The history at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto is rich. Yes, it's true the hotel was originally owned by movie star Doris Day, the Cabaña Hotel opened its doors in 1962 and that the Beatles stayed here, but the Crowne Plaza Cabana Palo Alto has become so much more than that!
Our dramatic renovations (completed in September 2015) of our new ballroom will be something you do not want to miss. The gold walls have now been refreshed with gray paneling that's easy to decorate and white modern texturing that is clean and classic and ready to be decorated with draping and uplights. The former geometric patterned carpet of jewel-like tones of sapphire, ruby and topaz is now replaced with a neutral gray and blue print that is easy to blend with any color or theme. The aged half-round light fixtures accented by sinuous hand-blown glass droplets and spirals are now modern and sleek white frosted chandeliers that brighten up the room, or can be dimmed to set ambiance. The Mediterranean Ballroom is multifaceted as it is one large room that can accommodate up to 500 for dinner and dancing, or sized down with it's airwalls to have the party of 100 - 200 feel intimate still but having that grand ballroom feel with it's 14' high ceilings. The ballroom can also be used as a Plan B, should your ceremony planned for the courtyard have some rain.
Just outside the Grand Mediterranean Ballroom is a spacious sunny courtyard that is perfect for ceremonies, or it can be used for cocktail hour as your guest arrive from your off-site ceremony. We can dress it up with cocktail rounds, and bars for your guests to mingle while you finish your photos as the new Mr. and Mrs.
For guest lists of 100 or less, you'll find winding exterior staircase to the second floor to one of the our most popular facilities, the Cyprus Room. This private room is perfect for those who have a smaller party but would still like the ballroom feel. It has a 16' ceiling and during the day, natural light pours through the windows that encircle the room and provide ample views of the trees, sunny courtyard and sparkling swimming pool below. At night, the Cyprus Room is given a magical glow, thanks to numerous translucent glass sconces that resemble miniature bursts of flame when lit (more practical lighting is provided by discreet track lighting and recessed ceiling lights). Just outside, the tiled Sun Deck can be used for a wedding ceremony or cocktails before moving into the Cyprus Room for the main event. You’re sure to be delighted by the Cyprus Room’s casually sophisticated ambiance.
The Crowne Plaza Cabaña also offers a host of smaller rooms, all with the same unique decor and atmosphere as those mentioned above for rehearsal dinners, showers, or getaways.