Nestldown • Los Gatos Mountains • CA


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review
  • A 35-acre wonderland of gardens, whimsical sculptures, topiary figures, and fanciful structures, this property is a remarkable labor of love by its current owners. So many things here delight and amaze: redwoods standing gray under morning clouds; flowers splashed along every path; and unexpected stairways that lead the curious to bentwood benches at the edge of a sweeping meadow.
  • Descend a broad staircaseto the flagstone ampitheater, nestled at the edge of a forest-fringed lake. We can't imagine a more romantic ceremony site than this remarkable natural cathedral—here, sheltered by soaring redwoods and lush ferns, you'll exchange vows beneath a hand-built pergola draped with wisteria.
  • Receptions are held in the jaw-dropping glass-and-fir Barn, where slender timber columns support a dramatic steep-pitched ceiling. Its adjoining terrace is embraced by a sweeping meadow fragrant and gardens that are bursting with fanciful life: A topiary serpent undulates through a sea of long fescue, and a willow-lined koi pond is embellished by a brass stork.



Minimonies Now Available!
These special weddings for up to 100 guests run 4.5 hours, to include a ceremony in the Chapel + cocktail reception at the Apple Knoll.

Pricing ranges $5,000–10,000. Mornings in 2024 only; inquire for details.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $15,000–38,000/event
  • The rental fee varies depending on day of week and time of year and includes:

    • 9-hour venue rental
    • Use of all event areas
    • Changing room
    • Special Events Manager throughout the planning process & 3 additional team members on the wedding day
    • Comprehensive wedding timeline & layout starting upon booking
    • Ceremony & reception tables & chairs
    • 5-passenger golf cart
    • 22-passenger train for 1-hour during cocktail hour
    • 1967 Old London Taxi for the couple's transportation
    • Two bocce ball courts & one lifesize chess set

    Mondays–Thursdays | $15,000–$22,000
    Fridays | $20,000–$30,000
    Saturdays | $22,000–$38,000
    Sundays | $22,000–$32,000

    The base guest count is inclusive of up to 125 people March, April–early May, November, and December. The base guest count is inclusive of up to 150 people Mid-May–October 31.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 200 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 170 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Barn and the outdoor sites (chapel, Foxglove Meadow, and the Main Lawn) each seat 200 guests. During the colder months (November through mid-May), a comfortable indoor capacity is 150.

EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: The Barn seats 140 on the main floor and up to 170 when both the upstairs and downstairs are used. Several outdoor spaces hold up to 200 seated. For a standing reception, the venue accommodates up to 200 either in the Barn or outdoors. The Barn can be used as a dance venue for 200 guests. Smaller events can also be accommodated.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings

Essential Info


$$ • $$$


Preferred list



Alcohol must be served by a licensed bartender through the caterer or their serving staff.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


February to mid-December, daily, 9am–11pm; dancing must end by 9:45pm. The facility is closed for events from mid-December to February 1st.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Private Estate
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Retreat
  • Unique

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Waterfall

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: select from list
Kitchen Facilities: fully equipped
Tables & Chairs: provided for up to 200 guests
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: full AV CBA
Parking: on-site for up to 60 cars; shuttle CBA
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: some areas
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: pond, meadow, redwoods, garden


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: BYO, licensed server
Smoking: designated area only
Music: Amplified pre-recorded music outdoors OK in certain areas through approved DJ
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required
Other: no rice, birdseed, latex balloons, sparklers, or smoke bombs; flower petals must be white or light-colored; all flames must be enclosed

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