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Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto

Palo Alto Wedding Venue
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94306

Contact: Sales and Catering
Phone: 650/628-0138
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For a limited time:
      •Book a premium catering package and receive a complimentary suite during your wedding.
      •Ask about the IHG “Honeymoon on Us” offer worth up to $1250.

Why We Like This Place

What do the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and President Clinton’s security dogs have in common? They’ve all been guests at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña! Originally owned by movie star Doris Day, the Cabaña Hotel opened its doors in 1962 and immediately became a magnet for Hollywood luminaries. Described by Life Magazine as “one of the best hotels on the West Coast,” it’s now “the Cabaña reinvented,” thanks to a 21st-century makeover that completely updated the décor, event spaces and guest rooms. However, the venue still retains the breezy, relaxed elegance and innovative design elements that made it a California classic.

With the largest event capacity on the Peninsula, the Crowne Plaza Cabaña offers numerous choices for functions, especially weddings and other fabulous fêtes. In the expansive Grand Mediterranean Ballroom, two-toned gold walls painted in a subtle swirling pattern complement the carpet. Overhead, eye-catching half-dome light fixtures made from tortoise shell and opaque glass panels are set into the high, coffered ceiling. Just outside, a spacious and sunny courtyard is perfect for a smaller ceremony or reception. It can be used alone, or as a prefunction area in conjunction with the ballroom. Other first-floor facilities include the intimate Bacchus Room, with a fireplace, new fixtures and plantation-shuttered windows.

On the second floor you’ll find the sophisticated Cyprus Room, the hotel’s most sought-after venue. With its unique oval shape, wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant touches, this room’s charms are hard to resist. During the day, natural light streams in through the windows, which provide ample views of the trees, courtyard and sparkling swimming pool below. At night, lights may be dimmed for a soft, romantic ambiance.

The Cyprus Room opens to the Sun Deck, which accommodates overflow reception seating and also works well for a wedding ceremony or social hour. Six Cabaña Suites next to the deck provide even more options: For example, you might reserve one for the bride’s changing room and another for a hospitality room. One of the suites connects to both the Cyprus Room and the Sun Deck, creating a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow.

A host of smaller rooms are available, too, so you should be able to find a space that perfectly suits your occasion. In addition, the staff is extremely flexible and will work with you to deliver the event you envision. The Crowne Plaza Cabaña has always impressed its guests, and it continues to do so with inspired service, modern amenities and comfortable accommodations.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 800
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 640
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 800
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 750


  • Max. Seated: 800

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates up to 800 seated guests indoors and 400 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 640 seated and 800 standing indoors; 350 seated and 750 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 800 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

25% of the estimated event total is due at contract signing. The balance is payable 30 days prior to the event. The ceremony fee starts at $500 and varies depending on the site reserved and the level of customization. Wedding packages start at $68/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional. Room rental fees may apply if certain minimums are not met.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: provided or approved
outside ethnic caterer
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 184 guest rooms and 11 suites
Telephone: house phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: pool, courtyard, grounds
Other: event coordination

Site Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: provided
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

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