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Jack London State Historic Park - Venue Options & Site Fees

Picnic Grounds

The group picnic grounds at Jack London State Historic Park offer the perfect setting for family and friends to gather for a casual get together or special celebration. Located within Beauty Ranch, the grounds are surrounded by beautiful vistas and historic buildings.

There are two group picnic areas that can be reserved:

Picnic Site #1:  This secluded and private picnic site has 7 picnic tables shaded by magnificent oak trees. Equipped with 2 barbeque grills and potable water, this area is accessed by a meandering gravel pathway from the ranch parking lot.
General Event - Day Use: $75 between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Non-refundable.
Special Event - Day Use (10:00am to 4:00pm) or Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm): $1,500 
Capacity: 50 

Picnic Site #2:  Situated in the middle of the  knoll, 5 picnic tables are positioned with their own barbeque to grill your favorite complement to a picnic meal.  Picnic Site #2 is adjacent to Picnic Site #1.
General Event - Day Use: $60 between the hours of 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Non-refundable.
Special Event - Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm): $200. This site is available only when reserving Picnic Site #1.
Capacity: 40

Picnic Site #3: This area has 5 picnic tables and is surrounded by some of the thousands of eucalyptus trees that Jack London planted at Beauty Ranch. Picnic Site 3 is open for use on a first come basis. No reservations are available.

Beauty Ranch Meadow

This broad grassy meadow is bordered by a fenced prickly pear cactus patch and is nestled between Jack London's historic stone barns and Cottage, offering an idyllic setting for large-scale events.  This magical "heart" of the Beauty Ranch can be transformed to create the quintessential "Sonoma style" event. 
Special Event (5:00pm to 10:00pm only): $3,500

Winery Ruins

The historic ruins of the Kohler and Frohling winery serve as an open air courtyard and popular setting for weddings, receptions, fundraisers and special events.  The ruins, at the base of Jack and Charmian's Cottage overlooking stunning views of vineyards and Sonoma Mountain, are perfectly situated to capture the rustic elegance of Sonoma's countryside  With bucolic elegance and charm, the ruins are a dramatic and unforgettable one-of-a-kind event experience.
Special Event (5:00pm to 10:00pm only): $5,000

Winery Ruins Overlook

Perched above the winery ruins and overlooking the vineyards. The Winery Ruin Overlook is the perfect complement to the winery ruins, or it can stand alone, as a unique area for a reception. The area provides views, history and nature all in one spectacular location.
Special Event (5:00pm to 10:00pm only): $1,500
Capacity 75 seated / 150 reception

Picnic Terrace

This unique venue, located next to Jack and Charmian's Cottage Garden is an example of London's foresight to grade his land to retain moisture and prevent soil erosion.  Picnic tables under shady oak trees offer views of the Beauty Ranch Meadow, stone barns, and a rolling vineyard making for lovely alfresco dining, small group gatherings, or your organization's workshop or seminar.
General Event - Day Use: $150.  Non-refundable.
Special Event - Day Use (10:00am to 4:00pm) or Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm): $1,500 (includes Cottage Garden)
Capacity: 50 seated / 100 reception

Notes:

1. By reservation and for an additional charge, a picnic box lunch can be picked up at the Glen Ellen Market at the base of London Ranch Road.
2. Private guided tours and presentations can be added to events. Call 707-938-5216 for details.
3. Due to fire hazard, personal grills are not allowed.

Event Definitions: 

A General Event is defined as a casual gathering to picnic at the park. A general event does not require any additional coordination or staffing from the park and no outside vendors are coming on to the property.

A Special Event is defined as gathering for the purpose of a wedding, elopement, re-newel of vows anniversary or other special event where additional stang and coordination is required from the park. A special event typically involves many outside vendors that must adhere to the rules and regulations of the park.  Additional insurance, a signed contract and deposit is required for all special events. If in doubt, the park will determine which type of event you are planning and which pricing category your event falls into at the time of booking.

Preferred Vendors

When booking your special event at Jack London State Park you must select your caterer, event rental company and portable restroom provider from this list. You may submit vendors outside of this list for review and consideration for your event. All other vendors listed are for your reference:
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