Corinthian Grand Ballroom 196 North 3rd Street • San Jose • CA 95112


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Located in the heart of historic downtown San Jose, this 1924 landmark is no ordinary event center. As your guests walk up the broad granite steps, past the enormous urns and soaring columns, they'll be impressed by the stately elegance of its neoclassic design.

That sense of awe only increases as they enter the Grand Ballroom, designed with majestic features: The 50-foot ceiling has massive wood beams and is inset with alternating panes of blue glass and intricately detailed panels of gold leaf grillwork. Six extraordinary wrought-iron and glass lanterns hang from the ceiling like giant luminous earrings, while five 30-foot palm trees embedded with twinkle lights add sparkle. At one end of the room is a stage with a carved stone proscenium framed by red velvet curtains, where you and your beloved will say your vows. At the other end is a carved granite balcony, where you'll share your first dance as a married couple. Banquettes along the sides of the room make cozy seating areas, and there's a raised section that's ideal for the head table. The hardwood dance floor is permanently ensconced in front of the stage, so you and your loved ones will be able to dance the night away as you celebrate your big day.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,500–3,500/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
  • The rental fee is for 5 hours of use; extra hours may be available for an additional $500/hour.

Ceremony Fee
  • There is a ceremony setup fee.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $12,000/event
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • The F&B minimum noted is for Saturday night. All wedding events have private use of the event center when the F&B minimum is met.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $48/person and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%
Additional Info
  • Off-site catering is also available.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 300 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 700 0
Reception Seated 300 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Corinthian Grand Ballroom can seat 300 guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Corinthian Grand Ballroom accommodates 300 seated or 700 standing.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Corinthian Grand Ballroom seats 300. Smaller rooms are available; please contact the sales team for additional information.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 7am–midnight. Weddings are in 5-hour blocks; extra hours may be available for an additional fee.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Private Club

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: on-street or nearby garage, free on weekends and weekdays after 6pm
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: no
Other: event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no helium balloons in Corinthian Room; no confetti, birdseed or rice indoors


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