Outdoor Party Venue – San Jose

  • dining tables, dining chairs
  • stemware, flatware & china
  • standard white linens
  • wait-staff, and bartenders
  • Full Service Bar & Lounge
  • Dance Floor
  • Private Parking lot
  • 120 guests indoors
  • Private dining rooms available
  • (408) 997-3458

About La Forêt

La Forêt is a charming French restaurant that sits in the foothills of the New Almaden Valley in San Jose. Popular as an outdoor party venue with both locals and tourists, the lovely converted boarding house dates back to 1848 and features a spectacular garden and lawn, overlooking a quietly meandering creek in a nearby forest.

Over the years, we have made a reputation amongst fine food connoisseurs and travel aficionados for our pristine setting, impeccable service and mouth-watering delicacies. In addition to well-known and beloved French classics like Quail in Huckleberry Sauce, Wild Boar with Rosemary Tarragon Sauce, Grand Marnier Soufflé and vintage wines, La Forêt is never shy of embracing change and introducing a wider selection of savory dishes to its ever-expanding menu. We go above and beyond in making your visit to our quaint French eatery a truly memorable one!

Our Outdoor Party Venue

Guests are treated to a sublime dining experience from the moment they walk through the doors of the meticulously restored 1848 building to breathe in the aromas of a time long gone. Alongside the old-fashioned French charm of the place, our staff will do everything to accommodate any request for a function or a party you may wish to hold on the grounds of La Forêt’s outdoor party venue. A full service bar and lounge, dining hall, hardwood dance floor, and a private garden and lawn are available for hire together or separately in different combinations to suit your needs.

La Forêtboasts several spacious and versatile spaces that can accommodate comfortably up to 130 persons. The tranquil garden is perfect for a casual lunch, fine-dining dinner or private event with family or colleagues.Set in the middle of New Almaden Valley, La Forêt is the ideal outdoor party venue for your next celebration, offering flexible space and first class service. Flooded with natural light and with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside, the French eatery is the perfect retreat for both corporate and private events.

Our staff will work with you to provide a robust, seasonal menu of lovingly prepared custom tastings or fixed-price packages to suit your event.Is there a more magical place to have your event hidden amongst the majestic centuries-old oaks next to a meandering creek in the heart of San Jose? Fabulously private and secluded, you will enjoy the exclusive use of La Forêt and we will do everything we can to make sure your special day goes without a hitch and is memorable for all the right reasons!


Whether you decide to erect a marquee on our beautifully manicured grounds (this could provide shelter for any type of function) or simply enjoy a picnic to the sound of the neighboring creek – we can accommodate any occasion with a peaceful, beautiful setting out, in the beautiful Northern California countryside.

La Forêt has a spacious outdoor event venue for hire, which is ideal for:

  • Wedding functions
  • Small intimate country functions
  • Engagement parties
  • Birthday parties
  • Bachelor and Hen parties
  • Corporate functions
  • Team building
  • Yearend functions
  • Baby showers
  • Family gatherings
  • Reunions
  • Bar mitzvah \ Bat mitzvah

Contact us at 408-997-3458 for your enquiry.

Fill out my online form.

Our Venue Services:

La Forêt regularly hosts parties and events for people and organizations from around the South Bay Area including, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara. As one of San Jose’s top event venues, we match exceptional service to an intimate setting and take great pride in our attention to the finest details to help bring your vision to life.