Kohl Mansion, "The Oaks" 2750 Adeline Drive • Burlingame • California 94010


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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, cream-colored 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.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $10,750–18,750/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Guest count
  • The fee covers use of the property 9 hours on the wedding day, a 1-hour rehearsal, a dressing room, dance floor, and tables and chairs.

    Valet parking is required for guest counts over 250.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 300 300
Reception Seated 200 300
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.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list

Outside caterers must be approved, and incur a $2,000 fee.



A licensed bartender is required.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


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.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Private Estate
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: Select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: full
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
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: formal rose garden, manicured grounds, and lawn
Other: baby grand piano, children's room, coat check 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


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