Kimberly Crest House and Gardens

1325 Prospect Drive,
Redlands, CA 92373
909-792-2111
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Average Base Cost: $24,000

Average base cost for a Kimberly Crest House and Gardens wedding is calculated by figuring a 125person guest list for a Saturday Ceremony & Evening Reception using $100/pp for food and beverage. Entertainment, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand and includes tax and gratuity.

*Prices subject to change

 

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

For 2015 the Kimberly Crest cost breaks down as follows:

  • Ceremony: $2,000 (4 hour rental, 1 hour event)
  • Ceremony & Mini Reception*: $3,000 (6 hour rental, 3 hour event)
  • Ceremony & Daytime Reception: $4,500 (9 hour rental, 5 hour event)
  • Ceremony & Evening Reception: $7,400 (11 hour rental, 7 hour event)
  • Premium Ceremony and Evening Reception: $9,800 (11 hour rental, 7 hour event plus additional services**)

*A Mini Reception is similar to an extended cocktail hour. Either hors d’oeuvres or a dessert bar is served rather than a full meal. Event concludes by 7:00 p.m.

**Additional Services include Upgraded Bridal Suite, Second Floor Balcony access, Market lighting, and up lighting of the Castle

Note: No events may take place during tour hours (Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 1:00-4:00 pm)

Photo by Austin Gros

Photo by Austin Gros

What’s Included: All packages include the use of the grounds for the hours listed, a venue coordinator, parking attendant and use of the bridal suite. A one-house rehearsal with the venue coordinator prior to your wedding is also included. Any other services may be contracted through their Approved Vendors.

Food/Beverage: You may choose from their list of pre-approved vendors (such as Bon Appetit and Tiffany’s Catering) or ask for approval for an outside vendor for a charge of $250

Vendors: You must use their preferred rentals, lighting, DJ, and shuttle companies.

Extras: 

  •  Outside vendors may be allowed with prior approval for $250 each.
  • A shuttle service will be required for events exceeding 50 guests.
  • A $250 charge will be applied to all events exceeding 120 guests and an additional staff person will be provided.

In addition to the above, Kimberly Crest also offers the following a la carte items:

  • Balcony Access for photo ops $500
  • Additional Event Time $500 (per hour) (Not available after 7:00 pm)
  • Group Tour for guests (typically during cocktail hour) $350
  • Upgraded Bridal Suite (champagne for 6, bottled water, as well as a cheese and fruit tray waiting in the suite) $95
  • Water Table for Guests $75
  • Bridal Grand Entrance (available for the bride and her escort to walk through the house’s french doors for the ceremony or reception) $75
Photo by Kristin Booth

Photo by Kristin Booth

More Stats:

Space Type: Outside

Size: The Kimberly Crest Gardens can accommodate up to 300 guests for a ceremony, and up to 200 guests for a reception. All capacities quoted are approximate; the exact number of guests allowed will depend on the space used, the size and shape of tables and the other items needed in the space.

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: There is a lot for guests at the bottom of the property that can accommodate up to 30 cars, which means other cars will have to park on the street. However, the venue does provide a parking attendant to greet guests and facilitate appropriate parking. For a guest count over 50 you will have to use their pre-approved shuttle to transport guests to the event.

Food Service Type: Your choice

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Photo by Lily Stein Photography

How Will Grandma Get There? Kimberly Crest is located in Redlands, a city in San Bernardino county that is roughly halfway between Palm Spring and Los Angeles (it’s about 76 miles from Beverly Hills) in  It’s closest to San Bernardino and Riverside. Your hotel options are going to be somewhat limited in the immediate area surrounding the venue, but there are chains such as Fairfield Inn and Suites close by.

Party On! Events must end by 10 p.m., with everything taken down and guests off the property by 11 p.m.

The Report:

Kimberly Crest House and Gardens sits on over 6 acres and features a Victorian-style chateau and Italian Renaissance gardens. The house was built in 1897 and is now owned and operated by Kimberly-Shirk Association, a non-Profit organization. All proceeds from weddings at the venue go to the preservation of the house and garden.

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Woman Getting Married Says:

If you live in Los Angeles, this venue is definitely in the same vein as Greystone Mansion and is around the same price if you’re looking for an upgraded Saturday ceremony and reception for 125 people. If I’m comparing the two side-by-side, however, I would have to choose Greystone considering the location, grounds, and parking situation. If you’re from out of town or are having a lot of out-of-town guests, I also think the limited hotel options might be an issue. However, the grounds are definitely gorgeous and unique, and for many brides that outweighs any potential negatives (and should!).

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Our Rating

6 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

6 Location

9 Overall Charm

7 Venue Value

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