Before you start planning your own event, you should know that:
ALL PRIVATE EVENTS WITH MORE THAN FIVE ATTENDEES REQUIRE PREVIOUS APPROVAL. THIS INCLUDES FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S PARTIES AND MEMBER-HOSTED PARTIES.
The garden must remain open to the public during your event.
"Private" parties (birthday, wedding, etc.) may have no more than 30 people in attendance, so that we can fulfill our GreenThumb mandate of keeping the garden open to the general public at the same time as your event.
Public events are limited to ninety people at one time, due to the structure of the plots and paths.
As 6BC Garden receives no funding from either city, state, or federal funds, in most cases 6BC Garden requests a donation for events. The donation is based on the number of guests, set up needed, and how long you plan to use the garden. Discounts are available based on financial need.
No alcohol is permitted.
No open fires are permitted (barbecue grills must be approved in advance).
Electric power is very limited.
There are no bathrooms at 6BC.
All the same, the garden may fit your needs: Many people have found that it’s the perfect place for their wedding ceremony; receptions are often held elsewhere.
How to get your event approved:
If 6BC Garden seems right for your event:
Check our calendar to see if another event has already been scheduled on your preferred date (be aware that some events may not yet be posted).
Contact us. Please tell us as much as possible about your plans, including time and date and number of guests.
Plan ahead! We are all volunteers: please understand that while we try to respond to requests within 48 hours, it might take a little longer. Requests for events less than four days in advance of the event can not be considered.