Villa Montalvo
South Bay

Villa Montalvo

An oasis of the arts set amidst the picturesque Santa Cruz mountains, Montalvo Arts Center has long been one of the San Francisco Bay Area's best venues for catered corporate and private events.

Reception capacity
Outdoor picnics
Theatre capacity

From the stunning Mediterranean-style mansion itself to charming outbuildings and garden areas located throughout its 170+ acres, Villa Montalvo offers multiple catering venues to use individually or progressively during the day/evening, accommodating groups from eight to 1,100. Tables, chairs, and market umbrellas are included with all facility rentals. 

The Cottage

Perfect for intimate parties or smaller corporate meetings, the Cottage is suitable for 2-14 guests. A catered lunch or dinner can be served inside or in the outdoor garden. The cottage can be rented in combination with other venue spaces. 

The Villa

Built in the early 20th Century, the historic Villa Montalvo is a gorgeous Italianate sandstone mansion adorned with one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted accents and period details. From the main hall and grand staircase to the dining room and professional caterer’s kitchen, a variety of rooms on both the ground and second floors can be used in combination for all kinds of corporate or private events. The villa is surrounded by a sweeping, elegant veranda that can accommodate up to 300 guests for a seated outdoor dinner. Adjacent the main hall, the Spanish courtyard is also a popular space for smaller outdoor celebrations.  

Theatre Rentals

Full of versatile presentation and performance options for businesses, non-profits, and other community organizations, Villa Montalvo offers the both the indoor Carriage House Theatre as well as the outdoor Garden Theatre. Fully equipped with professional A/V capabilities, the formal Carriage House Theatre seats 300 people and includes an adjacent Project Space Gallery for reception/meeting needs. Framed against a landscape of towering trees and outdoor sculptures, the Garden Theatre’s outdoor setting can accommodate performances with audiences as small as 100 or as large as 1,000.

Outdoor & Garden Rentals 

Perfect for picnics and other outdoor events, Villa Montalvo’s sweeping Great Lawn can accommodate up to 2,000 guests and can also be tented. For more intimate occasions, the charming Oval Garden can be used for cocktail receptions, seated dinners and more. 

Global Gourmet Catering is proud to be a preferred event caterer for this amazing Saratoga venue!

What We Love About This Venue
Historic landmark venue plus versatile space and catering options allow for a variety of different special or corporate events. From daytime conferences to presentations and even an option for a live music area, Villa Montalvo has something for every group. The spacious Veranda is ideal for a formal catered dinner overlooking the sprawling green lawn during the summer months.

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