Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Mountain House Estate is located seven miles west of Cloverdale on Hwy 128, heading towards the coast. We advise that you use “Mountain House Estate, Cloverdale” for your GPS search rather than a street address. Some mapping programs are incorrect and we want you and your guests to arrive here without difficulty.
What’s included in the Site fee?
The site fee allows for exclusive use of the site during the hours of your event.
Are tables and chairs included in the Site fee?
Chairs, tables, bar stools, barrels, umbrellas, lighting, sound systems, multiple indoor bathrooms, lounge furniture, and more. Please see our Site Information, for a more detailed list.
What is the maximum capacity?
Outdoors: 250 seated at tables. Indoors: 124 seated at tables, 150 seated in chairs without tables in the Great Room. Our maximum indoor occupancy is 249 persons
Is lighting included?
The patio is strung with bistro lighting and has additional soft lighting. The barn has a custom designed light fixture. Inside, the bar has several custom lighting fixtures as well as ceiling lighting. The great room has a beautiful hand-crafted fixture inside the front doors and three large globe fixtures, all of which are adjustable for dimming. Additional lighting, including up lighting, can be rented from outside vendors.
What kinds of packages do you have?
We offer Single-Day Rental, two Mini-Weekend Packages, a Full-Weekend Package, and Elopements. Elopements are customized according to your specific needs.
Do you have packages that include everything?
At this time we do not offer any all-inclusive packages, however we work closely with several Planner/coordinators, who would be happy to customize a package for you.
How many hours are included in the basic Single-Day Site fee?
With our Single Day Rental, you may arrive to begin your preparations in The Oasis at 10:00 am. The Game Room, an additional prep room, opens at noon. Guests arrive at 4:00 and your celebration continues until 10:00 pm. Additional hours are available if you’d like to continue the party, until as late as 2:00 am.
Are Site fees negotiable?
Site fees are non-negotiable. Please inquire with our site manager for current promotions.
What days of the week can we have our wedding?
Mountain House Estate is available for weddings and events 365 days of the year!
Do we have exclusive use of the venue or will there be other weddings the same day?
We reserve the Estate for only one wedding on any given day. Exclusive use of the property is from noon to the end of your event. There may be rehearsals by other couples before noon, or a possible showing to an interested couple. You and your wedding party will not be disturbed in The Oasis.
Why does Saturday cost more than other days?
Saturdays are more expensive than other days because they are in higher demand. Fridays and Sundays, and even weekday options, provide a way to save money and keep within your budget.
Is there a military discount?
Yes! We will provide active military members with a $500 discount.
Do you offer “off-season” rates?
Yes. We offer reduced rates between the months of November and March.
Why don’t you have a calendar of your open event dates?
Event dates are constantly changing throughout the year. We do not post a calendar to ensure that we do not get double booked. Our venue manager can provide you with information regarding which dates are currently available.
Is there a place for children?
We’ve thought of the children and want everyone at your event to have a good time. The Game Room is a great place for young children with babysitters. It is equipped with a TV and DVD player, as well as some videos appropriate for children. In addition, The Studio is located in a building that is separate, but close to where your celebration will be happening.