Hilton Santa Clara 4949 Great America Parkway • Santa Clara • California 95054

Hilton Santa Clara

4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

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Why You'll Love This Place

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The Silicon Valley isn't the first place most people think of when planning a wedding or social gathering, and that's a shame. It means they're missing out on one of the nicest hotels in the area—the Hilton Santa Clara. Given its location, it's been a popular place for high-tech industry meetings, but it also has a number of features that make it an excellent choice for a special occasion.

The Hilton Santa Clara's exterior has the sleek, modern good looks you'd expect a large upscale hotel to have, but when you enter the lobby, you'd swear you were in an exclusive boutique hotel. Utilizing Classical, Art Nouveau and modern design elements, the lobby has an enticing air of relaxed, understated luxury. The neutral color scheme is anything but bland, while marble floors, wall panels and blond wood molding add natural luster to the room. Wall sconces, standard lamps and light fixtures, all made of sinuously curving wrought iron and frosted glass, make a stunning visual statement. Wherever you look, there is something to captivate your eye: two life-sized sculptures that could have been done by Rodin or Degas, richly colored and textured upholstery, framed prints and paintings.

All of the function areas in the Hilton Santa Clara reflect the imaginative style and attention to detail displayed in the lobby. There are two large ballrooms available for weddings and events: the 2,800-square-foot Sierra and the 1,500-square-foot Coastal. Each ballroom can be divided into three smaller rooms if desired. Another option for smaller, more casual get-togethers is La Fontana Lounge, just off the lobby. Softly lit by fixtures hanging from the coffered ceiling and enlivened by modern paintings, it's made-to-order for cocktail parties, receptions and "welcome" parties.

In our opinion, the Hilton Santa Clara needs no more to recommend it than what we've already described, but we can't help mentioning just a few more benefits. They have a superb staff that can assist you in everything from menu selections to room rentals for your guests. The bridal package includes a complimentary suite for the bride and groom. And the Hilton Santa Clara's location can't be beat—California Great America theme park and the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium are literally steps away, and the VTA lightrail stops right outside the hotel, giving you access to all the attractions of downtown San Jose. Should you wish to venture further afield, major freeways leading to the Monterey Peninsula or San Francisco are within easy reach. With all it has to offer, this Hilton qualifies as one of the South Bay's undiscovered treasures.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $79–105/person
  • A variety of packages include:

    • Choice of 4 hors d'oeuvres & display table
    • Plated or buffet meal service with complimentary tasting
    • One hour hosted bar and a champagne & sparkling cider toast
    • Tables, banquet chairs, votives, & choice of linens
    • Cake cutting and service
    • Complimentary wedding-night accommodations for the newlyweds
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%
Additional Info
  • The Hilton Santa Clara is following all social distancing measures as they care for their guests, staff, and hotel.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 115 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 0
Reception Seated 100 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Coastal Ballroom holds 115 and the Sierra Ballroom 54.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Coastal Ballroom accommodates 60–100 seated or 200 standing, and the Sierra Ballroom 54 seated or standing.

Venue Details

Site Uses

Essential Info


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BYO with corkage fee

Corkage fee starts at $25.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily including holidays, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

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

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Hotel

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Cityscape
  • Panoramic
  • Park

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 Areas: guest rooms
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: complimentary
Accommodations: 280 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: Great America amusement park
Other: on-site wedding coordinator


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house; or BYO wine, $15/bottle corkage
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK, volume limits after 11pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no open flames or fog machines; decorations need approval


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Alternate Info: Santa Clara Hilton Hotel