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 100% 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.
Vanessa · Married on 09/22/2018
I cannot say enough about how amazing Claire and Lindsey are. Right from the start my husband and I knew this venue was the one for us. From our eventful, rainy site visit that still wowed us up until the end of our wedding that left us feeling bittersweet because of how the venue just tied up such a beautiful wedding. It was a setting that allowed our love for each other to be shown in such an intimate and romantic way and we were so happy to share our love here with our friends and family.Sent on 10/07/2018
Claire was our main point of contact during the planning stages and she was so responsive and went above and beyond to get measurements, random information, suggested vendors, etc to make sure the wedding was just as we wanted. Our meetings were timely and productive and it was so fun planning with her and Lindsey. They both have such a hospitable, caring vibe that allowed my husband and I to have peace of mind knowing they have everything taken care of. So many of our guests loved the venue and even hinted they might use it for their weddings ;)
The event staff at Ardenwood Events are also so very friendly and professional and if anything went wrong, we didn't see any of it. I do want to make another shoutout to Claire! It was 7:15 pm and we had not taken our sunset photos(should've been at 7:05) because of a miscommunication between our photographers and the staff and she took action so quick to make sure we got those in before the sun went down. She pulled out her radio, called someone to bring the cart over to us and drove like a pro to our sunset photo destinations. This was one thing that really stood out to us and we appreciated it so much.
I could write so much more, but it seems theres a character limit to these and I'm being cut off haha We love you guys, thank you <3
Marissa · Married on 09/15/2018
Ardenwood is where dreams come true!
Ardenwood is an absolute dream! My expectations were exceeded every time I met or spoke with Lindsey and Claire. Both of them bring so much passion and love and joy into their work and it really shines through in their event managing skills and the ways they handle all your needs.Sent on 12/08/2018
Claire is an absolute god-send; she was so incredibly supportive and personable throughout my wedding planning, since my mom is out-of-state and my then-fiance was sort-of involved per his schedule and personal choice. She answered every call, email, text, and my million and one questions, often sending me photos of things and inspiration for decor decisions. If she didn't have the answer, she looped Lindsey in and the two of them worked together to provide me with the BEST wedding experience ever.
When the weather was predicted to be colder than we thought, we were able to add heaters to our bill the night before. When there was some minor drama with family at the rehearsal, Claire stepped in and handled it professionally and personably. When I wanted to bring a whole group of people to my details meeting, Lindsey and Claire accommodated everyone. Our wedding and reception went off without a hitch because of both of them and their tireless work behind the scenes to make it amazing.
I am SO glad my husband and I found Ardenwood; our wedding was one I couldn't even dream up because it was so perfect, and I have the Ardenwood team to thank for that. I look forward to visiting the farm and Lindsey and Claire whenever I'm back in town.
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
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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.