Woodside, California 94028
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Why We Like This Place
If we were to rate venues on a scale from 1 to 10, Fogarty Winery would be a 10! Located off Skyline Boulevard, it has to be one of the best places we've seen, not only for weddings but for private parties and corporate functions, too.
Commanding an extraordinary panorama of the bay and Peninsula, the winery sits high on a ridge in a quiet vineyard setting. As you arrive, vineyards and a picturesque pond come into view. At the top of the ridge is a large lawn, beautifully landscaped around the perimeter—a perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony.
Receptions and special events are held in the Hill House and/or the outdoor Pavilion. True to its name, the former steps down the hill and is designed with incredible attention to detail, featuring a stone fireplace, fine woodwork, skylights, a wine bar and a professional kitchen. From comfortable seating indoors, as well as from the semi-glass-enclosed terrace, you can see for miles—past the vineyards all the way to the distant bay.
Adjacent to the Hill House is the Pavilion, a covered redwood deck suspended over the hillside. Calling it a "covered deck" may be something of an understatement: This 4,000-square-foot architectural treat is constructed of teal-painted columns and beams which support a peaked cedar roof inset with skylights. You have a 270-degree view of the surrounding oak-dotted hills, the Chardonnay vineyards below, and the bay. The Pavilion is ideal for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres or an open-air seated reception—no matter how hot the day is, there's always a breeze blowing here.
For small private dinners, the Redwood Room is light and airy. It's outfitted with custom-built "barrel" tables, handcrafted leather chairs, a wood-burning stove and full kitchen—and it affords a panoramic view of the bay. If you'd like to have a meeting in these glorious surroundings, hold it in the Board Room or the Hill House. Lovely landscaping completes the picture, enhancing every event that's hosted at the winery. We can't recommend this facility highly enough.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 0
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 216
- Max. Seated Indoors: 216
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 216
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 216
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 216
- Max. Seated: 216
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Garden or the covered Pavilion each hold up to 216 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Hill House accommodates 216 seated without space for dancing, or 180 with dancing. The Pavilion holds up to 216 seated guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces seat 20–216 guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
For weddings, 50% of the rental fee is required as a nonrefundable deposit, due when the reservation is confirmed; the balance is payable 6 months prior to the event. The rental fee includes use of the lawn area, bridal suite, groom's room, Hill House, and the Pavilion for 8 or 9 hours. Only one wedding is booked per day. April–October, the wedding rental fee for the entire facility is $8,000 Monday–Friday and $8,500–11,500 Saturday–Sunday. November–March the fee is $7,000.
For other special events and business functions, fees vary depending on spaces selected, event duration, day of the week and season. Call for rates.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: some provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: inside Hill House
Bride's & Groom's Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range
Parking: valet available, extra fee
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
View: panorama of SF Bay and all major mountain peaks
Other: site manager, wine tasting
Venue ViewsLandscaped Grounds
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Alcohol: wine, sparkling wine, and beer provided, no BYO
Smoking: outside only
Music: must select band or DJ from preferred list; acoustic only on lawn area
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required for weddings & private events