21000 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
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About Us

A tranquil place of peace and harmony. Come experience Hakone Gardens, the oldest Japanese-style residential gardens in the Western Hemisphere--eighteen acres of magnificent beauty nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga.

Guests enter through a large, formal gate into lush green Japanese gardens accented with an arched footbridge over a beautiful Koi pond with waterlillies and a cascading waterfall. Strolling along the winding paths, viewing the many sculptured trees, your guests will enjoy the unique setting of these beautiful gardens. The ambiance of Hakone Gardens is so special that you will always hold warmest memories of your wedding.

Hakone Gardens offers several different choices for your morning and evening wedding ceremony and reception. The Cultural Exchange Center is a replica of a 19th century Kyoto tea merchant's house and has a spacious deck overlooking the valley. The Lower House is adjacent to a serene Zen meditation garden. Several lovely outdoor settings are available in the gardens, including the Madrone Mound, Wisteria Pavillion, and Pond Garden.

Hakone is made up of a variety of hillside gardens, historic buildings, multi-tiered waterfalls and koi ponds, strolling gardens, unique lanterns, stonework and many other elements of Japan's ancient civilization. The harmonious placement of plants, stones, waterfalls and ponds are the essence of a Japanese garden and offer sublime beauty in all seasons.

We offer a preferred list of caterers to ease your wedding planning. For information for weddings, accommodations, pricing, and availability inquiries, please contact our Events Coordinator.