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Ardenwood Historic Farm is a vintage-style estate located in Fremont, California. This historic property dates back to the 1850s with the stately Patterson House that sits in the centre of the 240-acre property. Our beautiful outdoor gardens and lush lawns, serve as the backdrop for your big day.

Ardenwood Historic Farm is a seasonal venue, open for ceremonies & events from the last weekend in April to the first weekend in October

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 200 guests at this magical venue. As your guests enter the farm, they will follow the paved walkway to the Pool Site (where the historic pool once was) encased by towering redwood trees. Guests will enjoy gazing at the historic, Victorian garden and Patterson House which is a refuge for over 99 species of birds and monarch butterflies. Their expansive lawns are perfect for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Services Offered

  • Bridal suite
  • Ceremony Setup
  • Reception set up
  • Catering (buffet style)
  • Beverage service
  • Cleanup
  • Ceremony Chairs
  • Champagne Toast
  • Appetizers (passed or a grazing table)
  • Cake Cutting Service (BYO Cake)
  • Parking
  • Lighting for evening ceremonies

Cuisine
Ardenwood Historic Farm uses Palmdale Estates Events Catering as its in-house caterer, serving appetizers and a champagne toast.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$4,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Champagne Toast

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

30

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Server(s)

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting

What food and beverage items are available?

Glassware

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
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Victoria
Victoria O. Married on 10/01/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Literal Dream Come True!

The whole team at Ardenwood is absolutely fantastic! They made planning my wedding so easy, and my wedding day went of without a single issue! Claire, Stephanie, and Lindsey were the most wonderful people to work with and their communication throughout the whole process was unmatched (especially considering they helped me plan for almost 2 years!). From the attention to every little detail to the execution of the most wonderful day of my life, I literally cannot say enough to let the world know how amazing this team is. The venue is stunning on its own, but this team is what really made my day flawless; I actually got to enjoy the whole event without worrying about anything because I knew they had everything covered! I'm pretty sure they use literal magic here. If you're in the market for the most dreamy, fairytale venue and a team to match, look no further! Ardenwood will exceed every expectation!
P C
P C Married on 09/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful venue with great food

Ardenwood Farm is a beautiful place for wedding if you're looking for an outdoor, nature vibe, have enough parking space and a place that only host 1 wedding at a time. I have many guests complimenting the food was delicious and the nice warm setup. My wedding turned out to be awesome and I appreciated all the staffs' help on that day. The venue does have some restrictions such as preferred vendor list (you can pay extra and go through approval process if you want to hire your own), and limited time to put up the decoration before the ceremony starts. I did not hire vendors to do the decoration, so I had to be through and well prepared before the wedding and get enough helpers to make sure the decoration is done. I am sure if you hire a vendor, they will be able to get it done in time because they are more familiar with the venue. A big downside of using Ardenwood in my opinion is they take checks only. For events like this, we could have earned so much points by using credit card, but unfortunately, it is not an option. Overall, we had a great wedding and we were happy that we choose Ardenwood.
Kyla
Kyla Married on 09/17/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic venue & awesome coordinators!

Ardenwood was a fantastic venue for our wedding in September. The grounds are well-maintained and there is natural beauty everywhere!
From our initial tour to the evening of our wedding, Claire and Stephanie were absolutely awesome to work with. They are both super professional, quick to respond to any of my million questions, organized, and friendly. Coming from a project management background, I was delighted and impressed with just how helpful they were in making sure our wedding was well-executed. They provided sample timelines, checklists, their own personal advice/recommendations...definitely went above and beyond. They also provide a list of in-house vendors, which made it easier for us to choose, and it helped that the vendors were familiar with the venue.
I couldn't have asked for a better team, and I highly recommend this venue!
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Team

Lindsey  Caravelli
Lindsey Caravelli
CEO & Venue Manager

Lindsey in 5 words: Friendly, thoughtful, loving, hardworking and enthusiastic

Years in the Wedding Industry: 17! I鈥檝e now been in the wedding industry for more than half my life.

Family: Husband- Nick (who is also the Director of Operations, custom equipment builder, & handyman). Daughters - Norah & Colette.

Dog- Rawling (like the baseball glove) A.K.A Bubbas

Coffee Order: Always hot for me!

Carmel Macchiato w/ oat milk.

Hobby: Hiking with my family. Anything happening outdoors: yoga, concerts, weddings, of course, markets, and movies. Planning - I鈥檓 always planning the next thing whether it鈥檚 improvements for the business or a vacation or an event. Learning and sharing ways to be eco-friendly.

Claire Thompson
Claire Thompson
Wedding Coordinator & Office Manager

Me in 5 words: organized, confident, patient, positive, and empath.

Years in the wedding industry: 6 years, 6 wedding seasons - all with Lindsey at Ardenwood!

Family: Husband - Spencer; a software engineer & avid surfer, Reed and Doggo - Kofi (pronounced "koh-fee")

Coffee Order: Vanilla almond milk latte (hot or iced) or sweet cream cold brew

Hobby: baking! Bread, cookies, scones - anything really! Its my favourite thing in the world to share baked goods with friends & family.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Tumbleweed Floral Design Tumbleweed Floral Design Wedding Florists

Ardenwood is a Bay Area hidden gem! The property is expansive and there are so many options for set up. I love an outdoor venue with lots of natural light and beautiful landscaping and if thats what your looking for, Ardenwood is the venue for you. Lindsey was so kind and easy to work with... I can't wait to hopefully book more weddings here in 2018!

Lauren Alisse Photography Lauren Alisse Photography Wedding Photographers

Ardenwood is one of my favorite wedding venues to photograph. There are so many little pockets to tuck in to to get gorgeous photos. The ceremony sites and reception areas are so pretty! Not to mention, Lindsey is a blast to work with! All of the staff there is tremendously accommodating and you can really tell that they all love what they do.

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