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One Chaminade Lane

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

Reservations: (800) 283-6569

Resort Direct: (831) 475-5600

Weddings and Events

Weddings and Events

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Plan a day to remember at one of Chaminade Resort & Spa’s immaculate wedding venues. Nestled on a hill above Santa Cruz overlooking Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, this Mediterranean-style oasis is an ideal setting at which to say “I do.” Chaminade Resort’s unique blend of contemporary California flair and old world charm will bring an air of elegance to your big day and a hint of allure to the photos you’ll look back on for years to come. 

For more information, contact us at 831.465.3421 or email weddings@chaminaderesortspa.com

Storybook Setting

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Set high on a mountain bluff overlooking forested hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a sublime Mediterranean-style retreat blessed with a stunning view of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. With its original 1930's Mission-style buildings and 300 acres of native oak, eucalyptus, redwood, and madrone, this wedding space feels rustic, yet offers access to the wedding planning and resort amenities you’ll need to feel at ease. Celebrate your love under sunny California skies alongside family, friends, and the most picturesque venue Santa Cruz has to offer.

Wedding ceremony at Chaminade Resort

Endorsements

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Delighted Couples

"Chaminade will forever be a favorite destination for us. My husband and I selected Chaminade as the venue for our wedding for a great number of reasons. All staff are joyous and competent at their jobs, the food is delicious, and the resort all around is accommodating for all your needs. Special shoutout to Rebecca Stimler and Laura Manriquez, our wedding coordinators. What an amazing weekend we had! Thank you!"
Matt and Katie- Married June 2016

"My wife and I wanted to provide a wedding dinner celebration for or friends and family to commemorate our special day. Rebecca and the staff exceeded our expectations. She helped us plan every detail. The event was a total success. Our friends and family all had an amazing time. The facility was wonderful. The food was outstanding, especially the peach cobbler! The staff was super friendly. Rebecca made sure the event went off perfectly. We would definitely recommend The Chaminade."
Eric and Emily- Married September 2016

"Hosted our wedding at Chaminade, 6 weeks ago. The grounds are beautiful (gorgeous outdoor photos); the event coordinator Angela Edmond is attentive, patient, helpful and a wealth of knowledge. She was with me all the way in planning, then during the event she seemed to be everywhere I needed her. The only thing to worry about here is whether the sun will shine!! Everything else is completely handled, and for a reasonable price. I investigated a few other outdoor options in the area, and nothing compared. Loved it!!"
Beau and Polly- Married April 2016

"We had our wedding here, and it was flawless.  We wanted an outdoor ceremony with a beautiful and natural scenery, and an indoor reception in the evening, so we went ahead with Chaminade.  The food was amazing and much better than we expected (they didn't have the items we ended up choosing during the taste testing), and all of our guests were very impressed by the quality of the food (appetizers, main course, and dessert), the incredible view (we could see the ocean from the ceremony site), and the beauty of the venue.  Angela was super detailed oriented for us, and very on top of things.  She wanted to make sure everything our set for our wedding, and she was super involved to make sure we had our vendors ready, our colors set, table assignment ready, etc.  She's also very responsive, and would always get back to us within 24 hours, even after we spammed her with last minute seating chart updates.  One of the reasons we went with Chaminade is because of Angela and the staff- super experienced, courteous, and they want to make sure our wedding was spot on.
Overall, even though we considered several venues for our wedding, we are very happy we had it at Chaminade.  Even though it was quite far drive for our guests and we had our wedding on a Sunday, we enjoyed it and so did all our guests.  Highly recommend! "
David and Maria- Married October 2016

 

 

Wedding Menus

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Whether you are planning on a vast buffet or delicately plated dinner, your choices are endless. Each Wedding Package gives you the option to customize your menu based on your taste buds, what’s fresh and in season as well as any dietary needs of your guests.

For more information, please contact our Wedding Planners at 831.465.3421.

  • Sunset By The Bay Package 
  • A Taste Of California Package 
  • Fleur de Lys Package 
  • Beverage Packages - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum
Bride and groom cutting a wedding cake

Meet the Wedding Team

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Meet Our Wedding Professional at Chaminade Resort & Spa

No party is perfect without perfect planning. Meet our professional and imaginative wedding and event planner who will turn your ideas into memories and ensure your event will be flawless from start to finish, allowing you to enjoy every moment.

 

Angela Edmond - Catering Sales Manager

  • What do you love about working at Chaminade? The wonderful staff and incredible view 
  • What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? The beautiful beaches and coastline 
  • What is your favorite hobby? Spending time with my son

 

Jules Reid- Catering Sales Manager

  • What do you love about working at Chaminade? The hiking trails on property are gorgeous.
  • What is your favorite thing about Santa Cruz? The community of people here and the great outdoor activities.
  • What is your favorite hobby? I love going to trivia night.

True Natural Beauty

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Experience a California Dream Wedding Destination With True Natural Beauty

Commanding breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and rolling hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a storybook setting for celebrating life's treasured moments. Plan an outdoor event year-round beneath sunny skies, beautifully landscaped grounds, or within our elegant indoor Santa Cruz wedding venues. For more information, contact us at 831.465.3421.

Set high on a mountain bluff overlooking forested hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a sublime Mediterranean-style retreat blessed with a stunning view of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's contemporary flair adds to this historic estate, mingling the best of Old World elegance and modern luxury. The original Mission-style buildings, constructed in the 1930s, have been expanded into a gracious resort set in the midst of meticulously tended gardens and embraced by 300 acres of native oak, redwood and madrone.

Wedding Ceremony and Reception Sites

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Romantic Ceremony Locations:

Courtyard Terrace

With a babbling fountain, seasonal floral displays, and a beautiful arbor, this Spanish courtyard is accented by an ocean-view backdrop and rolling lawns. Enter the peaceful serenity as you walk down the aisle towards the one you love and an arbor filled with fragrant wisteria and baby pink roses.

 

Sunset Patio

Featuring dramatic views of rolling wooded hillsides and the ocean on the horizon, this patio boasts a graceful bougainvillea archway through which guests and the bridal party enter. 

 

Elegant Reception Locations:

Sunset Room

The Sunset Room features floor-to-ceiling arched windows with beautiful panoramic views of the Monterey Bay. Direct access to a private patio overlooking rolling hills and wooded valleys is included with this room.

 

Seascape Room with Fireside Patio

For smaller wedding receptions, the dinner and dancing would take place in the Seascape Room, which is joined to the Fireside Patio by French doors providing both indoor and outdoor access all evening around an outdoor fire pit. To reserve the Seascape Room, we request a minimum of 50 adult Wedding packages on Friday evenings and Sunday. Saturday weddings are not available for this room. This venue can hold a maximum of 90 guests with a dance floor and space for a DJ.

 

Santa Cruz Ballroom

The dinner and dancing would take place in the Santa Cruz Ballroom, complete with panoramic views of the Monterey Bay and a private balcony for your guests' enjoyment. Our ballroom offers high, arched ceilings ideal for DJ or a band as well as a generous six hour timeframe.

Event space decorated for a wedding

Rehearsal Dinners and Social Events

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Santa Cruz Room

The Santa Cruz Ballroom is our distinguished ballroom, with 14 foot ceilings and magnificent panoramic view of the Monterey Bay. Our 2,600 square foot ballroom can seat up to 230 guests. The spacious entry foyer with arched skylights accentuate the grandeur of the Santa Cruz Room. A private balcony is available for your guests enjoyment.

 

Courtyard Terrace

The Courtyard Terrace reminiscent of a Spanish courtyard, with planters brimming with lavender and a central three tiered fountain around which your guests can gather, can host your social event for up to 200 guests. What better way to mingle than on our spacious terrace, overlooking the sparkling Monterey Bay and rolling wooded hills. The Courtyard Terrace is uniquely elegant for any function.

 

Sunset Room and Sunset Patio

Located on the ground floor in our main building, the Sunset Room features picturesque views through floor to ceiling arched windows. A private deck overlooking a wooded valley, creates the perfect ambience for your social event. Directly adjacent to the Sunset Room is the Sunset Patio available for intimate dinner parties, receptions or any other social event looking for an open air location and panoramic views.

 

Manresa Room

One of our most popular venues on property is the Manresa Room. This 1,100 square foot room features contemporary Spanish décor with wood accent wall, pristine ocean views and can accommodate events for up to 80 guests. With French door leading to the Sunset Patio, the Manresa Room provides you and your guests with added space, perfect for mingling and watching the sunset set.

 

Seascape Room and Fireside Patio

Our 1,400 square foot Seascape Room provides indoor and outdoor access all evening long, with French doors leading to our Fireside Patio. This spectacular room shares the same stunning view of the bay, while the fireside patio sets the stage for a lovely cocktail reception.

 

More Options

Our main building has 12 banquet rooms in total, each with varying capacity and private locations. With over 12,000 square feet of banquet space, Chaminade Resort & Spa has something to offer everyone.

 

Professional Catering Services

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Professional Catering Services Offered by Chaminade Resort and Spa in Santa Cruz

Chaminade's unique venues make planning your social event a breeze, indoors or out. Coupled with expert planning, delicious food and attentive staff, the hardest decision is when to call. If you have any questions, please contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.465.3452.

Our main building has 12 banquet rooms in total, each with varying capacity and private locations. With over 12,000 square feet of banquet space, Chaminade Resort & Spa has something to offer everyone.

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Social Gatherings

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Fantasy Celebrations and Colorful Receptions

Our beautifully landscaped grounds and tranquil settings set the stage for fantasy celebrations and colorful receptions. Whether it is a corporate theme party, gala fundraiser or formal event, our professional event planners can assist you with every detail to make your event memorable. Let our professional and imaginative planners turn your ideas into memories and moments that you can relax and enjoy along with your guests.

If you have any questions, please contact our Catering Sales Team at 831.475.5600.

 

Celebrations for Everyone

From one year old to 101 years, your birthday is special. We want to celebrate who you are on this significant day. Whether it is a cozy affair with a few close friends or a grand celebration, our planners will assist you with every last detail. The perfect cake in a remarkable setting will make your day the most memorable yet.

Elegant Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs Celebrations

You have one chance to make your child's bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah the most amazing it can be! We have the expertise to make your guests yearn to be transported from the ordinary to a place of wonder and awe. Spacious Ballrooms to Host Charitable Fundraisers and Galas.
Start your event with a donation from us. We have donations for your charity valued up to $500 so you will begin your event with saving money while you raise money at Chaminade Resort & Spa. We strongly support charitable foundations and organizations, and work tirelessly to ensure your event fits both your visions and budget.

High School Reunions

Celebrate your High School Reunion at Chaminade Resort & Spa. Your former classmates will love our gorgeous ballrooms and delicious cuisine.

Corporate Catered Events

The Event Planners at Chaminade Resort & Spa are here to help you create unique dining experiences, long remembered by your attendees. Their expertise and attention to detail will allow you to enjoy every moment of your event. Our planners, along with our accomplished culinary team, will make sure that your menu impresses each and every one of your guests.
Celebrate your Special Occasion by planning a delectable Brunch. Our chefs will create a dining experience that will tantalize your guest’s taste buds and overwhelm their senses. With fresh squeezed orange juice and bubbly Champagne, you are invited to sip mimosas while noshing on a delicious selection of brunch favorites. Entertain your senses with the smells and flavors of your custom brunch menu. Begin with a table overflowing in fresh fruit, domestic cheeses, smoked salmon, a variety of salads and much more.

Plan Your Wedding

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Commanding breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and rolling hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a storybook setting for celebrating life's treasured moments. Plan an outdoor event year-round beneath sunny skies, beautifully landscaped grounds, or within our elegant indoor Santa Cruz wedding venues. For more information, contact us at 831.465.3421.

Set high on a mountain bluff overlooking forested hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a sublime Mediterranean-style retreat blessed with a stunning view of Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Chaminade's contemporary flair adds to this historic estate, mingling the best of Old World elegance and modern luxury. The original Mission-style buildings, constructed in the 1930s, have been expanded into a gracious resort set in the midst of meticulously tended gardens and embraced by 300 acres of native oak, redwood and madrone.

All Inclusive Wedding Packages

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All Inclusive Wedding Packages For Your Dream Santa Cruz Wedding

Everything at Chaminade Resort & Spa is done with you in mind, wedding packages included. Our customizable, all-inclusive Wedding Packages include all you need to make wedding planning a breeze. Each package gives you the option of either a vast buffet or delicately plated dinner. Chaminade’s affordable all-inclusive packages are filled with design options, culinary & wedding cake selections, bar packages and most importantly they are all inclusive, with no hidden charges!

For more information, please contact our Wedding Planners at 831.465.3421.

 

Wedding Packages Options

  • Sunset By The Bay Package
  • A Taste Of California Package
  • Fleur de Lys Package
  • Beverage Packages - Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum

All Inclusive Packages Include the Following:

  • Professional Event Coordination Services
  • Ocean View Reception Room - All with Private Patios
  • Dance Floor & Staging  (when appropriate)
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated or Buffet Meal
  • Votive Candles
  • Skirted Head Table, Gift & Cake Tables
  • All Bartender Labor Fees
  • Two-for-One Overnight Stay for the Bride & Groom
  • Complimentary Parking
  • White Folding Chairs
  • Complimentary on-site Ceremony
  • Ceremony Site Rental Fee
  • Rehearsal & Ceremony Coordination
  • PA & Wireless Lavaliere Microphone for Officiant
  • Children Menu Options
  • Year-Round Outdoor Venues
  • Panoramic Views of Monterey Bay
  • Table Linens
  • Napkins

Preferred Professionals

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Industry Experts to Complement and Enhance Your Occasion

Chaminade Resort & Spa strongly encourages utilization of the following professionals for your upcoming event. Superior in their field, these industry experts have been hand selected to complement and enhance your occasion.

For more information, please contact our Wedding Planners at 831.465.3421.

Bride and groom at their outdoor wedding ceremony

Decor, Design & Rentals

  • Chic Events - 831.375.1055 - www.chicevents.com
  • Eventscapes - 831.728.2980 - www.eventscapesinc.com
  • Fionna Floral - 831.423.7636 - www.fionnafloral.com

Entertainment

  • All Occasions Entertainment - 831.566.4672 - www.alloccasionsnow.com 
  • DNA Entertainment - 831.372.5555 - www.dnaent.com
  • Elite Entertainment - 888.733.8889 - www.e3music.com
  • Music Now DJs - 877.423.4423 - www.musicnowdj.com
  • Santa Cruz Live Music and DJ - 831.325.3609 - www.SCLiveMusicDJ.com 
  • Sound in Motion Entertainment - 831.427.0700 - www.SoundInMotionEG.com

Florists

  • Eventscapes - 831.728.2980 - www.eventscapesinc.com 
  • Fionna Floral - 831.423.7636 - www.fionnafloral.com
  • Sweeley’s Design Shop - 831.427.2101 - www.sweeleysdesign.com

Health & Beauty Services

  • Hair Designs by Kye - 831.426.3363 - www.hairbykye.com

Lighting

  • Eventscapes - 831.728.2980 - www.eventscapesinc.com
  • Sound in Motion Entertainment - 831.427.0700 - www.SoundInMotionEG.com

Officiants

  • Barbara Boyd - 831.325.8808 - www.WeddingWire.com
  • Honey in the Heart Ceremonies - 831.325.7254 - www.honeyintheheart.net
  • Rev. Clyde Vaughn - 831.212.1052 - www.WeddingsWithRevClyde.com

Photo Booths

  • DNA Entertainment - 831.372.5555 - www.dnaent.com
  • Elite Entertainment - 888.733.8889 - www.e3music.com
  • Music Now DJs - 877.423.4423 - www.musicnowdj.com
  • Santa Cruz Live Music and DJ - 831.325.3609 - www.SCLiveMusicDJ.com

Photography

  • Annie K. Rowland Photography - 831.466.0663 - www.akrowland.com
  • Expressive Photographics - 831.687.9069 - www.expressivephotographics.com
  • Huy Pham Photography - 408.726.2906 - www.huyphamphotography.com
  • Kaemmerling Photography & Video - 831.477.9077 - www.kaemmerling.com
  • Mike Danen Photography + Cinema - 831.325.9904 - www.mikedanen.com
  • Neil Simmons Photography - 831.429.5512 - www.neilsimmonsphotography.com
  • Orbie Pullen Photography - 831.234.9448  - www.orbiepullen.com
  • Susan Helgeson Photography - 831.425.5424 - www.susanhelgeson.com

Videography

  • Annie K. Rowland Photography - 831.466.0663 - www.akrowland.com
  • Kaemmerling Photography & Video - 831.477.9077 - www.kaemmerling.com
  • Kessler Films - 408.396.2788 - www.kesslerfilms.com
  • Mike Danen Photography + Cinema - 831.325.9904 - www.mikedanen.com
  • Neil Simmons Photography - 831.429.5512 - www.neilsimmonsphotography.com

Wedding Resource

  • Little White Book - www.LittleWhiteBook.com

Room Blocks

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Luxury Accomodations For Your Guests

Your guests will enjoy many onsite amenities such as complimentary wireless internet, full use of Chaminade grounds including fitness center, spa, year round heated swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, tennis courts, hiking trails, sand volleyball and more.  We strongly recommend reserving your room block immediately after booking your event.  Due to limited availability and business levels, we often sell out months in advance.

Wedding Room Blocks

One of the wonderful amenities of celebrating your wedding at a resort location is the option of having your guests stay on property.  For this reason, we offer group blocks to suit your needs which provide a discount to your guests as well as give them a full resort experience. 

Social Room Blocks

Whether you are planning a getaway to Santa Cruz, coming for a sporting event or holding a holiday party, Chaminade is perfect location for your guests to stay.  Just minutes away from every major attraction in Santa Cruz, Chaminade offers a relaxed resort feel without having to drive miles to get there.

 

Bridal Spa Pampering

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The Spa at Chaminade welcomes you and your bridal party for a full day of relaxation, wellness, and rejuvenation. Melt away the stresses of your upcoming wedding at our secluded resort, while indulging in a variety of luxurious massages and skincare treatments.

 

Bachelorette Spa Parties

Spend the day with us being spoiled by our masseurs or therapists, then lounge poolside with your closest friends for a day of pampering and relaxation. A minimum of eight guests or ten 50-minute treatments will receive 10% off the total cost of treatments or book our specially designed discounted packages for additional inclusions.

To book your Group Spa Event contact our spa supervisor at 831.465.3458 or email spa@chaminaderesortspa.com

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Bridal Spa Services

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Spa Packages

Bachelorette Party Package

  • 25 Minute Sore hand & foot massage 
  • 25 Minute Anti-stress facial 
  • Complimentary Glass of champagne 
  • $165 per person (Includes 20% service charge) Regular price $180

Bridal Party Package

  • 50 Minute Simply Zen massage 
  • 25 Minute Anti-stress facial
  • Complimentary Glass of champagne 
  • $210 per person (Includes 20% service charge) Regular price $234

Bride to Be

  • 75 Minute Seasonal facial 
  • 80 Minute Simply Zen massage with aromatherapy 
  • Complimentary Glass of champagne 
  • $ 375 per person (Includes 20% service charge) Regular price $408

 

Bridal and Special Occasion Makeup Services

Bridal Makeup Consultation:

  • ​$90.00 - An hour long appointment focusing on color matching and perfecting your look for your wedding day.

Bridal Makeup Application (day of):

  • $144.00 - An hour and a half makeup application for the bride. Can take place in our spa or hotel room.
  • *Bride must book consultation in order to have day of make up *

Bridal Party Make-up Application:

  • ​$90.00 per person- An hour long appointment for the members of the bridal party. 

Special Occasion Make-up Application:

  • ​$90.00 per person - An hour long appointment including consultation for any special occasion.

All prices include a 20% service charge *Please schedule as far in advance as you can as our makeup Artist aren’t always available *

Spa Frequently Asked Questions

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WHAT QUALIFIES AS A SPA GROUP FOR 10% OFF?

A minimum of eight guests or ten 50-minute treatments. To view a complete list of services, click here! Groups will receive a 10% discount off the total cost of treatments (cannot be combined with packages or other discounts).

WHAT CAN YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE SPA AT CHAMINADE?

Steam Room
Himalayan Salt Sauna
Heated outdoor swimming pool
Two outdoor whirlpools
Three miles of scenic hiking trails
Executive Fitness Center
Meditation room
Private spa patio, with Koi pond
Complimentary hot tea

SPA HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm 
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm 

ARE FITNESS CLASSES AND ACCESS TO THE EXECUTIVE FITNESS CENTER INCLUDED?

Executive fitness center access is included with your spa appointment, and we offer a variety of complimentary group fitness classes.

WHAT DINING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH?

Delivery from Linwood’s restaurant generally takes a minimum of 45 minutes for groups of eight, and for parties of ten plus we are happy to coordinate with our restaurant to assist with reservations. For guests who are interested in ordering drinks and would prefer not to wait for delivery from the bar, we have a limited menu of wine and champagne options available for immediate sale in the spa. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note we have a 24 hour cancelation policy. Appointments that are not canceled or rescheduled with at least 24-hours notice will be charged to the credit card on file.

Photo Credits

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Photos on this page are courtesy of:

Danny Dong Photography

Orbie Pullen Photography

Neil Simmons Photography

John Kaemmerling Photography