Why You'll Love This Place
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It’s hard to believe, as you drive through the suburbs of Contra Costa County, that a rustic jewel like Wildwood Acres could exist here. Nestled in a wooded canyon only five miles from downtown Lafayette, this garden hideaway can accommodate a wide variety of events. Whether you’re planning a country-style reception, family reunion, or frothy Victorian wedding with picture hats and parasols, Wildwood Acres can magically transform itself into the ideal venue.
The outdoor event spaces are what make Wildwood Acres so special. If you’re getting married here, there’s a lovely ceremony site up on a hill in a fern grotto, deep in a grove of towering bay trees and big-leaf maples. Exchange vows on a stone platform in one corner while your guests, seated in the adjacent open area, savor their surroundings.
Afterwards, have your reception on two terraces, shaded by a natural canopy of alder and maple trees. A redwood gazebo houses the band, and there’s plenty of room to kick up your heels on the sunken dance floor. All around, pottery urns overflowing with impatiens and ferns add spots of color, and winding paths lead to shady nooks containing wrought-iron or wooden benches.
Planning an indoor celebration? The 2,000-square-foot lodge features warm decorative flooring and a wall of windows framing a view of the garden. An open-beamed ceiling, Oriental rugs, and a stone fireplace with benches on either side make the room cozy. There’s even a full-service bar! This would be the perfect place to host an intimate wedding, Christmas party, or other winter event.
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Now through December 2023.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
- Event duration
Complete catering packages include food, alcohol, rentals, and ceremony and reception setup.
Service Charge or Gratuity
Midweek business functions start at $45/person and include breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.|
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Lodge accommodates
150 seated or 200 standing guests; the Outdoor Area holds up to 350 guests seated or 400 standing guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$ • $$$
Year-round: Sunday–Thursday, 7:30am–10pm; Friday, 7:30am–midnight; and Saturday, 7:30am–1:30am.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Inn / Lodge
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Fountain / Water Feature
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: indoor and outdoor provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: canyon, gardens
Other: event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
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