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The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek, CA View map Visit website
4.6 out of 5 rating
37 reviews
Up to 150 guests

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Up to 150 guests

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.

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, 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.

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?

$3,500

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

$2,500

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?

$1,500

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

$1,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

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
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37 Reviews

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Recommended by 93% of couples
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    4.6 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.4 out of 5 rating

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    Alissa G. Married on 06/01/2021
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    Beautiful Venue and Experience

    We originally booked the Gardens for October 2020, but due to Covid needed to reschedule. The venue was very gracious and found us a new date with no issues regarding payment. All the coordinators we communicated with were wonderful about responding to any questions we had. My husband and I along with our guests. felt very safe with their Covid guidelines

    As luck would have it our new wedding date was the Sunday of intense rain so all of our outdoors planned had to be scrapped and everything moved inside. The venue was helpful with making suggestions about the ceremony and where things could be placed in regards to decor.

    A big thanks to the venue for being such a big part of our day!
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    Jennifer N. Married on 11/22/2020
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    The Perfect Venue

    I cannot give The Gardens enough praise for being absolutely flexible when it came to planning my wedding. The outdoor space is absolutely amazing no matter what time of year and I am in love with my photos. Although I was unable to use the indoor space due to COVID, it is also lovely and one of the main reasons I chose this venue. Rebecca was fantastic and was a valuable resource during planning. I am so thankful that The Gardens were flexible when I had to downsize our wedding and applaud them for being so on top of everything. Thank you again, Rebecca!
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Magic Entertainment 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 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 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
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The Gardens at Heather Farm frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Gardens at Heather Farm?

The Gardens at Heather Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of The Gardens at Heather Farm in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Gardens at Heather Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Garden
  • Park

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Gardens at Heather Farm for wedding events?

The Gardens at Heather Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does The Gardens at Heather Farm offer?

The Gardens at Heather Farm offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does The Gardens at Heather Farm offer for wedding events?

The Gardens at Heather Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Gardens at Heather Farm have available for wedding events?

The Gardens at Heather Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Gardens at Heather Farm and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Gardens at Heather Farm is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.6 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in professionalism, 4.7 in quality of service, 4.7 in average response time, 4.6 in value and 4.4 in flexibility.

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