Why You'll Love This Place
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A shining example of a boutique winery, deLorimier is also a wonderfully bucolic venue for a romantic garden wedding. Located in the Alexander Valley along the renowned “wine trail,” it’s surrounded by gentle rolling hills planted with Bordeaux varietals.
Neat rows of Cabernet grapevines line the gravel road that leads up to their expansive fountain courtyard where couples often exchange vows. This peaceful locale, enhanced by a sculptural boulder fountain, is nestled between the weathered-wood Barrel Room and the craftsman-style Tasting Room. Seasonal blooms and a graceful red maple add a burst of color to the perimeter. Running the length of the far side, an elaborate arbor covered with lush wisteria stands in front of acres of well-tended vines. In short, it’s a sublime stage for a quintessential Wine Country ceremony.
You may want to linger here for a cocktail hour around the fountain, but most brides invite their guests into the modern Tasting Room. Its polished stone floor, high pitched ceiling and walls of windows provide an open, airy feel. The large center bar acts like a magnet for mingling, while a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and paintings by local artists draw your eye around the entire space. If you’d like to delight the oenophiles in your group, arrange to serve flights of deLorimier’s award-winning Cabs and Meritage.
Your main reception takes place on the back lawn, a wide swath of soft grass that’s bordered by more vineyards and looks out over countryside panoramas. Strings of twinkle lights add sparkle to the festivities, and there’s an ample patio for dancing under the stars. The all-important cake-cutting ceremony becomes even more memorable when presented in the private, glass-enclosed Club Room, which is especially cozy with the fireplace lit on a cool evening.
As the hour gets late and you don’t want the mood to end just yet, you’ll be very happy that you’ve decided to stay for the weekend. (In fact, many couples even stay the night before so they can be relaxed for the big event). deLorimier has two beautifully furnished king suites with pastoral vistas, as well as a three-bedroom farmhouse so you can have out-of-town guests join you … or put them up at nearby inns operated by the winery’s owners. And if you really want to immerse yourselves in the Sonoma Valley vibe, take advantage of the option to host a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch at Soda Rock Winery, The Calderwood Inn, or Grape Leaf Inn.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- $10,000/event and up
Rental fees include:
- 5-hour venue use, including the Patio & Lawn, Fountain Courtyard, Tasting Room, and Club Room
- Lounge furniture, tasting room bar, and tables & chairs
- Walk-through with client, vendors, and wedding planner
- 1-hour ceremony rehearsal
- Wedding site manager throughout
- Commercial kitchen and restrooms
The time frame is 5pm–10pm, with three hours prior for vendor setup. Additional time before 5pm may be purchased for $1,000/hour.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 24.|
CEREMONY, EVENT/RECEPTION, & MEETING CAPACITY: The site holds up to 24 seated or 50 standing guests indoors and 150 seated or standing outdoors.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
- On-Site Accommodations
- Late Night
- LGBTQ+ Friendly
$ • $$
In-house is wine only—an additional wine cellar purchase is required and is based on 1/2 bottle per person; Wine Club discount applies. BYO is for beer.
Mid-May–mid-October, daily, 5pm–10pm. Additional hours prior to 5pm are available for $1,000 each.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Ranch / Farm
- Winery / Vineyard
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: select from preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Areas: no
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 5 guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: fountain, garden patio, hills; panorama of Alexander Valley Vineyards and mountains
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: in-house, BYO beer only
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
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