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The Freedom Hall & Gardens hosts events of every type at its Santa Clara facility, which features a newly remodeled banquet room, precisely landscaped gardens and towering redwood trees. The company specializes in wedding ceremonies and receptions, but it also offers its services for anniversaries, holiday parties, celebrations of life, birthday parties and general celebrations.
Owner Gary Baker and his directors have more than 30 years of experience in the wedding and catering business, and they’ve planned and coordinated hundreds of weddings. The Freedom Hall & Gardens offers all-inclusive wedding packages from which customers can choose, which include facility rental, catering, unlimited beverages, DJs, the wedding cake and more. There are no restrictions on music, lengthy contracts to sign or cleaning and security deposits.
The Freedom Hall & Gardens is within walking distance of a Marriott Hotel and a Best Western Avatar for traveling guests. It’s also fully handicapped-accessible and has a large, well-lit parking lot.
“We want to ensure each client’s experience is one they and their guests will cherish for a lifetime. We know planning a wedding can be stressful, and we work to make the process as smooth as possible so our clients can relax and enjoy their special days.”
Serving the Bay Area including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy and Campbell.
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Serving the Bay Area including San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Gilroy and Campbell.
"Very affordable and it is an all-in-one venue.""They are very accommodating."
"I really liked their on-site coordinators and their options. They helped me from the beginning to the end. They had the best customer service.""The coordinators. They were very helpful, and they treat you like they are your friend. For my wedding, they took care of my things, and they made sure everything ran smoothly. Their location is great."
"They have nice employees and the experience was more than what I would have expected.""The service was spectacular. They are always on track, and they are on it."
"They are very professional, very well organized, and they care a lot their customers. I appreciated all of their help. Every single person who has helped was amazing at what they did.""The people, they are very helpful with everything that they do, and they are very detail oriented."
"It is very affordable, and they have very good quality of food.""Everything, I just liked everything."
"Great, perfect, on time, and they did everything that I wanted. They were on top of things.""They were on top of things. It was just perfect."
"It is convenient, and they are willing to help you out.""Monica, my coordinator, was awesome. She helped me out a lot."
"My every need was satisfied.""Their service and professionalism"
"They were just great all the way around. I would recommend everything.""They are like a family-owned company. They are nice and personal."
"It is a really good place, and they help you take care of everything, so you are worry and stress-free.""You don't have to worry about a lot of stuff you would normally worry about with a wedding. Everything was good."
"I would recommend them 100%.""Their professional service from start to finish, my ceremony was amazing. Hiccups always happen, but they were able to cover everything up. I forgot my guest book and some things at the hotel. They were able to come up with something on the spot. As a bride, I felt taken care of 100%."
"They were very helpful, and everything turned out perfectly, because everything they needed to do got done.""I loved their food and their service. I would give their service a '10'."
"I just recommended them to a friend for her wedding, because Sandy went above and beyond for everything that I needed.""It is all-inclusive, and the food was delicious. They were very attentive."
"They should also use their services.""Their staff is amazing. They were very accommodating, resourceful, and they knew what they were talking about."
"You can do all-in-one shopping there.""They provide everything."
"The best service ever""I liked the staff. They were very professional, very friendly, and very efficient."
"They had top-notch service.""They did everything, so I didn't have to stress."
"They are very user friendly and very professional. They are very detail oriented, and they have excellent quality of service. They are accommodating.""I would give them an "11". I liked the personnel. They were friendly and professional."
"It is all-inclusive, and they made everything easy.""Customer service, they continued to check in with me. I had a vague idea of what I wanted, and they made it come to life."
"They provided a great service, and I would highly recommend them.""The affordability and that they made sure my event stayed on track"
"It is a great place to get married.""I told them my vision, and they did it."
"I just liked how everything was organized, and the coordinator, Sandy, was a huge help for my wedding. I appreciated her help.""The service, they pretty much were always checking on everybody to see if we needed anything to eat or drink."
"They are very professional, very helpful, and our coordinator, Lucia, was amazing. She was very on top of everything and on top of what a bride would want. They were awesome. I loved every aspect of it.""The food was really good, and everything was really easy."
"You get the most value for your money there.""They go over your expectations. What was special about mine was that I was sick at my wedding. They made sure that the bathroom was always available and that I had water. They even made a special recipe for me to calm my stomach."
"It has the best value for an affordable price.""I like that everything was included as a package. You don't have to think about the pieces, because they cover everything."
"It was a great venue. It was very easy, and it was nice to have the convenience of having other venues work with us.""The convenience and the ease of everything, I thought the ceremony was very beautiful as well."
"It is a great price, quality food, and wonderful people who will take care of you and your every need. It is just a perfect place for any party.""The service, the food, and the family atmosphere that the staff gives, I think they are perfect."
"They know what they are doing.""They are very professional, and they know what they are doing. They are experienced."
"Very professional, very helpful, very nice, and very respectful""They pay attention to your needs. The people who work there are really nice. Everyone is very kind. I had a really good experience."
"It was extremely professional and well-run. I appreciated the fact that everything went smoothly. Many guests have commented on how smoothly it went. Everyone was very helpful and very nice.""I liked the professionalism and the fact that they catered to our needs. They made sure all the different pieces of the day came together. It was a great wedding."
"It was an easy experience. They handled a lot of the small details. Everything was taken care of. ""The price point was good. The location and drink packages were also nice."
"They are really great, really helpful, and they make it easy for any wedding.""They pretty much take care of everything, including decorations. You don't have to clean up afterwards."
"They are very good. They are a '10' for me. My wedding was like a fairytale.""They have good quality service. Everybody was very good. They are very skilled."
"It was the best experience I have ever had.""The staff and the way they actually helped me out, they did everything they could when I turned into a bridezilla."
"They really go above and beyond. Everything they do is so professional, and they have it down. You give them an idea on paper or you verbally create something, but they create something 10 times better than what you could have imagined.""I would give them an '11'. I like that everything is packaged together, but you were still in control of every decision that you wanted. It was not a cookie-cutter. You could have as much or as little as you wanted, and you had control."
"They are very reasonable with their prices, and they will find a perfect package for whatever you are looking for. Everything is included, so as a bride, all you have to worry about is your dress.""I really loved that they went over the top for my husband and I on our wedding day, and they added a bunch of extra stuff."
"I was very satisfied, and they were very accommodating. They were professional. It was just a pleasure, and they made our event nice and enjoyable.""It is all-inclusive, and they have everything there. They really take the time to work with you as a client and get to know you. They are very personable."
"It was really easy to get everything together and everyone was really helpful.""Everything is included and it is a one-stop shopping. It was excellent."
"It's a great place to hold an event.""I liked the treatment and friendly service I got from the employees."
"It's very reliable and the staff is very helpful. The lady who was in charge of our wedding was very nice. It went really smoothly, we didn't have any problems. ""The quality of the service was really good. Everything went smoothly."
"It is a package and it is all-in-one and I really enjoyed that.""The girl who helped me out always responded whenever I left her a message. She gave me a lot of good information and ideas about ways to decorate."
"They take care of absolutely everything.""They take care of everything and they coordinate with the vendors."
"Good service and good food""The service was really good. The host that we had really paid attention to detail and really paid attention to us."
"The service is really good and they are on top of it. The food is great. I would recommend it for any event.""I actually like the service. One of the ladies in charge was very helpful throughout the whole event."
"It was an amazing experience. Everything went smoothly and everyone was super nice. It was more than I could have expected.""The way that they have everything down pat and they have been through every situation and they know how to handle everything."
"We had our dream wedding at an affordable price.""Everything, the food, the service, the venue itself, it was all perfect."
"They're friendly and they get the job done.""I liked the service they gave me. Sandy is amazing and does the job very well."
"It was flawless and I didn't have to worry about anything.""They were very respectful and very friendly."
"Great customer service, and they take good care of you from start to end.""I would say the customer service. It is very attentive."
"I would definitely recommend it to them.""Probably the all-inclusiveness, they do everything for you there, and the value"
"Their customer service is really good and they are really accommodating. They have really nice employees.""Their service, they go out of their way to help me and what is best for me."
"They were amazing and it was so not stressful at all.""I liked that everything was included in the price and didn't have to find the vendors myself."
"Really easy, one-stop shopping, it was elegant and very well planned. There was lots of communication.""Definitely the way everything looked, and the food was really good."
"That it is simple, and it works really well.""That it was simple and easy"
"They were very friendly, they had everything covered for us, and they answered all of our questions very well. They were very professional and awesome to work with.""They put us at ease. It was really easy to work with them and it wasn't stressful."
"The price is amazing and the ambiance is perfect.""I loved Sandy. She was on top of everything and everything went smoothly. I know she had a big part in that."
"Everything was included, we didn't have to worry about booking the DJ or food. It was very convenient.""The woman who worked with us, I can't remember her name, was super helpful. She followed me around making sure I was okay and made sure that I ate, which was really great of her. She kept us on track in the sweetest way possible. The DJ had a great music selection. He understood us from the beginning. We had only talked to him for a few minutes, but he just understood us."
"They are professional and they have been at it a long time and they have a lot of experience. They take care of all of your needs.""Just the overall organization, in terms of having a wedding there, they take care of almost everything that you need to have taken care of."
"They were very attentive and I just referred them to somebody.""They did everything."
"If they want someone that will take care of everything for you and make it easier for you, that is the place to go.""They took care of everything from start to finish and they had everything very organized. Everything was very beautiful and the food was delicious. Everything was so good."
"They have the client's interests at heart.""You get top-tier service from them."
"They did an amazing job in putting everything together and I was stress-free that day.""The customer service, the food was great and Lucia did a fantastic job. She let me know what was going on."
"They are amazing.""They are organized and on top of everything."
"I already told some people that I had a great time and Andy took care of me.""I liked the atmosphere and the people were really cool and nice. The garden area is just lovely."
"I really liked it and it was affordable. It was hands-on and a one-stop shop.""Customer service, they were really helpful. I had some goofy questions and they had all of the answers."
"It is very affordable, yet really nice and the workers work very hard.""I would say the staff. They are very sweet and helpful."
"It is great and I fully recommend them.""It is easy and you don't have to worry about the planning process. You can actually enjoy your wedding day."
"I tell friends about them.""The managers were friendly and very nice. Everything they did was perfect."
"I've recommended them to other people. The service that you get for the price is amazing. They're just amazing. ""Everything, they're amazing."
"It is worth the money and the staff is very nice and very pleasant. They make the experience just wonderful.""The atmosphere, it is very family-oriented."
"They're very friendly and willing to make sure you feel like it's your day. They took the stress out of everything and just made it very easy.""I really liked that they made me feel like I could call them for anything, no matter how big or small."
"They made our wedding day very easy. They were very organized and had excellent service. They made sure to take care of the bride, the groom, and wedding party. They made sure that everything flowed really well.""I loved that it was a one-stop shop. We got our wedding coordinator, cake testing, DJ and everything right there and we didn't have to search for different vendors."
"It was easy and great. They took care of a lot of details.""The people who were working there really made everything go. They thought of things that I didn't think of and they made the day. Lucia was on point. I had such a blast."
"The service is incredible and I was very pleased with them. They were very professional.""I liked how organized it was. It was very easy. The day of the event, they treated me like royalty and it was an amazing service. I am an event planner to be and that is how I want to have my events run."
"The staff is extremely well organized.""It was probably the staff and how easy they made all of the planning. They were outstanding."
"I actually recommended them to everyone whom I hear is getting married.""Their service was absolutely wonderful and their packages are amazing. They really make you feel like it is not the money they are after, but they want you to be happy for your day."
"I loved how attentive they were and they were just great. I can't say enough wonderful things about them.""Affordability, and they handle everything the day of and you don't have to worry about a thing."
"That they have amazing service and staff for a great price""Their staff is very attentive to my needs for my wedding and the wedding reception. My reception was flawless."
"They are the nicest people and they make sure you have everything. They went above and beyond to make my handicapped child feel welcome. I didn't know of any problems that went on, which was awesome.""I liked that I got to meet the owner and I loved the different options they give to you so that you have a package deal. You customize things to fit your budget. I had such a great experience that they deserve to be Diamond Certified."
"They provided excellent support on the day of my wedding and they were good with planning as well.""The personal touch, and it is affordable."
"Very good value for the money, very professional, and I only have good things about them.""I get the impression that they really care."
"It is amazing service and you won't have to worry about everything. They will take care of you. I really had nothing to worry about.""Great customer service, and every single guest complimented about everything about the wedding. Everything was beautiful and everyone was happy."
"It was really great and we had the best wedding. We were so relaxed, so it was nice to be able to enjoy it.""We had the day of coordinator who kept things going smoothly."
"They were wonderful. Every aspect was exactly what I wanted.""Being all inclusive, I was able to have my wedding outdoors and my reception indoors. People from out of town were able to come for the wedding. They were centralized, so there were a lot of places to stay. They were so easy and so flexible with everything."
"The amazing value and the outstanding service that you get""How you are able to customize everything to your liking"
"They are very professional, considerate, and they made our experience so much better. As a bride, they took all of the weight off my shoulders.""They were on it."
"The quality service and the way they process the event itself.""It is organized and convenient."
"It was perfect for what I was looking for. They were able to accommodate my quick wedding, as my husband was flying in from out of state. When I originally wanted to book with them, I wanted a Friday night and my husband was not able to fly in for a Friday, but he was able to come in on a Saturday. They were able to give me the Friday package for the Saturday spot.""It was fun and low key. I wasn't looking for anything too fancy. It was amazing and everyone had a great time. They were very accommodating."
"That it is a great place to have a wedding""They are very thorough."
"They were very well organized and always helpful. They were great.""The price"
"My experience was amazing and I would highly recommend them.""Customer service, they listened and they had really good ideas and suggestions."
"It is an amazing place to have any type of function. They have good customer service. My parents and god-parents got married there. I want to have my graduation party there and my mom's 50th birthday party there. They treat you like family. I recommend them.""Sandy and Gary are amazing. Whatever you want, they do it. They are affordable and they take time out to make sure your day is everything and more. When you are having your function, you don't have to do anything. They take care of you and they are amazing people. They are on point."
"They are really accommodating.""They were willing to work with the bride to see what she wanted."
"That it is easy""The staff, they were very good at problem solving and I didn't have to worry about anything. It was a wonderful experience."
"They know what they are doing and they are the best for the area that I live in.""Their customer service and dedication, they were right on about everything. They were good about answering questions and setting up billing plans. They had the best customer service I had for any service in a long time."
"That is the best place to go, they do absolutely everything for you, and they help you get dressed if need be. They are very good.""I would give them a '10+'. I like the fact that they do absolutely everything. They are very professional and organized. The coordinators are fantastic and Lucia was the best. I enjoyed that Gary Baker came out to the food tasting. I really liked everything."
"They make things very easy for the customer.""They are very organized and they made me a lot less stressed than I needed to be."
"Honestly, they were extremely efficient, accommodating, pleasant, and they made everything I wanted happen. If you want an amazing wedding, go there.""I love their wedding coordinators and their flexibility. They understand people have different wants and needs and preferences. They try to accommodate everything."
"They were great.""They provide everything."
"The food, the service, the staff, and everything was good.""The staff are the thing that made everything and the food was good also. The staff is well prepared and experienced for what they have to do."
"It was the best decision I made.""The d"
"It was very easy to work with them and it was stress-free.""They had a lot of services all in the same area and I didn't have to run around to coordinate everything."
"The biggest bang for your buck, and they are fantastic.""Your money goes really far there and it is a really nice spread. They really know how to put on a party."
"That it was well worth the money, and they were highly organized. I am very satisfied with them.""I would say their organizational skills, and the food was good."
"I think they are very patient.""Probably the customer service, they were really helpful and patient with me."
"Just do it.""Everything was taken care of and they went above and beyond on their part. I didn't have to do anything."
"Very stress free, and they do everything for you. It is a great environment and the employees are wonderful.""Just their thoroughness, they really go the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need and you are comfortable."
"The personnel were very attentive to detail and my event was very difficult, but they did not miss a thing.""The complete package, it truly has everything in it."
"It is easy and they do everything for you. It is a perfect place.""The food and the staff, they were just incredibly helpful. It was like they anticipated your move before you did it."
"Just that they were very helpful, they had great ideas to aid in my vision, and they were always available.""The organization and all the help and reminders I received as I was planning and going through the process"
"The staff is friendly, supportive, and professional.""It is a small venue and they are very unique. They had a honeymoon cookbook."
"They are very good at what they do and they provide you with a lot of support.""It is a complete package and you don't have to worry about anything."
"Amazing experience""I would give them a '15' for their customer service, the personality of their representative, and their personnel. They are very professional and very organized. It was stress free."
"The atmosphere and friendliness of the staff""I would give them a '10+'. I liked the atmosphere and all of the flowers."
"They are very dependable people. They guide you through the process very well so you won't be nervous. All of the guests loved the staff.""Just how organized they are"
"It is a good place to have both the ceremony and the reception. The food was really good.""I liked how everything was really organized. They just helped out really well throughout the whole day."
"I think it is amazing, and they should use it.""I liked their customer service and that they were very detail oriented. They will do things like you want them done."
"They are absolutely wonderful. They handle everything perfectly.""They knew what they were doing, and they handled everything very professionally."
"The employees were wonderful. The coordination and the coordinators were superb. There were many individuals at our wedding that thought it was the best wedding ever.""I would probably say their employees, they are friendly, knowledgeable, and they have offer great customer service."
"You get a lot more than you expect. They have a lot of information on their website. They offer more than they say on their website.""They made things a lot easier for me. It was not very stressful. They made sure everything went as planned."
"They were pretty much as advertised. It is what it is, and they are very helpful. You get what you pay for, and the staff is very nice. They are very helpful with putting things together. I would recommend them.""They made my wedding feel elegant. With the budget that I had, I wasn't sure I would be able to have something as nice as I got. I was very happy with what I paid for and ended up with. It was nice and perfect."
"That the service is above and beyond""I would say the staff, their service, and the attention they give to guests and the bride and groom"
"That they have wonderful people and a great venue""The all inclusive package"
"I would say that they make you feel like you are part of their family.""That they try and accommodate you as much as possible, and they are always very helpful in trying to attend to your needs."
"It is a great value.""It is all inclusive."
"It was truly an amazing experience. They think of things that don't go through your mind on your wedding day. They would give me breath mints before speaking with your guests and water while taking pictures. It was just amazing.""The complete atmosphere of the actual place and the coordinators involved"
"They just take care of you. I had absolutely nothing to worry about.""I would give them an '11'. I had nothing to take care of. They had everything so organized. They met every need."
"I would say that they are very organized, very helpful, and they make everything flow perfectly.""I liked the location, and the staff was really friendly. They are amazing."
"For being all-inclusive, it was a great day. They made it very easy on the bride and groom for the entire wedding.""I loved the grounds, and the employees were just wonderful. They took care of everything."
"Cheap, easy, and stress free""The staff and the service that they gave me"
"They were just an awesome venue to work with for my wedding. They were more than accommodating. They made everything easy, so I was able to relax. There were no issues or anything. Everything was perfect.""That everything is included in the price, there were no hidden fees when I signed the contract. The staff was awesome, just great."
"That it is a great deal for the money, and they have wonderful staff. They go out of their way to make it your day.""I would give them a '20'. I thought the package deal that included everything was great."
"That it is a great place to get married, everyone is really nice. They are really sensitive to your needs.""I liked the staff. They were really nice during my wedding. I didn't have to worry about anything."
"We never had a single problem. Everything went smoothly.""Because I can compare it to somewhere else, I had already seen them setting up the tables for us and taking care of everything, so we could enjoy the wedding without having to worry about those details."
"It is a good deal for the price, and everything is included. You don't have to worry about anything.""Not having to worry about anything and having to spend too much"
"They made it easy to plan as everything is covered.""They covered everything, and you don't have to go out to find other stuff."
"The customer service is great.""I liked how Louisa was really helpful, and she was very detailed. Not knowing what to do can be a disaster, so it was nice having someone helping me step-by-step. She probably has done so many weddings before ours. There were things that she would recommend and not recommend."
"They are very good at organizing, and they will try everything to make you satisfied or happy with what they are doing. They make things simple for you. The manager was very good with everybody, and she knew how to deal with the people. She understood what was going on.""Their food"
"For my wedding, the service was amazing and the people were amazing. I recently went to one of their open-houses, but I got a bad vibe. They kept saying that they weren't doing this, or that, anymore. If a friend couldn't afford a wedding, I'd say to use them, but if they can afford it, I'd say to look elsewhere.""Hard to say, they nailed it at my wedding. I was pleased. I liked all of the options. "
"They blew me away. I was very impressed.""The lighting and the displays were taken care of. The ambiance was really nice."
"Sandy is wonderful and the operations are great. They are very organized and they make everything simple and stress-free.""It was very convenient."
"It was so easy. They did everything for us.""I liked that they had a timeline for the night and stuck to it. They made sure everyone was on track. They moved us along so that we didn't have to think about it."
"It just made planning the wedding very smooth and easy.""It was easy and very stress-free."
"It is just a great experience overall. The venue is great and the service is awesome.""The experience with the staff was the number one thing. They were pleasant and great to work with."
"They are very flexible, accommodating, and very organized, which are the things I really appreciated.""They are very flexible, accommodating, and very organized, which are the things I really appreciated."
"I liked that it was all inclusive and they took care of things that other event halls wouldn't necessarily take care of, like the cake.""The ease of planning"
"The whole staff was very friendly and they did their jobs very well.""The staff, their demeanor, and their work ethic"
"They have very friendly workers, even the owner. Everyone who works there is very friendly and they work well.""I like it because the place is nice and it has a nice atmosphere. There are no problems with parking."
"It is worth every penny.""All the vendors are included. I am satisfied with absolutely everything."
"It is a great place to do your event.""It is affordable and the place looks nice. The people are very nice."
"The price is extraordinarily reasonable and the gardens are beautiful. All of my guests loved the food and the DJ. Everything ran very smoothly, and it was very stress free.""I liked that they handle things for you and they don't nickel and dime you."
"I would say that I would definitely recommend them for their service. They are very nice and friendly. They say they are the alternative to expensive weddings and it is true. They are affordable.""Their overall service that they provide and their personalities"
"It is probably better than you would expect.""Their attentiveness to your needs, for example, when my sister was about to give a toast, someone immediately ran up with a box of tissues. They knew as soon as family started talking, I would need tissues."
"You have everything in one place.""It is everything in one place."
"The food was very good, and the venue was nice.""For us, we had trouble finding the right spot that was affordable and big enough for our group, and it was affordable and the right size."
"Good for the price""It was all-inclusive."
"I don't know.""It is a one-stop shop."
"I've already told a lot of people. It was convenient. They took care of a lot of things, and it was a good experience.""Even though we had a large wedding, I thought it was budget-friendly. They provided almost all of the services we needed, so it was really convenient for me. I thought our coordinator did a good job on the day of the wedding."
"It is very basic food and the quality isn't really high.""My employees felt comfortable there and it was very easy for them to go there and have the party. Their staff and party planners were excellent."
"They have a good price and good food. The staff is very nice. I only had one issue, which was minimal. I asked for a bottle of Coke and they didn't say there were any more open bottles. As the bride, they should have found one for me. They also forgot to give us the champagne to do the toast.""The package, and that everything is included. I would recommend them. The owner was able to get us in early because they didn't have an event beforehand and I was able to use the garden. Monica did a great job for my wedding and she always asked what I wanted."
"They were very helpful and understanding. I liked their service and their food was really good.""Their one-on-one time with the bride and groom during the reception, and the reception was good."
"They know what they are doing.""They can handle everything. There were only a few things I had to do."
"It offers great value.""I think overall for the price, it was quite nice and it was pretty good."
"They help you a lot with planning and the day of coordination, which is very helpful.""The contact people are very helpful."
"I don't know. I wouldn't really say much about it.""The price"
"If you are of a Christian religion, it's the greatest place, but if you believe in anything else, you're screwed.""The facility itself"