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Bella Montagna

San Jose Wedding Venue
Address withheld to ensure privacy.
San Jose, California 95148

Contact: Coordinator
Phone: 408/267-0773, Marcia Coleman-Joyner, CWC
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Why We Like This Place

The short drive into the San Jose foothills and the winding, olive-lined driveway will not prepare you for the sweep and grandeur of the view from Bella Montagna. Standing at the site where bride and groom exchange vows is like standing on top of the world, with vistas of the peaks of the Santa Cruz Mountains to the west, and on a clear day, the spires of San Francisco and the glittering waters of the bay to the north. No wonder couples can’t wait to get married here.

Once guests arrive outside this classic California-adobe villa and their cars are whisked away by valets, they enter through a wide porte-cochère into a grassy arena ringed by trees. But the sparkling vista of the Santa Clara Valley remains Bella Montagna’s centerpiece—until the bride appears to steal the show.

The grounds are impeccably landscaped with Italian cypress and olive trees, a vineyard and Old World stone, giving the property a very distinct taste of Tuscany. Add to this the warm glow of the home’s natural adobe brick walls and the golden rolling hills, and you’ll have a hard time believing you’re only minutes away from a city.

A handsome curving deck under the canopy of a grand old tree allows guests to admire the view prior to the event, and provides more than ample space for musicians during the ceremony. The grassy seating area is dappled with shade from the trees for much of the day.

Bella Montagna is the home of Victor and Stacie Klee, who decided to make their rustic villa available for outdoor weddings after one of their friends had a spectacularly successful wedding on the property. They built a special bride’s dressing room/salon where the bride and her attendants can take advantage of Stacie’s professional services as a beautician. The Klees’ attentions will make you feel as though you’re spending the day with family friends.

Bella Montagna is indeed a welcome retreat from the everyday world below. The panorama is majestic, and the sound of rustling leaves and the warmth of the setting make it an intimate and peaceful place. A wedding at this private estate is like having your celebration with all the comforts of home—if your home was perched on a hillside with a breathtaking 45-mile view.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 160

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 160
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 0
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 160

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 0

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site holds up to 160 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds up to 160 seated guests outdoors. Private and corporate parties of up to 160 seated guests may be accommodated; please call for details.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meetings do not take place at this locaton.

Fees & Deposits

50% of rental fee deposit is required to reserve your date. The balance is due 60 days prior to the event. Rental fees range $2,500–3,500 for a ceremony only and $6,500–7,500 for a wedding with reception. Prices vary depending on the number of guests.

Location Uses

Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Rehearsal Dinners

Services/Amenities

Catering: select from preferred list, or BYO
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided for up to 160
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: n/a
Parking: valet included
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Telephone: emergency only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes, fully equipped
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes
Cleanup: caterer
View: mountains, cityscape, valley, hills
Other: professional beautician on site

Site Views

Cityscape
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Hills
Landscaped Grounds
Mountains
Panoramic
Valley

Venue Type

Garden
Private Estate
Private Home

Restrictions

Alcohol: BYO, licensed server
Smoking: allowed
Music: amplified OK outdoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: no rice, glitter, birdseed or confetti; children require supervision

Some Essential Info
Catering

Choose From List
BYO

Alcohol

BYO

Amplified Music

Outdoors

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Open May–October. Weddings take place Friday–Sunday. Corporate events may take place 7 days a week, anytime.