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Pricing Information

These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of December through March.
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$20.50 starting price
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$20.50 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2009

Brownstone Gardens is an outdoor garden wedding venue located in Oakley, California. Considered one of the hidden jewels of East Contra Costa County, couples will be shaded by the graceful Crepe Mrytle trees as they exchange their vows at the classically designed temple. Later, dance the night away under the twinkling lights threaded along the tree branches of the majestic Mulberry trees. Brownstone Gardens provides professional staff and event coordination services to make sure your special day is everything you dreamed it to be.

Facilities and Capacity
Couples can accommodate up to 300 guests at this garden venue. Tall mulberry, sycamore trees, green shrubbery and seasonal flowers will encase you at this magical location. You'll be delighted with a fragrant Rose Garden as you enter the property. Guests will enjoy a tranquil koi pond and waterfall in the Koi Garden. A 65 foot long stone aisle way ends at the classically designed temple-the most popular location for ceremonies. Blooming Crepe myrtle trees and rose covered trellis surround the Grand Courtyard. The Bridal Falls area features a 12-foot waterfall that adds the magical sound of falling water. The majestic Mulberry & Sycamore trees provide a lush green canopy overhead. The tree branches are threaded with twinkling lights that just add that final special touch The Koi Gardens Patio area is designed for the larger events with the overhead tent-like lights. The area is surrounded by seasonal flowers for an on-going colorful display.

Services Offered
This full-service venue offers multiple packages to choose from including ceremony only, an inimate elopement, ceremony and reception, and reception only. Their services include:

  • Mahogany Chiavari Chairs
  • Round Tables
  • Linens
  • Event rentals
  • Event coordinating
  • Parking
  • Preferred vendor list
  • Event/serving staff (set up of venue and clean up included)
  • Preferred catering packages for buffet and plated dinner services.
  • Beverage packages include non-alcoholic and full bar service.

Other Services
In addition to hosting weddings, Brownstone Gardens will also host other events like baby showers or birthday parties.. Couples can also add on additional services to their wedding package. These services include:

  • Crystal Chandelier for Temple
  • Officiant
  • Additional reception time
  • Temple Draping
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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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

$3,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

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

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$20.50

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Signature Drink

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

75

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

4

Describe your venue:

Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Centerpieces
Chairs
Chair Covers
Drapery
Lighting
Photo booth
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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4.9 out of 5 rating
72 Reviews
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Vicki Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Venue & Incredible Staff

I got married on 9/16/23 at Brownstone Gardens. I planned my entire wedding from out of state and had not had a chance to visit the gardens prior to my wedding weekend. When I was finally able to visit, I was stunned with how romantic and gorgeous the venue was. The grounds are absolutely beautiful and I had nothing but positive reviews from guests. Tena was absolutely incredible and so helpful in answering my questions and helping me plan the details. She was so responsive when I had last minute changes. And then on the day of the wedding, everything was perfectly in place. Tena was grabbing my husband and I appetizers, bottles of water, and making sure that we had everything we needed. Tena really helped make the day go smoothly and I was so happy that we chose Brownstone Gardens for our wedding day!
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Alexa C. Married on 10/14/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best decision we made!

Our wedding was on 10/14/22 and it was absolutely perfect. Looking back on the wedding planning process and the actual wedding day, my husband and I agree that choosing Brownstone Gardens as our venue was the absolute best decision we made. I could go on forever about how amazing everything was, but some key highlights for couples considering Brownstone as their wedding venue:

-The grounds are GORGEOUS, especially at night. Honestly photos don't even do the space justice. Everything is well-maintained and immaculate, with the garden lush and in full bloom from April to October. But the space really comes alive when the sun goes down and all the lights come on. One word: VIBEY. You don't even really need to worry about decor; the place is so beautiful on its own.

-Everything was EASY. Brownstone staff are all pros. I worked with Tena and Jaime, and they were so communicative, patient, and so sweet. I dropped off my decor the day before, and on the day of everything was set up beautifully. You can really trust them to execute.

-The food was DELICIOUS. Wilma Lott is their preferred caterer and they delivered. Everything was cooked to perfection and we got so many comments from guests saying they loved the food.

-Compared to other wedding venues in the Bay Area: AFFORDABLE. Also their payment plans are uncomplicated. Give your approximate guest count, they give you a quote, divide that quote by the number of months until your event, and that's your monthly payment. It was so nice to be able to spread payments out over time.

I personally have not attended any fully-outdoor weddings before and having ours here felt very unique. Not only that, but coming out of a pandemic, it felt safer having the event in open air. The weather was perfect on our day, and everything flowed without a hitch. Our guests were wowed by the venue. I'll always remember dancing under the night sky, among Brownstone's lush garden and gorgeous lights.

Brownstone Gardens was the perfect venue for our best day ever and we'll remember it forever.
Kelsey
Kelsey M. Married on 09/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely the Best Decision

Brownstone Gardens was absolutely the best decision we made for our wedding. Everyone that we worked with were the most helpful, sweetest, and responsive people we could have imagined. We felt so taken care of with all of our asks and hopes and dreams and somehow they were always able to help us out in one way or another. A super amazing perk with the venue is that you get to work with Kay-Kay as an included day of coordinator and we even had her partners in crime since we had such a large guest count. This was so comforting for us since we did not have a wedding coordinator and planned the wedding ourselves. Looking back, we didn't feel like we didn't have a wedding coordinator since Kay-Kay and her team were so responsive from the time we booked with them to the wedding day and always extremely knowledgeable when we were unsure of certain decisions that needed to be made. When it was finally the big day, our wedding went so smoothly and was right on time. The venue is always beautifully kept up with all the greenery and plants everywhere and the pre-strung lights really set the mood of the evening. After our wedding, we had so many people texting our parents and ourselves telling us that it was such a perfect & magical event. Now I know I said all these good and amazing things, but there really are no complaints or anything that we wished could have been better! THANK YOU Kay-Kay & team who made everything possible, Alex and I are forever grateful to have such a beautiful memory with us forever.
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Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
DJ Verrett DJ Verrett Wedding DJs

What can I say ummmm! Just come take a look at this venue and you will see that it鈥檚 the most Beautiful venue in the Bay Area.

Discovery Bay Studios Photography Discovery Bay Studios Photography Wedding Photographers

We have photographed many weddings at Brownstone Gardens and can't say enough good things about this venue. It is a family run business and they are very friendly, caring and knowledgeable. We love the lush settings this venue offers for photography backdrops. At night the reception area and dance floor are lit by an amazing canopy of lights strung above in trees. Brides looking for a fairy tail wedding should check out Brownstone Gardens. See for yourself in these photos: http://www.discoverybaystudios.com/WeddingVenues-2/Brownstone-Gardens-Weddings/23011806_8wpkwp#!i=1850796388&k=K9sXdLK

Lynds Photography & Videography Lynds Photography & Videography Wedding Photographers

We absolutely LOVE the Brownstone garden weddings!! Such awesome staff and the grounds always so well kept up so beautifully! We highly recommend Brownstone Gardens!!

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