Why You'll Love This Place
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Surrounded by nature's beauty, this relaxed mountain retreat on 5.5 acres in scenic Oak Glen positively exudes timeless charm. Once part of the sprawling, century-old Wilshire apple orchard, the property boasts fabulous views of the San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Perris, and Wilshire Peak. It's no surprise that the current owners fell hard for this little piece of heaven, and created a romantic outdoor wedding venue that will make every nature lover, history buff, and vintage collector's heart flutter.
A sense of calm immediately envelops you amid the majestic oaks, towering sycamores, fragrant lilac fields—and, of course, heirloom apple trees. Many features of this historic venue have been retained but with a twist: An old buzz saw now rests amid delicate vines and wildflowers, while two of the original HomeStead buildings, the rustic Cabin and Cottage, have been turned into comfortable private suites for the couple and attendants to get ready.
The HomeStead's peaceful, courtyard ceremony site is graced with gorgeous old-growth trees whose spreading branches filter the sunlight, dappling the ground below. The wedding couple and party enter through what appear to be old barn doors, and step into an area that's like a magical clearing in the woods. Here, vows are exchanged on a terraced stage in front of the picturesque façade of a country chapel with the green foothills as a backdrop.
The photo ops throughout this locale are amazing, from lush lawns and woodsy paths to a waterfall spilling over boulders into a rock-strewn pool. You might even glimpse a deer or two grazing nearby since the area is a wildlife sanctuary. And the reception courtyard is no less photogenic: With wooden buildings and a weathered water tower lining the perimeter—plus unbelievable panoramas that go on forever—it feels like you're in the midst of a charming movie set with authentic décor and the warm golden glow of gas lamps and overhead café lights.
A raised sweetheart table gives you great sightlines to your guests partying on the dance floor. There's a bar to keep the libations flowing and, as the evening progresses, a fire ring is lit—the perfect opportunity to treat yourselves to s'mores!
Their attentive staff, all-inclusive packages, and in-house vendors mean that you can relax and enjoy the day. And, with only one event per day, their focus is on you. From coordination and customizing your menu and cake, to arranging the flowers, DJ, rehearsal, and décor (they have a treasure trove of antiques and unique items!), they're with you every step of the way. They even offer a few special extras, like a photo booth, late-night treats, and a daytime scavenger hunt for your younger guests. Most of all, they make you feel like family.
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Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Package prices vary depending on:
- Day of week
- Guest count
The HomeStead Wedding All-Inclusive Package includes:
- All-day venue rental, plus a ceremony rehearsal
- Catering options, including hors d'oeuvres, sides, appetizers, and entrées
- Non-alcoholic beverage station & self-serve coffee
- Dessert and service (wedding cake or pie & ice cream)
- Photobooth for 3.5 hours
- Treats (ice cream floats, s'mores, or fresh popped popcorn)
- Floral design, including wedding party flowers and reception flowers
- DJ services
- Tables, chairs, outdoor lighting, umbrellas, easels, and assorted décor
- Table settings, including linens, napkins, and optional overlays/runners
- On-site wedding coordinator
- And MORE!
Pricing above is for up to 102 guests; additional guests may be added for $102/person. All pricing includes sales tax: there are no service fees.
Meals (when priced separately)
Catering is included in the All-Inclusive Package; bar service may be added for a flat fee of $600 for 102 guests (additional guests $4.50/person).
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.|
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Outdoor areas accommodate up to 200 seated or standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The meeting space seats up to 200 guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Small Wedding
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
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May through mid-November: Sunday–Thursday, 9:30am–8pm; Friday and Saturday, 10:30am–10pm.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Estate
- Ranch / Farm
- Historic / Landmark Building
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Landscaped Grounds
- Meadow / Fields
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: preferred list
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: portable provided
Dressing Areas: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee may apply
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
View: mountains, landscaped grounds, garden, forest/wooded area, courtyard
Other: in-house wedding cake, in-house florals, DJ, event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK outdoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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