(October 1 - March 31)
Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
10:00am - 5pm
(April 1 - September 30)
Wed.-Sun. & Holidays
10:00am - 7pm
PRIVATE EVENT LOCATIONS INSIDE THE GARDEN
Shinzen Garden has a variety of curated scenes with a combination of architectural and sculptural features that offers a beautiful backdrop for your special event! Several areas are open for consideration, limited only by logistics (usually the number of guests). There is a $300 refundable cleaning fee. Refunds will be issued usually on the following business day after your event, once inspection of grounds has been made. If the grounds require upkeep, the cleaning fee is forfeited.
Note: Events are scheduled during normal Garden hours. This means there may be patrons enjoying the Garden during your event that are not part of your group.
STEP 1: Check the online calendar, found below in the Choose Appointment/Private Events, to see if the date/time of your desired event is available. Do NOT book your event until your have completed a scheduled sitewalk.
STEP 2: Schedule a Shinzen Garden "sitewalk" to see the options for your event. Sitewalk appointments are usually scheduled M-F, 9AM-4PM Call for an appointment @ 559.840.1264
STEP 3: Once you have completed the garden sitewalk, return to this page and book your event on the PRIVATE EVENTS appointment calendar below and include a minimum $150 non-refundable deposit to gaurentee your specific date/time. WE DO NOT DOUBLE-BOOK EVENTS. Note that some dates/times may not show in the calendar indicating that they have already been booked. You only see calendar dates/times that are still available.
STEP 4: If you are going to hire a professional photographer for your event, please apply for a PHOTO PERMIT HERE. You do NOT need a photo permit if you are having family/friends take photos during your event.
The Ume Grove View is an intimate garden that has meandering paths and winding waterways. This picturesque spot is perfect for a small party seating about 10-15 guests.
The Autumn View offers your guests a backdrop of glowing fall foliage of Chinese pistachio and ginkgo trees, not to mention the wonderful Woodward Lake. This space seats less than 100 guests.
The Double Moon Bridge View offers your guests a perfect view of the Double Moon Bridge and Koi Pond and Woodward Lake in the distances. This space seats over 100 guests.
Sago Forest and Waterfall View is a spectacular spread of sago palms, meandering paths and the serene sound of waterfalls that encircle this area. This space seats over 100 guests.
The Koi Pond and Waterfall View allow guests to gaze out over the Koi pond and the waterfall. Your guests and photographers will have plenty of perspectives to capture your event. This space seats over 150 guests.