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How to Plan an El Prado Hotel Wedding

Ultimate Planning Guide to an El Prado Hotel Wedding
(with pricing and photos)

El Prado Hotel, formerly the Garden Court Hotel, is an upscale boutique hotel in Palo Alto’s downtown district. Its convenient downtown location is within easy reach of many of Palo Alto’s shopping and education areas. It also sits in a strategic location if you are looking for a wedding location in the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula, Silicon Valley, and San Jose. It is the only luxury boutique area within Downtown Palo Alto’s City center, making it a sought-after destination for many weddings in the area. 

Why an El Prado Hotel Wedding?

Besides its convenient location, El Prado hotel offers five-star services, so you can rest assured your big day will flow smoothly. It stands out for offering 24hr service, but it is mostly known among locals for its brick oven pizza and brunch availed at the onsite restaurant. This contemporary chic hotel has undergone a recent remodel, but it still retains the essential things that made it famous. Its Spanish open-air living ambiance is not lost, and so is the relaxing and subdued nature of the whole place.

El Prado Hotel Wedding Cost

Rental Fee : contact for pricing

Your wedding package gives you access to bride and groom dressing rooms, onsite childcare facilities, a coat check area, a dance floor, a hospitality room, and a lounge area. AV equipment is provided for by the venue, as well as all the furniture and utensils needed. There is no music cutoff time and no insurance requirement when using the space. 

Your traveling guests can book an overnight room and travel via San Francisco / SFO, which is just 17 miles away. 

El Prado Hotel Wedding Spaces

Capacity : 300 guests

For an event that you will probably experience once in a lifetime, El Prado hotel pulls all the stops to make it equally as memorable. It is open for wedding ceremonies, cocktail receptions, and wedding receptions, with packages starting at just over $1000. The natural elegance of the space makes it easy to decorate, and even the Open-air courtyard, which is the main event space, is eye-catching. 

The open-air courtyard has a trademark central fountain, creating the perfect atmosphere in a private space to tie the knot. You can set it up as you wish, albeit with the approval of the management. Natural light floods the space, and at night, twinkle lights create a stary space. The lights and the colors are not harsh, so you don’t have to worry about it clashing with your setup. The event spaces are available throughout the year. 

Your guests can stay in this sleek 62 room hotel with balconies or patios opening into the courtyard. You can flow the party indoors and outdoors. Even the standard rooms are fully fitted. Even better, there are wheelchair-accessible rooms. The recent remodel that also brought about the name change further improved the rooms to offer modern sensibilities – those you can only find in a small hotel.

Check out more Palo Alto wedding venues if you would like to see what else is out there

Check out my other Palo Alto wedding venue planning guides for more ideas :

University Club of Palo Alto
Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

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