San Jose Wedding Venue
196 North Third Street
San Jose, California 95112
Located in the heart of historic downtown San Jose, this 1924 landmark is no ordinary venue. As you walk up the broad granite steps, past the enormous urns and soaring columns, you can't help but be impressed by the stately elegance of its neoclassic design.
That impression carries through to the interior spaces as well. The Corinthian Room is the event center's main ballroom, and it has all the elements of a true ballroom. You enter through a foyer, regally outfitted with a crystal chandelier and a hand-painted wood-beam ceiling. Once inside the Corinthian Room, you're struck by its grand proportions and majestic features. The 60-foot ceiling has massive wood beams, and is inset with alternating panes of blue glass and intricately detailed panels of gold leaf grillwork. Six extraordinary wrought-iron-and-glass lanterns hang from the ceiling like giant luminous earrings, while five 30-foot palm trees embedded with twinkle lights add sparkle. At one end of the room is a stage with a carved stone proscenium arch framing red velvet curtains; at the other end is a carved granite balcony, where just-married couples often dance their first dance. Banquettes along the sides of the room make cozy seating areas, and there's a raised section that's ideal for the head table. The hardwood dance floor is permanently ensconced in front of the stage.
Smaller functions take place in the Gold and Silver Rooms or the Phoenix Lounge. All have crystal chandeliers, cream walls, and ceilings baffled for sound. You can reserve these spaces individually, or combine them to make one long room that's perfect for a corporate meeting or small social event. The Olympia Room, a large private room with white walls and pastel detailing, is available for small meetings and as a bride's dressing area.
Whether you're getting married or planning a company meeting or party, the center's staff will help you orchestrate it. And if you're inviting out-of-town guests, they'll appreciate being close to many of San Jose's best hotels and cultural activities.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gold and Silver Rooms combined hold up to 100 seated guests; the Olympia and Decathlon Rooms each hold 60 seated, and the Corinthian Room seats 300.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 5–300 seated or up to 500 standing guests indoors. The ballroom can accommodate 300 seated or 500 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 5–350 seated guests.
For special events and weddings, a nonrefundable $2,000 deposit secures your date and is required when reservations are made. Full payment is due 5 days prior to your event. For 5 hours' use, the rental fee ranges $500–3,500 depending on the space selected. There is a ceremony setup charge. In-house catering is provided: Meals start at $46/person; alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional. Note: There is a food & beverage minimum which varies depending on the day of the week, a $12,000 minimum is required for functions held on Saturday evenings. All wedding events have private use of the event center when the food & beverage minimum is met. Off-site catering is also available.
For business functions, weekday morning and afternoon rental rates run $150–1,000 depending on the room(s) selected. Food pricing will vary depending on the type of function, guest count and event duration.
Special Events, Parties
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
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