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Our Commitment to Excellence

For more than 25 years, we’ve provided satisfied clients with our commitment to excellence. Our memorable location and professional services have earned us fantastic reviews, and we’d like to share some of them with you…


“Your staff was a dream to work with. They accommodated us and I loved working with them. The food was exceptional and the filet mignon was out of this world! Thanks for a perfect event!

Cindy Jeans


“What we knew was that the Grandview Pavilion is a lovely venue for a party or other special event. The view is beautiful, the dance floor inviting and the general ambience warm and pleasant. What we didn’t know was how professional the staff is, how perfectly all of our wishes were translated into reality, and how everything would come together to form a perfect evening. Alameda is fortunate to have a venue like this one and we highly recommend the Grandview Pavilion to anyone wishing for the right place for a special celebration.”

Lloyd & Carolyn Baysdorfer


“The Pepper Kitty VI (our fourth one with you) was a complete success. Our guests say they just get better each time. We owe you a special thanks for handling all the catering details and so professionally. Don’t tell Al I did not have to do too much on that end. By having your special “Val” there every time gives me peace with I walk in the door. She handles every little crisis we throw at her and then some and always with a smile. JoLynn says there was another person, Rodrigo, who was very helpful to them as they were unloading all the party stuff! There were lots of compliments on the dinner and what a beautiful place to have a party.”

Thanks again,

Albert & Diana Del Masso
President of Bay Cities Produce


“Your outstanding staff and venue helped make what could have been a sad event into an uplifting celebration. Every last detail was seamlessly taken care of, so that I could concentrate on reminiscing about my mother’s life with friends & family. You made a stressful day so much easier-thanks a million!”

Most Sincerely,

Lynn Wilton


“Amy Krauland was outstanding to work with given the first time I met her face-to-face was a few days before the reception. She is very approachable and knowledgeable and made planning this event cross-country a breeze. The operations manager who was at our event was wonderful! She ensured our event flowed effortlessly and she made a sincere effort to be accommodating to me and Jed. The wait staff did an excellent job serving the food promptly and serving the cake. The cuisine was great and the portions were very generous. The decor was excellent and I was especially impressed with the decor of the cake table.”

Arlene Valenzuela


“Hello Amy and Val, Thank you for your questionnaire. Rick and I completed it yesterday and have mailed it today. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you very much for making our wedding day so special. You, Val, Grand View Pavilion, the behind-the-scene staff, chefs, waiters and waitresses were and are truly superb, professional, helpful, courteous and very pleasant. Rick and I have been receiving many positive feedback from our guests about all of you, how much they enjoyed the food (all delicious), your staff, and how everything ran so smoothly. Thank you so much for all that you did. We are recommending you to others, and I’m sure our guests are doing the same. We hope to see you soon!”

Nancy and Rick Hibbs


“All of our guests commented on how attentive and friendly the staff was. They also said they had never tasted food so good at a wedding. We have a family of many great cooks and chefs and they all said the food was better than their own! The menu that Dana and I chose could not have been any better – everything was perfect. Grandview is number one in our book. You will definitely get a lot of referrals from us and you will definitely be seeing us in the future!”

Michele Barrows & Dana Dorham


“The staff was phenomenal! We couldn’t have asked for better support. The food was outstanding. Among the best we’ve had at this type of event. The presentation was beautiful and very professional. First rate. Great variety both on content and price points. We were really able to customize your selection to meet the needs of our event, our audience, and our budget.”

U.S. Tennis Association


“Dear Amy, You and your staff did an outstanding job for us (you always do)! Thank you for everything and we’ll be back in ’09!”

Cheers,
Karen Kovac
Oakland Raiders


“Amy, I just wanted to let you know what a great party we had Saturday night!  Our reunion was a great success. The rooms, table settings, and looking out over the golf course with our decorations were beautiful. The appetizers, dinner, and desserts were very good!  I saw quite a few classmates get seconds on the roast beef. I am saving our biggest compliment for your wait staff, bartenders and Val who were outstanding. They were the very BEST! There seemed to be nothing they would not do for us.  Val was everywhere and made sure every detail was perfect! We hope you will pass this on to all of them. Many thanks to you, also for your help with arranging the rooms and taking care of our menu changes. On behalf of the Alameda High School Class of 1967, once again, thank you.”

Daphne Harmola and Committee


“We want to thank everyone at the Grandview Pavilion for the wonderful job they did for our 50th Anniversary. The tables looked beautiful and the food was delicious. Everyone remarked how great the evening was. We want to also personally thank you for all your hard work on our party. Thank you so much for your patience, it all turned out beautiful. We will recommend you to anyone needing a party space in Alameda. Thank you again.”

Manuel & Emilia De Serpa


“Thank you so much for your preparation and advice for Katie’s wedding last Friday. Your accommodations were wonderful, the food spectacular and your recommendations for officiant, music and other details worked out very well for us. Thank you for always being available with information we needed to plan our decorations too. We enjoyed our day immensely and will remember it happily for years!”

Sincerely,
Anne Everton


“Thank you so much for all your help and quality services that made our wedding even more special. We especially appreciated your help creating the menu we had in mind (Spanish food), and Amy’s always calming and assuring manner. We very much enjoyed having our wedding in such a beautiful well-run space.”

Thanks Again & Happy Holidays,
Rachel & Nacho


“Dear Amy, Thank you, Val, and the entire Grand View Pavilion staff for assisting me with my mother’s birthday party on Saturday, February 16th. The party was a “Smash”! Everyone enjoyed the food, music, and beautiful view. So many people have ask me for your number to book their occasions. I hope to work with you again in the future.”

Sincerely,
Norma J. Early & Mrs. Helen Peppers


“Dear Amy: We want to express our total satisfaction and appreciation for the wonderful way your organization handled our 50th wedding anniversary celebration last Sunday. I was amazed by the way you had anticipated how we would want the room to be set up, with extra tables, etc. The table settings were beautiful. Everyone raved about the food, and some asked if I had the recipes for the potato salad and the Asian glazed salmon. Our compliments to the chef! Your staff was outstanding! I’m sorry I don’t remember the name of the lady in charge, but she deserves kudos. Everything was done unobtrusively and efficiently. One of the young men helped us set up the mannequin for my wedding dress display and took photos when we presumed upon him. I would use Grandview Pavilion again in a heartbeat, and will recommend you to anyone looking for excellent service for their events.”

Thank you sincerely,
Jean Smith


“Thank you for all your help in making our 50th Alameda High School Reunion such a success. Val and the staff could not do enough for us. The setting, the food, and the service were excellent. Everyone had a great time and we thank you.”

R.C. Taddin


“Thank you so much for making our wedding day and reception so memorable. We are so happy we chose the Grandview, and we and our guests had a fantastic time. Amy, We appreciate all of your time and patience during the planning process and the wonderful food and friendly staff. Thank you. We appreciate all of your time, energy and hard work.”

Sincerely,
J & N Jevine


“Thank you for your help in planning the reception for our twins on January 25th. The food was great. Your staff was very hospitable and took great care of us, and all the guests and everything were set up beautifully. Grandview made it special all the way around.”

Thank you again,
Mary Marvin


“Thank you for helping to organize and plan our wedding. The day was beautiful and everything went very smooth. Thanks for being so helpful!”

Jen & Brian West


“Amy, Thank you so much for all your patience, help, and guidance. We had a truly successful event and you were a part of making that happen!”

Thank you,
Eileen Graybeal
Blossom Garden Jr.


“Thank you for your involvement in the Golf Course Superintendents’ Workshop. The food was excellent and your staff did a wonderful job. Please extend my thanks to them.”

Jim Irvine


“Dear Amy, Thank you for everything you did for us to help us make the Reunion possible. I really appreciate all of your extra efforts. We had a wonderful time.”

Thanks Again,
Bridget Rae


“Dear Amy, Everything was excellent. Everybody was so happy.”

Many thanks,
Janet H.


“Your facility was the perfect place for our annual Christmas party. As usual, the food and presentation were perfect and enjoyed by all. Amy, thank you for taking care of the details for our party and helping to make it a success.”

Sincerely,
Gretchen Hayes, CMSC
Medical Staff Coordinator
Alameda Hospital


“Dear Amy, We wanted you to know that our party was terrific. Your employees were really great, as well as the food and service. Thank you also for your attention to details.”

Our Compliments,
Albert & Diana Del Masso


“We were very pleased with everything. We would highly recommend Grandview to everyone. The guests were also very pleased and Val and the staff were wonderful. She was very accommodating from start to finish. It was great!”

Diane & Franca


“Val was very helpful and efficient. The food was fantastic! It far exceeded our expectations. Thank you. We had a great time and everything looked perfect!”

Lance & Peta


“The food was delicious. Everyone said how good the food was. The staff did a superb job! They made a difficult time for me and my family go smoothly and with great style.”

Diane Bull


“The staff was very accommodating. They accomplished last minute changes quickly with no discussions. The presentation and decor were very nice. The additional tables we had put up at the last minute were excellent. Very classy. Very, very nice.”

Dick Rudlof


“The staff was very professional, courteous & attentive to all of our guests.”

Sven Svendsen
Svendsen’s Boat Works


“The food was really good. I had several guests comment later that it was the best food they’ve ever had at a wedding. Also, the presentation was very nice. All of the tables looked beautiful. Thank you Amy for all you did to help make our wedding reception so special!”

Pamela Thompson


“Your staff was extremely accommodating. They were very calm and relaxed, which helped us to also stay relaxed on a day that could have been stressful. Amy was very accommodating and flexible and worked to meet our needs with the food selection. Thanks.”

Ron & Shirley Meyers


“Amy, Val and everyone at the Grandview are always a pleasure to work with. Grandview makes me look great! Thank you.”

Stewart Anderson
First American Title


“Really good staff. The waiters were really attentive. Good service! The food was beautifully displayed and the prime rib was excellent! Everything looked lovely. They even had our candles lit, upon arrival. Everything was wonderful.”

Elaine Bishop


“Your organization is very professional & courteous. You have always demonstrated this through carrying our obsessions and presenting a great product. Your food is excellent and your building is beautiful. Thank you so very much.”

B. Fernandez
APOA President


“All of the service staff members were incredibly helpful and attentive to all of our guests. Everything looked wonderful. There were many choices to choose from on the menus and guests had many compliments on the quality of food. Amy, Thanks again for your professionalism and care throughout the planning of our reception. You helped us put together the most perfect event.”

Annie & Andrew Conery


“Our event couldn’t have been nicer! We are getting such positive responses. Thank you.”

Richard & Dorothy Lind


“Our guests simply marveled in disbelief. Excellent service. It’s a beautiful place for an event.”

Thanks,
Rev. & Mrs. Flagg


“Everything was wonderful! Amy created our menu and everyone loved it!”

Alameda Chamber of Commerce
2005 Chamber Awards Dinner


“Dear Amy, We cannot forget to thank you for all the guidance you gave us. For your part, the location, the staff and the food all passed with flying colors. Working with you was a pleasure and we hope that we can do it again.”

Sincerely,
Marion A Sherman
Altarena Playhouse Board of Directors


“I wanted to especially thank your staff responsible for our event. They assisted many of our guests 80 years of age to make sure they got their food safely from the buffet to their table. The onsite coordinator was outstanding! Many guests were very vocal with praise for the presentation and the quality of the food. We were also very pleased with your accommodation of the table decorations and the set up time prior to our event helped the room to look like a “Fairyland” of pink and silver! Thanks again and we will recommend you to our friends and hopefully we will have other occasions to use you as well!”

Sincerely,
Ms. DeWitt


WOW!  That was fun. We raised a bunch of money and our attendance was doubled from last year. Location, location, location! I received numerous comments on how warm and inviting the venue felt especially on a rainy night. I think it was a really smart idea moving from the O’Club to your location. Anyhow, everything went smoothly.  Val and her crew were stupendous as usual. The food was good – everything was perfect. Thanks for the assist on the drink idea. Do you know how much we raised on the drinks by any chance? You’re a real sport for putting up with all of my frantic e-mails. My goal, as always, is to raise as much money as I can for our schools and I think we were very successful in that endeavor.”

Thanks again for everything Amy!

Peg Kofman

 

The Garden Tent Pavilion

Our new Garden Tent Pavilion is a fabulous balance between hosting an event both inside and outside. This unbelievable location will have your guests in awe as they make their way down the stone path and through the grand entrance.

The capacity of the Garden Tent Pavilion is 120 guests with a dance floor, and 136 guests without the dance floor. The fully landscaped outer perimeter of the Garden Tent Pavilion includes large Italian Cyprus and beautiful flowering foliage. The indoor sides of the facility are full of lush gardens brimming with flowers and fountains.

And atop it all, a dramatic three-peaked tent ceiling accented with striking chandeliers and up lighting. This venue is truly one of a kind. On those chillier nights when your guests may need a little more protection from the elements, French window adorned siding is attached and full heating is provided. We are currently accepting bookings so please do not hesitate to contact us.