Pleasanton, California 94566
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Why We Like This Place
The name, Casa Real, means House of Royalty, and we have no doubt that you and your guests will feel to the manor born when you arrive at this dramatic property set in the heart of the Livermore Valley Wine Country.
Acres upon acres of vineyards frame the 20,000-square-foot villa. The beautiful Mediterranean-style fountain surrounded by roses is a paparazzi-pleasing backdrop for red carpet arrivals and departures. Enormous hand-carved mahogany doors with wrought-iron hinges open into the jaw-dropping Entrance Hall with its 32-foot ceiling, Italian tile floor and white limestone trim. Three huge chandeliers; artisan-crafted limestone niches, rosettes and medallions; and clerestory-style windows set high in the walls lend the space a classical, yet romantic, feel. It's a gallery fit for rows of marble statues or shining suits of antique armor, but you might be perfectly happy with a roomful of celebrants and a beautiful floral arrangement atop the mahogany table that sits at its center.
From this hall, five additional sets of massive mahogany doors lead in other directions. To the east, the similarly trimmed Amber Room with its honey and cocoa accents embraces you in an atmosphere of luxury and intimacy. Large enough for a sizeable indoor ceremony or sit-down gathering, its focal point is a 12-foot hand-carved limestone fireplace before which vows, performances and spirited toasts are surely in order. The Entrance Hall's north doors lead to the 9,000-square-foot Grand Salon, ideal for magnificent fêtes and feasts, with its soaring ceiling, mahogany bar and expansive windows. Twenty massive half-moon chandeliers, star-like pin lights, and sconces around the room's perimeter vary the mood; the champagne-colored Italian tile floor invites dancing; and handsome mahogany king's tables suggest banqueting in grand style.
No detail goes unattended in this regal oasis. In addition to the spacious, elegantly appointed restrooms, a posh chamber the size of a small condo (with couch, credenza, standing mirror, private bathroom and a granite-topped vanity that seats up to four) serves as a corporate closing room, a lounge for the bride and attendants or a peaceful semiprivate retreat.
For outdoor ceremonies, cocktails and other activities, the Sun Garden's terrace, walkways, limestone fountains and plants provide an idyllic setting. Views of the vineyards and the rolling East Bay hills abound, and a canopy of blue sky caps its protective walls. Within them Valencia orange trees, lavender, white tree roses and other beautiful blooms share space with lovely trees that border the garden's central lawn. And don't forget the historic Ruby Hill Winery right next door; it's a great spot for wine-tasting.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 320
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 400
- Max. Seated Indoors: 500
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 700
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated: 600
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 320 seated guests indoors and 400 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 450 seated with a dance floor or 500 seated without.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 600 seated guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A deposit equal to the rental fee or a minimum of $3,000, whichever is greater, is required to reserve your date. The rental fee ranges $1,000–5,000 depending on the day and time of the event. Meals with a full, 4½-hour bar start at $104/person. Tax and service charge are additional. A $750 ceremony setup fee is extra. Fees and policies are subject to change.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large lot; directed or valet parking required for over 275 guests
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: fountains, landscaped grounds, garden, courtyard, hills, valley and vineyards
Other: event coordination
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Casa Real at the Ruby Hill Winery