California – Winery Weddings

A Winery Wedding in California! Almost half of the nation’s some 7,000 bonded wineries are in the golden state. Winery Wedding Guide searched through them to find those with the facilities and permits to host special private events. With a click on the highlighted areas below, you are on your way to finding your perfect winery-wedding day.

California’s North Coast, stretches from the redwood forest-rimmed vineyards of Mendocino through NapaSonoma, and Lake Counties, to the San Francisco Bay Area

Continuing south, the Santa Cruz Mountains  region includes  San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties. And finally, Monterey County.

The  Central Coast meanders through San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. Next comes the Southern California area, with Riverside County’s Temecula Valley providing the bumper crop of winery-wedding venues surrounded by scattering of others in neighboring San Diego County.

Inland, vineyards abound in the 400 mile-long Central Valley Wineries, however, are far and few between – the grapes largely destined for other uses than wine or sent elsewhere.  Delightful winery wedding venues do exist.  Look for most of them in San Joaquin and Madera Counties, with a few to be found near Sacramento, California’s state capital.

Known as “Gold Country” for the 49’ers who churned the foothills’ red earth in the search for gold, today the Sierra Foothills is rich in a treasure of another sort – the acclaimed wineries who share the history-laden foothills of the Sierra.  The region includes Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Nevada and Placer counties.

All of California’s hundreds of possible winery-wedding venues are archived below. For a specific area click on the highlighted regions above.

Thomas Fogarty Vineyards


A three-level redwood reception facility flows down from its mountain-top setting into the vineyards, each level offering stunning views of the San Francisco Bay area.  Choose the Pavillion or the Hill House with its adjoining terrace for a most special day.

19501 Skyline Boulevard
Woodside, CA 94062
Telephone: 650 851-6777
Photo: Courtesy Thomas Fogarty Winery

The Mountain Winery


High in the Saratoga foothills, the area’s most historic winery boasts unparalleled panoramic views. Say ‘I do” under the trees on the Vista Deck.  Celebrate on the Chateau Deck, or amid  oak casks in the Grand Hall. An event-planning team stands ready to put in place the wedding of your dreams.

14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, CA 95070
Telephone: 408 741-2822
Photo: Courtesy The Mountain Winery

Testarossa Vineyards


Testarossa promises a wedding of elegance and charm at their historic winery. The Garden Patio, with forested backdrop, is a welcoming venue for guest arrival, wine reception, or outdoor ceremony. Steps away, the Wine Cave provides an enchanting setting for an indoor ceremony. Finish your celebration with dining and dancing in the spacious Cask Room.

300-A College Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Telephone: 408 354-6510
Photo: Courtesy Testarossa Vineyards

Poetic Cellars


But 25 miles from Silicon Valley, celebrate your wedding amidst rolling, oak-studded hills in the solitude of a country estate. Inside and outdoor venues are possible – the romantic Barrel Room, spacious Tasting Room, choose a spot under the trees for the exchange of vows. A Tented celebration is possible on the Lawn.

5000 North Rodeo Gulch Road
Soquel, CA 95073
Telephone: 831 462-3478
Photo: Courtesy Poetic Cellars

Morgan Hill Cellars


Located in the South Silicon Valley with gorgeous views of the foothills, Morgan Hill Cellars is one of Santa Clara County’s oldest.  In the garden patio, a lovely romantic spot under the olive tree has been set aside for the exchange of vows.

1645 San Pedro Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Telephone: 408 779-7389
Photo: Courtesy Morgan Hill Cellars

La Nebbia Winery


A country vineyard setting in the picturesque hills above Half Moon Bay awaits your exchange of vows. Available are lovely garden areas along with La Nebbia’s vintage winery.

12341 San Mateo Road (Highway 92)
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Telephone: 650 726-9463
Photo: La Nebbia Winery

La Honda Winery


Behind the golden stucco walls of La Honda Winery, lies a warm and inviting venue for your wedding day. The winery’s Old world craftsmanship provides an inviting and welcoming atmosphere in the heart of Silicon Valley.

2645 Fair Oaks Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94063
Telephone: 650 814-9727
Photo: Courtesy La Honda Winery 



Kirgin Cellars


Founded in 1916, Kirigin Cellars lends old-world charm to your wedding day.  Located five miles west of Morgan Hill, the winery offers a choice of Pastoral Venues for your ceremony and an elegant Club House Banquet Facility for up to 225 guests.

11550 Watsonville Road
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408 847-8827
Photo: Courtesy Kirgin Cellars

Hecker Pass Winery


La Vigna, an all-inclusive event center at Hecker Pass Winery, invites you to gather family and friends in a setting of vineyards and rolling hills.  French doors lead to a patio; a covered deck and dance floor enjoy gorgeous views.

4605 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020
Telephone: 408 842-8755
Photo: Courtesy Hecker Pass Winery

Clos LaChance Winery


Clos LaChance offers a state-of-the-art wedding facility – Tasting Room, Grand Terrace and Grand Salon located in a natural setting near the sixth hole of luxurious Corde Valley Golf Club – classically elegant yet quietly informal.
1 Hummingbird Lane
San Martin, CA 95046
Telephone: 408 686-1050
Photo: Courtesy Clos LaChance Wines

B. R. Cohn


Located in the heart of the lovely and historic Sonoma Valley, B. R. Cohn’s 90-acre property offers a photography-perfect ceremony site with 360-degree views of lush vineyards. A 150-year-old Olive Grove grove provides a memorable setting for your celebratory dinner for up to 250 guests.

15000 Sonoma Highway 12
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Telephone:707 931-7930
Photo: Courtesy B.R. Cohn

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