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Hotel De Anza and La Pastaia

San Jose Wedding Venue
233 West Santa Clara Street
San Jose, California 95113
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 408/494-4714

Special Offer or Discount

Mention that you found Hotel De Anza on Here Comes The Guide to find out how to get a free upgrade to a parlor suite for your event. Call 408/286-1000 for more details.

Why We Like This Place

The Hotel De Anza is not only a historic hotel, it's one of San Jose's most beautiful event facilities. Art Deco splendor—gold accents, etched glass and distinctive fixtures—is everywhere. Serve pre-party cocktails in the Hedley Club, the De Anza's classic lounge. This extraordinary space has a highly detailed ceiling painted in golds, raspberries and blues. An enormous stone fireplace glows in winter, illuminating the room's large paintings, eclectic furnishings and glass-backed bar.

French doors lead to the adjacent Palm Court Terrace, a sheltered courtyard enclosed by terracotta-colored walls covered with ivy. Two fountains set into the walls add the sweet sounds of water flowing; palms, ferns and flowers around the perimeter lend the freshness and color of a garden. A canopied ceiling and heat lamps protect guests from the elements, making the Terrace attractive for events year-round.

For an indoor event, have a dazzling reception in the De Anza Room, a magnificent space with warm gold walls, hand-stenciled with gold-leaf leaves. The ceiling's concrete beams are intricately painted in shades of gold, burgundy, blue and green, and a beautiful mural on a freestanding screen adds more color.

The hotel's restaurant, La Pastaia (which means "pasta maker" in Italian), is a feast for the senses. Vibrant red walls showcase a collection of antique travel posters, while a stone floor and an abundance of slate tile throughout provide an earthy contrast. The exhibition kitchen area is tantalizing: a long marble counter is laden with delectable desserts and fresh-baked bread, and a wood-burning oven glows continuously at one end.

Small alcoves with a combination of banquettes and tables are cozy, intimate nooks. Create your own menu—no matter what you select, your guests will appreciate the genuine Italian cuisine, professionally served in a Tuscan-chic atmosphere.

And when the festivities are over, you can honeymoon in the hotel's luxurious Penthouse, whose sumptuous bathroom beckons with a black marble floor, marble counters and a whirlpool bathtub large enough for four. We can't say enough about the Hotel De Anza and La Pastaia; take your time when visiting so that you can fully savor this one-of-a kind place.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 150
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 250


  • Max. Seated: 200

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Palm Court Terrace holds 200 seated or 250 standing, and the De Anza Room holds 100 seated or standing guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Palm Court Terrace holds 200 seated or 250 standing, the De Anza Room holds 100 seated or standing, and La Pasta Restaurant holds 100 seated or 150 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: There are 5 meeting rooms that accommodate 10–200 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

For weddings, a deposit is due when the facility is booked, and the balance is payable 1 week prior to the event. A payment plan can be arranged. Catering is provided exclusively by La Pastaia. There is a $5,000–15,000 food & beverage minimum for the Palm Court Terrace, depending on the season, day and time of the event. Menus can be customized. Alcohol, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA, extra fee
Bride's Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: AV equipment provided, other CBA
Parking: nearby lots and valet
Accommodations: 100 guest rooms including penthouse
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: San Jose skyline from upper floors
Other: event coordination, custom wedding cakes

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Historic/Landmark Building


Alcohol: provided
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK until 11pm outdoors or 12:30am indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

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