Rebuilt in 2014, the Mitchell Park Community Center provides the City of Palo Alto with an environmentally-friendly community complex. This 15,000-square-foot complex is part of a larger 41,000-square-foot campus including the Mitchell Park Library and Ada's Cafe. Strategically placed to maximize natural sunlight, the building surrounds a picturesque courtyard featuring a mature California Coastal Live Oak tree. Our event spaces are perfect for your next wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, business meeting, or special event.
The Mitchell Park Community Center may be reserved for events up to one year in advance. Applications can be submitted via email, fax, or turned in at the community center. Once an application is approved, an event permit is emailed that includes the event details, rental fees, and payment plan. One-third of the total is due within one week (non-refundable), and the remaining balance is due thirty days prior to the event.
In addition to the hourly room rates, a $37/hr charge will be applied to events occurring outside our normal business hours.
The El Palo Alto Room features hardwood floors and built-in audio-visual technology making this room ideal for dances, parties, and weddings. This large 3,000 square-foot room can accommodate 250 dining, 300 assembly seating, or 500 standing guests and is connected to a catering kitchen for your convenience (rented separately). Thirty round 72" banquet tables, 18 rectangular tables, and 234 chairs are available for use at no additional charge. Other equipment, such as a podium, coffee maker, and additional projector, can be added to your rental for an additional fee.
El Palo Room East or West Room Resident $109/hr | Non-Profit $54.50/hr | Non-Resident $163/hr
If the El Palo Alto Room is too large for your event, you may wish to use half the room which can be separated by an attractive partition wall. At 1,500 square feet each, the rooms can separately accommodate 125 seated or 250 standing guests.
The Adobe North Room measures 835 square feet and features a built-in projector and seating for 45 making it ideal for meetings or presentations. For larger groups, the Adobe North Room may be combined with the Adobe South Room to accommodate 90 seated guests.
Adobe South Room or Matadero Room Resident $87/hr | Non-Profit $43.50/hr | Non-Resident $131/hr
The Adobe South Room and Matadero Room both measure over 900 square feet and can accommodate 45 seated guests, making either room ideal for meetings, classes, or small gatherings.