The Outdoor Art Club 1 West Blithedale Avenue • Mill Valley • California 94942
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Why You'll Love This Place
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The Outdoor Art Club, located in the heart of downtown Mill Valley, is one of Marin’s favorite (and most sought-after) event spots. You enter through a quaint, arched gate into a restful garden patio area that immediately removes you from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A sprawling native oak tree provides a leafy canopy to the lovely, large wedding garden. Guests can mingle informally under the oak with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, or they can be seated in the wedding garden for a ceremony. Annuals, perennials and an abundance of shrubbery around two sides of the wedding garden add to the feeling of serenity.
The clubhouse, which borders two sides of the wedding garden, is a charmer with a capital “C”. Designed in 1904 by Bernard Maybeck, this classic Arts and Crafts structure has a rustic brown-shingled exterior, multipaned windows and multiple sets of French doors that bring the outside in when they’re all opened. The interior is spacious, with a beamed vaulted ceiling, hardwood floor and raised stage along one end, perfect for a head table or band setup. The Sun Porch, which is suitable for the cake table or buffets, is a smaller space with two sets of French doors opening out onto a wide deck behind the clubhouse. The deck, surrounded by Redwood trees, leads to the shaded wedding garden.
The wedding garden is the optimal spot for a wedding ceremony. Guests can be seated in rows here, while the couple say their vows in front of a backdrop of dense Redwood trees. It’s no mystery why the Outdoor Art Club is so popular—it has an Old World appeal that’s hard to resist.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
Venue rental fees can include:
- Exclusive use of the selected ceremony and reception space
- Tables, chairs, and onsite furnishings
- Getting-ready suites and a Catering Kitchen
- Setup and teardown services
- And more!
A $1,500 refundable security deposit and proof of additional insurance are also required.
Pricing in 2024 will range $6,000-7,000.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 120.|
With a variety of event spaces, this venue can accommodate both large parties and intimate guest counts.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Elopement Packages
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$
Couples must select from a list of approved caterers with no exceptions.
Weekends only: Friday and Saturday 10am–11pm; Sunday 10am–10pm. A guided tour is required before renting the facility; to schedule a tour, make a reservation on the club's website.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Historic / Landmark Building
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Club
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: choose from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided for 140
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO, or through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: on-street only
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: not allowed
Music: moderately amplified OK inside until 10:30pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and 9:30pm on Sundays; volume limits
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required, extra charge
Other: decorations require prior approval; no candles allowed
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