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Marin Art and Garden Center Wedding

Micah and Grace celebrated their love on a gorgeous fall day at the Marin Art and Garden Center. The stunning gardens provided a picturesque backdrop for their outdoor ceremony, surrounded by blooming flowers and towering trees. As the sun began to set, guests moved to the spacious courtyard for a lively reception filled with delicious food, drinks, and dancing under the stars. The couple’s attention to detail was evident throughout the entire day, from the stunning floral arrangements to the charming rustic decor that perfectly complemented the venue’s natural beauty. Micah and Grace’s wedding was a true reflection of their love and unique personalities, creating memories that they will cherish forever. The Marin Art and Garden Center provided the perfect setting for this memorable occasion, offering a magical blend of natural beauty and modern amenities to ensure that every detail was perfect for their special day.

 

 

How to plan a Marin Art and Garden Center Wedding

What is the capacity of the event spaces at Marin Art and Garden Center?

Marin Art and Garden Center offers a variety of event spaces that can accommodate weddings of different sizes. The Livermore Pavilion is the largest event space and can accommodate up to 250 guests. The Garden Room is a smaller indoor space that can accommodate up to 80 guests, while the outdoor gardens can accommodate up to 300 guests. The Patio area is ideal for a smaller, more intimate wedding with up to 50 guests. Marin Art and Garden Center allows clients to bring in their own vendors, including caterers, florists, and other event professionals. However, they do have a list of preferred vendors that they can recommend. Working with a preferred vendor can be beneficial as they are familiar with the venue and its policies, and have a good working relationship with the staff.

What is the cost for a Marin Art and Garden Center wedding?

The cost to rent Marin Art and Garden Center for a wedding varies depending on the event space chosen, the day of the week, and the time of year. For example, rates are typically higher during peak wedding season in the summer months. Clients should contact the venue directly to inquire about pricing and availability. The rental fee for Marin Art and Garden Center includes use of the event space, tables and chairs, and basic event setup and cleanup. However, additional services such as catering, decor, and AV equipment are not included in the rental fee. Events must end by 10 pm, with cleanup completed by 11 pm. Clients are allowed to access the event space up to two hours prior to the start of the event for setup and decorating.

What is the backup plan in case of bad weather?

Marin Art and Garden Center has a backup plan in case of bad weather. The Livermore Pavilion and Garden Room both have indoor spaces available in case of rain or inclement weather. Additionally, clients can rent tents for outdoor events, which can provide cover from the rain or shade from the sun. There is on-site parking available for guests at Marin Art and Garden Center. The venue has a parking lot that can accommodate up to 150 vehicles. Additional parking can be arranged for larger events.

What is the process for booking a wedding date at Marin Art and Garden Center?

To book a wedding at Marin Art and Garden Center, clients should first contact the venue to inquire about availability and pricing. Once a date is chosen, clients will need to sign a contract and pay a deposit to secure the date. The remaining balance will be due closer to the wedding date. Please note that Marin Art and Garden Center does not have a coordinator on staff to assist with wedding planning and day-of coordination. However, clients are welcome to hire their own wedding planner or day-of coordinator to assist with the event. The venue staff can provide recommendations for local wedding planners if needed.

Marin Art and Garden Center Wedding Planning

Prospective couples are welcome to take wedding photos in the gardens at Marin Art and Garden Center. The gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for photos, and clients are encouraged to take advantage of this unique feature of the venue. There are some restrictions on decor and lighting at Marin Art and Garden Center to ensure the safety of guests and the protection of the historic property. For example, open flames and candles are not allowed, and decorations cannot be attached to the walls or trees. Clients should discuss their decor plans with the venue staff to ensure compliance with the policies. Clients can have both the ceremony and reception at Marin Art and Garden Center. The venue offers a variety of event spaces that can be used for both the ceremony and reception, including the Livermore Pavilion, Garden Room, and outdoor gardens.

Second shot for the wonderful Zabrina Deng at Jeza Photography.

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Kimmi Cranes is a San Francisco event photographer and the main photographer of Starscape Studios

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