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Elliston Vineyards

Sunol , CA
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LOCATION

463 Kilkare Rd.
Sunol, CA 94586 US (map)

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925-862-2377

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ABOUT US

When gold rush pioneer Henry Ellis carved out an estate for himself in 1890, he picked a prime setting...a sheltered canyon tucked between two tree-covered ridges. Here he set up house... Read more
When gold rush pioneer Henry Ellis carved out an estate for himself in 1890, he picked a prime setting...a sheltered canyon tucked between two tree-covered ridges. Here he set up house in a three-story mansion constructed of thick sandstone from nearby Niles Canyon, and went about enjoying life in the country. Today his lovely homestead, now surrounded by vineyards, has become a prime setting for hosting weddings, receptions and private parties.

Garden-style ceremonies are held outdoors alongside the historic mansion, in a garden brimming with native flora and including an expansive lawn and arbor. Stage your photos here and you'll have some striking options for a backdrop - the century-old stone house, vibrant displays of azaleas and camellias and sprawling vineyards. But if you'd like to search for more photographic possibilities, go right ahead - there are plenty of photo opportunities at Elliston.
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A short walkway takes you from the garden to the newly remodeled Terrace Room, a secluded 2,000 square-foot banquet room set into the hillside. Its vaulted ceiling and glass walls add to the feeling of spaciousness, while the surrounding deck gives guests a chance to dine al fresco at umbrella-shaded tables. A Victorian gazebo next to the deck is large enough for a bridal table or a quartet of musicians to serenade partygoers. The entire site is sheltered by oak, eucalyptus and olive trees, creating an ideal venue for you and your guests to celebrate.

Whether you're a bride planning your wedding or a wine aficionado, Elliston Vineyards is a destination worth seeking. Centrally located, with access from several East Bay freeways, you're close to civilization but you'd never know it - the quite country atmosphere will give you the delicious feeling of being a million miles away!

Contact us today! info@elliston.com or (925) 862-2377

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
20
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Describe your venue:
Historic, Mansion, Winery
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Vintage, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
What event services do you offer?
Bridal Suite, Catering / Bar, Clean Up, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Liability Insurance, Outside Vendors OK, Set Up
What catering services do you offer?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Open Bar, Outside Alcohol OK, Specialty Wine
What event items are available?
Audio Equipment, Chair Covers, Chairs, Dance Floor, Decor, Drapery, Furniture, Tables, Tents
What food and beverage items are available?
Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
What transportation and access is available?
Parking

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
We have booked Elliston Vineyards for our wedding venue. So far, everything has gone smoothly! They are very professional and very responsive to my questions!
We have booked Elliston Vineyards for our wedding venue. So far, everything has gone smoothly! They are very professional Read more...
We have booked Elliston Vineyards for our wedding venue. So far, everything has gone smoothly! They are very professional and very responsive to my questions! Read less
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Gabi
Wedding:
5/2/2015
5.0/5.0
Ellison Vineyards was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. From the initial tour to the actual wedding day, Elliston delivered. Kirsten was our coordinator and went above and beyond in helping us organize and plan. She reached out to us at every milestone to schedule meetings and provided questionnaires for us to complete to facilitate our meetings. Every time we met with Elliston, we felt calm and relived in our planning process - exactly what you need in planning a wedding! Examples of the great stress relievers: Kirsten responded quickly to emails - even at night and always took care that the little things made it on our wedding coordination sheet; Elliston let us bring all our decorations to our rehearsal so that we had one last thing to worry on the day of; they gave us plenty of advice on all things wedding it was as if we had hired a professional wedding planner.

The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. All of our guests had a fantastic time. The food and drinks were spectacular and received plenty of compliments. As the bride and groom, we did not have to worry about the next item on the agenda, but could simply enjoy. Kirsten took care of keeping us on schedule and on track making changes to our agreed upon event order as necessary.

We loved Elliston and can absolutely recommend it!
Ellison Vineyards was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. From the initial tour to the actual wedding day, Elliston Read more...
Ellison Vineyards was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. From the initial tour to the actual wedding day, Elliston delivered. Kirsten was our coordinator and went above and beyond in helping us organize and plan. She reached out to us at every milestone to schedule meetings and provided questionnaires for us to complete to facilitate our meetings. Every time we met with Elliston, we felt calm and relived in our planning process - exactly what you need in planning a wedding! Examples of the great stress relievers: Kirsten responded quickly to emails - even at night and always took care that the little things made it on our wedding coordination sheet; Elliston let us bring all our decorations to our rehearsal so that we had one last thing to worry on the day of; they gave us plenty of advice on all things wedding it was as if we had hired a professional wedding planner.

The venue itself is absolutely gorgeous. All of our guests had a fantastic time. The food and drinks were spectacular and received plenty of compliments. As the bride and groom, we did not have to worry about the next item on the agenda, but could simply enjoy. Kirsten took care of keeping us on schedule and on track making changes to our agreed upon event order as necessary.

We loved Elliston and can absolutely recommend it! Read less
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Marilen
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Elliston Vineyards exudes charm, elegance and beauty. We've only had to tour the place once and truly fell in love with the place; we put down our deposit right there and then.

Donna and Jason were most helpful in the preparation process. On our wedding day, we were stress-free as everyone at Elliston really took such good care of us. This place is truly beautiful! My husband and I are very happy that we were married in such a beautiful setting.
Elliston Vineyards exudes charm, elegance and beauty. We've only had to tour the place once and truly fell in love with Read more...
Elliston Vineyards exudes charm, elegance and beauty. We've only had to tour the place once and truly fell in love with the place; we put down our deposit right there and then.

Donna and Jason were most helpful in the preparation process. On our wedding day, we were stress-free as everyone at Elliston really took such good care of us. This place is truly beautiful! My husband and I are very happy that we were married in such a beautiful setting. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
8/24/2014
5.0/5.0
This place is beautiful! It has a wonderful outdoor location for a garden setting wedding next to a historical mansion as a backdrop and they have a nice building for the reception that has a patio/deck for cocktail hour and those wanting to escape from dancing.

From the moment you first meet with them, up to the last minute of the wedding, they are nice and very helpful (they answered all my emails very quickly), and they are very personal, remembering every couple by name anytime you drop by. They provide you with a day of coordinator that is included in your package which helps so much!

The food is great! They have a lot of different options, especially for vegetarians as well, and have a lot of flavor.

Perhaps the best part is all of this comes at a great value. Weddings are expensive, especially the venue and food, but they have very reasonable packages for all budgets and don't try and upsell you too much. Don't think that because the price is so low, that there is something lacking in the quality like I found with other venues.

Oh and the location is nice and centrally located for people all over the bay area!
This place is beautiful! It has a wonderful outdoor location for a garden setting wedding next to a historical mansion as Read more...
This place is beautiful! It has a wonderful outdoor location for a garden setting wedding next to a historical mansion as a backdrop and they have a nice building for the reception that has a patio/deck for cocktail hour and those wanting to escape from dancing.

From the moment you first meet with them, up to the last minute of the wedding, they are nice and very helpful (they answered all my emails very quickly), and they are very personal, remembering every couple by name anytime you drop by. They provide you with a day of coordinator that is included in your package which helps so much!

The food is great! They have a lot of different options, especially for vegetarians as well, and have a lot of flavor.

Perhaps the best part is all of this comes at a great value. Weddings are expensive, especially the venue and food, but they have very reasonable packages for all budgets and don't try and upsell you too much. Don't think that because the price is so low, that there is something lacking in the quality like I found with other venues.

Oh and the location is nice and centrally located for people all over the bay area! Read less
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heather
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much Donna & your team!!! You went above and beyond to make our wedding and rehearsal dinner truly special. Words cannot describe how amazing Donna is! Her beautiful mansion garden setting is so perfect for anyone!!! I love how organized and on top of everything they were. I felt truly special. We had a morning wedding and it was perfect time to have one. The ceremony started at 11am and was warm and breezy. It felt so calm and spiritual. We searched different venues all over the bay area for almost 2 years and we found nothing that compared to Elliston. The staff & food were SO AMAZING! Everyone was beyond pleased and we really enjoyed our own wedding. Thank you & Don't forget to tell people about HeatherVintage88 on Etsy!! :) Will highly recommend Elliston Vineyards to everyone & more! Donna, Elliston Vineyards gets more than a A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!! :)

Love Heather & Ivan 8.18.12
Thank you so much Donna & your team!!! You went above and beyond to make our wedding and rehearsal dinner truly special. Read more...
Thank you so much Donna & your team!!! You went above and beyond to make our wedding and rehearsal dinner truly special. Words cannot describe how amazing Donna is! Her beautiful mansion garden setting is so perfect for anyone!!! I love how organized and on top of everything they were. I felt truly special. We had a morning wedding and it was perfect time to have one. The ceremony started at 11am and was warm and breezy. It felt so calm and spiritual. We searched different venues all over the bay area for almost 2 years and we found nothing that compared to Elliston. The staff & food were SO AMAZING! Everyone was beyond pleased and we really enjoyed our own wedding. Thank you & Don't forget to tell people about HeatherVintage88 on Etsy!! :) Will highly recommend Elliston Vineyards to everyone & more! Donna, Elliston Vineyards gets more than a A+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++!!! :)

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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding was held at Elliston Vineyards on July 31, 2010. It was magical. The seclusion at Elliston made us feel as if the rest of the world didn't exist. I was trying to keep the costs at a modest level compared to what I have heard some say they have spent for weddings lately, and I did while putting on the most fabulous wedding I have ever attended. Everything about the day exceeded my expectations. Getting ready in the mansion, the beauty of the garden, the excellent food, and the detailed service provided by the wedding coordinator. We worked with Courtney, but everyone there is wonderful. I can't thank them enough for making my daughter's fairy tale wedding possible. There is absolutely nothing about the day that I could have changed to make it better.
My daughter's wedding was held at Elliston Vineyards on July 31, 2010. It was magical. The seclusion at Elliston made us Read more...
My daughter's wedding was held at Elliston Vineyards on July 31, 2010. It was magical. The seclusion at Elliston made us feel as if the rest of the world didn't exist. I was trying to keep the costs at a modest level compared to what I have heard some say they have spent for weddings lately, and I did while putting on the most fabulous wedding I have ever attended. Everything about the day exceeded my expectations. Getting ready in the mansion, the beauty of the garden, the excellent food, and the detailed service provided by the wedding coordinator. We worked with Courtney, but everyone there is wonderful. I can't thank them enough for making my daughter's fairy tale wedding possible. There is absolutely nothing about the day that I could have changed to make it better. Read less
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Sharrie
Wedding:
9/6/2014
4.8/5.0
My daughter and son-in-law just got married at Elliston Vineyards on September 6 and it was beautiful! Nestled in the hills of Sunol, yet close to a freeway off ramp, the location was perfect. What we especially loved was being able to get ready in the mansion just prior to the ceremony. This is a very unique experience. At first we were concerned about the fact that they don't allow amplified music at the ceremony. But that was not a problem at all. In fact having the guitar music we chose made it even more special...it was truly stunning. The pictures are incredible.
The reception hall is also beautifully located and very private. Seriously, you would barely need much in the way of decorations or flowers...it has a natural beauty of its own with big windows that allow natural light in streamed through majestic oaks.
The food was great and we loved the presentation of it. I would highly recommend the 'plated' food as opposed to buffet. The wine and beer were also very good and it flowed freely! Our guests were very pleased.
Every parent has to complain about the cost. It is very disheartening to have to pay for guests who don't show up. But I understand it's that way anywhere you go. It was also a little stressful getting all of our belongings out of the mansion before the ceremony. If you have your wedding here make sure you have a good plan for that. It causes a bit of chaos and confusion right before the ceremony which you don't really want. That should not be a reason for not having the event there, but it has to be noted.
Here's a huge bonus for having your wedding at Elliston Vineyards. Come back anytime you want ...visit the premises, taste wine and relive the memories. You can't put a price tag on that.
My daughter and son-in-law just got married at Elliston Vineyards on September 6 and it was beautiful! Nestled in the Read more...
My daughter and son-in-law just got married at Elliston Vineyards on September 6 and it was beautiful! Nestled in the hills of Sunol, yet close to a freeway off ramp, the location was perfect. What we especially loved was being able to get ready in the mansion just prior to the ceremony. This is a very unique experience. At first we were concerned about the fact that they don't allow amplified music at the ceremony. But that was not a problem at all. In fact having the guitar music we chose made it even more special...it was truly stunning. The pictures are incredible.
The reception hall is also beautifully located and very private. Seriously, you would barely need much in the way of decorations or flowers...it has a natural beauty of its own with big windows that allow natural light in streamed through majestic oaks.
The food was great and we loved the presentation of it. I would highly recommend the 'plated' food as opposed to buffet. The wine and beer were also very good and it flowed freely! Our guests were very pleased.
Every parent has to complain about the cost. It is very disheartening to have to pay for guests who don't show up. But I understand it's that way anywhere you go. It was also a little stressful getting all of our belongings out of the mansion before the ceremony. If you have your wedding here make sure you have a good plan for that. It causes a bit of chaos and confusion right before the ceremony which you don't really want. That should not be a reason for not having the event there, but it has to be noted.
Here's a huge bonus for having your wedding at Elliston Vineyards. Come back anytime you want ...visit the premises, taste wine and relive the memories. You can't put a price tag on that. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.7/5.0
Elliston was a georgous venue for our wedding. The mansion made for beautiful pictures and the garden was the perfect setting for the ceremony. The staff was friendly and took care of everything. Katie, our event planner, was great to work with. She made sure everything went just right. The food was delicious. My only complaint is that did run out of some of the side dishes when they got to the last table. Otherwise the day was perfect.
Elliston was a georgous venue for our wedding. The mansion made for beautiful pictures and the garden was the perfect Read more...
Elliston was a georgous venue for our wedding. The mansion made for beautiful pictures and the garden was the perfect setting for the ceremony. The staff was friendly and took care of everything. Katie, our event planner, was great to work with. She made sure everything went just right. The food was delicious. My only complaint is that did run out of some of the side dishes when they got to the last table. Otherwise the day was perfect. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/23/2010
4.7/5.0
I just had my ceremony at Elliston and it was wonderful. It had a 60% chance of rain the day of the wedding and they helped me come up with a Plan A, B & C. Luckily we ended up being able to do Plan A, which was the wedding outside. The only thing that I did not like was there was no amplification for music during the ceremony. That is beyond Elliston's control as it is a Sunol, CA rule.

The people working at Elliston were very helpful and very nice. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a great outdoor wedding.
I just had my ceremony at Elliston and it was wonderful. It had a 60% chance of rain the day of the wedding and they Read more...
I just had my ceremony at Elliston and it was wonderful. It had a 60% chance of rain the day of the wedding and they helped me come up with a Plan A, B & C. Luckily we ended up being able to do Plan A, which was the wedding outside. The only thing that I did not like was there was no amplification for music during the ceremony. That is beyond Elliston's control as it is a Sunol, CA rule.

The people working at Elliston were very helpful and very nice. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a great outdoor wedding. Read less
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polkadot2020
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.0/5.0
I was really happy with our ceremony and reception at Elliston. Donna, the owner/manager acts as your day-of planner and really takes care of all the little details. The site is just beautiful. My only recommendation for future couples getting married there is to splurge and buy some paper parasols for your guests - mine were looking straight into the sun for the ceremony and we have a lot of pictures of people holding their programs over their heads. Also, our pastor brought his own PA system for the ceremony which made a real difference because it was a little breezy.
We had 2 wines and 2 beers served at the reception - it's not a package they offered initially, so ask about this option. The wines were really good, especially the sparkling wine. You have to book the alcohol through them, that was a large portion of our cost.
My major complaint would be with the caterer. It was exclusively catered by Valley Catering for our wedding, so we couldn't choose another vendor. Some of the food was undercooked, the fish was completely overcooked and they cut our top layer of cake and served it, so we didn't have it to take home. They were a little shady about the charges too, which is my biggest complaint. They would not give us an itemized bill in writing, which I think is weird.
If Elliston goes back to Scott's Catering or another company, I would recommend Elliston without hesitation.
I was really happy with our ceremony and reception at Elliston. Donna, the owner/manager acts as your day-of planner and Read more...
I was really happy with our ceremony and reception at Elliston. Donna, the owner/manager acts as your day-of planner and really takes care of all the little details. The site is just beautiful. My only recommendation for future couples getting married there is to splurge and buy some paper parasols for your guests - mine were looking straight into the sun for the ceremony and we have a lot of pictures of people holding their programs over their heads. Also, our pastor brought his own PA system for the ceremony which made a real difference because it was a little breezy.
We had 2 wines and 2 beers served at the reception - it's not a package they offered initially, so ask about this option. The wines were really good, especially the sparkling wine. You have to book the alcohol through them, that was a large portion of our cost.
My major complaint would be with the caterer. It was exclusively catered by Valley Catering for our wedding, so we couldn't choose another vendor. Some of the food was undercooked, the fish was completely overcooked and they cut our top layer of cake and served it, so we didn't have it to take home. They were a little shady about the charges too, which is my biggest complaint. They would not give us an itemized bill in writing, which I think is weird.
If Elliston goes back to Scott's Catering or another company, I would recommend Elliston without hesitation. Read less
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