Allied Arts Guild




In 1929, wealthy art lovers Delight and Garfield Merner bought 3.5 acres of land at the edge of Menlo Park and began to realize their dream of creating an arts guild in California. Today, it is a place for artists to come together and share their wares. At the Allied Arts Guild, your special day will be held in a unique environment filled with rich history and unparalleled craftsmanship. Its beautiful gardens were inspired by the gardens the couple had visited in Spain. Paths are paved with stones from nearby San Francisquito Creek, and the tiles and objects of art used to decorate the walls were brought from Spain, Tunis and Morocco. The venue’s grounds and buildings provide a mixture of Spanish Colonial design and artistic charm – perfectly created to host an intimate gathering or a lavish gala beneath the stars.

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 150 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 150 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 150 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up can start at 9:00AM. Events must end by 10:00PM. The venue is not available for events on Sundays.

Rental Fees

The rental fee ranges from $6,500 to $8,000 and includes 7 hours of event time excluding set up and clean up time. The fee for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $2,000 to $3,000. A refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Allied Arts Guild is estimated at between $17,293 and $30,386 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Bride's dressing area
Coat check room
Tables and chairs provided
Outdoor lighting
Votive candles
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot

Special Restrictions

BYO alcohol
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
Choose from a list for catering
Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors
No smoking
Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer
Music must end by 9:00PM
No rice, seed, or confetti