Megs Marvels Photography

Dear friends,

I am delighted to share the news that Montalvo has been named this year's Most Elegant Wedding Venue in the San Francisco Bay Area by LUX Life Magazine! 
Montalvo has a long tradition as a wedding venue. In 2012, we hosted The Wedding of the Century as part of our historic Villa's centennial. Over 70 couples that were married at Montalvo throughout the years came back to renew their vows—including one couple that was wed in 1966. I am humbled that so many people choose to celebrate their love, and begin a new chapter of their lives right here.

Wedding of the Century (Bahara Emami)

Although some of you may have had to alter your celebration plans, there is much to be optimistic about as the world slowly phases into reopening. Every day, we are receiving inquiries about reservations for wedding dates in 2021 and beyond. It warms my heart to know that love still is the answer—even in a pandemic.
And, speaking of love, here’s a poem that has been a touchstone in my life, first when I found it in a book at a church rummage sale in NYC at the tender age of 24, at the birth of my twins, a decade later, and then again at their sister’s birth a few years after that. (And, by the way, the twins graduated college earlier this month.)

Love Comes Quietly

Love comes quietly,

finally, drops

about me, on me

in the old ways. 

What did I know

thinking myself

able to go

alone all the way.

-- Robert Creeley

With hope and love,

Angela McConnell
Executive Director

If you're interested in making an inquiry related to weddings or other social events at Montalvo, please contact our Manager of Sales and Events Caitlin Dieni at

We recognize that this crisis affects everyone differently. A gift in any amount is generous and vital for Montalvo Arts Center. Please consider making a donation in support of Montalvo today. We have never needed your help more than now.

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NOTE: During the shelter-in-place order, our business offices are closed, but our park is open for walking and hiking only, 9am-5pm daily. Restrooms are closed. Please keep at least 6 feet between yourself and other parties at all times. Avoid coming to Montalvo if you are feeling ill. Remember, no gatherings of any size are permitted (including picnics).