Garre Vineyard and Winery and Martinelli Event Center
7986 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
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Why We Like This Place
Garré Vineyard & Winery is a bit like a small village—a charming one surrounded by grapevines. One of the Livermore Valley’s original wineries, this gem, with its Italian Wine Country style, has always drawn a crowd. Maybe it’s because of the café on the premises, the park-like setting, the Tasting Room or the jazz they serve up with the food and the bocce ball.
That popularity has increased even more with Garré‘s Martinelli Event Center, a private facility located just a short drive up the hill from the winery. Set on an elevated vineyard, it’s a grand Hacienda-style venue with wrought-iron gates, a bell tower, and palm trees at the entrance. The ballroom, which has been designed for both beauty and versatility, features a vaulted beamed ceiling, wood wainscoting and accents, high windows, and contemporary chandeliers. There are three built-in, remote-controlled projection screens (for that slide show of the bride and groom), as well as wireless microphones for the toasts. The building’s stone-paved inner courtyard with fireplace and fountain is ideal for a bar setup and appetizers, or for a reception under the stars. A nearby ceremony site is not only surrounded by vines, but also offers views of vineyard-laced rolling hills. The entire facility—including an enormous patio and lawn, an exquisite bridal suite, and a comfortable groom’s dressing area—is laid out in a way that allows for seamless transitions from ceremony to hors d’oeuvres to dining and dancing.
Back down the hill on the winery property is the Grand Pavilion and Oak Staging Area, another gorgeous wedding site. Old-fashioned 19th-century streetlamps line the paths and illuminate the area at night. One walkway leads up to a small stage beneath the property’s centuries-old oak tree. Bordered by flowerbeds and Italian cypress and backed by rows of Cabernet vines, this is a dignified spot for a ceremony. Across the grass, an elegant white pavilion provides 6,000 square feet of banquet and dance space for large parties. During the summer, the walls of the “big white tent” can come down, revealing the surrounding vineyards and gardens and connecting the ceremony area with the reception site. It’s an incredibly festive environment and a marvelous place to sample the masterful pairings of food and wine recommended and prepared by our Executive Chef and highly trained culinary staff. Try a Garré Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with pan-seared fillet mignon wrapped in bacon with wild mushroom demi-glaze and freshly grated horseradish mashed potatoes. Or, indulge in a Cabernet Franc with Dijon-herb encrusted rack of lamb with truffled white bean ragout and Cabernet Franc reduction. Two full-size bocce ball courts that are lit at night offer a before- and after-dinner diversion, adding to the Old World ambiance.
Tours of Garré Winery’s event sites are by appointment only. We suggest that to really experience what Garré is like, make a reservation for lunch or dinner, too. That way you’ll be able to stroll the grounds, take in the views, and taste their award-winning food and wine.
Max. Seated Indoors: 200
Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
Max. Seated Indoors: 250
Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
Max. Standing Indoors: 400
Max. Standing Outdoors: 500
|Max. Seated: 200|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Martinelli Event Center holds up to 200, and the Pavilion up to 300 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Café holds up to 50 seated guests, the Café Courtyard up to 100, the Martinelli Center up to 250, and the Pavilion up to 300.
MEETING CAPACITY: Spaces are available for 12–200 guests. Facilities include conference capabilities.
Fees & Deposits
A $1,200 nonrefundable deposit is required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event. Rental fees range $400–4,000 depending on the venue, day and guest count. Meals range $35–75/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Year-round, daily, anytime.
Special Events, Parties
Wheelchair AccessWheelchair Accessible
Site ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Golf Course Fairways
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: provided, wine, beer or champagne only
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