Hakone Estate and Gardens

South Bay

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Description

As the oldest Asian estate and gardens in the Western Hemisphere, Hakone Estate and Gardens is a unique and intimate venue for your wedding ceremony and reception. Imagine exchanging vows in the ambiance of its beautiful Japanese gardens over a beautiful Koi pond with a cascading waterfall in the background. In Hakone’s tea and bamboo gardens, you will experience the elixir of art and nature in seamless unity. The historic Cultural Exchange Center (a replica of a 19th century Kyoto tea merchant's house) with its spacious deck overlooking the panoramic Silicon Valley is another stunning site for dinner beneath the starry sky. With 18 acres of magnificent beauty, you can be sure this venue will be the perfect site for a memorable night.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Outdoor

Services

Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception

Capacity

Max Indoor Ceremony: 80 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 180 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 60 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 180 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 3:00PM. Events must end by 10:00PM.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $3,000 to $8,500 for ceremony and reception and includes 7 1/2 hours of event time including set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $700 to $3,800. A refundable security deposit of $1000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Hakone Estate and Gardens is estimated at between $9,440 and $19,233 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.

Catering

BYO, Choose from List

Alcohol

BYO

Amenities Included

Event coordination
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day of onsite manager
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors only
Smoking in designated areas only
Music must end by 9:00PM
No flower petals, grains, and blow bubbles
Wine, Beer, Champagne and Sake are permitted; All other hard liquor must be served by licensed bartender/caterer