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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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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
15
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Ballroom, Hotel
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Modern, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Lighting, Tables
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Valet, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Isaac
Wedding:
7/16/2016
5.0/5.0
This review is for Kristina Tobin, who helped coordinate our wedding reception here.

Kristina is hands down the main reason we picked the Sheraton for our wedding reception! (That, and of course also how beautiful the Sheraton is!) You’ll see all these previous reviews her just about Kristina herself - and that’s for good reason! She was simply amazing all through the process, from early planning stages to helping us make sure everything is in place on the day-of. We met with Kristina multiple times in the planning months to go through every small detail. We're obviously new to the whole wedding planning process and Kristina, with her many MANY years of experience, really helped guide us through it - even many of the non-Sheraton-related matters. Her attention to detail, warmth, friendliness, and professionalism, really made our whole process, and beautiful day-of, such amazing memories.

We had our reception in the aptly-named Reception Room at the Sheraton, and it was simply beautiful. We had quite minimal decoration, and it wasn’t needed because the room is beautiful by itself! We had 70 guests, and it was a great fit - not too crowded, not too empty. The food was absolutely delicious - the hors d’oeuvres, the dinner, and the drinks - we received so many compliments on them!

Kristina, THANK YOU so much for everything you did for us, and we're SO happy to have a new friend in our lives! We’re so incredibly lucky to have had you help us through the entire process and planning for our reception, creating such amazing memories for us and our guests, and we wholeheartedly recommend her and the Sheraton to anyone planning their wedding!
This review is for Kristina Tobin, who helped coordinate our wedding reception here.

Kristina is hands down the Read more...
This review is for Kristina Tobin, who helped coordinate our wedding reception here.

Kristina is hands down the main reason we picked the Sheraton for our wedding reception! (That, and of course also how beautiful the Sheraton is!) You’ll see all these previous reviews her just about Kristina herself - and that’s for good reason! She was simply amazing all through the process, from early planning stages to helping us make sure everything is in place on the day-of. We met with Kristina multiple times in the planning months to go through every small detail. We're obviously new to the whole wedding planning process and Kristina, with her many MANY years of experience, really helped guide us through it - even many of the non-Sheraton-related matters. Her attention to detail, warmth, friendliness, and professionalism, really made our whole process, and beautiful day-of, such amazing memories.

We had our reception in the aptly-named Reception Room at the Sheraton, and it was simply beautiful. We had quite minimal decoration, and it wasn’t needed because the room is beautiful by itself! We had 70 guests, and it was a great fit - not too crowded, not too empty. The food was absolutely delicious - the hors d’oeuvres, the dinner, and the drinks - we received so many compliments on them!

Kristina, THANK YOU so much for everything you did for us, and we're SO happy to have a new friend in our lives! We’re so incredibly lucky to have had you help us through the entire process and planning for our reception, creating such amazing memories for us and our guests, and we wholeheartedly recommend her and the Sheraton to anyone planning their wedding! Read less
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Adrienne
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto in May of 2015 and we could not be happier with our experience and the Sheraton's hospitality! We booked the venue about a year in advance and worked closely with Kristina Tobin throughout the whole planning process. From the very beginning, Kristina was so accommodating. We were blown away with her and the whole Sheraton team's customer service. Kristina is amazing and a tremendous asset to have when planning a wedding! She made the whole process seem so easy and I cannot imagine working with anyone else. Kristina was extremely organized, prompt in answering any questions we had, and always made herself available to meet with us in person. She truly goes above and beyond.

On the big day, everything was perfect! We had our cocktail hour poolside, where our guests were served drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Our reception took place in Justine's ballroom. The ballroom had just gotten new carpets, along with new upgrades to the lobby, bar area, and resurfacing of the pool! It is a very unique ballroom, with beautiful, natural lighting, and an adjacent courtyard. We chose the buffet for dinner and the food did not disappoint. Our guests were raving about the food, and even days after, I still had people complimenting me on the quality of the food served. Every single staff member I interacted with on the day of and days leading up, were extremely helpful and professional.

We also had a room block for our out of town guests and they had no problems booking rooms. Grace and Brittany, who handled our room block, were great as well as far as prompt in answering any questions and even kindly worked with us when I had guests who needed to book rooms at the last minute!

I would definitely recommend the Sheraton Palo Alto for a wedding or formal event. Wonderful experience all around! Thank you so much team Sheraton for making our big day absolutely perfect!
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto in May of 2015 and we could not be happier with our Read more...
My husband and I had our wedding reception at the Sheraton Palo Alto in May of 2015 and we could not be happier with our experience and the Sheraton's hospitality! We booked the venue about a year in advance and worked closely with Kristina Tobin throughout the whole planning process. From the very beginning, Kristina was so accommodating. We were blown away with her and the whole Sheraton team's customer service. Kristina is amazing and a tremendous asset to have when planning a wedding! She made the whole process seem so easy and I cannot imagine working with anyone else. Kristina was extremely organized, prompt in answering any questions we had, and always made herself available to meet with us in person. She truly goes above and beyond.

On the big day, everything was perfect! We had our cocktail hour poolside, where our guests were served drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Our reception took place in Justine's ballroom. The ballroom had just gotten new carpets, along with new upgrades to the lobby, bar area, and resurfacing of the pool! It is a very unique ballroom, with beautiful, natural lighting, and an adjacent courtyard. We chose the buffet for dinner and the food did not disappoint. Our guests were raving about the food, and even days after, I still had people complimenting me on the quality of the food served. Every single staff member I interacted with on the day of and days leading up, were extremely helpful and professional.

We also had a room block for our out of town guests and they had no problems booking rooms. Grace and Brittany, who handled our room block, were great as well as far as prompt in answering any questions and even kindly worked with us when I had guests who needed to book rooms at the last minute!

I would definitely recommend the Sheraton Palo Alto for a wedding or formal event. Wonderful experience all around! Thank you so much team Sheraton for making our big day absolutely perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We just recently celebrated our reception in the Justine Ballroom at the Sheraton, Palo Alto. Kristina Tobin was an abosolute pleasure to work with. Everyone throughout the process was attentive to our ever question and need. All of our guest were traveling out of state for our wedding and the Sheraton, Palo Alto took care of everyone perfectly. Our guests had a great time and so did we (the bride and groom). We could not be happier with how smooth the easy the planning process was the event itself was absolutely gorgeous! We could not imagine our wedding day to be any better. We are incredibly grateful for all the hard work everyone put in at the Sheraton to help make our day special.
We just recently celebrated our reception in the Justine Ballroom at the Sheraton, Palo Alto. Kristina Tobin was an Read more...
We just recently celebrated our reception in the Justine Ballroom at the Sheraton, Palo Alto. Kristina Tobin was an abosolute pleasure to work with. Everyone throughout the process was attentive to our ever question and need. All of our guest were traveling out of state for our wedding and the Sheraton, Palo Alto took care of everyone perfectly. Our guests had a great time and so did we (the bride and groom). We could not be happier with how smooth the easy the planning process was the event itself was absolutely gorgeous! We could not imagine our wedding day to be any better. We are incredibly grateful for all the hard work everyone put in at the Sheraton to help make our day special. Read less
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T
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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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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