The Rengstorff House is one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast.
Enter the grounds of the historic Rengstorff House, and you will immediately sense the unique character as well as the simple elegance of the place. The Rengstorff House features three, distinct lawn areas, many with adjoining brick patios.
The Rengstorff House is the oldest home in Mountain View and one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast.
Located within the 750-acre wildlife and recreation area called Shoreline at Mountain View, the historic Rengstorff House is a unique site for your custom-built wedding. Simply choose from a list pre-approved City of Mountain View rental, lighting, staffing and companies, and submit necessary paperwork for other, contracted vendors in order to ensure that they may gain access to the site. (A carefully-researched vendor list is also available, as a starting point for your local vendor research.)
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
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Security deposit ($560, refundable), maintenance fee (estimated $51), and insurance ($81-173 for most events) required.
Additional Insurance Is Required To Host An Event At This Venue
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Select A Caterer From The List Provided By The Venue
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Despite its natural surroundings, the Rengstorff House is located within the heart of Silicon Valley, with many top industry businesses just miles in proximity. Experience a step back in time as you make your decision to host your event at the historic Rengstorff House!
Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
Ample Parking Onsite
Enter the grounds of the historic Rengstorff House, and you will immediately sense the unique character as well as the simple elegance of the place. The Rengstorff House features three, distinct lawn areas, many with adjoining brick patios. In addition, on-site is an idyllic, restored windmill and water tower structure that serves as a picturesque location for “first look” images. Everywhere you look, it seems, photo opportunities abound!
Originally built in 1867 by Henry Rengstorff, a Mountain View landowner and rancher, the facility was fully restored in 1991, and now features ornate brass chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes, push-button light switches, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper designs, as well as Eastlake furniture appropriate to the time. While the majority of your event occurs outdoors, guests will enjoy perusing indoors to take a brief step back in time. Design:
The Rengstorff House fatures a Victorian Italianate design with a hip roof, a central gable crowned by a widow's walk, front portico and symmetrical room layout. The portico is flanked with built‑up square columns. These columns support a classical entablature: capital, architrave, frieze, brackets and cornice.
Standout Venue Features:
Adjacent to the Rengstorff House is a charming lakeside area, perfect for bridal photos. In addition, the facility is located within a wildlife and recreation area, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. We hope you will visit the site to experience all that Rengstorff House offers!
The Rengstorff House offers use of an elegant, white wedding arch, reserved parking for up to 32 cars, and overflow parking within walking distance.
City of Mountain View staff is available for consultation regarding basic rules and regulations prior to booking the venue, and offers assistance in reviewing your event layout approximately 30 days prior to your wedding or other special event.
East Patio Lawn and Adjoining Patio:
Surrounded by olive trees and natural foliage, the East Patio Lawn is where most ceremony activities occur on site.
- View: The focus is on the wedding couple, flanked by a white wedding arch (as requested) in this area.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing Front Lawn:
While some guests host their ceremonies here, many guests also use this space for a post-ceremony cocktail hour, with space for lawn games and/or formal family photos, prior to dinner.
- View: The Victorian Italianate structure is impressive as a backdrop at this location on the multi-site venue.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing West Patio Lawn and Adjoining Patio:
Enter the Rengstorff House West Patio area, and there is plenty of room for guests to enjoy both a seated meal for up to 150 guests, as well as dancing. This is also where you will find the charming replica water tank and restored windmill, for family and guests to enjoy.
- View: The West Patio Lawn is on the edge of Shoreline Lake, which, although not technically a part of the rental package, provides an opportunity for the bridal couple to slip away and take intimate photographs in a serene, picturescque space.
- Max Capacity: 150
- Price: Join the party and sign in to view pricing
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Just check out the City of Mountain View's vendor list for a variety of event options!
Bars & Lounges:
Beer, wine and champagne are allowed on site for your upcoming, special event. Especially given the Rengstorff House's reasonable rental rates, the sky's the limit when you make your advanced decisions regarding microbrewery selections, fine wines and brut.
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