Embracing a rolling hillside in Walnut Creek’s Ygnacio Valley, The Gardens at Heather Farm reside on 6 acres adjoining Heather Farm Park. The site offers sweeping views of majestic Mt. Diablo, while overlooking the bird and wildlife sanctuary surrounding the park’s lagoon. You can exchange your vows at the slate-tile roofed Gazebo, surrounded by thousands of blooming roses in the Cowden Rose Garden. Elegant white wooden folding chairs are included in your rental.
Afterwards, your guests can stroll through the gardens on their way to the patio, an ideal spot for pre-dinner cocktails. This large terrace is bordered by raised tile planters filled with “sensory” plants offering a fragrant and visual variety of colors and textures. The patio features a caterer-friendly pavilion with a sink and electrical outlets – perfect for serving appetizers and drinks.
Receptions are usually held upstairs in the Camellia Room. Light and airy, it has a high beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford a commanding view of Mt. Diablo and the gardens. The sun sets opposite these picture windows, bathing the view in warm afternoon light. With its neutral walls and light-colored floor, this pleasant space is easy to decorate. A spacious wraparound deck gives guests access to the outdoors; to explore the gardens they simply take the ramp or stairs from the deck to the patio and pavilion below. The nearby Meadow Garden, with its expansive lawn, is also available for outdoor receptions.