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Ralston Hall Mansion

Victorian Mansion
Belmont, CA
Email: Event Coordinator
Website: Ralston Hall
Phone: 650.508.3501
Fax: 650.508.3656
BRO Seal of Approval 2006

 
Ralston Hall is a registered National Historic Landmark and was built between 1864 and 1867. Of all the lavish summer homes built on the Peninsula in that period, it is the only one that remains much as it was at that time. It is fully furnished, primarily with furniture dating back to that period. The building formerly belonged to the country estate of William C. Ralston, a financier and founder of The Bank of California. Today, Ralston Hall is part of the College of Notre Dame and is one of the most elegant and beautiful places on the Peninsula.

After a long and careful renovation in 1999, it is now certainly one of the most beautiful mansions in the Bay Area. The stunning ballroom floor with its intricate patterns of different woods was replicated by master craftsmen. The edged wall mirrors were replaced and reflect the ballroom and its original sparkling chandeliers. Early or late in the day the sun shines through the windows and etched glass panels painting delicate patterns on the floor.

The first floor is available for corporate events, weddings, receptions, fund-raisers, photo shoots, and filming. The east wing includes the Ballroom, the Ballroom Annex and the Cipriani Parlor, while the west wing includes the formal Large Dining Room, Small Dining Room, Sun Parlor, Ralston Parlor, and Oriental Music Room. The attractive interior lends itself to many beautiful photo opportunities. In front of the hall is a large, oval garden with an idyllic fountain, providing many lovely spots for wedding ceremonies. Ralston Hall is a perfect site for weddings and receptions. As I watched the caterer set up for a reception inside, the guests were mingling in the garden after the ceremony. There, bathed in the rays of the late afternoon sun, they enjoyed champagne and hors d’┼ôuvres.

Very experienced and helpful coordinators will attend to your event.
See also:
Scenes of a Wedding
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Before you book a location



Highlights

Specialties:
indoor and outdoor events in a beautifully restored and furnished mansion

No of Guests:
Hacienda: sit-down indoors up to 200, outdoors up to 300

Pricing:
weekends, $4,500 to 6,500; weekdays, $3,200

Extra Charges:
overtime $300/hr, piano rental, $100 to $250,

Payment Terms:
$2,500 deposit, full payment due 6 months prior to event

Credit Cards:
major credit cards

Lead Time:
1month - 1 year

Rental Time:
8 hours

Wheelchair Access:
yes

Music:
amplified permitted until midnight

Parking:
ample

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