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Sheraton Palo Alto

Palo Alto Wedding Venue
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94301

Contact: Catering & Events
Phone: 650/328-2800
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Mention Here Comes The Guide when you book your wedding reception with the Sheraton Palo Alto, and you’ll receive:
• A complimentary “Bridal Ready Room” for the bride and her attendants, AND
Two complimentary sleeping rooms for the guests of your choice (Bride & Groom accommodations already included with the Sheraton Palo Alto’s wedding packages!)
Call or email for details: 650/328-2800, .

Why We Like This Place

Picture a clear, rocky stream running beneath foot bridges, past bushy ferns and flower gardens. Sounds more like a combination of the mountains and a tropical island than Palo Alto, but that’s exactly where it is. At the Sheraton Palo Alto, you have a variety of event spaces, each with its own unique look, from the Spanish-tiled, glass-enclosed courtyard to the ballroom decorated with authentic Chinese antiques. The hotel is located on a commercial boulevard within walking distance of downtown Palo Alto, but because it’s set back off the road and imaginatively landscaped, the Sheraton maintains an air of exclusivity.

A walk through the mostly glass lobby, suffused with light from windows and skylights, takes you to the large rectangular swimming pool area. It’s the perfect spot for a splashy cocktail hour: A brick-paved patio is bordered by trees and gardenias, and at night the pool is illuminated by underwater lights and the trees glow with twinkle lights.

The Reception Room is set in its own wing, and the adjoining lawn is equally suited for ceremonies or stargazing. A semicircular wall encloses the lawn, so only your group can access it. The room itself features two large crystal chandeliers, a dance floor and vaulted ceiling, and fold-out glass doors that open onto the lawn.

Justine’s Ballroom is highlighted by a beautiful glass-enclosed interior courtyard between spacious banquet rooms. It has Spanish tile, white stucco archways, arched mirrors and a glass ceiling. The setting makes a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony, photographs and even the cake cutting. Use the banquet room that opens out onto a streamside patio for cocktails, then spread out into both dining rooms for dinner. Beneath Justine’s Ballroom is the Cypress Ballroom, an imperial room that features deep burgundy custom carpeting and royal white columns inset in the wall. Works of art from China are displayed in softly lit shadow boxes.

With its variety of event spaces, the Sheraton Palo Alto gives you plenty of options, and their creative and experienced staff guarantee to work wonders on your special day.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 300
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 120

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 350
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 110
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 200


  • Max. Seated: 300

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 150–300 seated or 200–350 standing guests indoors, and up to 120 seated or 200 standing outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 150–350 seated or up to 500 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Small meeting rooms and parlors are available in addition to 3 larger spaces that seat 30–300 guests.

Fees & Deposits

For weddings and special events, 25% of the estimated event total is required to secure your date. The balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Lunches start at $45/person and wedding packages start at $72/person. Alcohol, a 20% service charge and tax are extra. Bride and groom receive a complimentary room with champagne. Group rates can be arranged for overnight wedding guests. For meetings, room rental fees start at $400.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: provided; some ethnic caterers permitted
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable indoors or Piazza Courtyard
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: CBA
Meeting Equipment: full range CBA
Parking: large lot, valet available
Accommodations: 350 guest rooms and suites
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
View: flower gardens, fountain, koi ponds
Other: event coordination

Site Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: provided, or corkage $15/bottle, $25/magnum
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no birdseed or rice; no fog machines

Some Essential Info



BYO w/ Corkage Fee

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime. Weddings take place on Saturdays and Sundays, 11am–4pm or 6pm–midnight.