Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda Estate Soquel • California 95073

Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda Estate

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Soquel, California 95073

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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
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From an enviable vantage atop the scenic Santa Cruz Mountains, Kennolyn’s Hilltop Hacienda Estate overlooks lush redwood forests and the crystal blue Monterey Bay. This handsome property has a fabulous view, and 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 and casita. 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 (and those ocean views!)

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 garden 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.

To keep you relaxed throughout, you can rely on Kennolyn’s experienced event pros to oversee the details, and their flexible packages include key elements like expert in-house catering, event furnishings and décor to personalize your party. From welcome refreshments to day-after brunch, Kennolyn’s dedicated hospitality and gorgeous setting brings beauty and serenity to any celebration.

(Kennolyn's neighboring Stone Creek Village also makes a perfect wedding weekend retreat!)

Special Offer

2019 Wedding Deal:
Book a 2019 wedding for any available date, and receive a $1,500 discount off your reception fee. Must book by September 1, 2019, and dates fill up fast so please contact the Kennolyn event staff for more info,[email protected], 831/479-6700.

Promotion valid for new bookings only, and cannot be combined with another offer.

Large Wedding Discount:
A large wedding filled with friends and family can be fun, but financially challenging. So Kennolyn is offering a discount to help you include all those guests on your "B List"!

  • If your guest count is over 175, receive $1,000 discount off of the facility fee.
  • If your guest count is over 225, receive $1,500 discount off the facility fee.
  • If your guest count is over 275, receive $2,000 discount off the facility fee.

Discounts available for 2019 Hilltop Hacienda Estate Weddings only. Please contact the Kennolyn event staff for more info, [email protected], 831/479-6700.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $7,500/event
  • Facility Fee Includes:

    • Exclusive use, including 5 hours of event time for up to 300 guests
    • Professional Wedding Coordinator at your event, plus a 2-hour consultation prior
    • Rentals, including tables, chairs, china, flatware, etc.
    • Market umbrellas, firepit and heat lamps outdoors
    • Cake cutting service
Package Prices
  • $67/person and up
  • In addition to the items included with the Facility Fee above, the Catering Package also includes hors d'oeuvres, buffet or plated meal; setup, service and cleanup; plus an invitation to Kennolyn's Wedding Day Overview & Tasting. Beverages are additional.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 20%
Additional Info


Cocktails, etc.Standing120300
MeetingsTotal meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Kennolyn’s Hilltop Hacienda Estate seats up to 300 guests.

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

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info







Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Access limited


Year-round, Friday–Sunday or by arrangement.
Kennolyn’s event curfew is 10pm.
There is no event curfew at the Stone Creek Village.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • All-inclusive Wedding Packages
  • Banquet Hall/Events Facility
  • Conference Center
  • Late Night
  • Mountain
  • Patio/Deck/Terrace
  • Private Estate
  • Retreat

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Coastline
  • Forest/Wooded Area
  • Fountain/Water Feature
  • Garden Patio/Courtyard
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean/Bay
  • Panoramic

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

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: carriage rides, full range of sports activities


But take note of the following limitations!

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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