Santa Cruz Area Wedding Venue Guide
Kennolyn is able to offer a very unique wedding experience using our two venues, the Hilltop Hacienda for your wedding ceremony and reception plus Stone Creek Village for a weekend-long intimate wedding experience for your closest family and friends. Kennolyn is all about personalized service. We cater to your needs, not the other way around. Our facility and staff are dedicated to making your weekend everything you imagined. Our goal is to turn your weekend into a lifelong memory.
Nestled in the redwoods on acres of lushly landscaped property, this exceptional retreat is located just minutes away from the heart of the Silicon Valley. Gorgeous views, rustic elegance,and unique amenities come together to provide a stunning environment that you and your guests will always remember. Lush gardens, two large ponds, and waterfalls create an exquisite showcase for a very special occasion.
Offering weekend and mid-week destination weddings, one-day ceremonies and receptions and other comprehensive wedding services, we help you create uniquely personal celebrations at affordable rates. While planning a wedding may seem a daunting task, our friendly, experienced staff will help orchestrate a magical event from start to finish that can include over night accommodations, a choice of sites for your ceremony and reception and fabulous food. Unlike many sites we allow you to bring your own alcohol, representing a large financial savings, and impose no time restrictions on your reception or other activities.
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a privately owned beautifully landscaped ridge-top estate on 21 secluded acres, yet only three miles from Aptos Village along the Northern California Coast. The working vineyard overlooks Monterey Bay, with the property enjoying spectacular 360 –degree views of the Santa Cruz Mountain Redwoods, majestic Oak Groves and the Pacific Ocean on the southern exposure. A phenomenal Swimming Pool is enclosed in an expansive, architecturally-unique, cedar pool house, with floor to ceiling windows and a large retractable skylight; the five French door open onto the patios and Ceremony Garden. The natural environment, embraced by Mountain and Ocean vistas, is filled with a warm Provincial Spirit. The seclusion and relaxed elegance of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate are the perfect beginning for your life together. “Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Hunter Hill Winery is located two miles up Glen Haven Road from downtown Soquel, and is open for tastings 11AM – 4PM on Saturdays and Sundays. We welcome groups by appointment. Many of our guests take a walk in the vineyards up to the gazebo to have a picnic and take in the view of Nicene Marks. Others enjoy sitting comfortably on the patio among the vines, sipping a glass of wine. Our winemaker recommends this practice of quietly taking in the vineyard highly, it is, in his estimation, the ideal way to experience the seasons in temperate California.
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 over it connects the two parcels.
Rancho Don Bosco is an exclusive estate – just minutes from downtown Santa Cruz and Scotts Valley. As you approach the 95 acre property through the gated rock entrance you have expansive views of the Chardonnay – Pinot Noir vineyards and pond. Meander up the driveway and you begin to notice the beautifully manicured grounds and spaciousness the property offers – perfect for your special day. Stroll around the gardens, past the bocce ball and horseshoe courts and you arrive at the center piece of the property, a custom “Barn” perfect for your reception. The “Barn” is complete with an expansive banquet room, audio equipment, dance floor, commercial kitchen, professional bar and large stone fireplace. The doors open to the gardens, waterfall, pond and numerous sitting areas which your guests can freely flow to.
A canary aviary, windmill, wine cellar and outdoor fire pit are other features at Rancho Don Bosco. Rancho Don Bosco also offers two locations on-site for your wedding ceremony. Come and explore Rancho Don Bosco for yourself and imagine the endless possibilities for your special day. To arrange a site tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.