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Hakone Estate and Gardens

Saratoga, California View map Visit website
4.5 out of 5 rating
15 reviews
Up to 200 guests

About

Up to 200 guests

Located in Saratoga, California, Hakone Estate and Gardens is a historic wedding ceremony and reception venue. Unique in its appearance, Hakone Estate and Gardens is the oldest Asian estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. The beautiful Japanese gardens are the ideal place to exchange vows with the person you love the most. Cascading waterfalls and koi ponds are just some of the relaxing features that Hakone Estate and Gardens has to offer. If you want to give your guests an international cultural experience in a timeless oasis, peacefully Hakone Estate and Gardens is the place for you.

Facilities and Capacity

With a maximum capacity of 180 people, Hakone Estate and Gardens offers both indoor and uncovered outdoor settings. The overall feel of the 18 acres private venue is classy and outdoorsy.

Services Offered

The wheelchair accessible venue offers nearby parking for its guests. Event planning services are also available by Hakone Estate and Gardens to help couples plan a day that they can remember for the rest of their lives. Although the venue does not provide catering or event rentals, they do have a list of trusted preferred vendors who have years of professional experience. The long list of preferred vendors that Hakone Estate and Gardens provides range from caterers and florists to entertainment and officiants. Each of their preferred vendors have worked with Hakone Estate and Gardens before and is familiar with the venu’s policies and regulations.

History

As mentioned above, this 100 year old garden is one of the oldest Asian estates and gardens located in the Western Hemisphere. Hakone has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2013 and is known as one of the premier sites of the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation. It originally started as the private estate of a San Francisco philanthropist and his wife in 1915. A half a century later, the gardens were sold to the city of Saratoga, and Hakone ceased to be a private estate.

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?

$4,200

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

Describe your venue:

Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception

What event services do you offer?

Event Planner

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Laiya Married on 08/30/2020
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    Last minute change to this venue due to evacuation from the CZU fires and temporary closure of our original venue. Wedding was Zoomed due to COVID..

    Beautiful gardens and excellent bridal room. Choices of places on the premises to have the ceremony and plenty of gorgeous photo locations. A lot of time allotted for set up and clean up and private time in the gardens. Was the perfect COVID wedding.
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    Thu T. Married on 06/01/2019
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    Picture-esque wedding venue

    I highly recommend this venue! It's so beautiful and literally every spot is a perfect picture. My family and friends were all amazed and dazzled by the beauty of this Japanese garden. Also, Tony was amazing to work with. He was patient, kind, and really understanding. He knows exactly how weddings normally run and he can help with any questions you might have. Overall, I recommend it!!
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Awards

  • 15
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Chee-Ah Thao & Nicolas
    42 photos · 07/30/2021
  • Lilian & Tristan
    25 photos · 05/05/2018

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21000 Big Basin Way Saratoga, California, 95070
408-471-4994

M-F: 10am-5pm Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm Winter Hours: (November -March ) M-F: 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun: 11am-4pm
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