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The Rengstorff House, located at 3070 N. Shoreline Boulevard, is located within Shoreline at Mountain View, a 750-acre wildlife and recreation area on the edge of the San Francisco Bay.
Enter the grounds of the historic site, and you will immediately sense the unique character as well as the simple elegance of the place. Now available for rent every day of the week except during public tour hours which are Tuesday/Wednesday from 11:00am until 5:00pm, and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00pm, the facility offers classic Victorian Italianate architecture surrounded by an outdoor, garden setting.
The Rengstorff House features three, distinct lawn areas, many with adjoining brick patios. In addition, on-site is an idyllic, restored windmill and water tower structure that serves as a picturesque location for “first look” event images. Everywhere you look, it seems, photo opportunities abound!
Adjacent to the Rengstorff House is a charming lakeside area, perfect for bridal photos. In addition, the facility is located within a wildlife and recreation area, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Inside, the house features ornate brass chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes, push-button light switches, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper designs, as well as Eastlake furniture appropriate to the time. While the majority of your event typically occurs outdoors, guests will enjoy perusing indoors to take a brief step back in time. Our prime dates often book up to a year or more in advance.
The Rengstorff House is available for rent for up to 150 guests during our non-public tour times, including weekends Friday/Saturday anytime or Sundays after 4:30pm, as well as weekdays anytime Monday/Thursday or Tuesdays/Wednesdays beginning at 5:00pm.
All rentals must end no later than 11pm, for departure by midnight, and rentals are typically delivered in advance. We offer a helpful vendor list for your ease in planning.
Meeting rental is for a maximum of 18-20 guests, and includes use of the Dining Room and kitchen. We can provide a video screen, although we do ask that you bring your own audio/visual equipment.
Rengstorff House is a popular and affordable rental venue, with rates as low as $206/hour on weekends.
In addition to the costs associated with rentals for your event, other standard fees include: a $560 (refundable) security deposit, $65.68 cleaning fee, and insurance (typically ranges $81-$173 depending upon the number of guests and/or whether beer, wine and/or champagne will be served).
|Mountain View Resident Rate(s)|
|Weekdays Rate||$129||per hour||Non-Profit Weekdays||$77||per hour|
|Weekend Rate||$206||per hour||Non-Profit Weekends||$103||per hour|
Weekend 8-hour Special
|$155||per 1/2 day|
|Weekdays Rate||$161||per hour||Non-Profit Weekdays||$77||per hour|
|Weekend Rate||$258||per hour||Non-Profit Weekends||$103||per hour|
Weekend 8-hour Special
|$194||per 1/2 day|
For an official price estimate, or to inquire further about scheduling a visit, contact your City of Mountain View staff representative at (650) 903-6088, or email RHouseRentals@mountainview.gov.