Sherman Library & Gardens

Indoor and outdoor spaces, BYO, Valet parking

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Starting at $6,294 for 50 Guests

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Starting at $6k for 50 Guests
Starting at $6k for 50 Guests

Venue capacity

up to 160

Starting price

6K$ to start

Peak Season



Central Garden
Central Patio
Central Patio Room
Central Garden


Historic/Landmark Building


Sherman Gardens is a 2.2 acre botanical wonderland, surrounded by early California architecture, nestled in the heart of Corona del Mar, California. Wide brick walkways wind throughout the grounds with bubbling tile fountains and flower beds abundant with seasonal color. The tropical conservatory, housing bromeliads, orchids, ferns and a koi pond is a beautiful backdrop for photos. Walk down the aisle in the enchanting Tea Garden with hanging baskets radiating seasonal color, or tie the knot underneath a stately 81-year old California pepper tree. The Pepper Tree Patio, shaded by a large and delicate-leafed pepper tree, is an enchanting spot for serving beverages and appetizers after the ceremony. The pepper tree is adorned with market lights throughout its branches. After dark, it’s one of many magical spots in Sherman Gardens. For indoor receptions, Sherman Gardens offers the Central Patio Room, a vintage space reminiscent of early California architecture, with a cathedral ceiling, gray wood beams, and skylights. A large brick fireplace and terracotta tiled floors create a warm and cozy atmosphere. On a warm evening, the French doors that line the perimeter of the room can be opened, allowing the party to overflow onto the covered terrace, adjacent to the Central Garden. Exclusive use of the entire property lets you create the wedding of your dreams. Sherman Gardens is a beautiful botanical setting for a picture perfect garden wedding!

Venue Notes

The wedding venue fee includes exclusive, private use of Sherman Gardens from 4:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., a one-hour rehearsal, up to 100 white folding ceremony chairs, complimentary parking in two adjacent parking lots, two site coordinators on property the day of your event, and a beautiful private dressing room. A $2,000 tax deductible deposit (in the form of a Patron Membership to Sherman Library & Gardens) confirms your desired date. The balance is due 60 days before the wedding date. Sherman Gardens hosts only one private event per evening. Wedding venue fees vary, depending on the time of year, and the day of the week. Sherman Library & Gardens is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Membership and venue rental fees help sustain the botanical Gardens, the Library, and our year-round calendar of educational programs for the community. .

Amenities And Requirements


Bride's dressing area
Day-of coordinator
Kitchen for prep only
Large parking lot
Outdoor lighting
Tables and chairs provided
Venue set up and clean up


- Alcohol must be served by licensed bartender/caterer- All food and beverage handled by venue- Amplified music OK indoors and outdoors- Beer and wine only- Exclusive caterer for venue- Music must end by 10:00PM- No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.- No smoking- Venue must approve all decorations