Searching for a unique, affordable wedding destination in the East Bay? Romance is always in the air at Pleasanton’s historic Fairgrounds!

Besides its naturally beautiful, park-like setting with landscaped gardens and acres of shady trees, the grounds are home to popular wedding venues such as the Wine Garden Courtyard, Building Q and the Palm Pavilion reception hall.

Spanning 267-acres with a variety of indoor and outdoor site options, the Fairgrounds can easily accommodate large to grand-scale events.

Dedicated event coordinators are on hand to assist with the details from start to finish and Spectra, 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.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at Event Info or 925-426-7600.


The Palm Pavilion is an elegantly modern, full-service reception hall located at the edge of Pleasanton’s historic racetrack. The large, panoramic windows provide a warm and inviting ambience along with scenic views of the grounds’ expansive lawns and lush landscaping. A full-service bar, dance floor, outside patio areas and high-tech sound & lighting, create the perfect stage for special celebrations.

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)


  • 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 near building

Rental rates:

  • Sun - Thurs: $1600-2000
  • Fri - Sun: $2000

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


Surrounded by gardens and filled with light, the newly renovated “Q” building is quickly becoming a favorite for East Bay wedding & event planners. Pristine white walls, raised black celiing and polished concrete floors provide a modern, casually sophisticated interior for special events. The building also features elegant glass doors that roll up to access the charming Wine Garden Courtyard for a perfectly seamless transition from ceremony to reception. Building Q and the Wine Garden Courtyard may be rented individually or together as a package.

6,674 square feet
142' X 47'

Maximum Capacity:

  • Banquet-400
  • Theater-700
  • Classroom-400
  • Reception-700


  • Catering available
  • Three large, roll-up doors - 14’H x 14’W
  • Adjacent to the Wine Garden Courtyard
  • Heat/Air-conditioned
  • Large Restrooms
  • Ample parking near building

Rental rate:

  • Mon – Sun: $1600-2000
  • Fri – Sat: $2000
  • Building Q / Wine Garden package: XXX per day
For more information: 925 426-7600  or Event Info


Infused with Old California charm, the Wine Garden offers a uniquely intimate and romantic outdoor setting, perfectly suited for weddings and special events. The venue features a gated, rustic courtyard inhabited by mature trees and floral beds and vintage fountains. Café lights strung between the trees illuminate nighttime celebrations and add to the natural beauty and tranquility of the setting. The Wine Garden sits just outside the newly renovated Q Building and may be rented together or separately for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

Maximum Capacity:
200 seated guests


  • 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: $700
($100.00 discount off total if booked w/ the Palm Pavilion)
For more information: 925 426-7600  or Event Info


Celebrate Tradition in Grand Style

Planning a large or grand-scale wedding in the Bay Area? Pleasanton’s historic Fairgrounds offers versatility, affordability and convenience.

Besides its 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 ceremonial tents, staging, animals, decor and more. Whatever you can dream up, we can help to make a reality.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact us at or 925-426-7600.


For no-stress wedding catering, Spectra offers expert service, crowd-pleasing menus and on-site convenience. From appetizers and entrees, to elegant desserts, Spectra will help you to create the perfect menu for your wedding celebration. All dishes are prepared on-site daily using fresh, quality ingredients. In addition to standard fare, Spectra will gladly accommodate special requests including ethnic, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.



Sample Menu Downloads:
Catering Menu
Wedding Menu


For more information, please contact Catering Manager, Christina Nicora: 925 426-7660.




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

  • Cleanup: Fees may apply


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


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