I was here saturday for a beautiful wedding.
It has plenty of parking,The landscape and ponds are clean and very pretty. Restrooms were BIG and clean. and plenty of room for reception.I AM A FAN
THE BEST VENUE for a wedding in San Jose.
1) Beautiful site. We had our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception all in one place. The ceremony was under the palm trees, the cocktail hour was under the trellis, and the reception was in the pavillion.
The pavillion is a structure with glass walls that can open so it looks like you are using a giant canopy with vaulted ceilings. This is perfect for evening summer weddings as it keeps the nice breezy summer air in.
2) Friendly staff. I worked with Melina Iglesias, who was very accommodating and communicated clearly. As a plus, she also speaks Spanish.
3) Although it is a city-owned venue, they pretty much let you bring on whatever LICENSED caterer or vendor you want to use. This allowed us to hire our own licensed bartenders and buy the liquor from Costco/Bevmo so that we were able to host an open bar while saving us a ton of money.
4) If you choose spring/summer months, you don’t need to do a lot of decorating as the flowers will be in bloom. I had my wedding at the end of May, and the place looked gorgeous.
The light coming through the Palm trees, a little bit foggy, the earthy smell, the quietness, coolness, moss growing on the trunks of the trees, droplets of water dripping from large leaves, ferns, water trickling through the pond, bird sounds.
The sun-dappled, ethereal beauty of God’s private chapel.
The Mexican Heritage Plaza feels like Heaven.