Saratoga Wedding Venue
14831 Pierce Road
Saratoga, California 95070
Set high up in the Saratoga foothills, this historic winery has wonderful sweeping views of the entire Silicon Valley. Amazingly, it only takes 15 minutes to drive here from the valley, and once you arrive, you’ll be delighted with everything you see on the mountaintop.
The two main buildings on the property, the Historic Winery Building and the Chateau, were constructed in 1905 by French winemaker Paul Masson. Both are fashioned of stone masonry, and represent fine examples of French country architecture. Masson lived in the Chateau, where he often entertained guests like John Steinbeck, Charlie Chaplin and Ansel Adams, who took many of the black & white photos on display. Host your own event here, and you’ll understand why this place has always attracted such prestigious visitors.
If you’re planning a large indoor event, like a fundraising gala, wedding reception or casino night, reserve the ivy-covered Winery Building. Its stone walls and fragrant oak casks give the space a delicious, Old World ambiance. Outdoor ceremonies, champagne receptions and wine tastings are held in the Vista Point area, a tranquil slate patio bordered by trees and lush landscaping.
Expecting a crowd? The perfect spot is the Chateau Deck, an expansive terrace at the edge of the crest. Flanked by oak trees, it provides a view of the valley that will take your breath away. If you need a theater setting for your event, the Amphitheater is seasonally available. It has a stage with a striking backdrop: the stone portal of a San Jose cathedral that crumbled in the 1906 quake.
This venue is so versatile you’re bound to find an area that fits your needs. In addition, corporations looking for team building programs will appreciate the innovative packages available, including gourmet cooking, historical tours and wine classes.
The Mountain Winery has expanded its scope since its early days as a family winery, but still offers the same beauty and serenity that enchanted Paul Masson when he first came here over a century ago.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Ceremony sites can accommodate 20–220 persons outdoors, and 25–300 persons indoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Seated reception sites accommodate 25–300 indoors depending on the final equipment setup and standing reception sites accommodate 20–300 indoors and up to 5,000 outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: There are 3 different indoor meeting rooms that can accommodate 10–250 seated, and multiple outdoor areas that can hold upwards of 2,500 people.
The property rental fee and signed contract are required to secure your date. Property rental fees range $1,500–12,000 depending on the sites reserved and the final guest count. The rental fee includes use of the site, setup of in-stock equipment, cleanup and pre-event facility coordination. Some packages may include rehearsal and ceremony coordination. Day-of event coordination services are available for an additional fee. Meals start at $50/person, plus tax and a 20% service charge.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: flipcharts, screen, projector
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: house phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: limited
View: panorama of the valley floor and coastal hills
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with volume limits
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, 8am–11pm (breakdown from 11pm–midnight.
Alternate Info: mtn winery The Mountain Winery