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The Gardens at Heather Farm

Walnut Creek , CA

LOCATION

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

PHONE

925-947-1678

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Embracing a rolling hillside in Walnut Creek’s Ygnacio Valley, The Gardens at Heather Farm resides on six acres of natural garden landscape with sweeping views of majestic Mt. Diablo and... Read more
Embracing a rolling hillside in Walnut Creek’s Ygnacio Valley, The Gardens at Heather Farm resides on six acres of natural garden landscape with sweeping views of majestic Mt. Diablo and the fountains of our neighboring park’s lagoon. Bride and groom exchange vows beneath the climbing roses and slate-tiled roof of our Gazebo, surrounded by thousands more blooming roses in the Cowden Rose Garden.

Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy strolling through the gardens on their way to the Patio and Pavilion, an ideal spot for a pre-dinner gathering or cocktail hour. Bordered by a raised sensory garden, this large, terraced area features a caterer-friendly pavilion bar with granite counter, sink and electrical outlets – perfect for serving appetizers and drinks.

Receptions are held in the stately Camellia Room, a bright and airy banquet space, with high-beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows bathing the room in sunlight. Thanks to neutral walls and classic hardwood floors, this elegant room is easy to decorate with additional lights, draperies, lanterns or flowers. Adjacent to the main hall, there is a caterer's warming kitchen and a spacious wrap-around deck that gives guests access to the outdoors to explore.

The nearby Meadow Lawn, with its expansive grass area and decorative gate, is also available for outdoor receptions.

Our rentals team can customize wedding packages to fit a variety of needs and budgets.

We looking forward to hosting you on your special day! For more information or to book your wedding, call us at (925) 947-1678. Last-minute dates still available for summer and fall of 2015 -- call now! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
0
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club, Farm
Describe the style of your venue
Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
150
What event services do you offer?
Set Up
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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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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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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Ashley R.
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely postively loved my venue!!! Gardens at Heather Farms is an absolutely beautiful venue to get married at. The staff was accommodating and prompt in their responses. We booked the Camilla Room (main reception hall), the Pavillion Room (outdoor patio area) and the Gazebo (ceremony area) and it was absolutely perfect. The flowers were blooming, the sun was shining and it was quiet and serene. And while it there were people adjacent to the Gazebo (since it is near a park) they were respectful of the fact that a wedding was taking place! My wedding was absolutely perfect and the staff helped make my day one of the most memorable!
I absolutely postively loved my venue!!! Gardens at Heather Farms is an absolutely beautiful venue to get married at. The Read more...
I absolutely postively loved my venue!!! Gardens at Heather Farms is an absolutely beautiful venue to get married at. The staff was accommodating and prompt in their responses. We booked the Camilla Room (main reception hall), the Pavillion Room (outdoor patio area) and the Gazebo (ceremony area) and it was absolutely perfect. The flowers were blooming, the sun was shining and it was quiet and serene. And while it there were people adjacent to the Gazebo (since it is near a park) they were respectful of the fact that a wedding was taking place! My wedding was absolutely perfect and the staff helped make my day one of the most memorable! Read less
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kandk
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
The Gardens at Heather Farm is such a beautiful and affordable wedding venue. We looked at many different sites as a possibility for the venue of our wedding. The ironic thing about it all is that the Gardens at Heather Farm was our favorite, and least expensive, out of all the venues we looked at! We highly recommend renting the gazebo for a ceremony since the gardens are absolutely beautiful. We had our wedding in early September and all of the roses were perfectly blossomed, the weather was perfect, and we had a great time. We couldn't have asked for anything more.
The Gardens at Heather Farm is such a beautiful and affordable wedding venue. We looked at many different sites as a Read more...
The Gardens at Heather Farm is such a beautiful and affordable wedding venue. We looked at many different sites as a possibility for the venue of our wedding. The ironic thing about it all is that the Gardens at Heather Farm was our favorite, and least expensive, out of all the venues we looked at! We highly recommend renting the gazebo for a ceremony since the gardens are absolutely beautiful. We had our wedding in early September and all of the roses were perfectly blossomed, the weather was perfect, and we had a great time. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Read less
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jlc
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was perfect, the gardens were beautiful, the staff professional and most helpful for our special needs — all-in-all a superb location for our wedding. The wedding service was held in the gazebo/rose garden. It was a warm afternoon and the staff thoughtfully provided an awning for our guests for shade. The reception and celebration was held in the patio which beautifully accommodated our sixty guests with tables, sun umbrellas for guests, caterers and musicians. I can't recommend The Gardens at Heather Farm more highly as a wedding venue and can assure you that your wedding will go as smoothly as ours...
Our wedding was perfect, the gardens were beautiful, the staff professional and most helpful for our special needs Read more...
Our wedding was perfect, the gardens were beautiful, the staff professional and most helpful for our special needs — all-in-all a superb location for our wedding. The wedding service was held in the gazebo/rose garden. It was a warm afternoon and the staff thoughtfully provided an awning for our guests for shade. The reception and celebration was held in the patio which beautifully accommodated our sixty guests with tables, sun umbrellas for guests, caterers and musicians. I can't recommend The Gardens at Heather Farm more highly as a wedding venue and can assure you that your wedding will go as smoothly as ours... 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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Emily
Wedding:
8/13/2011
4.7/5.0
Just two weeks ago I had my wedding reception at The Gardens at Heather Farm, and I would highly recommend this venue. We found it to be the most affordable site in the East Bay, especially for all you get--10 hours of rental time, access to the reception hall, and ability to roam throughout their entire beautiful garden (a great spot for all of those photos)! Our guests loved exploring the rose garden, gazebo, and sensory garden before the reception began, and after sunset dancing in the moonlight on the patio. Their staff was extremely responsive and easy to work with. I appreciated their patience with all of my questions. It was also a bonus to us that they are a non-profit organization, hosting many students and horticulture lovers throughout the year. Not only was our money spent well but it went to support great cause!
Just two weeks ago I had my wedding reception at The Gardens at Heather Farm, and I would highly recommend this venue. We Read more...
Just two weeks ago I had my wedding reception at The Gardens at Heather Farm, and I would highly recommend this venue. We found it to be the most affordable site in the East Bay, especially for all you get--10 hours of rental time, access to the reception hall, and ability to roam throughout their entire beautiful garden (a great spot for all of those photos)! Our guests loved exploring the rose garden, gazebo, and sensory garden before the reception began, and after sunset dancing in the moonlight on the patio. Their staff was extremely responsive and easy to work with. I appreciated their patience with all of my questions. It was also a bonus to us that they are a non-profit organization, hosting many students and horticulture lovers throughout the year. Not only was our money spent well but it went to support great cause! Read less
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Sarah Smiles
Wedding:
10/2/2010
4.7/5.0
The Gardens are beautiful and the roses gorgeous. The water fountains and rock garden were perfect for pictures. Everything in the gazebo and garden was amazing. The Camilla room is a little dated looking and small. If you have a good imagination you can really spruce up the room like I did. I had to bring in other vendors for lighting, covering up one of the walls with a curtain, linens, etc. etc.. I would recommend this place for someone who wants a small and intimate wedding day. You do have to watch out for extra fees like using non preffered caterers and such. I also wish you could rent the venue past twelve o'clock, but you can't. All in all the outside location is beautiful, the inside needs a bit of work, and watch out for little kids riding their scooters past you during your ceremony! It is a public park!
The Gardens are beautiful and the roses gorgeous. The water fountains and rock garden were perfect for pictures. Read more...
The Gardens are beautiful and the roses gorgeous. The water fountains and rock garden were perfect for pictures. Everything in the gazebo and garden was amazing. The Camilla room is a little dated looking and small. If you have a good imagination you can really spruce up the room like I did. I had to bring in other vendors for lighting, covering up one of the walls with a curtain, linens, etc. etc.. I would recommend this place for someone who wants a small and intimate wedding day. You do have to watch out for extra fees like using non preffered caterers and such. I also wish you could rent the venue past twelve o'clock, but you can't. All in all the outside location is beautiful, the inside needs a bit of work, and watch out for little kids riding their scooters past you during your ceremony! It is a public park! Read less
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The Gardens at Heather Farm responded with the following comments:

Thank you Sarah for the great review. I just wanted to mention that we now have a beautiful new floor with a wood-grain pattern in our banquet room. We have received many compliments on the room since then.

Another clarification is that we are not a public park, although we are adjacent to one. We block off the entrances from the park to our grounds during weddings. If anyone is causing a distraction before or during your ceremony (this very rarely happens), our building attendants are available to speak with them.
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Jeanette
Wedding:
4/25/2009
4.7/5.0
They were amazing- I would definitely recommend this vendor. They provided lists for preferred catering, florists, officiants, dj, photography, you name it. It is a stunningly beautiful site and for the price is unbeatable! The people working there are nice and welcoming and easy to work with.
They were amazing- I would definitely recommend this vendor. They provided lists for preferred catering, florists, Read more...
They were amazing- I would definitely recommend this vendor. They provided lists for preferred catering, florists, officiants, dj, photography, you name it. It is a stunningly beautiful site and for the price is unbeatable! The people working there are nice and welcoming and easy to work with. Read less
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DEALS

15% Off 2016 Weddings!
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Been dreaming about the perfect wedding by our beautiful garden-side Gazebo? Or how about an elegant dinner with amazing views? Well, then we've got just the thing to make your dreams come true! We're offering 15% OFF the booking of your wedding at The Gardens for any weekend date in 2016. Reservation and first payment must be made by August 31, 2015. Call (925) 947-1678 to get this super sweet deal!

Offer Expires: 08/31/2015
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