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The Pavilion Event Center at Boulder Ridge

San Jose Wedding Venue
1000 Old Quarry Road
San Jose, California 95123
Contact: Events
Phone: 408/323-9900 x125

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Why We Like This Place

At the top of a picturesque road that starts at Almaden Lake and heads up into the Santa Theresa Hills, there's a wedding venue that's sure to entice you with its spectacular, unobstructed views in virtually all directions.

Perched high on a plateau overlooking Boulder Ridge golf course, The Pavilion Event Center was named for the dramatic sandstone rock formations that dot the hillside fairways. These striking boulders, which were part of land that was once home to the Ohlone Indians, now contribute to this location's unique landscape.

The Pavilion's rough-hewn stone and earth-colored exterior blends organically with the natural tones of the Santa Cruz Mountains in the distance. Spreading out in front of the building is a verdant lawn, adorned with several Craftsman-style arbors, each framing a different vista. The Welcome Arbor, with its nearby fountain, faces north, presenting arriving guests with a bird's-eye view of downtown San Jose's skyline. The Bridal Arbor, which you can enhance with your choice of flowers, garlands, crystals, or other decorations, becomes the focal point when everyone takes their seats and turns to watch the bride begin her walk down the aisle. Vows are exchanged at the Gazebo, facing west towards the Almaden Valley, allowing the setting sun to form the perfect, glowing backdrop for the ceremony.

After the "I do's", invite everyone to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the adjoining Terrace, where a large granite-topped bar is a great place to get the party started. Since there's something interesting to catch your eye no matter where you look, it may be hard to tear your friends and family away from the scenery, but even after they sit down to dinner in the Pavilion they're never far from the natural beauty and twinkling lights outside.

Wraparound windows framed in hand-stained sustainable wood cover two sides of the dining room and a floor-to-ceiling fireplace with stone hearth dominates the fourth. Chandeliers with mottled glass shades and California plein air paintings reinforce the indoor/outdoor motif of the open, airy space.

An on-site coordinator will help you choreograph your event from start to finish, but she's also happy to work with your own wedding planner. And when it comes to food, the chef can customize your menu, including ethnic specialties.

Before your shuttle or limo whisks you away to your new life, take a quiet stroll under the stars with your beloved—a truly romantic end to a memorable celebration.



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

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 200

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility holds 200 seated outdoors or 200 seated indoors with no reception space.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 200 seated guests indoors with a dance floor.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 200 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

A $2,000 deposit is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 14 business days prior to the event. Full wedding packages start at $160/person and include the site rental fee, parking shuttle, ceremony and banquet chairs, hors d'oeuvres, entrée, champagne toast, house wine, beer, soft drinks, wedding cake, service charge and sales tax.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: (15′ x 15′) provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
Cleanup: provided
View: fairways, landscaped grounds; panorama of mountains, hills and valley
Other: spa services, parking shuttle, event coordination

Venue Views

Golf Course Fairways
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

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


Alcohol: in-house or BYO wine, $25 corkage fee; no outside liquor or beer
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: recommended

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Alternate Info: Golf Club at Boulder Ridge