The Italian Club is an affordable and stylish wedding event venue and banquet hall that is located in San Mateo, California. No matter the size of your wedding event — whether it be large and lavish, or more quaint and comfortable — this versatile event space can provide you with an event you will be sure not to forget. The Tuscan-style space will let you experience a truly romantic wedding as the sun sets in the fabulous courtyard. You can then have a lavish reception and cocktail hour in the Grand Ballroom. The Italian Club also has a very dedicated team of wedding professionals and specialists who are committed to providing you with a quality experience during all hours of your wedding event. No matter what your wedding needs are, the Italian Club can fulfill them.
Facilities and Capacity
The Italian Club offers Tuscan architecture and rich cultural history that make the location one of downtown San Mateo’s best kept secrets. You can exchange your "I dos" on the outdoor courtyard, which looks quite amazing as the sun sets behind you. The Grand Ballroom is where you’ll move for your cocktail hour and reception, and you’ll be able to accommodate up to 375 guests in this space. The dedicated staff can also customize a lot of features to meet the specific needs you have for your wedding event.
The Italian Club is a versatile wedding event venue that offers wedding packages to a variety of couples with different styles, tastes, and budgets. All wedding packages are all-inclusive and include services such as event planning, outside vendors, event rentals, lighting/sound, and much more. Other, more specific services offered include:
The Italian Club offers delicious and numerous menu options to wedding couples and their guests. Executive Chef Matteo Crivello, former Owner & Chef of Caesar’s Restaurant in San Francisco, will create fresh Italian cuisine for you and your guests to enjoy. All items on the menu are authentically Italian and will make you feel as though you actually are in Italy! Cuisine services include:
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Nikki · Married on 05/26/2018
My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Peninsula Italian American Social Club in May 2018. We began researching different venues in April 2016, and the PIASC was the first and last venue we visited.
Tony, Manager of the PIASC, was responsive, transparent, and warm from the first time we contacted the Italian Club. He shared the various packages that they offered which we found to be upscale, diverse and most importantly, in our price range. My wife and I work in the hospitality industry, so we were familiar with the price points and offerings other hotels and venues offered for similar packages. The Italian Club was the best bang we could get for our buck, so we scheduled a tour with Tony.
During the tour, Tony showed us the entire venue and described how we could and eventually did use it for our big day. As you walk in, there is a separated restaurant to the left which we used for our cocktail hour. It connects to a private courtyard which we used for our guest book signing table during the cocktail hour. The main hall has a simple feel upon entry, but it is customizable to your taste. There are columns along each wall that have uplighting to set the mood for the event. Where Tony really sold us was when we walked to the center of the room directly under the chandelier. He then dimmed the lights and had us imagine our first dance... Winner, winner, chicken dinner, we were sold! We signed the contract and locked in the platinum package for May 2018.
Our platinum package included all food and non-alcoholic beverages, cake and cake cutting services, room rental, 2 bottles of wine at each table, champagne toast, and flowers! There were certain items that we decided to upgrade, so we paid more for additions such as chiavari chairs, staging and draping for the sweethearts table, hosted bar, and an extra hors d'oeuvre. All of these listed were organized through Tony, so we did not have to bother with extra vendors and invoices.
Any questions or requests we had along the way (mind you it was 2 years so there were many questions), Tony took care of it. If you do a tasting at the Italian Club, be ready to eat.
On the big day after the ceremony, my wife and I were tired and a little nervous with everyone focusing on us, but Tony and his team took care of us. We were sad to miss cocktail hour because we wouldn't be able to eat the apps we chose, but his team saved a lot just for the late arriving wedding party. Tony made it a point to remind us that this was our day, and we were to enjoy it. Tony checked in on us throughout the night and ensured we always had a drink in our hand.
My wife and I capped off a perfect celebration to the beginning of our new life together, and a great deal of thanks is because of Tony and his team at the Italian Club.
Feel free to check out our wedding highlight video. The 2nd half of it will show the reception and the set up.
Tamera Del Bene · Married on 10/28/2018
Hidden Gem Offering an Outstanding Event Venue
Under the professional direction of Manager Tony Vitrano, the Peninsula Italian-American Social Club (PIASC) hosted my daughter's wedding ceremony and reception last October (2018). Tony and his team did an amazing job of transforming the venue into the beautiful "Wine Country" theme we had envisioned. Tony is an outstanding event coordinator and took care of all the wedding day details, both large and small. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding experience. The PIASC is a hidden gem in San Mateo and I would highly recommend this venue, and especially working with Tony, for your next event!Sent on 01/31/2019
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Won Kim · Married on 10/13/2018
PIASC is great, Tony is GREAT...er
The PIASC is an awesome venue that accommodated all our wedding reception needs. Huge space, outdoor patio, bocce ball courts and surprisingly delicious food (numerous compliments on how great the food was). Great bar, great staff, overall just a great versatile venue. What made our experience even better was the manager, Tony Vitrano. He is such a personable and genuinely good soul, it was disarming how easy and smooth he made it all to plan. He was so honest and upfront about everything from beginning to end, making sure all our needs were met throughout the entire process and even the night of. There are few things in life that meet and exceed expectations especially on as special occasion as this and Tony makes the PIASC one of those rarities. We will definitely be back just to eat at their wonderful restaurant and say hello (along with many thanks).Sent on 12/05/2018
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