Why We Like This Place
Take note! If you’re looking for an exceptional East Bay outdoor wedding spot, you must see this facility. Scott’s Gardens is a site that could be aptly described as an urban oasis. Situated in the heart of Walnut Creek’s retail district, Scott’s has spared no expense to transform a small hillside into a brick-walled, multi-terraced courtyard garden with a conservatory cover. If you’re worried about the weather, don’t fret—during November through April, the garden is totally glass-enclosed and heated to keep your guests comfortable.
Under the broad canopy of a 400-year-old oak tree (the site’s centerpiece) you’ll find amenities such as designer wood benches and sizable free-standing umbrellas, in addition to lush landscaping. Of special interest are a green lattice aviary, several fountains and an antique water wheel. Observe the details here. All of the terraces are paved with slate, and even the outdoor bar and indoor dressing room feature marble counters. The latter is one of the best bride’s dressing rooms we’ve seen, with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a well-lit makeup area. At the topmost terrace, you’ll find a back stairway leading to Scott’s Restaurant, where there’s another outdoor patio for evening rehearsal dinners and small weekend receptions. Inside the restaurant, additional private and semiprivate rooms are available for parties.
Max. Seated Indoors: 200
Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
Max. Seated Indoors: 140
Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
Max. Standing Indoors: 300
Max. Standing Outdoors: 200
|Max. Seated: 120|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Garden holds up to 200 seated or standing guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Garden accommodates a maximum of 140 seated guests, or 300 for a standing reception.
MEETING CAPACITY: Several spaces hold 32–120 seated guests.
Fees & Deposits
A deposit is required to secure your date and the balance is due prior to the event. The rental fee on Saturday ranges $500–1,000; Sunday and Friday rates range $350–500. There is an additional ceremony fee of $250 for the outdoor terrace or $500 for the indoor garden. Rental includes tables, Chiavari chairs, linens and serviceware. Menu offerings start at $33/person with additional costs for hors d’oeuvres and cake. Alcohol, tax and service fees are additional.
Year-round, daily, 8am–4pm or 6pm–midnight.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided, no BYO
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Site ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
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