Why You'll Love This Place
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Designed specifically for weddings and located at the edge of a mountain canyon that overlooks an oak-sheltered creek, Serendipity is truly a stunning venue. Plus, this private estate is set at 4,200 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains—high enough to be 10 or 15 degrees cooler than the flats below, making it popular for summer weddings—something few outdoor wedding sites in the region can boast.
One of the best things about celebrating your big day here is that you have a variety of outdoor and indoor options to choose from, which means you can personalize your event to your taste.
The traditional ceremony site, built halfway down the canyon slope, is a showstopper with a glorious panorama of the Inland Empire's mountains and valleys, as well as the impressive granite peak of Mt. San Gorgonio. Guests are seated on a lawn facing this inspiring view, and the couple recite their vows on a simple wooden dais that's easily adorned. A second ceremony choice is Oak Grove, an intimate spot next to the new Barn. Encircled by trees hung with chandeliers, and lit by strings of bistro lights overhead, it's a sweet place to say "I do".
The cocktail hour is often hosted on the expansive terrace, where guests mingle over the wedding couple's signature cocktail and hand-passed hors d'oeuvres. From here they can take in the sweeping view of the valley to the south. For a more rustic garden vibe, serve cocktails in the Oak Grove.
Al fresco receptions are held in Serendipity's beautifully conceived outdoor dining and dancing area. Tables are arranged on this spacious stone-tiled "patio", and there's a permanent dance floor on one side (with the canyon as its dramatic backdrop) and a full bar with a blazing fireplace on the opposite side. Extra benefits include balmy evening air, gorgeous sunsets, romantic string lighting, and a star-filled sky.
If you prefer an indoor ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception, you'll love the Barn. It's rustic-chic perfection, with a warm, wood interior, soaring open-beamed ceiling, and huge faux-candle chandeliers. Soft white draping adds an elegant touch.
Serendipity now has a cozy new site for rehearsal dinners, too. It features a water wall plus custom-designed tables made of concrete tops supported by tree stumps, and affords panoramic views of the canyon and surrounding mountains.
When we asked Serendipity's owner how this unique, weddings-only facility in the highlands has worked out, she clearly enjoyed answering the question: "Each bride tells me, 'This is my little haven, my own piece of the mountain for a day.'"
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Package prices vary depending on:
- Guest count
All-inclusive wedding packages start at $18,900 for up to 125 guests and include:
- Catering & cake
- Golf cart shuttle for guests
- Dressing area suite
- Horse-drawn carriage ride for the wedding couple to the ceremony site & reception area
- And much more!
Rehearsal dinners may be hosted on-site in the Serendipity Falls area as an additional upgrade.
A separate Bride’s Cottage that’s spacious enough for the bridal entourage is an upgrade available on the day of the wedding for an extra fee. It also comes with an adjacent Beauty Cottage that’s fully equipped with vanities, outlets, mirrors, etc.
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 200.|
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The facility holds 200 seated guests outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meetings spaces hold 200 seated at tables.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
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Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall / Events Facility
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Estate
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest / Woods
- Fountain / Water Feature
- Lagoon / Pond
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Bride’s & Groom’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
View: garden, waterfall, pond, fountain, landscaped grounds; panorama of mountains, canyon, cityscape, valley, hills, fields and barn
Other: coordination, grand piano
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK outdoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required