San Jose, California 95112
Phone: 877/852-7774 x1
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Why We Like This Place
With its façade of tall arched windows and imposing entryway, the San Jose Woman's Club building makes a graceful impression. Completed in 1929, the Spanish-style structure has hosted a wide variety of events over the years, including wedding ceremonies, receptions, concerts, corporate retreats, and fundraising dinners.
The foyer, with its fireplace niche and tiled stairway, is often used for small ceremonies; the stairs serve as both an entrance for the bride and an attractive backdrop for memorable photos. It's also a relaxed space for sipping champagne and mingling.
The Ballroom, however, is the building's pièce de résistance. A high, slightly vaulted ceiling spans the enormous room, and light from a wall of tall arched windows brings out the shine on the maple floor. The floor itself is unusual in that it has a special "spring" construction to enhance dancing. Up above, the beams crisscrossing the ceiling are all hand-stenciled, and the ornate parchment-and-wrought-iron chandeliers glow amber when lit. You can exchange vows on the curtained stage, while your favorite tune is played on the Steinway baby grand piano.
The Ballroom has plenty of space for a large reception, but if you need additional seating, the adjacent Tea Room comes in very handy. Separated from the Ballroom by two sliding glass pocket doors, it has easy access to the kitchen via a pass-through counter at one end. Like the Ballroom, its pastel unadorned walls make a neutral backdrop for potted plants and flowers. The club offers a great deal of flexibility, not only for weddings, but for private parties, seminars, concerts or lectures—and its fees are very affordable.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 400
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated Indoors: 350
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 400
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0
- Max. Seated: 400
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The club holds 400 seated theater-style.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Ballroom holds 350 seated guests, and the Tea Room holds 100 seated banquet-style.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Ballroom seats 400 theater-style and the Tea Room seats 125 theater-style. The Fireside Room holds 25 seated conference-style.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
A deposit of half the facility fee is required to hold your date. The facility fee ranges $700–3,200 depending on the room and day reserved. The balance of the facility fee and a security deposit are due 90 days prior to the event. Security personnel are required at $55 per officer (1 officer for up to 150 guests, 2 for more than 150 guests). For more detailed information, please call 877/852-7771 x1.
For weekday business functions or meetings, the rental rate varies depending on the guest count and event duration. Call for specifics.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from preferred list or BYO, extra fee
Kitchen Facilities: plating only
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: in Ballroom
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: podium, stage with lights
Parking: adjacent lot, on-street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BYO
Venue ViewsNo View
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: BYO, licensed server
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions; amplification not required in many cases as acoustics are superb
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required; special event insurance available
Other: no rice, birdseed or confetti; no tacks or tape on walls
Alternate Info: Downtown San Jose Women's Club