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Chaminade Resort and Spa

Santa Cruz , CA

LOCATION

1 Chaminade Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 US (map)

PHONE

831-475-5600

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Commanding breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and rolling hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a storybook setting for celebrating life’s cherished moments. Plan outdoor events... Read more
Commanding breathtaking views of the Monterey Bay and rolling hills, Chaminade Resort & Spa is a storybook setting for celebrating life’s cherished moments. Plan outdoor events year-round beneath sunny skies, or within our elegant indoor venues. Whether a family reunion, holiday party, bridal shower or elegant wedding, Chaminade’s catering staff will make sure that your event is perfect. Special occasions at Chaminade Resort & Spa create lifelong memories. So, let the festivities begin!

Weddings
Weddings at Chaminade are utterly captivating. Take your vows amidst the seasonal floral displays and beautiful arbor of the Spanish Courtyard Terrace or gather for a sunset reception on The Sunset Patio featuring dramatic views of rolling wooded hillsides and the ocean on the horizon. Your guests will be amazed at the true natural beauty of Chaminade Resort & Spa. The happy couple will enjoy a stress-free day as our experienced wedding coordinators dedicate their time to make dreams come true!

Professional Wedding Planner
Stunning venues for weddings & special events
Panoramic views of Monterey Bay
Year-Round Outdoor Venues
Ballroom with Ocean Views & Private Balcony
Catering & Wedding Packages
Exquisite Cuisine
Complimentary Valet Parking
To discuss your wedding plans, contact our Catering Manager at 831.475.5600
Special Events - Rehearsal Dinners - Post Wedding Brunch
Chaminade Resort & Spa’s catering team is excited about helping you with any of your upcoming social functions. Our team specializes in helping plan, coordinate and facilitate memorable events. Of course, Chaminade's outstanding service staff, banquet facilities and delicious cuisine virtually assure the success of any function. Whatever the occasion, our attentive staff will make sure your experience is nothing less than perfect, down to the smallest detail. So, let the festivities begin! Make Chaminade your choice for your next big event. We promise to make it truly memorable. To discuss your upcoming event, contact our Catering Manager at 831.475.5600. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1904
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
230
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
17
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
156
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
114
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
114
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
1904
When was your venue last renovated?
2011
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Hotel, Restaurant
Describe the style of your venue
Coastal, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
17
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
Yes
Number of guest rooms
156
Number of suites
44
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
114
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
114
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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samantha
Wedding:
9/9/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I decided in august of 2014 to be married on Tuesday September 9th 2014. Short notice, we know. When we first called Chaminade Resort and Spa and spoke to Laura she was extremely kind, helpful, and patient saying she'd wait for us later in the afternoon to come by and check out the place after we were finished looking at other venues. From the moment we walked into Chaminade and met with Laura my husband and I knew that was the place. It was beautiful yet simple and elegant. Laura was the best thing to have happened to us with having such a short time line to plan our wedding. From the get go she was responsive, prompt, professional, patient...i just can't even say enough great things about her. Also, her coworker Angela was very helpful the few times I spoke to her as well. Chaminade ' s attention to detail and customer service was above and beyond. Do yourselves a favor and book Chaminade through Laura for your wedding or any other event and you will not be disappointed. She is a God send.
My husband and I decided in august of 2014 to be married on Tuesday September 9th 2014. Short notice, we know. When we Read more...
My husband and I decided in august of 2014 to be married on Tuesday September 9th 2014. Short notice, we know. When we first called Chaminade Resort and Spa and spoke to Laura she was extremely kind, helpful, and patient saying she'd wait for us later in the afternoon to come by and check out the place after we were finished looking at other venues. From the moment we walked into Chaminade and met with Laura my husband and I knew that was the place. It was beautiful yet simple and elegant. Laura was the best thing to have happened to us with having such a short time line to plan our wedding. From the get go she was responsive, prompt, professional, patient...i just can't even say enough great things about her. Also, her coworker Angela was very helpful the few times I spoke to her as well. Chaminade ' s attention to detail and customer service was above and beyond. Do yourselves a favor and book Chaminade through Laura for your wedding or any other event and you will not be disappointed. She is a God send. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Transportation, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We had a wedding dinner celebration for our son and daughter in law at Chaminade this summer. Angela Cima-Edmonds was very responsive to questions emails during the 6 month planning process. She encouraged us to go with the larger room which turned out be the best decision as the # of guests was higher than anticipated. She helped us make choices to keep the costs reasonable. Shannon helped us out with all the details during the dinner. The setting was beautiful on the patio facing the ocean on a perfect evening of the summer solstice. Many of our guests were from out of town and were able to experience a taste of Santa Cruz from that evening at Chaminade. Our son and daughter in law were very pleased. Thank you Angela and Shannon.
We had a wedding dinner celebration for our son and daughter in law at Chaminade this summer. Angela Cima-Edmonds was very Read more...
We had a wedding dinner celebration for our son and daughter in law at Chaminade this summer. Angela Cima-Edmonds was very responsive to questions emails during the 6 month planning process. She encouraged us to go with the larger room which turned out be the best decision as the # of guests was higher than anticipated. She helped us make choices to keep the costs reasonable. Shannon helped us out with all the details during the dinner. The setting was beautiful on the patio facing the ocean on a perfect evening of the summer solstice. Many of our guests were from out of town and were able to experience a taste of Santa Cruz from that evening at Chaminade. Our son and daughter in law were very pleased. Thank you Angela and Shannon. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Laura was amazing!! She did an phenomenal job of coordinating the wedding and suggesting vendors. She helped me keep on track with the timetable so that everything was done on time. She also was extremely warm, enthusiastic, supportive and fun! She helped make my experience at the Chaminade wonderful!
Laura was amazing!! She did an phenomenal job of coordinating the wedding and suggesting vendors. She helped me keep on Read more...
Laura was amazing!! She did an phenomenal job of coordinating the wedding and suggesting vendors. She helped me keep on track with the timetable so that everything was done on time. She also was extremely warm, enthusiastic, supportive and fun! She helped make my experience at the Chaminade wonderful! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Chaminade will always hold a special place in my heart for providing an absolutely perfect wedding weekend. If you get the chance to work with their wedding coordinator, Laura Manriquez, you are a lucky person! I was stressed out, not being a planner myself, and I feel like after 1 meeting with Laura she took the stress right away! She is excellent at her job. We were anticipating rainy weather for our wedding and Laura came up with 3 scenarios so we had a plan no matter what happened. It rained all day but at the last minute, as the rain stopped temporarily, we made the call to have the wedding outside and the staff made it happen! She knew it was our goal (and hers!) to get married under the beautiful blooming arbor... and we did!

It was a dream weekend. All the staff was perfectly attentive. The rooms were great. As cheesy as this sounds, Laura made our dream wedding come true. It exceeded all expectations. A huge thank you to Chaminade Staff and Laura!
Chaminade will always hold a special place in my heart for providing an absolutely perfect wedding weekend. If you get the Read more...
Chaminade will always hold a special place in my heart for providing an absolutely perfect wedding weekend. If you get the chance to work with their wedding coordinator, Laura Manriquez, you are a lucky person! I was stressed out, not being a planner myself, and I feel like after 1 meeting with Laura she took the stress right away! She is excellent at her job. We were anticipating rainy weather for our wedding and Laura came up with 3 scenarios so we had a plan no matter what happened. It rained all day but at the last minute, as the rain stopped temporarily, we made the call to have the wedding outside and the staff made it happen! She knew it was our goal (and hers!) to get married under the beautiful blooming arbor... and we did!

It was a dream weekend. All the staff was perfectly attentive. The rooms were great. As cheesy as this sounds, Laura made our dream wedding come true. It exceeded all expectations. A huge thank you to Chaminade Staff and Laura! Read less
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Molly
Wedding:
10/18/2013
5.0/5.0
As a bride, you want everything to be perfect and thanks to Angela and Chaminade, everything was! We looked at many venues for our wedding but Chaminade made the most sense for us.
1. We held the rehearsal dinner on the Sunset Patio/Manresa Room and the weather was gorgeous (our east coast guests were jealous of CA). It allowed us the flexibility to have cocktails on the patio but have a warm spot inside to eat and have toasts. The menus were flexible so we were able to adapt our taste buds with a combo of a few different menus. Plus, our guests were able to continue the party in the bar and then walk back to their room. Win-win
2. The reception was great! I had LOTS of "extras" (pictures hung in hallway and bathrooms, cookie table with pictures,etc) that needed to be set up and Angela didn't even blink an eye. The room looked great (ordered lights from Eventscapes) and the food/wine was delicious. We had 2 chefs as guests at our wedding so we were a little nervous but the steak/lobster did not disappoint (along with the other meals too). At the end of the night, they put everything in one spot so we could gather it the next morning - made our lives so easy.
3. Angela will be your savior! She was quick to respond to all my emails/calls and put my mind at ease at every step. She actually made planning fun! She gave suggestions but never pushed and definitely did not take over at all. Tastings were set up and presented so professionally.
4. The venue: the view is spectacular but the peace of mind of having your guests able to walk back to their rooms was the best. The staff was helpful and accommodating for my guests and for me.
5. The gal that coordinated my hotel rooms was less than helpful but left Chaminade 3 weeks prior to the event so that negates my only negative feedback.
I highly recommend Chaminade!
As a bride, you want everything to be perfect and thanks to Angela and Chaminade, everything was! We looked at many venues Read more...
As a bride, you want everything to be perfect and thanks to Angela and Chaminade, everything was! We looked at many venues for our wedding but Chaminade made the most sense for us.
1. We held the rehearsal dinner on the Sunset Patio/Manresa Room and the weather was gorgeous (our east coast guests were jealous of CA). It allowed us the flexibility to have cocktails on the patio but have a warm spot inside to eat and have toasts. The menus were flexible so we were able to adapt our taste buds with a combo of a few different menus. Plus, our guests were able to continue the party in the bar and then walk back to their room. Win-win
2. The reception was great! I had LOTS of "extras" (pictures hung in hallway and bathrooms, cookie table with pictures,etc) that needed to be set up and Angela didn't even blink an eye. The room looked great (ordered lights from Eventscapes) and the food/wine was delicious. We had 2 chefs as guests at our wedding so we were a little nervous but the steak/lobster did not disappoint (along with the other meals too). At the end of the night, they put everything in one spot so we could gather it the next morning - made our lives so easy.
3. Angela will be your savior! She was quick to respond to all my emails/calls and put my mind at ease at every step. She actually made planning fun! She gave suggestions but never pushed and definitely did not take over at all. Tastings were set up and presented so professionally.
4. The venue: the view is spectacular but the peace of mind of having your guests able to walk back to their rooms was the best. The staff was helpful and accommodating for my guests and for me.
5. The gal that coordinated my hotel rooms was less than helpful but left Chaminade 3 weeks prior to the event so that negates my only negative feedback.
I highly recommend Chaminade! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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susan
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Everything went so smoothly. Our questions were sometimes answered BEFORE we even knew we had them! We would recommend Chaminade and our consultant Angela in a heartbeat. Beautiful location and totally professional attention to detail.
Everything went so smoothly. Our questions were sometimes answered BEFORE we even knew we had them! We would recommend Read more...
Everything went so smoothly. Our questions were sometimes answered BEFORE we even knew we had them! We would recommend Chaminade and our consultant Angela in a heartbeat. Beautiful location and totally professional attention to detail. Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Chaminade was amazing.

From the first day we visited the venue through the day of our wedding, Angela Edmonds our on-site wedding planner and the staff at Chaminade were terrific and very professional. Angela was always available to answer our many questions and accommodating dealing with up-to-the minute changes. The staff was always very helpful, friendly and responsive to the needs of our guests.

Our guests who stayed the weekend with us at Chaminade enjoyed the pool, tennis courts, spa, hiking trials and accommodations.

Highly recommended.
Our wedding at Chaminade was amazing.

From the first day we visited the venue through the day of our wedding, Read more...
Our wedding at Chaminade was amazing.

From the first day we visited the venue through the day of our wedding, Angela Edmonds our on-site wedding planner and the staff at Chaminade were terrific and very professional. Angela was always available to answer our many questions and accommodating dealing with up-to-the minute changes. The staff was always very helpful, friendly and responsive to the needs of our guests.

Our guests who stayed the weekend with us at Chaminade enjoyed the pool, tennis courts, spa, hiking trials and accommodations.

Highly recommended. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were married at Chaminade in early August. We want everyone to know that we highly recommend this location for the ceremony and reception. Angela and Shannon were great, and went out of their way to make our special day amazing. In fact, everyone we worked with was extremely accommodating and did what it took to make the entire experience worry free.
We were married at Chaminade in early August. We want everyone to know that we highly recommend this location for the Read more...
We were married at Chaminade in early August. We want everyone to know that we highly recommend this location for the ceremony and reception. Angela and Shannon were great, and went out of their way to make our special day amazing. In fact, everyone we worked with was extremely accommodating and did what it took to make the entire experience worry free. Read less
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sanderson
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Chaminade was simply outstanding in helping make our daughter's wedding the best it could be. From the first moment we met with Angela, we were treated with kindness and respect. Additionally, all of the services that they provided made planning the big event very easy and peaceful. Angela was extremenly well organized and helpful every step of the way. The food was great and the venue was spectacular!
The Chaminade was simply outstanding in helping make our daughter's wedding the best it could be. From the first moment we Read more...
The Chaminade was simply outstanding in helping make our daughter's wedding the best it could be. From the first moment we met with Angela, we were treated with kindness and respect. Additionally, all of the services that they provided made planning the big event very easy and peaceful. Angela was extremenly well organized and helpful every step of the way. The food was great and the venue was spectacular! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Highly recommend! Excellent wedding coordinators help you plan every detail. Beautiful ceremony site. Large spaces.W
Highly recommend! Excellent wedding coordinators help you plan every detail. Beautiful ceremony site. Large spaces.W
Highly recommend! Excellent wedding coordinators help you plan every detail. Beautiful ceremony site. Large spaces.W Read less
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