Baxter Family Farm

Country, yet only 5 minutes from Highway 1, Baxter Family Farm is a working Apple Ranch. The vintage Victorian Farmhouse and barn dates back to 1860. Many of the trees on the property are heritage trees and many of the wide varieties of Apples that encircle the property are ,as well. In Fall, the Apple Harvest scents the air apple aroma. The barn makes a nice backdrop for the ceremony while large lawn can seat up to 200 for a reception.

 

RATES

Up to 200 guests : $5500

This includes: BYOB catering from preferred the vendor list, BYOB beer and wine, lots of white wicker patio furniture, parking for 100 cars, and a bridal changing cottage

 

Home Weddings

When you live in area as beautiful as ours, every home can be a sanctuary. In fact, you may know of the place and would like for someone to help make it happen. This is what we do.

 

Hunter Hill Winery

Gold metal-winning, family owned and operating vineyard and winery in the mountains above Soquel. Two miles out of Soquel Village, this peaceful setting can accommodate up to 150 guests from May-September

 

RATES

Up to 100 guests : $4800
101 to 150 guests : $5600

This includes: Use of grounds and vineyard for rehearsal the day prior. Use of grounds and vineyard for engagement photo session anytime. Use of 2 built in restrooms, movable bar, huge BBQ and smoker, room for bride to change in, patio for dancing, some night lighting. Use of patio tables and chairs (if desired), and full coordination

 

Oceanview Vineyard Estate (formerly Las Palmas)

A spectacular Mediterranean villa set on a plateau overlooking Monterey Bay. Be prepared to be transfixed by the pastoral views sweeping over farmland and carrying your eyes to the ocean below. This twenty four acre estate is the ultimate private setting for your event. The entrance brings you thru an oak woodland and enters and oasis of Mexican Fan Palms. The grounds are covered with lush green lawns, Arizona Flagstone patios, walkways and flowering xeriscape shrubs. Olive trees accentuate the grounds and the adjacent farmland is an working organic farm. Two vineyards on the property grow Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes that complete the Tuscan atmosphere. You’ll feel worlds away in this idyllic getaway! And don't forget the sunsets...amazing!

 

RATES

Up to 175 guests : $6800-$8500

This includes coordination.

 

Monterey Bay Aquarium


There is nothing more enchanting than a wedding at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. It truly is an amazingly unique site and your guests will feel extra special having the place all to yourselves! You may rent either the Open Sea or the Ocean’s Edge for the evening beginning at 7:00 pm. 

 

RATES

Vary by day of the week and season
  • Up to 80 guests : Range from $4900-$6900
  • Each additional adult guest : $39.95
  • Each additional child guest are $24.95
  • Food and beverage minimums are $85 per guest
  • An additional coordination fee applies
 

Rancho Don Bosco


Located just minutes from Scotts Valley and downtown Santa Cruz in the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, Redwoods provide the backdrop for this historic 83-acre ranch. The driveway borders the vineyard and there is plenty of parking on the property. The centerpiece of the venue is a furnished barn complete with a huge river rock fireplace, tables, built-in bar, and dance floor area. Several lawn areas are available for the ceremony, and a unique canary aviary and outside bar/BBQ area adds charm. Events may last until midnight and the barn provides an indoor space that can be extended with tenting.

 

Rancho Soquel

Conveniently located minutes from Soquel Village, this beautiful private estate has the feel of being out in the country, yet there’s a Spanish Hacienda-type feeling of old historic California in the buildings. Soquel Creek runs through the property and a wooden footbridge connects the two parcels. A historic water tower and beautiful old barn serve as the artist-owner’s studio. Path lighting and grape arbors lead the way through the beautifully landscaped gardens. The drone video that is below will give you a great idea of the layout of the property.  Many amenities are included in the site fee including a dance floor and bistro lighting throughout the property.

 

RATES

75 to 175 guests : $9500
176 to 250 guests : $11000
Holiday Weekends are $500 more
*Pricing for 2017

This includes: Use of grounds for rehearsal on day prior to wedding and then use of the grounds and the following on the wedding day: barn, 3 bathrooms, bridal changing cottage for bride and bridesmaids, bocce ball court area for groom and groomsmen, use of all lounge furniture and tables on property, 9 movable craftsman made teak benches, stone dance floor adjacent to gazebo, bistro and twinkle lighting above dance area, iron arch, outdoor gas fireplace. 

In addition, the parking lot holds 120 cars which can safely be left overnight and picked up the following morning.

River House

Nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, yet easily accessible, River House is a blend of rustic hideaway and country estate. One of the most beautiful aspects of the property is the wisteria covered arbor that leads the bridal party to the wooden gazebo overlooking San Lorenzo River. 10,000 square feet of lawn easily accommodates up to 350 guests and a large sweeping aggregate patio serves as the dance floor. Flower-lined paths encircle the property. Catering station and bridal cottage included.

 

RATES

Up to 125 guests : $6500
126 to 180 guests : $7000
181 to 250 guests : $7500
251 to 300 guests : $8000
301 to 350 guests : $8500


This includes: Use of the grounds and redwood cathedral, use of the bridal cottage, 3 bathrooms and a pool room inside the main house for the groomsmen to hang out. A catering kitchen, granite topped wine barrel bar and two wine barrel tables are also included. Plenty of parking, an aggregate patio for dancing and a gazebo overlooking San Lorenzo river.

 

Seaview Beach House

Beautiful grounds and Hampton style home in rural La Selva Beach. Stunning, full ocean views and fantastic sunsets. Can accommodate up to 200.

 

RATES

Up to 200 guests : $5800

This includes: Use of the grounds, full coordination, use of the bridal suite inside the main house for the bride and bridesmaids, and coordination.

 

Timber Ridge Vineyard Estate

The romance of the vineyard and the awe of the redwoods combine to make this estate a hidden paradise with something for everyone. Add a gorgeous ocean view from the pool side patio, a wood burning pizza oven, and a pool house with the most photographic staircase and you’ll see why Timber Ridge is the best of everything. Just off Hwy 17 in Scotts Valley, Timber Ridge is very accessible and has plenty of parking.

 

RATES

Up to 125 guests : $6500
126 to 200 guests : $7000

This includes: Rented portions of the premises include the grounds, lawns, gardens, patios, 2 restrooms, parking area and pool house. The guest house is available for the bride and bridesmaid’s dressing. The pool house is available after 3:00 the day prior to your event for use by the wedding party. Full coordination is included in the venue fee