Secret Garden Ceremonies • Aptos • CA 95003


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • Forested garden hideaway for intimate ceremonies and mini-receptions, with a waterfall, redwood grove, estate lawn--plus charming details like a Love Swing and ivy archway for romantic photos.
  • Enhance the enchantment with packages that include deluxe additions like a caring in-house Officiant, catering and stylish rentals.
  • Private estate lodging for 8 guests in a redwood cabin, plus room for camping, creates an exclusive retreat-like experience.


5% discount on ANY package booked from now until January 31, 2023!

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $1,875–8,725/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Time of year
    • Space reserved
    • Guest count
    • Event duration
    • Package chosen
    • Type of event
    • Ceremony sites include The Redwood Grove, The Rose Gazebo, The Waterfall, and more!
    • The Deluxe Ceremony Package includes extra details such as in-house Officiant, arch, house floral & drape, ceremony chairs, nonalcoholic beverage and more.
    • Extra time for a Lite Bites or Lunch Reception in the Redwood Grove or on the Estate Lawn can be added for a fee.
    • Friday and Sunday evening event with full dining may be available--please inquire for pricing.
    • The Intimate Wedding Retreat Package includes 3 nights lodging for 8 guests plus camping in a private redwood forest. Option to add on Catering Package by Sunny's Catering.
Additional Info
    • There is an option to hire the owner as your Officiant--she's caring, creative and experienced and can work with you to customize your ceremony. Please inquire.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 40
Cocktails, etc. Standing 0 50
Reception Seated 0 40
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 40.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Preferred list

Sunny's Catering offers an add-on catering package for up to 40 guests at an estimated cost of $4850 + tax/service charge, depending on menu selection.



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, weekends; can vary.

Venue Type

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

  • Garden
  • Barn
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Retreat
  • Private Home

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

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

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