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Marin Art & Garden Center

30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd. PO Box 437
Ross, CA, CA
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(415) 454-1301

About Us

Located in Ross, California, Marin Art & Garden Center is a non-profit green cultural center that is a great location for your upcoming wedding ceremony and reception. The Garden Room and the Livermore Pavillion are the two gorgeous indoor venues that Marin Art & Garden Center offers. These two impressive locations provide an expansive garden patio, elegant interior, skylights, gas fireplaces, and spacious decks. Marin Art & Garden Center also has additional sites located on their property that include the Gazebo and Fountain Pond. Any one of these spots would be an ideal location for a stunning wedding ceremony and/or reception, as well as memorable pictures.

Facilities and Capacity
With 11 acres of beautiful, expertly-maintained gardens, Marin Art & Garden Center can accommodate up to 350 of your closest friends and family. The venue offers an endless amount of settings to choose from for your big day including indoor, covered outdoor and uncovered outdoor locations. Their historic banquet hall and gardens offer a classic, vintage, and outdoorsy style to any special occasion.

Services Offered
In addition to their beautiful venue and gardens, Marin Art & Garden Center also offers several services for their clients. The wedding events that they have hosted in the past include ceremonies, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, elopements, and receptions. Some of their services include:


Cuisine
Although Marin Art & Garden Center does not have an on-site chef or culinary team, the venue does provide a list of approved caterers that they have worked closely with throughout the years. This list offers practically any type of cuisine you could ever crave and all of the caterers on our list are certified Green businesses that practice sustainability.

Going Green MAGC was founded in 1945 by the head of the Bay Area Conservation League. Our mission since 1945 has been to perserve the natural environment. In 2019 MAGC won the Green business of the year award for sustainability practices.


Jake Beckerman-Hsu

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1.2 out of 5
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  • It's a really beautiful space and the majority of the people there are great, but dealing with Stacey and Gina is a huge headache. Because of the two of them, I wouldn't recommend it. Things really started to go poorly about four months before our wedding. As we started to ask some more detailed questions, we stopped getting answers. For example, I asked if they had the dimensions of the gazebo so we would know how big a garland to get to decorate it. I get a reply from Gina over a week later: "not sure what the dimensions are of the gazebo." I asked again, explaining it would help us with the garland. Stacey replies back this time: "Who is your planner/coordinator? They should be managing these details." What's the difference if my wedding planner asks it rather than me asking it? Why not just answer my question? It takes about a minute to walk from their office to the gazebo... We were planning all of this while living in Boston. Otherwise, we would have just gone to measure it o... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    You are right. I will respond to this. But I would not put this all on you. It is really our fault for not requiring you to have a professional planner. The Marin Art & Garden Center is a Non-profit organization that provides its space for weddings to help fund the non-profit. Gina and I are not wedding planners. We simply rent you the space and the rules are in the contract. When I spoke with you on the phone I was very concerned that you were trying to plan your entire wedding from afar without a planner, and I think that is where we got off on the wrong foot. I'm not sure why you were so against taking my advice to get professional help or why you felt that lying would be the right decision, but I was thankful when you had "hired" a planner, as most planners would be able to guide you through the planning process and answer questions. We host over 80 weddings a year here and in the past 7 years that I've been here I have not seen a wedding that didn't have either dancing or entertainment. So I was surprised when your sister-in-law said there would be no dancing. It was not a dig on your culture, and I do apologize if t came across that way. That all being said I am glad that you and your guests were able to enjoy the property and have a memorable wedding.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 3,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 1,500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Bridal Suite, Chairs, Lighting/Sound, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Server(s)

    What is the starting price per person for bar service?

    $ 30.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Signature Drink

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

    2

    Describe your venue

    Banquet Hall, Garden, Park

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Covered Outdoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Elopements, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Clean Up, Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms, Pet Friendly, Preferred Vendors Only, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, Outside Alcohol, Signature Drink

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Lighting, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, November, December



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