Welcome to Rip Van Winkle Gardens

This is some of the most beautiful property with a very interesting history. I would highly recommend anyone visiting the area to check this place out.

Lauren - San Jose CA

Daily Tours

General Admission

  • Adults $1o
  • Children $6
  • Seniors 65 or older $8
  • Military Discounts $8

Group Rates (20+)

  • Seniors & Adults $7
  • Children $6

Tours begin on the hour starting at 9am seven days a week.The Last tour begins a 4pm.

Contact Us Directions


We want you to enjoy the wedding experience at Rip Van Winkle Gardens; therefore, we treat your wedding as though it were our own. Experience has taught us that special attention to all of the details is the best way to ensure customer satisfaction. Our staff can assist you with all your bridal needs: bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner, reception, and a romantic night at one of our Acadian style Bed and Breakfast Cottages.

Facility Rentals

Facility rentals for weddings/receptions at Rip Van Winkle Gardens include the use of the Bayless Center or the Orangerie and a specified garden area and kitchen for a four hour period unless otherwise provided in your contract. For set-up, you are guaranteed access to these facilities from 9:00AM until time of your scheduled four-hour rental.  Other arrangements can be made with the management.

A 50% deposit on rental fees is required in order to confirm your date. All deposits are non-refundable. The remaining balance of the facility rental charge, beverage charges, and all equipment rentals is due thirty days prior to your function.

Bar Service

No Liquor is allowed to be brought into our facility. All beverage services must be done through Rip Van Winkle Gardens.

Wine and Beer Bar

Includes a red wine and white wine, your choice of two different brands of beer, bartender service, ice, wine glasses, drink napkins, soft drinks, and bottled water.

Open Bar

Includes premium brand liquor, wine, champagne, two choices of beer and all mixes for a standard bar, bartender service, ice, high ball glasses, wine glasses, champagne flutes, and drink napkins.

Non-Alcohol Service

Includes cokes, diet cokes, bottled water, beverage servers, ice, beverage glasses, and drink napkins.

Additional Rentals

The rental of the Bayless Conference Center includes use of the following items inside of the Bayless Center at no additional charge:

16-6ft Tables rectangle with white or ivory tablecloths.

13-48 inch round tables with white or ivory tablecloths.

300 chairs one piece seat and back (black) with chrome legs and frame

To further enhance your function at Rip Van Winkle Gardens, the following are available at an additional charge. Delivery and set up charge will be added to the rental price.


White plastic chair with padded seat.


48 inch round seats 6-8

60 inch round seats 8-10


90 inch round

108 inch round

120 inch round

60 inch x 120 inch rectangle

Dance floor

16x18 Parquet style installed

20x21 Parquet style installed

24x24 Parquet style installed

Click Here to watch a video of the grounds.