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Allied Arts Guild is a historic estate and wedding venue located in Menlo Park, California. Couples will be surrounded by Spanish Colonial architecture and lush, seasonal gardens. Guests will enjoy beautiful tiles, hand-wrought iron, colorful frescos and whimsical fountains as they tour the property. Allied Arts Guild is a unique venue with multiple indoor and outdoor sites for your big day. Facilities and Capacity Couples can accommodate up to 150 guests at this gorgeous venue. If you prefer an outdoor celebration, you will experience intriguing walkways that lead to gorgeous patios, arbors, roses and amazing spots of color. You can exchange your vows with a beautiful garden or fountain as your backdrop. If you would like to dance the night away indoors, you'll experience antiquities, art and hand-carved floors. Your guests will be in awe of their Spanish style fireplaces, high-beamed ceilings and warm hospitality. Services Offered This garden oasis is home to interesting shops, artist studios and Blue Garden Cafe. In addition to providing an in-house caterer, they also have a list of preapproved outside caterers as well. They offer event planning services and all-inclusive packages, so you don't have to worry about a thing. Additional services include:

Bridal suite Cleanup Tables Chairs Event rentals In-house bar Cake Lighting and sound Parking Outside vendors Wireless Internet

Other Services This philanthropic property supports the critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. In addition to hosting your ceremony and reception, Allied Arts Guild is also happy to host your rehearsal dinner. Additional events include:

Engagement party Bridal shower Elopement Luncheon


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Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We wanted an artsy, old fashioned venue with outdoors options. The Allied Arts Guild was perfect, and a great somewhat hidden location. We went back together for lunch last month. It brought back the memories. The only pick we had was the early curfew, but we knew that going in. Overall, very satisfied with how the wedding was handled.

Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
An older venue, but we wanted it to be cozy with our smaller guest list. Cute/quaint!
Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
The Allied Arts Guild is a hidden gem nestled in a historic residential community: an au naturale setting, historic Spanish colonial architecture, lush gardens laden with surprises, and an accessible location for out-of-town guests. AAG was bit pricier than the average wedding venues in the South Bay, but we knew the moment we stepped foot that it was what we were looking for. The natural setting also helped to cut down costs on florals and other periphery decorations, which helped us to stay within our overall budget. Portions of the venue proceeds will also go to benefit the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, so I felt our money went to a worthy cause overall. The event sales coordinator, Tiana, is excellent at her job, and is on the ball with general correspondence and follow-up. She is quite busy juggling all forms of on-site events, but is very level-headed and available when needed. She responds to most email/phone queries within a day or so, and is much more accessible/available in person. She also has a lot of sway in keeping order within her realm and making sure all vendors do their bidding, which was really a godsend when we had a catering glitch during our reception. Her experience makes her an excellent asset to have on your side. The onsite restaurant, the Blue Garden Cafe, is independently operated by JW Catering, but does a phenomenal job with food and service. Otherwise, AAG has some quirks given its residential location (ie. no outside vocal amplification, no brass bands, wedding ends at 9pm and all guests must leave premises by 9:30pm, etc) but none of this detracts from its intrinsic beauty. Our guests raved about the venue, and I know I will be going back again to stroll the gardens along with a Saturday brunch.
Categories: Venues
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 3.5
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 3.0
Overall we loved the Allied Arts Guild. It has a number of great outdoor areas that are suitable for your ceremony, photos, or reception. We had our ceremony at the blue garden area that has a nice fountain in the middle. There are a few limitations (i.e. no amplified sound, extra $$ for rainy day tenting options, limited rehearsal times, few parking spaces) but it is still a great place for your wedding. If you aren't concerned with the details, this is a beautiful venue.
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Quality of Service: 1.5
Responsiveness: 2.0
Professionalism: 2.5
Value: 2.5
Flexibility: 0.5
Venue Beauty: 5.0/5.0 This venue is GORGEOUS during blooming seasons (spring, summer, fall) & you can save a lot of $ with decor/flowers b/c the venue is already decorated. A plus it that there are different gardens which provides various of backdrops for photos. Pricing, Venue Rules, Staff: 1.0/5.0 This venue is EXTREMELY expensive. If you want to have your wedding 10am-4pm, it is $4k. If you want an evening wedding, $7k for the Sunset Room/Patio ONLY. If you want to walk down the aisle on the Merner Green, add $500 . They also require you a $1k security deposit which they will definitely get from you b/c of their STRICT rules. Basically, we lost deposit b/c our caterer moved our bar inside during our speeches, & they claimed we had the doors opened the entire time. They will not negotiate price, which we were mislead about when we talked to the venue manager's assistant before we booked the venue. On the plus side, because the venue is a non-profit, your venue fees go to the Children's Hospital and is tax deductible. We saw this as a benefit that your money is not just going into the pockets of your venue and is doing some good. As for rules, beware that there is NO AMPLIFIED NOISE outside. That means even when you read your vows and music. You can have people play musical instruments outside, though. The venue staff kept yelling at my guests. We had children who were running up and down a path (not disturbing or screaming) before the wedding and the assistant kept yelling at them. During the reception, the assistant kept argueing with my planner about the caterer moving the bar and slamming the doors shut, blocking their ingress/egress. In retrospect, I LOVED the look of the venue, but I would have chosen a different venue as I feel we were looked down upon for not wanting to spend an arm and a leg on a venue by the venue manager, dealing w/ extreme rules, high prices, inflexibility, and rudeness of staff. Buyer beware!
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How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion
Describe the style of your venue
Eclectic, Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Cake, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Set Up
What event items are available?
Aisle Runners, Altar/Arches, Audio Equipment, Centerpieces, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Lighting, Photobooth, Tables, Tent Accessories, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What types of spaces are available for a rehearsal dinner?
Private Room, Private Section
What kind of menus do you offer for rehearsal dinners?
Custom, Private Events, Reh. Dinner Specific

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