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.
Jess Henderson · Married on 06/16/2019
Incredible Staff. Amazing Food. Perfect Day.
I am so thankful that we found Ardenwood for our wedding! The staff, the grounds, the food: it was all fantastic! (I have had many friends and family come up and say it was the best food they have EVER had at a wedding!) Thank you, Ardenwood, for making our day absolutely perfect.Sent on 07/08/2019
Pearl Woo · Married on 06/08/2019
HIGHLY recommend Ardenwood Farms
I cannot even begin to explain how amazing the Ardenwood Farm staff is. The venue is beyond beautiful, and Claire and Lindsey are the dream team. The venue has catering on site, and my husband and I were concerned as to what kind of food it would be; we picked the menu out after a tasting and our guests loved the food. The ceremony area is truly beautiful as is the open area where guests will mingle after the ceremony with the Patterson House as a backdrop. Truly breathtaking. The reception area is also gorgeous with a white picket fence surrounding the area, a dance floor, bathrooms, etc.Sent on 06/13/2019
Claire and Lindsey are truly the most professional and organized wedding planners/managers. On the day of our wedding, Claire ensured that everything was done the way we had talked about. Lindsey was also incredibly professional and kind. I cannot say enough about this venue; I recommend this venue for all brides and grooms. It was truly the happiest day of my life, and I am SO happy my husband and I chose Ardenwood. I also went with many of their preferred vendors, and their services (Cathy Breslow Photography) and SoundWaveMobile DJ (Mr. and Mrs. David Gomes) was PHENOMENAL. Thank you so much, Ardenwood Farm Team.
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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.