Lafayette Wedding Venue
1055 Hunsaker Canyon Road
Lafayette, California 94549
It’s hard to believe, as you drive through the suburban sprawl that makes up most of Contra Costa County, that a rustic jewel like Wildwood Acres could exist here. Nestled in a wooded canyon only five miles from downtown Lafayette, it’s suitable for a wide variety of events. Whether you’re planning a country-style reception, family reunion, or frothy Victorian wedding with picture hats and parasols, Wildwood Acres can magically transform itself into the ideal venue.
The indoor facility is a 2,000- square-foot lodge with warm decorative flooring and a 60-foot garden mural. Open-beamed ceilings, Oriental rugs, and a stone fireplace with benches on either side make the room cozy. And, there’s even a full-service bar. This would be an especially nice area for a Christmas party, an intimate wedding or other winter event.
The outdoor facilities, however, are what make Wildwood Acres so special. If you’re getting married here, there’s a lovely ceremony site up on a hill in a fern grotto, deep in a grove of towering bay trees and bigleaf maples. Exchange vows on a stone platform in one corner while your guests, seated in the adjacent open area, savor their surroundings. Afterwards, have your reception on two terraces, shaded by a natural canopy of alder and maple trees. A redwood gazebo houses the band, and there’s plenty of room to kick up your heels on the sunken dance floor. All around, pottery urns overflowing with impatiens and ferns add spots of color, and winding paths lead to shady nooks containing wrought-iron or wooden benches.
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Lodge holds 165 seated or 250 standing guests; the Outdoor Area holds up to 400 guests seated or standing.
Facility rental fees are $80–600/hour depending on the day of the week and time of year. Complete catering packages, which include food, beer, wine, sparkling wine and setup, start at $85/person. Tax and an 18% service charge are additional.
Midweek business functions start at $36/person and include breakfast, lunch and nonalcoholic beverages. Tax and an 18% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: indoor and outdoor provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: calling cards OK
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: canyon, gardens
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
Year-round, daily, 7:30am–midnight.
Alternate Info: Wild Wood Acres