Descanso Gardens

Los Angeles



Located in the quaint town of La Cañada Flintridge in California, this venue provides several landscapes to backdrop a gorgeous wedding. Occupying over 150 acres, this botanical garden also includes a Rose Garden, Oak Forest, Japanese Garden, and several lawn areas both expansive and intimate. The glamorous Boddy House above the Camellia Forest gives a warm and inviting atmosphere. Additionally, the Van De Kemp Hall provides a larger environment for receptions with lofty, beamed ceilings and large French doors, making it just as gorgeous inside as it is in the gardens. Whether among the serene bed of the oak forest or the gazebo surrounded by five acres of rosebushes, the natural splendor of Descanso Gardens never seems to end.

Venue Style

Mansion, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Outdoor Ceremony: 200 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 170 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 170 guests

Time Restrictions

Vendor arrival can begin at 3pm. Extended hours are available only on Saturdays in the Van de Kamp Hall.

Rental Fees

Rental fees vary based on location & use, starting at $7,700 for a combination ceremony and reception. All weddings begin after 5pm and all events must end by 10pm, with guest departure concluding no later than 10:30pm. The fee to rent the Gardens for a ceremony only wedding ranges from $3,600 to $4,500. For a reception only the fees range from $4,100 - $6,500. A non-refundable security deposit of $1,000 is required.Please inquire with a venue coordinator for more information

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Descanso Gardens is estimated at between $15,545 and $31,071 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.


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Amenities Included

Wedding planning services
Bride's dressing area
Dance floor
Tables and chairs provided
Linens, silverware, glassware provided
Venue set up and clean up
Day-of coordinator
Full kitchen facilities
Large parking lot
Liability Insurance included

Special Restrictions

Wedding coordinator required
Venue must approve all decorations
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
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
No animals aside from service animals allowed
No drones allowed