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Monte Verde Inn

Foresthill Wedding Venue
18841 Foresthill Road
Foresthill, California 95631
Contact: Special Events
Phone: 530/888-8123

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Why We Like This Place

If you're looking for a very special place, it's in Foresthill, a small hamlet about 40 minutes northeast of Sacramento. Here you'll find the historic Monte Verde Inn, which is, in a word, wonderful.

The property was originally a gathering spot for Native Americans, and after gold was discovered in 1849, it became a toll station and respite for travelers. A private residence was built on the site in 1936, and today this stately Georgian-style manor is a gracious reminder of the past. A glassed-in sun porch covers the front of the manor house, and makes a sparkling backdrop for photos of the bridal party.

The landscaped grounds have the feel of an English country estate: A long entry drive, lined with flowering plum trees, draws you back in time. Manicured lawns, 100-year-old quince trees and a veritable tapestry of flowers (changed seasonally according to the whim of the owners) invite you to celebrate amid a garden of earthly delights. For ceremonies try the patios—they're surrounded by tall cedars that form an informal outdoor cathedral. At night, "fairy lights" and turn-of-the-century streetlights create a glittering halo around dancing couples.

Guests can also enjoy the inn's inviting interior, whose large open rooms feature an array of architectural embellishments and antiques. Spacious, newly refurbished guest rooms occupy the second floor. They're prettily decorated and have high ceilings, hardwood floors and Oriental carpets. The inn offers a wedding package that accommodates up to 16 overnight guests, and includes champagne and snacks, plus a full breakfast. For a nominal charge, you can invite other friends or family staying nearby to join you for this "morning after" get-together.

Food is a top priority here, and the inn's professional chef prepares all meals using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients.

All these elements combined—the enchanting grounds, delicious cuisine, quaint accommodations, and enthusiastic service—create the Monte Verde Inn's successful mix of country charm and elegance.

NOTE: Monte Verde Inn is an LGBT-friendly venue.

Capacity

Ceremony

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 225

Reception/Special Events

  • Max. Seated Indoors: 100
  • Max. Seated Outdoors: 225
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 100
  • Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 300

Meetings

  • Max. Seated: 100

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The patio accommodates 225 seated or standing guests; indoors, the inn holds 100.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: 100 guests maximum indoors; up to 225 seated outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: The inn holds up to 100 seated guests.

Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.

25% of the estimated event total is required to secure your date. Rates start at $84/person and include rental of the inn for 5 hours; rehearsal; all setup for ceremony and reception; color-coordinated, fresh floral centerpieces for all tables; wedding cake; hors d'oeuvres; full buffet and nonalcoholic beverages. Note that all food is prepared from fresh ingredients on the premises. Alcoholic beverages, tax and a 21% service charge are additional.

Location Uses

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

Services/Amenities

Catering: in-house, no BYO

Kitchen Facilities: n/a

Tables & Chairs: provided

Linens, Silver, etc.: provided

Restrooms: wheelchair accessible

Dance Floor: patio

Bride's Dressing Area: yes; also CBA for bridal party

AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO

Parking: 2 large lots

Accommodations: 6 guest rooms

Outdoor Night Lighting: yes

Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no

Cleanup: provided

View: garden and forests

Other: event coordination included


Venue Views

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

Venue Type

Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Barn
Bed and Breakfast
Garden
Inn/Lodge
Private Estate
Private Home

Restrictions

Alcohol: in-house; wine, beer and champagne only

Smoking: outside only

Music: amplified OK

Wheelchair Access: outdoor access only, limited indoor access

Insurance: not required


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