Looking for a garden wedding in the Bay Area? Give some thought to the University of California Botanical Garden in Berkeley, which contains over 12,000 different kinds of plants from all over the world.
Established in 1890, the Garden offers several different sites for your wedding, with hourly rental rates starting at $50 an hour for the Oak Knoll location, on up to $275 an hour on Saturdays for the Conference Center and the Stephen J. Mather Redwood Grove and Amphitheatre, which can accommodate up to 130 people. Other sites of interest include The Garden of Old Roses for intimate weddings up to 30 people.
In addition to the two-hour minimum site rental fee, there are also a few required fees, such as a cleaning and damage deposit, security staff and rental monitor.
The Garden is located at 200 Centennial Drive #5045 in Berkeley. You can check availability or make reservations by contacting:
You can also take a virtual tour by going to: http://tour.circlepix.com/tour.htm?id=251985&refurl=