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 the Sonoma Mountain. Equipped with 2 barbeque grills and potable water, this area is accessed by a meandering gravel pathway from the ranch parking lot.
Reserved Day Use:
(30 people or under) $150, 10:00am to 4:00pm only. Call (707)938-5216
Special Event and/or parties of 30 people or more:
Day Use (10:00am to 4:00pm) or Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm):
Quote available upon request, call 707-343-9113.
Capacity: Up to 100 people seated or 150 reception
Reserved Day Use fees are non-refundable. In addition a parking fee of $10 per vehicle applies.
Terrace Picnic Area
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 10 am to 4 pm: $150. Non-refundable.
Special Event - Day Use (10:00am to 4:00pm) or Evening Use (5:00pm to 10:00pm): Quote available upon request ,call 343-9113.
This lovely clearing is next to the Oak Grove picnic site and can be added to expand your event. Quote available upon request, call 707-343-9113.
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
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
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
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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