Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards 19501 Skyline Boulevard • Woodside • California 94028


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

If we were to rate venues on a scale from 1 to 10, Fogarty Winery would be a 10! Located off Skyline Boulevard, it has to be one of the best places we've seen, not only for weddings but for private parties and corporate functions, too.

Commanding an extraordinary panorama of the bay and Peninsula, the winery sits high on a ridge in a quiet vineyard setting. As you arrive, vineyards and a picturesque pond come into view. At the top of the ridge is a large garden lawn, beautifully landscaped around the perimeter—a perfect spot for an outdoor ceremony.

Receptions and special events are held in the Hill House and/or the outdoor Pavilion. True to its name, the former steps down the hill and is designed with incredible attention to detail, featuring a stone fireplace, fine woodwork, skylights, a wine bar, and a professional kitchen. From comfortable seating indoors, as well as from the semi-glass-enclosed terrace, you can see for miles—past the vineyards all the way to the distant bay.

Adjacent to the Hill House is the Pavilion, a covered redwood deck suspended over the hillside. Calling it a "covered deck" may be something of an understatement: This 4,000-square-foot architectural treat is constructed of teal-painted columns and beams which support a peaked cedar roof inset with skylights. You have a 270-degree view of the surrounding oak-dotted hills, the Chardonnay vineyards below, and the bay. The Pavilion is ideal for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres or an open-air seated reception—no matter how hot the day is, there's always a refreshing breeze.

For small private dinners, the Redwood Room is light and airy. It's outfitted with custom-built "barrel" tables, handcrafted leather chairs, a wood-burning stove and full kitchen—and it affords a panoramic view of the bay. If you'd like to have a meeting in these glorious surroundings, hold it in the Board Room or the Hill House. Lovely landscaping completes the picture, enhancing every event that's hosted at the winery. We can't recommend this facility highly enough.


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PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $8,000–15,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
  • The rental fee for weddings during November–April is $8,000–10,000 and May–October is $8,000–15,000. It includes use of the lawn area, changing suites, Hill House, and the Pavilion for nine hours. Only one wedding is booked per day.

    Additional time is available at $250/half hour.

Additional Info
  • For other special events and business functions, fees vary depending on the day of the week, time of year, space reserved, and event duration. Contact the venue for current rates.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 0 200
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 200
Reception Seated 200 200
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Ceremony Garden and the Pavilion each hold up to 200 seated guests.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Hill House and the Pavilion each seat 200 guests.

MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces seat 20–200 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Preferred list



Enjoy their award-winning Thomas Fogarty wine and sparkling wine; beer is available upon request. No other alcohol is permitted on the premises.

Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 9am–11pm.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Mountain
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Winery / Vineyard
  • Garden

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Ocean / Bay
  • Panoramic
  • Vineyard

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.: BYO
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: inside Hill House
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: some available; valet & shuttle CBA
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: CBA
Cleanup: caterer
View: panorama of SF Bay and all major mountain peaks
Other: site manager, wine tasting


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: wine, sparkling wine, and beer provided, no BYO
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: must select band or DJ from preferred list; acoustic only on lawn area
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required for weddings & private events


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