A Santa Cruz tradition for over 60 years, the Inn at Pasatiempo has recently undergone a marvelous makeover. Now featuring a beautiful ceremony garden, encircled by a gently sloping terrace and dressed with redwood bark, native grasses, and evergreen pear saplings. Couples exchange vows beneath a pergola topped with white sails, sheltered by a woodsy backdrop of acacia and willow trees.
Banquet and catering facilities are provided by our onsite restaurant and include a variety of menu options.
Onsite guestrooms have been recently renovated with modern comfort in mind. Vaulted ceilings, warm earth tones and nature-themed décor whisper of an upscale mountain lodge. Discounted room rates are available for overnight wedding guests.
"We had booked the Back Nine for my daughters bridal shower this past July. We booked early and had time to communicate back and forth regarding what exactly we wanted to come from this very important event. We chose the brunch packet and added a few other items. You guys were very accommodating with our vision. We were so pleased that we were able to bring in our own decorations to personalize it our way. The food was fantastic and such a beautiful variety. Everyone had a wonderful time and was pretty impressed by it all. It couldn’t have been more perfect and the staff was very friendly. I’d recommend the Back Nine to anybody looking for a venue for such event."
“Elyse, Michele and the whole Back Nine team went ABOVE AND BEYOND for our wedding this past Summer. Due to COVID, we opted for a smaller ceremony/reception and cannot say enough wonderful things about the venue, food, staff etc. Although we were a smaller group, the venue could easily work for any group size. Everyone we worked with from start to finish, were top notch! Very prompt, polite and professional. Several months later, our friends and families are still talking about how amazing our wedding was!”
“The Inn at Pasatiempo was the perfect venue for my husband's 75th birthday party! From my first contact with the event coordinator, to the end of the superb three-course meal, I felt that our family was treated with the utmost professionalism and attention to detail. We arrived at our Fireside Suite at the Inn the day before the big event and were already able to view the room and setup for the main event. The BackNine Bar was the perfect greeting place for our guests as they checked into the Inn the next day. The service and food there was also amazing. We had 32 guests in attendance and Elyse, our event coordinator, was on hand at all times to ensure a smooth flow from setup, through the cocktail hour, through dinner and beyond. I can't thank you enough for making the burden of planning the 75th Birthday Bash a breeze. If you are considering any event, whether small or large, I would highly recommend the Inn at Pasatiempo, not only for its impeccable grounds, tastefully decorated rooms and suites, event center, but especially for the kindness, professionalism, and wonderful staff.”
"The staff at Pasatiempo was extremely responsive via email, which was so important since my wife and I were planning a wedding all the way from the east coast! Pasatiempo is gorgeous: we fell in love with the rustic fixtures and outdoor pool and garden area. The food was so good, all of our friends and family agreed. There was enough space for food, dancing, all the fun wedding festivities! The location is within 15 minutes to the beach, which is where we held our ceremony, and the Henry Cowell State Park, where we had our first look photos taken among the gorgeous redwoods. As an LGBTQ couple, we felt welcomed and celebrated, fully! We can't thank the team at Pasatiempo and Back Nine enough!!! "
"The Inn at Pasatiempo went above and beyond our expectations for our wedding reception. When we had to reschedule due to the pandemic, Joanna was very understanding and worked with us to find a new date. The day of, we had a beautiful reception in the wedding garden, which was conveniently adjacent to our hotel room. Elyse was an amazing resource for us as she organized the entire event and even allowed us to have our dance floor indoors for those that wanted to dance well into the night. I can't recommend the Inn enough, they truly made our day magical."
"We booked Back Nine for our wedding rehearsal dinner in October 2021. Working with the banquet manager Elyse and her team was an absolute pleasure. We opted to have our dinner outside in the wedding garden, but there is an indoor banquet option as well. The garden was beautiful and lit up for our evening dinner. The food and service was excellent as well. All of our guests really enjoyed the evening. We would highly recommended Back Nine to anyone looking for a venue for their next gathering!"
"Thank you so much for everything you and your staff did to make Beth’s Baby Shower so wonderful. The guests loved everything, from the setting to the food to the bar. This was the easiest and most stress-free shower I have ever hosted. If I ever do another one, you will be the first person I contact!"