Piedmont Wedding Venue
400 Highland Avenue
Piedmont, California 94611
You’ll see the landmark bell tower of the beautiful Piedmont Community Church long before you arrive. Gleaming in the sunlight, the ivory-colored Mission-style building looks a bit like a wedding cake, set atop an ivy- and flower-covered rise overlooking the prosperous community that gives the venue its name.
An extensive renovation prior to the church’s 100th-year anniversary added numerous features, making the facilities here even more guest-friendly. You can enter through a number of private and public stairways, ramps and drives, all of which lead to an expansive, landscaped inner courtyard that radiates around a colorful central fountain. This is, of course, the perfect place for an outdoor ceremony roofed in blue sky and skirted in blossoms. But you might want to use this area and the upper courtyard that surrounds it for music and cocktails, and instead get married in the church itself.
Nothing will prepare those attending for the regal ambiance within. Plush royal-blue carpet, dark pews cushioned in velvet, a lustrous, carved-beam ceiling, and two walls of stained-glass windows with floral motifs in brilliant, jewel colors evoke an Old World opulence. Couples tie the knot at an altar fit for a king and queen, beneath a rotunda brightened with lofty stained-glass windows. The church comes with a fabulous pipe organ hidden behind one altar wall, an organist, and acoustics that will naturally amplify even a whispered “I do.” There are also separate spaces for the couple to get ready: the lounge-like Altar Guild Room for the groom; and a comfortable salon with mirrors, bathroom, vanity, private entrance and more for the bride and her retinue.
Across the courtyard, the welcoming Guild Hall provides a perfectly grand setting for a celebration of any kind. The beamed ceiling soars overhead, hardwood floors gleam golden, and pale sage-colored walls exude an embracing calm. Enormous windows can be left open on sunny days, and there’s a generous stage for musicians. Another plus: a spacious commercial-quality kitchen that will surely please your caterer. Like the other structures on the property, Guild Hall has a private entrance, landscaped outdoor seating areas, and is flanked by graceful colonnades.
If your party is very large or very small, you may want to use the Clara Barton and Doris Murdock Rooms. Both open to the upper courtyard and provide parlor-like space for a guest lounge, additional buffet tables or a quieter, more intimate gathering. Panel doors separate the two rooms so that they can be used individually or together.
Sound heavenly? It is—especially when glasses are raised, toasts are made and the church bells chime for you.
CEREMONY Capacity: The sanctuary holds 300 seated guests. The outdoor area holds 100 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Guild Hall can accommodate up to 200 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meetings do not take place at this facility.
A deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 30 days prior. Rental fees range $1,750–3,950 depending on the space rented, the length of your rental, and whether or not you are a Piedmont Community Church member. Fees include clergy on staff, organist, complimentary event coordination for the rehearsal and ceremony, fireplace, grand piano, a variety of tables and chairs.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: CBA or through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: n/a
Parking: on street
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: none
View: fountain, garden, landscaped grounds
Other: grand piano, clergy on staff, complimentary rehearsal and ceremony coordination
Smoking: not allowed anywhere on the premises
Music: amplified OK indoors with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, call for details.
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