Sherman Library and Gardens

Orange County



Sherman Library and Gardens is a botanical wonderland. Here you are surrounded with foliage of all kinds, from the spiny cacti of desert regions to the most exotic flowers of tropical climates. The courtyards, tiled patios, greenhouse, arbor-shaded walks and fountains, and the fern-covered waterfall accented with orchids, create the most picturesque background for a gorgeous garden wedding. A wisteria-covered arbor on the Tea Garden Patio provides a sublime location for ceremonies. Baskets swelling over with fuchsias and impatiens in tones of pastel pink and white hang overhead. The adjacent Pepper Tree Patio shaded by a large and delicate-leafed pepper tree, is a lovely spot for serving beverages and hors d-oeuvres after the ceremony! For indoor receptions, Sherman Gardens offers the Central Patio Room, a vintage space with a cathedral ceiling, gray wood beams, and skylights. A large white-brick fireplace and terra cotta tiled floors create a warm and cozy atmosphere. On a warm evening, French doors that line two sides can be opened to allow the party to overflow onto the covered terrace. It's not surprising that Sherman Gardens has become a sought-after location for weddings—who wouldn't be impressed with this little piece of paradise?

Venue Style

Historic/Landmark Building, Park/Garden, Vintage/Rustic, Outdoor


Indoor/Outdoor Ceremony, Indoor/Outdoor Reception


Max Indoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Ceremony: 300 guests
Max Indoor Reception: 300 guests
Max Outdoor Reception: 300 guests

Time Restrictions

Set up time can start at 2:30 pm. Ceremony/Event may begin at 4:30 pm. Music ends at 10 pm and the last guest to have left by 10:30 pm.

Rental Fees

In order to use the Gardens for a private event we ask that the host be or become a member at the Patron level ($2000). This is a donation and is tax deductible. There is also an additional rental fee ($2000) + a refundable security deposit ($750). During the winter months (November - March) the rental is reduced to $1000. The Patron membership remains the same ($2000).

Wedding Cost

The average wedding cost at Sherman Library and Gardens is estimated at between $7,019 and $19,914 for a ceremony & reception for 100 guests.





Amenities Included

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

Special Restrictions

All food and beverage handled by venue
Beer and wine only
Venue must approve all decorations
General liability insurance required
No rice, birdseed, confetti, etc.
Exclusive caterer for venue
Amplified music OK indoors only
No smoking
Alcohol must be provided by venue
Music must end by 10:00PM