Pleasanton Wedding Venue
1184 Vineyard Avenue
Pleasanton, California 94566
Video by Alex Vo Films.
Wedding film shot by Certified By The Guide Videographer IQVideography
The ambiance here is purely palatial or maybe “palazzo,” since the feeling you’ll get is that you’ve stepped into the Italian countryside. Set on a 110-acre winery estate and fashioned in a size, scale and simplicity that emphasize the beauty and character of its vineyard setting, the Palm Event Center is certainly a magnificent place for a party.
The facilities are surrounded by vineyards and enjoy views of Mt. Hamilton and Ruby Hill. Guests arrive via a graceful palm-lined approach to find themselves in front of an imposing winery with its roots in the past. The atmosphere is one of privacy and refinement. Celebrations take place in the adjacent Palm Event Center, which has been built using antique brick recycled from an old historic winery. Carefully designed in a manner that blends wine country and Romanesque styles, it’s a majestic edifice that bespeaks both taste and means.
The enchantment continues when you step into the Ballroom through the Palm’s massive redwood doors. They’re made from wine barrels that were aged over 50 years, and constructed by a master carpenter. Inside, a 24-foot-high ceiling and honey-colored Italian-tile floor define the grand scale of this spacious room. High Roman windows connect you with the outdoors: Look through them and you can see the tops of the palms. Weddings, fancy fundraisers, high-end dinner dances and corporate galas will all look impossibly posh in this sumptuous interior. Larger-than-life appointments include French oak barrels and four 800-pound mahogany king’s tables ideal for presenting cakes, registration, buffets or banquets in royal style. Handsome portable screens can partition off any area, including the sleek tan-and-black granite bar. And the magnificent catering kitchen enables an all-star staff to turn out delicious contemporary cuisine, guaranteed to dazzle your palate. The sky’s the limit on lighting, and this heaven of dual pin spots on adjustable dimmers is better than the stars! Even the seating is exquisite: ultra-comfy chairs are welcoming after a mad whirl (or two or three) around the ballroom.
On the eastern wall, huge floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors open onto a sizeable, two-tiered patio, which can also be accessed from a trellis- and trumpet-vine-bordered walkway on the side of the building. Floored in tasteful gray stone and attractively lit, it’s perfect for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or for after-dinner drinks under the stars. The well-manicured lawn is another lovely gathering place, perhaps for a ceremony beneath a gorgeous redwood trellis, or for a convivial chat.
The cavernous Estate Room, lined with wine barrels and glittering tea lights, provides more space and is a beautiful setting for an indoor ceremony. This room can also host extra activities and sideshow attractions like an auction, or double as a swanky lounge or casino room. Clean, crisp and cool, it’s full of wine-cave romance and the fragrance of ripening vintages.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 300 seated guests indoors and 350 seated outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Palm accommodates 350 seated with a dance floor, or 400 seated without.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site seats 400 guests.
A deposit equal to the rental fee or a minimum of $2,500, whichever is greater, is required to reserve your date. 50% of the estimated event total is due 6 months prior to the event, and the balance is due 10 days prior. The rental fee ranges $1,000–5,000 depending on day and time of the event. Meals with a full 4-hour bar package range $83–95/person. Tax and service charge are additional. A $600 ceremony setup fee is extra.
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
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: vineyards, garden, hills, landscaped grounds, fountain
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Year-round, daily, 8am–11pm.