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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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MAGC was everything and more!
Very happy with our choice - beautiful venue and great people!
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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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
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.
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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