Il Fornaio at the Sainte Claire Hotel

Venue Name: Il Fornaio at the Sainte Claire Hotel
Venue Address: 302 South Market Street San Jose, California 95113
Contact Name: Tamie Rowe
Contact Phone: 408-271-3357
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Venue Description: At the Sainte Claire Hotel, the dining and event rooms are operated by Il Fornaio. Together, they have resurrected the nostalgic glamour of the historic rooms. The most spacious is the luxurious Grande Ballroom, which features wrought-iron chandeliers and candelabras that complement the hotel’s Jazz-era sophistication. French doors topped with arched cutaways open to the Courtyard, the pinnacle of the hotel’s vintage majesty. Leafy saplings thrive in the dappled sunlight, while narrow arched leaded-glass windows add Deco flair. A curved marble-topped bar is shared with the adjacent Palm Room, named for the potted palms spread throughout the lounge-like space. Decked out in dark wood, gold-leafed moldings and velvet furnishings, the Palm Room is reminiscent of the high-society clubs from the Roaring Twenties. With wrought-iron chandeliers hanging from a hand-painted leather beamed ceiling and a fire blazing in the hearth, the Palm Room makes a gracious setting for a cocktail hour. The Sala Del Vino, named for its rows of wine racks, is a stylish private dining room framed in glass. In the Sala Del Fornaio, the chef’s personal dining room, culinary accouterments are on display, and a wall of windows looks out to the boulevard.
Rental Fee Range: For weddings, a $1,500 nonrefundable deposit is required 2 weeks after making reservations
Rental Fee Includes: The estimated event balance is payable 3 working days prior to the event; the balance is due at the event’s conclusion. The Courtyard rental fee is $750. Three all-inclusive wedding packages include hors d’oeuvres, champagne toast, wine with served meals, cake cutting, tax and service charges. Wedding packages start at $85/person. Menus can be customized. Luncheons start at $20/person and dinners start at $30/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Catering Options: Provided by Il Fornaio, no BYO
Capacity for Seated Dinner: 120 - 350