If you’d like to have your wedding or other life ceremony in a very special place, reserve Old St. Hilary’s Landmark in Tiburon in Marin County.
With its gorgeous views overlooking Belvedere, Angel Island and the Golden Gate, this is the perfect place for an intimate wedding ceremony in a historic wedding site. The small white clapboard building with high peaked roof has interior walls of natural redwood, a ceiling of Douglas fir, oak pews and is lit by replicas of the original oil-burning chandeliers. The only original stained-glass window, which is above the door, depicts St. Hilary, patron saint of scholars; the other windows are Gothic arches of amber glass.
This is a simple former chapel (built in 1888)-one of the few California examples of Carpenter’s Gothic style to survive in its original condition and setting. Its sits on the hill in a site protected as a rare wildflower preserve
Not only is the Old Saint Hilary’s a well-known place for weddings but it is a great location for memorial services, elopements, and other family celebration events. An unparalleled site in southern Marin! A Marin Premier Wedding Site with water views.
Old St. Hilary is also a popular photo site for the locals and when you visit it you will see why it is a community favorite.
Old St. Hilary is the Marin location for the Landmarks Concert Series because the nave has excellent acoustics! It may be reserved for name day celebrations, concerts and recitals.
Total occupancy – 125, no standing room
Max. seated indoors – 115.
Fees & Deposits
For weddings, 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date. The rental fee is $1,500, which includes 3 hours (maximum) on the day of the event for wedding photography, setup and ceremony time. Any time over 3 hours including rehearsal are billed at $300/hour. A refundable security deposit of $500 is required; additional insurance is strongly recommended. One half of the rental fee is due at the time of booking. The remaining fees are due 60 days prior to the event. Fees for other types of events and photo/movie shoots are negotiable. We ask that you join Landmarks as a member and your rental fee will be tax deductible.
|Sites Uses:||Special events|
|Parking:||Limited, shuttle required|
|Tables & Chairs:||Stationary oak pews and altar table|
|Brides’ Dressing Area||Limited|
|Telephone:||House (restricted to local calls only)|
|Outdoor Night Lighting:||Access only|
|Smoking and Alcohol||Not allowed indoors or outdoors|
|Restrooms:||Wheel chair accessible|
|Outdoor Cooking Facilities:||No|
|View:||SF Bay, Richardson Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Tiburon and Belvedere|
|Other:||Concert Piano and Wedding Bell|
|Other||No Food/Beverage indoors or outdoors, no rice, seeds, grains, petals confetti or balloons.|
Reservations and Further Information
To see one of our recent weddings at Old St. Hilary’s click RECEPTION PHOTO! and scroll down. After the wedding at Old St. Hilary’s, the couple dropped down to the China Cabin for their reception!
Conditions of Use
Occupancy is limited by law to 125 persons. Limited parking at Old St. Hilary’s is by permit only. Guests must be shuttled round trip from a pre-arranged parking area. No smoking indoors or on the grounds, which is a high fire hazard zone. No food or beverage may be served. From April through October, on Sunday afternoons, Old St. Hilary’s is open to the public as an historic site.
Please note that since we are a non profit organization to be able to rent our facilities you need to become a member for a nominal fee.