Temecula Wedding Venue
32720 Rancho California Road
Temecula, California 92591
Established in 1969 by a sports equipment executive looking to try something new, Callaway is known for the award-winning wines it’s produced over the decades, as well as its hilltop view—one of the best in the entire Temecula Valley. However, the winery also has a romantic side, earning an excellent reputation for hosting weddings and receptions, too.
The two prime outdoor ceremony sites take in the distant panorama of the San Bernardino, San Gorgonio and Palomar mountain ranges, along with the rocky masses of the nearby coastal mountains. Add to this a gorgeous vineyard vista and you have a stunning wine country backdrop.
Callaway’s most popular reception space is the Barrel Room, the biggest of its kind in the valley. (Brides like the room so much that some of them even elect to hold their ceremony in it.) It’s large and cool, with a high ceiling and hundreds of barrels of fermenting wine along the walls. Bridal parties enter via the steel fermentation room, where candles lighting the way take them past gleaming 3,000-gallon stainless steel tanks and into the Barrel Room. Here, candlelight combines with the glow of ten great chandeliers, creating an amazing ambiance.
The cozy Chardonnay Room is ideal for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. An additional option for events is the two-tiered terrace beside the winery’s Meritage Restaurant; the upper level is often used for cocktail receptions and the lower for dinners. (Some couples also hold their ceremony here.)
Callaway’s Meritage Restaurant Chef prepares all the food for their weddings and events, using the freshest seasonal ingredients. Each of their wedding packages offers several menu options, making it easy to select one that suits your tastes and budget. A Wedding Coordinator attends to all wedding details, assisting you every step of the way from menu planning and timelines to suggesting vendors.
Evening ceremonies, which are best at Callaway, seem to be the custom up and down the valley. One reason is Temecula’s reliable cool evening breeze, a great finish to the valley’s often-warm days. Another is the frequently spectacular sunsets that locals anticipate and have bragged about for decades.
Brides who get married at Callaway all mention the same things that drew them to it: the relaxed, rustic, country feel … the geography of the surrounding valley and mountains…and the dramatic outdoor setting. Come for a visit and you’ll see why they love this place!
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 250 seated or 300 standing guests indoors, and 250 seated or standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 50 seated guests.
A $1,500 deposit plus a refundable $250 security deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 14 days prior to the event. The rental fee ranges $500–1,000 depending on the space reserved and the guest count. Dinner packages start at $129/person. Tax and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: CBA, extra fee
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: cityscape, garden, hills; panorama of mountains, valley and vineyards
Other: event coordination
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability may be required
Year-round, daily, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Alternate Info: Calloway