Savanna Gardens

21161 Lyons Bald Mountain Road, Sonora, CA 95370 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Savanna Gardens

Savanna Gardens is a spectacular wedding destination nestled amongst the mountains of Sonora, California. Designed in harmony with nature, the property offers couples a picturesque setting in which to celebrate their vows. At this family-run business, the staff works collaboratively with couples to transform the venue according to the needs of each ceremony.

Facilities and Capacity

The fertile grounds of Savanna Gardens are expansive, boasting a diverse range of flora as well as an apple orchard. The property has a decidedly artisanal tone, with an emphasis placed on craftsmanship, featuring an oak pergola and iron arbor created by local artists. At its heart rests The Barn, a rustic and capacious wedding venue. In keeping with the rest of the property, The Barn reflects its natural environs with rugged timberwork, earthen flooring, and an organic color palette. An adjoining building provides an expansive wedding suite, featuring a kitchenette, shower, and beauty stations. A large patio creates an outdoor space for guests to celebrate as they bask in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range. As night draws in, the tasteful lighting of the venue creates an intimate, peaceful atmosphere for loved ones to dine under the stars. With ample natural light throughout the property, both inside and out, Savanna Gardens is a lovely setting for a magical wedding photoshoot. Features of the extensive facilities on site include:

  • Parking
  • Furniture rentals
  • An altar
  • Wheelchair access
  • A refrigerator

Services Offered

Savanna Gardens allows guests to choose from a number of packages to suit their needs. The venue caters to all stages of the wedding experience including engagement parties, bridal showers, elopements, and rehearsal dinners. Couples may choose an inclusive three-day weekend package, which incorporates setup and cleanup. Alternatively, for those seeking a more flexible arrangement, The Barn is available on an hourly rental basis from a minimum of three hours. The wedding party is free to use the venue as they desire for the duration of their rental.

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6 Reviews for Savanna Gardens

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Brianna Harrelson · Married on 07/25/2020

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    Wonderful!

    Savannah Gardens is an amazing and beautiful venue and the bridal suit to get ready in is adorable! The owners are so wonderful and kind and easy to talk to.

    Sent on 12/05/2020
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    Joshua Woods · Married on 09/14/2019

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    Beautiful Savanna Gardens - The Perfect Wedding Venue

    This beautiful venue is simply amazing! All of our guests were blown away by the venue, and the rustic setting of our wedding. Being able to have the venue for our rehearsal and dinner on Friday night, and our wedding and reception on Saturday night was perfect! You can really make the venue your own, and it has so many options available to make your ceremony and reception truly unique and special. It was absolutely perfect for us, and we wouldn't have changed a thing!

    Sent on 10/02/2019

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Savanna Gardens 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?
    $ 1500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • 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?
    $ 3500
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 3500
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Bridal Suite
    Parking
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    4
  • Describe your venue:
    Barn
    Garden
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • 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?
    Get Ready Rooms
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Altar/Arch
    Decor
    Furniture
    Lighting
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    May
    June
    September
    October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    March
    April
    November

Team of Savanna Gardens

Bobby  Semsen

Bobby Semsen

Owner

Hi,

I'm Bobby...

Savanna Gardens is a very special place to me. Our home is also on the property and I enjoy spending time in the garden and at the barn with my 4 daughters and my husband. John is a Landscape Contractor and our family has planted and landscaped the property since 2011. Its a place filled with love and many memories. My daughter Savanna who had Hydranencephaly spent her life here enjoying the barn and property. It brings joy to my heart seeing love, family and celebration here. I am reminded everyday of her love and how amazing she is. This place is more then a venue to me... its a tribute to my daughter and her amazing life here on earth.

Bobby

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Billy Watson

Billy Watson

Owner

This is my Mom Billy. She is one of my best friends and an amazing mother. We decided to start hosting weddings after years of having friends and family get married here. We have so much fun decorating and improving on the barn and garden. My Mom is naturally an amazing gardener and loves being here as much as i do. Our time spent together getting ready for events feels like a dream! We are silly and creative and we both love how every event here is unique. I feel honered to work side by side with this amazing MOM!

-Bobby

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  • 21161 Lyons Bald Mountain Road Sonora, CA, 95370 See on map
    209-270-6042 (Phone number)
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Savanna Gardens frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Savanna Gardens?

Savanna Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

What are the most important characteristics of Savanna Gardens in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Savanna Gardens for wedding events is known for:

  • Barn
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Savanna Gardens for wedding events?

Savanna Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Savanna Gardens offer?

Savanna Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Savanna Gardens offer for wedding events?

Savanna Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Savanna Gardens have available for wedding events?

Savanna Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Altar/Arch
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting

What percentage of users recommend Savanna Gardens and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Savanna Gardens is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.