Rockefeller Lodge • San Pablo • California 94806

Rockefeller Lodge

Address withheld to ensure privacy.
San Pablo, California 94806

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Have you always wanted to do something a bit different? Maybe have a Victorian theme in one room and French lace and balloons in another? Or perhaps treat your guests to milk and cookies baked on the spot? Whatever your fantasy, the lodge's proprietors would love the challenge of making your special event a reality.

Tucked within a quiet, treelined San Pablo neighborhood, the historic, two-acre garden lodge is named for famed industrialist John D. Rockefeller who purchased the property around the turn of the century and turned it into his private hunting lodge. The brown-shingled building and its spacious interior retain a rustic dignity, thanks to hardwood floors, hand-hewn ceiling beams, and a noteworthy fireplace: Rockefeller had it constructed of burnt bricks recovered from the 1906 earthquake. These days, receptions and company parties enjoy the venue's cozy comfort all year round.

During its illustrious past, the property had once been a Japanese Buddhist temple and the current owners, the Marshall family, have retained the retreat's fragrant, woodsy serenity. Indeed, it's the lush grounds that attract most wedding couples. Winding brick paths and wisteria-covered arbors invite leisurely strolls, and splashing fountains lull guests into relaxed contentment. Wedding ceremonies are held on a red-bricked patio, with the couple saying their vows in a gazebo framed by redwoods. A separate patio area can host the reception, or during warmer months why not dine in the twinkle-lit gardens beneath a moonlit sky?

With its diverse past, versatile rooms and enchanting grounds, the lodge can accommodate a wide range of creativity. As it turns out, the Marshalls also run Party Time Catering, so they're just the folks to help you pull it all together no matter what you envision.


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Intimate Micro-Wedding Packages

  • 2-hour event, with one additional hour available for $500
  • 30 guests, with additional guests up to 50 available for $10/person
  • Choice of indoor or outdoor ceremony site with white padded ceremony chairs, a podium, and sanitation station
  • Access to the bistro-lit grounds, a bridal suite, two patio heaters, and setup and cleanup
  • Optional add-ons include cake cutting service, champagne or sparkling cider toast, coffee & tea bar, and more

$1,000 Monday–Thursday | $1,500 Friday–Sunday

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Event duration
  • Monday–Thursday | 5-hour rental | $2,500
    Friday & Sunday | 8-hour rental | $4,000
    Saturday | 8-hour rental | $5,000

    Additional hours are $250/hour. Inquire for pricing on holidays and special dates.

Ceremony Fee
  • $3/person
  • Ceremony chairs are $3/person.

Meals (when priced separately)
  • $20–40/person
  • Buffets for over 100 guests range $19–40/person. Catering for 50 people, minimum, starts at $25/person.

Additional Info
  • There is an 18% service charge.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 140 270
Cocktails, etc. Standing 175 350
Reception Seated 140 270
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 140.

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The lodge and grounds accommodate 350 seated guests; the lodge alone holds 140 seated.

MEETING CAPACITY: The lodge seats up to 140 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info





Catering is provided in-house. Please contact the venue for details.


BYO with corkage fee

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 9am–11pm.

Venue Type

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

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Private Estate
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Private Home

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: 2 lots
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: landscaped grounds and waterfalls
Other: full event planning


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: BYO, service fee required
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK inside only, 4-piece band limit
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required when alcohol is served
Other: no rice or birdseed

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