Wildwood Acres 1055 Hunsaker Canyon Road • Lafayette • California 94549


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

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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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500–5,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
    • Event duration
Package Prices
  • $105–145/person
  • Complete catering packages include food, rentals, and ceremony and reception setup.

Additional Info
  • Midweek business functions start at $45/person and include breakfast, lunch, and non-alcoholic beverages.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 400
Reception Seated 150 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 150.

150 seated or 200 standing guests; the Outdoor Area holds up to 350 guests seated or 400 standing guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round: Sunday–Thursday, 7:30am–10pm; Friday, 7:30am–midnight; and Saturday, 7:30am–1:30am.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Retreat
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Inn / Lodge

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Canyon
  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills

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: indoor and outdoor provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: ample
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
Cleanup: provided
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
Insurance: required


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