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el PRADO (formerly known as Garden Court Hotel)
On WeddingWire since 2008
el PRADO Palo Alto - formerly known as Garden Court Hotel - is a wedding venue located in Palo Alto, California.
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Our intimate size means that your event will have the undivided attention of our wedding and event planners, who will see to every detail to realize your vision. To complement our sophisticated, light-filled indoor wedding venues, we offer enchanting outdoor space that takes full advantage of Palo Alto’s beautiful weather. Our open-air interior courtyard and central fountain create a lovely ambiance and a private world in the center of everything. At dusk, the gardens sparkle to life with thousands of twinkling lights. Each indoor space has an adjacent outside balcony or patio offering the perfect blend of indoor-outdoor flow for your gathering.
Framed by elegant Spanish Colonial architecture and bright, European-chic interiors, el PRADO bridges the romance of the past with contemporary style and sophistication. One of downtown Palo Alto’s only luxury boutique hotel offers a unique and inspiring backdrop for your wedding or special event.
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With a minimum of 50 guests guaranteed for your event, you will recieve a complimentary deluxe guestroom the night of your event.
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I love shooting at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto! The staff is highly professional and their clients are treated with the kind of care you'd expect from the best of hotels. Downtown Palo Alto is charming and has great little spots all over for making unique wedding photos. The courtyard at the hotel is stunning and looks amazing at night. You really have to check it out!
Garden Court Hotel is a charming gem in Palo Alto. The rooms are updated and tastefully modern, yet the courtyard has an Old World feel. At night the courtyard looks extra lovely with lamp posts and stringed lights. Wonderfully romantic spot for a wedding and the staff here takes excellent care of you!
GCH is my favorite venue to do business with; not only is the entire staff a dream to work with because of the team spirit & kindness, I just love the atmosphere. I feel like I'm in another world in Europe, especially w/ the amazing dishes they serve. I've been here as part of networking groups/ guest at weddings & parties & also as the floral designer working for clients weddings & parties. The whole gamut & I always leave with a very satisfied heart. Oh- I've also delivered flowers to the room of the brides & just love the room decor! What an awesome hotel in the heart of Palo Alto!!!
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