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Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks"

Burlingame Wedding Venue
2750 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, California 94010
Contact: Event Specialist
Phone: 650/762-1134 or 650/762-1137

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Why We Like This Place

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.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 200
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 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.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

To reserve your date, half the rental fee is due at the time of booking; the remainder is due 90 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $7,000–14,250 depending on the guest count and date of event. It covers an 8-hour minimum and includes a $500 refundable security deposit and a $500 setup fee.

Location Uses

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


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

Cleanup: caterer

View: San Francisco Bay and coastal hills

Other: baby grand piano, swimming pool, tennis courts, children's room, coatcheck room

Venue Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds
Pool Area

Venue Type

Historic/Landmark Building
Private Estate


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

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