options for all event spaces, sleeping rooms, and amenities to make sure your special day is one you will never forget. Along with catering services and venue set ups, wedding packages also include a romantic one-bedroom bridal suite, discounted hotel rates for your overnight guests, and complimentary airport transportation for those guests. The staff at Sandia Resort and Casino will provide all the set up for your ceremony. Microphones, mixers, and speakers are also provided at the ceremony for your convenience. The venue is wheelchair accessible, and shuttle and parking services are also available. Other services offered include:
The dynamic culinary team at Sandia Resort and Casino provides beautifully presented catering options and everything you need for a sensational wedding reception and cocktail hour. The talented chefs and culinary artists will work with you to customize the perfect reception menu for your big day. They offer exquisite hors d'oeuvres, unique specialty stations and elegant plated dinners, buffet options, a champagne or sparkling cider toast, and wedding cakes from their professional bakers. You can choose from plated dinner style or three-entree buffet style, carving stations, action stations, hors d’oeuvres displays, and more to provide for your guests. For bar services, options include bartenders, house beer, wine, and liquor, open bar, premium liquor, and specialty wine.
Sandia Resort and Casino opened in 1994 and has since undergone extensive development. At its opening over 20 years ago, it was owned and operated by the Pueblo of Sandia and was the very first Indian casino in New Mexico. With the opening of the hotel in 2005, the resort and casino now provides a truly all-inclusive and upscale experience encompassing southwestern pride and culture.
19 Reviews for Sandia Resort and Casino
Recommended by 93% of couples
Natalia Macauley · Married on 08/17/2019
There was no doubt in my mind that Sandia resort was going to be beautiful for our wedding. But the staff went above and beyond and our wedding was even more stunning than I expected- the staff did a fantastic job decorating, our pictures came out wonderful because the weather was amazing, Randy was so patient with me even when i was an overly concerned bride, and made sure i was comfortable. I really appreciated that i was able to slide into my dress in the bridal suite because we asked for early check in. That was a game changer and i am forever grateful for it. The food was phenomenal, we got the ribeye, Mediterranean chicken and quinoua stuffed peppers, and couldn’t have been happier. The service staff was flexible and ready to ho with dinner even an hour earlier than we expected which shifted everything up but noone noticed since the staff did an amazing job. Thank you to everyone at Sandia!Sent on 08/20/2019
Amanda · Married on 09/01/2018
Our entire wedding experience was so easy and stress free because of the excellent staff at Sandia. Stephanie, the wedding coordinator, is truly the BEST. Their responsiveness and ability to calm our nerves was above any expectation. The venue is incomparable with views and beauty. Our food was delicious and the staff was excellent. I hope we can use Sandia again in the future for another party!!!Sent on 09/16/2018
Ysabel · Married on 06/30/2018
Ana and the team at Sandia Casino & Resort are fantastic! Ana discussed every detail with us with patience and understanding. Planning a wedding can be daunting but Ana always made everything better.Sent on 03/25/2018
The views of the Sandia Mountains are amazing. We had looked at A LOT of other places in Albuquerque and didn't find another venue that came close to the view they have.
The team made us feel like family and were there to support us throughout the whole process. Never having planned a wedding before I had a lot of questions and Ana was there to answer every one and took the time to make sure we were happy. We live out of state but we were still able to work remotely with Ana on all the details. She was quick to respond to emails and my calls. I don't know how she does it and always with a positive attitude.
I would highly recommend Sandia Casino & Resort for your big day. Go and visit and ask for Ana Torres, you'll see what I mean. :)
Sandia Resort and Casino Price Rates
Sandia Resort is a great place to have your wedding ceremony. They have two sites, close to each other, on the patio and the new pergola. Both have the fantastic view of the Sandia Mountains as a backdrop, along with the stunning grounds. Sandia staff are beyond competent and present to the couple every step of the way. They are detailed oriented and try to anticipate each step of the wedding planning so that the couple will not be surprised but have a smooth flow each step of the way. I have nothing but the best to say about Sandia Resort and its wedding staff.