One of the best additions to downtown Sacramento over the past few years is The Citizen Hotel (a Joie de Vivre property).  Centrally located in the heart of downtown and offering the quaintness of a boutique hotel, this is a venue to add to your “must see list.”   This elegant 20th century structure is decorated in modern and period pieces, with the fun and interesting décor of vintage political satire and historical political photographs (you’ll want to look for former bodybuilder/Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger flexing in front of a row of bathing beauties!).  Beyond offering stylish hotel rooms and a gourmet restaurant and bar, The Citizen offers a number of options for event spaces.  Whether you host your event on the Plaza Park Ballroom on the main level, or in the uber cool Scandal Bar, or conduct a meeting in the Quorum Room with two breakout rooms called “Yea” and “Nay”, or on the glamourous 7th floor Metropolitan Terrace, you can be assured the staff will take great care of you and your guests and create the event of your dreams.

Your options in planning an event at The Citizen offer a lot of variety within one building.  The Plaza Park Ballroom offers floor to ceiling windows overlooking the park, graceful tall ceilings with crown molding, white washed wood pillars and walls and tear drop chandeliers.  This space is ideal for a wedding ceremony, social or party, as well as a very nice meeting space.

Moving from the Ballroom to Scandals Bar for a cocktail hour or a post event after party is convenient and fun.  This swanky low lit space is ideal for a small seated event or larger standing cocktail event. This space takes you back to the 1920’s era with well-appointed touches of red and black, banquet seating with small, intimate tables and a full bar.  The wall mural of paparazzi is humorous.   Send your guests to the upstairs Metropolitan Terrace for the final act!

The jewel of this property is the 7th floor Metropolitan Terrace.  With two full walls of window views, and two opposing walls showing the original brick architecture, this tented balcony is one of the finest spots in downtown Sacramento. Your guests will be fascinated with views of the coastal range, the gleaming dome of our State Capitol and the downtown cityscape.  The space is draped in a beautiful ivory swagging and has uniquely fabulous chandeliers that set the mood with their dimming feature.  This space is neutral for any event theme and the Citizen has simplified planning by creating packages that include everything you might need.  Weddings may be held in this lovely space, and while guests enjoy Scandal Bar for the cocktail hour, the very capable staff will turn the room around to become your beautiful reception room.  The transformation is awesome.

Finally, for a bride and groom marrying at Citizen, renting one of the 14th Floor Penthouse suites is a must.  The photo opportunities from the open air balcony are incredibly memorable.  If you want to be spoiled with attention and allow your guests a true experience in the heart of Sacramento then the Citizen is the spot for your next event.

~Vixen Catrina