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Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards

Woodside Wedding Venue
19501 Skyline Boulevard
Woodside, California 94028

Contact: Event Coordinator
Phone: 650/851-6772
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Why We Like This Place

If we were to rate facilities on a scale from 1 to 10, the Fogarty Winery would be a 10! Located off Skyline Boulevard, this has to be one of the best places we’ve seen, not only for weddings, but for private parties and corporate functions, too.

Commanding an extraordinary panorama of the bay and Peninsula, the winery sits high on a ridge in a quiet vineyard setting. As you drive in, vineyards and a lovely pond come into view. At the top of the ridge is a large lawn, beautifully landscaped around the perimeter—a perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony.

Receptions and special events are held in the Hill House and/or the outdoor Pavilion. True to its name, the former steps down the hill, and is designed with incredible attention to detail, featuring a stone fireplace, fine woodwork, skylights, a wine bar and professional kitchen. From comfortable seating indoors, as well as from the semiglass-enclosed terrace, you can see for miles—past the neighboring vineyard all the way to the distant bay.

Adjacent to the Hill House is the Pavilion, a covered redwood deck suspended over the hillside. Calling it a “covered deck” may be something of an understatement: This 4,000-square-foot architectural treat is constructed of teal-painted columns and beams which support a peaked cedar roof inset with skylights. You have a 270-degree view of the surrounding oak-dotted hills and the Chardonnay vineyards below. The Pavilion is truly the perfect spot for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres or an open-air seated reception—no matter how hot the day is, there’s always a breeze blowing here. You can reserve the House or Pavilion individually or use them in combination—they’re connected by a deck, so there’s a wonderful flow between them.

For small private dinners, the Redwood Room is light and airy, arranged with custom-built “barrel” tables, handcrafted leather chairs, a wood-burning stove and full kitchen. Even the restroom is unique, with a blue-green slate and stone bathtub! And if you’d like to have a meeting in this glorious setting, hold it in the Board Room or the Hill House. A recent landscaping project has covered the hillside with ferns, manzanita and native plantings, not to mention tons of river rock. The improvements only add to the sense you get that the winery has been designed with taste and sophistication to blend in with its surroundings. We can’t recommend this facility highly enough.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 200

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 216
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 0
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 216
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 0


  • Max. Seated: 150

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Garden holds 200 seated or 216 standing.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Hill House accommodates 216 seated guests without space for dancing, or 180 with dancing. The Pavilion holds up to 216 seated guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate 20–150 seated guests.

Fees & Deposits

For weddings, 50% of the rental fee is required as a nonrefundable deposit, due when reservations are confirmed; the balance is payable 6 months prior to your function. The rental fee includes use of the lawn area, Hill House and the Pavilion for 8 hours. The wedding rental fee for the entire facility is $7,000 Monday–Friday, year-round. The weekend rental fee ranges $5,500–10,000 year-round.

For other special events and business functions, fees vary depending on spaces selected, event duration, day of week and season. Call for rates.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners


Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: inside Hill House
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: for weddings, valet included in fee
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: pay phone
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: caterer
View: panorama of SF Bay and all major mountain peaks
Other: site manager, wine tasting

Site Views

Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: wine and champagne provided, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: must select band or DJ from preferred list; acoustic only in lawn area
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required

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Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily. For weddings and receptions, weekends 8am–11pm. For corporate events, any day 7am–11pm. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Days and Eves.