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Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto

Palo Alto Wedding Venue
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, California 94306
Contact: Sales and Catering
Phone: 650/628-0165

Upcoming Events

Special Offer or Discount

For a limited time:
Book a premium catering package and receive a complimentary suite during your wedding.
Ask about the IHG “Honeymoon on Us” offer worth up to $1,250.

Why We Like This Place

The Crowne Plaza Cabaña is a rarity: It's the only hotel on the Peninsula with a breezy resort style and vintage Hollywood feel. And while it's been completely updated with new décor and modern amenities, this carefree oasis retains much of the relaxed elegance and innovative design elements that made it a 1960s California classic.

Each of the event spaces has something special to offer. The flexible Mediterranean Ballroom, which can host a gala of 800 or be sectioned into salons for more intimate celebrations, is visually striking. Step inside and the first thing you notice is the incredible "chandeliers", set into the deeply coffered ceiling. Although they're constructed of white, frosted glass, these extraordinary works of art look like fluidly draped fabric that changes shape as you dim or amplify the lighting. The room is done in a soft taupe, a neutral backdrop that complements any color scheme and beautifully showcases dramatic uplighting. A series of doors open to a spacious and sun-drenched natural stone courtyard that's perfect for a smaller ceremony, cocktail hour, or al fresco reception. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the ballroom.

On the second floor you'll find the chic Cyprus Room, the hotel's most sought-after venue. With its unique oval shape, wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, and distinctive touches, this room's charms are hard to resist. During the day, natural light streams in through the windows, which provide a bird's-eye view of the lush trees all around, as well as the courtyard and turquoise swimming pool below. At night, lights may be dimmed for a soft, romantic ambiance.

The Cyprus Room opens to the Sun Deck, which accommodates overflow reception seating and also works well for a wedding ceremony or social hour. Four Cabaña Suites next to the deck provide even more options: For example, you might reserve one for the bride's changing room and another for a hospitality room. One of the suites connects to the Sun Deck, creating a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow.

Speaking of "outdoor", the pool deck is a classy spot for an event. Tiled in a fabulously retro teal-and-off-white checkerboard design, and bordered by swanky cabañas, palms trees, and large planters filled with vibrant flowers, it harkens back to a time when movie stars lounged around the sparkling pool with drink in hand, ready to see and be seen.

A variety of smaller rooms are available, too, so you should be able to find a space that perfectly suits your occasion. In addition, the attentive staff will work with you to deliver the event you envision. The Crowne Plaza Cabaña has been impressing its guests for over 50 years, and it continues to do so with inspired service, upscale guest rooms and suites, and all the amenities you could want. In fact, locals love this place so much they often come here on weekends for a family staycation!



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 800
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 400

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 640
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 350
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 800
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 750


  • Max. Seated: 800

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The hotel accommodates up to 800 seated guests indoors and 400 seated outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 640 seated and 800 standing indoors; 350 seated and 750 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 800 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the estimated event total is due with the signed contract, and the balance is payable 30 days prior to the event. The ceremony fee starts at $500 and varies depending on the site reserved and the level of customization. Wedding packages start at $68/person. Tax, alcohol and a 22% service charge are additional. Room rental fees may apply if certain minimums are not met.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house or approved

outside ethnic caterer

Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: yes

Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: yes

AV/Meeting Equipment: provided

Parking: large lot

Accommodations: 184 guest rooms and 11 suites

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: provided

View: pool, courtyard, grounds

Other: event coordination

Venue Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house

Smoking: outside only

Music: amplified OK indoors

Wheelchair Access: yes

Insurance: not required

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