Ardenwood Historic Farm is a vintage-style estate located in Fremont, California. This historic property dates back to the 1850s with their stately Patterson House. Their beautiful outdoor gardens and lush lawns, serve as the backdrop for your big day. Ardenwood Historic Farm is an eco-friendly property, rich in history and charm.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 225 guests at this magical venue. As your guests enter the farm, they will be encased by towering redwood trees adorned with lights. 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. 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 you ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
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:
Ardenwood Historic Farm uses Palmdale Estates Catering as their in-house caterer. They source their produce from Perry’s Organic Farm, which circles the perimeter of the property. Couples can choose from hors d'oeuvres, stations, a cocktail reception or a buffet. They also offer a beverage package as well.
This garden venue offers additional upgrades and rentals that you can add on to your wedding package. These add ons include, but are not limited to:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Avi Shestyuk · Married on 07/15/2018
Excellent venue, excellent team, perfect wedding
The Ardenwood Farms is a perfect setting for an outside rustic wedding! We had a medium size wedding (about 100 people) on a Sunday evening in July. The weather was perfect - warm enough to be comfortable without being too hot or too cold when the sun went down (we were considering getting heaters, but did not need them). Our guests loved the venue - the farm is beautiful with lots of picturesque places to explore and take wedding photos. We had a bunch of kids at the wedding, and they really enjoyed the open space and farm animals.Sent on 12/19/2018
The food was exceptional - several of our guests commented that it was much better than any other wedding food they ever had. The chef has many different options to choose from. We tried several dishes during wedding fairs and did a private testing to try other dishes we were thinking about. The chef was accommodating and we opted in for a mac & cheese bar for the late night, which was a big hit.
Special props to Lindsey and Claire - they were extremely helpful from the start and were quite flexible and responsive throughout the process. They are delightful and a joy to work with! They made sure that we were happy with all the options and helped us out with many decisions along the way. They also have many items for rent so we didn't have to spend money on things we would only use once. They were flexible and helpful with the setup and cleanup.
Since it is a regional park, there are some rules about times, access, decorations, etc, but we did not find them too restrictive and were able to work around them pretty easily (Lindsey and Claire were helpful in coming up with creative alternatives when needed).
Overall, we loved our wedding day! Everyone had a great time and we didn't break the bank.
Rene Walsh · Married on 08/24/2019
Amazing wedding experience!
Ardenwood Historic Farm is absolutely beautiful and I am so glad we chose it for our wedding venue. We had around 130 people at our August wedding, and the day could not have been more perfect! The weather turned out perfect and all guests enjoyed their time/told me after how beautiful the day/venue was! The reception site is to die for, surrounded by tress and string lights, and the multiple spots to choose from for the ceremony was great. Could not be a prettier venue/location for a wedding. The 'Something Borrowed' collection they offer was amazing to have to rent wedding specific items from as well, and the food was delicious!Sent on 09/18/2019
Claire and Lindsay (the wedding coordinator and wedding manager) are so awesome! They are/were so easy to work with and really know what they are doing - you have nothing to worry about with them! Anytime I emailed Claire, I got a response almost immediately. Having them throughout the process, and especially the day of, was so helpful and left me at ease the entire time!
I also went with all of their preferred vendors, who were equally as amazing to work with!
I have and will continue to recommend this venue for future brides. Don't hesitate to book this venue - you won't regret it! Thank you so much Claire and Lindsay!
Frances Yeou · Married on 07/13/2019
Dream Farm Wedding
This was absolutely the wedding venue of our dreams! Ardenwood Historic Farm is filled with so much character with animals you can play with and a beautiful green barn. At the same time, the ceremony and reception locations are so elegant. We had our ceremony in front of the gazebo with the Patterson house as our backdrop. The reception location had tables throughout the grassy field with the dance floor, buffet line, bar, and dj on the concrete area. Both the ceremony & reception had a more garden wedding feel rather than a farm, which was a perfect balance for us.Sent on 08/04/2019
Claire and Lindsey were SO accommodating and organized! We booked our wedding only 6 months out because that was the only available Saturday evening date in 2019 and we just could not pass up on this beautiful location. The planning process was so easy because Lindsey helped us through exactly what we needed to figure out. Claire really reassured that everything will go smoothly starting from the rehearsal and all throughout the day of. We did not hire an outside wedding coordinator and had family help out with DIY decorations and setting up, but Claire and her staff were there and available so it went extremely smoothly.
Our concerns had to do with the weather being out of our control, but since Ardenwood is located right by the bay and the reception area is surrounded by trees, we really did not have to worry about the sun glaring down on our guests. We also loved that Ardenwood had so many options as backdrops for our wedding photos. Claire not only led us to the picturesque parts of the farm but also helped with my cathedral length veil and wedding dress train the entire time.
We love this venue! Thank you SO MUCH Lindsey & Claire!
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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!
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.