East Palo Alto Wedding Venue
2050 University Avenue
East Palo Alto, California 94303
High-end luxury has arrived in Silicon Valley in a stunning new offering from the inimitable Four Seasons Hotels. Poised at the gateway to Palo Alto, this Four Seasons borders the city’s most upscale neighborhood, where treelined streets and historic buildings pay a nod to tradition; yet, with Stanford University and the vibrant downtown just a few minutes away, Palo Alto is also a hub of innovation—a fitting environment for Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley.
The hotel is the centerpiece of University Circle, a spacious park-like business plaza that feels both sheltered and cutting-edge. Wooden benches and ornamental trees line a central promenade, enhanced by black iron lampposts and discreet splashes of color from seasonal blooms. The most captivating attraction is an Olympic-sized water court that greets visitors as they arrive. From either side of the pool, round black demi-globes spray streams of water in a row of graceful arches. Adjoining this aquatic display are swaths of manicured lawn, which make an inspired locale for a wedding ceremony. As evening descends, specialty lighting adds a bewitching glow.
In front of the porte-cochère, yet another fountain welcomes guests. The hotel’s soaring modern façade features a tower of curved sky-blue glass, a look that is complemented by the sleek interior, best described as “contemporary California chic.” Streamlined furnishings and earth tones promote relaxation, while edgy accents—an exotic floral display, an avant-garde statue—enliven the aesthetic. The ultimate décor coup, however, is the amazing artwork on view throughout the property. Hand-selected for the hotel, the collection includes works by Picasso, Matisse and Miro. Clearly, the Four Seasons has gone all out with this latest member of their hotel family.
The handsome ballroom is a prime example. Social hours are held in the tasteful foyer, where eight original Dali lithographs spark lively conversation. Inside, understated elegance and state-of-the-art touches set the stage for a sophisticated reception. Walls of blonde Douglas fir are trimmed with rich African cherrywood. Futuristic prism lights dangle from the ceiling, while frosted glass panels framing the doors have a self-illuminating gold leaf design that casts a soft, honey-hued patina over the scene.
When you celebrate at the Four Seasons, you’re collaborating with an accomplished staff dedicated to realizing your vision. A talented in-house pastry chef will create a beautiful wedding cake to your specifications, customized menus are a pleasure, and the staff is also happy to arrange themed events with matching décor.
Perhaps the best way to fully appreciate the Four Seasons experience is to spend the night. Hospitality, Four Seasons style, includes advanced amenities like wi-fi and flat-screen TVs, even in the marble-clad bathrooms! Wide banks of windows capture sweeping views, and Luxury Suites are roomy enough for pre-party prep or cozy cocktail gatherings. Savor rejuvenating spa treatments in your room or poolside at a rooftop oasis…or reserve the Couple’s Massage Suite for some romantic quality time.
When you step into the art-filled embrace of Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, you’ll be indulging in a superb setting with legendary service.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel holds 200 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ballroom holds 200 seated or 375 standing guests; outdoor spaces hold 200 seated or 300 standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 20–220 seated guests.
25% of the estimated event total is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $2,000–4,500 depending on the space rented and the time of year of the event. Meals range $75–105/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Accommodations: 200 guestrooms
Telephone: house and guest phones
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
View: fountain, courtyard, landscaped grounds
Other: event coordination, grand piano, spa, on-site cake and florals, event designers
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK inside only
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, 11am–4pm and 6pm–midnight.
Alternate Info: Four Seasons Silicon Valley