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Bella Rosa at Garre Vineyard and Winery and Martinelli Event Center

Livermore Wedding Venue
7986 Tesla Road
Livermore, California 94550

Contact: Events
Phone: 925/371-8200
www.garrewinery.com
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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 Bella Rosa, Garré‘s stunning new event center, 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 lovely spot for a ceremony. Just steps away, the event center features a full bar, hardwood floors, distinctive chandeliers, and vineyard views through large arched picture windows. It’s an incredibly flexible space for a reception, and a marvelous place to sample the masterful pairings of food and wine recommended and prepared by their 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.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 370
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 370
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 500

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 370

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Martinelli Event Center seats up to 200 guests, and Bella Rosa seats up to 370.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The New Café holds up to 80 seated, the Café Courtyard up to 100, the Martinelli Center up to 250, and Bella Rosa up to 370.

MEETING CAPACITY: Spaces are available for 12–370 guests. Facilities include conference capabilities.

Fees & Deposits

15% of the estimated event total is the nonrefundable deposit required to reserve your date, and the balance is due 2 weeks prior to the event. Their most popular all-inclusive packages range $90–150/person.

Location Uses

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

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided, Chiavari chairs at both event centers
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: available at both event centers: video projectors, DVD, amplifier, electronically operated projection screen, program speakers, wireless microphone, wireless connections
Parking: ample on site
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: vineyards, valley, mountains, meadow, fountain, gardens

Site Views

Fountain/Water Feature
Garden
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Golf Course Fairways
Hills
Landscaped Grounds
Meadow/Fields
Mountains
Panoramic
Valley
Vineyards

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Winery

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house; full bar at both event centers
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK until 11pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required

Some Essential Info
Price $$ • $$$
Catering

Provided

Alcohol

Provided

Amplified Music

Indoors
Outdoors
w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible

Availability

Year-round, daily, anytime.



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