Searching for breathtaking Calistoga wedding venues? Have you considered Mountain House Estate? Our venue is just a scenic 45-minute drive from Calistoga, in nearby Cloverdale, Mountain House Estate offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. In this blog, we’ll showcase our venue spaces and amenities, and answer some FAQs.

Address: 38000 CA-128 Cloverdale, CA 95425

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A Picturesque Backdrop For Your Special Day

We’ve created this helpful map so you can make the most of your wedding day (or weekend!) at our California Wine Country venue. Explore local attractions, do some sightseeing, and try out a new winery or restaurant. Immerse yourself in the romance of Northern California!

Nestled on 40 acres of scenic landscape featuring gardens, majestic Redwoods, sprawling oak trees, and picturesque rolling hills, our private estate offers a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. We believe in giving you the freedom to bring your unique vision to life, which is why we offer a BYOB policy and allow you to handpick all your vendors, including food trucks. Mountain House Estate is celebrated for its unparalleled photo opportunities, flexibility, and transparency, ensuring your wedding event is truly one-of-a-kind.

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Elegant Spaces For Ceremonies and Receptions

At Mountain House Estate, we boast elegant spaces that are equally suitable for intimate ceremonies or lavish receptions.

  • The Oak Tree Terrace Ceremony Area: Immerse yourself in the enchantment of our Oak Tree Terrace Ceremony Area, nestled within a natural amphitheater adorned with 100-year-old oak trees. This top-tier ceremony site offers a picturesque setting for exchanging vows amidst the serene beauty of nature.
  • The Oasis (Bridal Suite): Indulge in luxury and sophistication in our Oasis Bridal Suite, featuring a full-length tri-mirror and a sparkling crystal chandelier. Designed to provide the utmost comfort and elegance, this sanctuary ensures the bride and her bridal party are pampered and prepared for the day ahead.
  • The Hangout (Groom’s Room): Relax and unwind in our Hangout Groom’s Room, a comfortable retreat designed specifically for the groom and his party. This laid-back space offers a haven for pre-wedding preparations and camaraderie.
  • The Lawn & Pond: Discover the tranquil beauty of our Lawn & Pond area, complete with a charming fountain nestled within the serene pond. This picturesque setting offers a romantic backdrop for outdoor ceremonies or cocktail hours, enveloping guests in a sense of tranquility and serenity.
  • The Gardens: Step into our meticulously curated Gardens, where lush greenery and vibrant blooms create a stunning backdrop for your wedding festivities. Whether for intimate ceremonies or strolls, the Gardens provide a serene and picturesque setting for creating cherished memories.
  • The Patio: Dance the night away on our spacious Patio, illuminated by enchanting string lighting. With ample space for entertainment and revelry, including a designated DJ or band area, the Patio sets the stage for unforgettable receptions under the stars.
  • The Barn: Capture timeless moments amidst the rustic charm of our Barn, perfect for aesthetic photo opportunities. While providing a picturesque backdrop, please note that the Barn is solely for visual enhancement and does not offer indoor access.
  • The Grand Ballroom: Experience luxury and sophistication in our Grand Ballroom, a premier wedding reception area boasting a live-edge wood bar, mesmerizing Edison bulb lights, and sparkling crystal chandelier orbs. With its elegant ambiance and spacious layout, the Grand Ballroom sets the stage for an unforgettable celebration filled with joy and elegance.

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Tailored Experiences

We understand that your wedding event is a reflection of your taste and style. This is why we offer tailored experiences to ensure your day is perfect. From selecting the ideal setting for each part of your event to crafting a custom menu that delights the palate, we’re here to design a celebration that’s as unique as you are. Share with us your dreams, and watch as we turn them into reality.

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Romantic Settings With Breathtaking Views

Embrace the romance our venue space naturally provides with settings that offer breathtaking panoramic views. Our various locations, including a picturesque garden, palm-shaded terrace, and majestic mountains, serve as the ultimate canvas for your day.

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Inclusions For an Unforgettable Event

  • Private Property: Experience the exclusive use of our expansive 40-acre property on your wedding day, providing the perfect canvas for your dream celebration.
  • Lodging: Adjacent to our venue, we offer lodging options capable of accommodating up to 34 guests across five separate homes, ensuring comfort and convenience for your wedding party and guests.
  • Engagement Photoshoot: As part of booking your wedding with us, schedule a 2-3 hour engagement or bridal photoshoot at our stunning property, capturing timeless moments amidst breathtaking scenery.

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  • Ceremony and Reception Sites: Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor options for your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, including the Oak Tree Terrace, the Pond, and our Indoor Barn. Our climate-controlled indoor spaces feature ADA gender-neutral bathrooms suitable for up to 250 guests, ensuring comfort and accessibility for all attendees.
  • Planning App: Access our state-of-the-art event planning platform, Allseated, free of charge. Collaborate with your wedding planner to create floor plans, and seating charts, and manage guest lists seamlessly.
  • Wedding Vendors: Enjoy the flexibility of selecting your preferred vendors from our curated list or bringing in your own. We prioritize transparency and do not accept kickbacks or commissions from vendors, ensuring honest feedback and insight.

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  • Getting Ready Suites: Prepare for your special day in one of our three separate Ready Rooms, including the Juliet Prep Room included in all packages and optional additions like the Oasis and Hangout. These spaces provide ample room for relaxation, hair and makeup, and capturing beautiful pre-wedding moments.
  • No Additional Fees: Rest assured, there are no hidden fees, corkage charges, or unexpected costs after signing the contract, allowing you to plan your wedding with peace of mind.
  • Extended Hours: Extend your celebration with additional early prep or late hours, ensuring you can party into the night and create lasting memories with loved ones.
  • Lighting Features: Experience the ambiance of our custom-built, dimmable indoor lights and Edison bulbs, as well as outdoor market lights illuminating the patio and lawn. Additional uplighting highlights our trees, vineyard, and Barn, enhancing the beauty of your surroundings.
  • Entertainment and Amenities: Enjoy built-in entertainment features such as fire pits, a surround sound speaker system, and a freestanding selfie photo booth. High-speed WiFi is available for live streaming and social media sharing, along with lawn games for added fun.
  • Food & Alcohol: BYOB is permitted, allowing you to bring beer, wine, and mixed drinks of your choice. We also offer recommended caterers and allow food trucks, with a dedicated concrete pad for parking. A caterers prep kitchen is available for added convenience and savings.

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  • Photo Opportunities: Explore our diverse property featuring dozens of photo ops, providing a wide range of backdrops for your wedding photos. Our unique photo opportunities are a top reason couples choose us, offering incomparable scenery and settings.
  • Tables and Chairs: Choose from a selection of stylish tables and chairs accommodating up to 250 guests, ensuring comfort and elegance for your reception.
  • Furniture and Decor Items: Enhance your wedding decor with our selection of furniture and large decor items, including arches, umbrellas, bar stools, wine barrels, and lounge furniture.
  • Rehearsal Time: Enjoy a 90-minute rehearsal by appointment, ensuring your ceremony runs smoothly and everyone is prepared for the big day.
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Mountain house Estate Kaitlyn and Kyle(43)

  • Smoking/Vaping Area: Relax in our stylish Smokin’ Olive Lounge, designated for smoking and vaping. Additionally, a Cigar Bar is available for guests to enjoy.
  • Parking Attendant and Security: Complimentary parking is provided in our lit, gated lot, with a parking attendant to assist guests. Security personnel ensure the safety and security of your guests throughout the event.
  • Safety Details: Rest assured, we are legally permitted and carry commercial insurance for your safety. Our staff is CPR & AED certified, and a backup generator is available in case of power outages, ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted celebration.

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Exclusive Services & Customizations

Dedicated Team to Ensure Every Detail Is Perfect

We take great pride in our dedicated team, who are committed to ensuring that every detail of your wedding is executed perfectly. From the first consultation to your grand farewell, our event manager will be by your side. Their expertise and attention to detail guarantee a seamless and stress-free experience. We’ll coordinate with your wedding planner from the get-go, ensuring your vision becomes a splendid reality.

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Visualize Your Wedding Through Our Photo Collection

Step into the world of Mountain House Estate weddings with our curated photo collection. From the sun-kissed vineyards to the twinkling lights of an evening festivity, each image captures the essence of a celebration here. We invite you to lose yourself in these snapshots of joy, laughter, and love, helping you to visualize the magic that awaits you.

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Reviewed by Elissa G.

Our experience with Lane and John at Mountain House Estate was truly outstanding. Lane’s efficient and prompt communication greatly simplified the coordination of our special day. Her dedication shone through, especially on our wedding day, as she went above and beyond to ensure my family and I had everything we needed. The venue itself is not only beautifully maintained but also thoughtfully designed as a dedicated wedding space. Its layout supports a smooth flow for the ceremony and reception, with designated areas for all key activities. While Mountain House Estate requires most items to be brought in, they provide key essentials like tables, chairs, a stunning redwood bar, cocktail tables, fire pits, and patio furniture. This significantly reduces the rental burden for couples, something I did not fully understand until I got my final bill from the rental company after our wedding. The venue’s preferred vendor list was a very valuable resource for us, offering a selection of quality vendors familiar with the property. If you book at MHE, we’d highly recommend working from the preferred vendors list as much as possible as the familiarity with the property significantly reduces the likelihood of vendor-related issues on the day of your wedding. We highly recommend Mountain House Estate for its excellent service, beautiful setting, and thoughtful design, all of which contributed to a memorable and seamless wedding experience.

Reviewed by Kate P.

Lane and John, who own the venue, have put so much love and attention into making MHE a dream wedding venue. They are very easy to work with, professional, friendly, and extremely responsive. Oak Tree Terrace was what sold us on MHE; my only wedding must-have was getting married under a beautiful tree, and I couldn’t have asked for a more picturesque spot for our ceremony. There are so many different areas to this venue, and you can utilize them in any number of ways. It felt like multiple locations all in one, which we loved both for the experience it provided our guests, and the opportunity to have several different “backdrops” for our photos. This venue is also a BYOEverthing, so you can make the choices on food, decor, drinks, etc. that are right for your style and budget. The owners provided a list of preferred vendors which was very helpful to select the team to bring our wedding to life. If you’re wondering what the weather is like there in late September, we ended up having a perfect day: 73 and sunny, with cooler temps at night (I was really worried it would be too hot, but it was ideal). If you are considering having your big day at MHE, I definitely recommend it. Happy wedding planning!

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FAQs About Calistoga Wedding Venues

What makes Mountain House Estate stand out among Calistoga wedding venues?

Mountain House Estate stands out with its unparalleled blend of scenic beauty, flexibility, and privacy. We offer a picturesque backdrop of gardens and rolling hills unique to wine country, with unmatched photo opportunities, and a philosophy that your wedding should be entirely personalized to you. With BYOB flexibility and no vendor restrictions, your celebration can truly reflect your taste and style.

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Can we customize our wedding package at Mountain House Estate?

Absolutely, at Mountain House Estate, customization is key. We empower you to tailor your wedding package to match your vision. From the choice of vendors to the layout of your event, we ensure that every aspect aligns with your preferences, giving you the freedom to orchestrate a day that speaks volumes about who you are as a couple.

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What factors should I consider while planning a vineyard wedding?

Planning a charming winery wedding venue can be a unique and memorable experience. Here are some factors to consider while planning your vineyard wedding:

  1. Venue Selection: Choose a vineyard that aligns with your vision for the wedding. Consider factors such as the vineyard’s location, size, scenery, amenities, and availability for your desired wedding date.
  2. Season and Weather: Consider the season and weather conditions when planning your vineyard wedding. Spring and fall are popular seasons for vineyard weddings, offering mild temperatures and picturesque landscapes. Be prepared for potential weather changes, such as rain or heat, and have backup plans in place.
  3. Permits and Regulations: Check with the vineyard regarding any permits, regulations, or restrictions related to hosting weddings on their property. This may include noise ordinances, guest capacity limits, and alcohol regulations.
  4. Ceremony and Reception Spaces: Determine whether the vineyard offers suitable spaces for both the ceremony and reception. Consider factors such as indoor and outdoor options, seating arrangements, and accessibility for guests.
  5. Catering and Beverages: Inquire about catering options and beverage services provided by the vineyard. Some vineyards may offer in-house catering services featuring local cuisine and wine pairings. Alternatively, you may have the option to bring in outside caterers and beverages.
  6. Wine Selection and Tastings: Explore the vineyard’s wine selection and consider incorporating wine tastings or vineyard tours into your wedding festivities. This allows guests to experience the vineyard’s unique wines and adds to the overall ambiance of the event.
  7. Decor and Theme: Enhance the natural beauty of the vineyard with decor and a theme that complements the surroundings. Consider rustic or romantic decor elements that accentuate the vineyard’s charm while reflecting your style.
  8. Transportation and Accommodation: Arrange transportation for guests, especially if the vineyard is located in a remote area or if alcohol will be served. Additionally, consider nearby accommodation options for guests who may need overnight stays.
  9. Vendor Coordination: Coordinate with vendors such as florists, photographers, musicians, and rental companies to ensure a seamless wedding day. Communicate with the vineyard and vendors to coordinate setup, deliveries, and logistics.
  10. Guest Experience: Consider the comfort and enjoyment of your guests throughout the wedding day. Provide amenities such as shade, seating, and refreshments, and plan activities or entertainment to keep guests engaged and entertained.
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What is the distance between Cloverdale and Sonoma?

The distance between Cloverdale and Sonoma, both located in California, is approximately 54 miles.

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Mountain House Estate Stella+Darren (14)

How far is Napa from Cloverdale?

The distance between Napa, CA, and Cloverdale, CA, is approximately 55 miles when traveling by road. This typically takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes to drive, depending on traffic conditions and the specific route taken.

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Mountain House Estate Stella+Darren (79)

What are some nearby places and attractions?

  • Santa Rosa CA
  • Napa Valley Wine Country
  • Mayacamas Mountains
  • Healdsburg
  • Glen Ellen
  • Sonoma County Wine Country
  • Yountville
  • Alexander Valley
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Mountain House Estate Stella+Darren (117)

Are there any other wedding venues nearby?

Yes, venues like

  • Mayacamas Vineyards & Winery
  • Vine Hill House
  • Triple S Ranch Napa
  • Bennett Valley Golf Course
  • Long Meadow Ranch
  • Hand Fahden Vineyards
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What is the weather like seasonally in California?


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Embark on a personalized tour of Mountain House Estate and witness the splendor of Calistoga’s premier wedding destination first-hand. Nestled within lush landscapes and vineyard views, a guided visit allows you to explore our enchanting spaces and envision your wedding day. Contact us to reserve a time that suits you—we can’t wait to show you around our little slice of heaven.

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We’re eager to connect with you and begin the journey of crafting the event of your dreams at Mountain House Estate. Reach out to us for more info, and together, let’s discuss your visions and preferences. Whether it’s rustic chic, modern elegance, or a completely unique concept, we’re here to make your wedding as individual as you are. Contact us today by clicking the button below and filling out our website form.

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