- 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
Add some French style and authentic Santa Clara Valley history to your event at La Forêt, right in the midst of centuries-old oaks and bays that surround a charming creek-side setting. We offer an ideal and elegant setting for you celebration with a perfectly restored and renovated modern interior, featuring a spacious wedding hall, full service bar and lounge, hardwood dancing floor, and a private garden and lawn.
Available for rent together or in different layout arrangements, La Forêt is a versatile and charming restaurant that’s been on the map of lovers of fine dining experiences for the past 100 years. Originally serving as a boarding house, the 1848 building has since housed one of Northern California’s finest French eateries.
Our Wedding Hall
A classic architectural piece, La Forêt has a range of diverse spaces that can accommodate any celebration – big or small. The hardwood wedding hall is flooded with natural light with its floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the picturesque scenery of the New Almaden Valley. Guests can enjoy a bouquet of complementing tastes and textures from the classic French cuisine at the sight of the neighboring forest and meandering creek.
The timeless French menu can be customized upon request with custom-made dishes, tastings and fixed-price packages designed to suit your taste and needs. Our highly-trained and attentive staff will happily assist your with any preparations for your special day and do their best to make La Forêt a part of your wedding story.
La Forêt’s quaint traditional style of its unique building and interior provides a truly inspiring wedding hall and additional spaces for rent. The cozy ambiance is inviting and elegant at the same time. Modern and luxurious, the venue is full of personality and perfect for day and evening weddings. An icon of traditionalAmerican design, bringing together boutique attention to detail with impeccable service and exquisite French cuisine – La Forêt blends outstanding dining and entertainment with personal, friendly, modern service.
Suitable for up to 130 guests, the venue offers ample free parking and awe-inspiring surroundings. La Forêt’s large purpose built wedding hall, is available for both corporate and private events and regularly hosts wedding receptions and celebrations for people from around the South Bay Area including: Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara.
From the small and intimate to the grand and gracious, hold your event in the breath-taking surroundings of New Almaden Valley, immersed in 169 years of history.Contact our team to make arrangements on 408-997-3458.
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
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.