Los Gatos Wedding Venue
21850 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, California 95033
Byington is located up above Los Gatos in one of the oldest grape growing regions in the U.S. Established in the 1980s, the winery is a grand estate on 98 acres that you can reserve exclusively for your event.
For ceremonies, follow the brick path to the top of “Wedding Hill,” where you and your guests will be treated to a sensational panorama: incredible views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and distant Monterey Bay, as well as six acres of Pinot Noir vineyards.
After exchanging vows, have everyone gather for cocktails on the upper floor of the winery’s Chateau, a charming ivy-covered stone building with a terracotta roof and wisteria-lined balconies. Family and friends mingle in the elegant VIP Room, which features oak hardwood floors, a mahogany bar, stone fireplace, and barrel chairs—plus its own veranda.
Larger celebrations are held in the Barrel Room or on the Cave Patio. This new addition to the winery is custom-made for outdoor receptions, with a wonderful “amphitheater” view of the vineyards. Couples can make their grand entrance from inside the cave itself—they simply open the impressive double wood doors and step onto the patio to greet their waiting guests. The patio can also be strung with market lights for a more festive ambiance in the evening.
Byington prides itself on providing service that’s highly personalized. They develop a relationship with you that starts before your wedding, and continues even after it’s over. Their staff has expertise not only in weddings, but also in wines, vineyard management and wine making, so it’s no surprise that they take an integrated wine experience approach. During your first site visit, you’re invited to sample their wines. If you choose to marry at Byington, you’ll meet the Wine Maker for a private overview of the recent harvest and a barrel tasting, and you’ll also be offered a complimentary wine tour and tasting for up to 20 guests.
Byington has recently done a major upgrade and expansion of their facilities, making it more popular than ever for weddings. And one more thing: The winery will release its own sparkling wine in Summer/Fall 2014, so you’ll have the perfect bubbly for your champagne toast!
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Wedding Hill holds up to 150 seated; indoors, the winery holds up to 100 seated guests in the Barrel Room.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 100 for winter functions or 200 for summer events. The “Caveau” holds 30 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The VIP Room holds up to 30 seated; the Barrel Room, 80 seated classroom-style or 150 seated theater-style.
For weddings, 50% of the rental fee is a nonrefundable deposit required when the contract is signed. The balance is due 2 months prior to the event. The facilities and staffing fee is $8,100 for up to 100 guests and includes exclusive use of Byington. Additional charges will apply for more than 100 guests.
For weekday meetings and events, Byington provides all-inclusive per-person pricing, providing formal to casual wine experiences. The Tasting Room is open to the public on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 5pm for tastings. Wine Tours are available Saturday and Sunday. Picnic space, including tables, linens and umbrellas, is available for the fee of a half bottle of wine to enjoy onsite or take home during Tasting Room hours.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: ample
Tables & Chairs: provided for 100+ guests
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair access
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: flat screen TV, projector, movie screen
Parking: 100 spaces, transportation providers recommended
Accommodations: no guest rooms; hotels nearby
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ
View: panorama of mountains, forest, vineyards and distant views of Monterey Bay
Other: fully operational vineyard and winery, hiking trail
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK indoors and on Wedding Hill
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: proof of insurance required
Other: no confetti, rice, or birdseed
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Year-round. Monday–Friday, 8am–10pm for meetings and business functions. Weddings take place daily, 9am–10pm in 8-hour blocks. Tasting Room is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 5pm.