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The Historic Del Monte Building

Sunnyvale Wedding Venue
100 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale, California 94086

Contact: Maria Slade
Phone: 408/735-7680
thehistoricdelmonte.com
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Why We Like This Place

Built in 1904 and originally used for drying and packing the Valley’s apricots, peaches and prunes, the three-story Del Monte Building had been long neglected when a local developer decided to save and restore it. The process wasn’t easy. First they had to hire three trucks to carefully move the wooden structure from its location beside railroad tracks to a breezy corner across the street. Then they spent a year rebuilding it from the outside in. Their hard work has paid off, and the beautifully refurbished Historic Del Monte Building is now a terrific place for wedding receptions or corporate meetings—right in the heart of Sunnyvale’s vibrant downtown.

The main entrance is on a lovely treelined street. Take the wide carpeted staircase (or the elevator at the rear entrance) to the second and third floors where the fully equipped banquet facilities are located. When you step into the Grand Ballroom, everything you see is totally inviting, from the golden Wilshire chandeliers set against a stark white ceiling to the warm mahogany wainscoting. A gleaming hardwood dance floor dominates the room’s center. During the day, light filters into the room through white-framed windows and French doors. Set back into another wall is a handcrafted bar fashioned out of mahogany and beveled glass mirrors.

The third floor houses the Del Monte Room, a smaller space with a cathedral ceiling supported by five white fluted columns. At night, a dozen gold-plaited faux candle chandeliers glow overhead, while during the day natural light flows in through windows along two sides. Like the Ballroom, the Del Monte Room has a built-in bar, and it also has a spacious outdoor terrace.

When you gaze up at the Del Monte Building, fronted by tall sycamore trees and illuminated by old-fashioned lamp posts, it’s hard to believe that it was the first commercial structure erected in the city, that it led such a rugged prior existence and that it almost disappeared. By breathing new life into it, the developer not only preserved a little bit of Sunnyvale’s past, but created a delightful place to celebrate.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 225
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 280
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 0

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 500

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The building can accommodate up to 225 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Del Monte Room holds 170 seated with dancing or 350 standing; the Grand Ballroom, 280 seated with dancing or 500 standing guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Grand Ballroom holds 500 seated theater-style or 180 seated classroom-style. The Del Monte Room holds 275 theater-style or 100 seated classroom-style.

Fees & Deposits

For wedding receptions, a $2,000 deposit is required when the site is booked; a second deposit is due 2 months prior to the event, with the remaining balances due 1 week prior to the event. Wedding packages start at $66/person, and can include meals, wedding cake, flowers and DJ. Beverage packages and tax are additional. December pricing may vary; call for specific information. Call for specific details.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings

Services/Amenities

Catering: provided
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: no
Meeting Equipme
Parking: lots, on street and valetnt: full range
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: deck only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: downtown Sunnyvale
Other: full event coordination

Site Views

Cityscape

Venue Type

Ballroom
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building

Restrictions

Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: deck only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

Some Essential Info
Catering

Provided

Alcohol

Provided

Amplified Music

Indoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Year-round, Monday–Thursday, 7am–11pm; Friday and Saturday, 7am–midnight or Sundays until 9pm. Ceremonies take place Friday evenings, 6:30pm–7:30pm or Sundays, noon–4pm.