We have a cavernous 30,000 sq ft greenhouse & 7 acre urban farm to host your weddings or events. Full use of our outdoor kitchen, plates, dishes & drinking jars for 200. No need for anything plastic. We can park about 80 cars. Find more pics on the farms FB page, Sunnyside Organic Seedlings. We are 9 miles from Marin & 10 min. north of Berkeley. Our farm has multiple historic greenhouses circa 1947. It has been in agriculture since the 1900's. It was part of an 80 acre Italian farm then a Japanese American family bought 7 acres when they were released from Topaz internment camps. They built greenhouse for growing roses. It was operated by a female family member from mid 60's to 1994. The rose market went extinct in Richmond after NAFTA, & the inefficiencies & costs of heating the greenhouses. The farm is certified organic since 2008. We grow over 400 food crops & seedlings for restaurant, & farmers markets. Lots of led lighting & led candles. The perfect place during full moons. We will throw in some farm flowers. We have a portapotty but larger events require adding more portapottys. We have been called a best kept secret for thrifty farm weddings. We are 4 flat miles from the richmond bart. Renting our space is helping our farm survive. We are great at giving parties. We have multiple types of decoration from white tablecloths to bright Mexican oilcloth. 200 bandana napkins, lots of fancy vases as well as jar style farm vases. I think we have 50 big ass wine glasses, a new crystal chandeliers i cant wait to use for your wedding, heat lamps and more. We charge a cleaning fee of $150. We have space to seat 200 to a sit down dinner with plenty of room inside the greenhouse for the reception and dance floor. Regards, Pilar
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Pilar and her husband Rick were awesome hosts. Pilar is very responsive over email. She & Rick go above & beyond helping set up and day of. They provided dishes, cutlery and glasses along with tables for our 80 people. They let us use their wheel barrows, hay-bale couch and curtains for decorations. They have lots of supplies so just ask if you need something! Pilar coordinated with our caterers and recommended local vendors when needed. It's best to get all the details in an email - in person Pilar & Rick did not always agree on the details. We loved having our 80 person wedding at the greenhouse and would do it again in the blink of an eye for the rate we had, however at the new rate per house we would not be able to afford it, which is unfortunate.
Pilar and her husband were awesome hosts: responsive, friendly, and incredibly helpful. She got us some free ice from her neighbors for our event (for 100 people), provided dishes, cutlery and mugs along with tables for about 80 people, coordinated with our caterers, set up a haystack sofa, helped clean and decorate, provided signage and A/V, acted as bartenders, and recommended local vendors that we could use for rentals. They even gave a mini tour of the space to show off the farm animals. Be prepared for a little dust since it's a working farm and we recommend that you rent a porta-potty if you have a large number of guests (we had 100). Our guests loved the venue (especially the kids) and many commented that it was a great space. Our caterers thought the setup was "dope" (in their words). We would absolutely rent this venue again.
Pilar and her partner Rick were extremely accommodating and helpful when booking this space. During setup Rick went out of his way to make sure I had everything I needed and stuck around in case there was anything missed. When my party (film crew + cast) finally arrived, Rick was once again welcoming and cognizant of everyones needs. He even gave us a brief (but interesting) story about the farm's history. If I have a need for a space like this in the future, I'll definitely be back.
What a WONDERFUL experience working with Pilar and Rick at their unique venue. Everyone that came to our wedding reception raved about the space! With their help we transformed it into exactly what we imagined for our wedding. The hosts were very accommodating throughout the entire experience, helping us to set up and even supplying us with a lot of helpful items we might otherwise have had to rent. I think this was the first wedding in the space so I can only imagine how future ones will build of what we created for ours. Perfect venue for a creative, do it yourself and budget conscious bride!