Pleasanton, California 94566
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Why We Like This Place
Set on 267 beautifully landscaped acres near downtown Pleasanton, the Palm Pavilion and Q Gallery are home to weddings, private parties, and corporate events year-round.
The Palm Pavilion, located at the edge of Pleasanton's historic racetrack, is a contemporary, full-service reception hall designed for both indoor and outdoor entertaining. Inside, a golden oak bar, terracotta tiles, and cream walls lend the space an inviting warmth, while a variety of lighting options make this large (5,000-square-foot) space feel surprisingly intimate. Generous windows on three sides showcase views of the grounds' expansive lawns and lush landscaping, while three adjoining patio areas allow you and your guests to enjoy Pleasanton's temperate weather at any time of year.
Just across the way, the Q Gallery provides a casually sophisticated setting with pristine white walls, skylights, and a polished concrete floor. Natural light flows in through a series of high windows, and elegant glass doors roll up to access the adjoining Wine Garden for a seamless transition from ceremony to reception.
The tree-shaded garden can also be reserved separately for al fresco weddings, receptions, and other special events. Stucco walls and wine barrels add rustic charm to this gated courtyard, where mature trees and seasonal floral beds create a tranquil oasis.
For larger gatherings, additional buildings on the grounds accommodate up to 3,000 guests, with plenty of space for even the grandest affair. The experienced event and catering staff can handle everything from an informal outdoor wedding to a lavish fête. And because all of the venues are part of the nonprofit Fairgrounds, the event revenue generated goes back into the meticulously maintained property.
With so much to offer—including services and amenities you won't find at smaller facilities—the Palm Pavilion or Q Gallery could be the perfect place for your special day.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 2000
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 3000
- Max. Seated Indoors: 2000
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 2000
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 3000
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 3000
- Max. Seated: 3000
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Various outdoor locations hold in excess of 3,000 guests; the Palm Pavilion seats up to 300, while the Q Gallery can accommodate 600.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoor spaces accommodate 2,000 total. The Palm Pavilion holds 225 seated or 275 standing, the Q Gallery holds 400 seated or 500 standing, and the Garden holds up to 250 seated or 300 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Various spaces host up to 3,000 guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A damage deposit equal to 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date, and the rental fee itself is due 30 days prior to the event. The rental fee for the Palm Pavilion is $2,000 for Friday and Saturday, and $1,200 Sunday–Thursday. The Q Gallery is $2,000 every day. The Wine Garden is $700 per day, with a discount available when rented with a building. Additional charges for insurance, security, and labor may apply. Catering may be arranged through Spectra, the venue's on-site food service partner, and meals start at $29/person. A 22% service charge, sales tax, and beverages are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes, permanent
Bride's Dressing Area: no
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, more CBA
Parking: large lots
Accommodations: nearby partner hotels
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ
View: golf course, garden, park, grounds
Other: picnic area
Golf Course Fairways
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Alternate Info: Palm Pavilion at the Alameda County Fairgrounds