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The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek , CA
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1540 Marchbanks Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94598 US (map)

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925-947-1678
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ABOUT US

Natural. Beautiful. Versatile. Perched on a lush hillside in picturesque Walnut Creek, The Gardens at Heather Farm offers a serene, stylish setting and stunning natural landscapes... Read more
Natural. Beautiful. Versatile. Perched on a lush hillside in picturesque Walnut Creek, The Gardens at Heather Farm offers a serene, stylish setting and stunning natural landscapes perfect for your special day. With both indoor and outdoor spaces to host your whole event, your wedding will flow seamlessly from garden ceremony to cocktails at the outdoor patio & bar to an unforgettable reception enjoyed by family and friends.

Couples with a penchant for classic romance will cherish tying the knot beneath the rose-covered Gazebo, surrounded by 1000 rose bushes that bloom from spring through fall -- no extra decorations needed! An open, grassy area with panoramic garden views and a variety of pretty trees and shrubs, the Meadow Lawn is also an ideal natural setting for outdoor ceremonies. After the "I-do's," brides and grooms will enjoy a huge array of prime photo-taking spots, as guests stroll through the gardens on their way to the Patio and Pavilion, an ideal place for cocktail hour, complete with large, granite-topped bar and adjacent to raised beds full of colorful plants. Receptions are held in the elegant Camellia Room, a bright and airy banquet space, with high-beamed ceilings, skylights and large windows bathing the room in natural light. Thanks to neutral walls and classic hardwood floors (perfect for dancing), this elegant room is easy to decorate with additional lighting, draperies, lanterns or flowers. Adjacent to the main room, there is a bridal dressing area, a caterer's warming kitchen and a spacious wrap-around deck that gives guests access to the outdoors to explore.

In addition to being a top-rated Bay Area wedding venue, The Gardens at Heather Farm is also a nonprofit public garden and nature education center helping to spread community-wide appreciation for our natural world, and your wedding fees help support this mission. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Park / Zoo
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Clean Up, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What event items are available?
Chairs, Furniture, Tables
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.7/5.0
The Garden was beautiful! The venue was amazingly convenient in that the ceremony took place right outside the area we were holding the reception. People could walk the grounds while we got beautiful pictures taken. Best part is that we didn't have a need to pay for flowers since it was such a well maintained garden and in bloom in October!
The Garden was beautiful! The venue was amazingly convenient in that the ceremony took place right outside the area we Read more...
The Garden was beautiful! The venue was amazingly convenient in that the ceremony took place right outside the area we were holding the reception. People could walk the grounds while we got beautiful pictures taken. Best part is that we didn't have a need to pay for flowers since it was such a well maintained garden and in bloom in October! Read less
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Fiona
Wedding:
10/29/2016
4.6/5.0
We searched high and low for our perfect venue and we found it at Heather Farms. If you are looking here and have a date in mind during the wedding season, GO EARLY! We were there a year out and got the very last Saturday in October, and we almost missed it!! The staff were very responsive and accommodating, they allowed us to visit and scout the place out many times after booking, and were always on top of responding to my questions. The venue is beautiful and the gazebo is an excellent place for the ceremony. There is a rain option to move the ceremony into the reception hall at no cost (very important for someone looking in October/November). There was potential for rain on our day, but Kelly didn't stress me out about it by waiting to call until the day before to ask how we wanted to proceed. Luckily, we had no rain and were able to enjoy all of the beautiful expanse of the gardens.
We searched high and low for our perfect venue and we found it at Heather Farms. If you are looking here and have a date Read more...
We searched high and low for our perfect venue and we found it at Heather Farms. If you are looking here and have a date in mind during the wedding season, GO EARLY! We were there a year out and got the very last Saturday in October, and we almost missed it!! The staff were very responsive and accommodating, they allowed us to visit and scout the place out many times after booking, and were always on top of responding to my questions. The venue is beautiful and the gazebo is an excellent place for the ceremony. There is a rain option to move the ceremony into the reception hall at no cost (very important for someone looking in October/November). There was potential for rain on our day, but Kelly didn't stress me out about it by waiting to call until the day before to ask how we wanted to proceed. Luckily, we had no rain and were able to enjoy all of the beautiful expanse of the gardens. Read less
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Fatemah
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
We loved our venue. We had our ceremony at the garden gazebo area and reception a short walk away. Tons of greenery and beautiful flowers. Our guest constantly complimented our wedding venue. We wanted a venue where our guest didn't have to drive around. The Marriott Hotel gave free shuttle rides to and from the venue to the hotel for our guest. This was important since we had an open bar. No complaints :)
We loved our venue. We had our ceremony at the garden gazebo area and reception a short walk away. Tons of greenery and Read more...
We loved our venue. We had our ceremony at the garden gazebo area and reception a short walk away. Tons of greenery and beautiful flowers. Our guest constantly complimented our wedding venue. We wanted a venue where our guest didn't have to drive around. The Marriott Hotel gave free shuttle rides to and from the venue to the hotel for our guest. This was important since we had an open bar. No complaints :) Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
11/13/2015
5.0/5.0
My November wedding was beautiful and amazing. After looking at several outdoor venues and being displeased with the sites my husband and I knew this was the place for us the second we parked the car. Its so romantic and fun and gorgeous. Our wedding guests were so impressed with this venue. The staff are very professional and accomidating. If you are looking for an amazing venue then this would be it.
My November wedding was beautiful and amazing. After looking at several outdoor venues and being displeased with the sites Read more...
My November wedding was beautiful and amazing. After looking at several outdoor venues and being displeased with the sites my husband and I knew this was the place for us the second we parked the car. Its so romantic and fun and gorgeous. Our wedding guests were so impressed with this venue. The staff are very professional and accomidating. If you are looking for an amazing venue then this would be it. Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
This Venue is beautiful!! Had my wedding here and they were so accommodating to my every need. Not one thing went wrong. Would recommend this venue to anyone and you cant beat the price either!
This Venue is beautiful!! Had my wedding here and they were so accommodating to my every need. Not one thing went wrong. Read more...
This Venue is beautiful!! Had my wedding here and they were so accommodating to my every need. Not one thing went wrong. Would recommend this venue to anyone and you cant beat the price either! Read less
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Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I got married here on May 3 2015. It was absolutely the perfect venue for us: gorgeous, affordable, great amenities, and they were fine with my dog being in the ceremony. We really lucked out in the timing of our wedding; it was a beautiful sunny day and all the flowers were just amazing....even the roses on the gazebo were in full bloom. That said, we visited the venue at several times of year while planning our wedding and it was always gorgeous, so even if you can't do spring it would still be a great venue. We had our ceremony at the gazebo, our cocktail hour at the pavilion, and our reception in the Camellia room. The Camellia room is set up with absolutely everything you could ever need for a wedding reception (yes the reception chairs are not exactly gorgeous, but we didn't care about that--the ceremony chairs were very nice, though). In addition to the gorgeous setting and fabulous facilities, the people that work in the office there are amazing. I would e-mail them with the most inane and random questions and they always got back to me immediately and they were always super friendly and professional. They do have a list that you have to choose from for caterers, but we didn't find that to be a negative, that means your caterer (we chose Elegant Occasions, highly recommended) will be familiar with the venue which is a great bonus. I highly recommend this venue, I can't think of a single negative thing to say!
I got married here on May 3 2015. It was absolutely the perfect venue for us: gorgeous, affordable, great amenities, and Read more...
I got married here on May 3 2015. It was absolutely the perfect venue for us: gorgeous, affordable, great amenities, and they were fine with my dog being in the ceremony. We really lucked out in the timing of our wedding; it was a beautiful sunny day and all the flowers were just amazing....even the roses on the gazebo were in full bloom. That said, we visited the venue at several times of year while planning our wedding and it was always gorgeous, so even if you can't do spring it would still be a great venue. We had our ceremony at the gazebo, our cocktail hour at the pavilion, and our reception in the Camellia room. The Camellia room is set up with absolutely everything you could ever need for a wedding reception (yes the reception chairs are not exactly gorgeous, but we didn't care about that--the ceremony chairs were very nice, though). In addition to the gorgeous setting and fabulous facilities, the people that work in the office there are amazing. I would e-mail them with the most inane and random questions and they always got back to me immediately and they were always super friendly and professional. They do have a list that you have to choose from for caterers, but we didn't find that to be a negative, that means your caterer (we chose Elegant Occasions, highly recommended) will be familiar with the venue which is a great bonus. I highly recommend this venue, I can't think of a single negative thing to say! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
8/16/2014
4.8/5.0
Great venue; the gardens are incredible. The staff was very friendly and easy to get in touch with during our planning. We highly recommend this location!
Great venue; the gardens are incredible. The staff was very friendly and easy to get in touch with during our planning. We Read more...
Great venue; the gardens are incredible. The staff was very friendly and easy to get in touch with during our planning. We highly recommend this location! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved this venue! The ceremony needed no extra flowers because it was gorgeous all on its own! We walked through a rose garden into a gazebo. It was perfect. The cocktail area was shaded and had a big bar area. The reception area had gorgeous windows and high ceilings. It easily fit our 109 guests and had enough dance floor space for EVERYONE to dance! It was a perfect place to get married :)
I loved this venue! The ceremony needed no extra flowers because it was gorgeous all on its own! We walked through a rose Read more...
I loved this venue! The ceremony needed no extra flowers because it was gorgeous all on its own! We walked through a rose garden into a gazebo. It was perfect. The cocktail area was shaded and had a big bar area. The reception area had gorgeous windows and high ceilings. It easily fit our 109 guests and had enough dance floor space for EVERYONE to dance! It was a perfect place to get married :) Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing Venue for both ceremony and reception, they also include tables and chairs with your rental! Stunning amount of roses.
Amazing Venue for both ceremony and reception, they also include tables and chairs with your rental! Stunning amount of Read more...
Amazing Venue for both ceremony and reception, they also include tables and chairs with your rental! Stunning amount of roses. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
9/14/2013
4.5/5.0
Choosing a wedding venue is the first and one of the hardest things to do when you start planning a wedding. After viewing a few other venues within similar price ranges, we checked out the Gardens at Heather Farms as it is near where both my husband and I grew up. We signed up for a tour that was very informative! They do have some rules (as any venue will have) like no throwing rice and choosing a caterer off a preferred vendor list. But, the beauty of the garden and reception hall completely make you forget about that! We were able to plan and have the wedding of our dreams!! I had an easy time working with the staff and when I lost my wedding bag, they opened their arms and hearts to me and helped look everywhere for it. I would definitely recommend using this facility for a wedding or any large event!!
Choosing a wedding venue is the first and one of the hardest things to do when you start planning a wedding. After viewing Read more...
Choosing a wedding venue is the first and one of the hardest things to do when you start planning a wedding. After viewing a few other venues within similar price ranges, we checked out the Gardens at Heather Farms as it is near where both my husband and I grew up. We signed up for a tour that was very informative! They do have some rules (as any venue will have) like no throwing rice and choosing a caterer off a preferred vendor list. But, the beauty of the garden and reception hall completely make you forget about that! We were able to plan and have the wedding of our dreams!! I had an easy time working with the staff and when I lost my wedding bag, they opened their arms and hearts to me and helped look everywhere for it. I would definitely recommend using this facility for a wedding or any large event!! Read less
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