Los Altos History Museum




Located in one of the few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the Los Altos History Museum and its beautifully landscaped grounds are perfect for celebrations of all sizes and types. Opened in spring of 2001, the Museum resides in an impressive three-level, 8,200-square-foot building. Full of rich history and natural décor, this venue provides a memorable space for your special day. The lushly landscaped courtyard in the landmark J. Gilbert Smith House is ideal for evening receptions under the stars. Built in 1905, the House is nestled under majestic heritage oaks and has been meticulously refurbished to replicate a farmhouse of the 1930’s. Your guests can enjoy the truly unique setting while taking in the vibrant history of Los Altos, CA.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Museum/Gallery, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 225 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 235 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up for the outdoor area can start at 2:00PM. Museum access must start after 4:00PM. Events must end by 11:00PM. Ceremony only weddings are not available on Saturdays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $4,625 to $5,625 for ceremony and reception and includes 6 hours of event time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding is $2,500. Ceremony only weddings are not available on Saturdays. Additional hours can be arranged for $325/hr. A refundable security deposit of $1,250 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Los Altos History Museum is estimated at between $14,171 and $25,942 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


BYO, Choose from List



Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Ceremony arch
Dance floor
Coat check room
Outdoor lighting
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Approved outside caterer allowed
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 11:00PM
Outside caterer allowed for a fee of $500
Beer, wine and 2 signature cocktails allowed
No rice, birdseed, or glitter