Palmdale Estates

Palmdale Estates

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Fremont, CA
 
4.7
out of 5.0
33 Reviews
Quality of Service
4.8
Responsiveness
4.6
Professionalism
4.7
Value
4.8
Flexibility
4.6
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5.0

I don't even know where to start with this review... I hardly ever give out 5 stars, but Palmdale Estates truly deserves them! Sadly, 2015 marks the last year that Palmdale will host weddings on their property but if that works for you, I highly recommend checking them out while they still have availability!

Palmdale Estates is absolutely cute and gorgeous. My wife and I got married on a perfect, beautiful Indian summer Sunday. With the ceremony starting on a late afternoon in the Sunken Gardens, we got warm sunlight filtering in through the trees... leading to a very romantic sunset dinner beneath the bistro lights behind the Best House. We couldn't have imagined or asked for a more beautiful setting!

Moving on to the service and event planning... from beginning to end, it was a pleasure working with Leann, Lindsey, Alena, and the rest of the team! They are extremely professional, organized, and experienced; they also were very responsive and accommodating to the countless emails we sent them throughout the planning process. Don't hesitate in asking them any questions you may have - chances are they already have a solution for you!

It's one thing for the event managers to be great and professional during the planning process, but when our guests comment on friendly, professional wait staff that also go above and beyond during the wedding, I think that truly says something about the level of service offered here!

As for the food and beverage service... you have to go with their non-alcoholic drink package (which is very reasonably priced) but they do allow you to bring your own alcohol, which is great! While the food may not necessarily blow you away, everyone thought it was very good and tasty - especially given that the food was served buffet-style. We were very happy with the NY strip steaks and salmon filets!

We love Palmdale Estates, and would happily get married (well, more like renewal ceremony now ;)) there again if we could!

Services Used: Ceremony & Reception Venue
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159 Washington Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539
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Originally part of the Old Mission San Jose garden, Palmdale Estates is a beautifully landscaped site, featuring dozens of stately palms and native California trees, verdant lawns, gardens and even a pond. In the midst of this lovely setting is Best House, a Tudor-style mansion whose delightful interior and grounds create a storybook backdrop for ... read more
Originally part of the Old Mission San Jose garden, Palmdale Estates is a beautifully landscaped site, featuring dozens of stately palms and native California trees, verdant lawns, gardens and even a pond. In the midst of this lovely setting is Best House, a Tudor-style mansion whose delightful interior and grounds create a storybook backdrop for weddings any time of year.

Built in 1915, the house reflects much of the elegant, ornate detailing of the period: graceful arched doorways, bas-relief ceiling moldings, crystal chandeliers, hand painted murals and gleaming hardwood floors. The Ballroom, though the largest space in the house, still has an intimate feeling with cream-colored walls, an oversized decorative marble fireplace and a huge leaded glass window overlooking the gardens. At one end of the Ballroom, a few steps take you up to The Music Room, a glitzy alcove with gold leaf walls and colorful stained glass window. At the other end are the formal Dining Room and Solarium, two light and airy rooms with an abundance of leaded glass windows and views of the "backyard".

When you get married here, you have exclusive use of the main floor of the house as well as the adjacent lawns to orchestrate your wedding any way you like. During warm months, most couples tie the knot in the white gazebo on the rear lawn, which is bordered by pines, redwoods and dotted with palms and fruit trees. They have their reception outdoors as well, setting up tables in the grassy expanse next to the gazebo. Afterwards, the guests are invited inside for dancing and cake cutting. In winter, receptions are generally held in the Ballroom, with the other spaces used according to the couple's preferred fluid floor plan which offers plenty of flexibility. (Note that Starr Gardens, behind the adjacent Peach mansion, is available for ceremonies and receptions.) Whether you celebrate under the magnificent palms or in the grand surroundings of Best House, you can't help but enjoy the quiet beauty of Palmdale Estates.

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Categories: Ceremony & Reception Venue
Event Types: Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar / Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Debutante Balls, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s