Lucie Stern Community Center

1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94301 Map · Phone number
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About Lucie Stern Community Center

Lucie Stern Community Center is a banquet hall and wedding venue located in Palo Alto, California. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or elegant reception, the Lucie Stern Community Center is the ideal location for your wedding day.

Facilities and Capacity

Lucie Stern Community Center offers indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding day. The 2,800 square-foot ballroom offers hardwood floors, two tiled fireplaces, and six art deco chandeliers hanging from a wood-beamed ceiling. The space can accommodate up to 300 standing guests or 200 seated. The 1,125 square-foot community room features wall-to-wall carpeting, windows, and two French doors opening to the patio for 125 standing guests or 75 seated. The similar 650 square-foot fireside room also offers a fireplace for 70 standing guests or 45 seated. The patio can host 250 standing guests or 150 seated. The fully-equipped kitchen is available for the use of your caterer.

Services Offered

Exclusive rental packages include use of any or all of the rooms, all equipment, and a facility attendant for a flat rate. Equipment available includes:

  • Tables and chairs
  • Podium
  • Sound / PA system
  • Wireless microphone
  • Grand piano for ballroom use

Accommodation

Given the central location of Lucie Stern Community Center, there is a large selection and variety of accommodation within a short distance.

Other Services

Besides weddings, Lucie Stern Community Center is also available for other events including:

  • Birthday parties
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Club or association meetings

History

Lucie Stern Community Center was designed by the famous Palo Alto native and architect Birge Clark, and built in 1934. Like many of his iconic works, this building has Spanish Colonial Revival elements, also known as California Colonial style. Key elements of this style include stucco walls, arched doorways and windows, low-pitched clay-tile roofs, and decorative iron trim.

Location

Lucie Stern Community Center is located in central Palo Alto, a four-minute drive from Stanford University campus. It is 22 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 36 minutes from Oakland International Airport.

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7 Reviews for Lucie Stern Community Center

Recommended by 80% of couples


4.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 3.9
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.6
  • Average response time 3.6
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    Margaret · Married on 11/05/2016

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Lucie Stern was such an amazing venue for my wedding! Gonzalo helped us every step of the way and was very flexible to our needs. All of our guests were telling me how breathtaking the venue was and I couldn't agree more! We had our ceremony on the outdoor patio, the cocktail hour in the courtyard, and the reception in the ballroom. Our guests loved the fact that they didn't have to drive anywhere between the ceremony and reception, yet it was still a change of scenery for each portion of the wedding. I was able to use the fireside room to get ready, and we had around 13 women in that room at once and we didn't feel overcrowded. Though it is a community center, it looks so beautiful. The architecture reminded me of an older Spanish building. It was very reasonably priced for being located in the Bay Area, and I am so happy that we found this venue! It was PERFECT!

    Sent on 11/11/2016
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    Katie · Married on 06/22/2013

    5.0
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
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    • Professionalism:
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    The Lucie Stern Community Center is beautiful, the rules are minimal (basically just don't break things, not that hard to comply with), it's easy to book, and it's very affordable (especially if you live in Palo Alto like we do). We used the patio for our ceremony, the courtyard for our cocktail hour, and the ballroom for dinner and dancing. Everything about the center was beautiful, laid back, and easy. It's a community center, so it doesn't come with any planning services, but our caterer took care of all of that for us, and our wedding could not have been more perfect. Plus, everytime I drive by I think, "That's where I got married!!"

    Sent on 07/31/2013
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    Erin · Married on 09/10/2016

    4.6
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      3.5
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    I love this venue!!! We had our wedding on the Patio (outside grassy area), cocktail hour in the Community Room and the reception in the ballroom. With about 150 guests there was plenty of room (could even fit a couple more tables but may take up the dance floor if you do that. Sometimes getting a hold of someone can be difficult but they ALWAYS got back to me with responses as soon as they could. The place is beautiful (even more with a little lighting) and reasonably priced compared to the other options out there!

    Highly recommend this venue :-)

    Sent on 12/15/2016

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Lucie Stern Community Center FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Ballroom
    Government Building
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Lighting / Sound
  • What event items are available?
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Tables
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access

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