The Club at Castlewood 707 Country Club Circle • Pleasanton • California 94566


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Once the site of the fabulous “La Hacienda Del Pozo de Verona” and the former estate of Phoebe Apperson Hearst, California’s beloved hostess and first lady of philanthropy, The Club at Castlewood still retains the aura of elegance and grace that were the hallmarks of its famous resident. The drive up Pleasanton Ridge, which overlooks the Amador Valley and is flanked by green fairways and gated estates, continues to generate a feeling of opulence and success. Giant palms line the Clubhouse approach, while the country club pool, built by Mrs. Hearst, sparkles like a huge aquamarine amid emerald lawns.

The princely porte-cochère that marks the entrance to the Clubhouse is reminiscent of the palatial 53-room California Mission-style mansion that once crowned the rise. This red carpet-style entrée through a beautiful colonnade is a fitting introduction to the spaces within.

Guests can gather in the handsomely furnished Grand Lobby with its soaring ceiling and majestic fireplace. Gleaming terracotta-colored floors reflect light in a way that adds warmth and splendor. The lobby leads to the Del Pozo Lounge, a 2,000-square-foot private prefunction space of castle-like splendor. A magnificent granite-and-marble bar in the back of the room draws guests in to relax with a cocktail in hand before stepping into the 6,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom. The room’s 12-foot-high windows let in breathtaking views, and 10 massive Spanish-style chandeliers combine with other ambient lighting to halo festivities in just the right light.

Let a waltz across the polished hardwood floors lead to the Del Pozo Terrace, where 1,600 additional square feet of function space and more stunning valley and woodland vistas expand the party possibilities. Perfect for pre-dinner or après-dinner drinks and tête-à-têtes, it’s also an excellent ceremony space. For couples who wish to tie the knot on Castlewood’s Oak Tree Lawn, the property’s ancient oak tree, whose branches spread overhead like a lacy fan, is a spectacular natural backdrop for the wedding couple.

If the wedding party needs to freshen up, they can do so in quarters fit for royalty: rich carpeting, card tables, wingback chairs, and golf course views create an inviting vibe.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $375–6,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Space reserved
    • Member status

  • Rental fees include:

    • 5-hour reception event time, plus 2 hours prior for setup and 1 hour following for cleanup
    • Dining tables, chairs, linens, napkins, and tableware
    • Riser stage for head table and/or band/DJ
    • Professionally managed wait staff
Ceremony Fee
  • $1,500/event
  • Ceremony fees include a rehearsal, a 1-hour ceremony in your venue of choice, and a dressing room set with a bottle of champagne and hors d'oeuvres.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $18,000–23,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • Revenue minimums above apply to Friday–Sunday events; inquire for weekday minimums.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $50/person and up
  • Menu pricing includes dinner rolls & butter, salad, buffet or plated entrées, and coffee & tea service. Beverage packages are additional and range $38–55/person for a 3-hour bar.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 0
Reception Seated 400 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility seats 150 guests indoors and 300 outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site can accommodate 350 seated with a dance floor, 400 without, or 500 standing indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds 400 seated guests..

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Preferred list

In the event that Castlewood is unable to produce the cuisine requested by the client, a licensed, insured caterer may be brought in for a $50/person fee.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited



Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Club
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Private Estate

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area
  • Valley

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: not wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: CBA
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: fairways, landscaped grounds, pool area; panorama of hills and valley


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, BYO with corkage
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: limited
Insurance: liability required


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Alternate Info: Castlewood Golf Club, Castlewood Country Club