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Outdoor Wedding at Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA
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Wedding Ceremony & Reception Sites

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

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.

Take a look at Leslie + Eric's beautiful summer ceremony on the Courtyard Terrace. Reception followed in the Sunset Room, where family and friends created lifelong memories. Click here to see the Real Wedding from start to finish!

*Photo courtesy of Tony Fitzgerald Photography

Sunset Patio

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. 

Looking to view a Real Wedding from start to finish? Click here to see Mieko + Tim tie the knot on the Sunset Patio and then dance the night away during their reception in the Sunset Room.

*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

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 Ballroom With Fireside Patio

Seascape Ballroom With Fireside Patio

Dinner and dancing is now available in the newly renovated and expanded Seascape Ballroom with two sets of French doors leading out to the fireside patio complete with firepit and amazing views of the Monterey Bay. 

Santa Cruz Ballroom

Santa Cruz Ballroom

Dinner and dancing is a favorite in the newly renovated Santa Cruz Ballroom, with a brand new wall of windows looking out over the Monterey Bay.  Transformation to be completed end of April 2020


Photo Courtesy of Neil Simmons Photography.