What makes us stand out from wedding venues in Sonoma
Say “I Do” at our picturesque wedding venue in Cloverdale, CA. There are no hidden fees or unwanted surprises when you work with the husband/wife team John and Lane. With multiple wedding ceremony and reception locations, a reception hall/dining room, mountain views, estate vineyards, vineyard views, rolling hills, gardens, and other gorgeous features, our Northern California private estate and event space offers you the most in rustic elegance, comfort, and a stress-free experience. We’re a short drive from Sonoma CA, Santa Rosa CA, Napa and Napa Valley, and San Francisco.
A beautifully appointed wedding venue is just real estate without the right team.
Our Mountain House Estate owners John Alden and Lane Nittler are truly what makes our fantastic California wine country wedding venue so unique. And our clients see all of the personal attention, love, and details.
“It was love at first sight! From the absolute perfect and beautiful scenery to working with John and Lane. They made every part of this experience the best we could have ever imagined. They are responsive, friendly, always smiling, and willing to let you customize your wedding that suits your needs (which was a huge plus to us!). Mountain House Estate was the perfect venue to make our dream wedding come true!” – Sarah and Darren
Why Mountain House Estate?
John and Lane have lived in California wine country for quite a few years, found the property, and fell in love. Their primary purpose for purchasing the property was because there was a lovely house located on the property and it was the perfect space for a private event space, reception hall, and wedding venue. However, the venue portion of the property was never appropriately completed by the builder. Unlike many wineries that host rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions in a dark barrel room, there was lots of thought and hard work that went into making this the perfect Sonoma CA wedding venue.
Lots of Thought And Hard Work
Lane says John is the mastermind behind the improvements made to Mountain House Estate. From the Oak Tree Terrace to the reconfiguration of the front pond and lawn areas and the beautiful, unique lighting in various areas to bring the event space to life; all Johns’s hard work.
Everything Old Is New
John and Lane have done an incredible job of making their Sonoma CA wedding venue a comfortable creation that reflects their interests and offers a nod to years gone by. The barn and garden at Oak Tree Terrace are great examples of this. The barn makes the perfect location for cocktails after your wedding ceremony. Some even choose the barn as their ceremony site or for their rehearsal dinner!
The wood from the barn was taken from an old barn down in Walnut Creek and recreated by John. The hubcaps are a reflection of his love of cars, and it includes only brands that no longer exist, and there are several fairly rare hubcaps on the wall; Terraplane, Hudson, Lincoln Zephyr, Wippet, Nash, and Rambler.
One groom saw that John didn’t have an Edsel (Edsel was a brand of automobile that was marketed by the Ford Motor Company from the 1958 to the 1960 model years), so for his wedding, he brought John an Edsel hubcap he purchased off eBay. John got a wedding present on the groom’s wedding day! Pretty cool. Recently, another couple followed suit and brought him an American Motors hubcap.
Lane says her favorite part of her job is meeting the wedding party/couples and learning about them as she takes them on a tour of the property. “I love their love story – how they met, the proposal, and how they envision their wedding day.”
Call John and Lane at 707- 385-1410 to schedule a personal tour of Mountain House Estate and to see the love they have for the event venue they have created and for your upcoming wedding.
Sonoma Wine Country Wedding Venues – Barn Style
We are the perfect location among Sonoma County wedding venues barn locations (just look on a map!). People travel from the Bay Area, Napa Valley, Santa Rosa, SoCal and even further to have their destination wedding here. Some are simply looking for a rustic wedding venue where they can have a private wedding in a gated estate.
Others are looking at Sonoma County wedding venues with the best photo opportunities without a ridiculous price or restrictions.
How much does it cost to have a wedding in Napa Valley?
Too much. You can have more bang for your buck in Sonoma CA or elsewhere in Sonoma wine country. Sonoma wine country is more relaxed, affordable, and spread out than Napa Valley.