Ceremonies, Photography, and other Private Rentals


The Japanese House and Garden is a beautiful site for photography, weddings, commitment ceremonies, and other private events!

Contact: events@shofuso.com We’d love to give you a site walk-through!

Site Capacity

  • Site capacity – outdoor ceremonies: 75
  • Site capacity – indoor ceremonies: 50
  • Site capacity – cocktails / light reception: 75
  • Site capacity – dinner reception: none
  • Special Considerations

    Due to the nature and construction of the house, guests are not allowed to wear shoes inside the building. They must wear socks or stockings while in the house, and must put their shoes on when returning to the garden.

  • Handicapped accessible: No
  • A.V. equipment available: Yes, limited
  • Scheduling

  • Availabilities: April to October. Private rentals must be after hours or when we are closed to the public.
  • Food and Catering

  • Catering: Food and drink permitted with prior approval by FJHG staff. No food allowed within the ceremonial rooms. There are some limitations on the types of food and beverages we allow.
  • Special Considerations: No glass. No flame or fire permitted on site.
  • Alcohol: Permitted
  • Kitchen on premises: No
  • Must use in house caterer? No
  • Pricing

  • Rental Fee: $600/hour (two hour minimum)
  • Private Photography Rental Fee: $600/hour
  • Public Photography Rental Fee: $300/hour
  • Tea Ceremony: Varies, $400 to $800
  • Koto Player: $300 for 2 hours
  • Parking: Free