San Geronimo Wedding Venue
5800 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard
San Geronimo, California 94963
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The nine-mile drive west from Highway 101 to San Geronimo Golf Course is much like passing through the stages of a visit to a good spa. You start out jangled from jousting with traffic, then drop into Sir Francis Drake Boulevard’s slightly less hectic pace. By the time you reach Fairfax, you’re enjoying the wooded hills and small-town charm. Five minutes later, as you climb over White Hill summit into the San Geronimo Valley, your cares have practically evaporated—you’re too busy looking at the valley’s cow pastures, fir forests and brawny hills.
Your destination is the inviting clubhouse at San Geronimo Golf Course, a two-story structure rising above the greens on a flagstone-dressed base. It’s been a wedding site for over 40 years, and it’s easy to see why: People love San Geronimo’s surroundings and beautiful light. Whether the day is sunny, foggy or rainy, the southern light here pours through the clubhouse’s big picture windows in abundance. At night, the building is a blaze of brightness against the rural valley’s velvet darkness.
With five event spaces to choose from, San Geronimo is sure to have one that’s right for you. The main reception area is on the second-floor adjacent to the bar/restaurant, which boasts a large copper fireplace. With its floor-to-ceiling windows, the space looks out onto the golf course and across the valley to a high wooded ridge. The ceiling and window moldings are finished in white, while the carpeting is medium green with gold and crimson mottling. The sum effect is a light-loving, sun-splashed place. Just outside, a grassy area by the main walkway can be set up with an arch and chairs for an outdoor ceremony.
San Geronimo caters all events here and their catering ability is one of the facility’s biggest draws. An unflappable staff can handle any contingency or conceivable menu request—everything from pretzels and hot dogs to French champagne and custom-made gravlax. Also, the Executive Chef understands what an important role the cuisine plays in your event, so he personally prepares all the meals to make sure that your guests’ dining experience is perfect.
Beyond its culinary expertise, San Geronimo is proud of its staff’s communication skills and accommodating ways. They take the time you need to feel relaxed and listened to when discussing what you want at your wedding, and they provide a personal Wedding Coordinator to be with you every step of the way. They’re also flexible about matters like scheduling, allowing people to come on site early to decorate and then celebrate well into the night. “San Geronimo’s real niche,” says the Executive Chef, “is our willingness to adjust to people’s needs.”
The venue’s policy of full disclosure means that all expenses are included in wedding estimates—food, drinks, taxes and gratuities. Because the figures are real numbers and not negotiating ploys, this facility wins over its fair share of “tire kickers.”
As you’ve probably guessed by now, San Geronimo isn’t some posh, old-money country club. It’s a bright place in Marin County’s green heart that comes with an open attitude, an award-winning kitchen and a 40-year-old tradition of service.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The lawn holds 500 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Clubhouse holds 250 seated or 350 standing guests.
A $250–1,000 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date, the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event. Rental fees range $500–5,000, depending on number of guests and type of event. Meals start at $20/person; tax, beverages and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided indoors and for outside ceremonies
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra charge
Parking: large lot, complimentary
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: access only
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: grill CBA
View: San Geronimo Valley, fairways, creeks
Other: wedding/event coordinator
Golf Course Fairways
Golf Course/Golf Clubhouse
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK indoors and outdoors until 10pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 6am–2am.