Outdoor Wedding at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA
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California Dream Wedding at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz

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 or click here to email us.

*Main Top Photo Courtesy of Danny Dong Photography

*Sunset Photo to Right Courtesy of Orbie Pullen Photography.

Experience a Wedding at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA

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.

*Left Photo Courtesy of Neil SImmons Photography.
*Right Photo Courtesy of Indulge Wedding Photography & Cinema

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.

*Photo courtesy of Tony Fitzgerald Photography

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. 

*Photo Courtesy of Orbie Pullen Photography

Elegant Reception Locations

Enjoy your guests company in several different locations for your reception. Every location has a view of the sparkling ocean, and gorgeous hillside.

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.

*Photo courtesy of John Kaemmerling Photography

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.

*Photo Courtesy of Neil Simmons Photography.