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The Rotunda By The Fairmont San Jose

San Jose , CA
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LOCATION

200 E. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113 US (map)

PHONE

408-998-3990
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ABOUT US

Create your special event at The Rotunda by Fairmont San Jose. Distinctive and dramatic modern architecture suited for those looking for something unique. The glass Rotunda and white... Read more
Create your special event at The Rotunda by Fairmont San Jose. Distinctive and dramatic modern architecture suited for those looking for something unique. The glass Rotunda and white interior provide a blank palette for your event designs.

The Fairmont San Jose’s professional wedding and social event planners, service staff, and culinary team overseeing every detail for a seamless event.


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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
65
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2005
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall
Describe the style of your venue
City, Garden / Romantic, Modern
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
6000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
65
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We put together a wedding within a month at the Rotunda. Despite the city having many specific rules, they worked with us to allow us a lot of flexibility and create the event in the way we wanted. A large part of this is Jennifer Garcia, who is the most awesome event coordinator. Jennifer is extremely professional and helpful in every way. She responded to all our questions and was flexible in working with us to make any adjustments. The Rotunda overall is a beautiful setting and we highly recommend the facility and staff.
We put together a wedding within a month at the Rotunda. Despite the city having many specific rules, they worked with us Read more...
We put together a wedding within a month at the Rotunda. Despite the city having many specific rules, they worked with us to allow us a lot of flexibility and create the event in the way we wanted. A large part of this is Jennifer Garcia, who is the most awesome event coordinator. Jennifer is extremely professional and helpful in every way. She responded to all our questions and was flexible in working with us to make any adjustments. The Rotunda overall is a beautiful setting and we highly recommend the facility and staff. Read less
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Sharon
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Jennifer Garcia in Event Services to make the day special was truly a delight. The day of the event (a wedding) the staff was on time, helpful, professional and took extremely good care of any needs that arose.
Working with Jennifer Garcia in Event Services to make the day special was truly a delight. The day of the event (a Read more...
Working with Jennifer Garcia in Event Services to make the day special was truly a delight. The day of the event (a wedding) the staff was on time, helpful, professional and took extremely good care of any needs that arose. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
San Jose City Hall's Rotunda Building was absolutely gorgeous! This venue was worth every dollar we put in!! From the rentals to the lighting to management of the entire event - everything was flawless. Jennifer Garcia, the events manager, was continuously in communication with us. She ensured that everything will run smoothly on the Rotunda's end on the day of our wedding and she surely followed through on everything we contracted for. Moreover, she had back-up plans in place should anything go wrong. We received raving reviews from our family, friends, and guests about how beautiful the venue was. We are glad to have done our wedding there and would definitely make recommendations to other people!
San Jose City Hall's Rotunda Building was absolutely gorgeous! This venue was worth every dollar we put in!! From the Read more...
San Jose City Hall's Rotunda Building was absolutely gorgeous! This venue was worth every dollar we put in!! From the rentals to the lighting to management of the entire event - everything was flawless. Jennifer Garcia, the events manager, was continuously in communication with us. She ensured that everything will run smoothly on the Rotunda's end on the day of our wedding and she surely followed through on everything we contracted for. Moreover, she had back-up plans in place should anything go wrong. We received raving reviews from our family, friends, and guests about how beautiful the venue was. We are glad to have done our wedding there and would definitely make recommendations to other people! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
The people working at Rotunda were a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful, straight forward, and understanding. They are great with emails, which worked best for me as I was planning the wedding while working. I thought the value was great, as the venue is extraordinary and not as expensive or complicated as San Francisco. We had no problems with security or parking. Our vendors did not have any complaints about working at the Rotunda (lighting, florist, cake, catering, tables, linens). We had to choose from a lister of preferred caterers and our caterers delivered 100% on the day of.
The people working at Rotunda were a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful, straight forward, and understanding. Read more...
The people working at Rotunda were a pleasure to work with. They were very helpful, straight forward, and understanding. They are great with emails, which worked best for me as I was planning the wedding while working. I thought the value was great, as the venue is extraordinary and not as expensive or complicated as San Francisco. We had no problems with security or parking. Our vendors did not have any complaints about working at the Rotunda (lighting, florist, cake, catering, tables, linens). We had to choose from a lister of preferred caterers and our caterers delivered 100% on the day of. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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miss_sopious
Wedding:
4/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Jennifer Garcia was an amazing event manager. She far exceeded what I expected of her and was always available when I had any questions! Thank you for making my wedding at San Jose City Hall a dream come true!
Jennifer Garcia was an amazing event manager. She far exceeded what I expected of her and was always available when I had Read more...
Jennifer Garcia was an amazing event manager. She far exceeded what I expected of her and was always available when I had any questions! Thank you for making my wedding at San Jose City Hall a dream come true! Read less
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lsantoso
Wedding:
6/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Awesome venue!! Great value for what you get. The hall provides an excellent canvas for the perfect dream wedding. Jennifer was awesome too! She's very responsive and gives you great advice to avoid pitfalls so your wedding can go smoothly. It was a day I won't forget. Thanks Jennifer!!
Awesome venue!! Great value for what you get. The hall provides an excellent canvas for the perfect dream wedding. Read more...
Awesome venue!! Great value for what you get. The hall provides an excellent canvas for the perfect dream wedding. Jennifer was awesome too! She's very responsive and gives you great advice to avoid pitfalls so your wedding can go smoothly. It was a day I won't forget. Thanks Jennifer!! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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twellis
Wedding:
1/30/2010
4.8/5.0
The Rotunda building is an art piece in itself. Your photographer is going to love the infinite amount of angles that are potentially there for amazing photographs to document your day.

It is a very unique building that can be anything you want it to be. The possibilities are endless. You can make it simple chic, elegant and extravagant, or even modern sci fi. The structure is all white, so it can work with any theme colors you have. There's also lots of windows to capture natural light (the best lighting there is), the floors are marble/granite stone, and the spiraled stair case is breath taking.

Just make sure you adhere to all the policies and regulations as it is a public venue owned by the city, but don't worry, the event managers of city hall will guide you through all the policies and make it very easy for you.
The Rotunda building is an art piece in itself. Your photographer is going to love the infinite amount of angles that are Read more...
The Rotunda building is an art piece in itself. Your photographer is going to love the infinite amount of angles that are potentially there for amazing photographs to document your day.

It is a very unique building that can be anything you want it to be. The possibilities are endless. You can make it simple chic, elegant and extravagant, or even modern sci fi. The structure is all white, so it can work with any theme colors you have. There's also lots of windows to capture natural light (the best lighting there is), the floors are marble/granite stone, and the spiraled stair case is breath taking.

Just make sure you adhere to all the policies and regulations as it is a public venue owned by the city, but don't worry, the event managers of city hall will guide you through all the policies and make it very easy for you. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Emily
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.7/5.0
Beautiful venue to have your wedding. The architecture and design of the rotunda is one of a kind. This is a glass dome with white walls inside so if you're looking for a venue that is already dressed up pretty like a hotel, this isn't the place for you. Bold and bright colors really accent the inside of the rotunda. Jennifer Garcia and Connie B. were a pleasure to work with! Jennifer will give you advice on what she would recommend and wouldn't. She does work part-time but is super helpful and will do what it takes to accommodate what you want for your wedding day :) Highly recommended!
Beautiful venue to have your wedding. The architecture and design of the rotunda is one of a kind. This is a glass dome Read more...
Beautiful venue to have your wedding. The architecture and design of the rotunda is one of a kind. This is a glass dome with white walls inside so if you're looking for a venue that is already dressed up pretty like a hotel, this isn't the place for you. Bold and bright colors really accent the inside of the rotunda. Jennifer Garcia and Connie B. were a pleasure to work with! Jennifer will give you advice on what she would recommend and wouldn't. She does work part-time but is super helpful and will do what it takes to accommodate what you want for your wedding day :) Highly recommended! Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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R
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.6/5.0
The Rotunda at San Jose City Hall is a beautiful venue for a wedding reception, banquet or other event. Plenty of natural light and very elegant. The Event Services staff, especially Jennifer, was extremely helpful and made the entire process much more enjoyable. The venue itself is great for photos as well!

Pros:
1. Great helpful event services staff
2. Plenty of natural light (being a glass dome)
3. Plenty of Parking underground and in the parking garage across the street
4. Mezzanine level that can be used in addition to the main floor
5. The building itself is great for photos outside and inside
6. Fits a good 250 people with a decent dance floor (about 300 w/out dance floor)

Cons:
1. The City Hall as a list of pre-approved caterers. It takes a great deal of time and effort to get a caterer that is not pre-approved to actually get approved due to the insurance and other criteria they need to adhere to
2. As there is plenty of light, you really have to wait till the evening time to use a projector
3. Pantry is very small and has no cooking area - If your caterer needs to cook onsite, then you need to rent space outside including tents
4. Rental rate is by hour and your event needs to end at 10PM and everything out by 11PM
5. Since they removed the potted plants (due to budget cuts) the venue is very bland in color and therefore pretty sterile. You'll have to add plenty of decorations/color yourself
The Rotunda at San Jose City Hall is a beautiful venue for a wedding reception, banquet or other event. Plenty of natural Read more...
The Rotunda at San Jose City Hall is a beautiful venue for a wedding reception, banquet or other event. Plenty of natural light and very elegant. The Event Services staff, especially Jennifer, was extremely helpful and made the entire process much more enjoyable. The venue itself is great for photos as well!

Pros:
1. Great helpful event services staff
2. Plenty of natural light (being a glass dome)
3. Plenty of Parking underground and in the parking garage across the street
4. Mezzanine level that can be used in addition to the main floor
5. The building itself is great for photos outside and inside
6. Fits a good 250 people with a decent dance floor (about 300 w/out dance floor)

Cons:
1. The City Hall as a list of pre-approved caterers. It takes a great deal of time and effort to get a caterer that is not pre-approved to actually get approved due to the insurance and other criteria they need to adhere to
2. As there is plenty of light, you really have to wait till the evening time to use a projector
3. Pantry is very small and has no cooking area - If your caterer needs to cook onsite, then you need to rent space outside including tents
4. Rental rate is by hour and your event needs to end at 10PM and everything out by 11PM
5. Since they removed the potted plants (due to budget cuts) the venue is very bland in color and therefore pretty sterile. You'll have to add plenty of decorations/color yourself Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
Jennifer at the rotunda worked with us to make our day a smooth and awesome experience! Though there were a few nuances to the planning that we were unaware of, she helped timely and appropriately navigate through all the details and worked with our caterers and other vendors to ensure the details were all handled with excellence. Though the approved list of caterers is not as extensive as one might like, they were all reasonable and it probably reduces the amount of trouble that can arise with unfamiliar caterers or vendors.

The rotunda itself is a beautiful venue in late summer due to the lighting, although it can provide a comfort issue for guests if they're sitting near the outer edges (we had the AC on and so we either had guests who were too hot or too cold). The bamboo garden used for caterers is spacious enough for preparation and the security and the layout are also very good. The only troubles with the rotunda have to do with timing the lighting and figuring out a good speaker layout for audio, since glass does cause acoustic noise.
Jennifer at the rotunda worked with us to make our day a smooth and awesome experience! Though there were a few nuances to Read more...
Jennifer at the rotunda worked with us to make our day a smooth and awesome experience! Though there were a few nuances to the planning that we were unaware of, she helped timely and appropriately navigate through all the details and worked with our caterers and other vendors to ensure the details were all handled with excellence. Though the approved list of caterers is not as extensive as one might like, they were all reasonable and it probably reduces the amount of trouble that can arise with unfamiliar caterers or vendors.

The rotunda itself is a beautiful venue in late summer due to the lighting, although it can provide a comfort issue for guests if they're sitting near the outer edges (we had the AC on and so we either had guests who were too hot or too cold). The bamboo garden used for caterers is spacious enough for preparation and the security and the layout are also very good. The only troubles with the rotunda have to do with timing the lighting and figuring out a good speaker layout for audio, since glass does cause acoustic noise. Read less
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