Los Altos History Museum Est. 2000

51 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California

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Rustic, yet refined the Los Altos History Museum is a community jewel that will shine as bright as the bling on your ring.
Host a hootenanny good time at this historical museum. Built in 1905, the Craftsman-style shingled farmhouse sets a nostalgic tone for outdoor al fresco affairs. Spacious courtyards with California blooms and cherry trees are framed by antique style lamps and pergolas provide the perfect party shade.
The Lowdown
Type
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Museum
Views
Courtyard
Garden
Historical Monument
Landscaped Grounds
Skyline
Style
Country
Elegant
Garden Party
Rustic
Vintage
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
LGBT Weddings
Reunion
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located in one of the few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the Los Altos History Museum explores the rich history of local people and how the use of the land over time has transformed the agricultural paradise once known as the \"Valley of Heart’s Delight\" into the high technology hub of today’s Silicon Valley. The J. Gilbert Smith History House is located on one of the last active apricot orchards in the Santa Clara Valley. This 1905 shingled farm house was built with many Craftsman-style features.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

No

Additional Charges

Alcohol Permit Required from the City of Los Altos - $70 Venue Insurance - $175

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue

Capacity

Seated
225
Buffet
225
Standing
350
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2000
Curfew
11 PM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Licensed Server Is Required
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
Closed to outdoor events from just after the first weekend in October through April every year
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Eco/Green Events
Yes
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Handicap Accessible
Yes
Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
...What a beautiful venue! We had our wedding/reception here in May and have nothing but good things to say about LAHM. The buildings are picturesque, the flower gardens were immaculately manicured, and the grounds overall are very well maintained. We really liked this venue because it lends itself to being broken up into sub areas (e.g. cocktail hour in the forest, photo booth in the canopy, dancing indoors, dinner on the patio, etc) and allows you to seamlessly transition between indoor and outdoor areas.
Design:
...We fell in love with the brick patio, the large dance space inside the museum, all of the oak trees and the overall aesthetic the place has. It has a very elegant rustic Californian vibe to it. We really fell in love with the venue.
Standout Venue Features:
...The patio and the garden at LAHM was very charming and organic. I was particularly drawn to the historical artifacts like the J. Gilbert Smith history house, the tractor and other old farming tools. Although the place isn\'t that big, it offers many spots inside and out for beautiful photos.
Extra Perks:
...The rental manager was a joy to work with. He\'s friendly and laid-back but extremely professional. He responded to our emails promptly during the whole planning process, and he was always willing to meet with us at the museum to go over the logistics with us.
Awards & Notables San Jose Mercury News Theresa & Anupam Photos
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