The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City

Events

Whether you are hosting an exclusive board meeting or a tech-savvy sales conference for up to 500 guests, The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort offers an impressive venue for signature gatherings. From nine distinctive settings with natural light and golf course views to enchanting outdoor terraces and lawns, we have the ideal setting for any occasion. From the most demanding requirements to the final touches, a seamless integration of every service a client requires is at the experienced hands of the hotel staff. Impressive catering services and superior technology is coordinated by our dedicated event managers and supported by the capable hands of on the floor staff.

12

Event Rooms

1502 SQ MT

Total Event Space

515

Capacity Largest Space

4

Breakout Rooms

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Tell us about your event, then we’ll contact you and plan it together.

Boardroom with wide window area and conference calling equipment on a long table with padded chairs and arranged place settings.

Meetings & Events

Hold an enlightening meeting with a golf course view and plenty of natural light shining through

Our conference rooms offer AV equipment, which includes a TV, video camera and portable PA system
Keep your business partners happy by ordering from our diverse and healthy catering menu options
Coupled with our Llano Bonito venues is a 24-hour business center with copy and fax capabilities
Don't stress over any communication barriers, as our Panama City staff services in various languages
Follow of session of brainstorming with a delicious meal from one of our five on-site restaurants
Meeting Venues

Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom can accommodate 500 guests as 1 venue or be divided into 4 separate venues for smaller functions.

A spacious grand ballroom with windows adorning one side with a set of doors to the outside, and a wide carpeted area with optional sections arranged in it.
A boardroom with a long table featuring modern padded office chairs and individual place settings and writing pads, all with view of an incorporated projector and screen on one wall.

The Boardroom

Apart from the beautiful views to the golf course, the magnificence of this room is matched by its technological attributes, with built-in sound systems, built-in projector and screen. It is also equipped with modern Conferencing Phones and internet broadcasting.

U-shaped meeting table setup within a spacious boardroom with side tables providing refreshments next to wide open windows overlooking the hotel grounds.

Breakout Rooms

Our Breakout Rooms feature natural light and golf course views.

Nighttime view of one of the hotel entrances and a lit reflecting pool.

Outdoor Venues

Beautiful outdoor venues for creative and special events.

It’s your day and it must be perfect. So, when you’re choosing a venue for your wedding, you look for the perfect location. The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, an Urban Oasis in the outskirts from the city, with stunning urban and golf views to offer you the best impeccable service for your big day. The Santa Maria Hotel & Golf Resort is a chic, stylish wedding destination with a breathtaking golf course setting, sophisticated salons, lush gardens and lawns. With a deep commitment to personalized service, we host every wedding with unparalleled care and attention. Trust our experienced wedding planners and caterers to design a celebration with no detail overlooked, from venue décor and gourmet cuisine to flowers, photography and entertainment to accommodations and recreational activities for your guests.

Larger ballroom with a single round banquet table in the foreground, decorated in white lace and floral arrangements.

Weddings & Occasions

Take advantage of the beautiful Panama City weather and surroundings by getting married outdoors

Our Grand Salon venue boasts a skyline view and hosts up to 515 visitors in a reception setup
With authentic food prepared by a renowned Panamanian chef, treat your guests to delicious catering
Complimentary Wi-Fi will make posting photos and videos to social media easy and swift
Plan the perfect event with the help of available AV equipment, featuring a microphone and PA system
Pre or post-wedding, get a spa treatment or enjoy a romantic dinner at our Llano Bonito resort hotel

Santa María Golf & Country Club

Our hotel is located on the beautifully manicured grounds of the Santa María Golf & Country Club, with modern architecture and ambiance offering an elegant backdrop. Welcome your guests with a sunset cocktail reception by the pool and vine-draped pergolas. Treat the bridal party to a day of pampering at The SPA or host a golf outing on the Nicklaus Design championship course. Exchange vows, then celebrate with an evening of dinner and dancing in the Grand Ballroom. Host your wedding at La Plaza, by our palatial - and spectacular - pool, overlooking our championship golf course or at La Terraza Restaurant.

Open view of golf course fringed by palm trees.

Creative Catering

Our creative catering team provides a range of enticing possibilities for elegant weddings or personalized wedding menus, including fresh seafood, imported USDA Prime beef and a curated selection of wines from around the world. Our Executive Chef will personally consult with the bride and groom to create a fully personalized wedding menu.

Private Dining Room

Beautifully Bespoke Wedding Packages

We believe your wedding should be as individual as you are – so with a dedicated wedding coordinator unobtrusively with you every step of the way, we pride ourselves on creating beautifully bespoke wedding packages to meet everything you’ve ever wished for – whatever the weather! Featuring; Attractive rooms and internal spaces, with great decoration style. | Ability for beautiful outdoor montages overlooking the golf course. | Wedding planner dedicated to the coordination of the event. | Banquet and gourmet catering with first-class gastronomy.

Wedding Inclusions:

  • Professional wedding coordinator
  • Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability
  • Late checkout for bride and groom
  • 20% discount on spa treatments – only applicable for 60-90 minute treatments.

 

Ceremony Inclusions:

  • Symbolic wedding ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony location
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Ceremony sound system

 

Reception Inclusions:

  • Served dinner reception (semi-private dinner at Mestizo Restaurant – set menu)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Naked wedding cake (One-tier)"

Wedding Inclusions:

  • Professional wedding coordinator
  • VIP Arrival – Signature welcome cocktail and fresh, rose water towels for the couple
  • Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability
  • Delightful breakfast in bed
  • Late checkout for bride and groom
  • 20% discount on spa treatments – only applicable for 60-90 minute treatments.

 

Ceremony Inclusions:

  • Symbolic wedding ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony location
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Boutonniere
  • Ceremony chairs – Martha Stewart or Banquet
  • Ceremony table setup (Luxury white linens and a beautiful centerpiece)
  • Ceremony sound system

 

Reception Inclusions:

  • Served dinner reception (semi-private dinner at Mestizo Restaurant – set menu)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Naked wedding cake (One-tier)"

Wedding Inclusions:

  • Private transportation from the airport to hotel
  • Bride and groom room upgrade, upon availability
  • VIP Arrival – Signature welcome cocktail and fresh, rose water towels
  • Fresh Roses in guestroom upon arrival
  • Steaming service for bride dress & groom suit
  • Bridal spa morning – manicure, pedicure and hair styling for the bride
  • Getting ready refreshments – Sparkling wine for bride and groom while getting ready for the wedding.

 

Wedding:

  • Professional wedding coordinator to oversee every detail
  • Romantic turn down service with rose petals
  • Aromatherapy couples massage – 30 minutes
  • 20% discount on spa treatments – only applicable for 60-90 minute treatments.
  • Delightful breakfast in bed for next day after wedding ceremony
  • Late checkout for bride and groom

 

Ceremony Inclusions:

  • Bridesmaid bouquet – 4 included
  • Groomsmen boutonniere – 4 included
  • Symbolic wedding ceremony
  • Wedding ceremony location
  • Boutonniere
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Ceremony chairs
  • Ceremony table setup (Luxury white linens and a beautiful centerpiece)
  • Ceremony sound system

 

Reception Inclusions:

  • One-hour Cocktail party after the ceremony
  • Served dinner reception (semi-private dinner at Mestizo Restaurant – set menu)
  • Sparkling wine
  • Naked Wedding cake (One-tier)
  • Romantic dinner for two, including exclusive champagne"
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.ft) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Salon 85.6x59.4x17.1 5085 425 220 150 142 515 330
Salon I 27.9x30.5x17.4 850.4 70 35 30 26 85 50
Salon II 27.9x28.9x17.1 805.1 70 35 30 26 80 50
Salon I & II 27.9x59.4x17.1 1656 140 70 60 50 164 100
Salon III 59.4x27.9x17.1 1656 140 70 60 50 165 100
Salon IV 59.4x30.2x17.1 1792.4 150 80 60 50 180 110
Salon V 24.3x28.5x10.5 693 60 30 30 20 70 40
Salon VI 24.3x28.5x10.5 693 60 30 26 20 70 40
Salon V & VI 24.3x56.8x10.5 1378 115 60 40 40 140 80
Salon VII 24.3x24x10.5 581.5 42 25 26 20 50 30
Salon VIII 24.3x20.7x10.5 501.8 42 25 26 20 50 30
BoardRoom 15.1x31.5x10.5 475.3 - - 14 10 - -
Grand Salon
Dimensions (LxWxH)
85.6x59.4x17.1
Area (sq.ft)
5085
Theater
425
Schoolroom
220
Conference
150
U-Shape
142
Reception
515
Banquet
330
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.9x30.5x17.4
Area (sq.ft)
850.4
Theater
70
Schoolroom
35
Conference
30
U-Shape
26
Reception
85
Banquet
50
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.9x28.9x17.1
Area (sq.ft)
805.1
Theater
70
Schoolroom
35
Conference
30
U-Shape
26
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Salon I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
27.9x59.4x17.1
Area (sq.ft)
1656
Theater
140
Schoolroom
70
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
164
Banquet
100
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
59.4x27.9x17.1
Area (sq.ft)
1656
Theater
140
Schoolroom
70
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
165
Banquet
100
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
59.4x30.2x17.1
Area (sq.ft)
1792.4
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
180
Banquet
110
Salon V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.3x28.5x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
693
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
30
U-Shape
20
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Salon VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.3x28.5x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
693
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Salon V & VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.3x56.8x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
1378
Theater
115
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
140
Banquet
80
Salon VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.3x24x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
581.5
Theater
42
Schoolroom
25
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Salon VIII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
24.3x20.7x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
501.8
Theater
42
Schoolroom
25
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
50
Banquet
30
BoardRoom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
15.1x31.5x10.5
Area (sq.ft)
475.3
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
10
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Meeting Room Dimensions (LxWxH) Area (sq.mt) Theater Schoolroom Conference U-Shape Reception Banquet
Grand Salon 26.1x18.1x5.2 472.41 425 220 150 142 515 330
Salon I 8.5x9.3x5.3 79 70 35 30 26 85 50
Salon II 8.5x8.8x5.2 74.8 70 35 30 26 80 50
Salon I & II 8.5x18.1x5.2 153.85 140 70 60 50 164 100
Salon III 18.1x8.5x5.2 153.85 140 70 60 50 165 100
Salon IV 18.1x9.2x5.2 166.52 150 80 60 50 180 110
Salon V 7.4x8.7x3.2 64.38 60 30 30 20 70 40
Salon VI 7.4x8.7x3.2 64.38 60 30 26 20 70 40
Salon V & VI 7.4x17.3x3.2 128.02 115 60 40 40 140 80
Salon VII 7.4x7.3x3.2 54.02 42 25 26 20 50 30
Salon VIII 7.4x6.3x3.2 46.62 42 25 26 20 50 30
BoardRoom 4.6x9.6x3.2 44.16 - - 14 10 - -
Grand Salon
Dimensions (LxWxH)
26.1x18.1x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
472.41
Theater
425
Schoolroom
220
Conference
150
U-Shape
142
Reception
515
Banquet
330
Salon I
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x9.3x5.3
Area (sq.mt)
79
Theater
70
Schoolroom
35
Conference
30
U-Shape
26
Reception
85
Banquet
50
Salon II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x8.8x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
74.8
Theater
70
Schoolroom
35
Conference
30
U-Shape
26
Reception
80
Banquet
50
Salon I & II
Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5x18.1x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
153.85
Theater
140
Schoolroom
70
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
164
Banquet
100
Salon III
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.1x8.5x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
153.85
Theater
140
Schoolroom
70
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
165
Banquet
100
Salon IV
Dimensions (LxWxH)
18.1x9.2x5.2
Area (sq.mt)
166.52
Theater
150
Schoolroom
80
Conference
60
U-Shape
50
Reception
180
Banquet
110
Salon V
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.4x8.7x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
64.38
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
30
U-Shape
20
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Salon VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.4x8.7x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
64.38
Theater
60
Schoolroom
30
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
70
Banquet
40
Salon V & VI
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.4x17.3x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
128.02
Theater
115
Schoolroom
60
Conference
40
U-Shape
40
Reception
140
Banquet
80
Salon VII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.4x7.3x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
54.02
Theater
42
Schoolroom
25
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
50
Banquet
30
Salon VIII
Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.4x6.3x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
46.62
Theater
42
Schoolroom
25
Conference
26
U-Shape
20
Reception
50
Banquet
30
BoardRoom
Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6x9.6x3.2
Area (sq.mt)
44.16
Theater
-
Schoolroom
-
Conference
14
U-Shape
10
Reception
-
Banquet
-
Banquet
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Conference and Hollow Square
Appropriate for interactive discussions and note-taking sessions for fewer than 25 people. Many hotels have elegant "boardrooms" for 10 to 20 people, equipped with full audiovisual capabilities, a writing board, cork board and a flip chart.
E-Shape, U-Shape and T-Shape
Appropriate for groups of fewer than 40 people. These are best for interaction with a leader seated at the head of the setup. Audiovisual is usually best set up at the open end of the seating.
Theater
Appropriate for large sessions and short lectures that do not require extensive note-taking. This is a convenient setup to use before breaking into discussion or role-playing groups because chairs can be moved.
Reception
Stand-up social function where beverages and light foods are served. Foods may be presented on small buffet tables or passed by servers. May precede a meal function.
Schoolroom or Classroom
The most desirable setup for medium to large-size lectures. Requires a relatively large room. Tables provide attendees with space for spreading out materials and taking notes.
Ovals and Rounds
Generally used for meals and sessions involving small group discussions. A five foot round table seats eight people comfortably. A six foot round table seats 10 people comfortably.
Audio-Visual Equipment
  • AV Technician
  • Film Projector with Screen
  • LCD Projector
  • Microphone
  • PA System
  • TV
  • TV Production Service Provider
  • Teleconferencing
  • Video Camera
  • Videoconferencing
Event Services
  • Decorator
  • Event Lighting
  • Photographer
  • Registration Service
  • Security Guards
Event Equipment & Supplies
  • Blackboards
  • Easels
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lobby Bulletin Board
  • Name Cards
  • Pens / Pencils / Notepad
  • Podium Lectern
  • Spotlights
  • Stack Chairs
  • Tables
  • Wall Charts
Business Services
  • Computers
  • Copy Service
  • Fax Service
  • Printers
Catering Services
  • Continental Breakfast:$24.00 / Person
  • Dinner:$45.00 / Person
  • Full Breakfast:$24.00 / Person
  • Lunch:$35.00 / Person
  • Reception:$40.00 / Person