The Gardens at Heather Farm

1540 Marchbanks Dr., Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Gardens at Heather Farm

Nestled in the idyllic landscape of Walnut Creek, in California's San Francisco Bay Area is The Gardens at Heather Farm, a public garden, education center, and award-winning wedding venue. With six acres of enchanting indoor and outdoors spaces, this premier garden venue has been a perfect place to say "I do" for over 35 years.

Facilities and Capacity

The Gardens' philosophy this this: One wedding, one venue. Share your special day with friends and family enjoying the beauty of nature. Have your outdoor ceremony in our lush garden at the classic, vine-covered Gazebo or the expansive Meadow Lawn. Take unforgettably romantic photos in the Cowden Rose Garden surrounded by thousands of colorful flowers from spring through fall. Cocktail hour is the perfect time to relax at the outdoor Patio & Pavilion with drinks and appetizers in hand. An elegant and fun reception awaits you and your guests, as you dine and dance the night away in the spacious Camellia Room banquet hall. At every spot along the way, you're never without an insipriring view of the lush natural lanscapes around you. The venue accommodates up to 150 guests and provides plenty of opportunities for your special wedding designs and customizations at all times of year.

Services Offered

An experienced team of event professionals will work directly with you throughout the planning process to ensure a successful event. Ceremony and reception furniture come included in your rental package, and the venue staff provides assistance with logistics and sourcing vendors. On your event day, a member the venue's events team will be on hand to assist with site needs.

History

The Gardens at Heather Farm is a cherished community resource dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural world. The nonprofit organization managing the venue offers educational programs for individuals of all ages and provides a variety of spaces for cultural and special events. The nonprofit was founded in the late 1960s by a group of garden enthusiasts and the facility officially opened in 1983. Both a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a Certified Green Business, The Gardens is supported by charitable gifts and program fees and is run by a dedicated group of staff and volunteers.

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Ready for guests to arrive, Erica Vernis Photography
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All set for a reception, Elina Rose Photography
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Drapery and decor, Stephanie Fishbein Photography
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Among the roses, Elina Rose Photography
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Under the shade of trees, Que Bonita Photography
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Flower centerpieces, Torrey Fox Photography
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Among the daffodils, Orbie Pullen Photography
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Green backdrop for photos, Anna Hogan Photography
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Tables set for loved ones, Stephanie Fishbein Photography
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Portrait on a brick path, Ditto Dianto Photography
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A dip while dancing, Lily & Lime Photography
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Rose backdrop, Onelove photography
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Lighting and decor, Olivia Smartt Photography
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31 Reviews for The Gardens at Heather Farm

Recommended by 91% of couples


4.6 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.7
  • Flexibility 4.2
  • Value 4.5
  • Average response time 4.6
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    Alona Frenilei Batulan · Married on 09/15/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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
  • K

    Kelly · Married on 10/20/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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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The Gardens at Heather Farm Pricing

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The Gardens at Heather Farm 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?
    $ 2900.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 2100.00
  • 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?
    $ 1000.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 1000.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    5
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Park
  • 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
  • What event services do you offer?
    Clean Up
    Event Rentals
    Get Ready Rooms
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Furniture
    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

14 Endorsements

  • Magic Entertainment Wedding DJs

    One of the best ceremony venues in all the Bay Area. The Rose Garden is quite the place for a wedding.

  • Touch Of Honey Photography Wedding Photographers

    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!

  • Elegant Occasions Catering Wedding Caterers

    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.

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  • 1540 Marchbanks Dr. Walnut Creek, CA, 94598 See on map
    925-290-6470 (Phone number)
    Location of (The Gardens at Heather Farm)