The Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden
241 First St. West
Sonoma, CA 95476
Contact: Gia Ghilarducci
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Why We Like This Place
Originally a private home, the Depot Hotel has played an active role in Sonoma’s past as a restaurant and hotel. It is currently located in a historic plumstone building near the Plaza in downtown Sonoma.
Enter through the Fireplace Parlor, comfortably furnished with overstuffed chairs and couches. The soft rose walls, luxurious burgundy upholstery and an Italian tapestry give the feel of an Italian country inn. Glass doors lead out onto a covered terrace encircling the formal garden. The garden is serene and secluded, landscaped with flowers, hedges and a large reflecting pool. A comfortable dining area decorated with antique Italian china is enlarged by a glass-enclosed garden room. Here you can have the benefits of indoor dining while feeling that you’re outdoors. The Depot also offers an additional benefit: the services of Chef Ghilarducci, who received the prestigious national award, Grand Master Chef of America.
Max. Seated Indoors: 40
Max. Seated Outdoors: 160
Max. Seated Indoors: 100
Max. Seated Outdoors: 160
Max. Standing Indoors: 100
Max. Standing Outdoors: 160
|Max. Seated: 100|
MEETING CAPACITY: Conference-style, the Garden Room holds 26, the Main Dining Room 40, and the Garden 100.
Fees & Deposits
A $200–1000 deposit is required when you make your reservation and is applied towards the food and beverage cost. There is no rental fee. Food service is provided, and prices range from an hors d’oeuvres reception at $20–30/person to seated meals at $20–45/person; alcohol is additional. All event costs are payable the day of the event.
Smaller functions, anytime; larger parties (over 50 guests) on weekends usually noon–4pm, 6–10pm or anytime on Monday or Tuesday.
Special Events, Parties
Services/AmenitiesCatering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: outside terrace or covered deck
Bride’s Dressing Area: CBA
Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: large lots
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: Italian garden with reflection pool and Roman fountain
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Site ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
RestrictionsAlcohol: provided, all-inclusive beverage packages range $10–24/person
Smoking: allowed for private parties
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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