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Elliston Vineyards

Sunol , CA
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

925-862-2377

WEBSITE

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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!



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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1890
When was your venue last renovated?
2014
Describe your venue:
Historic Site, Manor / Mansion, Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
225
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
No
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1900
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
44
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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