South Coast Winery Resort & Spa 34843 Rancho California Rd • Temecula • CA 92591


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

This exquisite winery sits on 63 hilltop acres that offer breathtaking views of Temecula's surrounding vineyards and the Palomar Mountains to the east. Nestled among South Coast Winery's own grapevines are the resort's Mediterranean-inspired facilities—tasting rooms, restaurants, guest suites, and hidden gardens—that evoke the Tuscan countryside.

If an all-outdoor wedding is what you've got in mind, you're in luck here! With several al fresco options throughout the property, your only dilemma may be choosing your favorite. Ceremonies are lovely in the Rose Arbor—the namesake arbor is completely covered by climbing roses, and its secluded location boasts a panoramic valley and mountain view. There's also the Vintner's Garden, where you'll find an oversized gazebo and expansive, private lawn large enough to host both your vows and reception. Or perhaps The Courtyard is more your style; this idyllic "sunken" space is sheltered on two sides by the columned main building, and the resort's charming bell tower provides the backdrop for your ceremony.

Once you've said "I do", you can continue the celebration in the Courtyard beneath glowing market lights—your guests will feel as if they're reveling in the piazza of a quaint Italian village. Off to the side, a set of glass doors opens into the atmospheric Barrel Room, where stacked casks lend a "vintage wine cellar" ambiance, making it a very cool place for a hideaway cocktail hour or an intimate reception.

You might also opt to move upstairs to the Back Veranda, a covered terrace that overlooks the Courtyard and affords a bird's-eye view of the landscape. Or, dine and dance until the wee hours in the Grand Ballroom, which features a soaring, open-beamed ceiling and French doors that swing out to reveal a bougainvillea-draped patio.

Because South Coast is a true resort, you can easily spend your entire wedding weekend here. In addition to traditional hotel-style suites, there are The Villas: luxe, stand-alone bungalows with fireplaces, jetted tubs, and private patios. If you feel the need for some serious unwinding, relax with a rejuvenating body treatment at the GrapeSeed Spa, and get your hands and toes looking pretty at the Nail Cellar. You can even hold your rehearsal dinner and morning-after brunch in one of the inviting semi-private dining rooms at the rustic-chic The Vineyard Rose Restaurant.

Two well-structured packages help make planning a breeze, and include many thoughtful extras like a fruit-infused water station and shade umbrellas for your ceremony. Better yet, you and your new spouse receive complimentary Villa accommodations for two nights, ensuring that you get to fully enjoy this utterly romantic setting.

PRICES: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $2,500/event
Package Prices
  • $115–169/person
  • Pricing is for peak-season Simply Lovely and Luxury Uncorked wedding packages, which include:

    • On-site ceremony with shuttle service for guests
    • 5 (Simply Lovely) or 5.5-hour (Luxury Uncorked) reception in your choice of venue
    • 2-night stay in the Mountain King Villa
    • Tray-passed appetizers and 2-course plated or buffet dinner with wine service, plus a tasting for the couple
    • Champagne toast, coffee & tea station, cake cutting and service, and serving staff and banquet managers
    • Tables & chairs, linens, votives, table numbers, dance floor, and standard rentals

    Cash, consumption, and hosted bars may be added; packages are priced based on the length of service, ranging $21/person for a 1-hour wine & beer bar to $74/person for a 5-hour premium bar. The Luxury Uncorked package includes a 3-hour premium bar.

Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $18,000/event and up
Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 22%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 600 275
Cocktails, etc. Standing 500 750
Reception Seated 350 350
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350.

CEREMONY CAPACITY: The facility seats 600 guests indoors and 275 outdoors.

EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The site accommodates 350 seated or 500 standing indoors and 350 seated or 750 standing outdoors.

MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces hold up to 350 seated guests.

Venue Details

Site Uses

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

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Some restrictions

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, 6am–midnight.

Venue Type

Buildings & other settings available:

  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace
  • Resort / Spa
  • Winery / Vineyard
  • Ballroom
  • Restaurant

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Forest / Woods
  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Mountains
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area
  • Valley
  • Vineyard
  • Waterfall

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: portable provided
Dressing Areas: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: provided, extra fee
Parking: large lot, shuttle service required
Accommodations: 50 guest rooms, 82 villas
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
Cleanup: provided
View: garden, landscaped grounds, waterfall; panorama of valley, vineyards, hills, and mountains
Other: event coordination


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: designated areas only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required


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