Fees & Rentals

Please refer to our COVID-19 Resources page for the latest protocols in place at  Holbrook-Palmer Park. Groups of 12 people or less do not require a day-use permit. Groups of 13 or more people require a day-use permit.  All groups are required to follow COVID-19 protocols.

For facility reservations and contracts, please contact Cassidy Robinson, Park Venue Manager at 650-752-0534 or via email at HPPEventMgt@ci.atherton.ca.us

Fees & Rentals

The Town has a variety of facilities to rent for every occasion. Below is detailed information about the facility, floor plan, and fees for renting.

The Town has an exclusive relationship with Catered Too and are required for group events of 50 or more. To learn about the available services or other details contact Cassidy Robinson, Park Events Manager at hppeventmgt@ci.atherton.ca.us | 650.752.0534.

To check Availability view our Venue Calendars page.

Day Use Permits

Day Use Permit Request Form

COVID-19 Acknowledgement, Release, and Waiver

Consistent with State and County Health Orders, the following Holbrook-Palmer Park Day Use Rental Rules apply:

  • Day Use Permits may be authorized up to a maximum of 50 people. These types of rentals are any event that is a non-town vendor event and non-CateredToo catering events. These include any outdoor organized activities such as gym classes, boot camps, yoga, dance, family gatherings, picnics larger than 12 and up to 50.
  • Small outdoor activities (less than 12 people) do not trigger a Day Use Permit but are still subject to health and safety protocols in place at the time of the event. For more details visit the Atherton COVID-19 Resource page. 
  • Approved use areas only: North Lawn, grass area by Pavilion, Pavilion Patio, Main House Patio, etc.
  • Renter or event organizer shall sign a COVID Waiver and acknowledgment form, which will enforce health and safety protocols in place at the time. A waiver shall require compliance with all local, county, and state requirements.
  • The area shall be cordoned off with signage that states that the event is private and social distancing rules are being followed. Signs to be placed at the boundary of the event. 
  • The town will not supply chairs or other materials.
Field and trees
Groups
Cost
Groups 1-12
Free
Groups 13 - 25
$90 - Atherton Residents
$120 Non-Atherton Resident
Groups 26 - 50
$180 Atherton Residents
$239 Non-Atherton Resident
Penalty for failure to obtain Day Use Permit
$120

Day Use permit rules:

  • Day use permits are sold on a first come first served basis, at the Park office, 150 Watkins Avenue.
  • Your email is a REQUEST only.
  • No Vendors Allowed - including, but not limited to: bounce house, bubble soccer, caterers, any type of food truck.
  • No Alcohol (includes beer & wine)
  • You can bring your own food and BBQ grill.
  • No refunds

Main House

Floor Plan (PDF)
Virtual Tour

The Town has an exclusive relationship with Catered Too and are required for group events of 50 or more. To learn about the available services or other details contact Cassidy Robinson, Park Events Manager at hppeventmgt@ci.atherton.ca.us | 650.752.0534.

Main house

The Main House is a classically designed home that consists of a 700 square foot meeting room with a fireplace, two smaller rooms for breakout sessions or small conferences, and a fully equipped kitchen. The Main House can accommodate 60 in the living room for a ceremony and approximately 50 when set up with round tables for dinner. Approximately 25 people can be accommodated at classroom-style tables and chairs. A large porch, wide brick steps, and an oak-covered patio area are suitable for refreshments or outdoor luncheons.

Days
Cost
Monday through Thursday up to 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$478 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday 4 plus Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$837 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday Evening (4 p.m.-12 a.m.)
$837 plus Administration Fee
Friday (8 a.m.-12 a.m.)
$837 plus Administration Fee
Saturday and Sunday (8 a.m.-12 a.m.)
$1793 plus Administration Fee
Saturday and Sunday Hourly Rate
$299 per hour plus Administration Fee (2 hours minimum)

The times listed for the Main House are comprised of the event itself and set up and clean up of your event
The fees listed do not include the following:
Refundable Security Deposit $598
Administration Fee: 30% of the rent for Non-Atherton Residents
15% of rent for Atherton Residents
$120 per hour (staff labor) if event begins or ends outside of the rental agreement contract.

Rental Request Application
Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Clean Up Requirements (PDF)

Carriage House

Floor Plan (PDF)
Virtual Tour

The Town has an exclusive relationship with Catered Too and are required for group events of 50 or more. To learn about the available services or other details contact Cassidy Robinson, Park Events Manager at hppeventmgt@ci.atherton.ca.us | 650.752.0534.

Carriage house

The Carriage House provides a point of interest for Park visitors. The Carriage House was built to replace the original barn that was destroyed by fire in 1896. The sturdy wood floors, windowpanes, moldings, and iron grills in the horse stalls have remained the same for over 100 years. The Carriage House is available for classes, dances, meetings, bridge, and workshops. It seats 70 for lunch, dinner, and meetings. The Meadow can be reserved with the building for outdoor events.

Days
Cost
Monday through Thursday up to 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$478 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday up to 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
(over 100 people)
$956 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday 4 plus Hours (until 4 pm)$837 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday 4 plus Hours (until 4 pm)
(over 100 people)
$1,315 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday (5 pm to Midnight)$837 plus Administration Fee
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Evenings (5 pm to Midnight)$837 plus Administration Fee
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday up to 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$478 plus Administration Fee
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday up to 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
(over 100 people)
$956 plus Administration Fee
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 4 plus Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$837 plus Administration Fee
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 4 plus Hours (until 4 p.m.)
(over 100 people)
$1,315 plus Administration Fee


The times listed for the Carriage House rental are comprised of the event itself and set up and clean up of your event.
The listed fees do not include the following:
Refundable Security Deposit $598
Administration Fee: 30% of rent for Non-Atherton Residents
15% of rent for Atherton Residents
$120 per hour (staff labor) if event begins or ends outside of the rental agreement contract.

Rental Request Application
Rental Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Clean Up Requirements (PDF)

Jennings Pavilion

Floor Plan (PDF)
Virtual Tour

The Town has an exclusive relationship with Catered Too and are required for group events of 50 or more. To learn about the available services or other details contact Cassidy Robinson, Park Events Manager at hppeventmgt@ci.atherton.ca.us | 650.752.0534.

Jennings Pavilion

In 1977 the Jennings Pavilion was constructed at the Park to accommodate larger groups for weddings, receptions, dinners, meetings, and lectures. Large windows on all sides create relaxing vistas of the stately trees and rolling green lawns. The room comfortably seats up to 150-theatre style and 50 - 60-classroom style. Dinner for 120 - 130 is served at round tables. A large kitchen with a commercial-sized refrigerator, two home-size ovens, and a commercial gas range enable caterers to serve quickly and efficiently. The large adjoining patio is often used for barbecues and cocktail receptions and a walkway connects the building to the Main House and its patio area.

Days
Cost
Monday through Thursday 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$956 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday 4 plus Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$1,434 plus Administration Fee
Monday through Thursday Evening (4 p.m.-12 a.m.)
$1,434 plus Administration Fee
Friday (until 4 p.m.)
$1,793 plus Administration Fee
Friday (4 p.m.-12 a.m.)
$4,780 plus Administration Fee
Saturday and Sunday 4 Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$2,689 plus Administration Fee
Saturday and Sunday 4 plus Hours (until 4 p.m.)
$4,780 plus Administration Fee
Saturday and Sunday Evening (after 4 p.m.)
$4,780 plus Administration Fee

The times listed for the Jennings Pavilion are comprised of the event itself and set up and clean up of your event.
The fees listed do not include the following:
Refundable Security Deposit $1,195.00
Administration Fee: 30% of rent for Non-Atherton Residents
15% of rent for Atherton Residents
$120 per hour (staff labor) if event begins or ends outside of the rental agreement contract.

Rental Request Application
Rental Rules & Regulations (PDF)
Clean Up Requirements (PDF)

Photo-Shoot Permits

Photo permit required for any amount of people.

Days
Cost
One (1) Day
$120
One (1) Month
$598
Penalty
$120

One Day Use Commercial Drone Permits

A $179/day permit is required for Civil UAS operation in the Park pursuant to Atherton Municipal Code § 9.06.060 A.

Required to submit application:

Name and phone number of operator.
Make, model, and serial number or N-number of the UAS.
Proof of Registration, Insurance, and compliance with FAA requirements for Civil UASs.
Description of proposed flight activity including whether filing, taking of images, and/or sound recording will occur.
Payment of $150 application fee.

Commercial Drone Use Application (PDF)
Ordinance 623 - Aircraft (PDF)