Crowne Plaza Palo Alto

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Crowne Plaza Palo Alto is a historic wedding venue located in Palo Alto, California. Whether you are looking for a large scale venue or a more intimate setting, the wedding venue can bring all of your hopes and dreams to life.

Facilities and Capacity

The Crowne Plaza Palo Alto has a multitude of different event spaces that vary in size. Made up of 13 spaces to choose from, the maximum capacity is 600 people. If you are looking for a spacious, outdoor courtyard, look no further than the Grand Mediterranean Ballroom. If you have a smaller, more intimate area in mind, the Cypress Room which is the facility's most popular space, can fit 100 of your closest friends and family members.

Services Offered

The staff at Crowne Plaza Palo Alto wants to help make wedding planning as fun as possible. Their long list of wedding-related services is all put in place to ensure that planning goes smoothly and that your wedding day turns out to be the best day of your life. The services include:

  • Accommodations
  • Bridal suite
  • Event planning
  • In-house bar
  • Lighting/sound
  • Setup
  • All-inclusive packages
  • Cleanup
  • Event rentals
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless internet


Crowne Plaza Palo Alto offers a number of different catering options to suit any taste and dietary needs. Some of the catering options include a buffet, tastings, cocktail reception, family style, plated and stations. The food and beverage items that come with the culinary services include barware, flatware, linens, china, and glassware.

Other services

In addition to the above services, Crowne Plaza Palo Alto also provides several other useful services and rental items. For those looking to make their day extra special, event rental items are available. Some of the decoration items include decor, furniture, a photo booth, and tent accessories. Additional items include:

  • Aisle runners
  • Audio equipment
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Specialty linens
  • Altar/arches
  • Centerpieces


This gorgeous hotel was originally owned by Doris Day. Since it opened its doors in 1962, Crowne Plaza Palo Alto has seen many different celebrities walk through its doors. Perhaps some of the most notable celebrities include the Beatles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Photo booth
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


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    Marii Married on 05/27/2017
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    My husband and I had an AMAZING wedding reception experience at the Crowne Plaza Cabana. Hristo did absolutely everything he could to make our day as stress-free and smooth as possible. Throughout the entire planning process, he was always very quick to answer any questions, connect us with vendors, and alleviate any worries. As we got closer to our wedding date, he made sure that we set aside time to go over all the details (from room layout, vendor information, individual guest's special dietary needs, etc). Both the dinner and the morning brunch were delicious. The entire staff was very courteous and welcoming to our guests, which we really appreciated because most of our wedding guests were from out of town. They truly went out of their way by all means possible to ensure that we (as well as our families and guests) had a wonderful wedding experience. We could not have chosen a better venue for our big day!! Thank you so much for everything that you did for us!!
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    John Married on 11/24/2016
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    Do it! The whole staff made our reception PERFECT. Kelsey absorbed all the worries for us and made the planning effortless
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    Jimmy Married on 08/08/2015
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    Marisa was extremely helpful and accessible. She helped us along the way and was really patient with us!! The venue was very accommodating and fit our style perfectly!


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Joel Nelson Productions Joel Nelson Productions Wedding DJs

A great facility with accomodating, friendly staff...We are always glad to work with the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto.

PrimaDonna Makeover PrimaDonna Makeover Wedding Hair & Makeup

I was honored to be invited to take part in a Wedding Fair Show 2 weeks ago, at the Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, Ca. Which I enjoyed very much working on all the new brides to be with Hair & Make-up. Wow what a beautiful Hotel with the Hollywood flair and detail, which in 1962 the movie star Doris Day owned. The wedding fair was a Big hit. Diane did a wonderful job putting it all together. The Cabana Hotel is a stunning place to have a wedding or any special event. I highly recommend the Crown Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, Ca. 5 star

Magnolia Jazz Band Magnolia Jazz Band Wedding Bands

My trio entertained at the Crowne Plaza Cabana's wedding fair last Sunday. What a sensational afternoon! Highlights featured a dazzling fashion show and an informative panel discussion about wedding preparations a bride can "do herself". In addition, dozens of top event professionals displayed their services and spoke with guests circulating in the hotel's gorgeous ballroom. It was wonderful to be part of an outstanding showcase and work with the hotel's Catering and Events team, particularly Diana Wittenbrock and Sherleen Eng. Because too many shows at other facilities are so-so these days, this one really stands out. Every presentation was superb, showing what a difference it makes when EVERYONE involved pays special attention to the finest details. My band works at the Crowne Plaza Cabana often, and we've come to expect a flawless celebration every time.

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