Private Events

Bring your dream event to life! The Garden provides the perfect setting for weddings, corporate events, baby showe

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Voted “Best Wedding Venue in the East Bay” by Diablo Magazine, 2020

rs, birthday, anniversary, memorial celebration and more.  Our amazing collection of succulents and drought tolerant plants provides a unique backdrop for your special occasion that you and your guests will never forget.  And our new Visitor & Education Center building adds indoor space options so you can have your event any time of year. The Garden’s unique, intimate venue of amazing landscapes and distinctive spaces is available for non-commercial use by individuals, businesses, corporations and nonprofit organizations with 501(c)3 status. Gatherings are held in several areas in the Garden depending on the size and type of event.

Check our online Private Rentals Calendar to see if your desired date is available.

Private Events

Book your special event with us today! Get started by completing our Private Event Inquiry Form and we will get back to you promptly to arrange a tour, discuss pricing, availability and other details about your special event, or call us at 925-378-7302.


Unify your love in a world-renowned garden! The Ruth Bancroft Garden features 3.5 acres of succulents and drought-tolerant plants that make for stunning photos and a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day.  Wedding receptions can be setup either outdoors or indoors in our new Visitor and Education Center.

Voted “Best Wedding Venue in the East Bay” by Diablo Magazine editors and readers, June 2020

Take a look at past weddings and special events.

View our Private Rentals Calendar to see if your desired date is available.

Get started by filling out our online Inquiry Form

Parties and Social Occasions

Planning for a special occasion?  The Garden offers both outdoor and indoor spaces that are perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, memorials, baby showers and more.  Your guests will appreciate the opportunity to celebrate among the Garden’s stunning collection of mature trees, cacti and succulents from around the world.   The Great Room in our new Visitor and Education Center accommodates 80-100 seated guests and can be arranged in a variety of ways to suit your needs.

View our Private Rentals Calendar to see if your desired date is available.

Click here to inquire about hosting your evening party at the Garden.

Business Meetings & Corporate Events

The Garden makes an excellent location for off-site business meetings, trainings, retreats or corporate social events.  You can get down to business in one of two indoor meeting rooms and then relax and socialize outside while exploring the Garden or enjoying a cocktail by the fire on our outdoor patio.  Depending upon your desired seating and table configurations, our Loft Room can accommodate 20-40 participants while our Great Room accommodates 80-100 seated guests.  If your event is well suited for simultaneous indoor and outdoor seating we can accommodate up to 180.

Click here submit an inquiry about having your event at the Garden.