Wente Vineyards 5050 Arroyo Road • Livermore • California 94550


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Situated in a picturesque canyon at the southern end of the Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards Restaurant, Event Center and Golf Course is surrounded by grapevines, sycamore groves and rolling hills. The site, with its beautifully landscaped grounds, is a versatile setting for corporate retreats, special events, and of course, Tri-Valley Wine Country weddings!

Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is the country's oldest continuously operated family-owned winery. It's no wonder, then, that the architecture reflects a sense of California history. White Spanish-style stucco buildings are accented with tile roofs and floors, and terracotta pots full of flowering plants set a cheery tone. The event center includes the Cresta Blanca Room, where indoor receptions are held, and the adjacent Terrace Lawn, a pretty spot for a garden wedding ceremony. There's space here, too, for an elegantly tented reception. Or use an open-sided tent for dancing, and set up tables and chairs outside to enjoy the view, which includes the changing seasonal colors of the sycamore trees.

Speaking of views: One of the best can be had on the new Vineyard Lawn near a pond at the golf course's 18th hole. Ceremonies and receptions on this green expanse can accommodate up to 1,000 of your nearest and dearest; in the background, lush vineyards and the golden Sandstone Hills cast a romantic spell.

Wente's award-winning restaurant casts a spell of its own. Three private dining rooms and terraces with vineyard views accommodate intimate receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers or any other celebration. Wente, which has been Green Certified by Alameda County, has earned much critical acclaim for its cuisine, wine and sustainability. (They're among the first wineries in the state to be recognized by the recently established Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.) Menus focus on simple foods with complex flavors, and incorporate the freshest locally grown and organic ingredients. Experienced staff will assist you with menu choices and wine selection, as well as recommendations for event services such as photography, floral design, and overnight accommodations.

Wente also offers private wine tastings in their wine caves (a superb idea for your rehearsal dinner) and customized wine labeling for wedding favors. Sometimes event hosts organize a round of golf on Wente's Greg Norman-designed course, located just a chip shot away from the Conference Center. In keeping with their environmental sensitivity, the course was recently designated a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by the Audubon International Program.

With its first-rate facilities, acres of vineyards and warm, Mediterranean ambiance, Wente is an extremely popular event site. They book up quickly, so don't wait too long to pay this East Bay oasis a visit.


Video by S R N D P T S Weddings.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $6,000–18,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Day of week
    • Time of year
  • The rental fee includes:

    • 5-hour rental of Wente Vineyards Event Center, Terrace Lawn, and Vineyard Lawn
    • Two dressing suites
    • Catering facility serviced with power, water, cooktops, ovens, etc.
    • Tables & chairs (the caterer is responsible for setup & takedown)
    • WiFi access & onsite parking
    • Onsite staff person to coordinate security, check-in vendor arrival, and overall venue use & safety

    All-day buyouts range $18,000–28,000.


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 150 350
Cocktails, etc. Standing 200 1000
Reception Seated 150 1000
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 100.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Lawn and Garden can accommodate 350 seated and the Cresta Blanca Room holds 60–150 seated.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site seats 15–150 indoors and 20–1,000 outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Various spaces seat 16–100 guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Preferred list

The approved caterers are Catered Too, Barbara Llewellyn, Melons, and Jalsa.



Wine must be purchased from the venue. Approved caterers will work with guests on all other bar beverages.

Amplified Music


Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 7am–11pm, indoors. The Vineyard Lawn is available until 10pm.

Venue Type

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

  • Garden
  • Golf / Country Club
  • Historic / Landmark Building
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Winery / Vineyard

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Canyon
  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Lagoon / Pond
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Panoramic
  • Valley
  • Vineyard

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: available
Dressing Area: yes, in Event Center only
AV/Meeting Equipment: full range, extra charge
Parking: large lot with parking attendants
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: vineyards surrounded by rolling hills
Other: event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: beer, champagne, spirits, and Wente wine provided
outside only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Other: no birdseed, rice, or petals


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Alternate Info: Wente Vineyards Event Center and Golf Course