Livermore Wedding Venue
4948 Tesla Road
Livermore, California 94550
The Livermore Valley, one of the country’s oldest winemaking regions, is less than an hour from San Francisco and so picturesque that at some point you start fantasizing about owning a vineyard…or having a friend who does. Fortunately, within minutes of entering Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge Winery, you feel you are among friends because their passion, commitment and joie de vivre are contagious.
Owned by the Corbett family, this boutique winery has produced a dazzling array of varietals from century-old grapevines. At the same time, they’ve created a charming setting where you can celebrate your wedding in style—and have the entire property to yourselves.
As your guests arrive, they’re ushered down a treelined pathway to a pair of tall redwood gates, emblazoned with an iron-forged version of the “crooked vine” logo. Inside those gates is a self-contained event site with three separate areas. To the left is the Barrel Room, with its stone-pillared façade and latticework arbor at the entry. To the right is the spacious Garden Courtyard, a shaded, stone-floored reception patio. And directly ahead is the manicured Ceremony Lawn, where friends and family await your walk down the aisle to a raised, Craftsman-style gazebo bordered by fragrant lavender and silvery shrubs.
Once vows have been sealed with a kiss, it’s time to raise a toast with a flute of the venue’s signature sparkling wine. Cocktails and appetizers can be served al fresco, but most brides opt for the climate-controlled Barrel Room. High ceilings, concrete floors and rows of stacked barrels bedecked with romantic tea lights set the scene. A black granite bar runs the length of one wall and framed paintings of colorful vineyards hang above it. At the center of the room, oak barrels are set up as cocktail tables. A dramatic focal point—and a popular backdrop for photos—are the two massive, antique, hand-carved barrels depicting joyful nymphs and cherubs at play among the vines.
If you can slip away, you and your groom will also want to take advantage of some other cool photo ops, by taking a walk through neat rows of sangiovese vines in front of the tasting room, or posing with the winery’s mint condition 1930s car and early 1940s pickup truck.
Then rejoin everyone for dinner in the Garden Courtyard beneath the twinkling lights strung overhead. Your menu will be expertly paired with wine selections from their much-lauded reds and whites.
As night falls, take the party back inside where the great acoustics of the Barrel Room will get everybody dancing. And for those out-of-towners who want to explore the Livermore/Dublin area the next day (but not too early), the folks at Crooked Vine will be happy to help them choose from among the region’s many points of interest.
For a slideshow of photos of Crooked Vine, go to www.cauchi.com/crookedvine.
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility can accommodate 100 seated or 200 standing indoors and 200 seated or standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 100 seated guests.
50% of the rental fee and a refundable damage deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. The rental fee for events starts at $3,500 for Friday or Sunday, and $5,000 for Saturday, and varies depending on the time of the event, guest count and space rented.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: none
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: available
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: garden courtyard, landscaped grounds, hills, vineyards
Other: picnic area
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
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Year-round, daily, 11am–10pm.
Alternate Info: Crooked Vine and Stony Ridge Vineyard