The Fern Cottage (Building) is located in Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area , on San Pablo Dam Road
6531 San Pablo Dam Rd, El Sobrante, CA 94803
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For general information about the Fern Cottage call the Facility Office at (510) 544-3164. or the Reservations Department at 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F)This facility is wheelchair accessible.
Viewings are also available by appointment. Please contact Facility Operations Office at (510) 544-3164.
You may hire a caterer from the Approved list or choose the non-catered option. If you choose the non-catered option you may not use an outside caterer or have any hired staff. Your unpaid volunteers will be required to attend an orientation. You will pay an additional fee for the ability to use the non-catered option. Events that end after 7pm, must be fully catered.
Reservations for the Fern Cottage can be made beginning the first Monday in January for the next calendar year. All reservations at Fern Cottage require an initial payment to secure the date. This initial payment will be applied towards the total balance owed. For all time blocks, a $100 initial payment is due at the time of reservation. If a reservation is cancelled more than 180 days in advance, $50 of the initial $100 is refundable. Full payment is due 180 days before event date. For reservations made under 180 days, full payment is due at the time of booking. Please review the fee sheet or speak to a Reservations Agent for the cancellation policy once full payment is made.
To search for available dates, you can use the online Facility Search. Under “Facility Type”, click the “Indoor Facility” check box to filter the results.
You may also call the Reservations Department at 1-(888)-327-2757, option 2 (8:30am-4:00pm PST, M-F) and a Reservations Agent will be able to assist you.
There is a charge of $5.00 per car on weekends and holidays, April through October (fees subject to change).