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8 Best Wedding Venues in Palo Alto CA

The Ultimate Guide to the 8 Best Wedding Venues in Palo Alto CA
(with pricing and photos)

 

If you are looking for the best wedding venues in Palo Alto CA you have come to the right place! Located in the heart of the Peninsula, there are plenty of Palo alto wedding venues to choose from including lush gardens, gorgeous ballrooms, poolside venues, and intimate banquet spaces. Scroll down to see the wide variety of wedding venues in Palo Alto CA to help in planning your celebration.

University Club of Palo Alto

Rental Fee: $1,500 – $3,500 (varies based on member/nonmember and spaces reserved)
Deposit: $1,000

The modern bride and groom will love the industrial fixtures and beautiful simplicity of the University Club at Palo Alto. This venue offers both indoor and outdoor areas for holding marriage ceremonies and receptions. Indoors, you’ll find a large space with high ceilings and hardwood dance floors. The University Club also offers a full service menu. The grounds include a pergola where you can exchange marriage vows, and a bridge where you can have your professional photographer take lovely portraits of you and your new spouse.

Four Seasons Hotel

Packages: $140 – $185 per person

For the urban chic couple, the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto is an excellent choice of venue. Known for the expert service of its on staff wedding specialists and gorgeous decor, this is one of those wedding venues in Palo Alto CA that you know provides the best of both worlds – excellent service and an elegant setting. Another great feature is you can avoid traveling to a different location for your wedding night and just book a hotel room! Just another perfect touch to a perfect hotel wedding venue in Palo Alto CA.

Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

Rental Fee: $2,500 – $3,500
Food & Bev Minimum: $15,000

The Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club is one of the wedding venues in Palo Alto CA that offers a whole suite of indoor and outdoor wedding venues. You can say cheers forever in a classy, beautiful, and timeless venue with a waterfall, rolling greens, and lush greenery in the backdrop. It offers a welcoming atmosphere and makes an ideal space for small and large weddings. A large wedding could use the Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 275 guests and offers floor or ceiling windows to the golf course on three sides and a cascading waterfall. Smaller weddings can use the Members dining room, which is equally as beautiful and can be turned into an intimate candle-lit reception venue at night.

El Prado

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You probably know it by its previous name, Garden Court Hotel. El Prado creates the Spanish open-air living ambiance and surprisingly feels very homely, perhaps because it resonates with the surrounding residential estates. The new facility opens its doors to the public on October 1, 2021, but it has been a traditional venture for many weddings in Palo Alto for us to ignore. This Palo Alto wedding venue is luxurious but in a subdued and relaxed way and will create a fantastic venue for weddings and elopements.

The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse

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You come to The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse for its amazing ambiance and fantastic seafood. That said, it has many private dining areas, and this versatile venue can accommodate weddings of many styles. The venue has a capacity of 275 guests and has options for indoor and outdoor seating for the wedding ceremony and receptions. The gracious hospitality, modern elegant styling tantalizing cuisine exude luxury, and the Asian flair is just the cherry on top. It has the exterior design to match with waterfalls, koi ponds, lush foliage, and quaint footbridges, just to name a few.

Elizabeth Gamble Garden

Rental Fee:  $100/hour (6 hour min.) for weekdays May-Oct. and weekends Nov.-Apr., $1,200 (8 hour min.) for weekends May-Oct. 

Among outdoor Palo alto wedding venues, the Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden stands out for having a serene garden in the heart of Palo Alto. The lush gardens and the historic home of Elizabeth F. Gamble make it a coveted wedding venue for all the good reasons. There are three distinct venues—Wisteria Garden, Rose Garden, and Tea house patio within the venue that can hold up to 50 guests per wedding. It offers an easy venue to decorate, and if it’s a pretty picture you want, the cocoon of nature and beautiful landscapes will guarantee that. You get the colonial vibes of the 1902 Georgian revival-style housing, but the garden and its trademark gazebo give it back its serene, natural vibe. 

The Woman’s Club of Palo Alto

Rental Fee: $4,000 (Sat), $3,000 (Fri/Sun), $300/hr (Mon-Thurs)
Deposit: $1,000

Customize your wedding and bring your favorite vendors to the Women’s Club of Palo Alto. This venue allows you lots of freedom to make the space exactly as you want it. It will fit under 100 guests perfectly, with plenty of room for dancing, dining, and whatever other entertainment you wish to provide. You can’t go wrong when you book the Women’s Club of Palo Alto for your wedding.

Harmony Hall & Courtyard

Rental Fee: $3,500 – $7,000

The Harmony Hall & Courtyard is here for you if your guest list goes above 150 guests. It is an affordable Palo Alto wedding venue that provides large indoor and outdoor spaces to host weddings and events of up to 350 guests. It offers excellent bare-bones and flexibility for you to put your mark on with the décor. There are plenty of possibilities to create your dream wedding, and the well-landscaped grounds, wooded surroundings, and ballrooms offer the detachment to abstract your dream wedding. You shouldn’t leave this off your list if you are looking for affordable Palo Alto wedding venues. 

If you’d like to discuss your wedding, please CONTACT ME and I’d love to chat!

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