Guglielmo Winery 1480 East Main Avenue • Morgan Hill • California 95037

Guglielmo Winery

1480 East Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, California 95037

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Why You'll Love This Place

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There is practically no event that this versatile venue can’t handle. Weddings, private and corporate parties, and rehearsal dinners in the popular Villa Emile Event Center keep this historic family winery hopping all year long. They host a Harvest Festival every August complete with a grape stomping competition, and a Christmas Faire in December.

Emilio Guglielmo, whose family passed down their winemaking craft for generations in Italy, came to San Francisco in 1908 and by 1925 had established his winery in Morgan Hill. Today, the 3rd generation runs the award-winning winery, and their custom-designed event space, Villa Emile, is a pleasing complement to it. Creativity is encouraged here, and the staff will help you custom-design your event including personalized labels for small bottles of wine you can use as favors or gifts.

Villa Emile is immediately adjacent to the winery itself. Pass through the iron gates, topped by a stained-glass window with the family name “Guglielmo” encircled by grapevines, and you’ll find yourself in the courtyard. This area consists of a cobblestone patio bordered by beds of assorted flowers, an ideal place for small parties or pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Nearby is a granite bar where wine, champagne and beer are served under an arbor covered by a luxuriant 90-year-old grapevine.

A redwood pergola and cobblestone path link the courtyard to a larger cobblestone event space, where tables and chairs can be set up under their expansive white tent. At one end of the area is an enormous covered stage supported by rugged sandstone pillars (perfect for live music or a DJ). In front of the stage, a spacious dance floor invites you to get out there and boogie. At the other end of the area is a charming red-tile-roofed arbor, where couples often exchange their wedding vows. To the right, a separate building houses a beautifully appointed dressing room for the bride and her attendants. A small balcony off this room overlooks the vineyard and rolling hills, and is a favorite spot for wedding photos.

The structures here—all built out of terracotta stucco—seem to have sprung from the earth as naturally as the grapevines themselves, and their red-tile roofs are reminiscent of Tuscany. Geraniums, lilies-of-the-Nile, and petunias add colorful accents in front of the stage and along the paths. In this lovely setting, with its relaxed, Old World ambiance, you and your guests will feel that time spent at Guglielmo Winery is time well spent indeed.


Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $4,500–10,500/event
  • Venue-only rentals vary depending on the day of the week and guest count, and include:

    • 8-hour rental, including setup & cleanup
    • Use of the entire Villa, cobblestone courtyard, covered stage, dance floor, and permanent tented area
    • Two dressing rooms
    • Assorted tables, chairs, and wine glasses, pilsner glasses, and champagne flutes
    • On-site facility manager and bar staff
    • Wine selection consultation
Package Prices
  • $15,000/event and up
  • All-inclusive packages vary depending on the guest count, and include:

    • Everything in the Venue-Only rental, PLUS:
    • 5 hours of pre-wedding planning with coordinators, plus coordination on the day of the event
    • Catering from your choice of caterer
    • DJ services for ceremony & reception
    • 6-hour photography and videography services
    • Floral centerpieces and linens
    • Limo service for up to 4 hours
    • Officiant
    • 2 cases of TRE wine as a special gift!


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 125 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 60 300
Reception Seated 60 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 50.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the Heritage Room holds up to 125 seated or 150 standing. Outdoors, the white tent accommodates 300 seated or standing.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Heritage Room seats 60 and the white tent holds up to 300.

MEETING CAPACITY: The Heritage Room seats 50 theater-style or 30 conference-style.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$ • $$


Preferred list



Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible



Venue Type

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

  • Barn
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Winery / Vineyard

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Fountain / Water Feature
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Valley
  • Vineyard

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: select from list
Kitchen Facilities: refrigeration
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens: included with package; extra fee with venue-only rental
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: cement floor near stage
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: BYO
Parking: ample, lot nearby
Accommodations: one small guest house
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: caterer or renter
View: vineyards and surrounding hills
Other: event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house (beer, wine, and champagne only); no BYO
Smoking: designated areas
Music: amplified OK until 9:30pm
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required


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