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Leoness Cellars

Temecula Wedding Venue
38311 De Portola Road
Temecula, California 92592

Contact: Wedding and Event Manager
Phone: 951/302-7601 x114
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Why We Like This Place

The picturesque drive to your destination passes one well-kept horse farm after another before segueing to gentle hills planted with grapevines. This is “the other” wine trail in Temecula, less traveled and more tranquil than the main tourist route. It’s also home to one of the loveliest wineries and wedding venues in the whole valley—Leoness Cellars.

The name “Leoness” is a nod to the mythical village where King Arthur first spotted Guinevere and fell in love, although the owners add that in Scottish it means “village of dreams.” Clearly, this is their field of dreams. After decades of growing grapes for other vintners, the two partners decided to open their own winery in 2003. And as pristine as the surroundings may be, there exists a palpable connection, throughout your event, to the romance of the land, or “terroir” as it’s known in the wine world.

The first thing you notice when you arrive is the line of stately Italian cypress trees leading up to a European chateau-styled building which houses the very popular tasting room. Just a short distance from there is the serenely beautiful outdoor ceremony site. A rear wall, adorned with a lion’s head fountain, creates privacy and heightens the drama of your entrance. As you walk down the long center aisle, to the left are graceful Japanese plum trees interspersed with red and white roses. On the right are neat rows of Cabernet plantings. Straight ahead stands the white wooden arbor where you’ll exchange vows, backed by a wide-angle vista of neatly tended vineyards and the Mt. Palomar Observatory perched on a distant mountaintop.

Celebratory cocktails are served on the Lower Lawn. Guests can toast the newlyweds at tables arranged on the grass, or mingle around the bar on the adjoining shaded patio, set right at the edge of the Cabernet vines. As night falls, twinkle lights around the patio bring this spot to life. Afterwards, in a rare treat, you’ll all be invited into the vineyard itself for an unforgettable walk down a softly lit pastoral path. It’s the perfect way to get up close and personal with the versatile fruit that has engendered so much passion throughout the ages…and a great way to transition to dinner.

The freestanding Barrel Room, site for your reception, comes with a charming country patio that’s partly enclosed by the ivy-covered walls of the building and lit by old-fashioned lampposts. Inside, however, it’s all industrial chic with soaring ceilings, iron chandeliers, and oak barrels stacked up along every wall (this is, after all, part of the integral workings of the winery, as are the gleaming metal tanks around back, which make a unique photo backdrop).

This towering space has great acoustics and a polished concrete floor for dancing, yet it takes on an elegant intimacy as clusters of votive candles flicker against its dark brown walls. Soft leather club chairs are arranged in a corner for lounging, and there’s even a cozy niche where you might want to offer “wine flights” so guests can sample a broad range of Leoness varietals. For the perfect finale, cap off the evening with a glass of their sensual and earthy Cinsaut Port paired with a rich bittersweet truffle. It just might make you fall in love all over again.



  • Max. Seated Indoors: 0
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 500

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 250
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 500
  • Max. Standing Indoors: 400
  • Max. Standing Outdoors: 600


  • Max. Seated: 350

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The site can accommodate up to 500 seated guests outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site holds 250 seated or 400 standing guests indoors, and 500 seated or 600 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold 350 seated guests indoors.

Fees & Deposits

A deposit of $2,900 is required to reserve your date, 50% is due 6 months prior to the event date, and the event total balance is due 15 days prior to the event. Packages range $85–125/person and include facility rental, hors d’oeuvres, meal and more. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

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


Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Telephone: emergency use only
Outdoor Night Lighting: provided
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: garden, courtyard, hills, landscaped grounds, mountains, valley, vineyards
Other: picnic area, event coordination

Site Views

Garden Patio/Courtyard
Landscaped Grounds

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility


Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required

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Amplified Music

w/ Restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair Accessible


Year-round, daily, 10am–11pm, excluding major holidays.

Alternate Info: Leonese Cellars, Leoneese Cellars, Leanesse Cellars, Leonesse Cellars

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