27 Reviews
50-230
Guest Capacity
Indoor/Outdoor
Venue Setting

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About Garden Court Hotel

A World Apart in the Center of Everything

A perfect location for the San Francisco Bay Area Peninsula, San Jose, Silicon Valley and a 1/4 mile from Stanford University.  This European, contemporary –chic style hotel is in the City Center of Downtown Palo Alto, California.

Five star services are personable with extraordinary attention to detail.

The open-air interior courtyard and central fountain create a lovely ambiance and a private world in the center of everything.

Event spaces have loads of natural light and at dusk the gardens come to life with twinkle lights. Each space has an adjacent outside balcony or patio offering the perfect blend of indoor-outdoor flow for your party.

Guestrooms have been completely remodeled and offer elegant luxury with modern sensibilities with the intimacy only a small hotel can provide.


 

 

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: San Francisco

27 Reviews for Garden Court Hotel

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FABULOUS ROMANTIC .....A WONDER GROUP OF PEOPLE TO DO BUSNISS WITH......WILL USE THEM IN THE FUTURE

Profile Picture catherine, 6/20/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
5.0

My wife and I recently got married at this hotel in June, 2015. We hosted a mid-sized (about 70 people) wedding ceremony and reception. To make it short, we had a highly positive experience working with Garden Court Hotel. Kelly was our event manager. From the beginning of the planning to the actual wedding date, our impression of Kelly was professional, experienced, friendly, and meticulous. She worked with us very efficiently to get all the details right. Often times she made great suggestions which we took and ultimately made the event felt more complete to us. On the wedding date, pretty much all the important things went as planned and we were able to relax and enjoy as much as we could, thanks to the organized efforts of GCH. We were happy with our decision to go with this venue and would recommend it to our friends. Garden Court Hotel is an exceptional venue with excellent service for a very reasonable price.

Profile Picture Henry, 6/2/15, 2 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue
1.4

Our wedding was in October of 2014. We booked the venue two years in advance and received updated estimates throughout the two years. For the final deposit they require you to pay an overage of $1000.00 incase you go over during the day of the event. Our coordinator miscalculated our total and a week after the event we inquired about when we would be getting our deposit back since we did not go over our allotted amount. We received an e-mail back saying they were actually going to charge us an additional $30 over the full amount and deposit. We were incredibly confused and my husband finally figured out that they never included sales tax in our original estimate. They never apologized for the mix up, and never offered to fix it. The day of the event, our coordinator also did not pass out our favors to our guests, after I reminded her as we were walking out of the hotel room to grab them. She insisted she would come back and get them, and never did. Overall, it's a beautiful hotel, but they have horrible customer service and it is over priced for what you get.

Profile Picture User3346324, 2+ years ago, 3 Reviews
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Garden Court Hotel Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,530.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,530.00
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Server(s)
Rehearsal Dinner Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $500.00
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs

Garden Court Hotel FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
230
Guest Minimum
50
Event Spaces
3
Type
Hotel
Style
City
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
230
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
25
Setting, Rehearsal Dinner
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Ceremony
Engagement Party
Reception
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner
Accommodations
Event Planning
Event Rentals
Lighting/Sound
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Cake
Clean Up
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Outside Cake
Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'Oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings
Chairs
Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arches
Audio Equipment
Centerpieces
Chair Covers
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Photobooth
Tables
Tent Accessories
Tents
Linens
Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Shuttle
Valet
Parking
Wheelchair Access
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Venue--Real Wedding albums below

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2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

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Complimentary Deluxe Guestroom

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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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Honeymoon in Spain

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We are pleased to offer a complimentary 7 consecutive night stay at our partner properties in Spain with a minimum of 75 guests guaranteed for your event. This offer extends through your first year of marriage, ending on your anniversary date. Deluxe hotels in premiere loactions including Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Canary Islands and many more! Please visit our website www.gardencourt.com or speak to your Event Manager for further details!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 ENDORSEMENTS
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!!!

....our friends at the Garden Court treat their couples like gold! Our philosophies are so wonderfully similar... treat folks great and they'll be happy! They go over and above to make sure this always happens to make their day perfect!

Beautiful venue to have your wedding. I've photographed there numerous times.

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520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301   See On Map
650-323-1912 (phone)