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Kimball Hall at St Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Belvedere/Tiburon Wedding and Concert Venue
3 Bay View Avenue
Tiburon, CA 94920

Satoko Boris - Rental Events Manager - satoko [at]
or call the church office 415.435.4501 x14

Music Events - Parish Music Director, John Hirten
johnkhirten [at]

or call the church office 415.435.4501 x17


Why You Will Like This Place
You can’t help but have an “Ah, yes!” reaction when you step onto the campus of Kimball Hall and St Stephen’s Episcopal Church, nestled into a shady hillside on lush Belvedere Island.

As you enter, you walk through a beautiful fountain courtyard bounded on one side by the hall and on the other by the church. Planted with Japanese maples, camellias, ferns and rhododendrons, it’s an inviting and serene spot for mingling over cocktails or hosting an intimate al fresco ceremony or reception.

Most receptions and large events are held in Kimball Hall, a brilliantly designed space that makes you feel like you’re inside an exquisite, light-splashed wooden box. The floors are simple blond wood, the walls are softwood in varying shades, and the gently curved ceiling is trimmed with eye-pleasing lattice. Natural light passes through the courtyard-facing glass wall as well as the windows that overlook Belvedere Lagoon, Tiburon and Angel Island, giving the airy room an inner glow. With such an artfully conceived interior, the venue can accommodate any color palette. The hall opens onto the courtyard, which can provide additional seating for large receptions or a quiet place for guests to relax during your celebration. 

For a formal church ceremony, the sanctuary at St Stephen’s is ideal. The soaring concrete columns and walls of its gothic architecture suggest a sacred space and eloquently convey a powerful—even tangible—sense of the Divine. A heavenly blue ceiling crowns the long, high nave, and slender vertical bands of stained glass filter sunlight down onto the church’s wooden altar. Hand-carved torchières holding votive candles line the aisle, softly lighting the way as the bride walks toward her groom. At the same time, music played on the massive pipe organ fills the building, long noted for its superb acoustics.

The hall, courtyard and church are a lovely combination of spaces that complement each other perfectly. From the pageantry and solemnity of the wedding ceremony to the festive dining and dancing that follow, everyone who celebrates with you here will remember the experience with pleasure.

Reception/Special Events
Max. Seated Indoors: 250
Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
Max. Seated Indoors: 150
Max. Seated Outdoors: 60
Max. Standing Indoors: 275
Max. Standing Outdoors: 100
Max. Seated: 125

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The church holds up to 250 seated guests indoors. Please ask about requirements for use of the St. Stephen’s Church sanctuary.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Kimball Hall accommodates up to 150 seated guests or 120 with room for dancing. The courtyard provides additional seating for up to 60.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 125 seated guests.
Fees & Deposits
A $1,000 deposit is required to book your date. The balance is due 10 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $1,500 – $5,000 depending on the number of hours reserved and whether both the church and hall are rented.

Year-round, daily
  1. the week before Easter
  2. the week before Christmas
  3. Thursdays after 6 PM
  4. Sundays before and up to 1 PM. Sunday afternoon events must end by 10 PM


Location Uses
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
Film, and Television Shoots

Catering: BYO Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped Tables & Chairs: some provided or through caterer Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer Restrooms: wheelchair accessible Dance Floor: provided Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes Meeting Equipment: some provided Parking: large lot, on street, limited Accommodations: no guest rooms Telephone: emergency use only Outdoor Night Lighting: some provided Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA Cleanup: Renter - Additionally responsible for removing garbage to offsite
View: garden patio, hills, lagoon, fountain Other: grand piano, clergy on staff, pipe organ, event coordination
Amplified Music: Indoors Outdoors w/ Restrictions
Wheelchair Access:
Wheelchair Accessible
Site Views:
Fountain/Water Feature, Garden Patio/Courtyard, Hills, Lagoon/Pond
Venue Type:
Banquet Hall/Events Facility/Church/Chapel/Temple
Alcohol: BYO wine, beer or champagne Smoking: not allowed Music: amplified OK with restrictions Wheelchair Access: yes Insurance: liability required
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