Conveniently located between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Filoli Gardens is recognized as one of the finest remaining country estates of the early twentieth century. With over 16 acres of formal gardens, a one-of-a-kind grand ballroom, and nine dynamic event spaces, Filoli is the idyllic setting for wedding celebrations! Keep reading to learn more about their diverse outdoor and indoor event space options.

Outdoor Venue Spaces

The Entry Courtyard is an ideal evening event space for dramatic ceremonies, outdoor dinners, or cocktail receptions followed by dinner in the Ballroom. The capacity is 220 seated or 300 standing.

The Garden House overlooks the beautiful sunken and walled gardens. French doors impart an open, airy feel while providing wonderful views of the garden. The capacity of the house is 30 seated or 50 standing. The capacity of the lawn is 200 seated on rounds, 240 theater-style or 260 standing.

The Dining Room Terrace is located on the south side of the historic house and features a large tree at its center. This is a lovely space for festive cocktail parties or intimate dinners. The capacity is 80 seated or 150 standing.

The Woodland Garden Court is framed by stately coast live oaks and features a built in stage that overlooks the pool and woodland garden. It’s ideal for dinners and receptions with dancing. The capacity is 600 seated or 1,000 standing.

With crystal blue waters, the expansive pool is surrounded by pristine lawns. This space is ideal for cocktail hours, dinners or dancing under the pavilion. The capacity is 140 seated or 220 standing.

The formal lawns on the west side of the home were designed with low profile plantings to showcase the magnificent view of the redwood foothills to the west. Perfect for large-scale dinners or cocktail receptions. The capacity is 400 seated or 600 standing.

Indoor Venue Spaces

With over 22-foot ceilings, the Ballroom is Filoli’s gem. The walls are a lovely water-green color with gold leaf details. The magnificent crystal chandeliers, which are copies of those that hung in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles, and six elaborate crystal wall sconces with amethyst-colored crystal drops, complete the grand illumination of the ballroom. A built-in stage and grand piano offer the ideal space for live entertainment. The capacity is 120 seated at rounds, 145 theater-style or 200 standing. 

Nestled in the woodland and native garden at Filoli, the beautiful conservatory-style Quail’s Nest Cafe offers a peaceful setting with memorable cuisine by Crystal Springs Catering. The capacity is 60 seated and 90 standing.

Preferred Wedding Planners

Due to the detailed nature of events at Filoli, they require a wedding planner for all weddings. Their recommended planners have proven success and have produced spectacular events. They include Bustle Events, Morgan Events, Bash Please, Michelle Rago Destinations, and Laurie Arons. 

We have had the pleasure of filming a handful of weddings in Northern California. Click here and take a look at our Northern California wedding films that will surely inspire you to plan your special day at Filoli Gardens and beyond.


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