Ralston White Retreat 2 El Capitan Avenue • Mill Valley • CA 94941


Ralston White Retreat

2 El Capitan Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Situated on a dreamy 43 acres along a slope of Mt. Tamalpais, this historic home is rooted in love: it was designed by one of San Francisco’s most prominent architects, Willis Polk, and was a gift from Ralston White to his bride, Ruth. Now, the property is a non-profit organization, so all funds received go straight towards the preservation and maintenance of this beloved retreat.
  • Hold your ceremony on the mansion’s heart-shaped lawn. While your guests enjoy cocktails, you can take photos on the lush redwood paths, followed by a celebration in the home’s inviting living room, or outdoors, in a grove beneath the stars.
  • The retreat can provide overnight accommodations for up to 35 guests, ranging from a self-contained apartment to private and semi-private rooms, nearly all of which offer lovely views of the surrounding forest.

Prices: What's this going to cost?


Rental Fee
  • $4,500–18,250/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Type of event
    • Overnight or day-use event

  • Because it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all rental fees go towards the preservation and maintenance of the Ralston White Retreat.

Capacity

Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 125
Cocktails, etc. Standing 125 125
Reception Seated 60 125
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 40.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info

Price

$ • $$

Catering

Preferred list
BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited

Availability

Year-round, 11am–midnight, overnight.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Inn / Lodge
  • Conference Center
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Mansion
  • Non-Profit
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Creek / River
  • Forest / Woods
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Waterfall

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