Shadelands Ranch Museum Walnut Creek CA 94598
We had our wedding here \u0026 it was perfect. \nAffordable venue that allows you to make it your own \u0026 hire your own vendors. Beautiful for wedding photos if you’re looking for a romantic garden wedding. I was nervous about the location on Ygnacio but it didn’t bother me at all the day of.
This review is for the house tour. This is a beautiful and well-preserved old house and former ranch/orchard, with an interesting family history. Our docent was professional and well-prepared and was good about answering questions. Walnut Creek has a great \”frontier\” history and isn’t called \”Walnut\” Creek for nothing — it owes its name to the walnuts that were grown there in abundance back in the day. Places like this are vital for preserving the history and culture of a city, and should be better funded and promoted by city government. Fascinating stop for locals and out-of-towners alike.
This house museum is amazing. The majority of the furniture, artifacts and even the rugs are original to the house. When the house was first turned over to the historical society and they emptied the barn, a treasure trove of artifacts were found and they brought them into the house.\n\nIf I had to choose favorite treasure in the house it would be Stella music box/record player. The docent turned the hand crank and the metal record started to play Ava Maria, the tone was amazing. If I had to choose a favorite room it would be the dining room. The table was set with beautiful china and the cabinets and sideboards had wonderful Victorian era glassware and silver.\n\nWhat made this tour special were the docents. One of the women took me on the tour of the main floor and the other took me on a tour of the upstairs. They were both knowledgeable about the house, the people who lived there, and the history of the area. I came away feeling that I knew these people and also had a new appreciation for the people who settled, in what at the time, was a very rural part of California.
We had our wedding here on April 29. It was as perfect as we could have ever imagined. The grounds were beautiful and the flowers were in full bloom. The venue fit our vision to a tee. Jackie was fantastic to work with and helped us every step of the way. She even helped us set up a \”doomsday\” plan in case of rain. \n\nOur guests loved the venue, with the touch of history and beauty of the gardens. All of our wedding photos turned out beautifully – with so many different options for backdrops.
My husband and I got married here in June. Jackie helped us with the site. It was pretty easy and organized to work with Jackie. She was responsive to emails and professional. We enjoyed this beautiful garden and so did our guesses. We hosted 240 people here with no issues. We had a live band FYI: Beer and wine only for you events. You have to turn down the music around 10pm and really quiet down by 11pm.
My husband and I visited this beautiful historic home a few weeks ago. A docent treated us to a tour of the home, providing us not only with an overview of the family histories of the pioneers who built and resided in the house, but also how those histories are interwoven into the broader histories of our state and our nation.\n\nThe docent also mentioned special events they hold in the home during the holidays, such as teas and a handcraft faire. \n\nWhat a gem.
This is a nice historic house and ranch right off Ygnacio Valley Road in Walnut Creek. As other Yelpers have pointed out, no personal photography allowed inside, which is a bummer. I didn’t choose to do a house tour (which is on Wednesdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM), but I was able to explore around the porch and the gardens, as well as the gazebo. Pretty nice place, overall, though the parking lot is rather small.\n\nAlso, the Shadelands Ranch Museum is a popular venue for weddings and special events.
The docent lead tour of Shadelands Ranch Museum gives visitors a glimpse of life in Walnut Creek 115 years ago, insight into the Penniman family for whom this Colonial Revival home was built, and information about the furnishings and artifacts most of which are original to the house. At $3.00 for adults, this is the biggest bargain in town!
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Shadelands Ranch Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Head southwest on Ygnacio Valley Rd toward N Wiget Ln
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Civic Dr
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto N Broadway
Turn left onto Lincoln Ave
Destination will be on the left
1100 Lincoln Ave #23
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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Listing Title: Shadelands Ranch Museum Walnut Creek CA 94598