Rengstorff House Rental Information

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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, the facility offers classic Victorian Italianate architecture surrounded by an outdoor, garden setting. For information on public tours, please visit City of Mountain View - Docent-Led Tours.

Standout features:

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.


Rental availability and equipment basics:

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 4:30 p.m., as well as weekdays anytime Monday/Thursday or Tuesdays/Wednesdays beginning at 5 p.m.

All rentals must end no later than 11 p.m., 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.

Rental rates:

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 $85-$370 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
includes Fridays and Holidays


Weekday Meeting
under 20 people

$155 per 1/2 day

Non-Resident Rate(s)
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
includes Fridays and Holidays


Weekday Meeting
under 20 people

$194 per 1/2 day


Your special event rental includes:

  • Use of the entire first floor, including a gracious dining room and three lovely parlors all decorated with classic period décor (i.e. standing room capacity for 48 people indoors).
  • Three (3), distinct lawn areas (2); and two, adjoining, brick patios. Our recommended capacity for both the ceremony and reception area is a maximum of 150 guests.
  • Reserved parking, with 23 dedicated spaces.
  • Overflow parking throughout Shoreline at Mountain View.
  • An elegant, white wedding arch for ceremony events.
  • A modern catering kitchen for warming as well as serving of food.
  • Designated area(s) for preparation and photography of your bridal party.
  • Approved caterer, rental, lighting, staffing and food truck vendors, as well as the the option to self-cater your own event. We can also provide a local area vendors list to assist in identifying all of the perfect, little details for your wedding and/or other special event.
  • Wireless access for business and/or special event requirements.

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