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Los Altos History Museum

Los Altos , CA
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Los Altos, CA 94022 US (map)

PHONE

650-948-9427

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Nestled amidst majestic heritage oaks and one of the last few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the grounds and facilities of the Los Altos History Museum provide a... Read more
Nestled amidst majestic heritage oaks and one of the last few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the grounds and facilities of the Los Altos History Museum provide a captivating backdrop to enjoy and share life’s most significant events and create its most cherished memories.

Whether saying your wedding vows under the stately redwood pergola or dancing the night away with a view of lush moonlit gardens, you and your guests will never forget the experience as you make your own history in a setting of true natural beauty and relaxed sophistication. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Museum
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite

REVIEWS

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Nicole
Wedding:
9/25/2015
5.0/5.0
We stumbled upon this venue right down the street from our house and fell in love. We got married in September and had perfect weather, which is great because the venue is primarily outside. The brick patio has string lights and great ambiance at all times of the day/night. We We had very simple decor because the natrual beauty of the venue was just what we were going for. Mark, the events manager, was so easy to work with. He is laid back, honest, responsive, and overall great. The venue doesn't "come with anything" but we knew this going in and budgeted accordingly. I would HIGHLY recommend taking a look at this venue if you're even considering it.
We stumbled upon this venue right down the street from our house and fell in love. We got married in September and had Read more...
We stumbled upon this venue right down the street from our house and fell in love. We got married in September and had perfect weather, which is great because the venue is primarily outside. The brick patio has string lights and great ambiance at all times of the day/night. We We had very simple decor because the natrual beauty of the venue was just what we were going for. Mark, the events manager, was so easy to work with. He is laid back, honest, responsive, and overall great. The venue doesn't "come with anything" but we knew this going in and budgeted accordingly. I would HIGHLY recommend taking a look at this venue if you're even considering it. Read less
Services Used: Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Juli
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married at LAHM on 9/13/15. We had such an incredible experience having our big day at the most beautiful venue. I knew I wanted to get married here about two years before my (now!) husband and I became engaged. Once he popped the question, I immediately reached out to Mark Perry to get the ball rolling. Not only is he an incredibly kind, funny and knowledgeable guy but he put so much effort into answering all my (many) questions leading up to the wedding day. We referred to his wedding planning tools and recommended vendor list often. The vendors we ended up using were absolutely perfect and I would STRONGLY recommend you look into the ones we used for your LAHM wedding (Karen Pan of New Sunrise Events [coordinator], Kim Wakatsuki of FlowerStory [florist], Frank Loera of Sound in Motion [DJ & Photo Booth], Emily Rosengarth of Emily Jean Images [photographer], The Party Helpers [caterer], Sweet Puff Candy [cotton candy], Sugar Butter Flower [cake] and last but not least Andrew Boer of Boer Digital [videographer]! Thanks Mark and LAHM for a magical day!
My husband and I got married at LAHM on 9/13/15. We had such an incredible experience having our big day at the most Read more...
My husband and I got married at LAHM on 9/13/15. We had such an incredible experience having our big day at the most beautiful venue. I knew I wanted to get married here about two years before my (now!) husband and I became engaged. Once he popped the question, I immediately reached out to Mark Perry to get the ball rolling. Not only is he an incredibly kind, funny and knowledgeable guy but he put so much effort into answering all my (many) questions leading up to the wedding day. We referred to his wedding planning tools and recommended vendor list often. The vendors we ended up using were absolutely perfect and I would STRONGLY recommend you look into the ones we used for your LAHM wedding (Karen Pan of New Sunrise Events [coordinator], Kim Wakatsuki of FlowerStory [florist], Frank Loera of Sound in Motion [DJ & Photo Booth], Emily Rosengarth of Emily Jean Images [photographer], The Party Helpers [caterer], Sweet Puff Candy [cotton candy], Sugar Butter Flower [cake] and last but not least Andrew Boer of Boer Digital [videographer]! Thanks Mark and LAHM for a magical day! Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
We absolutely LOVED the Los Also History Museum for our wedding. We got married in August and it was absolutely perfect.

When we were looking for a venue we knew we didn't want a hotel or country club but with an invited guest list of 200+ we needed something that could accomodate a large crowd. After a lot of searching online I found some photography blog photos of LAHM and loved what I saw. So we made a time to meet Mark the coordinator and that was it, we were sold.

We fell in love with the brick patio, the large dance space inside the museum, all of the oak trees and the overall aesthetic the place has. It has a very elegant rustic Californian vibe to it. We really fell in love with a lot of the venue including -

- All of the bistro lights that hang over the brick patio - these lights looked amazing as the sun went down and added so much light we didn't need anything else except a little candlelight on the tables. Plus there's lighting on the house, the trees and pergolas.

-Really how big the dance floor is - we ended up having about 160 guests and so we loved having a really large dance floor - no one was cramped inside.

-All of the gardening - the flowers are well maintained at LAHM and so it doesn't need a lot of decor

- All of the photo options - the porch, outside the fence where the big oak tree and fence with ivy...it's all beautiful

- Easy and free parking

- Venue costs are not exhorbitant - some venues are $10k just to use the space which is ridiculous - the costs of LAHM were very fair for the area

- Access to the space starting at 2:30 - the caterer and our friends got access to the space early which means there's plenty of time to set everything up. Plus we got to have the wedding go until 10:30 - all the lights come on at 11 - which was a little later than other venues.

Working with Mark was amazing - he was so helpful with all of the questions we had and super fast in his responses.
We absolutely LOVED the Los Also History Museum for our wedding. We got married in August and it was absolutely perfect. Read more...
We absolutely LOVED the Los Also History Museum for our wedding. We got married in August and it was absolutely perfect.

When we were looking for a venue we knew we didn't want a hotel or country club but with an invited guest list of 200+ we needed something that could accomodate a large crowd. After a lot of searching online I found some photography blog photos of LAHM and loved what I saw. So we made a time to meet Mark the coordinator and that was it, we were sold.

We fell in love with the brick patio, the large dance space inside the museum, all of the oak trees and the overall aesthetic the place has. It has a very elegant rustic Californian vibe to it. We really fell in love with a lot of the venue including -

- All of the bistro lights that hang over the brick patio - these lights looked amazing as the sun went down and added so much light we didn't need anything else except a little candlelight on the tables. Plus there's lighting on the house, the trees and pergolas.

-Really how big the dance floor is - we ended up having about 160 guests and so we loved having a really large dance floor - no one was cramped inside.

-All of the gardening - the flowers are well maintained at LAHM and so it doesn't need a lot of decor

- All of the photo options - the porch, outside the fence where the big oak tree and fence with ivy...it's all beautiful

- Easy and free parking

- Venue costs are not exhorbitant - some venues are $10k just to use the space which is ridiculous - the costs of LAHM were very fair for the area

- Access to the space starting at 2:30 - the caterer and our friends got access to the space early which means there's plenty of time to set everything up. Plus we got to have the wedding go until 10:30 - all the lights come on at 11 - which was a little later than other venues.

Working with Mark was amazing - he was so helpful with all of the questions we had and super fast in his responses. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
This was the first and last choice for my husband and I. When we were shopping around for a reception venue, we were looking for something that reflected who we were as a couple. I have always wanted an outdoor wedding, we love the outdoors, we were looking for something fresh. Obviously a hotel reception was out of the question for us. We searched through Yelp for the perfect place and found the Los Altos History Museum. Of course you are paying to use just the museum as a venue and catering is separate. This was the PERFECT venue and when we were standing in the middle of the grounds, we just looked at each other with the biggest smiles. You really don't have to decorate much because they have beautiful flowers that just happened to bloom on our wedding day. The weather is perfect - not hot, not cold, just enough light. When it gets dark, the twinkling lights turn on and it just creates a romantic mood :) There is so much space for creativity i.e. photobooth, dance floor, etc.

What made our experience even better was the event coordinator, Mark Perry. He was simply awesome from the beginning and always willing to answer any questions, no matter how many time I had asked before (but forgot).

The museum even offers rentals on-site (taken out of your deposit). My guests have all had nothing, but the best remarks about our wedding day.
Thank you, Mark and the Los Altos History Museum!
This was the first and last choice for my husband and I. When we were shopping around for a reception venue, we were Read more...
This was the first and last choice for my husband and I. When we were shopping around for a reception venue, we were looking for something that reflected who we were as a couple. I have always wanted an outdoor wedding, we love the outdoors, we were looking for something fresh. Obviously a hotel reception was out of the question for us. We searched through Yelp for the perfect place and found the Los Altos History Museum. Of course you are paying to use just the museum as a venue and catering is separate. This was the PERFECT venue and when we were standing in the middle of the grounds, we just looked at each other with the biggest smiles. You really don't have to decorate much because they have beautiful flowers that just happened to bloom on our wedding day. The weather is perfect - not hot, not cold, just enough light. When it gets dark, the twinkling lights turn on and it just creates a romantic mood :) There is so much space for creativity i.e. photobooth, dance floor, etc.

What made our experience even better was the event coordinator, Mark Perry. He was simply awesome from the beginning and always willing to answer any questions, no matter how many time I had asked before (but forgot).

The museum even offers rentals on-site (taken out of your deposit). My guests have all had nothing, but the best remarks about our wedding day.
Thank you, Mark and the Los Altos History Museum! Read less
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lliu
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.7/5.0
In searching for a venue for our UNwedding, one criteria was a venue for a cause. Little did we know we would find it in our hometown of Los Altos. The LAHM is a hidden gem with a darling courtyard, a museum dedicated to preserving a small town's history and kid friendly to boot.

Not only is the museum a fabulous place for an unconventional wedding but the events coordinator, Carolyn Hopkins, is a jewel. She took our many unusual requests with enthusiasm and aplomb. She offered suggestions when we got stuck and problem solved efficiently. We incorporated games tables, karaoke, a fire pit for smores and she never batted an eye and made it all seem easy to do.

On wedding day I leaned on her heavily, and she managed the beer/ice levels, making not one but two runs to the liquor store for ice!

The Unwedding was a success for a non traditional wedding and reception - much in part to the LAHM & Carolyn.
In searching for a venue for our UNwedding, one criteria was a venue for a cause. Little did we know we would find it in Read more...
In searching for a venue for our UNwedding, one criteria was a venue for a cause. Little did we know we would find it in our hometown of Los Altos. The LAHM is a hidden gem with a darling courtyard, a museum dedicated to preserving a small town's history and kid friendly to boot.

Not only is the museum a fabulous place for an unconventional wedding but the events coordinator, Carolyn Hopkins, is a jewel. She took our many unusual requests with enthusiasm and aplomb. She offered suggestions when we got stuck and problem solved efficiently. We incorporated games tables, karaoke, a fire pit for smores and she never batted an eye and made it all seem easy to do.

On wedding day I leaned on her heavily, and she managed the beer/ice levels, making not one but two runs to the liquor store for ice!

The Unwedding was a success for a non traditional wedding and reception - much in part to the LAHM & Carolyn. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Los Altos History Museum was amazing!! Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Plus the venue was perfect and absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to get married in the Bay Area but reserve soon because they book up fast!
The Los Altos History Museum was amazing!! Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Plus the venue was perfect Read more...
The Los Altos History Museum was amazing!! Everyone was very friendly and easy to work with. Plus the venue was perfect and absolutely beautiful. I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to get married in the Bay Area but reserve soon because they book up fast! Read less
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