"On behalf of the Mill Valley Film Festival, THANK YOU! We absolutely loved working with you and the very helpful Elks Lodge members. Thanks to all of you, our Filmmaker Brunch and the Closing Night Party of the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival won’t be forgotten. Maple Lawn is a perfect event venue and I look forward to working with you all again."

Jeromy Zajonc

Director of Operations, Mill Valley Film Festival, California Film Institute


"When my daughter Jessica’s wedding needed to be relocated just three months before her scheduled date we did not know where to turn.

By chance we stopped by Maple Lawn on a business matter. When Jessica walked into the Magnolia Terrace area she looked at me and said “Mom, why don’t we move the wedding here. It’s beautiful!” When we discovered her date was still available we looked no further and booked Maple Lawn. With the help of Vanessa Olivotti, Maple Lawn’s Event Coordinator, we made a few adjustments to the décor plan to fit the new venue and the end result was everything Jessica envisioned. Vanessa was professional, yet personable. She listened to Jessica’s ideas and offered advice and guidance to make it all happen. Located in the historic mansion, the bridal changing room is large and accommodating. The mansion has character only time can create and little surprises–like a pool table in an old card room where the groomsmen can congregate before the ceremony.


We held the ceremony outdoors and converted the Magnolia Terrace to a dining area for our 160 guests. The DJ played music outdoors until 10:00 pm and we danced on a hardwood dance floor set under a white tent. The bartenders were professional and friendly. We were allowed to bring our catering company in to provide passed appetizers and a barbeque buffet. Everyone had a great time. To keep the wedding party and their friends together a bit longer we rented the indoor bar for an after-party. The wedding was fun and lively from start to finish. We could not have been more pleased."

Sincerely,

Debbie Ghiringhelli

"I held my wedding September 1st at Maple Lawn and I have to say it was everything I imagined it to be. I fell in love with the venue the first time I walked on the property and knew it would be the perfect place to say “I Do”. Unfortunately, my wedding had to be relocated just three months prior to my wedding date and I was amazed to discover Maple Lawn still had the date available. Vanessa Olivotti worked with me every step of the way and made the whole process seAmless. The day of wedding couldn’t have been more perfect. It was a beautiful day that I will always remember!"

Jessica Walker


"My husband & I both grew up in Marin and feel very rooted in this beautiful county. We were looking for a local venue to celebrate his 40th birthday bash and the Terrace at the Maple Lawn was the perfect place. It is a magical spot mixed with San Rafael history. Great place to host a party- the staff is accommodating and Vanessa is priceless!!!! It has all the amenities, centrally located and plenty of parking. The night ended in the infamous, time warp Elks Bar…so much fun."


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