How to Plan a Sanborn County Park Wedding

Ultimate Guide for Planning a Sanborn County Park Wedding (with pricing and photos)


– Sanborn County Park weddings are picturesque with pleasant weather shaded by trees
– Weddings at Sanborn County Park are reasonably priced, starting at $495 for reservations.
– Peterson Grove in Sanborn County Park can accommodate just over 100 people
– Sanborn County Park holds ceremony times anywhere from 8am to sunset, unavailable for nighttime celebrations.

Interested in having a Sanborn County Park wedding and looking for inspiration? Sanborn County Park is ideal for those who love the outdoors and want an open space for their ceremony. Located in the South Bay, you can expect predictable sunny weather so you don’t have to worry about weather disrupting your outdoor wedding plans. Read below for all things regarding a Sanborn County Park wedding!

Why a Sanborn County Park Wedding

For those who want an outdoor wedding venue in nature, this is arguably the best location for it for the beauty, weather, and price. With the grove of redwood trees acting as the perfect ceremony backdrop, this outdoor wedding venue is one of the most picturesque and affordable settings in the Santa Clara county area. It is perfect for a wide variety of tastes, ranging from a large celebration to a small elopement DIY wedding.

Sanborn County Park Wedding Cost

Rental Fee: $495 reservation fee + $120 wedding fee + $6/vehicle parking fee
Capacity: up to 300 guests

The wedding fee includes a 1 day photography permit, a 1 day rehearsal Monday through Thursday, a one-on-one meeting with a ranger, and the option to book up to 1 year in advance to the date.

There is a $6 per vehicle entrance fee at most parks. Pre-paid tickets are available and recommended.

How to Book a Wedding at Sanborn Park

Phone: (408) 355-2201
Address: 16055 Sanborn Rd, Saratoga, CA 95070

Reservations can be made up to one year in advance

Sanborn County Park Wedding Locations

Ceremony Deck

The ceremony location in the Peterson Grove is on a medium sized deck, offering space for a little over 100 seats, or providing a comfortable standing area for elopements and smaller weddings. Amplified music is only allowed in the Sequoia / Peterson Grove, but some music restrictions apply during summer months.

sanborn county park wedding peterson grove white wedding chairs under redwood trees
photo by Ian Chin Photography

Reception Grounds

An open picnic style area outlines the reception space for up to 300 guests.

photo by Ian Chin Photography

An Elopement in Sanborn County Park

With ceremony times anywhere from 8AM – sunset, you have flexibility in crafting your wedding timeline to cater to your needs and have the entire place to yourself. There few areas more perfect and convenient than a wedding in Sanborn County Park. An elopement in this South Bay wedding venue means you and your partner can have the perfect outdoor wedding surrounded by centuries old trees. 

Eloping here allows you time to focus on intention while allowing for some awesome photography. It’s an ideal location for a wedding that combines a love of the outdoors and an appreciation for nature. If you are thinking of adding adventure to your wedding with a nearby hike, check out the best elopement dresses under $200 if you don’t want to worry about wearing a bulky elopement dress all day and worrying about it getting dirty.

Sanborn County Park Wedding Photos

Best Months for a Wedding at Sanborn County Park

Saratoga can get pretty hot during the summer months, which also coincides with the most daylight hours of the year, so plan accordingly. Though Sanborn County Park does offer a lot of shaded areas for your wedding, the whole of the South Bay area can get weeks long dry heat waves.


Reservations can be made anywhere from 8Am – sunset, so for those who prefer a nighttime celebration you may have to look elsewhere! Decorations cannot be glued, stapled, or nailed to preserve the natural look of this wedding venue and public park. 

If you are interested in other venues, check out my extensive list (50+) of the Best Wedding Venues in San Francisco or the best wedding venues in Saratoga

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