The historic Villa decorated for a Gala event!
Photo: Bahara Emami

How do you make your unique event more memorable? By choosing an architectural landmark set against the Santa Cruz Mountains, surrounded by exquisite gardens, an arboretum and hundreds of acres of hiking trails.

For many years Montalvo Arts Center has been the Bay Area's preferred venue for corporate events and spectacular fairy-tale weddings. We have a wide range of facilities available for almost any occasion. Just imagine what your event can become at Montalvo Arts Center!

For rental inquiries, fill out our inquiry form here.

If you have additional questions, or to get a list of our exclusive caterers and preferred vendors, contact Caitlin Dieni by email or at 408-961-5829.


  • Cottage 2 Cottages

    The vintage cottages are perfect for all-day meetings and retreats for 2-14 guests. Lunch can be served indoors in the cottage, outdoors in a private garden, or combined with the ...

  • The Creekside Studio Creekside Studios

    The Creekside Studios are a quiet outdoor space for small group events and meetings -- a natural gateway to Montalvo’s 175-acre park. 

  • Charmaine's Garden Terrace Garden Terrace

    With an open, flat layout, Charmaine's Garden Terrace is a lovely setting for weddings, receptions, and social events.

  • The Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre Garden Theatre

    The outdoor Garden Theatre, home to our famous summer concerts, is available for corporate events. It is an intimate theatre set against the hills surrounded by 100-year-old trees and original ...

  • The Great Lawn at Montalvo Great Lawn

    The Great Lawn can be used for team-building activities, picnics for up to 2,000 guests, and may be tented for large events.

  • Montalvo's Historic Villa Historic Villa

    The Villa features original early California/Mediterranean interiors with hardwood floors, exotic paneled walls, original lighting fixtures, french doors opening to the outdoors and three fireplaces. The lower level features ...

  • The Love Temple at the north end of the Italianate Garden. Love Temple

    The beautiful Italianate Garden features dramatic iron gates, marble statues and a long paved path that leads to the Love Temple. The Love Temple is the perfect setting for a ...

  • The Oval Garden Oval Garden

    For intimate events the Oval Garden, located behind the Spanish Courtyard, can be used for cocktail receptions and seated dinners. For larger events, it can be used in addition to ...