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Castlewood Country Club

Pleasanton Wedding Venue
707 Country Club Circle
Pleasanton, California 94566
Contact: Events
Phone: 925/485-2237


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Why We Like This Place

Once the site of the fabulous "La Hacienda Del Pozo de Verona" and the former estate of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, California's beloved hostess and first lady of philanthropy, the Castlewood Country Club still retains the aura of elegance and grace that were the hallmarks of its famous resident. The drive up Pleasanton Ridge, which overlooks the Amador Valley and is flanked by green fairways and gated estates, continues to generate a feeling of opulence and success. Giant palms line the Clubhouse approach, while the country club pool, built by Mrs. Hearst, sparkles like a huge aquamarine amid emerald lawns.

The princely porte-cochère that marks the entrance to the Clubhouse is reminiscent of the palatial 53-room California Mission-style mansion that once crowned the rise. This red carpet-style entrée through a beautiful colonnade is a fitting introduction to the spaces within.

Guests can gather in the handsomely furnished Grand Lobby with its soaring ceiling and majestic fireplace. Gleaming terracotta-colored floors reflect light in a way that adds warmth and splendor. The lobby leads to the Del Pozo Lounge, a 2,000-square-foot private prefunction space of castle-like splendor. A magnificent granite-and-marble bar in the back of the room draws guests in to relax with a cocktail in hand before stepping into the 6,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The room's 12-foot-high windows let in breathtaking valley and golf course views, and 10 massive Spanish-style chandeliers combine with other ambient lighting to halo festivities in just the right light. Event menus are customized by Castlewood's award-winning chef, and served up by a staff experienced in fine dining and topnotch service.

Let a waltz across the polished hardwood floors lead to the Del Pozo Terrace, where 1,600 additional square feet of function space and more stunning valley and woodland vistas expand the party possibilities. Perfect for pre-dinner or après-dinner drinks and tête-à-têtes, it's also an excellent ceremony space. For brides and grooms who wish to tie the knot on Castlewood's Oak Tree Lawn, the property's ancient oak tree, whose branches spread overhead like a lacy fan, is a spectacular natural backdrop for the wedding couple.

If the bride and her attendants need to freshen up, they can do so in quarters fit for a queen. Entrance is through the Ladies Lounge, where rich carpeting, card tables, wingback chairs and golf course views create an inviting vibe. The bathrooms feature vanities and wraparound counters with upholstered cream-and bronze-colored seating. The groom and his groomsmen also have their own space, but we're betting they'll spend little time there. After all, how often can you celebrate like a Spanish grandee in a 21st-century castle?

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 350

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 400
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 500
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 450

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility seats 200 guests indoors and 350 outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 350 seated with a dance floor, 400 without, or 500 standing indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 450 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $5,000 deposit is required to secure your date. The rental fee ranges $1,000–5,000 depending on the day and time of the event and the space reserved. Meals start at $48/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house or BYO

Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: provided

Bride's Dressing Area: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, extra fee

Parking: large lot

Accommodations: no guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA

Cleanup: caterer or renter

View: fairways, landscaped grounds, pool area; panorama of hills and valley


Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Golf Course Fairways
Hills
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Fields
Panoramic
Pool Area
Valley

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Private Club

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house, no BYO

Smoking: designated areas only

Music: amplified OK with restrictions

Wheelchair Access: limited

Insurance: liability required


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