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About Inn Marin

Inn Marin is one of Marin’s best outdoor spaces for ceremonies and receptions. It's Spanish-style buildings cluster around a grand courtyard—a sweeping swath of grass edged by ivy-covered trellises, hydrangeas, palmettos, cypresses, orange trees and a liquid amber that has to be the biggest tree of its kind for miles around. The lawn’s center point is a towering magnolia that, when it’s not sheltering wedding guests, has several “sky chair” hammocks lazily dangling from it. In summer, the high ridge behind Inn Marin blocks the chilly gusts of fog that pour off the Pacific, creating a warm and sunny climatic island. By 3pm, when the sun’s slanting light is a golden wash and the big trees are making velvety shade, the garden becomes almost Edenic, balanced between perfect light and shadow, balmy and cool.

Adjoining the lawn, the Patio Garden and Garden Room are the two primary sites for post-ceremony activities. The Garden Room, which is often used for the cake cutting or for mingling after the wedding reception, looks out through a large bay window and two French doors to the patio, and has an all glass-wall view of Inn Marin’s pool. Large mirrors line the opposite wall, giving the room a spacious feel. The patio, paved with terracotta, is sheltered under umbrellas and another large magnolia. A classic Spanish fountain, water trickling placidly down its sides, formally marks the boundary between the patio and the lawn. The patio is an easy place to set up a bar, a bandstand or a dance floor, allowing guests to enjoy a fine day outdoors long into the evening.

Inn Marin displays a freshness of design and joie de vivre, from its great central courtyard and generous greenery to the big, robustly colored still lifes by the owners’ mother that adorn the walls. Couples often arrive here a day or two early, just so they can settle in and take temporary ownership of this unique, secret garden.

Categories: Wedding Venue, Rehearsal Dinner

Regions serviced: San Francisco

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5.0

It all began when we stayed at IM (Inn Marin) 2 years ago when we wanted to stay for 2 nights just out of SF, a place with a pool and pet friendly. We were sold! Just off the freeway but wouldn't have known it. Comfortable, motor-lodge style rooms, air conditioned & clean!
When we got engaged 9/2016 and were beginning our search, I knew IM would be our spot. It was becoming a larger wedding than I anticipated and when we met with the coordinator, Dana Marshall, all of my inhibitions were tamed.
What a beautiful outdoor wedding we had - perfect weather for September, rooms available for numerous guests (shout out to Terri Rose for coordinating these for us), Rickey's Restaurant (on site) catered both our rehearsal dinner AND wedding! No 2 food appetizers, salads or entrees were the same (I'm in the business and variety and quality are very, very important to me!). Dana was awesome! Her team were awesome, the day was a dream come true! Let Inn Marin & Rickey's take care of you

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Profile Picture Barbara, 9/23/17, 4 Reviews
Category: Catering, Lighting & Decor, Wedding Planning
5.0

We loved our wedding at Inn Marin! The day was absolutely perfect. Kelly, the catering director was amazing and helped coordinate everything the day of. They are a one stop shop when it comes to wedding venues. The provide catering, tables, linens, and lighting. The staff was very accommodating and everything looked beautiful. Plus the weather was amazing, which was great because we chose to have the ceremony and reception outside. It was more affordable than lots of venues we looked at too. I'd definitely recommend the Inn Marin.

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Profile Picture Jenn, 10/7/16, 3 Reviews
Category: Rehearsal Dinner Location
2.7

I was a guest at a present wedding brunch and witnessed an employee named Kelly physically push another employee out of her way at the buffet line in front of other guests. Very disturbing!

Profile Picture Rose, 8/12/16, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue, Rehearsal Dinner Location

Inn Marin Pricing

Ceremony Site Fee
Peak Season
Starting from $1,950.00
Off-Peak Season
Starting from $1,950.00
Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables
Transportation
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$39.00
Buffet
$38.00
Stations
$10.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$20.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Rehearsal Dinner Catering Prices Include:
China
Clean Up
Dessert
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables/Chairs
Tastings
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person:
Starting from $75.00+
Rehearsal Dinner Bar Service Prices Include:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

Inn Marin FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
400
Guest Minimum
25
Event Spaces
1
Type
Hotel
Setting
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Maximum Capacity, Rehearsal Dinner
150
Guest Minimum, Rehearsal Dinner
25
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Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
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Reception
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In-House Bar
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Liability Insurance
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Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Wireless Internet
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2 ENDORSEMENTS
The Inn Marin has us on their vendor Referral List and has always Referred Grand Slam Disc Jockeys and Photo Booths for their upcoming Events. We are now into our 30th year in business servicing the entire Bay Area. The Staff at the Inn Marin are very Professional and great to work with. The Ballroom and outdoor area is very beautiful. I highly recommend the Venue for your upcoming Event.

Lora does great events and is easy to work with.

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250 Entrada Dr, Novato, CA 94949   See On Map
415-883-5952  ext.  568 (phone)