Menlo Circus Club is a ballroom wedding and event venue located in Atherton, California. The beautifully landscaped grounds and the Bay Area’s finest polo fields make a stunning backdrop for your wedding day.
Facilities and Capacity
The property has a large clubhouse with a grand entrance that will complement your magical wedding day. It seats up to 400 of your guests and has scenic views of the location. In addition to the clubhouse, you can choose to have your festivities outside. The maximum capacity of the entire venue is 1,000 people and there is a total of eight different event spaces to choose from. The versatile facility can accommodate engagement parties, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and elopements in addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions. You and your guests will have access to on-site parking, shuttle service, valet, and wheelchair accessibility.
Couples who choose to have their wedding day at the Menlo Circus Club will be offered a variety of all-inclusive packages that feature catering and bar services. Additionally you may choose to bring in outside vendors. The staff works closely with couples to ensure they create an unforgettable day for the two of you. You and your wedding party will have the ability to use the on-site get-ready room on the big day. The venue offers setup and cleanup services as well as wireless internet, tables, and chairs.
The club’s talented culinary team allows couples to choose from a variety of serving styles such as buffet, French service, stations, plated, and family-style. You’ll be able to attend a tasting prior to choosing your final menu to ensure you’ll love your meal choices. The catering services provide you with barware, china, flatware, glassware, and linens for additional convenience. Bartenders at Menlo Circus Club can pour you and your guests a champagne toast and a variety of other drinks at an open bar.
In 1920, a group of girls got together to play and ride their ponies on an Atherton estate. They soon decided to have a circus for their parents, friends, and neighbors. One of the mothers suggested to donate the proceeds from the circus to the Stanford Convalescent Home, which is now the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. That very first circus raised $500 and each year after it continued to grow and raise more money. In 1922 the land was purchased to develop the Menlo Circus Club that has since hosted many horse shows, polo matches, swimming and tennis tournaments, gala parties, events, and more. The property has continued to evolve over the years but has always been a family club.
Recommended by 97% of couples
User4356187 · 2+ years ago
Amazing staff, beautiful grounds. Perfect climate in September.Sent on 01/12/2016
User4285611 · 2+ years ago
If you are a member or know a member, the rates are excellent. All catering is done in-house which is easy and helpful. Overall, great experience with this venue!Sent on 11/25/2014