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Kimball Hall at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Tiburon Wedding Venue
3 Bay View Avenue
Tiburon, California 94920

Contact: Facilities Coordinator
Phone: 415/435-4501
www.ststephenschurch.org
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Why We Like This Place

You can’t help but have an “Ah, yes!” reaction when you step onto the campus of Kimball Hall and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, nestled into a shady hillside on lush Belvedere Island.

As you enter, you walk through a beautiful fountain courtyard bounded on one side by the hall and on the other by the church. Planted with Japanese maples, camellias, ferns and rhododendrons, it’s an inviting and serene spot for mingling over cocktails or hosting an intimate al fresco ceremony or reception.

Most receptions and large events are held in Kimball Hall, a brilliantly designed space that makes you feel like you’re inside an exquisite, light-splashed wooden box. The floors are simple blond wood, the walls are softwood in varying shades, and the gently curved ceiling is trimmed with eye-pleasing lattice. Natural light passes through the courtyard-facing glass wall as well as the windows that overlook Belvedere Lagoon, Tiburon and Angel Island, giving the airy room an inner glow. With such an artfully conceived interior, the venue can accommodate any color palette. The hall opens onto the courtyard, which can provide additional seating for large receptions or a quiet place for guests to relax during your celebration. 

For a formal church ceremony, the sanctuary at St. Stephen’s is ideal. The soaring concrete columns and walls of its gothic architecture suggest a sacred space and eloquently convey a powerful—even tangible—sense of the Divine. A heavenly blue ceiling crowns the long, high nave, and slender vertical bands of stained glass filter sunlight down onto the church’s wooden altar. Hand-carved torchières holding votive candles line the aisle, softly lighting the way as the bride walks toward her groom. At the same time, music played on the massive pipe organ fills the building, long noted for its superb acoustics.

The hall, courtyard and church are a lovely combination of spaces that complement each other perfectly. From the pageantry and solemnity of the wedding ceremony to the festive dining and dancing that follow, everyone who celebrates with you here will remember the experience with pleasure.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 150
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 275
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 100

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 125

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The church holds up to 250 seated guests indoors. Please ask about requirements for use of the St. Stephen’s Church sanctuary.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Kimball Hall accommodates up to 150 seated guests or 120 with room for dancing. The courtyard provides additional seating for up to 60.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 125 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

A $1,000 deposit is required to book your date. The balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $1,500–$5,000 depending on the number of hours reserved and whether both the church and hall are rented.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: some provided or through caterer
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot, on street, limited
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: some provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: renter
View: garden patio, hills, lagoon, fountain
Other: grand piano, clergy on staff, pipe organ, event coordination

Site Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Hills
Lagoon/Pond

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Church/Chapel/Temple

Restrictions

Alcohol: BYO wine, beer or champagne
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required

Some Essential Info
Catering

BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, except the week before Easter and the week before Christmas. The church is available 11am–10pm except Thursdays (11–6pm) and Sundays (3pm–9pm).



Alternate Info: St Stevens Episcopal Church St. Stephen's Episcopal Church