Weddings

Create the beginning of your marriage in a world of your own. Byington offers a stunning 95-acre, winery-experience getaway situated on our grand estate with beautiful lawns and expansive views of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, and Pinot Noir vineyards. Our stunning grounds, unique facilities, catering partner, and award-winning wines combine to make your wedding an unforgettable day.

THE GEM OF THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS

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WEDDING HILL

Vows are exchanged beneath a white gazebo, surrounded by our Pinot Noir vineyard and the beauty of the expansive Santa Cruz Mountain’s redwood forests. Nature provides a stunning canvas of flowers, evergreens, and oak trees. Following the Wedding Ceremony, guests are directed to the The VIP Room and Adjoining Veranda.

THE VIP ROOM & VERANDA

Accented with hardwood floors, French doors, picture windows, high-beamed ceilings, and a stone fireplace, this majestic room creates a romantic ambiance. The VIP Room opens onto a large veranda overlooking our vineyards and Monterey Bay. Here, friends and family toast the newly married couple.

FOYER

With high-beamed ceilings, hardwood floors, and picture windows looking into the winery, this room provides a pass through to our Barrel Room, the location of the Wedding Reception. The Foyer also provides an exquisite backdrop for the cake cutting ceremony.

THE BARREL ROOM

This room provides the unparalleled experience of enjoying your meal paired with Byington wine amid the very barrels where our wines are crafted. A hardwood dance floor completes your ideal reception.

THE CAVE PATIO

With a stunning amphitheater-style view of the vineyard, our Cave Patio provides a seated reception for up to 150 guests. Enjoy al fresco dining amid the vineyard and towering redwood trees. Handcrafted woodworking adorns the outside Cave doors.

REHEARSAL DINNER

Set the stage for your Wedding Day with a Rehearsal Dinner at Byington. Our VIP Wine Experience Dinner commences with a Wine Tour & Tasting of our fully operational vineyard and winery. See the vineyard, crush pad, winery cellar, and bottling line. Culminate in our authentic Wine Cave for the last of 5 1-ounce pours and passed hors d’oeuvres here. Then migrate up to our VIP Room with Adjoining Veranda.

THE DAY AFTER

Looking for a kick back experience following your Big Day? Reserve our picnic tables on the front lawn or under one of the verandas, or rent out our Private Veranda. You’re welcome to bring your own food, work with one of our recommended caterers, or even rent one of our BBQ grills. Reserve an hour of Bocce ball or go take a hike on our private trail. This is available from 11 am to 5 pm. Learn more about our Weekend experiences at our Visit Byington page.

WHAT IS YOUR MAXIMUM CAPACITY?

100-120 guests for an inside reception. 150 guests for an outdoor reception.

HOW LONG DO WE HAVE ACCESS TO THE VENUE?

Pricing is based on an 8 hour rental. This is when your vendors arrive at 3 pm until they vacate premises no later than 11 pm. The earliest you can start your event is 5 pm. Your event will be contracted to end at 10 pm and cleanup completed by 11 pm.

WHAT IS THE RENTAL FEE?

The rental fee is $11,500 plus tax and includes 1) Wedding Hill for the ceremony, the VIP Room and Adjoining Veranda for the toast, the Barrel Room for the Wedding Reception; 2) set up and event day coordination, 3) chairs at Wedding Hill, 4) tables and banquet chairs and dance floor in Barrel Room. This is for up to 100 guests. For up to 150 guests, the wedding fee is an additional $1500, which includes the Cave Patio. A Friday Wedding receives a $1000 discounted rate.

DO YOU REQUIRE USE OF YOUR CATERER?

We have an exclusive list of caterers, providing a wide range of options. Other licensed and insured caterers may be considered for a $1500 fee.

ARE WEDDINGS OFFERED DURING THE WINTER?

Wedding Hill is an outdoor venue. Our Barrel Room for receptions is naturally cooled in Spring, Summer, and Fall. It is not suitable for events during cold weather months.

CAN I SCHEDULE A TOUR?

Couples are encouraged to visit during Tasting Room hours, Friday-Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm. Following this initial visit, should Byington appear to be a match, we will schedule a guided tour of the facilities during the week.

HOW DO I BOOK A WEDDING?

A signed contract and a non-refundable payment of 50% of the rental fee reserve your date.

CAN I SEE SOME PHOTOS OF BYINGTON WEDDINGS?

Agnieszka and Peter

Veronica and Jerrod

Shannon and Joe

Thanks to your entire staff, our wedding was absolutely spectacular and exceeded all possible expectations! We are still thinking about it, talking about it, savoring it every day! Everything was absolutely perfect in every way. We are so happy and so grateful for having the opportunity to work with you and have our wedding at Byington!

Thank you for all that the Byington staff did to make our wedding so wonderful! All the vendors worked very well together, which made for a very relaxing and fun evening for our guests! I felt that everything just came together seamlessly. We love looking back at the photos and reliving every moment!

I appreciate the warm welcome that all your team at Byington have given us during our visits and that makes a huge difference when a bride is looking for a wedding venue. It was a very nice welcome.

CONTACT US

Byington Vineyard & Winery
21850 Bear Creek Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
Santa Cruz County
Phone: (408) 354-1111
Fax: (408) 354-2782