The Westin Hotel, Millbrae One Old Bayshore Highway • Millbrae • California 94030


The Westin Hotel, Millbrae

One Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, California 94030
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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Set on the cusp of a palm-lined drive near the edge of the bay, and just two minutes from the San Francisco airport, The Westin Hotel, Millbrae is surprisingly quiet and peaceful. Even the lobby has a calming influence, designed in warm natural shades and outfitted with modern, comfortable furnishings and lush floral arrangements.

From here it's a short walk to the banquet rooms, and by the time you reach them, you're expecting something sophisticated and tasteful. You won't be disappointed. The Westin Ballroom, where most weddings, large meetings and special events take place, is very lovely. Brides are usually overjoyed with the décor and have been known to exclaim, "Oh, this will match my dress perfectly!" That's because the walls are papered in a neutral champagne-and-taupe print that gives off a subtle gold sheen, and the coffered ceiling is white. One of the most striking features of this ballroom is the lighting. Instead of traditional chandeliers, there are fixtures fashioned from white globes seemingly "scattered" behind a veil of pearl strands. When the lights are dimmed, you feel like you're gazing at clusters of stars, shining through golden clouds. Additional romantic lighting comes from alabaster-and-brass wall sconces. Although the ballroom can be divided into four sections, only one event at a time is scheduled so you can tailor the size of the space to fit your needs.

The expansive foyer area in front of the ballroom is not only refreshing to the eye, it's large enough to be set up with fountains, plants and an hors d'oeuvre buffet and still have plenty of room left over for a crowd to mingle comfortably. And if you have kids at your event, you'll be ever grateful to the Westin—they make a room for childcare available just off the foyer.

Smaller weddings and meetings are held in the Bayshore Ballroom, an intimate space with crystal chandeliers, alabaster wall sconces, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the pool atrium. The atrium itself is ideal for cocktail parties and more informal receptions. Huge potted ferns and rubber trees, as well as colorful flowers set around the pool, soak up the sunlight from the vaulted skylit "ceiling" and create a tropical ambiance.

Two dozen other rooms are available for functions, and award-winning chefs will create custom, culturally diverse menus. Guests staying overnight sleep well, thanks to the Westin's super-comfy Heavenly Bed and triple-paned windows that create a virtually soundproof environment. There's one more amenity just for weddings: a customized web page for each couple to facilitate reserving guest rooms and providing information to attendees.

The combination of beautiful facilities, excellent food and personal service generates lots of repeat business for the hotel. Their "Letters To The Hotel" binder includes pages of laudatory comments such as, "The Westin is the only place to hold an event in San Mateo County! Period!" and "My daughter's dream of a perfect wedding day came true!" Read them all and you come away with a sense that guests feel quite welcomed here and very well taken care of. It's absolutely clear why they return to the Westin time after time—for many of them it's like coming home.

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Prices: What's this going to cost?


Ceremony Fee
  • $500/event and up
Package Prices
  • $78–130/person
  • Packages include centerpieces, champagne reception and toast, three-course meal, hors d'oeuvres, wine with meal, overnight accommodations, and breakfast for the wedding couple.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 25%

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 450 0
Cocktails, etc. Standing 530 0
Reception Seated 350 0
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 700.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Bayshore Ballroom holds 220 and the Westin Ballroom holds 450.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The hotel can accommodate 30–350 seated or 30–530 standing guests indoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Westin has over 22,000 square feet of function space, including 31 flexible rooms, from ballrooms & salons to suites & boardrooms. Spaces can accommodate 4–700 guests for business events.


Venue Details

Site Uses

Essential Info

Price

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Catering

In-house

Alcohol

In-house

Amplified Music

Indoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily including holidays, until 1am. For Saturday weddings, time frames are 11am–5pm or 6pm–1am.

Venue Type

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

  • Conference Center
  • Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Areas: guest room CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range and business center, in-room data port lines
Parking: ample, gated and secure lots
Accommodations: 400 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: no
Other: event coordination, baby grand piano, ice sculpture, wedding cakes, limo service, customized web page

Restrictions

But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house, or BYO wine and champagne corkage negotiable
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Other: no rice, birdseed, glitter, or confetti


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