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Wedding To Remember

LA History Museum's 'special garden' available for weddings & receptions

For the couple seeking a special garden setting for their wedding or wedding reception, the new Los Altos History Museum, behind the Los Altos main library on San Antonio Road, offers its landscaped grounds for rental from mid-April through mid-October.

The three garden areas, two adjacent to the new museum and the third, an arbor near the History House, were designed to accommodate large groups and are surrounded by stately oak trees and flowering plants. Rental also includes use of the History House front porch and gardens for wedding photographs.

Susie Smith, the museum's events coordinator, can assist the couple in planning and will also be available during both the wedding rehearsal and the actual ceremony, making sure every detail runs smoothly.

Smith, an experienced wedding planner, can also provide the couple with a reference list of preferred caterers, photographers, videographers and musicians.

The museum has a caterer's kitchen for food preparation and storage.

The museum's changing exhibit hall is also available for rental, depending upon the exhibits, which change quarterly. The changing exhibit hall can accommodate up to 50 people for weddings, more for other events. Ceremony capacity is 200, sit-down reception capacity is 150 and the stand-up reception capacity is 200.

The museum's grounds and facilities are also available to rent for luncheons, reunions, anniversaries, corporate meetings, even small concerts.

Rental is competitively priced, organizers said.

To make arrangements, call Susie Smith, events coordinator, at 948-3706.

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