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Freedom Hall & Gardens 5 of 5 1 144

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lapatita
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So Worth It posted 9/16/2014

This place is AWESOME!!! Not only is the venue really pretty but what makes this place stand out is the overall value - I would call it more of a banquet hall because you won't have a long list of vendors to keep track of and make sure those vendors get paid... basically they're doing everything for you; as far as the wedding day goes. You'll still have to get your invitations and place cards made and things of the sort but as far as making sure your set up is done, Freedom Hall goes above and beyond to make sure they are wedding ready.

I'm not very definitive when it comes to making final decisions and the ladies here were very accommodating and had suggestions to help me put a beautiful wedding in about 2 months - that's what happens when your 20 person wedding balloons in to close to 200.

From the linens, to the food, to the open bar (no hard liquor but who really wants their guests to get too wasted right?), to the level of attention I, along with my husband and bridal party received, is amazing - I didn't have to approach the bar at all for a drink all night, my coordinator Lucia was on top of it! (and they fed me after the dinner was over when I said I was hungry again - I didn't really eat during dinner so I was starving towards the middle/end of the party). Oh, and the DJ and cake were included too!

I'm still receiving praises on the wonderful staff at Freedom Hall and Gardens. I highly recommend this place even if you're not on a budget because of all the upgrades you can get on the food as well as the different touches you can add like draping and up-lighting they really know how to make your day sparkle.

They're also really nice to any outside vendors you bring in like your photographer ;) they don't make them hide out so they are right there to capture all the milestones and candid moments of your big day.


My husband and I highly recommend Freedom Hall and Gardens.

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KBarthe
Wedding: 11/3/2013
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You won't be disappointed posted 11/28/2013

When my fiancé and I were looking for a venue, once we found this place we knew it was where we wanted to get married! The staff at freedom hall was so great and helped make our wedding the best day ever. The staff was very attentive, provided great service, never missed a beat and continued to amaze us from when we met them to when we got married. I would recommend this venue with flying colors and you definitely would not be disappointed from how amazing every aspect is taken care of. We have heard raving reviews from all of our guests about our wedding being so great. Well worth the money you spend and a great investment for amazing wedding memories for years to come!

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coolleenie
Wedding: 8/4/2012
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Made it so easy! posted 9/3/2012

I was very happy with Freedom Hall. Before I got engaged I had no idea how much time, effort, decisions, and money goes into a wedding. I can see how planning a large wedding can drive a person insane. After months of research my husband and I chose freedom hall as our wedding venue because they knocked like 300 "to dos" off of my "to do" list. the location is a bit bizarre but that's the only complaint i can think of. I was looking at other venues where the cost is high and you have to have a caterer and they charge you a dollar per spoon and 10 for a napkin, and 2 dollars to cut each piece of cake....
Freedom Hall did not nickel and dime us. They do an all-inclusive sorta deal. Our price included meals for 100 ppl, unlimited beer and wine, a cake (which we got to design from a local bakery), and a dj.
This took soo much weight off of my shoulders.

My coordinator Lucia had everything covered. She even had a back up plan n case anything I had planned went wrong ( which it didnt, thankfully). She kept me on my timeline and told me when to visit each table to greet guests and when to go take pics.

I did not want to be stressed out on my wedding day, and thanks to Lucia, I wasnt. I cannot emphasize enough how great it was to go into my wedding day without stress and knowing Lucia would take care of everything, I didn't have to keep track of time or activities.

Also, I'm a vegetarian and my husband has some family members with special dietary needs, and we all got special meals without a problem. Love love love freedom hall.

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yvettecm
Wedding: 11/22/2014
A Wonderful Venue! posted 12/21/2014

To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about going with an all inclusive, banquet hall for my wedding. I didn't want my wedding to feel like a "cookie-cutter" type wedding, exactly like all the other weddings at this venue. However, there were so many choices offered (as well as upgrades) in each category (food, linens, cake, decorations, music) that I was sure my wedding would be unique. I also was able to bring in my own items to use that the staff set up for me on the morning of the wedding. I didn't have to worry about anything and everything turned out beautifully and how I envisioned it. Lucia, our coordinator designated for our wedding, was exceptional! She was there to take care of all of our needs and made sure everything went smoothly, all with a smile on her face! I am grateful for everything Freedom Hall & Gardens did for us to make our dream wedding come true! I highly recommend them if you are looking for a stress free, beautiful wedding on a budget!

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beccaandrobert
Wedding: 8/9/2014
Best value in the bay area! posted 11/18/2014

The quality was great and Sandy and Gary were amazing! They made our wedding reception painless! They made sure my wife and I had water or champagne and enough to eat and even packed us some leftovers for a midnight snack. They took care of everything dj, cake, cleanup and awesome catering. Everyone loved their signature chicken and rice!

Don't hesitate to book with them!

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Knottie428137
Wedding: 10/27/2015
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Freedom hall is great, service is wonderful. We loved lucille!

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Dita23
Wedding: 1/31/2014
Perfect wedding! posted 10/27/2014

Our Wedding in the beginning of the year was perfect! From the beginning to the end every detail was on point. Our coordinator Sandy made my wedding reception feel like a dream. There were no "hiccups" that night or even during the months leading to our wedding. Having two children and attending school it's hard to make time but the freedom hall and Gardens made planning a wedding such a breeze. I was speechless the moment I walked in the venue every detail was exactly how I hoped it would be. Sandy and the wonderful staff made sure that my husband and I didn't have to worry about anything! I truly felt so calm and happy. Thank you Frredom Hall!!!

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JoshuaLawrenceA
Wedding: 6/7/2014
AMAZING! posted 10/25/2014

My husband and I got married on June 7, 2014, and let me just say, everything was truly amazing!!! My husband and I were skeptical with wedding planning as he was active military and so we were doing the long distance and wasn't sure how well that would work with looking at things as a couple and meetings with the coordinators, but Freedom Hall worked around that wonderfully. After meeting with Betty and Lucia for the first time (who are both amazing and super friendly, as is everyone else there), our minds were put at ease because they took care of everything and made it such a relief. They offer soo many different options that meet anyones wants which makes every wedding unique and special. As an added bonus they raffle off free upgrades for food and drinks at the tasting and even a chance for a free wedding reimbursement after the fact. But with that being said, that was an added bonus because the area itself and the people had us sold from the start! :)

I was told I'd be a stressed out monster like most brides the day of and that things would not go as planned, but everything was perfect and I was all smiles and calm, and only grew a little nervous when my husband was running a bit late. Seriously though, this was the easiest planning and most inexpensive wedding package ever and we are soooo thankful that we chose them! After the wedding not one guest had a complaint and many even said they'd love to have their wedding there. Our ceremony was in the gardens and was beautiful with the always blooming flowers and fountains, and when we had the reception indoors it was just as beautiful with the lighting and decorations. The food was amazing, the DJ always had great music playing, and the service was fantastic! We had brought our own centerpieces to mix in with what they offered for centerpieces and they made sure everything was taken care of while my husband and I were getting ready and that everything was clean and spot free. As soon as the ceremony was done, they took care of everything, such as helping my brother load the car up with the gifts, cleaning the tables, and boxing up the leftover food. Their attention to detail is spot on!

Honestly, in all it was the best day of my life and there isn't one thing that I would change. Everything was fantastic and beyond my expectations. I highly recommend Freedom Hall and Gardens!

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Knottie47627187
Wedding: 7/26/2014
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Freedom Hall & Gardens posted 9/25/2014 (modified 9/25/2014)

I recommend this venue to any Bride and Groom that is planning a wedding.
The staff at Freedom Hall are friendly and efficient! You won't have to worry about finding a million different vendors. Freedom Hall supplies (if you choose to) a location for the ceremony, food, cake, drinks, DJ and some decor.
My husband and I didn't have to worry about anything the day of our wedding. We showed up when we were supposed to and Lucia and her team took care of everything!! I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect wedding!
Thank you Lucia!!

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starrs72
Wedding: 9/14/2014
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Magical Wedding posted 9/24/2014 (modified 9/24/2014)

Freedom Hall & Gardens has the art of customizing the perfect wedding down to a science!! Sandy guided us through the wedding planning process and answered every question we had (before we even asked it)! On the day of our wedding, Sandy and Lucia did an amazing job of making the night magical for my husband and I. The night ran smoothly and all of the guests were impressed with how fun the night was. We couldn't have asked for a better team, a better venue, or a better wedding experience!! Thank you to everyone at Freedom Hall (especially Sandy) that made our wedding everything I've ever dreamed of!!!

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cherylw95051
Wedding: 5/28/2014
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Freedom Hall was amazing! posted 9/16/2014

We toured Freedom Hall after someone suggested their venue to us. We certainly were impressed by all they had to offer.
They take care of every last detail. On the day of our wedding everything was stunning and exceeded our every expectation. They took care of every last detail. My bouquet came out of the holder right before pictures....no problem, Sandy pulled some wire out of her apron and immediately put it back together. Rhinestones came off the flower girls converse...again no problem. Whipped out super glue and they were back on in an instant.
They catered to our every need.
We chose to do a weekday wedding. We were a bit leary of a weekday wedding but we only had 5 guests not attend.
I would recommend Freedom Hall to anyone. They are the best in the business!!

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Knottie90639212
Wedding: 3/30/2014
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Outstanding! posted 9/8/2014

Freedom Hall and Gardens simply cannot be be surpassed for experience, service, value, and oh my God, amazing food! I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was from start to finish. They are the best of the best!

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xicana09
Wedding: 4/13/2014
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Our wedding came to vision just as planned at the Freedom Hall & Gardens! The staff was welcoming and informative from the beginning. On your day you will have nothing to worry about as you get a personal coordinator! Planning was stress free. The food is amazing- all our guests enjoyed the buffet! They are organized and flexible throughout the whole process. I loved having my wedding here!

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Rico&Kristina77
Wedding: 5/16/2014

My sister got married here as well as my best friend and I at first didn't want to get married in the same place everyone else did but the value was too good to pass up! Not only the value but the service, food and staff are outstanding! We had the best time of our life and they made it so easy! Thank you freedom hall! Your the best!

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Miranda&Taylor
Wedding: 11/24/2013
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Overall Awesome posted 12/11/2013

I must say the planning process was the best part of my experience. They make everything very easy and hassle free. Every question I could think of was answered right away.

The day of the event was not perfect, but all the little things that went wrong did nothing to diminish my enjoyment of the day. Things like not having my toasting flutes at my table, and the time table being off are not a big deal to me.

The event was great, and having the Freedom Hall coordinators there the day of was a huge help. I am very glad I chose to hold my wedding there, and given the option I would choose them again.

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The Knot Member 2011
Wedding: 3/22/2013
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Spring wedding 2013 posted 10/6/2013

My Spring wedding was fantastic so well coordinated by Sandy at the freedom hall she helped me design my special day perfectly! Our families are still raving about how fabulous the food was! They keep asking me if recipes are available. My parents live out of state so having help planning a wedding was really nice to just show up and have every thing planned out perfectly thank you freedom hall for great wedding day! The service and staff are fun and really friendly they even clean your teeth before a photo. If your planning a wedding this is the place they think of everything! Feels like family

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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 9/21/2013
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Freedom Hall & Gardens posted 10/3/2013

I recently had my wedding at Freedom Hall and Gardens and it was wonderful. I had the misfortune of rain (despite the fact that it was the ONLY day it rained in SEPTEMBER), but the staff did a wonderful job moving my outdoor ceremony indoors at the last minute. The staff really do walk you through everything before the wedding, so you don't stress out about anything at all. The day of the wedding, I brought a lot of my own decorations and the staff put up EVERYTHING for me, so all I had to do was get dressed the day of the wedding. Everything was so beautiful and I had so much fun thanks to Freedom Hall. I'm so happy I picked them and I definitely recommend them.

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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 3/23/2013
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Wonderful Wedding! posted 10/2/2013

We had our wedding and reception at Freedom Hall & Gardens on Saturday, March 23, 2013. I cannot believe how fantastic everyone at Freedom Hall was for us!

First and foremost, you get so much bang for your buck. Open bar? Check. DJ? Check. Delicious food? Check. And scrumptious wedding cake? Double Check. Our guests said (and I know they weren't lying or exaggerating) they loved Freedom Hall's famous chicken madeira. They went back for seconds and some for thirds for this dish. They LOVED it!! They also loved how beautiful the surroundings are -- hey, I know it's somewhat strange to have a wedding in a business park. But the beauty of the gardens and even the architecture and design of the surrounding buildings really make this venue an ideal spot for a garden wedding ceremony. Oh, and the plentiful free parking was a bonus. If you're used to paying for parking in SF, Oakland, or Berkeley, it's just so nice to have free parking. Lots of it.

Kristina, our wedding coordinator, did a FANTASTIC job -- we dropped off all of our decorations on the Thursday before our wedding, and by Saturday, everything was in place. EVERYTHING. She set up our candy buffet/candy table, decorated the ceremonial arch, decorated the wedding arch, and overall, just did everything to perfection. I love what she and her team did (and they did so much in the background too). They kept me calm, hydrated, and didn't want me to worry about a thing. They took care of me, the groom, our wedding party, and even the parents.

Kristina also made sure to pack some food for me and my new husband -- we had so much, we managed to share with our relatives, who seriously, couldn't get enough of that chicken madeira.

Freedom Hall & Gardens is proof that you can have a beautiful and elegant wedding on a budget. And you know what? It's okay to tell people that you have a budget for your wedding. Budget is not a dirty word, and at Freedom Hall & Gardens, they understand that everyone is on a budget, and it's perfectly okay.

A thousand thanks to Freedom Hall & Gardens for making our wedding day so memorable, fun, and happy!

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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 2/8/2013
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Mrs. John Wetherington posted 10/1/2013

I would recommend Freedom Hall & Gardens to anyone who is looking for a place to get married, location for reception and wants the best buy for their dollar. I was extremely happy with the Freedom Hall and how they took care of so many parts of the wedding and reception that you don't realize until you start pricing venues and such.

Freedom Hall takes care of everything from linen colors, to center pieces, to the cake and to really good D.J. company. I can't say enough good things about this place, the owner and the awesome staff that is so very helpful all the way through to the end.

Once again I highly recommend Freedom Hall & Gardens for weddings and receptions as you will not be disappointed.

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The Knot Member 2011
Wedding: 1/5/2013
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I had my wedding at the Freedom Hall in January. The Freedom Hall was recommended to me by my sister-in-law who celebrated her wedding there the previous April. From the minute I walked into the orientation I knew I wanted to celebrate my wedding there. The venue was beautiful, the staff was so friendly and helpful, and the food was AMAZING! All of my friends and family are still talking about what an amazing experience they had. Sandy was our coordinator and she was just fantastic. The day of my wedding she made me feel like I didn't have a care in the world. She made sure I always had a sip of water close and she even had a warm towel ready after our cake. I already have a friend who came to my wedding decide to get married there next November and I'm so excited to go back! I would recommended this venue and Sandy to anyone who asked and could rest assured they would be in good hands! Thank you Freedom Hall for making my day even more memorable!

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Finally, an alternative to high cost weddings! The Freedom Hall & Gardens offers complete affordable packages to include newly remodeled banquet facility, catering, unlimited beverages including alcohol, professional DJ, Wedding Cake, and much more along with beautifully landscaped gardens.


  • Price Range: $$
  • Amenities: Indoor Ceremony Area, Liquor License, Onsite Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Capacity: Up to 250
  • Style: Banquet/Reception Hall, Unusual/Alternative

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