Weddings / Social Events / Business Meetings

COVID-19 Park Closures & Parking Restrictions to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety 
The COVID-19 health emergency remains a serious and evolving situation. The Park District has announced park area closures to limit overcrowding and public safety. All Visitor Centers, rental facilities and buildings - including bathrooms and water fountains - are CLOSED. Programs and events are canceled. If you do visit a Regional Park, follow all Social Distancing Requirements and bring water and hand sanitizer. There will also be NO trash collection due to limited staff, so pack out your trash (Pack It In/Pack It Out). Park picnic areas are closed, and all group gatherings prohibited. Some parks, developed park areas, parking lots, and entrance points will be closed. More details...

Facilities Notice
Our indoor rental facilities (Brazilian Room, Temescal Beach House, Fern Cottage, and MLK Shoreline Center) are CLOSED through at least Friday, July 31, 2020.
All Open Houses at the Brazilian Room and Temescal Beach House have been temporarily canceled until further notice.

We have also paused in-person visits and are not accepting new reservations while we wait on official reopening guidelines. If you’d like to schedule a virtual tour or be notified when we will reopen, please send our Rental Facilities Office an email at We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time!

Indoor Rental Facilities

Ardenwood Historic Farm ~ Outdoor Rental Location

Ardenwood Historic Farm (Fremont
The grounds are graced by the stately Patterson House, a beautiful 19th century mansion restored to its original elegance. The expansive lawns and surrounding gardens create a magical atmosphere for weddings, receptions and anniversary celebrations.
For questions or additional information, contact: or visit

Popular outdoor picnic sites for weddings

To reserve or check availability, call 1-888-EBPARKS or 1-888-327-2757, press option 2.
To get more information about Picnics please visit our Picnic FAQ page.
To see a list of all available picnic sites, please visit the Facilities website and click on the View Facilities button.