Affordable Wine Country romance in the heart of the beautiful Tri-Valley

Couples searching for a unique, affordable wedding site in the Bay Area often discover their perfect match at Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Besides a naturally beautiful, park-like setting with landscaped gardens and acres of shady trees, the grounds are home to romantic venues such as the Wine Garden courtyard and the Palm Pavilion reception hall.

The Fairgrounds can also accommodate large-to-grand scale events, such as traditional Indian weddings, with a variety of indoor and outdoor site options.

Dedicated event coordinators are on hand to assist with the details from start to finish, and Ovations, our in-house caterer, offers exceptional wedding menus and services to highlight your celebration. It’s everything you need in one place, to create a perfectly magical day.

Come see how Alameda County Fairgrounds might just be the ideal location for your dream wedding and reception. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at Event Info or 925-426-7600.


THE PALM PAVILION

The newly renovated Palm Pavilion is an elegantly modern, full-service reception hall with everything needed to host a beautiful wedding celebration.

For daytime gatherings, the large, panoramic windows provide a warm and inviting ambience, along with scenic views of the grounds’ expansive lawns and landscaping. At night, the glowing lights, palm trees and moonlit gardens conspire to create a more romantic atmosphere.

A full bar, dance floor, outside patio areas and high-tech sound & lighting, set the stage for a magical and memorable event.

Size:
5,000 square feet
60’ x 90’
Maximum capacity: 

Banquet – 275 at 60" round tables
Banquet - 300 at 8' rectangular tables
(Additional seating available in outdoor patio areas)

FEATURES
  • Modern, full-service venue
  • Newly renovated exterior
  • Panoramic windows
  • Garden & golf course views
  • Built in bar
  • Dance floor
  • Stage
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • Event and Décor planning assistance available
  • Ovations catering available
  • Ample parking

Rental rates:

  • Mon - Thurs: Call
  • Fri - Sun: Call

For more information: 925-426-7600 or Event Info BUILDING A


THE WINE GARDEN COURTYARD

Infused with Old California charm, the Wine Garden offers a uniquely intimate and romantic outdoor setting, perfect for weddings.

Pass through the gated entryway to an enchanting courtyard inhabited by mature trees, floral beds and vintage fountains. At one end, a simple white arch framed in greenery offers a picture-perfect backdrop for the bride and groom.  Personal touches such as cafe lights, candles and flowers, will bring your own special magic to the natural beauty and tranquility of the courtyard setting.

Maximum Capacity:
200 seated guests

FEATURES

  • Picturesque setting for wedding ceremony and photos
  • Containment walls and wrought iron gates allow privacy
  • Peaceful ambience, insulated from noise and traffic
  • Raised ceremonial platform
  • Guest seating included
  • Close proximity to the Palm Pavilion reception venue
  • Event and décor planning assistance available
  • Quality catering by Ovations
  • Ample guest parking

Rental rate: Call
($100.00 discount off total if booked w/ the Palm Pavilion)
For more information: 925 426-7600  or Event Info
A wrought iron gate and privacy wall surrounds


INDIAN WEDDINGS

Celebrate tradition in the heart of the beautiful Tri-Valley wine country

Finding the right location to host a large wedding event in the Bay Area can be a challenge, and Alameda County Fairgrounds could be your perfect solution.

Besides a naturally beautiful, park-like setting with landscaped gardens and acres of shady trees, the grounds are also home to a variety of indoor and outdoor sites that can accommodate any size guest list, as well as tents, staging, animals, decoration and more.

Come see how Alameda County Fairgrounds might just be the ideal location for your dream wedding and reception. For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at events@alamedacountyfair.com or 925-426-7600.


WEDDING CATERING

For food and drink worthy of your special day, our renowned in-house caterer, Ovations, makes fabulous easy. From appetizers and entrees, to elegant desserts, simply choose from an array of delectable options and let their team of professionals handle the rest.

All dishes are prepared on-site daily using fresh, quality ingredients. In addition to their standard fare, Ovations will also accommodate special requests including ethnic, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

FEATURES

Sample Menu Downloads:
Catering Menu
Wedding Menu
Wedding Buffet Menu
Wedding Appetizer Menu
For more information, please contact Catering Manager, Christina Nicora: 925 426-7660.

 


SERVICES

  • Catering: Provided, on-site
  • Event coordination: Available

  • Cleanup: Fees may apply

AMENITIES

  • Kitchen: Available
  • Tables & Chairs: Available
  • Linens, Silver, etc.: Yes
  • Dance Floor: Yes
  • Night Lighting: Yes
  • View: Garden patio
  • Outdoor Facilities: BBQ
  • Rest rooms: Wheelchair access
  • Parking: On-site

MISC

  • Wheelchair Access: Yes
  • Smoking: Designated areas only
  • Insurance: Provided
  • Music: Amplified OK
  • No rice, birdseed, or glitter