Santa Cruz County Parks

979 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Map · Phone number
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About Santa Cruz County Parks

Santa Cruz County Parks has four charming wedding venues located in Santa Cruz County, California. Couples will have the option of unique historical structures, beautiful park settings, pristine landscaped grounds or a lavish mansion for their big day. They pride themselves on their flexible policies, affordable rates and diverse settings for both your ceremony and reception. Santa Cruz County Parks can't wait to make your wildest dreams come true.

Facilities and Capacity
They have five different facilities with differing capacities (to include children and hired helpers) and prices with one-of-a-kind settings, which include:

  • Aptos Village Park - a lush park that features a clubhouse, spacious patio, romantic gazebo and a BBQ for 200 persons maximum April through October.
    Highlands Park - boasts a grand mansion on beautifully manicured grounds. You can say your “I do’s” on their wedding lawn, and then dance the night away indoors. There’s also a garden room with a wet bar. The venue holds **125 people maximum indoors and outdoors during the months of April to mid-June, then up to 200 persons maximum through October.
  • Quail Hollow Ranch - perfect for intimate affairs. It can accommodate up to 100 persons maximum (April though October) at their rustic-style horse ranch house and spacious lawn. Guests will enjoy views of the orchards and wooded hillsides at this private venue.
  • Valencia Hall - a historic building that can accommodate up to 80 persons maximum year round. This quaint indoor venue features a covered porch, restored hall, nestled next door to an orchard and gorgeous redwoods.
  • Bear Creek Recreation and Community Center - a newly acquired, former country club. This mountain retreat boasts a clubhouse, adjoining grove picnic area and a 2,000-year-old redwood. Please contact Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District for reservations at (831) 338-4144. Reservation requests available on their website www.bcrpd.org.

Services Offered
Santa Cruz County Parks lets each couple choose their own vendors for a truly individualized celebration. Each facility only holds one event per day, so you'll have complete privacy. The caterer of your choice is welcome to use their kitchen facilities for warm up and serve food service only, while tables and chairs are provided. Your guests will enjoy plenty of complimentary parking, and most venues are wheelchair accessible. You’ll be responsible for setup and cleanup, but they will provide cleaning supplies that you can use at your disposal. Restrooms are available at each location.

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  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.3
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Lisa · Married on 05/04/2019

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    SC parks: Harvey west

    Great value, flexible venue... We love being able to bring in our own catering etc. thank you!

    Sent on 03/26/2019

    Santa Cruz County Parks's reply:

    We are so happy that you love Harvey West Park! Unfortunately it is a Santa Cruz City Park instead of one of our Santa Cruz County Park Centers (Aptos Park, Highlands Park, Quail Hollow Ranch and Valencia Hall). I hope you are able to share this with them; I am sure they would love to see your review.
    Best wishes!!
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    Heather · Married on 06/30/2018

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    We had a beautiful 50th wedding anniversary party for my parents at the Valencia Hall. The facility was clean, the staff was easy to communicate with, and the protocol for set up and clean up and all the other details we're easy to follow. A gorgeous space for any occasion! - Heather Houston

    Sent on 07/11/2018

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Santa Cruz County Parks FAQ

  • 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? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • 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? $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season? $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Tables
  • Describe your venue: Banquet Hall, Mansion, Park
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, 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? Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors
  • What event items are available? Chairs
  • 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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  • 979 17th Avenue Santa Cruz, California, 95062 See on map
    831-263-1516 (Phone number)

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