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Los Altos History Museum

Los Altos , CA

LOCATION

Los Altos, CA US 94022

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650-948-9427

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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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nwonga
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Sweet, sweet sweet place to get married. Simple yet beautiful. Not expensive at all.
Sweet, sweet sweet place to get married. Simple yet beautiful. Not expensive at all.
Sweet, sweet sweet place to get married. Simple yet beautiful. Not expensive at all. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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