Temecula Wedding Venue
36101 Glen Oaks Road
Temecula, California 92592
In the heart of Temecula wine country is a private, ten-acre estate where rose bushes scent the air and a wonderful variety of trees form shady groves around a serene lake, known for its spectacular nighttime display: “Fountains of Fire and Water.”
While this almost Eden-like oasis is terrific for concerts, retreats, memorials and reunions, it’s utterly romantic for weddings. Couples recite their vows under a flower-adorned arch on a grassy peninsula that juts out into the lake. Ornate lamps and fragrant roses edge the ceremony space, and stately pepper trees form a sheltering backdrop. Just across the lake, a picturesque waterfall cascades down large rocks.
Guests enjoy post-ceremony cocktails under a shady arbor and on the adjoining lawn. Strings of twinkle lights dangle from the arbor and wrap around the trees, and the optional addition of delicate Japanese lanterns enhances the romantic atmosphere. At night, the illumination elicits many “oohs” and “ahhs,” which multiply even more when the lake’s fountains light up in their fiery dance.
Steps away from the arbor, the reception lawn is a particularly comfortable setting as Temecula’s famous late afternoon breeze begins to stir. Caterers love having a prep room close by—it makes keeping food coming fast and fresh a snap. The lawn, which can be canopied, has lines of lights streaming above it and along the low wooden fence that borders it. With a bar tucked into one corner, there’s plenty of room for tables and chairs. An area is available for serving hors d’oeuvres and wine, and your guests can mingle around fire pits under a canopy of grapevines and trees. The adjacent reception lounge is where your DJ sets up, and its majestic fireplace and chandelier create a welcoming ambiance for your guests to dance the night away.
Conveniences abound in the bride’s room, including air conditioning, full-length mirrors, mirrored makeup seating, a kitchenette, refrigerator, plasma TV, fireplace and shower. Outside, her private patio is enclosed by wood lattice walls. A popular tradition here is for the bride to emerge from her dressing room, walk across a small bridge with a rock waterfall, and step into a horse-drawn carriage that takes her to the lakeside ceremony site.
A grassy knoll behind the lake is a favorite spot for photos. Pepper and black gum trees shade this pleasant green rise, which is bordered by a quaint split-rail fence that zigzags between the lawn and flowerbeds.
Vitagliano Vineyards and Winery at Lake Oak Meadows has a distinct “ranch feel,” but with all the rough edges smoothed away. What remains is a beautiful, amenity-rich venue that immediately captures the fancy of almost everyone. After you take a quick stroll from the parking lot down the terraced stairway and get your first dazzling lake view, you’ll see why this location is worth considering for any event.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site can accommodate up to 300 seated guests outdoors.
EVENT/RECEPTION&MEETINGCAPACITY: The resort holds 300 seated guests.
A $3,500 deposit is required to reserve your date, and the contracted balance is due 30 days prior to the event. The ceremony-only venue rental fee ranges $1,000–3,500. There is no rental fee for events with both ceremony and reception, however there will be a charge for extra time added to your event. Wedding packages range $100–116/person. Tax, bar package, and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: honeymoon suite
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: forest, fountain, garden, hills, lagoon, lake, landscaped grounds, meadow, waterfall, park; panorama of mountains and vineyards
Other: event coordination provided
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Year-round, daily, anytime, excluding major holidays.
Alternate Info: Lake Oak Meadows Weddings and Events