Santa Clara Wedding Venue
3250 Central Expressway
Santa Clara, California 95051
One of Silicon Valley’s finest resort/health clubs, the Bay Club Santa Clara (formerly Decathlon Club) is ingeniously designed to accommodate private events, corporate functions and wedding receptions. As you enter, there is a shaded atrium setting with a bubbling stream that flows through the building, beautifully separating the social-function spaces from the Club’s spa and athletic areas. Ficus trees glow with white twinkle lights at night, and abundant greenery creates a lush indoor garden.
For special events, guests are invited into their private area without having to mingle with Club members. The large skylit dining area is filled with natural light during the day, and on a clear night you can see stars sparkling overhead. There is a lot more sparkle inside, however, and it comes from the chairs. Chiavari chairs to be more precise. Ornate and gilded, these special seats add elegance and a bit of glamour to your dining experience. After enjoying your meal, take a turn on the raised hardwood dance floor.
A nine-acre complex, the Bay Club Santa Clara is extremely well suited for corporate functions. For team building, company picnics, grad nights and other group activities, many of the Club’s sports facilities are available for rental. Corporate challenges or inter-office games can be played here, all supported by a helpful and experienced staff.
In fact, no matter what kind of event you have at the Club, the staff is committed to making it a total success. The executive chef and professional event planners will coordinate everything for you, including entertainment, flowers, photography and overnight accommodations—that’s great news for brides who feel overwhelmed. “They can relax when they come through our door,” says the Catering Director. “We will handle all the details, and help them plan the wedding of their dreams.”
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Garden Terrace holds 90 seated guests and the Main Dining Room holds 400 seated theater-style.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the Club accommodates 650 guests seated or standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Monterey Room holds 10 seated conference-style and the Peninsula Room 20 seated conference-style. Meeting rooms come with screen and white board. The newly renovated Vista Room holds up to 120 guests seated banquet-style and has many audiovisual amenities as well as wireless internet access.
Rental fees are $3,500 for Saturday evenings and $2,000 for Fridays and Sundays. The rental fee covers a 5-hour period; overtime is available. A nonrefundable $2,500 deposit is due when your reservation is confirmed; 50% of the estimated food and beverage total is due 6 months prior to the event and the balance is due 72 hours prior. Per-person rates: dinners $31–45, buffets $40–48; hors d‘oeuvres range $325–450 per 100 pieces. Beverage packages start at $12/person. Tax and a 19.75% service charge are additional. A $1,000 wedding ceremony fee includes setup, cleanup, coordinator and rehearsal. Food and beverage minimums are required for functions taking place during prime dates and times.
For other events or corporate functions, rates vary depending on rooms and services selected. Conference rooms start at $400/event.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, BYO with approval
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: large lots, complimentary
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: indoor garden, outdoor coastal hills
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, or WC corkage $17/bottle
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no birdseed, rice, freefloating balloons or bubbles inside the Club
BYO w/ Corkage Fee
Special events and business functions, year-round, daily until 1am. Wedding receptions take place in a 5-hour block on Saturdays, 11am–4pm or 6pm–11pm or on Fridays and Sundays, anytime.
Alternate Info: Decathlon Club