Sanborn Park’s 3,500 acres of Redwood Forests, meandering streams and chaparrals serve as the backdrop to the 35-acre campus of the Walden West Science Center. This enchanting, woodsy environment provides the perfect setting for your Saratoga wedding. Have your guests witness you exchange vows amongst the redwoods at Walden West’s rustic ceremony site. After the ceremony guests can enjoy a cocktail in one of several choice locations. The culmination of your wedding celebration is a reception in the center’s cozy reception hall. Two large display screens feature a photo slideshow detailing your history as a couple. The reception hall also features large windows, exposed ducts and an indoor amphitheater. You and your guests will enjoy a delightful menu, prepared by either of their two preferred vendors, that will tailor your menu to your specifications. The on-site wedding coordinator will work closely with you to ensure that every detail of your special day is in order from start to finish.
Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception
Max Indoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 200 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 200 guests
Set up time can start on Friday 4-7 PM or as early as 10:00 AM on Saturday. Event must end by 10:00 PM.
The rental fee is $5,000 for a ceremony and reception. The rental includes the venue from Friday evening and Saturday 10 AM to 10 PM. The site fee includes the following: venue coordinator/site manager, outdoor sound system, ceremony and reception chairs, tables, and access to multiple cocktail and dancing areas. Catering is provided by one of their preferred caterers, averaging $50 per person, some options including rentals and event coordinators. A deposit of $2,500 is required at the time of signing a contract and is applied to your balance. There will also be a refundable security deposit of $1,500 due 1 month prior to the wedding. Saturday overnight stay begins at $6,500 for up to 50 guests and $40 for each additional guest. Bunk bed accommodations (14 cabins) are available. Guests must bring their own linens and hot brunch buffet is provided the following morning. No weekday or Sunday weddings are available.
The average wedding cost at Walden West is estimated at between $11,525 and $19,652 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.
Choose from List
|Bride's dressing area|
|Groom's dressing area|
|Tables and chairs provided|
|Venue set up and clean up|
|Overnight accommodations available|
|Day of onsite manager|
|Kitchen for prep only|
|Large parking lot|
|Venue must approve all decorations|
|General liability insurance required|
|No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.|
|Choose from a list for catering|
|Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors|
|Smoking in designated areas only|
|Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer|
|Music must end by 10:00PM|