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2.20.2016

Venue of the Month: Frank Lloyd Wright Estate

MIRA Events is proud to be one of the select planners working with the Frank Lloyd Wright Estate in Orinda, CA.

Ladies and Gents-  I am pleased as punch to reinstate our Venue of the Month blog! With our expansion into the Phoenix and Scottsdale area, as well as our continued exploration of our favorite Northern California destinations, there is just way too much goodness to not share right away. Every month, we will take you on a tour of our favorite new and old venues from both California and Arizona in hopes that you’ll love them just as much as we do.

What better way to start this series than with a celebrity home?! The Frank Lloyd Wright Estate in Orinda, California. Formerly known as the Maynard Buehler house, this 4,000 square foot home on 3.5 acres is complete with Japanese Gardens designed by the late Henry Matsutani.  Its nestled into a scenic Orinda neighborhood less than 30 minutes to San Francisco.

Built in 1948, the house was made into a historic landmark in 2006. Since then, it has gone through a $900,000 renovation and has been clear to be used as a private event venue that can accommodate from 48-400 guests.

8 years ago the trustee took over and renovate the place. 900,000 dollars in renovation. Has hosted private tours as fundraising events.

The entry room boasts enough room for 20-30 people to comfortably enjoy an intimate event such as a bridal shower. The panoramic windows let in plentiful natural light, which bounces iridescently off of the 24 karat gold plated ceiling. You read that right. There is literally, gold on the ceiling.

The auxiliary portions of the house, such as the workshop and authentic Japanese Teahouse, are full of collections of authentic artifacts ranging from antique china rescued from the bottom of the sea, to suits of armor and other era artillery, and priceless works of art.

Guests are welcome to stay on property both in the main house as well as the guest house next week, adding to the luxury experience. Preparations have been made to accommodate a catering prep space and parking for up to 225 cars.

The venue is exclusive and will only work with select clientele. MIRA Events is proud to be one of the few select planners to bring clients to this gorgeous and unique property.

Can we bring your guests to this incredible venue? Contact us today to find out how!

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Antique china rescued from a shipwreck is displayed

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The main house’s dining room can fit 8-12 people for an intimate dinner reception

Frank Lloyd Wright House living room

The elegant formal sitting room boasts panoramic windows and a 24 karat gold ceiling

Frank Lloyd Wright House carport

The swanky carport, complete with 1960s red Corvette available for photo use

Frank Lloyd Wright House backyard

Lush greenery across the 3.5 acres of property

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Orinda CA

Quaint gazebo in the backyard

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Orinda CA Japanese garden

Authentic details are artfully placed throughout the backyard

Frank Lloyd Wright house Japanese Gardens designed by Henry Matsutani

Japanese Gardens designed by Henry Matsutani

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Orinda CA open for private weddings and events

Era artillery and weaponry collection in the “above ground dungeon”

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Orinda CA is now open for private weddings and events

There are plenty of lounge areas and photo locations throughout the property

Frank Lloyd Wright House in Orinda CA is open for private weddings and events

Original and rare artwork in every room

Frank Lloyd Wright house in Orinda CA is open for private weddings and events

The house maintains a distinct vibe throughout all rooms and corridors.

Frank Lloyd Wright house private weddings and events

The master bathroom, perfect for brides and bridesmaids getting ready

Frank Lloyd Wright house private weddings and events

Master bedroom, where the couple can stay on their wedding night

Frank Lloyd Wright house private weddings and events

Guests are able to stay on property in either the main house or the adjacent guest house

Frank Lloyd Wright house private weddings and events

The master architect himself!

Frank Llord Wright House gold ceiling

This grand sitting room gives sweeping views of the lush backyard as well as dazzles with that 24 karat ceiling!

 

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