Japanese Gardens

Japanese Garden Wedding Site
The Japanese Garden wedding sites available for rent during daylight hours for weddings March through August. The Japanese Garden is located right next to the Hayward Senior Center on North Third Street at Crescent in Hayward. The wedding site is located on the lower loop pathway near the entrance to the garden. The number of persons attending cannot exceed 50 and there is no alcohol, food or beverage allowed. Applications may be submitted not less than 30 days or more than 11 months in advance. The garden is not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

To check availability please call the Recreation District Office at (510) 881-6700 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Monday through Friday. If your date is available the site will be held for you for three business days. Within that period you will need to come to the district office, pay a non-refundable $50 deposit and complete all the necessary paperwork.


The rates for a 3 hour block of time are $375 for residents, $495 for non-residents plus a $250 refundable cleaning/security deposit. Security deposit must be paid by cash or credit only. District residents should be prepared to show proof of residency in order to secure the discounted resident rate. A current photo identification or utility bill will suffice. This process should take approximately 30 minutes. Any balance due must be paid in full 30 days prior to your event.