Why You'll Love This Place
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Named after a forest described in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Ardenwood is a place where you travel back in time—ladies wear Victorian dresses on Historic Days, and the land still grows the kinds of crops it did 100 years ago.
Guests can stroll through the beautiful gardens that surround the Patterson Mansion, the impressive focal point of Ardenwood. Several areas are available for ceremonies and receptions, including an expansive lawn, complete with a white Victorian-style gazebo.
Evening receptions are especially magical, with glowing bistro lights strung over the tables and dance floor, and uplights highlighting the massive trees framing the reception garden. There's a custom-made bar, a wooden arbor lush with wisteria vines, and a border of planter boxes filled with sustainable lavender and succulents. Your guests will be wowed by Big Red, a towering redwood tree dating back to the early 1800s, while they admire you and your new spouse seated right in front of it at the head table.
Ardenwood's variety of gorgeous farm tables are locally sourced and made along with other décor that complements the venue's vintage, garden, and farm themes. Their Something Borrowed Collection also has several rentable items available in-house.
Lovely as it is for weddings, Ardenwood is just as wonderful for picnics. Reserve one of the Deer Park Picnic Areas for your company party or family reunion, and you’ll have exclusive use of it for the day. Your guests won’t be bored either: The long list of activities here includes softball, volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, giant jenga, ladder golf, and face painting. You can add a hosted game package - Ardenwood works with several local preferred vendors to provide facilitated games and team-building activities. The farm offers other special features, too, such as country kitchen demonstrations, antique farm displays, a blacksmith shop, the opportunity to feed farm animals, old-fashioned crafts, and Patterson House tours.
Ardenwood is open to the public during the day, so while your actual event site is private, you may see visitors strolling about outside your area prior to 4:30pm.
2022 New Year Deal - Book your wedding in 2022 & receive the staff-chauffered golf cart ($125 value) and the Citronella Candle Lantern Package ($100 value) complimentary as our gift to you!
Select Fridays & Sundays between April–October 2022 - Book your wedding with a discounted $15,000 venue minimum! Inquire for details.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- $4,000/event and up
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of day
- Time of year
- Space reserved
A ceremony & reception rental starts at $4,000 and includes:
- Eight-hour venue rental
- Ceremony setup, plus one-hour ceremony rehearsal
- Use of two dressing rooms
- Assorted tables & chairs
- On-site venue & event managers
Mandatory items that are an additional charge: catering & beverage service, bartenders, waitstaff, table linen, cloth napkins, day-of coordination & event management, parking attendants, and security staff (for evening events only).
- $2,200/event and up
The price noted is for a ceremony-only event. Ceremony chair rental is additional & mandatory.
Food & Beverage Minimum
- Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
Meals (when priced separately)
Service Charge or Gratuity
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 950.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Gazebo Area Lawn accommodates 200 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Pool Site Area holds 200 seated guests. For picnics, the Deer Park Picnic Area holds 50–1,200 guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The site accommodates 950 guests for corporate meetings/picnics.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Outdoor Reception
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$
BYO with corkage fee
The corkage fee for wine & champagne is $15/bottle.
April–October, weekends and weekday evenings only. Ceremony-only events are held 10am–2pm. Ceremonies with a reception may be held 3:30pm–11:30pm.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Ranch / Farm
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Landscaped Grounds
- Meadow / Fields
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