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Discover the Dolce Difference

Once a lavish private estate, the Hayes Mansion stands as one of the South Bay's most impressive and distinctive historial structures.  Surrounded by lush, emerald green lawns, accented with gardens of vibrant, colorful flowers and guarded by towering palm trees, the 100-year old estate has been refurbished, upgraded and transformed into a luxurious hotel, conference center, resort and spa.  Steeped in tradition and rich in history, the mansion provides visitors with an extraordinary experience.

 

Talma
11/2/14
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Monica was our wedding venue planner at the Dolce Hayes Mansion. Monica was very thorough, responsive, friendly and professional. The Dolce Hayes Mansion was very accomodating to our needs during the rehearsal as well as on our wedding day. Prices for the venue was very reasonable in comparison to other vendors. I would recommend Dolce to anyone expecting a successful wedding venue from beginning to end.
Shannon
5/18/13
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This was a perfect venue. It had everything you need for the bride and groom and all the guest. It is a one stop shop. They cater to the bride and groom and make them feel like their special day is the most important event, as it should be.
JLIZ
9/27/09
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We selected the Dolce Hayes Mansion for our ceremony and reception (the East Lawn and the Patio Room) and our day was all we had hoped for and much, much more!! We were blessed to have Liveth Ramos as our Event Manager and she worked with us (our budget, etc.) and made sure that everything came together just as we had envisioned our wedding. Liveth is a dedicated professional who is passionate about her job and making dreams come true. We highly recommend the Dolce Hayes Mansion for your wedding venue with Liveth Ramos as your Event Manager. Thank you, Liveth! Dolce Hayes Mansion San Jose, CA
Katie
11/17/07
Categories: Venues
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
WOW! What a great place to have a wedding. We had a small (60 people) wedding, so we were able to use different rooms of the mansion. Im not sure how it would be for a large wedding but for our size I highly recommend it. The prices were great and its all inclusive...no hidden charges, which was really nice. We knew exactly what we were paying when we booked. The ladies where great with all the details...I had nothing to worry about. Theres also no need to hire a wedding coordinator or even a day of coordinator. Everything was well organized and went very smoothly. The day was so amazing!
diane
4/4/15
Categories: Venues
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our ceremony at the Hayes Manison. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and photos taken here were breath taking. They provided lawn chairs and stage for our ceremony. Our coordinator was fantastic!
Jeff
10/3/15
Categories: Venues
4.7
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
We had our wedding at Hayes Mansion less than 2 weeks ago and had an absolute blast! The venue is absolutely beautiful. We had the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception all at the mansion, which was very convenient as the guests didn't have to drive to different locations and all 3 events were practically in the same area. The grand ballroom is a pretty decent size. Our wedding had about 200 people and there was plenty of breathing room and never once felt crowded. The price was the average amount most of the venues we checked out were (around $30k). Saturday's food & beverage minimum is $21k (service fees, tax and other mandatory costs bumped it up to $30k). With a food & beverage minimum, it really doesn't matter if you invite 50 people or 200, the cost will unfortunately be the same. The Friday and Sunday food & beverage minimum is $14k (at least that's the cost around October, I believe summer may be more). Hayes Mansion offered special pricing for hotel rooms for the guests at $109/night ($126 after fees and taxes), which is a pretty decent price. A handful of our guests ended up staying there since the price was reasonable and the location of the rooms were very convenient. The room we booked the day before the wedding was literally just upstairs from the grand ballroom. They offered us a complimentary mansion suite upgrade the night of the wedding and gave us the 2nd largest room in the hotel. The bathroom was the size of our room the night before! Also included in the package is the wedding cake (from Jen's Cake in San Jose). We had to meet with Jen's Cake separately to do the cake tasting and discuss the design. We also hired a recommended decorator (Fine Linen) which was a very reasonable price as well. Since Jen's Cakes and Fine Linen works directly with Hayes Mansion, they coordinate with the venue as far as when to set up, so that's 2 less vendors you have to worry about, which made wedding planning a bit easier on us.
tisha
3/11/16
Categories: Venues
4.3
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
I am holding my ceremony and reception here and the service and professionalism thus far is awesome. Can't wait until December 12!
jesse
9/23/06
Categories: Venues
4.0
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.5
Sheri Mclaney, the Catering Sales Manager, at Dolce Hayes Mansion was really helpful. I wouldn't recommend the downstairs room for a reception, but if you can book the patio that is the way to go. :) We held the ceremony on the grass out front and then held the reception outside on the patio. It was a beautiful event.
Roy & Amy
5/8/10
Categories: Venues
3.9
Quality of Service: 4.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 3.5
Hayes Mansion was actually our second choice, but we were happy with the result. It made great backdrop for our ceremony and pictures. They have over 200 rooms so it was nice to have a one-stop shop there-ceremony, reception and hotel stay.We had 5 months to plan the wedding and we got to work with JoAnn Danna and she was wonderful. She always kept calm and professional and was always available when I needed her. Our reception was in the Edenvale Room and with lighting the place looked great. We had a great time at the mansion and so did our guests, we will visit the mansion every year on our anniversary and reminisce.
Yeni
6/4/16
Categories: Venues
3.6
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 3.0
Value: 4.0
Flexibility: 4.0
We had our ceremony at the center circle there and it was beautiful! The grounds are well taken care of so it will be a very picturesque outdoor ceremony. The only qualm we had was when the ceremony was about to start (we were on time with everything), the ceremony before us that was nearby had run late so they postponed our ceremony without even telling us. I was in the limo waiting to make my grand entrance and knew nothing about the whole scenario. This was difficult to deal with because we were on a tight schedule between ceremony and reception as it was so to have a delay of 5-10 minutes was extremely stressful not to mention our guests had to sit there and wait in the sun. Other wedding parties should not be penalized for another wedding's inability to plan and they should never have overstepped their boundaries and made the decision for us. If you are to book a ceremony here, I would recommend it only if it's during off-season so it will not be as busy and this will decrease your chances of what happened to us to happen to you.
User3877444

Categories: , Venues
2.9
Quality of Service: 3.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 3.5
Value: 2.5
Flexibility: 2.5
I have mixed emotions for writing this review. There were some days where it was SO easy working with the Hayes Mansion and other days, I wondered why they were making it so difficult. They churn out weddings, particularly Indian weddings, yet it felt so ad hoc. It's such a beautiful wedding and if you're willing to roll up your sleeves, it's a great place to get married. We were very involved and on a tough budget and therefore, it made it hard to swallow some of the additional fees they threw on throughout. Overall, the place is very special and so easy for guests because they can stay right on site. Our guests LOVED it. However, from a planning perspective, I feel like it could have been easier. Shannon was very kind and hands on, but I feel like didn't have negotiating power and ownership that we hoped for. There were too many cooks in the kitchen and we never knew who we were really dealing with. Like anything, make sure your contract is extremely detailed and has exactly what you want. We felt like they may have overcharged us for beverages but there's really no telling. They are honest people and if you are upfront and willing to spend a little more money, it's a great spot to get married!!
User6468830

Categories: Venues
1.8
Quality of Service: 1.0
Responsiveness: 2.0
Professionalism: 2.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 2.0
The venue may be beautiful, but the quality of service is terrible. We had to ask for the various menus multiple times before they finally sent all menus to us. The food they gave us at the tasting was completely different from what they served at the wedding (the entrees were half the size on the day of the wedding). We told the staff immediately after our cake cutting that we didn't want to save the top layer of the cake and to cut it up and serve it to everyone, but they blatantly ignored us and tried to force us to take the top layer of cake home. And they didn't clean the chairs before setting them up for the ceremony, essentially giving us dirty chairs. I'm not 100% positive that the beauty of the venue makes up for the horrible experience we had.
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Venues
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
18
Describe your venue:
Historic, Hotel, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Vintage, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
500
What event services do you offer?
Accommodations, Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Set Up
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Hors d'Oeuvres, Plated, Server(s)
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room
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