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The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

Palo Alto , CA
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625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301 US (map)

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650-328-2800

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Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Bay Area’s Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels for wedding and banquet facilities... Read more
Set amidst picturesque water and flower gardens and koi ponds, the Bay Area’s Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is one of the most beautifully landscaped hotels for wedding and banquet facilities in Silicon Valley. Ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as special events and corporate meetings, this resort-like setting provides an unforgettable backdrop for a memorable affair. The Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel is located next to downtown Palo Alto, adjacent to Stanford University, with easy access into San Francisco or San Jose.

The professional banquet staff at the Sheraton Palo Alto will help you plan and carry out the wedding ceremony or banquet event of your dreams, and their culinary experts will work with you to create a menu that will delight your entire party. For personalized service, unforgettable ambiance and sparkling memories, look no further than the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel.

Overnight accommodations are available at discounted rates.

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Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristina Tobin is the best asset any wedding caterer can have. Without her, even the most beautiful venue and best food service would not be the same.
Yes, the Justine was impeccably set up, the Piazza Court was wonderful for our band and dancing under the stars, and the poolside reception as well as the Oak room made for a fairy tale wedding.
The catering staff were very professional and helpful, and we received a lot of compliments on the cocktail hour and banquet from our guests. Everybody had a great time.
Kristina Tobin is the best asset any wedding caterer can have. Without her, even the most beautiful venue and best food Read more...
Kristina Tobin is the best asset any wedding caterer can have. Without her, even the most beautiful venue and best food service would not be the same.
Yes, the Justine was impeccably set up, the Piazza Court was wonderful for our band and dancing under the stars, and the poolside reception as well as the Oak room made for a fairy tale wedding.
The catering staff were very professional and helpful, and we received a lot of compliments on the cocktail hour and banquet from our guests. Everybody had a great time. Read less
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SportGirlie1
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto on August 31, 2013. Our decision was made because of our initial interactions with Kristina Tobin. We promptly informed the other “venue suitors” of our Sheraton Palo Alto decision shortly after meeting with her. As we developed our wedding ceremony and reception with her welcome and knowledgeable assistance we quickly knew we had made the correct decision.

Every aspect of our wedding ceremony planning went perfectly. We secured twenty-five rooms for out of town guests. Seventy people were in attendance. Every guest commented to us or to someone in our wedding party about how well the event was organized and how comfortable they felt at the venue.

The SCOTUS decision on marriage equality gave us the opportunity to marry. The Sheraton Palo Alto provided us a fabulous venue and a great time. It provides easy walkable access to the beautiful campus of Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto with all its amenities. The CalTrain stop is out the back entrance and provides a quick and easy day trip to San Francisco in less than 40 minutes...also a plus for out of town guests - very few of them even rented a car.

We could not overstate what an excellent experience we had at the Sheraton Palo Alto.
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto on August 31, 2013. Our decision was made because of Read more...
We held our wedding ceremony and reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto on August 31, 2013. Our decision was made because of our initial interactions with Kristina Tobin. We promptly informed the other “venue suitors” of our Sheraton Palo Alto decision shortly after meeting with her. As we developed our wedding ceremony and reception with her welcome and knowledgeable assistance we quickly knew we had made the correct decision.

Every aspect of our wedding ceremony planning went perfectly. We secured twenty-five rooms for out of town guests. Seventy people were in attendance. Every guest commented to us or to someone in our wedding party about how well the event was organized and how comfortable they felt at the venue.

The SCOTUS decision on marriage equality gave us the opportunity to marry. The Sheraton Palo Alto provided us a fabulous venue and a great time. It provides easy walkable access to the beautiful campus of Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto with all its amenities. The CalTrain stop is out the back entrance and provides a quick and easy day trip to San Francisco in less than 40 minutes...also a plus for out of town guests - very few of them even rented a car.

We could not overstate what an excellent experience we had at the Sheraton Palo Alto. Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and got married on 8/17/13 in the Justine's Ballroom at the Sheraton. We worked with Kristina Tobin and we absolutely loved her!!! She made the entire wedding planning stress free and so easy! When we met with her she made sure to answer all questions and made sure to make herself available when we needed her. She was very prompt with emails and letting us know when things that we ordered came in. She always was on top of all the planning that went into our wedding. We were so happy with Kristina and we would recommend her to all our family and friends! Thank you so much Kristina for making our night perfect and flawless!!!
My husband and got married on 8/17/13 in the Justine's Ballroom at the Sheraton. We worked with Kristina Tobin and we Read more...
My husband and got married on 8/17/13 in the Justine's Ballroom at the Sheraton. We worked with Kristina Tobin and we absolutely loved her!!! She made the entire wedding planning stress free and so easy! When we met with her she made sure to answer all questions and made sure to make herself available when we needed her. She was very prompt with emails and letting us know when things that we ordered came in. She always was on top of all the planning that went into our wedding. We were so happy with Kristina and we would recommend her to all our family and friends! Thank you so much Kristina for making our night perfect and flawless!!! Read less
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John
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristina at the Sheraton Palo Alto is fabulous to work with. The venue is stunning and the food is great. Everyone who attended our wedding had great things to say! The bride and bridesmaids stayed in a suite the night before the wedding and it was great place to get ready for the big day!
Kristina at the Sheraton Palo Alto is fabulous to work with. The venue is stunning and the food is great. Everyone who Read more...
Kristina at the Sheraton Palo Alto is fabulous to work with. The venue is stunning and the food is great. Everyone who attended our wedding had great things to say! The bride and bridesmaids stayed in a suite the night before the wedding and it was great place to get ready for the big day! Read less
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Thomas
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding reception there for my Son and his fiancé. Venue and service could not have been better. Kristina Tobin who help plan and manage the event was extremely competent, friendly and overall just wonderful. Highly recommend the PA Sheraton for this type of event
Wedding reception there for my Son and his fiancé. Venue and service could not have been better. Kristina Tobin who help Read more...
Wedding reception there for my Son and his fiancé. Venue and service could not have been better. Kristina Tobin who help plan and manage the event was extremely competent, friendly and overall just wonderful. Highly recommend the PA Sheraton for this type of event Read less
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Valerie
Wedding:
12/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at the Sheraton in Palo Alto on New Year's Eve 2012 and we had a wonderful night. Kristina Tobin is the catering manager, and she is a delight to work with. The staff on the night of our wedding was great, too.

After shopping around for a New Year's Eve wedding date, the prices at The Sheraton were pretty much amazing. Everywhere else (in SF especially) wanted around a $10k facility rental fee on top of huge bar minimums and food costs... Our minimum for renting out the space we used was $1,000 and our food/bev minimum was $19,000, which is still a chunk of change, but totally reasonable compared to what we had been quoted elsewhere for around 200 guests.

We were also thrilled to hear from all of our guests that the food was amazing... I figured it would be good, but everyone was just raving about it! We did a buffet, which I prefer so everyone can pick and choose what they'll eat. The buffet had four salads and three entrees, and they all looked and tasted great (or so I heard, I didn't want to be one of those brides that doesn't eat anything, but alas...)

I had never envisioned myself having a ballroom wedding, but getting married in winter pretty much demanded it. I was worried about the ballroom look, but the skylights in the piazza courtyard had a wonderful feel at night time, and the lighting in all of the spaces is pretty awesome - lovely, twinkling chandeliers. Also, having been a catering server for many years, I have seen some ugly ballroom carpeting, but the Sheraton has lovely carpet. I know it sounds odd to be so concerned with lighting and carpet, but to me it was a big deal!

Finally, Kristina was able to offer us a really affordable rate for our guests. Other hotels were going to require hundreds of dollars per room for our guests, but she was able to keep our rates right around $100!

A wedding is a really overwhelming thing to plan, and I can say with confidence that working with The Sheraton and s
My husband and I got married at the Sheraton in Palo Alto on New Year's Eve 2012 and we had a wonderful night. Kristina Read more...
My husband and I got married at the Sheraton in Palo Alto on New Year's Eve 2012 and we had a wonderful night. Kristina Tobin is the catering manager, and she is a delight to work with. The staff on the night of our wedding was great, too.

After shopping around for a New Year's Eve wedding date, the prices at The Sheraton were pretty much amazing. Everywhere else (in SF especially) wanted around a $10k facility rental fee on top of huge bar minimums and food costs... Our minimum for renting out the space we used was $1,000 and our food/bev minimum was $19,000, which is still a chunk of change, but totally reasonable compared to what we had been quoted elsewhere for around 200 guests.

We were also thrilled to hear from all of our guests that the food was amazing... I figured it would be good, but everyone was just raving about it! We did a buffet, which I prefer so everyone can pick and choose what they'll eat. The buffet had four salads and three entrees, and they all looked and tasted great (or so I heard, I didn't want to be one of those brides that doesn't eat anything, but alas...)

I had never envisioned myself having a ballroom wedding, but getting married in winter pretty much demanded it. I was worried about the ballroom look, but the skylights in the piazza courtyard had a wonderful feel at night time, and the lighting in all of the spaces is pretty awesome - lovely, twinkling chandeliers. Also, having been a catering server for many years, I have seen some ugly ballroom carpeting, but the Sheraton has lovely carpet. I know it sounds odd to be so concerned with lighting and carpet, but to me it was a big deal!

Finally, Kristina was able to offer us a really affordable rate for our guests. Other hotels were going to require hundreds of dollars per room for our guests, but she was able to keep our rates right around $100!

A wedding is a really overwhelming thing to plan, and I can say with confidence that working with The Sheraton and s Read less
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A M
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in August and were extremely happy with the entire experience! We had our wedding reception in Justine's ballroom and the adjacent Piazza courtyard. While looking for reception venues, many of the hotel ballrooms felt dark and closed off, either because the ceilings were low or there were no windows. Justine's ballroom was just the opposite, with vaulted ceilings and glass doors overlooking the hotel's koi pond.

The absolute best part of having our wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto was working with Kristina Tobin, the event coordinator and catering manager. When my husband and I started planning our wedding, a recently married friend gave us the advice to find a reception site with a great event coordinator, since the coordinator can make or break the wedding planning experience. Kristina was fabulous to work with from day one. She was always smiling and enthusiastic when we met with her, prompt when we emailed with questions, and (most important to me) kept this type-A bride as calm and relaxed as possible. I felt 100% comfortable with our reception in her hands, and she exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're even considering having your wedding and/or wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto, I highly recommend you take the time visit and meet with Kristina!
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in August and were extremely happy with the entire experience! We had our Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception here in August and were extremely happy with the entire experience! We had our wedding reception in Justine's ballroom and the adjacent Piazza courtyard. While looking for reception venues, many of the hotel ballrooms felt dark and closed off, either because the ceilings were low or there were no windows. Justine's ballroom was just the opposite, with vaulted ceilings and glass doors overlooking the hotel's koi pond.

The absolute best part of having our wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto was working with Kristina Tobin, the event coordinator and catering manager. When my husband and I started planning our wedding, a recently married friend gave us the advice to find a reception site with a great event coordinator, since the coordinator can make or break the wedding planning experience. Kristina was fabulous to work with from day one. She was always smiling and enthusiastic when we met with her, prompt when we emailed with questions, and (most important to me) kept this type-A bride as calm and relaxed as possible. I felt 100% comfortable with our reception in her hands, and she exceeded our expectations in every way. If you're even considering having your wedding and/or wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto, I highly recommend you take the time visit and meet with Kristina! Read less
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Bethany
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
I visited nine hotels in San Mateo and Palo Alto to find the ideal reception venue. Convenience, value, and customer service were my top priorities. When I met and spoke with the wedding coordinator and catering manager from the Sheraton Palo Alto, Kristina Tobin, I knew I had found a gem. From start to finish Kristina advocated for our preferences and desires. She was extremely responsive, compassionate, assertive, and competent. It was a real pleasure working alongside Kristina throughout the entire wedding planning process. We love Kristina!!
I visited nine hotels in San Mateo and Palo Alto to find the ideal reception venue. Convenience, value, and customer Read more...
I visited nine hotels in San Mateo and Palo Alto to find the ideal reception venue. Convenience, value, and customer service were my top priorities. When I met and spoke with the wedding coordinator and catering manager from the Sheraton Palo Alto, Kristina Tobin, I knew I had found a gem. From start to finish Kristina advocated for our preferences and desires. She was extremely responsive, compassionate, assertive, and competent. It was a real pleasure working alongside Kristina throughout the entire wedding planning process. We love Kristina!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Kristina Tobin, the banquet manager was our "Go to gal." I almost cried thinking we couldn't afford this venue but Kristina really worked with us. Venue is beautiful, food was great, rooms were spacious and clean, service was excellent. I still can't believe I was able to have my wedding here.
Kristina Tobin, the banquet manager was our "Go to gal." I almost cried thinking we couldn't afford this venue but Read more...
Kristina Tobin, the banquet manager was our "Go to gal." I almost cried thinking we couldn't afford this venue but Kristina really worked with us. Venue is beautiful, food was great, rooms were spacious and clean, service was excellent. I still can't believe I was able to have my wedding here. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We had our daughter's wedding reception at the Palo Alto Sheraton. We chose the Sheraton for 3 reasons: proximity to Stanford Church, convenience of the pool area, around which guests could mingle in mini-reunions; and the short walk to downtown Palo Alto. Our wedding coordinator at the Sheraton, Kristina Tobin, was amazing. She was professional, personable, competent, and attentive to all details. Her responses to our emails and phone calls were immediate. She was very clear about what we should expect, what we could and could not do. She reminded us of details, provided guidance on issues we had never considered, and on several occasions reviewed our contract so there were no misunderstandings. I would highly recommend working with her. Furthermore, the food was fabulous. The mixed drinks were good, the steak was tasty and done to perfection, and the fish was not dry. This happened even though our florist did not follow the contract, and three hotel staff, plus Kristina, had to work very hard to help the florists redo the arrangements. The meal was delayed half an hour, and the chef was competent to adjust his schedules so that our meal was still wonderful. Our guests commented on how pleasant the entire wait staff was. The chocolate fountain was larger than I expected, and a hit. The Sheraton and its sister property the Westin handled the blocks of rooms well, and provided very good rates. I would not hesitate to use the Sheraton for another event.
We had our daughter's wedding reception at the Palo Alto Sheraton. We chose the Sheraton for 3 reasons: proximity to Read more...
We had our daughter's wedding reception at the Palo Alto Sheraton. We chose the Sheraton for 3 reasons: proximity to Stanford Church, convenience of the pool area, around which guests could mingle in mini-reunions; and the short walk to downtown Palo Alto. Our wedding coordinator at the Sheraton, Kristina Tobin, was amazing. She was professional, personable, competent, and attentive to all details. Her responses to our emails and phone calls were immediate. She was very clear about what we should expect, what we could and could not do. She reminded us of details, provided guidance on issues we had never considered, and on several occasions reviewed our contract so there were no misunderstandings. I would highly recommend working with her. Furthermore, the food was fabulous. The mixed drinks were good, the steak was tasty and done to perfection, and the fish was not dry. This happened even though our florist did not follow the contract, and three hotel staff, plus Kristina, had to work very hard to help the florists redo the arrangements. The meal was delayed half an hour, and the chef was competent to adjust his schedules so that our meal was still wonderful. Our guests commented on how pleasant the entire wait staff was. The chocolate fountain was larger than I expected, and a hit. The Sheraton and its sister property the Westin handled the blocks of rooms well, and provided very good rates. I would not hesitate to use the Sheraton for another event. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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