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Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda and Stone Creek Village

Soquel Wedding Venue
Address withheld to ensure privacy.
Soquel, California 95073
Contact: Events
Phone: 831/479-6700

July Wedding Special:
Hold your wedding at Kennolyn during the month of July 2017, and receive the following complimentary “extras”:

  • Add a signature cocktail to your bar package.
  • Add an additional appetizer to your cocktail hour.

Please contact the Kennolyn event staff for more info, [email protected],831/479-6700.

Why We Like This Place

From an enviable vantage atop the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, Kennolyn offers a can't-miss choice of two unique venues, each with its own personality and considerable charm. The first is the Hilltop Hacienda Estate, which overlooks lush redwood forests and the crystal blue Monterey Bay. This handsome property not only has a fabulous view, but it's so quiet and tranquil up here that you feel like you've really gotten away from it all, even though it's just a short drive from town.

The Hacienda not only includes a main event space, but also a private home that sleeps up to 10. You enter this Spanish-style building through a sun-drenched courtyard, with a four-tiered fountain bubbling in its center and pots of vibrant flowers all around. Ceremonies are magnificent out on the Hacienda Lawn, a grand sweep of green that faces a spacious terracotta-tiled terrace, accented with Mediterranean-style landscaping. Receptions inside the banquet room are equally welcoming. Spacious and unpretentious in design, it has a wood-beamed ceiling with wrought-iron chandeliers that convey elegant simplicity. At one end of the room, a lofty fireplace mantel of rich chocolate brown provides a striking contrast to the light tan walls. Sets of white French doors along two sides open onto either the courtyard or a heavenly patio that faces the bay. When the sun goes down, you can extend the day's warmth by lighting a fire in the hearth. As you might imagine, weddings here are delightful, and for corporate seminars or retreats you'd be hard pressed to find a more restful spot.

Located in another part of this 300-acre redwood paradise is Stone Creek Village, a miniature "town" reminiscent of a bygone era when logging and mining were going concerns. The Village is the perfect destination for a family reunion or a casual, weekend-long wedding for up to 100 guests. For a ceremony in the forest, the rustic redwood amphitheater includes log seating built right into the hillside, and "I do's" are exchanged in front of a mystical backdrop of towering trees. Stone Creek Village's main gathering space is the old-fashioned Lodge, with its great river rock fireplace. Indoor and outdoor dining areas include a Town Square and fire pit, ripe with event possibilities.

Your guests can experience a nostalgic stay in the Village's cabin cottages, appointed with antiques, down comforters and vintage stoves. Before and after the wedding, friends and family have plenty of activities to enjoy: lounge by the Village's swimming pool; organize team challenges on the tennis, basketball and volleyball courts; or simply follow the lilting invitation of resident songbirds to explore the hiking trails that lead into the surrounding forest.

From welcome refreshments to day-after brunch, Kennolyn's hospitality and gorgeous setting will bring beauty and serenity to any event.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 120
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 120
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300


  • Max. Seated: 100

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Hilltop Hacienda Estate seats up to 300 and Stone Creek Village seats up to 120 guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 100 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

To reserve your date, 25% of the anticipated event total is required as a nonrefundable deposit. Another 25% payment is due 90 days prior to the event date. The balance plus a refundable damage deposit are payable 10 days prior. Wedding packages start at $67/person and include a private consultation with Kennolyn's professional wedding coordinator, event coordination on the wedding day, hors d'oeuvres, buffet or plated meal, setup and cleanup, tables, chairs and linens, plus an invitation to Kennolyn's Wedding Day Overview. Beverages, facility fee, tax and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

Wedding Receptions
Special Events, Parties
Business Functions/Meetings
Rehearsal Dinners
On-Site Accommodations


Catering: in-house, no BYO
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: courtyard
Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: ample, several lots
Accommodations: 30 cabin cottages and suites
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ
Cleanup: provided, renter cleans decorations
View: vistas of Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz, redwood forest
Other: event coordination, carriage rides, full range of sports activities

Venue Views

Forest/Wooded Area
Fountain/Water Feature
Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Conference Center
Late Night


Alcohol: in-house, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK until 10:00pm
Wheelchair Access: most areas, not all
Insurance: not required
Other: no pets, glitter, rice or birdseed; decorations OK with approval

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