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 225 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.
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 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.
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:
50 Reviews for Ardenwood Historic Farm
Recommended by 99% of couples
62 User photos
Mackenzie · Getting married on 04/08/2022
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.Sent on 12/17/2020
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.
Daniela M. · Married on 10/10/2020
Amazing Wedding Coordinators
After the pandemic restrictions made our big July 2020 wedding plans impossible, Lindsey and Claire worked with us to create a new vision for our wedding. We decided to have a very intimate ceremony at Ardenwood our original wedding date, and have a bigger reception there in 2021. Lindsey and Claire were absolutely amazing at ensuring all COVID-19 precautions were adhered to and yet still managed to ensure we had a truly beautiful wedding day.
If you're looking for a stunning outdoor venue with incredible coordinators, have your wedding at Ardenwood Historic Farms. It was the best decision we made!
Photo credit: Lynn Lewis, lynnchanglewis.comSent on 11/15/2020
Myles B. · Married on 09/09/2020
Amazing!!!! Thank You so Much!!
We had an awesome experience with Ardenwood historical farms and Palmdale Estates. Our team of coordinators went far beyond our expectations for our wedding day. Lindsey and Claire were extremely helpful and knowledgeable on all accounts, whether it was assisting us making decisions based on our preferences of decorations to food choices. They were a bubbly group that was friendly but more importantly, professional. Committing to someone forever and planning your big day can be a nerve-racking and stressful task but they simply took a lot of the stress off of you in what can be a bombardment of difficult questions and tough decisions. They were truly an amazing team, all the way to the very end! I would recommend them to anyone that is looking for a Perfect day to allow you and your significant other to have the exact celebration they are looking for!! 11 out of 10 in my book! Thank you So much!!Sent on 11/18/2019
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Team of Ardenwood Historic Farm
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.
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.
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.