With six acres of beautiful terrain and a variety of indoor and outdoor areas, this serene and stylish locale in the “Jewel of the East Bay” is an ideal place to host an event. A year-round, working demonstration garden, the tree-lined property features lush, natural landscapes full of diverse plant life. Full of rustic charm and stunning scenery, The Gardens offers comfort and flexibility in intimate, customizable event spaces.
Gazebo & Rose Garden: Ceremony Elegance
The perfect place to say “I do.” The rose-covered Gazebo with its imported slate-tile roof provides a unique and classic backdrop for weddings or garden parties. Adjacent to the Gazebo, the stunning Cowden Rose Garden features thousands of brightly-colored roses, continuously blooming from spring through fall and filling the air with fragrance. With the neighboring lake and fountains in the background, it’s a choice spot for unforgettably romantic photos. It also makes a lovely setting for a whimsical garden party, baby shower or celebration of life. Encourage your guests to stroll and take in the inspiring scenery. Capacity: Up to 150.
Meadow Lawn: Open Nature
An open, grass area surrounded by Rugosa roses, pine trees and low shrubs, the Meadow Lawn is the perfect natural setting for an outdoor wedding ceremony, reception, cocktail hour or luncheon. Perched above the roses behind a rustic garden gate, it offers a lovely panoramic view of the entire garden. Picture an elegant outdoor brunch on a sunny Sunday, or saying your wedding vows under rustling leavings with birdsongs overhead. Also great for casual picnics and outdoor team-building activities. Ceremony chairs included; reception chairs and tables not included. Capacity: Up to 150.
Patio & Pavilion: Versatile Space
Ready-made for a festive cocktail hour or small reception, this space is vibrant and versatile. Bordered by a raised garden full of plants to stimulate the senses, a large, terraced area features a caterer-friendly pavilion bar with granite counter perfect for serving appetizers and drinks. With an open patio to accommodate table seating or dancing, and benches for quiet conversations, it’s an ideal place to be social and enjoy the outdoors. This area comes included in our full wedding ceremony and reception package, or can be rented on its own. Capacity: Up to 150 standing, up to 80 seated.
Camellia Room: Spacious Reception
Elegant, indoor receptions are held in this bright and airy room that features a vaulted, beamed ceiling, hardwood floors (perfect for dancing) and large windows bathing the room natural light. For stunning weddings and parties, showcase your theme and dress up the room with decorative lights, draperies, lanterns or flowers; or, for informal meetings and memorials, simply enjoy the beautiful garden views. Adjacent to the main hall, there is a bridal dressing room, a caterer’s warming kitchen, and a spacious wrap-around deck that can be used for food/beverage service and gives guests access to the outdoors. Also a great choice for business luncheons, corporate presentations and fundraisers. Capacity: Up to 150.
Rotary Room: Casual Meeting
Our downstairs classroom space is a smart choice for meetings, training seminars and workshops. It features a large whiteboard, projection screen, and wireless internet access, as well as a large counter space to set up coffe/tea stations and food platters. Adjacent to our Patio & Pavilion space, the room has its own exterior entrance for easy access to the garden and parking areas. Capacity: Up to 30.