Old St. Hilary’s

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

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 $400/hour. For events, 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your date.  A refundable security deposit of $500 is required; additional insurance is strongly recommended.  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 HALF of your rental fee will be tax deductible.


Year round


Sites Uses: Special events
Services/Amenities Catering: N/A
Parking: Limited, shuttle required
Kitchen Facilities: N/A
Accommodations: N/A
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
Music Acoustic Preferred
Meeting Equipment BYO
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: No
Dance Floor: No
Cleanup: Renter
View: SF Bay, Richardson Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, Tiburon and Belvedere
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Insurance: Strongly Recommended
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

Please contact the Landmark Representative at 415-272-3816 or email landmarksrentals@gmail.com or use our contact form.

READ our latest 5 STAR review on Old St. Hilary's

One of our weddings at Old St. Hilary’s featured was featured in Martha Stewart Weddings with the reception to follow at China Cabin.  

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: Belvedere Tiburon Landmarks Society is a 501c3 and all renters of our historic sites become members for a nominal fee as part of the rental agreement.