Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco 223 Twin Dolphin Drive • Redwood City • CA 94065


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Poised on the banks of a serene lagoon, Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco Bay conveys a contemporary elegance. Grand Bay Hotel’s European heritage is complemented by a California-style friendliness and an experienced staff that make guests feel right at home.

The marble-clad lobby boasts a striking abstract blown-glass chandelier in shades of sapphire blue, reminiscent of the sun-splashed waters of the bay. Throughout the public spaces, the same vibrant blues play against the interior’s muted hues as eye-catching accents—throw pillows on a dove-gray sofa in bay bar; painted library alcoves; and restaurant Scroll Waterside Kitchen’s modern dining banquettes. In fact, the hotel décor is stunning, applied with sleek, fresh brushstrokes befitting its uniquely presented luxury.

Wedding ceremonies sparkle out on the dock, which overlooks a tranquil waterway where egrets and blue herons feed alongside flocks of ducks and geese. Follow up with a cocktail hour on the landscaped patio surrounding the swimming pool, with the glistening lagoon as a picturesque backdrop.

There are plenty of event options indoors as well, including Grand Bay Hotel’s 6,200-square-foot Grand Ballroom. Serve cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the Foyer, adorned with illuminated swags of blue crystals. Inside, the recently renovated Grand Ballroom is done in a refined color scheme of gold, sand and cream with accents of blue. Avant-garde lighting fixtures incorporate wavy sheets of striped glass that are in harmony with shimmery drapes in the same honey and copper earth tones. One wall of floor-to-ceiling windows looks out to a porte-cochère, where water flows from a Mediterranean-style fountain. The Grand Ballroom can be used in its entirety or divided in half, depending on the size of your party.

Wedding showers and rehearsal dinners take on an air of exclusive intimacy in the Grand Salon or Blue Room. Small receptions are held in the Veranda, a room enclosed entirely by glass walls. Marble detailing and floors inlaid with dark wood add extra flair.

Cuisine is not an afterthought at Grand Bay Hotel. Creative menus employ fresh local ingredients for a marvelous dining experience.

To help you relax after the big event, Grand Bay Hotel offers a complimentary suite for the wedding couple, with champagne and strawberries upon arrival, and special group rates for out-of-town guests. All the rooms feature Grand Bay Hotels signature SoBed, a plush featherbed oasis of comfort. There will be plenty of takers for any overnight accommodations you arrange, as guests will want to extend their visit to this fashionable establishment as long as possible!


Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco offers special rates for Friday and Sunday receptions. Contact the catering department at 650-508-7129 for more info.

Celebrate your destination wedding at Grand Bay Hotel San Francisco Bay and you'll be treated to a 4-star luxury experience! Amenities include:

  • Waterfront ceremony settings
  • Flexible indoor and outdoor wedding venues
  • Complimentary dressing area for the wedding party
  • Overnight accommodations for all your guests (421 guest rooms and suites, all with lagoon or mountain views)
  • Beautiful walking paths along the water, just steps from the hotel
  • A 24-hour fitness center and outdoor pool
  • Complimentary airport shuttle to SFO

The Grand Bay Hotel motto: "Our world is your playground!"

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Ceremony Fee
  • $2,500/event and up
Package Prices
  • $85/person and up
  • Wedding catering packages start at $85/person for a luncheon cocktail reception and $109/person for a dinner reception.

    All packages include the ballroom rental fee, a reception consultant, tables, chairs, candles, linens, a complimentary suite, and more.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 450 230
Cocktails, etc. Standing 700 700
Reception Seated 450 450
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 700.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Dockside (next to the lagoon) accommodates up to 230 seated guests; the Ballroom holds 450 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel holds up to 450 seated or up to 700 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: 19 rooms are available including the Ballroom, the Executive Board Room, Junior Boardroom, and a variety of salons. The facility holds up to 400 classroom-style, up to 30 conference-style, up to 50 in a U-shape and up to 700 seated theater-style, totaling 17,000 square feet of indoor event space. Additional, flexible outdoor options available.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 8am–12am. Call for details on specific spaces.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Ballroom
  • Hotel
  • Beach / Ocean
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, or approved outside caterer (inquire with the catering department)
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: ample parking, valet available
Accommodations: 421 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: lagoon, hills, fountain
Other: complete event coordination and wireless internet available


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: may be required
Other: no rice, birdseed, or confetti


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