Testimonials

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I absolutely love this venue
John and Lane take the time to make sure the venue is the best it can be for any potential client
They offer a great amount of locations to choose from when it comes to the ceremony and dining
Oak tree terrace is one of my favorite locations because of the beautiful Oak Tree that is in the backdrop.
At the Estate the amazing pond in the front is such an amazing site for photos and gives the feeling of peace and serenity
The back patio has plenty of seating and plenty of room for the dance floor
The Oasis Room upstairs is breathe taking and is so spacious for the wedding party to get ready
There is also another location to get ready on the property with a balcony for the other half of the wedding party
They allow you to have up to a 7 hour event on the property which is better then most venues in the area with their package as well as the option to stay later.
The bar is breathe taking with an amazing resin finish on the bar tops. Such a beautiful vibrant wood, oak but I might be mistaken.
For lighting they have Edison lights wrapped around a beautiful wooden beam
John and Lane take pride in the venue and go above and beyond to make sure that every detail is taken care of and nothing is overlooked.
If you are looking for an amazing location to get married
Look no further then Mountain House Estate
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Lucine A

After searching numerous venues around Sonoma County we finally found Mountain House Estate for my daughter’s wedding. Let’s face it there are many beautiful wedding locations in Sonoma County. Mountain House Estate offers several ceremony sites on the property. It is hard to choose one because they are all beautiful. Mountain House Estate is not only a beautiful location but the owners John and Lane truly care about the people who are using their facility and want to make your special occasion perfect for you. They went above and beyond for us and made such an impact on my daughter that she insisted that they attend the wedding. Thank you so much Lane & John for making our daughter’s wedding her dream come true!
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Kathe D

From a videographer’s perspective: The place is well organized, spotlessly clean, and the management is superb. John and Lane are awesome to work with. They are flexible, thoughtful, and obviously passionate about what they do! I would definitely recommend this venue to couples in the area. It is a beautiful backdrop for filming a love story. From the bridal sweet to the dance floor…every scene is lovely. It’s a versatile place, looking grand in the day time and night, and the style is a rustic modern, easily accommodating almost any wedding theme. The view is stunning all the way around the venue.
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Katlyn B

When we started our journey to find the perfect reception venue for our 1 year anniversary, this was the first place we visited & I fell in love immediately. I didn’t want to jump the gun though, so I reluctantly visited a few other venues, but compared them all to Mountain House Estate. This venue is absolutely picture perfect – it’s breathtaking. You have the option to have your event indoors, outdoors or both, as we did. The wedding suite is jaw dropping. There are 2 bedrooms in the main house that you can rent, as well as a newly renovated grooms room in a separate house that sleeps quite a few! The owners, Lane & John, are amazing to work with. They make you feel like family & help in any way they can. They are very flexible & thoughtful. They have a long list of local vendors which comes in handy if you’re not from the area. We highly recommend Mountain House Estate to anyone looking for a venue for a wedding, reception, anniversary party, etc. Thank you John & Lane for the most memorable evening!
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Nikki P

I cannot possibly put into words how absolutely amazing Lane and John are. Truly. Their property is so magical and made for the most beautiful backdrop on our wedding day. Lane is one of the most professional and communicative business owners I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. She will get back to you (almost) immediately and leaves no question unanswered. She is clear, concise and let’s you know exactly what to expect on your event date. Not to mention, she lives in the area and will give you amazing recommendations for nearby businesses, if desired.

And then there’s John, one of the sweetest most wonderful people I’ve ever met. His creativity and vision for the property, alongside Lane’s simple but classic touches, make for all of your wedding/event dreams. I can’t tell you how many of our wedding guests (we got married at MHE) mentioned the grounds and how stunning they were/are.

I wish we could get married multiple times so we could come back to MHE time and time again. Maybe we’ll renew our vows there in years to come…

Regardless, if you are looking for the most perfectly put together space you’ve ever stepped foot on for ANY event, let along something as important as your wedding, Mountain House Estate is your one stop shop. Truly.

We miss Lane and John already, but will never forget our perfect day there. Thank you again for EVERYTHING. And Lane, I can’t wait to make those lemon bars ;]
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Dana C

I got married at Mountain House on 9/9/17 and my overall experience was exceptional! John and Lane are both very kind and sincere individuals, and the property is beyond stunning — with multiple options for personalization.

We opted to have our ceremony at the Oak Tree Terrace (I highly recommend) and our reception on the patio. I was delighted with how nice the property was kept, and how many things were included in our venue fee (i.e. tables, bistro lighting, bridal and groom suite, etc.). John and Lane answered every single ridiculous question I had, and allowed me to come back to the venue several times prior to the wedding. It is a beautiful property and I am so happy we chose to get married there.

The only issue I had with the experience was that since it is a newer venue, many things were not explained to us until AFTER we placed our deposit (finding out we couldn’t use the croquet set we purchased, couldn’t throw bio-degradable confetti that was purchased, couldn’t have individual chocolates for s’mores, etc.) it wasn’t a deal breaker but it was upsetting when you have a vision in mind and would have been nice to know before signing a contract and paying a deposit.

Overall it was wonderful and I would choose to have my wedding here again in a heartbeat.

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Allison W

Where do I even begin with the amazingness (is that a word?!) of Mountain House Estate? From the moment we first saw it, we knew it was the location for us. Lane and John have gone above and beyond to make this space beautiful, functional, and unique. Dozens of our guests asked us how we found the space, and praised our good luck! The various locations around the property give guests multiple sensory experiences – from the ceremony at the oak tree, to cocktail hour on the lawn, and the reception on the patio. We were able to have literally every type of location we wanted in one place. Because Mountain House Estate is purpose-built, you have everything you need as a bride or groom. The bridal suite and groom’s room (basically a studio apartment!) are perfect for getting ready. We had 9 bridesmaids and 9 groomsmen, and everyone was comfortable all day together. There are two dedicated spaces for catering (they are never in your way), and the bar is HUGE. We never saw a big line at the bar because there wasn’t enough space to get a drink or just belly up at the bar. Finally, John and Lane could not be kinder, more attentive, or flexible. I will seriously miss Lane’s emails! TL;DR: Book this space ASAP. You won’t be disappointed.
Via The Knot

Georgia P

My husband and I got married June 3rd of this year. The Mountain House Estate is a beautiful location! It has a rustic, romantic feel to it that worked perfect for the theme of our wedding. There are several different backdrops that you can choose from for your ceremony. You can choose to have the mountains, Fir trees, the pond, the barn, or their new oak tree theatre seating in your background. We decided to have the fir trees behind us next to the pond, so there was more of a rustic look in our photographs. Our guest list was about 155 people and there was plenty of room for all of our guests to mingle and enjoy themselves. The owners, Lane and John, were both very informative, helpful, accommodating, and friendly. They were also incredibly knowledgeable of their property. We were amazed at all the remodeling and work that they had put into their estate. They gave us very good advice and gave us ideas on how to get the best use of their property and the accommodations in town. The day of the wedding, Lane and John were around, but weren’t intrusive and it was nice having them check in to make sure everything was going well. We are so glad we decided to get married at the Mountain House Estate.
Via Wedding Wire

Cassie

Truly “Wow, the best ever!”. I am the mother of the bride and while my daughter and her fiance chose the venue, I could not have been happier or more pleased. Mountain House Estate offered the most beautiful and unique areas all wrapped into one location, a tranquility that was perfect, an incredible venue (where my husband and I stayed for two nights and I actually felt like I was on vacation), and the owners, John and Lane, who went out of their way to help us with anything and everything we needed. Lane went above and beyond when it was time to set up the 120+ ceramic guest name/table markers and jumped right in to help hang them – I don’t think anyone else would have taken the time and care, and with a smile the entire time. The actual wedding spot was gorgeous – under an enormous oak tree that offered its own beauty – and even though we had beautiful flowers, the area was incredible on its own. The house where the reception was held was spacious yet completely personable and the bar area so nice I wanted to have John design one for me! I cannot say enough about Mountain House Estate and absolutely promise anyone who ventures to Cloverdale, you will not be disappointed and will fall in love as we did. Thank you John and Lane!
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Martha Anne K

The moment my husband and I walked through the front gate to the great lawn and pond area we knew this was the venue for us. It was tranquil, beautiful, and a bit nostalgic for me. The grounds are kept up lovely the entire year, I went up to this venue so many times before our wedding. John was the nicest, most laid back venue owner I had come in contact with, he was more than accommodating and always looking out for our best interests. Giving us the weather conditions the week of our wedding to vendor suggestions, just everything John and Lane did was amazing! I highly recommend this venue for any and every couple. Thank you so much for providing my husband and I with our dream wedding venue!
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Danielle

Mountain House Estate is a beautiful venue with so many amenities included and multiple spaces and vignettes to choose from. The venue is a perfect balance between rustic and contemporary, with a beautiful bridal suite and well appointed grooms quarters. From a planners point of view, I especially appreciate that the venue has thought about what to include to accommodate couples and vendors alike. John and Lane have such an incredible passion for ensuring you have the perfect venue for your day and that is just one more, of many, reasons I would absolutely recommend Mountain House Estate!
Via The Knot

Samantha P

My now-husband and I instantly fell in love with Mountain House Estate at first site. It had that rustic-chic understated beauty that we were looking for and amazingly fit our budget! We loved the mix of indoor and outdoor spaces with various sites that would be ideal for a ceremony and reception. The sleek all-wood bar and bridal suite especially blew our minds. The entire place is so lovely you really don’t need any decorations. But what made the whole experience so easy and pleasant was working with the wonderful and kind people that run this venue. John and Lane were prompt, clear, flexible, and responded swiftly to everything, including the myriad of questions that kept popping up for us. We also liked having choice in selecting our own vendors, though it was helpful to get a preferred vendor list and recommendations to get us started. Every time we visited the site, there were new improvements and embellishments. I have no doubt this place is only going to look better and better. The only nuisance at this venue is that you have to cart out all garbage or arrange to have this handled by staff you hire. Luckily, we rented a huge van and had our trusted wedding party and friends to help us out at the end of the night. I can honestly say our wedding day went better than we could have imagined! We are so thrilled to have found this venue. For any couple that decides to go with Mountain House Estate, they are in great hands!
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Natalie

Lane and John were fantastic hosts for our August 2017 wedding. Their venue was the first we toured and we instantly fell in love. We liked the charm, flexibility, and sheer beauty of the venue. We had our pick of ceremony and reception locations with the ability to move said plans due to rain or extreme heat (luckily neither were necessary, we had perfect weather!). They were quick to respond and very accommodating while we made our arrangements. Our families and guest were similarly taken with the venue and location! We had a blast dancing the night away on the patio under the lights after dinner! Thank you Mountain House Estate!
Via The Knot

Brooke H

I am planning my wedding with Mountain House Estate with my wedding date in October. The owners, John and Lane, have been the most outstanding, responsive and caring individuals I have met throughout this wedding planning process. All of the hard work and passion they have put into the property is definitely something that does not go unnoticed. Their flexibility is astonishing and something we will never forget!!!! I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone and everyone. Beautiful property, well maintained, the best ownership, affordable, all around the best place I could ever have imagined for our big day. What more can you ask for??
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Martha Anne

I am so lucky to have found such a beautiful venue for my wedding day. I booked Mountain House Estate for my wedding in May 2018. So far they have been very accommodating and willing to help out in any way possible. If you have not visited Mountain House Estate you should put it on your list. This Venue is absolutely stunning, I was in awe when I visited. Also Brides if your looking for a bridal suite to get ready, this one will make your jaw drop. This venue is like a blank canvas and you will be able to create your own special day just the way you want it. My fiancé and I cannot wait to have our special day there! Thank you Mountain House Estate!
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Christine

Mountain House Estate is such a gorgeous venue, and John and Lane are simply wonderful to work with. It’s always an honor and delight to cater a wedding at Mountain House. The breathtaking natural vistas, abundant gardens, and lovely buildings, both old and new, offer so many options that each wedding is truly unique. We’ve cooked in several places on the property, and they’ve all provided a beautiful setting for our paella. Can’t say enough about this very special venue.
Via The Knot

Seré H

Mountain House Estate is the first and only venue my now husband and I needed to look at it. It was love at first site! 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 out dream wedding come true! Thank you John and Lane for making this possible!!!!
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Sarah S.

Thank you for your kind warm welcoming ways. You have a beautiful property. We so appreciate you sharing it with us. We’d love to come back someday and bring our family. We left a thank you.

Ray M

I know I thanked you yesterday, but I wanted to thank you again for a great time yesterday. I had so much fun that I really needed. What a great bunch of people you put together.

Marilyn

I want to let you know how much I enjoyed the Hiatt Family discussion yesterday and also to thank you for putting together the extensive handout; my husband, who was unable to attend yesterday, has been reading and then re-reading the handout; probably he has it memorized by now…many thanks!

Linda B

Mountain House Estate served as the perfect location for our wedding. We wanted something charming, well-maintained and near a body of water and the site itself had everything we were looking for. We really loved the various wedding sites it had to offer and the fact that you could choose to have the reception both indoors or outdoors. The pond was a gorgeous backdrop for photos, and it has the backyard garden feel as well as some of the rustic- barn look that has become really popular. The bridal suite was also the perfect place to get ready with the girls. You don’t need much in terms of outdoor decor, lighting is already taken care of and tables/chairs are included as well which can offset some of the cost. Overall we were very happy with the site!

Nicoleta L

We attended a large dinner event at this lovely estate last month, and were very pleasantly surprised by the casual elegance and well appointed rooms and spaces now available. A perfect place for not just a wedding, but a corporate event, a retreat, or a multi-day conference. Location is convenient on beautiful highway, just a few miles off 101, yet feels remote and relaxing.

Lisa B

If you want a beautiful venue, including exquisite suites, for a wedding, anniversary or other important celebration,this is an excellent choice. We had a warm, elegant party for 60 of our tight-knit community members last night that was absolutely perfect. From the frogs serenading us from the pond in front, to the bright moon lighting up the dark, secluded skies, to the generous hospitality of our hosts, it was an evening to remember.

Margot` R

On 3/19/16 We held our membership meeting for YHGVA at Mountain House Estate. About 80 members and guests attended. The setting was perfect and the preparations outstanding. The owners John and Lane Alden were very attentive and ensured that the evening was totally pleasurable. It is clearly an ideal setting, with all the supporting amenities, to provide a perfect venue for business or social events.

George L

My husband and I recently attended an event here. We were impressed by the Estate’s ability to accommodate a large group but still retain the warm and intimate feeling of a gracious home. All, including the exquisite gardens, are well maintained and immaculate. The owners have created a truly unique and beautiful venue for social or business gatherings and make every effort to assure that their guests enjoy their visit.

Adriana R

My wife is an event coordinator. She recently coordinated an event here. She was pleased with the space she had to work with and the staff was outstanding. She said, she work with them again in a heartbeat. This venue is perfect for all types of events. The space is clean and well thought out, indoor bathrooms, beautiful bar area, b&b rooms, lovely outdoor settings…

Stan D