a rolling hillside in Walnut Creek’s Ygnacio Valley, The Gardens at Heather
Farm reside on 6 acres adjoining Heather Farm Park. The site offers sweeping
views of majestic Mt. Diablo, while overlooking the bird and wildlife
sanctuary surrounding the park’s lagoon.
You can exchange your vows at the slate-tile roofed Gazebo, surrounded
by thousands of blooming roses in the Cowden Rose Garden. Elegant white
wooden folding chairs are included in your rental. Afterwards, your guests
can stroll through the gardens on their way to the patio, an ideal spot
for pre-dinner cocktails. This large terrace is bordered by raised tile
planters filled with “sensory” plants offering a fragrant and visual variety
of colors and textures. The patio features a caterer-friendly pavilion
with a sink and electrical outlets – perfect for serving appetizers and
Receptions are usually held upstairs in the Camellia Room. Light and
airy, it has a high beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows that afford
a commanding view of Mt. Diablo and the gardens. The sun sets opposite
these picture windows, bathing the view in warm afternoon light. With
its neutral walls and wood-grain floor, this pleasant space is easy
to decorate. A spacious wraparound deck gives guests access to the outdoors;
to explore the gardens they simply take the ramp or stairs from the deck
to the patio and pavilion below.
The Gardens provides set up and take down of all tables and chairs, and a building attendant onsite throughout your event. Generally, your caterer provides all linens and tableware. Choose from 12 caterers on our preferred list (additional fees for off-list caterers).