Healdsburg Wedding Venue
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If your wedding vision includes a barn, gardens and vineyards in the Wine Country, Healdsburg Country Gardens offers the perfect setting. It’s also just a mile and a half from Healdsburg Plaza, so guest accommodations, shops and restaurants are only a short drive away.
As you walk through the “tunnel” of rose-covered arches at the venue’s entrance, you’re completely enveloped by its fragrant beauty. And when you emerge from this magical walkway, the scenery only gets better.
What greets you is a lush rose garden with flowers, ancient oaks and towering redwoods. Walkways wind through lawns bordered by beds of vibrant lavender, phlox, zinnias and dahlias, past a bubbling fountain and two aviaries filled with colorful birds. Framing this gorgeous tableau are sweeping views of the estate vineyards, which are visible from almost everywhere in the garden.
Four spacious event areas—the barn, rose garden and ceremony and dining lawns—flow together seamlessly, so guests can easily mix and mingle. Couples get married under a majestic oak, while guests seated on the adjacent shady lawn admire the vineyards in the background. Afterwards, drinks and hors d’oeuvres are served under the grape arbor on the barn’s wraparound terrace. During the cocktail hour, everyone has an opportunity to do what suits their mood: stroll through the gardens, sit with friends among the flowers, take in the vineyard panorama, or check out the barn’s interior.
For the reception, tables are arranged on a large shaded lawn in the center of the event areas. While they dine, guests enjoy views of the the barn lit up behind them, the vineyards, towering oaks and gardens.
The site’s focal point is the historic four-story redwood barn. Built in 1902, it has huge doors on two sides that open to vistas of the gardens and vineyards. Walls are adorned with bouquets of lavender, and the excellent acoustics will enhance the music your band or DJ is playing. A bar can be set up inside or on the wraparound terrace, and the interior is also ideal for a cocktail table setup as well as a dessert or cake display. At night, tiny white lights in the terrace’s arbor and soft lighting inside the barn and throughout the gardens add a romantic glow. The pervasive sense of intimacy and seclusion here makes this Healdsburg estate irresistible.
Some of the best photo opportunities are in the Zinfandel Vineyards, a few steps from the rose garden. One of the most popular backdrops is the charming potting shed, decorated with vintage items and surrounded by flowers. Another choice spot is in front of the rustic windmill at the edge of the grapevines. In late afternoon, the vineyards become a photographer’s dream scene, bathed in the golden light of the setting sun.
Owners Barbara and Walt Gruber specialize in just one kind of event: beautiful Wine Country weddings. So come and walk through the tunnel of roses—what you’ll find on the other side is a private haven that can be exclusively yours for a day!
Shown by appointment only. Not open to the public.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The large lawn with the oak tree holds 150 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The terrace, lawns, barn and garden can accommodate 150 seated.
For weddings, half the rental fee is the deposit that holds your date. Rental fees for up to 150 guests are $13,500 for Saturdays ($12,500 for other days). The rental balance and a $500 refundable cleaning/security deposit are payable 90 days prior to the event. The fee covers a 6-hour block plus guest arrival, setup and cleanup times.
Catering: BYO, licensed and insured
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: provided; plus market umbrellas
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: on terrace, or barn’s cement floor
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
Meeting Equipment: n/a
Parking: ample lot, attendants provided
Accommodations: cottage for 2, guesthouse for 6
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: yes
Cleanup: caterer and renter
View: panorama of vineyards, rolling hills and gorgeous gardens
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: caterer or BYO
Smoking: designated area only
Music: amplified OK until 9pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: extra insurance required
Other: no pets, children must be supervised, decorations are restricted