Nestled in the idyllic landscape of Walnut Creek, California is The Gardens at Heather Farm, a public garden, center, and wedding venue. With the cascade of Mount Diablo in the background and thousands of flowers blanketing the garden, the locale is full of romance and charm. Located in the San Francisco Bay area, here you can celebrate with loved ones in the grandeur of nature.
Facilities and Capacity
At The Gardens at Heather Farm, there are six acres of sprawling gardens featuring an array of plants and mountain vistas. For your wedding, you can choose between indoor and outdoor locations. The gardens are maintained year-round, so you can celebrate your nuptials in any season. In the Gazebo or on the Meadow Lawn you can hold your ceremony amongst the blooming flowers and timeless architecture of the garden. Up to 150 people can be accommodated in either of these places. Receptions can then move to the Camellia Room or onto the Patio & Pavilion. The patio features a bar area that your caterer of choice can use to serve food and drink for your special day. Inside the Camellia Room, you will find rows and rows of windows and a richly colored hardwood floor. The spacious hall also has access to a dressing room and a kitchen that can be used by your caterer for final preparations of your event’s dishes. This event room works for gatherings of up to 150 people. Throughout the property, there is ample opportunity for personalizing your chosen event space or spaces.
Throughout the process of coordinating your wedding, the staff of The Gardens at Heather Farm seek to help you keep planning on track. They actively discuss with you and your chosen vendors to keep communication flowing. The team at the garden can also make suggestions for vendors. During your event, an employee of the garden is also present to help you with your use of the building and site.
The Gardens at Heather Farm is driven to enliven its community by protecting the natural beauty of the environment and making that beauty accessible. The nonprofit provides courses for individuals of all ages and possesses multiple areas that can be used for both cultural and special events. The garden itself was founded in the late 1960s with the aim of helping people reconnect with nature. Both a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a Certified Green Business, the property and organization that supports it is run by both staff and volunteers.
31 Reviews for The Gardens at Heather Farm
Recommended by 91% of couples
Fang Chen · Married on 11/17/2019
Beautiful, elegant, rustic, intimate
I would highly recommend The Gardens at Heather Farm to anyone, especially those who want an intimate, rustic, elegant, and most importantly, beautiful wedding.Sent on 12/19/2019
The venue is spacious. It has roughly three levels: a lower level rose garden and gazebo area (most couples use the gazebo area for the ceremony), a middle level patio/cocktail area, and upper level reception hall. Amazingly, it provides a cozy/intimate vibe at the same time, which is exactly what me and my husband were looking for.
The staff here are amazing. Rebecca and Jenn are both caring and passionate about their work. They were also very responsive during the entire process and answered our questions promptly.
Since we had a November wedding, we were quite worried about the weather. Rebecca and Jenn explained the rain contingency plans thoroughly and put our minds at ease. It turned out beautifully on our wedding day - and surprisingly, the roses were still in full blossom, which was a big bonus to us.
We visited the venue multiple times through different seasons (summer, fall, winter) before our wedding, and each time we visited it, we fell in love with it a little more.
The Gardens at Heather Farm's reply:Thank you so much for your review, Fang! It was a pleasure sharing your wedding day with you and we wish you both the very best! :)
Alona Frenilei Batulan · Married on 09/15/2019
Beautiful and elegant location.
When it’s time to decide for our wedding venue, I tried browsing online to see pictures of possible places that we might like. The Gardens at Heather Farms was the first thing that we saw and to be honest, we didn’t really looked somewhere else anymore because the pictures of this place online were all pretty. Me and my fiancé immediately went there the next day and we knew from that very moment that this is going to be the place our wedding will take place. The ambiance was very romantic and serene which are perfect for our wedding. Rebecca helped us and toured us around the place and she was very helpful and knowledgeable. She was suggesting a lot of things which gave us ideas on what we should do on our wedding day. We Did our ceremony at the gazebo and the reception at the Camella hall. Our guests were all saying that our venue was so beautiful which proves that we made the right choice. We love the Gardens and we highly recommend it!Sent on 10/14/2019
Kelly · Married on 10/20/2018
Elegant and Affordable: A dream venue
This place is a fairy tale and the absolute best venue to have your wedding. From their incredible staff (Rebecca is amazing) to the stunning garden full of every flower imagable, to the stunning backdrop, this is the perfect place to start the rest of your lives together. We didn’t live in Walnut Creek when we booked the venue and Rebecca spoke to us on the phone for about an hour easing any concern and answering every question we had with kindness and care. She was so on top of communication and every detail we hadn’t considered. She even recommended a phenomenal florist for us (Sweetness and Light), based on my personality, who we simply adored.. The Gardens at Heather Farms is one of the most stunning places I have ever seen, with an exceptional staff, and a gorgeous venue, this is hands down one of the best affordable and elegant Bay Area finds. Book now, while there is still space available.Sent on 12/10/2018
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One of the best ceremony venues in all the Bay Area. The Rose Garden is quite the place for a wedding.
Lovely! The Gardens at Heather Farm provides stunning views, beautiful lush gardens, and reliable communication with the rentals staff. The Gardens at Heather Farm is a gem in the East Bay. And an amazing place for gorgeous wedding photos!
The Gardens at Heather Farms is sooooo beautiful! We love to work events there. The outdoor gardens are just perfect for any event. So many areas to take pictures , tons of beautiful and colorful flowers. The indoor reception room views the gardens from its huge windows and upper patio. The onsite staff is so friendly and helpful. We cater many wedding events at this location and by far a favorite.