San Dimas Wedding Venue
1777 Campers View Road
San Dimas, California 91773
We know how stressful wedding planning can be. That’s why we’ve included this tranquil oasis—we challenge you to get stressed out here!
Although not a resort in the conventional sense (there are no overnight accommodations), Puddingstone is a great place to unwind. Stroll down brick paths that meander through stands of pines and eucalyptus. Listen to the trees rustling in the breeze. Fill your eyes with panoramic lake and valley vistas. You’re feeling more relaxed already, right?
Now, imagine you’re getting married here. With its impressive views of Puddingstone Lake and the San Gabriel Valley, the Gazebo Lawn is a fabulous site for a ceremony. There are two spots at the edge of the lawn to choose from, and at sunset either one will reward you with the grand backdrop of a rose-and-amber sky. From either aerie, you’ll feel like you could simply take off and soar out over the shimmering lake below.
Some couples take advantage of Puddingstone’s custom canopy-style tent, which spans the lawn and creates a chapel-like feeling: A series of peaked metal arches down the center of the tent create a corridor for the processional to walk to the gazebo.
After the ceremony, guests are directed to the multilevel canopied Hilltop Deck for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. While everyone mingles, the lawn is reset with tables for dining. The DJ or band typically sets up on the bandstand and a dance floor can be placed anywhere on the grass.
Over the years, the resort has hosted Hawaiian luaus with fire dancers, Renaissance weddings and even a traditional African wedding where the bride was carried in on a carriage-like sedan chair on the shoulders of four men. And, in keeping with Puddingstone’s goal to soothe all guests, the owners have recently renovated the bride’s changing room, so that it’s an especially cool and relaxing hideaway.
Puddingstone is also home to a secluded mountain-and-lakeview event site. Tucked away on a lush mountaintop mesa with unobscured views of Puddingstone Lake and the San Gabriel Valley, this tranquil setting is the perfect retreat for a couple looking for a private location. Create a distinctive and intimate atmosphere as you set your ceremony under a crisp white canopy with a sunset backdrop. A quaint room nearby allows the bride to calm her nerves before the walk down the aisle.
If all this isn’t enough to put you at ease, tucked discreetly among the trees are plenty of three-sided cabanas with hot tubs overlooking the lake below. You and your honey can soak in private, while you contemplate your future together.
Historically, Puddingstone has been very good for relationships: Couples have gotten engaged in a hot tub, married at the resort, and even returned for an anniversary soak. “People come here for candlelight, starlight, and city lights,” says owner Sandy Perkins. “This place is different from anything else in the valley. It’s pure romance.”
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Vista facility holds up to 250 seated guests, the Mesa facility up to 150.
A deposit ranging $300–1,500 is required to reserve the date. 30% of the rental fee is due 6 months prior to the event, 30% is due 3 months prior, and the remaining balance is due 30 days prior. Rental fees range $1,000–7,000 depending on space and time rented, guest count, and type of function.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: BYO, must be insured
Kitchen Facilities: no
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided, extra charge
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: pay phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQs
Cleanup: provided, extra charge or through renter
View: Puddingstone Lake, valley, cityscape
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoor only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, confetti or birdseed
Year-round, daily, 6am–1am.