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Sherman Library and Gardens

Corona del Mar, CA View map
4.0 out of 5 rating
4 reviews
Up to 160 guests

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Up to 160 guests

Sherman Library & Gardens is a beautiful botanical setting for a picture perfect garden wedding. The 2.2 acre botanical wonderland, surrounded by early California architecture, is located in the heart of Corona del Mar, California.

Wide brick walkways wind throughout the grounds with bubbling tile fountains and flower beds abundant with seasonal color. The tropical conservatory, housing bromeliads, orchids, ferns, and a koi pond is a beautiful backdrop for photos.

Walk down the aisle in the enchanting Tea Garden with hanging baskets radiating seasonal color, or tie the knot underneath a stately 82-year old California pepper tree. The Pepper Tree Patio, shaded by a large and delicate leafed pepper tree, is an enchanting spot for serving beverages and appetizers after the ceremony. The pepper tree is adorned with market lights throughout its branches. After dark, it's just one of many magical spots throughout Sherman Gardens.

For indoor receptions, Sherman Gardens offers the Central Patio Room, a space reminiscent of early California architecture, with a cathedral ceiling, gray wood beams, and skylights. A large brick fireplace and terracotta tiled floors create a warm and cozy atmosphere. On a warm evening, the French doors that line the perimeter of the room can be opened, allowing the party to overflow onto the covered terrace, adjacent to the Central Garden.

Exclusive use of Sherman Gardens lets you create the wedding of your dreams.

Hours: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Capacity: 150

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?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$3,000

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?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$3,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Clean Up
Event Planning
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?

$40

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

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Limited Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

160

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Cake
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Stations
Tastings

What event items are available?

Chairs
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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    Hisham A. Married on 08/11/2018
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    Amazing place and magical for our wedding everyone enjoyed the beautiful scene.
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    Alison Married on 05/25/2014
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    I had envisioned myself marrying my boyfriend at in these gardens for years, so I was so happy that we were able to get married here! Every garden is beautiful. They're well-maintained and show how personal the care is. The women who were in charge of booking the space and coordinating the event were nice, but very hands-off. I spoke to one on the phone, but didn't realize there would be two (or any) coordinators onsite until the rehearsal. I assumed we'd only deal with the catering manager and whichever staff was around. In the future, this should be made clear to people ahead of time. I took away 1 star because of the miscommunication. The venue is also expensive- you have to have a certain level of membership in order to book the venue. The catering (I'll review them separately) was sneakily expensive, but the food was great. It was all worth it, but having a wedding here requires a lot of money!!
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    Pam Married on 07/27/2014
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    Sherman Gardens is a lovely place to get married in Orange County. My now-husband and I have lived in Newport Beach for a few years now, and because this area means so much to us, we knew we wanted to get married locally. We wanted something outdoors, but sill protected from the elements in case the weather didn't cooperate. Privacy was also an important element, as I did not want crowds of people overlooking our special moment. Sherman Gardens certainly allowed us the beauty of the outdoors, with protection from the elements, in a "secret garden" atmosphere. I loved that it was secluded and enclosed, making the entire gardens feel like ours for the evening. The guests really enjoyed the experience as well.

    Stefanie was very helpful during the planning process, and Christina was a big help on day-of.

    The gardens offers a very unique and beautiful backdrop to your special day, I highly recommend it - and you will always have a very lovely place for an "Anniversary Brunch!"
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2647 East Coast Hwy Corona del Mar, CA, 92625
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Sherman Library and Gardens frequently asked questions

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

Sherman Library and Gardens includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Sherman Library and Gardens, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Sherman Library and Gardens includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Server(s)

At Sherman Library and Gardens, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Sherman Library and Gardens includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar

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

The space offered by Sherman Library and Gardens for wedding events is known for:
  • Garden
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Sherman Library and Gardens for wedding events?

Sherman Library and Gardens offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Sherman Library and Gardens offer?

Sherman Library and Gardens offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Sherman Library and Gardens offer for wedding events?

Sherman Library and Gardens offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Cake
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Set Up

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

Sherman Library and Gardens offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Tables

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

Sherman Library and Gardens is recommended by 75% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4 in average response time, 4 in professionalism, 4 in value, 3.9 in quality of service and 3.9 in flexibility.

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