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Delighted Event Clients

Hear What They Are Saying About Chaminade Resort & Spa

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Delighted guests of outdoor event in Santa Cruz at resort event venue.

Dear Shannon & The Staff at Chaminade,

Thank you for all your help in designing the dinner at Chaminade for our 40th Wedding Anniversary on April 1st.  Bill and I had a fabulous time, and so did everyone else, judging from the phone calls and emails that we received in the days following the event.  The Manresa Room looked just lovely when we arrived. Of course I know you cannot take responsibility for the beautiful weather, with sunshine streaming in through the windows and the view of the bay in the distance. 

The food was delicious, beginning with the appetizers and right on through the buffet and assorted desserts.  I have eaten at many a hotel buffet, and expected that Chaminade's buffet dinner would be along those lines. 
But I was truly surprised at the quality of your buffet dinner.  Vegetables were fresh and not overcooked, fish was juicy and flavorful, fruit assortment was a big hit with my granddaughter, and guests appreciated the petite serving sizes of dessert.  The wait staff was helpful without being annoyingly intrusive, and they checked with me throughout the evening about a few minor matters that came up.  Believe it or not, for some of our guests who live locally it was the first time they had ever been up to Chaminade.  Everyone loved the place! 

Thank you for patiently helping me with the details leading up to the dinner.  By the time the day came,everything was in order and I could thoroughly enjoy myself.  I wish you could have heard the toasts and speeches.  All in all, we had a memorable anniversary, thanks to you and the staff at Chaminade.

Laura Caldwell

Wine glasses clink at Santa Cruz resort event venue.

"Our Anniversary Party last Friday was, unamimously agreed, one of the VERY best celebrations EVER!!!!
With a BIG 'Thank You' to YOU and the excellent staff at Chaminade, EVERYTHING was just PERFECT!!!The upgrade to include the patio and firepit was Wonderful, as it split the group enough to allow for a far more relaxed opportunity for visiting.
The staff could not have been better..So very attentive, yet TOTALLY unobtrusive. And every bite of the hors d'oeurves and the buffet dinner was absolutely outstanding, and the wines just right.All in all, an AWESOME evening, which far exceeded our highest expectations!!! We are Very grateful to all who made our evening so very special!"

~Most Sincerely,M'Jeanne & Elmer Erwin. - Catered Event 2014

Family toast at Santa Cruz resort event venue.

"Thank you Laura! As I told Shannon at our check-out today The Chaminade did not disappoint us in any way today.

All went so well and we loved the service provided by Marshall, Jr. and one other sweet woman. All of you are professionals and I know that our guests enjoyed themselves with an outstanding view, delicious food/beverage, and wonderful service. We cannot give you all enough compliments but to keep it simple, we will only come back to you in the future for any of our celebrations.Thanks for replacing the Gerber Daisies, and yes, they did not want to stay up straight."

~Kathy (Private Event Novemeber 2013)

Friends and family gather at Santa Cruz resort event venue.

"Tom and I wish to thank you and your staff at Chaminade for helping us with my 65th Birthday celebration Saturday night. You did a wonderful job guiding us through the process of choosing the room, selecting the menu and amenities. Your efficient and attentive staff members were so polite and made everyone feel comfortable and well taken care of. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. The Manresa room was ideal for our gathering, offering comfort and ambiance. We will look forward to future celebrations at Chaminade!"

~Thank you very much! Tom and Judy Stroud - Catered Event 2014

Outdoor event venue at Santa Cruz resort.

" I want to thank you so much for making our moms celebration of life perfect.We couldn't have done it with out you!! You really did make this whole process much easier and enjoyable…your spirit and true care for us showed the entire time. So thank you!!"

You are wonderful and such a joy to work with!!

~Jodi - Catering Event 2014