Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace 18001 Yorba Linda Boulevard • Yorba Linda • CA 92886


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

It’s not often that the birthplace of a former president qualifies as an event site, but this one does in a big way. Its classically styled buildings and nine acres of gardens create a serene and stately backdrop for any celebration. A long reflecting pool is bordered by flower beds blooming with color year-round, and the terraced areas of the formal gardens are interspersed with manicured deep green lawns. Your ceremony setup can customized to honor all of your traditions, whether you're getting married under a chuppah, a mandap, or something else!

Needless to say, the Library’s meticulously landscaped grounds and colonnaded walkways offer countless photo opportunities. One of them is the delicate, steepled white gazebo that was used for Tricia Nixon’s 1971 wedding in the White House Rose Garden.

The gardens are also a sublime spot for post-ceremony cocktails. Guests can sip champagne while admiring their lovely surroundings, and if the timing is just right, they’ll be treated to a beautiful bonus—a technicolor sunset that’s reflected on the pool’s calm surface.

Receptions are held in a stunning replica of the White House East Room. Great attention has been paid to every detail: intricate plasterwork and molding throughout; formally draped floor-to-ceiling windows; decorative fireplaces; and a gleaming parquet floor. The room’s most arresting feature, however, is the trio of exquisite crystal chandeliers suspended from the twenty-foot ceiling. When these lights are sparkling over a roomful of elegantly set tables—complete with gold Versailles chairs—the effect is truly breathtaking.

Additional options include the indoor theater (where one couple celebrating their anniversary showed home movies), and docent-led tours of the library’s exhibits. An event specialist will help you plan your wedding and choose from among local florists, photographers, entertainers and other vendors.

This facility is so much more than just a presidential library. With its gorgeous gardens and interior spaces, it’s a place fit for a presidential wedding.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Package Prices
  • $4,500–13,500/event
  • Package prices vary depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The venue rental package includes:

    For your ceremony:

    • Pat Nixon Amphitheater Lawn and Gardens
    • White cushioned chairs (including setup & breakdown)
    • Two dressing rooms
    • Use of the Rose Garden for wedding photos and engagement photos
    • And more!

    For your reception:

    • The stunning White House East Room
    • Cocktail, banquet, and display tables, gold Versailles chairs, and a parquet wood dance floor
    • Event staff and security for up to 300 guests
    • Convenient parking (valet is not required)
    • And more!
Additional Info
  • A $750 administrative fee is additional.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 450 400
Cocktails, etc. Standing 450 400
Reception Seated 400 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 400.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Rose Garden holds 350–400 seated or standing guests; the East Room holds up to 450 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The East Room holds 400 seated with a dance floor; the Gardens can accommodate 200 seated with a dance floor.

MEETING CAPACITY: Several areas accommodate 20–450 seated guests, indoors or outdoors.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, contingent upon the Library’s schedule of activities.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Museum
  • Private Estate
  • Private Home
  • Unique
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Pool Area

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: select from exclusive list
Kitchen Facilities: full catering kitchen
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: CBA
Dance Floor: parquet wood floor
Bride’s Dressing Area: private room
View: Rose Garden and stunning reflecting pool
Meeting Equipment: podium, microphone, screen, projector
Parking: large lot with free parking
Accommodations: local hotel available, no onsite guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: Garden ambient lighting
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: through caterer, full catering kitchen on site
Cleanup: caterer
Other: ice sculptures, special décor and lighting


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: provided by licensed caterer
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified outdoors after 10pm is limited, but indoors is not limited
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: required, CBA


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