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Los Altos History Museum is one of the sweetest wedding venues in the South Bay! Barely more than ten minutes from both Stanford and Google, you would never guess that you’d find such a charming space for weddings literally nestled right in the heart of Silicon Valley. The beautiful courtyard in front of the museum is surrounded by greenery and strung with string lights. It is the perfect spot for both ceremony and al fresco dining! Can you believe that in ten years of hosting weddings, they have only had rain three times?! After the sun sets, dancing happens inside the museum itself where large glass doors open up into the courtyard.

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Venue archway for sweetheart table

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Reception Courtyard

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Venue House

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Gazebo

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Venue Arbor and Picnic Tables


Los Altos History Museum Wedding Pricing + Information:

Information current as of October 1, 2019

Number of Guests: 225 max.

Catering:  Los Altos History Museum has a list of preferred caterers that are all very familiar with the venue. Using a preferred caterer helps make the day go smoothly, but it is possible to bring in caterers not on the list for an additional $1000 fee.

Average price: For Fridays and Sundays, the booking fee is $5400 with an additional application fee of $825 and a $1350 deposit for security and rentals for a total of $7575. For Saturdays, the booking fee is $6700 with an additional application fee of $825 and a $1350 deposit for security and rentals for a total of $8875.

Standard package: The standard package includes 9 hours of rental of the string-light filled courtyard, the museum itself and the surrounding grounds. There is plenty of parking surrounding the museum. There are also chairs and tables available for rental at lower prices than outside companies.

Alcohol: Couples can choose from a variety of wine, champagne and beer to serve at an open bar.

Dates + Numbers: Los Altos History Museum is generally open for weddings from the first weekend of May to the first weekend of October. It hosts 40-45 weddings per year.

Contact the Facilities & Rentals Manager, Mark Perry, at mperry@losaltoshistory.org to set up a venue visit of Lost Altos History Museum if you are considering it as your wedding venue! Don’t forget to let him know that Alice Che Photography sent you.

Contact me or email me at alice@aliceche.com to book photography for your Los Altos History Museum wedding now. For photos from a real wedding at Los Altos History Museum, check out this blog post. For similar wedding venues, you may like Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park.

Alice Che is a San Francisco Wedding Photographer based in the Bay Area specializing in intimate, emotional wedding, engagement, couple and boudoir photography. Serving the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.

Los Altos History Museum, Wedding Venues

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