Venue Spotlight: Allied Arts Guild


Photo credit: Tanja Lippert


Nestled among residential streets in the quiet town of Menlo Park (and literally down the street from our office!), Allied Arts Guild is a hidden gem of an event space. During the day, local artisans sell crafts in shops spread among the gardens. You can also hold private events here. We’ve been lucky to do several of them and love seeing how intimate and magical this setting can feel.

Photo credit: Tanja Lippert

Photo credit: Tanja Lippert


Winding pathways, shady trails, and beautiful architectural details highlight the venue, offering the chance for the bride & groom to escape the party for a moment alone together.

Photo credit: Posh+Folk

Photo credit: Posh+Folk


  1. There’s the coolest Mediterranean courtyard hidden within the walls by the restaurant, that would make a lovely dinner space for a very small group.
  2. Our top pick for a ceremony is The Merner Lawn, followed by cocktails in the Blue Garden.
  3. The Merner Lawn can also be an amazing spot for dinner with long tables.
  4. Because of the residential neighborhood, they do have an early end time of 9pm. But there are several good after party spots in nearby Palo Alto or even Menlo Park (i.e. Rosewood Sand Hill).

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