On 2200 Broadway in Redwood City, California, sits the San Mateo County History Museum in all its regal splendor. Originally built in 1910 and used as the County Courthouse, the courthouse has recently been restored and no detail was left out. Without a doubt, the most eye-catching feature of the entire museum is the dome ceiling, with its multi-colored glass sky panels, towering over the rotunda. There probably isn’t a couple in the world that wouldn’t want to get married under it.
A lovely grand staircase, which is a favorite place for guest pictures, winds its way up to Courtroom A. Courtroom A is maintained to preserve its original look, and definitely invokes a nostalgia-like feeling upon entering. It seems like there is polished oak railings and furnishings everywhere. The oak complements the thick red carpet, which is infused with gold highlights. There are some impressive exhibits throughout the museum, pretty much all of them are related to history in some fashion. One notable exhibit is the past technologies display, which lays out how far technology has come in the last 100 years.
As far as capacity is concerned, the entire venue can seat 290 comfortably, 400 standing. This is a great venue for a wedding, not only for the beautiful surroundings, but also because you can arrange to have the museum open for your wedding guests after the reception (or during it, etc.) which adds a unique twist to the day. Past customers who were married at San Mateo all remarked that their guests really enjoyed walking through to see the exhibits.
If there is one thing that separates San Mateo from all the other wedding venues, it would be the flexibility. With all the different rooms, courthouses, and museum, you have more control over the event than you would at other venues. If you would like to get more information on this venue, and how our catering can make your special day come to life, be sure to contact us.