Brides and grooms have been agreeing to tie the knot at our winery for many decades, owing to our great facilities, amazing view, and large, open spaces. We know all about the logistics, and have lots of options to accommodate your special day’s needs. WE ARE NOT AN ALL-INCLUSIVE VENUE.
Wedding Pricing List & Information
It is highly suggested that the earliest that weddings can be held at Sonoita Vineyards is 5pm and has to end by 10:00pm. Gratuity is not included in our costs.
All chairs, tables, tents, portable restrooms, music, catering, event coordinator, and day of coordinator must be from separate vendors. We are not an all inclusive venue. Sonoita Vineyard only provides the venue.
Rental Fee includes your choice of Vintage Room & Balcony, Outside Lawn, or Gravel Area. $100/hour for each location. Time Starts when set-up starts. Weddings are advised to start after business hours at 5:00pm, set-up for weddings can start setting up as early as 3:00pm.
Non-Refundable Booking Fee: $200
The non-refundable booking deposit locks in your event at Sonoita Vineyards. Due to the high demand for use of our facility, the booking deposit is required immediately upon booking, and is NON-REFUNDABLE.
Cleaning Fee: $250
Bartender Staff: $25/hour/staff member
A minimum of two Sonoita Vineyards employees are needed per event up to 50 people. If over 50 people three Sonoita Vineyards employees will be needed.
Incidental Fee: $250
The is to cover any damages incurred. For breakage, any overages, wine not paid for, ice, cups, plates, napkins, flatware, etc.
- $10/6 beer or seltzer cans
- $20/bottle of liquor
- All non alcoholic ciders purchased by client $5/bottle
(Not including Vintage Furniture)
- Extra tables Cocktail and 6 ft banquet tables $10/table
- Stemware $5/glass
- Sangria or Frozen Sangria $100/gallon
Vintage Room & Balcony $100/hour:
Our Vintage Room holds 54 seated guests comfortably (but can accommodate up to 72 guests), and is already equipped with tables and chairs. Please note that the outside balcony has tables and chairs as well; it is a great place for parties to “mingle” and enjoy our spectacular views.
Vintage Room for Bridal Party Preparation: $300
If you are NOT planning on using the Vintage Room for your reception, many brides and bridal parties have opted to use the Vintage Room for wedding preparation only (to include getting ready for the big event).
Outside Lawn Area: $100/Hour
Weddings larger than 30 people must rent a portable restroom (we can offer vendor suggestions). Tents, tables, chairs and dance floors must be rented from vendors.
Outside Gravel Area: $100/Hour
Beautiful views overlooking our vineyards to the south and a gorgeous mountain view to the east, with expansive grasslands to the north.
Production Area: $100/hour
Can be used as a dance floor, ceremonial area, or receptions area. This area will include led lights for an intimate feel.
Minimum 15% gratuity will be added to all parties unless otherwise agreed upon.
Q: Is there a ‘best’ time of the day to get married at Sonoita Vineyards?
A: It is highly suggested that the earliest that weddings can be held at Sonoita Vineyards is 5pm. This enables our staff to ensure that our customers have completed their wine tastings and purchases by 4:30pm in order for your event to run as smoothly as possible with few interruptions.
Q: I want to get married early in the day. Will Sonoita Vineyards accommodate this request?
A: No. Please understand that our Tasting Room is open everyday but Tuesday, we will be open for all other customers during regular business hours from 10am – 4:00pm
Q: When does the time start in regards to this fee?
A: The clock starts upon arrival, or upon the time that you reserved the space, whichever is earlier. (this includes decorating team, or vendor set-up time)
Q: I want to use the crushed rock area for the reception, but I also want a dance floor. Will this work?
A: Yes. The party rental company that you choose may be able to set up a “floating” dance floor on the crushed rock, which works well. It is also highly advised (from past experience) that you set up the dance floor near the guest tables, so that guests can eat and dance, and not have to walk to another part of the winery grounds to do so.
Q: We want to have other alcohol at our wedding, like hard liquor and beer. Is that permissible?
A: Wine needs to be provided by the winery. Our license only allows liquor or beer in after hours private events. A Corkage fee will be included for all outside alcohol. For corkage info please see the above fee.
Q: How about bringing soda and water?
A: You are responsible for providing soda, water and any non-alcoholic beverages, along with ice and coolers.
Q: We want live music or a DJ. Can we have that at Sonoita Vineyards?
A: Yes, absolutely! A DJ or band can set up at the winery; however, they are responsible for bringing all of their own equipment including extension cords.
Q: Will we need to hire a caterer with staff if we plan on serving a dinner?
A: Yes, absolutely! You can use any caterer that is licensed to serve in Santa Cruz County (please be sure to ask). We have several choices we can provide upon request, but be sure to ask anyone you choose if they are.
Q: Will we need to work with a rental company if our wedding and reception is held outside?
A: Yes you will. Sonoita Vineyards is basically renting you the space – you will be responsible for tables, chairs, dance floor, etc. We do have a list of preferred vendors upon request.
Note: There are 25 ounces in one 750ML bottle of wine. A glass of wine is 5 ounces a glass/sparkling wine 3 ounces (champagne flute)
Wedding Information & Reservation Request
If you'd like to make a reservation or get more information about having your wedding at Sonoita Vineyards, please fill out this form!