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These prices are available for the months of April through October. These prices are available for the months of November through March.
Reception
$3,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$30 starting price
Reception
$2,000 starting price
Ceremony
$1,500 starting price
Bar
$30 starting price

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On WeddingWire since 2009

Located in Ross, California, the Marin Art & Garden Center is an independent non-profit organization that sits on 11 acres of beautiful, expertly maintained gardens. Our award-winning indoor and outdoor locations offer a peaceful garden setting to perfectly accommodate your event, whether large or small. We are fully equipped with tables and chairs, a kitchen with an ice machine, and more.

We offer the following spaces...

Livermore Pavilion

The Livermore Pavilion is spacious and airy with a wall of sliding glass doors that open out onto the Livermore Deck and Stratford Gardens. Two gas-fired rustic stone fireplaces heighten the ambiance - one inside and the other on the deck. Just off the deck are the Stratford Gardens which include an ample green lawn, flowering gardens and outdoor dining area. It can accommodate up to 180 guests seated indoors in case of rain and up to 300 in the outdoor dining area, but still feels cozy with only 100. The outdoor area boasts a combination of twinkle lights and bistro lighting.

Gazebo Lawn

The Gazebo Lawn is our most popular wedding ceremony spot with a gorgeous white gazebo surrounded by Japanese maples, redwoods, and an expansive lawn. The Gazebo Lawn can hold up to 300 for a ceremony, but can be intimate with 100 guests.

Fountain Pond

The Fountain Pond is an intimate space for a wedding ceremony of up to 120 guests. If greenery and seclusion is your desire, this is the right spot. The Fountain Pond can also be used for cocktail hour for up to 200 guests.


Facilities and Capacity
With 11 acres of beautiful, expertly-maintained gardens, Marin Art & Garden Center can accommodate up to 300 of your closest friends and family. Our venue offers an endless amount of settings to choose from for your big day including indoor, covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor locations.

Cuisine
Although Marin Art & Garden Center does not have an on-site chef or culinary team, our venue provides a list of approved caterers with whom we have worked closely throughout the years. The caterers on our list are certified Green businesses that practice sustainability.

Going Green

Marin Art and Garden Center was founded in 1945 by the head of the Bay Area Conservation League. Our mission since 1945 has been to preserve the natural environment.

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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?

$2,000

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
Lighting/Sound
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?

$30

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

Bartender(s)
Signature Drink

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Garden
Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Dance Floor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December
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4.6 out of 5 rating
23 Reviews
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92% Recommended by couples

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Julie E. Married on 06/19/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience

MAGC was great to work with, especially our primary contact, Dasha. They were prompt, responsive, and experienced - very smooth sailing and very patient to all our little questions.
Julie
Julie G. Married on 07/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

MAGC was everything and more!

We couldn鈥檛 be happier with the venue we chose for our wedding. It was a magical and beautiful venue to get married at. Stacey and Gina were very helpful during the process and we loved everything about MAGC. Definitely recommend getting married here!
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Angelica O. Married on 10/06/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Very happy with our choice - beautiful venue and great people!

We reserved the Garden Room for our 120 guest wedding. We worked with Stacey and we were really happy with her responsiveness and professionalism. She had all the answers and even provided a really helpful brochure when we sat down with her while we were touring wedding venues that was complete with recommended vendors that they've worked with in the past.

The venue was beautiful and we are very happy with how the whole day went. The whole day was perfect and we could not be happier with how everything turned out and how affordable it was.
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Stephanie & Grant
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
All Seasons Catering All Seasons Catering Wedding Caterers

The Marin Art & Garden is one of Marin's Premier Wedding Venues. The beautiful gardens are a perfect setting for a wedding ceremony. They offer so many options for the brides, indoor/outdoor ceremonies, cocktail hour and receptions. The Livermore room is a spacious well lite room with large windows that bring the outside indoors and the private, intimate Garden Room is unmatched in the Bay Area. We have catered 100's of wedding here over the years and we gladly recommend it to our brides. Stan & Gay Vail All Seasons Catering Mill Valley

Delicious, Inc. Delicious, Inc. Wedding Caterers

The Marin Art and Garden Center is one of the most popular wedding sites in Marin County. It offers lovely gardens as well as an indoor area. There are 2 different areas for receptions, and both have kitchens. This should definitely be on the list of the best places for weddings and other parties in the North Bay.

Quantum Party Productions Quantum Party Productions Wedding DJs

We love Marin Art & Garden Center! QMEP has been performing here for over 15 years now and I think it is truly one of the best wedding venues in the San Francisco Bay Area. There are quite a few beautiful settings to choose from to host your ceremony and there are a couple of unique reception options as well. This place has indoor and outdoor options featuring a gazebo, fountain, courtyard setting, woodsy area, garden patio with a room and a nice reception hall called the Livermore Pavilion. The staff here has always been very helpful and really professional. We have always enjoyed working with them and the caterers that are recommended. It is out of the city but not too far in a small town called Ross. If you are looking around for a venue, do yourself a favor and check this place out. It is a real jewel!

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