Outdoor Wedding 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

Located in the heart of New Almaden Valley, just a few miles off San Jose’s main highway, La Forêt boasts a beautiful outdoor wedding venue in a historic building. Dating back to 1848, the lovely converted boarding house has a quaint charm and a delectable French menu that is the epitome of high-elevation dining.

This wonderful historic building is the ideal place to host your outdoor wedding or rehearsal dinner, and has a wedding license so that you can have your service and reception all at the same place. Immerse yourself in a tranquil and romantic atmosphere of days gone by. Our award-winning French eatery boasts a beautiful and sophisticated interior and floor-to-ceiling windows that reveal sweeping views of majestic oaks towering over the wedding chapel and a neighboring creekside nestled in the near forest.

Exquisite French delicacies come together in anindulgence ofscents, textures and culinary sensations to delight even the most discerning guests. At La Forêt we go the extra mile to ensure your special day is as special as can be, and will work with you to design and recommend custom-made menus, tastings and fixed-price packages that suit your taste.

About Our Outdoor Wedding Venue

The romantic and stylish outdoor wedding venue offers ample free parking and a picturesque setting for your celebration – big or small. Tucked away in the New Almaden foothills of San Jose, La Forêt offers endless opportunities to wow your guests with a range of layout arrangements catering for small intimate weddings gatherings to full blown celebrations. Choose from the intimate elegance of the restaurant’s hardwood dining room, the contemporary ambience of the full service Bar and Lounge or an al fresco party in the garden and lawn, featuring fantastic views of the forest creekside.

The stylish outdoor wedding venue of La Forêtfeaturesaward-wining dining and a unique choice of sitting arrangements that are sure to satisfy any taste.Steeped in history and quiet country charm, the lovely restaurant offers guests a fantastic backdrop for events and celebrations. A hidden gem in the heart of San Jose with a unique aesthetic, the French eatery is the ideal choice for romantic weddings and elegant events.


A venue like no other, where a rich history meets the highest quality modern facilities and exquisite French cuisine, La Forêtfusesclassic style and architecture with modern technologytocreate an incredible outdoor wedding venue.

Contact us at 408-997-3458 to discuss booking availability.

We can accommodate a variety of requests, themes and menu requirements. Please read through our Event Policy before you make any bookings:

  • Daytime weddings require a one-time, non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $1000.
  • Daytime weddings can be held in the timeframe of 9:30 am to 4:30 PM
  • Evening weddings require a one-time, non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $2000.
  • Deposits are applied towards the final bill.
  • Custom tastings, menu preparations and fixed-price options are available upon request and can be discussed during your visit at La Forêt.
  • 90% of payment is due three weeks prior to reception with the balance to be paid immediately after reception.
  • A guarantee of Max & Minimum number of people
  • A guarantee of Minimum dollar amount
  • Minimum charge of guaranteed attendance is 95%
  • The total is taxed at 8.75%, with a 18% service charge applied to the total
  • Music is permitted on premises until 11 PM
  • The venue is not responsible for lost or stolen items
  • A corkage fee of $30 for each 750ml applies
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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.