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 outdoor 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.
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.
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, social and business 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.
32 Reviews for The Gardens at Heather Farm
Recommended by 91% of couples
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
Vessy Ivanova · Married on 10/02/2020
Wish we could have had our wedding here!
We had booked the Gardens at Heather Farm for our wedding in May of 2020, but unfortunately had to cancel everything due to COVID. However, I wanted to write a review because working with everyone at the Gardens was a joy. They were always quick to respond, very professional and informative, and super sweet. They even gave us a full refund of our booking when we had to cancel, so we really appreciate that! The venue itself is a true gem. So beautiful!Sent on 12/29/2020
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! :)
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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.