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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:

Oak Grove Picnic Area

This secluded and private picnic area is shaded by magnificent oak trees, overlooking stunning views of the vineyards, historic buildings and Sonoma Mountain. Equipped with 2 barbeque grills, this area is accessed by a meandering gravel pathway from the ranch parking lot.

Reserved day use for picnic with 30 people or less: Call (707) 938-5216 for reservations and fees
Picnic day use from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Special event and/or party:
Call (707) 938-1003 for reservations and price quote.  
Day Use (10:00am to 4:00pm) or Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm) 
Capacity: Up to 115 people seated or 150 for reception

Terrace Picnic Area

This unique venue, located next to Jack and Charmian's Cottage Garden offers 3 separate levels with picnic tables under shady oak trees. Views of the Beauty Ranch meadow, stone barns, and a hillside vineyard provide lovely alfresco dining for small group gatherings.
Reserved picnic day use from 10:00am to 4:00pm for up to 48 people - 

Cottage Garden, Koi Pond and Cottage Front Porch

This charming, beautifully  landscaped cottage-style garden, complete with koi pond, offers a matchless setting for intimate cocktail receptions, proposals or renewal of vows.   The area can be expanded, for an additional charge, to include a large paved area behind the Cottage overlooking the Winery Ruins  near a 400 year old California Live Oak; the perfect space to set up a buffet cocktail and hors d'oeuvres, or a light supper under the moonlight. 

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)

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 with stunning views of the vineyards and Sonoma Mountain, are perfectly situated to capture the pastoral elegance of Sonoma's countryside. With rustic elegance and charm, the ruins provide a dramatic and memorable one-of-a-kind event experience.
Special Event (5:00pm to 10:00pm only)



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. Personal grills of any type are prohibited anywhere in the park due to fire hazards.
For rental quotes please contact - cquilici@jacklondonpark.com
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