Why You'll Love This Place
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Commissioned by Frederick Kohl and his wife in 1912, the Kohl Mansion was built on 40 acres of oak woodlands in Burlingame. Kohl, heir to a shipping fortune, loved to entertain and created this grand estate to include a manor house, pool, rose garden, tennis courts, greenhouses, and a large carriage house. Now, decades later, the elegant rosebrick Tudor mansion is again available for parties, and has many inviting rooms for weddings, special events, business functions and picnics.
The wood-paneled Library features a large marble fireplace, bookcases and graceful French doors that open to a center courtyard. The room's Gothic bay window catches the light filtered through the oaks on the lawn just beyond. The sizable Great Hall, a copy of the Arlington Tudor Hall in Essex, England, was built for music and entertaining. Its very high ceiling, oak paneling and walnut floor create a fine acoustical setting for music. A lighter twin of the Library, the spacious and airy pale green Dining Room has delicate, pristine-white plaster relief on the walls and ceiling. This marvelous dining environment shares the Library's view of the oak-studded lawn through its own bay windows.
The Morning Room, with white lattice walls and a black-and-white marble floor, adds a touch of formality to the East Wing. It overlooks the English Rose Garden and surrounding manicured grounds, where guests can stroll over the lawn or sample hors d'oeuvres on the large terrace. The Kohl Mansion is, indeed, a fabulous facility for anyone planning a stylish event.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
- Guest count
The rental fee covers an 8-hour minimum and includes a refundable $500 security deposit and a $500 setup fee, as well as tables and chairs.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200|
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Various rooms in the mansion hold 50–200 seated and 75–300 standing guests. The patio and lawn areas each accommodate 300 seated or standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 50–200 seated guests.
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events, Parties
- Business Functions/Meetings
- Rehearsal Dinners
$$ • $$$
A licensed bartender is required.
From mid-August through June, parties and special events are held after 3pm on weekdays, and anytime on Saturday and Sunday. July through mid-August, every day, anytime. Meetings can be held year-round, time frames subject to availability.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Historic/Landmark Building
- Private Estate
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Fountain/Water Feature
- Garden Patio/Courtyard
- Landscaped Grounds
- Pool Area
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: full
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: podium, stage
Parking: large lots, valet required for over 200 guests
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: no
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BYO
View: San Francisco Bay and coastal hills
Other: baby grand piano, swimming pool, tennis courts, children's room, coatcheck room
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: BYO, licensed bartender required
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors, acoustic only outdoors; time restrictions vary depending on the day of the week; sound check required hourly
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required or CBA for a small fee