Have your perfect day at Ardenwood Historic Farm

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Where History and Hospitality
Tie the Knot

With History dating back to the 1850’s, Ardenwood Historic Farm offers a journey back in time. The stately Patterson House, a beautiful 19th-century mansion restored to its original elegance, graces the grounds at Ardenwood Historic Farm. The expansive lawns and surrounding gardens create a magical atmosphere for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Walk down the illuminated pathway to find an archway covered in romantic twinkling lights as you enter the serene area of the farm completely surrounded by trees, the biggest redwood being showcased by uplighting and the perimeter of its lawn lined with glowing market lights. An arbor serves as the backdrop to our large concrete dance floor, and tall New York-style street lamps highlight the reception lawn. Ardenwood Historic Farm has preserved the Victorian Garden that now serves as a refuge for over 99 species of birds and is home to monarch butterflies through the winter. Palmdale Estates Events looks forward to hearing from you to plan your perfect day. Please find the event and contact information below.

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Open Seasonally from
late  April 
early October

SEASON DATES:
April 22nd, 2022 - October 2nd, 2022
April 29th, 2023 - October 8th, 2023

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Palmdale Estates Events operates Ardenwood Historic Farm as a full-service venue. We offer in-house buffet style catering & beverage service (including tables, chairs, linens, dinnerware, glassware, bartenders, and service staff), plus wedding day coordination and management. As such, every event at Ardenwood must meet a minimum based on the day of the week and guest count. Please see the brochure for more details.

All wedding details and inclusions, cost minimums, and catering/beverage information are outlined in our wedding brochures and buffet menu. 

For a personalized price proposal, and to book a venue tour, please fill in and submit the form here.

Love the idea of an outdoor ceremony, but would prefer an indoor reception?
You're in luck because we also offer a  Ceremony Only  option! 

Reviews for Palmdale Estates Events

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Absolute perfection!

If you’re looking for a beautiful, enchanted, and elegant outdoor wedding venue, look no further! Ardenwood Farms is absolutely breathtaking! Though the scenery is stunning, it’s the team behind the venue, Claire and Lindsey, that truly make this a stand-out venue. They absolutely brought our vision to life and made our dream wedding day a reality (and within a very reasonable budget). No detail or question was too small or silly. We were initially nervous about planning a wedding, but they made the process so easy and enjoyable. Claire and Lindsey are so down-to-earth and easy to talk to. You can really tell this isn’t just a job for Claire and Lindsey, but a passion they put their heart and soul into. Each wedding is very personal, and they made us feel so special from the very beginning. Not only did we have a perfect day, but all our guests and other vendors had a wonderful experience too. I can’t recommend Ardenwood and the Palmdale Estates team enough! Thank you for the most beautiful, special day!

- Amanda & Eric, July 2021

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Why book your wedding or special event with Palmdale Estates Events at Ardenwood Historic Farm?

  • Personalized Service - We strive to give each and every client the kind of service that we would want if the roles were reversed.  Each and every wedding is unique to each couple and we want to help you highlight this on your wedding day. We've been lucky enough to be a part of several cultural celebrations and have been witness to many different wedding traditions unfold.  We love seeing the ways in which your wedding day reflects each couple and their families. 

  • Service-Oriented - we will do what we can to make sure you feel taken care of and supported, not only on the wedding day but throughout planning too!  We have many years of accumulated experience allowing our couples and clients to have access to professional advice and knowledge throughout the planning process.  

  • We are a Sustainable Venue  - reduce, reuse, recycle is our motto! We compost, use recyclable materials whenever we can, upcycle most of our decor and rentals, and, with the couple's permission, we donate leftover food to The Daily Bowl to help those in need in the Fremont and larger Bay Area community.  Sustainability is at the center of everything we do and every decision we make. We respect and cherish the land we use and always aim to honor its natural beauty. 

  • Historic Land - Ardenwood Historic Farm has been a part of the Fremont community since the 1850s and was established as a park in 1985.  Ardenwood was generously donated to the City of Fremont by the Patterson Family and has since been maintained and operated by East Bay Regional Park District. 

  • Hidden Gem - We have 240 acres of preserved land, right in the middle of the Bay Area! Secluded from the hustle and bustle of a modern-day city, your guests will feel like they are in a magical oasis of nature.  You will hear birds chirping, squirrels climbing trees, butterflies fluttering throughout the native gardens, and be overcome with a sense of serenity and historic allure.  

  • Return to Reminisce  - Ardenwood is perfect for family days out, picnics, birthday parties.  EBRPD plans many annual activities that are very family-friendly so you can come back with generations to come.  Ardenwood is also open to the public on Tuesdays- Sundays which means you can also come to visit any time just to hang out. 

  • Covid Conscious  - our team is fully vaccinated, wears masks during service, and sanitizes regularly.  We refer to Government information to ensure we are complying with all recommendations and regulations. We have also put modifications in place to protect your guests while attending events at Ardenwood.

  • LGBTQI+ Friendly  - We are inclusive of all people and all love stories! If there is anything we can do better based on any interaction or experience you have with our team, we want to know! 

Introducing...

Our new venue, opening for weddings & events in 2022!

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