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Brownstone Gardens

Oakley , CA
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LOCATION

91 Brownstone Rd
Oakley, CA US 94561 (map)

PHONE

925-418-4532

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Welcome to Brownstone Gardens. The place where happily ever after begins. We are located on Brownstone Road just outside downtown Oakley in Contra Costa County. Our outdoor venue is the... Read more
Welcome to Brownstone Gardens. The place where happily ever after begins. We are located on Brownstone Road just outside downtown Oakley in Contra Costa County. Our outdoor venue is the perfect place for all of your most memorable events. With hundreds of new plants being added each year the color everywhere will take your breath away. Brownstone offers professional staff including Catering, Florist, Deejay's, officiates, coordinating for the day, Photographer and more. Let us make your day worry free.


You Dream of a beautiful wedding day, surrounded by family and friends. Every detail is planned. Every moment has special meaning.


We Dream of a bride, a groom, and a lifetime of happiness, that all started right here in our gardens. Feel free to contact us! info@brownstonegardens.com 925-418-4532 Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2005
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
36
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

INFO FOR REHEARSAL DINNER

When was your venue built?
2005
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Country / Golf Club, Park / Zoo / Natural Space
Describe the style of your venue
Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
No
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
36
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are lighting and sound included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
No

REVIEWS

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Sarah
Wedding:
8/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Wow! That's the first thing that comes to my mind when i think about my amazing venue! My husband and i got married her on August 23, 2014 and we would never think of changing it if we could. The day was amazing and it was all thanks to brownstone gardens! We booked our wedding with brownstone 2.5 years in advance which gave us plenty of time to get to know the staff and how amazing everyone involved is. Brownstone worked with every question or request we had! The response time is AMAZING! Kay-Kay was soooo much help when trying to plan our day, every question answered, and amazing recommendations. On the day of brownstone went above and beyond to make our day run smooth. We had a start time of 5 o'clock and if i can guesstimate the time, i was walking down the aisle at 5! Not many weddings run on time and this was all because of them, everything was ready and perfect. Not only were we more than satisfied with brownstone, but so were our guests. We have received so many compliments about the venue and how gorgeous it was. This venue is amazing and if your looking for a world of your own to enjoy the day in this is your place. Nicely tucked away and absolutely gorgeous inside! We wouldn't trade anything about our day and would recommend brownstone to anyone! Thank you Brownstone for all you did to make our day amazing!
Wow! That's the first thing that comes to my mind when i think about my amazing venue! My husband and i got married her on Read more...
Wow! That's the first thing that comes to my mind when i think about my amazing venue! My husband and i got married her on August 23, 2014 and we would never think of changing it if we could. The day was amazing and it was all thanks to brownstone gardens! We booked our wedding with brownstone 2.5 years in advance which gave us plenty of time to get to know the staff and how amazing everyone involved is. Brownstone worked with every question or request we had! The response time is AMAZING! Kay-Kay was soooo much help when trying to plan our day, every question answered, and amazing recommendations. On the day of brownstone went above and beyond to make our day run smooth. We had a start time of 5 o'clock and if i can guesstimate the time, i was walking down the aisle at 5! Not many weddings run on time and this was all because of them, everything was ready and perfect. Not only were we more than satisfied with brownstone, but so were our guests. We have received so many compliments about the venue and how gorgeous it was. This venue is amazing and if your looking for a world of your own to enjoy the day in this is your place. Nicely tucked away and absolutely gorgeous inside! We wouldn't trade anything about our day and would recommend brownstone to anyone! Thank you Brownstone for all you did to make our day amazing! Read less
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Future Mrs. Kristin Heath
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband I got married here in July 2014. We had been shopping around for our wedding venue when we came across Brownstone Gardens and we immediately knew this was the place. My husband always says he never dreamed of being married in such a beautiful place. I really wanted and outdoor venue with twinkly lights....and man they have a bunch of twinkly lights. You would never expect such a magical place when you drive up to it. Everything about it is beautiful. All the staff were very helpful and especially Kay Kay, Diana and Barbara. These ladies worked with me through the planning up until the very end of the wedding day. They have so many great resources for different vendors and ideas to make your wedding amazing. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't of had the "A-Team" working my wedding. (photographers, Dj, Florist, Cakes, etc.) Not only were they very helpful during the planning process, but when it came to the wedding day, they were awesome. If something needed to be moved or this was a last min stressor or change, they were on top of it. They were quick, efficient, and professional. I will definitely recommend this venue to anyone I know getting married. It is simply gorgeous, and they are constantly updating their grounds (not like they need it because it is beautiful already) but they really strive to make every couple happy. I dont know how many compliments we got saying how beautiful the venue was. Great venue, great people, great resources. So happy we got married at Brownstone. They do other events there too... I may just have to think of another event to have just to go back.
My husband I got married here in July 2014. We had been shopping around for our wedding venue when we came across Read more...
My husband I got married here in July 2014. We had been shopping around for our wedding venue when we came across Brownstone Gardens and we immediately knew this was the place. My husband always says he never dreamed of being married in such a beautiful place. I really wanted and outdoor venue with twinkly lights....and man they have a bunch of twinkly lights. You would never expect such a magical place when you drive up to it. Everything about it is beautiful. All the staff were very helpful and especially Kay Kay, Diana and Barbara. These ladies worked with me through the planning up until the very end of the wedding day. They have so many great resources for different vendors and ideas to make your wedding amazing. If it weren't for them, I wouldn't of had the "A-Team" working my wedding. (photographers, Dj, Florist, Cakes, etc.) Not only were they very helpful during the planning process, but when it came to the wedding day, they were awesome. If something needed to be moved or this was a last min stressor or change, they were on top of it. They were quick, efficient, and professional. I will definitely recommend this venue to anyone I know getting married. It is simply gorgeous, and they are constantly updating their grounds (not like they need it because it is beautiful already) but they really strive to make every couple happy. I dont know how many compliments we got saying how beautiful the venue was. Great venue, great people, great resources. So happy we got married at Brownstone. They do other events there too... I may just have to think of another event to have just to go back. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is an incredible venue! When we were looking for our venue, Brownstone was our first and only stop. As soon as I saw the lights in the trees, the waterfall, the koi pond, and all of the gorgeous greenery, I knew this was it. Since I was a little girl, I knew exactly where I saw myself getting married, and when I saw Brownstone Gardens, it was the perfect picture. Diana, our wedding coordinator, was so great to work with as well! From our first visit, to the catering tastings, to the walk-through and the wedding itself, she was there every step of the way. They really make sure to take care of everything so when the big day finally arrived, we had nothing to worry about. We are both so happy we chose to have our wedding at Brownstone, and our guests loved it as well. I definitely recommend this gorgeous venue to anyone looking for the perfect wedding.
Brownstone Gardens is an incredible venue! When we were looking for our venue, Brownstone was our first and only stop. As Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is an incredible venue! When we were looking for our venue, Brownstone was our first and only stop. As soon as I saw the lights in the trees, the waterfall, the koi pond, and all of the gorgeous greenery, I knew this was it. Since I was a little girl, I knew exactly where I saw myself getting married, and when I saw Brownstone Gardens, it was the perfect picture. Diana, our wedding coordinator, was so great to work with as well! From our first visit, to the catering tastings, to the walk-through and the wedding itself, she was there every step of the way. They really make sure to take care of everything so when the big day finally arrived, we had nothing to worry about. We are both so happy we chose to have our wedding at Brownstone, and our guests loved it as well. I definitely recommend this gorgeous venue to anyone looking for the perfect wedding. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
We spent at least a month straight looking for a venue for our wedding that just passed on June 7th. When we saw photos online, especially the night photos taken by Discovery Bay Studios Photography (who we chose as well!) we were hooked. The venue itself is beyond gorgeous, and the staff makes it even better. Barbara, KayKay, Diana, everyone was so incredible to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Brownstone and their "A Team" of vendors to anyone who wants the perfect wedding day. From
planning, to organizing payment, to touring the grounds, food tastings, rehearsal day, to the big day itself- you will be pleased with Brownstone every step of the way! They are truly amazing!
-Natalie and Chad D
We spent at least a month straight looking for a venue for our wedding that just passed on June 7th. When we saw photos Read more...
We spent at least a month straight looking for a venue for our wedding that just passed on June 7th. When we saw photos online, especially the night photos taken by Discovery Bay Studios Photography (who we chose as well!) we were hooked. The venue itself is beyond gorgeous, and the staff makes it even better. Barbara, KayKay, Diana, everyone was so incredible to work with. I HIGHLY recommend Brownstone and their "A Team" of vendors to anyone who wants the perfect wedding day. From
planning, to organizing payment, to touring the grounds, food tastings, rehearsal day, to the big day itself- you will be pleased with Brownstone every step of the way! They are truly amazing!
-Natalie and Chad D Read less
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Barb
Wedding:
4/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her fairytale princess wedding at Brownstone. It was a breathtaking evening. Every employee was helpful and happy. The grounds were lovely. I cannot say enough great things about this venue. It really is as beautiful as the pictures show. They took care of every detail. I cannot think of anything left undone. I may just have to do a vow renewal just so I can have another party there!
My daughter had her fairytale princess wedding at Brownstone. It was a breathtaking evening. Every employee was helpful Read more...
My daughter had her fairytale princess wedding at Brownstone. It was a breathtaking evening. Every employee was helpful and happy. The grounds were lovely. I cannot say enough great things about this venue. It really is as beautiful as the pictures show. They took care of every detail. I cannot think of anything left undone. I may just have to do a vow renewal just so I can have another party there! Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Barbara for your review! We enjoyed working with Holly, Keith and your entire family! We sure hope to celebrate again with you all soon!
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Lisa
Wedding:
11/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Fantastic!!!!!!! Beautiful venue, clean, organized too!!
Fantastic!!!!!!! Beautiful venue, clean, organized too!!
Fantastic!!!!!!! Beautiful venue, clean, organized too!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Venue
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Tracie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL venue with wonderful staff then you have found the right place. I had the most amazing wedding at Brownstone and could not have been happier with the venue from the begining of planning to the end of the wedding. The staff is so kind and the grounds are a hidden gem!!!
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL venue with wonderful staff then you have found the right place. I had the most amazing Read more...
If you are looking for a BEAUTIFUL venue with wonderful staff then you have found the right place. I had the most amazing wedding at Brownstone and could not have been happier with the venue from the begining of planning to the end of the wedding. The staff is so kind and the grounds are a hidden gem!!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is an absolutely wonderful venue! When you first pull up, you may think to yourself 'what is this place?!' But once you step into the gardens, you are transported to the most magical and beautiful place! From the first visit, even until after our wedding, Brownstone's staff has been nothing short amazing. Kay Kay is quick to answer any and all questions you may have, and she makes planning your wedding so easy. Diana, our amazing day of coordinator, gave us a stress free night and was helpful in every aspect of the wedding day! Many of our guests have expressed that our wedding was the most beautiful one they have ever attended, and it is because of the beauty that is Brownstone Gardens. I highly recommend this venue, you will not regret it!
Brownstone Gardens is an absolutely wonderful venue! When you first pull up, you may think to yourself 'what is this Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is an absolutely wonderful venue! When you first pull up, you may think to yourself 'what is this place?!' But once you step into the gardens, you are transported to the most magical and beautiful place! From the first visit, even until after our wedding, Brownstone's staff has been nothing short amazing. Kay Kay is quick to answer any and all questions you may have, and she makes planning your wedding so easy. Diana, our amazing day of coordinator, gave us a stress free night and was helpful in every aspect of the wedding day! Many of our guests have expressed that our wedding was the most beautiful one they have ever attended, and it is because of the beauty that is Brownstone Gardens. I highly recommend this venue, you will not regret it! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at Brownstone Gardens on 9/13/13. We knew from the beginning we wanted a small(75 people) and intimate wedding of our closes family and friends. We also wanted a magical setting. We found all of this at BG.

When we began looking initially, we knew we wanted to get married outside and have our receiption outside as well. A huge deal breaker was whether or not the venue would allow us to have our Golden Retriever in the wedding and on site. We had looked at a few places before coming to BG, however, the second we saw BG we fell in love and knew this was the special place where we wanted to begin our life together.

From the second we came in for our tour the entire staff was nothing but friendly and accomodating. We signed our contract shortly afterwards and anticipated our big day. Kay-Kay & staff were always very on top of things and always kept me in the "know" and let me know what my options were and when they needed certain decisions made by. I never felt like I was rushed or not heard which led to a beautiful wedding.

My husband and I made all of the centerpieces, did all of the tables, and he even made our wedding cake. Kay-Kay had no objections and truly supported that we wanted to DIY certain things with our wedding. This was really special to us because we wanted to create such an intimate and personalized wedding.

The day of our wedding was chaotic (which I expected), but Kay-Kay was there early to assist with whatever we needed. I remember asking her for water, champagne flutes for the bridal suite, a dog bowl, scissors, a shot of vodka(all before the wedding)..and the list goes on. She was always right there to accomodate and get whatever I wanted.

All of our guests could not stop raving about how amazing our wedding was and how beautiful the venue was. When my husband and I think back on our night, we absolutely just smile and feel so good knowing we had the perfect wedding at the perfect venue.
My husband and I were married at Brownstone Gardens on 9/13/13. We knew from the beginning we wanted a small(75 people) Read more...
My husband and I were married at Brownstone Gardens on 9/13/13. We knew from the beginning we wanted a small(75 people) and intimate wedding of our closes family and friends. We also wanted a magical setting. We found all of this at BG.

When we began looking initially, we knew we wanted to get married outside and have our receiption outside as well. A huge deal breaker was whether or not the venue would allow us to have our Golden Retriever in the wedding and on site. We had looked at a few places before coming to BG, however, the second we saw BG we fell in love and knew this was the special place where we wanted to begin our life together.

From the second we came in for our tour the entire staff was nothing but friendly and accomodating. We signed our contract shortly afterwards and anticipated our big day. Kay-Kay & staff were always very on top of things and always kept me in the "know" and let me know what my options were and when they needed certain decisions made by. I never felt like I was rushed or not heard which led to a beautiful wedding.

My husband and I made all of the centerpieces, did all of the tables, and he even made our wedding cake. Kay-Kay had no objections and truly supported that we wanted to DIY certain things with our wedding. This was really special to us because we wanted to create such an intimate and personalized wedding.

The day of our wedding was chaotic (which I expected), but Kay-Kay was there early to assist with whatever we needed. I remember asking her for water, champagne flutes for the bridal suite, a dog bowl, scissors, a shot of vodka(all before the wedding)..and the list goes on. She was always right there to accomodate and get whatever I wanted.

All of our guests could not stop raving about how amazing our wedding was and how beautiful the venue was. When my husband and I think back on our night, we absolutely just smile and feel so good knowing we had the perfect wedding at the perfect venue. Read less
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Moriah
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
The staff and venue were amazing. This place was a hit! All of our guests were astonished and could stop telling us how wonderful the food and the satff were and how beautiful the place was. I am so happy that there was a place like this near where my husband and I live for an affordable price. They made sure everything went well for us. We are both very greatful.
The staff and venue were amazing. This place was a hit! All of our guests were astonished and could stop telling us how Read more...
The staff and venue were amazing. This place was a hit! All of our guests were astonished and could stop telling us how wonderful the food and the satff were and how beautiful the place was. I am so happy that there was a place like this near where my husband and I live for an affordable price. They made sure everything went well for us. We are both very greatful. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/12/2013
5.0/5.0
It was just a perfect, beautiful venue. The staff was amazing and Diana was the best!
It was just a perfect, beautiful venue. The staff was amazing and Diana was the best!
It was just a perfect, beautiful venue. The staff was amazing and Diana was the best! Read less
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Leticia
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is such an amazing place. It was an hour and a half away from home, but it was well worth it. If you have to go far to get what you want, I highly recommend it. Fortunately, when I asked my own wedding planner (Gloria -Momenti Belli Events) to help in finding an affordable place, we were privileged to come across not only that but such a gorgeous place. The staff is so attentive and so quick to respond to all questions. I would email Kay Kay with so many questions, and she replied immediately with much willingness to help. We were lucky to have Diana be the day of coordinator, and she was so amazing. Our wedding day was stress free, my family complimented afterwards at how helpful she was. You could just tell they love what they do by how well we were taken care of. If you don't have your own wedding planner, it's ok because Brownstone totally takes care of the things you would think you would end up stressing over. As long as you communicate with them, they will handle it. Plus the caterer they work with had delicious food selections. We chose Ralph's catering. AND the officiant they recommended was so wonderful. Her name is Linda Dewey from Lifes Path in Brentwood. My family loved her so much too. Overall, this place looks like your own little fairytale land. It becomes tress and lights once it's dark out and looks soooooo beautiful. We wanted outdoor wedding, and got exactly what we wanted and beyond. Our guests also loved it, a couple said they felt like they were in a resort :-) Absolutely pleased!
Brownstone Gardens is such an amazing place. It was an hour and a half away from home, but it was well worth it. If you Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is such an amazing place. It was an hour and a half away from home, but it was well worth it. If you have to go far to get what you want, I highly recommend it. Fortunately, when I asked my own wedding planner (Gloria -Momenti Belli Events) to help in finding an affordable place, we were privileged to come across not only that but such a gorgeous place. The staff is so attentive and so quick to respond to all questions. I would email Kay Kay with so many questions, and she replied immediately with much willingness to help. We were lucky to have Diana be the day of coordinator, and she was so amazing. Our wedding day was stress free, my family complimented afterwards at how helpful she was. You could just tell they love what they do by how well we were taken care of. If you don't have your own wedding planner, it's ok because Brownstone totally takes care of the things you would think you would end up stressing over. As long as you communicate with them, they will handle it. Plus the caterer they work with had delicious food selections. We chose Ralph's catering. AND the officiant they recommended was so wonderful. Her name is Linda Dewey from Lifes Path in Brentwood. My family loved her so much too. Overall, this place looks like your own little fairytale land. It becomes tress and lights once it's dark out and looks soooooo beautiful. We wanted outdoor wedding, and got exactly what we wanted and beyond. Our guests also loved it, a couple said they felt like they were in a resort :-) Absolutely pleased! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is an Amazing venue! My husband and I just got married here September 29th and the staff at BG was incredible. Just know this, if you want to see how great this venue is do not visit in the winter. This was the first and only venue we looked at and it was February and being gardens everything was dormant so it didn't look like much. But after our walk through and seeing the pictures of what it looks like spring- fall we knew this was the place. Pictures don't do it justice! Diana and Kay Kay were a huge help in the planning process and worked with us in every aspect to make sure our day went smoothly. I recommend spending the little bit more to have a BG coordinator the day of; made it completely stress free for us. I inquired to several places via email and BG was by far the best value. Along with the site fee includes tables, chairs, basic linens, a tent if it rains and heaters if it's cold plus MUCH more. I would highly recommend BG to anyone. My only let down was the photobooth they offer was not what I expected, as the sun went down the slightest movement made for a blurred picture and it captures your whole body so the people in the pictures are small. But everything else was incredible. And when you're sharing your first dance as husband and wife and the canopy of trees above the dance floor are filled with little white lights... it's simply magical, romantic and intimate.
Brownstone Gardens is an Amazing venue! My husband and I just got married here September 29th and the staff at BG was Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is an Amazing venue! My husband and I just got married here September 29th and the staff at BG was incredible. Just know this, if you want to see how great this venue is do not visit in the winter. This was the first and only venue we looked at and it was February and being gardens everything was dormant so it didn't look like much. But after our walk through and seeing the pictures of what it looks like spring- fall we knew this was the place. Pictures don't do it justice! Diana and Kay Kay were a huge help in the planning process and worked with us in every aspect to make sure our day went smoothly. I recommend spending the little bit more to have a BG coordinator the day of; made it completely stress free for us. I inquired to several places via email and BG was by far the best value. Along with the site fee includes tables, chairs, basic linens, a tent if it rains and heaters if it's cold plus MUCH more. I would highly recommend BG to anyone. My only let down was the photobooth they offer was not what I expected, as the sun went down the slightest movement made for a blurred picture and it captures your whole body so the people in the pictures are small. But everything else was incredible. And when you're sharing your first dance as husband and wife and the canopy of trees above the dance floor are filled with little white lights... it's simply magical, romantic and intimate. Read less
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Patty
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
This wedding was for our daughter. Brownstone Gardens was fabulous! The setting was absolutely beautiful, the food was magnificent and the service was outstanding. Kay-Kay made everything easy to deal with and stress free. Okay, when we did get stressed, she handled everythihng with professionalism and took away our stress. I hope one day when my son gets married, that they will choose this place too. I loved it!!!
This wedding was for our daughter. Brownstone Gardens was fabulous! The setting was absolutely beautiful, the food was Read more...
This wedding was for our daughter. Brownstone Gardens was fabulous! The setting was absolutely beautiful, the food was magnificent and the service was outstanding. Kay-Kay made everything easy to deal with and stress free. Okay, when we did get stressed, she handled everythihng with professionalism and took away our stress. I hope one day when my son gets married, that they will choose this place too. I loved it!!! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/6/2012
5.0/5.0
I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary and I can't begin to express how amazing this place is. Everyone there is just amazing and it was a magical night. This is definitely a place I refer to people when they are shopping for a venue. :))
I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary and I can't begin to express how amazing this place is. Everyone there is just Read more...
I am coming up on my 2 year anniversary and I can't begin to express how amazing this place is. Everyone there is just amazing and it was a magical night. This is definitely a place I refer to people when they are shopping for a venue. :)) Read less
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Ashly
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
First off let me just say I highly recommend this venue to all brides, extravagant wedding or minimalists, large budget or small, check this place out if you are doing the outdoor wedding route. My husband and I fell in love with this venue the second we walked under its canopy of vines and trees and words escaped our mouths as we walked the grounds to find what seemed like endless amounts of flower species. From the very beginning the response time was the best we had come across and they let us bring family, on multiple occasions, to look at this gorgeous secret garden. I can honestly say that our pictures were made beautiful because of the scenery being so vibrant and natural. Another plus side to all of the plants and flowers is that you save SO MUCH MONEY by not having to deck to the place out with flowers and decorations that you have quite a large chunk of your budget you can put towards something else! You and your lovely ladies also have a room and bathroom you can get ready in which was quite convenient and hard to find at garden venues so I LOVED having that amenity. I loved it here so much that every time somebody gets engaged I tell them to check it out just because I can't see anybody ever NOT wanting to use this place even though I already did.
First off let me just say I highly recommend this venue to all brides, extravagant wedding or minimalists, large budget or Read more...
First off let me just say I highly recommend this venue to all brides, extravagant wedding or minimalists, large budget or small, check this place out if you are doing the outdoor wedding route. My husband and I fell in love with this venue the second we walked under its canopy of vines and trees and words escaped our mouths as we walked the grounds to find what seemed like endless amounts of flower species. From the very beginning the response time was the best we had come across and they let us bring family, on multiple occasions, to look at this gorgeous secret garden. I can honestly say that our pictures were made beautiful because of the scenery being so vibrant and natural. Another plus side to all of the plants and flowers is that you save SO MUCH MONEY by not having to deck to the place out with flowers and decorations that you have quite a large chunk of your budget you can put towards something else! You and your lovely ladies also have a room and bathroom you can get ready in which was quite convenient and hard to find at garden venues so I LOVED having that amenity. I loved it here so much that every time somebody gets engaged I tell them to check it out just because I can't see anybody ever NOT wanting to use this place even though I already did. Read less
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Mary Jane
Wedding:
8/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Not really knowing what kind of venue we wanted, we were thankful to have found Brownstone Gardens. The first time we walked in through the garden, we knew this would be "the one". Our original selected date was already booked, but that did not stop us from selecting another. Our guest loved the placed and enjoyed, even though it turned out to be a "Friday" event! We still had a great turnout, considering the Friday afternoon commute hours. Jacqui, Brownstone's coordinator was great and so was Diana. The jumpy for the kids was a hit [Jacqui took care of this and hiring the babysitter]!
Not really knowing what kind of venue we wanted, we were thankful to have found Brownstone Gardens. The first time we Read more...
Not really knowing what kind of venue we wanted, we were thankful to have found Brownstone Gardens. The first time we walked in through the garden, we knew this would be "the one". Our original selected date was already booked, but that did not stop us from selecting another. Our guest loved the placed and enjoyed, even though it turned out to be a "Friday" event! We still had a great turnout, considering the Friday afternoon commute hours. Jacqui, Brownstone's coordinator was great and so was Diana. The jumpy for the kids was a hit [Jacqui took care of this and hiring the babysitter]! Read less
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Joey
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
The entire staff at Brownstone Gardens truly went above and beyond the call of duty to make our wedding the most beautiful day ever. From the overall coordination of the ceremony, the sit down dinner reception, to settin each and every table with our unique, fragile, customized centerpieces, they took extra care in making sure our wedding was more than we ever imagined it could be. They are all so nice and Carol and Jacqui were especially professional in all dealings with them. The staff at Brownstone truly cares about making this the most special day of the bride and groom's life! Thank you Brownstone staff!
The entire staff at Brownstone Gardens truly went above and beyond the call of duty to make our wedding the most beautiful Read more...
The entire staff at Brownstone Gardens truly went above and beyond the call of duty to make our wedding the most beautiful day ever. From the overall coordination of the ceremony, the sit down dinner reception, to settin each and every table with our unique, fragile, customized centerpieces, they took extra care in making sure our wedding was more than we ever imagined it could be. They are all so nice and Carol and Jacqui were especially professional in all dealings with them. The staff at Brownstone truly cares about making this the most special day of the bride and groom's life! Thank you Brownstone staff! Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you Joey for such a great review! We enjoyed working with you!
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Nikki
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
This Venue was everything my husband and I could ever ask for. Its so beautiful and the price is very reasonable!!! The staff is amazing, which made it very EASY to plan our wedding. They basically do everything for you! THANK YOU BROWNSTONE GARDENS!!!!
This Venue was everything my husband and I could ever ask for. Its so beautiful and the price is very reasonable!!! The Read more...
This Venue was everything my husband and I could ever ask for. Its so beautiful and the price is very reasonable!!! The staff is amazing, which made it very EASY to plan our wedding. They basically do everything for you! THANK YOU BROWNSTONE GARDENS!!!! Read less
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MarcyG
Wedding:
9/3/2010
5.0/5.0
We had 3 months to plan our sons wedding. The entire staff at Brownstone was so flexible and patient with us. They helped us with the DJ and he was the best i have ever had. The grounds are so beautiful and you barely need any decorations because it is beautiful. There is so many photo areas on the ground. the price was so nice. We looked around so many places and we found they were the best price for what we needed......
We had 3 months to plan our sons wedding. The entire staff at Brownstone was so flexible and patient with us. They helped Read more...
We had 3 months to plan our sons wedding. The entire staff at Brownstone was so flexible and patient with us. They helped us with the DJ and he was the best i have ever had. The grounds are so beautiful and you barely need any decorations because it is beautiful. There is so many photo areas on the ground. the price was so nice. We looked around so many places and we found they were the best price for what we needed...... Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ
Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thanks Marcy! Last minute planners are our specialty! :) We had fun helping you with your kids wedding!
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at Brownstone Gardens on June 5th, 2010. We both knew we wanted to get married outside it was hard for us to find a venue that was not a golf course and was resonably priced, that was until we found Brownstone. From our first meeting at Brownstone I knew this was the perfect venue. Kay- Kay and her staff made planning my dream wedding so easy and stress free. From caterer tastings to picking our DJ, Brownstone gardens was a life saver. Like Stephanie, most of my guests state that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding (they loved our food, our Dj Mike Vincent and of course the photobooth). All the staff at Brownstone were accomadating (we were able to get a jumpee for all the kids along with babysitters so all the parents could have a good time), hard working and were willing do do whatever they had needed to do to get the job done. It was so incredible to be able to enjoy my day with my freinds and family and not worry about what was going on in the background. Kay- Kay and her staff were able to handle everything that came their way so we were able to enjoy our day without any worries or stress. I recommend Brownstone Gardens to all my newly engaged friends because of the amazing expereince we had with them.
My husband and I got married at Brownstone Gardens on June 5th, 2010. We both knew we wanted to get married outside it was Read more...
My husband and I got married at Brownstone Gardens on June 5th, 2010. We both knew we wanted to get married outside it was hard for us to find a venue that was not a golf course and was resonably priced, that was until we found Brownstone. From our first meeting at Brownstone I knew this was the perfect venue. Kay- Kay and her staff made planning my dream wedding so easy and stress free. From caterer tastings to picking our DJ, Brownstone gardens was a life saver. Like Stephanie, most of my guests state that our wedding was the most fun they had ever had at a wedding (they loved our food, our Dj Mike Vincent and of course the photobooth). All the staff at Brownstone were accomadating (we were able to get a jumpee for all the kids along with babysitters so all the parents could have a good time), hard working and were willing do do whatever they had needed to do to get the job done. It was so incredible to be able to enjoy my day with my freinds and family and not worry about what was going on in the background. Kay- Kay and her staff were able to handle everything that came their way so we were able to enjoy our day without any worries or stress. I recommend Brownstone Gardens to all my newly engaged friends because of the amazing expereince we had with them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, DJ, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kelly! We absolutely love some of your wedding photos and have already put them on some of our advertising! The classic car was sooooo cool!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Thank you Brownstone for making my wedding day better then I could imagine. I loved working with Brownstone they were alwauys so helpful and full of suggestions. Everyone told me that my wedding was the best one they had ever been to. Every vendor they referred me to was abosutely perfect and it made my life so much easier. One of the best parts was the wedding coordinator that works for Brownstone. I simply gave Brownstone a timeline of the event and on my wedding day I did not have to stress out once. The coordinator did everything and it was such a relief to get to just enjoy my wedding instead of worrying about every detail. Again, thank you so much Brownstone for making my special day truly special and memorable for me and all my guests.
Thank you Brownstone for making my wedding day better then I could imagine. I loved working with Brownstone they were Read more...
Thank you Brownstone for making my wedding day better then I could imagine. I loved working with Brownstone they were alwauys so helpful and full of suggestions. Everyone told me that my wedding was the best one they had ever been to. Every vendor they referred me to was abosutely perfect and it made my life so much easier. One of the best parts was the wedding coordinator that works for Brownstone. I simply gave Brownstone a timeline of the event and on my wedding day I did not have to stress out once. The coordinator did everything and it was such a relief to get to just enjoy my wedding instead of worrying about every detail. Again, thank you so much Brownstone for making my special day truly special and memorable for me and all my guests. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind review Stephanie!!! We really enjoyed working with you. We wish you and your husband the best!
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selene
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
The most amazing and beautiful outdoor venue I have ever seen. I felt like I was stepping into a dream. Ran by an amazing family that has never had a problem with putting people first. Any brides DREAM! Lol.
The most amazing and beautiful outdoor venue I have ever seen. I felt like I was stepping into a dream. Ran by an amazing Read more...
The most amazing and beautiful outdoor venue I have ever seen. I felt like I was stepping into a dream. Ran by an amazing family that has never had a problem with putting people first. Any brides DREAM! Lol. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens went above and beyond any of my dreams. The communication they had with us from our first meeting until the day of or wedding was prompt and detailed. They were professional and even made some very helpful recommendations for local vendors. My hometown was nearby but I have since moved out of the state and was planning my wedding long distance. They made me feel at ease that everything would be just fine even though I was so far away. But as a couple who funded their own wedding, maybe the most helpful detail was what we received for our money. There was no additional charges for things like plates and glasses. They didn't make us feel like we needed to cut our corners or leave things out because of our budget. Our ceremony and reception for 125 turned out absolutely amazing and we will never forget it. I don't think anywhere else could compare to the experience we had at Brownstone Gardens!
Brownstone Gardens went above and beyond any of my dreams. The communication they had with us from our first meeting until Read more...
Brownstone Gardens went above and beyond any of my dreams. The communication they had with us from our first meeting until the day of or wedding was prompt and detailed. They were professional and even made some very helpful recommendations for local vendors. My hometown was nearby but I have since moved out of the state and was planning my wedding long distance. They made me feel at ease that everything would be just fine even though I was so far away. But as a couple who funded their own wedding, maybe the most helpful detail was what we received for our money. There was no additional charges for things like plates and glasses. They didn't make us feel like we needed to cut our corners or leave things out because of our budget. Our ceremony and reception for 125 turned out absolutely amazing and we will never forget it. I don't think anywhere else could compare to the experience we had at Brownstone Gardens! Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you Heather for such a wonderful review. We really enjoyed working with you and wish you and your new husband the best future together! Come back and visit us sometime... :)
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Kitten
Wedding:
8/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Brownstone Gardens on August 9, 2009. Before the wedding Brownstone Gardens was very helpful with providing a lot of vendors. We went to 2 food tastings before the wedding before we chose our caterers. They answered any questions that we had before the wedding.

The power went out the day of the wedding because someone had hit a power pole nearby! However, Brownstone Gardens worked hard to get a generator for the wedding music and everything. The D.J. was able to play the wedding entrance songs with his laptop computer. P.G&E replaced the power pole and the power was restored right when it was time to start the wedding reception. The food was great!
A lot of people said that the wedding and wedding site was beautiful! A lot of them said how did you find this place? The wedding site is pretty and is very memorable.
New things are always being added to make this site more and more beautiful all the time.

I found Brownstone Gardens to be very affordable compared to a lot of other wedding venues.
I would highly recommend this wedding site. One of my husbands friends said that if he ever gets married he'd like to get married at Brownstone Gardens!
I had my wedding at Brownstone Gardens on August 9, 2009. Before the wedding Brownstone Gardens was very helpful with Read more...
I had my wedding at Brownstone Gardens on August 9, 2009. Before the wedding Brownstone Gardens was very helpful with providing a lot of vendors. We went to 2 food tastings before the wedding before we chose our caterers. They answered any questions that we had before the wedding.

The power went out the day of the wedding because someone had hit a power pole nearby! However, Brownstone Gardens worked hard to get a generator for the wedding music and everything. The D.J. was able to play the wedding entrance songs with his laptop computer. P.G&E replaced the power pole and the power was restored right when it was time to start the wedding reception. The food was great!
A lot of people said that the wedding and wedding site was beautiful! A lot of them said how did you find this place? The wedding site is pretty and is very memorable.
New things are always being added to make this site more and more beautiful all the time.

I found Brownstone Gardens to be very affordable compared to a lot of other wedding venues.
I would highly recommend this wedding site. One of my husbands friends said that if he ever gets married he'd like to get married at Brownstone Gardens! Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review!
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Laura
Wedding:
7/10/2009
5.0/5.0
BSG made my wedding day simple and easy. They helped take a lot of stress off of me. They were there to help with any details and always got back to me quickly with any questions I had. My wedding day was perfect and it was really thanks to the wonderful staff at Brownstone Gardens:)
BSG made my wedding day simple and easy. They helped take a lot of stress off of me. They were there to help with any Read more...
BSG made my wedding day simple and easy. They helped take a lot of stress off of me. They were there to help with any details and always got back to me quickly with any questions I had. My wedding day was perfect and it was really thanks to the wonderful staff at Brownstone Gardens:) Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
6/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is an oasis in Oakley, California. I really wanted to be married at my church in Antioch, but worried about finding a local reception venue. We wanted an elegant outdoor setting, but didn't want family and friends to have to travel too far. I stumbled upon Brownstone's website one evening and made an appointment to visit that week. My fiance and I knew the minute we walked in that we'd found the right place. The canopy of trees, the waterfull, the coy pond, flowers, and grapevines transported us. We felt like we were really some place special. The natural beauty of the gardens also meant that we would save time and money on the decor. The owners were easy to talk to, understood our point of view, and offered plenty of options and services allowing us to customize our event to our budget and vision. The payment plan that Brownstone set up made paying for the the event manageable, and it was no problem when we decided to upgrade our linens and table setting later down the line. E-mails and phone calls were returned promptly when I had questions and the manager regularly kept in touch making me feel more relaxed about the wedding planning. It was also a huge stress reliever that Brownstone Gardens provided all the set-up and tear-down--I didn't have to recruit family or friends to do the grunt work. The day of the wedding ran according to plan, no problems. Our goal for the night was for family and friends to have a great time and they certainly did. Three years later and I'm still receiving positive feedback from guests about the beautiful venue, the great food, and the dancing on the beautiful sunken dance floor. Another plus is the great photo opportunities at Brownstone Gardens. There are so many picturesque backdrops for stunning wedding shots! Brownstone Gardens was definitely worth the cost and we'd have our wedding there again in a heartbeat. I definitely recommend it to anyone in the East Bay looking for a classy, outdoor site for any event.
Brownstone Gardens is an oasis in Oakley, California. I really wanted to be married at my church in Antioch, but worried Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is an oasis in Oakley, California. I really wanted to be married at my church in Antioch, but worried about finding a local reception venue. We wanted an elegant outdoor setting, but didn't want family and friends to have to travel too far. I stumbled upon Brownstone's website one evening and made an appointment to visit that week. My fiance and I knew the minute we walked in that we'd found the right place. The canopy of trees, the waterfull, the coy pond, flowers, and grapevines transported us. We felt like we were really some place special. The natural beauty of the gardens also meant that we would save time and money on the decor. The owners were easy to talk to, understood our point of view, and offered plenty of options and services allowing us to customize our event to our budget and vision. The payment plan that Brownstone set up made paying for the the event manageable, and it was no problem when we decided to upgrade our linens and table setting later down the line. E-mails and phone calls were returned promptly when I had questions and the manager regularly kept in touch making me feel more relaxed about the wedding planning. It was also a huge stress reliever that Brownstone Gardens provided all the set-up and tear-down--I didn't have to recruit family or friends to do the grunt work. The day of the wedding ran according to plan, no problems. Our goal for the night was for family and friends to have a great time and they certainly did. Three years later and I'm still receiving positive feedback from guests about the beautiful venue, the great food, and the dancing on the beautiful sunken dance floor. Another plus is the great photo opportunities at Brownstone Gardens. There are so many picturesque backdrops for stunning wedding shots! Brownstone Gardens was definitely worth the cost and we'd have our wedding there again in a heartbeat. I definitely recommend it to anyone in the East Bay looking for a classy, outdoor site for any event. Read less
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jondas55
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Brownstone is an excellent venue, for whatever big event you have planned. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is amazing. They took care of all the hard work for us...and pretty much did everything else for us as well. They are a kind, Christian family that will make your event go perfectly.
Brownstone is an excellent venue, for whatever big event you have planned. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is Read more...
Brownstone is an excellent venue, for whatever big event you have planned. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is amazing. They took care of all the hard work for us...and pretty much did everything else for us as well. They are a kind, Christian family that will make your event go perfectly. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jon for such a wonderful review we truly enjoyed working with you. I know it was trying for you two sometimes with the long distance but it did turn out beautifully!!!
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sal
Wedding:
5/29/2009
5.0/5.0
The Brownstone gardens provided the best service ever. I was completely satisfied.
The Brownstone gardens provided the best service ever. I was completely satisfied.
The Brownstone gardens provided the best service ever. I was completely satisfied. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review!
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gritrowan32
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Brownstone Gardens made my wedding day perfect. From the employee's to the food everything was great. The most beautiful setting for a wedding. I had a night time wedding and it was gorgeous. Brownstone worked with me on everything and the flowers came out beautiful. If you want your special day to be perfect definately have your wedding at Brownstone Gardens. Prices are very good and reasonable and the staff are the sweetest people you can ever meet.
Brownstone Gardens made my wedding day perfect. From the employee's to the food everything was great. The most beautiful Read more...
Brownstone Gardens made my wedding day perfect. From the employee's to the food everything was great. The most beautiful setting for a wedding. I had a night time wedding and it was gorgeous. Brownstone worked with me on everything and the flowers came out beautiful. If you want your special day to be perfect definately have your wedding at Brownstone Gardens. Prices are very good and reasonable and the staff are the sweetest people you can ever meet. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you Margaret! We had lots of fun with you at your wedding! Thanks for letting us be part of that special day!
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Kimberly
Wedding:
10/10/2009
4.9/5.0
We couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff was very professional, I felt at ease on my wedding day. Brownstone allowed us to have a truly amazing wedding day.
We couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff was very professional, I felt at ease on my wedding day. Brownstone Read more...
We couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff was very professional, I felt at ease on my wedding day. Brownstone allowed us to have a truly amazing wedding day. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Kimberly! I appreciate your review. Have a great day!
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erica
Wedding:
8/25/2014
4.8/5.0
I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked in... it's gorgeous and like a fairy tale.
I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked in... it's gorgeous and like a fairy tale.
I fell in love with this place as soon as I walked in... it's gorgeous and like a fairy tale. Read less
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none
Wedding:
7/9/2011
4.8/5.0
A surprisingly nice place to have a wedding. We had looked further away and decided we wanted something closer. This was the best decision we could have made. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The accomadations, from parking to having enough area to dance, were excellent. I would definitely recommend this to anyone trying to have a nice wedding for a reasonable price.
A surprisingly nice place to have a wedding. We had looked further away and decided we wanted something closer. This was Read more...
A surprisingly nice place to have a wedding. We had looked further away and decided we wanted something closer. This was the best decision we could have made. The grounds are clean and well maintained. The accomadations, from parking to having enough area to dance, were excellent. I would definitely recommend this to anyone trying to have a nice wedding for a reasonable price. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your review! We enjoyed working with you!!! :)
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Erin
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.8/5.0
Brownstone Gardens was an amazing venue to get married at. Not only is the backdrop stunning in any season, the lights around the dance floor set the mood, and the staff will bend over backwards to make your night special! In preparing for the wedding, the staff listened to every detail, and knew just the right questions to ask. They were there the night of the wedding, ready for anything! Nothing to complain about :)
Brownstone Gardens was an amazing venue to get married at. Not only is the backdrop stunning in any season, the lights Read more...
Brownstone Gardens was an amazing venue to get married at. Not only is the backdrop stunning in any season, the lights around the dance floor set the mood, and the staff will bend over backwards to make your night special! In preparing for the wedding, the staff listened to every detail, and knew just the right questions to ask. They were there the night of the wedding, ready for anything! Nothing to complain about :) Read less
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mp51kg
Wedding:
6/27/2009
4.8/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is such a beautiful place. The Brownstone staff truly make it your day. While planning my wedding I had such a overwhelming work schedule and Kay-Kay would always find a time to make things work for me. They responded to my questions/e-mails promptly and always reminded me that I could always call anytime if I had questions. The day of the wedding I walked in to and I started crying because Brownstone Gardens did such an amazing job. My wedding was a dream come true becuase of their help.
Brownstone Gardens is such a beautiful place. The Brownstone staff truly make it your day. While planning my wedding I had Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is such a beautiful place. The Brownstone staff truly make it your day. While planning my wedding I had such a overwhelming work schedule and Kay-Kay would always find a time to make things work for me. They responded to my questions/e-mails promptly and always reminded me that I could always call anytime if I had questions. The day of the wedding I walked in to and I started crying because Brownstone Gardens did such an amazing job. My wedding was a dream come true becuase of their help. Read less
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Teresa Crystalyn
Wedding:
11/21/2009
4.6/5.0
Beautiful grounds makes such a wonderful atmosphere for special occasions. Staff is responsive, creative, well-organized, and professional, and works hard to make the day as flawless as possible. Would recommend to all brides looking for an outdoor venue with a quaint, garden-like atmosphere for their special day.
Beautiful grounds makes such a wonderful atmosphere for special occasions. Staff is responsive, creative, well-organized, Read more...
Beautiful grounds makes such a wonderful atmosphere for special occasions. Staff is responsive, creative, well-organized, and professional, and works hard to make the day as flawless as possible. Would recommend to all brides looking for an outdoor venue with a quaint, garden-like atmosphere for their special day. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Teresa, I appreciate your review. Have a wonderful day!
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Becka
Wedding:
6/6/2014
4.5/5.0
The staff at Brownstone show enthusiasm and encouragement as they help to plan you wedding which in my opinion, is above and beyond. I would tell anyone to opt for having a day of coordinator; it's the best way to remain calm as a bride on your wedding day.
Barbara and the staff literally saved my cake from being a mess due to the delivery. And Barbara received so many compliments from my bridal party and family. She was very attentive and aware of what was going on and where things should be. The "set up" was better than I expected. It's an amazing group to work with and they are not a "one size fits all" venue; they are welcome to the bride's suggestions and ideas and work very creatively to see them fulfilled.
The staff at Brownstone show enthusiasm and encouragement as they help to plan you wedding which in my opinion, is above Read more...
The staff at Brownstone show enthusiasm and encouragement as they help to plan you wedding which in my opinion, is above and beyond. I would tell anyone to opt for having a day of coordinator; it's the best way to remain calm as a bride on your wedding day.
Barbara and the staff literally saved my cake from being a mess due to the delivery. And Barbara received so many compliments from my bridal party and family. She was very attentive and aware of what was going on and where things should be. The "set up" was better than I expected. It's an amazing group to work with and they are not a "one size fits all" venue; they are welcome to the bride's suggestions and ideas and work very creatively to see them fulfilled. Read less
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skiapet
Wedding:
5/14/2011
4.5/5.0
From the moment my daughter saw this venue she knew it was where she wanted to get married. It is beautiful!

Being a former wedding coordinator, I was very concerned about working at my daughters' wedding rather than enjoying being the "mother of the bride". No worries, though, because Carol was amazing! From the day we met her through the actual wedding day, she was professional, helpful and available for us. She took care of everything! I trusted her to coordinate all the events on the day of the wedding so I could enjoy the festivities, and she did! It was absolutely perfect!

Everyone at theBrownstone Gardens did everything possible to make my daughter's wedding dreams come true - it was perfect!

Thanks Carol! You helped make this a most memorable day!
From the moment my daughter saw this venue she knew it was where she wanted to get married. It is beautiful!

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From the moment my daughter saw this venue she knew it was where she wanted to get married. It is beautiful!

Being a former wedding coordinator, I was very concerned about working at my daughters' wedding rather than enjoying being the "mother of the bride". No worries, though, because Carol was amazing! From the day we met her through the actual wedding day, she was professional, helpful and available for us. She took care of everything! I trusted her to coordinate all the events on the day of the wedding so I could enjoy the festivities, and she did! It was absolutely perfect!

Everyone at theBrownstone Gardens did everything possible to make my daughter's wedding dreams come true - it was perfect!

Thanks Carol! You helped make this a most memorable day! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for your review! We appreciate it! Thanks for trusting us with your wedding!
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modifiedmargaret
Wedding:
7/11/2009
4.5/5.0
Brownstone Gardens really is a diamond in the rough. It is a beautiful site, but surrounded by some run down property. Everyone was very pleasantly surprised once they walked into the garden area. We loved the ability to use the expansive front lawn area for our photos and cocktail hour (Soju cocktails as there was no hard liquor allowed). We were married in a church so used the side ceremony area as a children's play nook. The parents all loved it as it kept the numerous children there entertained so the adults could enjoy the party. We brought in a small bouncy house and lots of toys for the kids. I wouldn't have known it was there as the area is contained, so there were no eyesores. The reception area is just beautiful - lush multi-leveled garden with gorgeous mood lighting - the transition from afternoon to night was incredible. There were butterflies floating around all afternoon. Because our wedding was quite large (230+ people) we sat our friends in the sunken dance floor and the staff broke down the tables afterwards for dancing. We knew they wouldn't be sitting anyway...

We only had a few complaints, but they were completely overshadowed by the wonderful day we had. The wedding director was nice, but could have been more professional. She fell ill the day of our wedding so her father (the owner and groundskeeper) fell into the position of running things on the wedding day. He didn't really know what we wanted and you could tell that this wasn't his gig. Good thing my bridesmaids went to oversee the setup that morning. We didn't get a phone call from the director after the wedding to see how it all went, even though we spent thousands of dollars for her services and she couldn't be there. I understand she couldn't help being sick, but a phone call after would really have been nice. Also, the glassware situation was odd. They only had enough glasses for each of my guests to have ONE glass the entire night for water AND wine (basically they had to choose how they were going to use it). They wouldn't allow us to bring in our own glassware, so we had to use plastic. However, it still confused everyone at dinner.

The food was good but the servers at the buffet were literally high school students and the food was kind of slopped on the plate.

PROS: No corkage fee (!!), beautiful setting, warm central valley/bay area weather in the evening, accessible for Central Valley and Bay Area travelers
CONS: No hard alcohol, very Mom-and-Pop organization, rental of items was odd - you couldn't rent chairs or glassware on your own but they didn't offer a lot of what we needed. Chiavari chairs were available through them through a rental facility, so became way too expensive to do. Catering choices were limited. Limited restaurants/hotels for rehearsal dinner and guests. We went to Skippolini's pizza in Antioch - delicious!
Brownstone Gardens really is a diamond in the rough. It is a beautiful site, but surrounded by some run down property. Read more...
Brownstone Gardens really is a diamond in the rough. It is a beautiful site, but surrounded by some run down property. Everyone was very pleasantly surprised once they walked into the garden area. We loved the ability to use the expansive front lawn area for our photos and cocktail hour (Soju cocktails as there was no hard liquor allowed). We were married in a church so used the side ceremony area as a children's play nook. The parents all loved it as it kept the numerous children there entertained so the adults could enjoy the party. We brought in a small bouncy house and lots of toys for the kids. I wouldn't have known it was there as the area is contained, so there were no eyesores. The reception area is just beautiful - lush multi-leveled garden with gorgeous mood lighting - the transition from afternoon to night was incredible. There were butterflies floating around all afternoon. Because our wedding was quite large (230+ people) we sat our friends in the sunken dance floor and the staff broke down the tables afterwards for dancing. We knew they wouldn't be sitting anyway...

We only had a few complaints, but they were completely overshadowed by the wonderful day we had. The wedding director was nice, but could have been more professional. She fell ill the day of our wedding so her father (the owner and groundskeeper) fell into the position of running things on the wedding day. He didn't really know what we wanted and you could tell that this wasn't his gig. Good thing my bridesmaids went to oversee the setup that morning. We didn't get a phone call from the director after the wedding to see how it all went, even though we spent thousands of dollars for her services and she couldn't be there. I understand she couldn't help being sick, but a phone call after would really have been nice. Also, the glassware situation was odd. They only had enough glasses for each of my guests to have ONE glass the entire night for water AND wine (basically they had to choose how they were going to use it). They wouldn't allow us to bring in our own glassware, so we had to use plastic. However, it still confused everyone at dinner.

The food was good but the servers at the buffet were literally high school students and the food was kind of slopped on the plate.

PROS: No corkage fee (!!), beautiful setting, warm central valley/bay area weather in the evening, accessible for Central Valley and Bay Area travelers
CONS: No hard alcohol, very Mom-and-Pop organization, rental of items was odd - you couldn't rent chairs or glassware on your own but they didn't offer a lot of what we needed. Chiavari chairs were available through them through a rental facility, so became way too expensive to do. Catering choices were limited. Limited restaurants/hotels for rehearsal dinner and guests. We went to Skippolini's pizza in Antioch - delicious! Read less
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8/8/09
Wedding:
8/8/2009
4.4/5.0
Brownstone Gardens is a place like no other in the bay area. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor facility that will enchant your guests this is IT! When your driving out there it doesn't seem like anything this great could be out there, but it's worth the drive. They also have the Hampton Inn right down the street (less than 2 miles) and they were very accomidating for us and our guests.
Brownstone Gardens is a place like no other in the bay area. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor facility that will Read more...
Brownstone Gardens is a place like no other in the bay area. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor facility that will enchant your guests this is IT! When your driving out there it doesn't seem like anything this great could be out there, but it's worth the drive. They also have the Hampton Inn right down the street (less than 2 miles) and they were very accomidating for us and our guests. Read less
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Brownstone Gardens responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for a wonderful review! We enjoyed your wedding!
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kimberly
Wedding:
8/12/2011
4.2/5.0
We actually found this venue by one of our friends getting married here the year before us. We fell in love when we went to their wedding. They raved about Kay-Kay and how amazing she was so we were very excited when we decided to book our wedding their as well. The wedding itself was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately a few things did not go as planned because Kay-Kay was not our planner. Our planner was super nice and a total sweetheart, but there were some things that didn't get done that we had requested. All in all, we do not regret having our wedding there at all because it was absolutely gorgeous! We just wish somethings could have turned out differently and we wouldn't have been so rushed at our own wedding. But at the end of the day, it was a wedding and you can't expect it to go perfectly! We still highly recommend Brownstone, just make sure you are extremely involved and stress things that you absolutely do not want to go wrong. We had so many compliments from people saying it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and that is thanks to brownstone.
We actually found this venue by one of our friends getting married here the year before us. We fell in love when we went Read more...
We actually found this venue by one of our friends getting married here the year before us. We fell in love when we went to their wedding. They raved about Kay-Kay and how amazing she was so we were very excited when we decided to book our wedding their as well. The wedding itself was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately a few things did not go as planned because Kay-Kay was not our planner. Our planner was super nice and a total sweetheart, but there were some things that didn't get done that we had requested. All in all, we do not regret having our wedding there at all because it was absolutely gorgeous! We just wish somethings could have turned out differently and we wouldn't have been so rushed at our own wedding. But at the end of the day, it was a wedding and you can't expect it to go perfectly! We still highly recommend Brownstone, just make sure you are extremely involved and stress things that you absolutely do not want to go wrong. We had so many compliments from people saying it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever been to and that is thanks to brownstone. Read less
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