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Create, Mix and Mingle
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • San Mateo, CA
Create Mix & Mingle offers 3,600 square feet of event space and can accommodate up to 75 people seated in our larger studio and 30 in our smaller studio. Wine, beer, and non-alcoholic refreshments are available for purchase starting at $10.00 per glass, $35.00 per bottle of wine, and $6.00 for beer. We also provide an assortment of prepackaged snacks and would be happy to work with you if you'd prefer to have a catered event. Perfect for Corporate-Team Building, Birthday Parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Graduation Parties, Fundraisers, Baby Showers,  Scout Troops, Sports Teams, and More... Conveniently located near the intersection of 101 and 92 with plenty of free parking.
Fun, Hip, Contemporary Dance Studio in San Mateo
  • $60/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • San Mateo, CA
A fun hip contemporary dance studio which offers many different styles of dances and specializes in modern Hip Hop. Our talented energetic staff entertain our students with the newest forms of movement in our ever changing world of dance. Come try or check out our classes at CY! We have two large open studios with mirrors to host dance parties, birthday parties, baby showers, art shows, etc. We also have a quaint cozy lobby that leads to a cute little patio area. We have ample street parking and are easy to find as our cross street is El Camino. We our neighbors with a few different restaurants, bars, catering companies, a flower shop, barber shop, liquor store and more.
Enchanting Indoor Restaurant in San Mateo
  • $115/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • San Mateo, CA
The space is known for its green or environmental concept. It has a natural setting and very cozy place to hold different types of events. A nature feels when you book the space which a perfect place to have a quiet discussion.
Industrial-Chic Train Station Restaurant Buyout
  • $2000/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • San Mateo, CA
Rise Woodfire can accommodate up to 194 people seated. This newly renovated restaurant is housed within a historical train station, and is a showstopper with many beautiful spaces for any event or production in mind. Starting from our state-of-the-art heated Outdoor Patio + Bar, our special Train Car Room designed to resemble dining train cars of the past, and the Grand Main Dining Room featuring an open kitchen with two imported wood-fired ovens as the beating heart of the restaurant, with a large rotisserie and stunning custom-built full cocktail bar. With our industrial chic open decor, Rise Woodfire is arguably the best aesthetically pleasing venue in Downtown San Mateo. Whatever the occasion, let us welcome you with a bite of interesting to your day. Local and family-owned. This 2455 square foot restaurant buyout will include our Grand Main Dining Room, Train Car Room and Outdoor Patio. You’ll find that all our spaces offer something for almost every event: • Corporate meetings • Workshops • Presentations • Video shoots • Film shoots • Photo shoots • Birthdays • Weddings • Receptions • Baby showers • Graduation parties • Networking events • Holiday parties • Cocktail parties ** Food and beverages are available from the restaurant kitchen. Inquire within or contact restaurant for more details.

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The price differs based on the length of rental, but majorly 1-hour booking will be in the range of $60 to $2000

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About San Mateo

Located in Silicon Valley, San Mateo is located just minutes away from big tech companies like Facebook and Google. The city is situated along the Peninsula with several selling points including great weather year-round, gorgeous parks, award-winning restaurants, and pro sports.

Bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Montara Mountain block, San Mateo enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate. The open scenic spaces add to the city's beauty and also give it an urban-suburban feel. The economy of San Mateo predominantly relies on agriculture and combined with the tech industries, the city attracts young professionals, families, and visitors looking for a scenic escape.

The picturesque landscape is suitable for hosting diverse occasions, and hence the reason why you should consider booking an event space in San Mateo for your upcoming gig.

Event Options in San Mateo

Locating the right event space in San Mateo is the challenging part of putting together any type of function. Once that's sorted out, producing your gig still requires quite a bit of heavy lifting but collaborating with the local experts in San Mateo can ease the load.

  • Marketing
    You'll need to get the word around about your San Mateo event and that's where strategic marketing comes in. The marketing agencies in San Mateo know how to reach the right crowd and boost ticket sales for your function.

  • Decorations
    Whether you are organizing a cultural event, musical gig, or a fortune 500 multi-day function; you'll need some decorations to communicate the purpose of the gathering. The party supply stores in San Mateo are well-equipped to provide everything your function needs.

  • Furniture Rentals
    Perhaps your event is a ten-year college school reunion or a multi-level marketing presentation. Regardless of the occasion, you'll need to deck out your chosen San Mateo event venue appropriately. Selections of furniture and tent rental companies are ready to supply precisely what you need.

  • Equipment
    You'll need sound, visual, and lighting equipment for your event; whether it's a performance, festival, or company mixer. The specific type of event guides the decision about equipment, and bounding off of the expertise of an audio/visual specialist makes the process easier.

  • Catering
    Just about every type of gathering involves a food component, and it can be as simple as offering coffee and snacks during a break. With the services of a San Mateo caterer, your event menu is guaranteed to please your guests' palates.

Event Companies in San Mateo

Every event has a purpose and that's what makes it a special occasion. Whether it's a gathering bringing together extended family members from across the nation or a cultural event; organizing any type of function can prove quite tasking. That's where the local vendors and San Mateo event companies come in.

  • Carlstrom Productions
    Carlstrom Productions understands that the people attending your event should leave feeling transformed. They help take your function to the next level by incorporating elements your guests have never seen before and messages that stick with your audience.

  • All Set Events
    The team at All Set Events has perfected the art of listening and executing functions from start to finish. They deliver expertly planned, breathtaking, and unforgettable experiences for everyone attending the function.

  • Rainbow Chefs
    Wellness Chefs is on a wellness mission and they primarily focus on making a difference in children's lives. They teach culinary arts and also provide catering services for all types of events.

Pros and Cons of Events in San Mateo

San Mateo is known for tech and innovation, but the city is far from being considered a one-trick pony. Regardless, the city presents challenges that you should know about ahead of time when planning an event in San Mateo.


  • Mellow seasons
    San Mateo enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year with the San Francisco Bay breeze tempering the sunny weather. You have the flexibility to host your event outside or inside.

  • Diversity
    You are spoiled for choice when fusing different ideas for your event because San Mateo is essentially the city of diversity. From the people to shopping and the cuisine, the city has something for everyone.

  • Plenty of parks
    The endless list of parks provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities. Consider booking a San Mateo event space near the Japanese Gardens, Coyote Point, or Central Park.

  • Family-friendly
    If yours is a family event then you'll feel right at home in San Mateo. The close-knit community makes it highly family-friendly.

  • Environmentally-friendly
    Folks who are passionate about the environment and protecting it will find a community of like-minded people in San Mateo. It's also the best place to host an environmentally conscious and overall green event.


  • High cost of living
    Prepare to pay significantly more for services in San Mateo because of the city's high cost of living.

  • High housing costs
    The high cost of living is also reflected in the housing costs. In light of this, it can be quite costly to secure an event space or find budget accommodation around the city.

  • Overcrowding
    San Mateo has enjoyed a popularity spurt in recent years and in turn, it's quite overcrowded. It means that you might want to avoid booking an event space in public spaces or close to high-traffic areas.

  • Heavy traffic
    The Bay Area is known for its bottlenecks and the only way around it is to plan your commute times with traffic in mind.

  • No four seasons
    While it isn't a major dealbreaker, San Mateo isn't the place you'll want to host a winter-based event. The city experiences zero snow and doesn't record significant seasonal variations.

Famous Locations in San Mateo

  • Japanese Garden
    Located within the city's Central Park, the Japanese Garden is the ideal spot for a quiet morning or late afternoon stroll. It once belonged to a wealthy local mariner but has served as a public space since the early 1920s. Its highlights include bonsai and cherry trees, a majestic pagoda, and waterfalls.

  • Coyote Point Recreation Area
    Sprawling over about 700 acres, Coyote Point Recreation Area is popular with both locals and visitors. It's located on the San Francisco Bay's eastern shore and provides opportunities for diverse outdoor activities. A medieval-themed playground is also located within the grounds.

  • Sawyer Camp Trail
    Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy hiking around the Sawyer Camp Trail. The six-mile paved stretch includes moderate elevation changes with several sights to see along the way. It's common to encounter local animal species including woodpeckers, fox, waterfowl, and deer on the trail. After your trek, rent an entire train station restaurant buyout located in the heart of downtown San Mateo for your upcoming event.