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Ardenwood Historic Farm

Fremont, CA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
62 reviews
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$14k - $16k For 100 Guests
Up to 200 guests

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. We have four ceremony locations to choose from depending on your ideal background. The reception site is cradled by redwood trees, oak trees and greenery with market lights hanging overhead creating a magical experience. Ardenwood Historic Farm is an eco-friendly property, rich in history and charm.

Palmdale Estates Events manages, caters to, and coordinates all weddings and events at Ardenwood Historic Farm.

Ardenwood Historic Farm is a seasonal venue, open for weddings & events from the last weekend in April to the first weekend in October. Palmdale Estates Events is currently taking bookings for our 2021 and 2022 wedding season.

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. For your reception, their arbor laced with wisteria will serve as your backdrop for your dancefloor. Lighting will be supplied by large, New York-style street lamps, market lights and uplights highlighting the historic trees. Guests will enjoy gazing at the historic, Victorian Garden which is a refugee for over 99 species of birds and monarch butterflies. Their expansive lawns are perfect for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.

Services Offered
This full-service, outdoor venue offers event planning services and event rentals. Their professional staff will ensure your vision for your day comes to life. Additional services include:

  • Bridal suite
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Lighting

Ardenwood Historic Farm uses Palmdale Estates Events Catering as their in-house caterer. Couples can choose from hors d'oeuvres, stations, or a buffet. They offer a beverage package as well.

Other Services
This garden venue offers additional upgrades and rentals that you can add to your wedding package. These add ons include, but are not limited to:

  • Seating Chart Display
  • Extended bar service
  • Floor-length linens
  • Garden games
  • Lanterns with citronella candles
  • Arbor for ceremony
  • Farm tables and other speciality tables for the reception
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

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


Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Set Up

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

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?


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

Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Open Bar

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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Preferred Vendors Only
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake

What bar services do you provide?

Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Audio Equipment
Dance Floor

What food and beverage items are available?


What transportation and access is available?

Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?


What months are included in your off-peak season?


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    Amazing wedding experience at Ardenwood

    Ardenwood was a beautiful venue and the staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The planning process was very straightforward. The day went smoothly and all of our guests had an amazing time.
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    Mackenzie Married on 04/08/2022
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    Beautiful Mini Wedding

    Lindsey & Claire must be some of the world’s most genuine, kind souls. 2020 dealt us all a difficult hand, yet despite what must have been the most stressful time, this pair have ever endured, their kindness and positive, realistic attitude helped us through the grief of changing our already-planned large wedding at Ardenwood into an incredible mini-wedding. It was so much different than we had planned, but it was our perfect day.

    Lindsey & Claire not only helped to carefully orchestrate our original wedding, with several odd requests, but they also were there through the process of absolutely overhauling and changing this day to not only fit the county’s specifications, but also our own needs to make us feel safe. Their flexibility to roll with it all helped us create an incredibly special day, not only keeping our original venue, but also our original date (at least we didn’t need to change the wedding favors!). However, this did not take away from the pure happiness we felt, and the excitement of finally getting married after months of stress and turmoil. The beautiful grounds of Ardenwood speak for themselves. The setting is gorgeous - vintage with a tiny rustic essence, and our photos are even more beautiful than we could have ever dreamed of.

    While we endured enough wedding stress for our lifetime, it was made so much easier by Lindsey & Claire’s kindness and understanding. We highly recommend this incredible team and the beautiful venue, especially those looking for both smaller and larger events. Their love and excitement for their clients makes you feel as though they are your most positive friend, always rooting for you, and it just makes you feel at home.

    My husband and I will often go on walks, and we both always bring up, “Aren’t you so happy we got married this year?”. Even though a lot changed on our end, we wouldn’t change anything at all.


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Lindsey  Caravelli
Lindsey Caravelli
CEO & Venue Manager

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

Years in the Wedding Industry: 17! I’ve 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). Daughter - Norah Pauline; born December 2019.

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’m always planning the next thing whether it’s 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, empath.

Years in the wedding industry: 4 years, 4 wedding seasons - all with Lindsey at Ardenwood!

Family: Husband - Spencer; a software engineer & avid surfer, Reed; Born August 2020. 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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