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Leoness Cellars

Temecula , CA
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LOCATION

38311 De Portola Rd.
Temecula, CA 92592 US (map)

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951-302-7601

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ABOUT US

Located off the beaten path and nestled in the middle of wine country, we offer the not so ordinary, true vineyard experience.

Our beautiful tasting room and gardens sit... Read more
Located off the beaten path and nestled in the middle of wine country, we offer the not so ordinary, true vineyard experience.

Our beautiful tasting room and gardens sit perched on a hilltop, overlooking our 20 acre Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Views stretch for miles right up to Mount Palomar and overlook over 70 acres of pristine vineyard.

Create the memories that dreams are made of by having your wedding at our estate and let our professional and courteous teams cater to your every need. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
2003
When was your venue last renovated?
2010
Describe your venue:
Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Country, Garden / Romantic
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
300
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
2
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?
500
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
35
Event Coordination
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
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?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

3.8
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4.0/5.0
3.6/5.0
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to Leoness Cellars, events manager Laura Mitchell, and coordinator Mary McCabe for making our wedding day the best day possible!

We got engaged in July 2013 and quickly started searching for a venue in Temecula. We knew that we wanted to be married at a winery but we were also looking for a more private atmosphere. We had been to Leoness before and remembered the breathtaking views of their ceremony site. However, it wasn't until we met with Laura that we knew Leoness would be the perfect place for our wedding.

From first contact, Laura was professional, responsive, and attentive. When we met initially she gave us a tour of the property and explained in detail how the day of our wedding would flow from the ceremony, to the beautiful outdoor cocktail hour, and then down to the barrel room for an amazing reception. She assured us that her staff was experienced and that we would not need the added expense of a wedding planner because they work to take care of everything on the day of the event.

We are so glad we put our trust in Laura and Leoness. She and our day of coordinator, Mary, were in constant communication with us throughout our entire wedding planning process and met with us several times. They were responsive and helped to answer several questions via email and phone, which was important to us because we live in the San Diego area. They were so flexible when it came to accommodating requests and helping us to incorporate personal touches and decor to make our day special. Mary helped to coordinate our rehearsal and informed our bridal party about what to expect.

The day of our wedding was absolutely spectacular. The staff was completely attentive to our needs and the needs of our guests and the venue was set up and decorated to perfection. We received several compliments from our family and friends stating it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever been to. We truly had the best day.
My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to Leoness Cellars, events manager Laura Mitchell, and coordinator Mary McCabe Read more...
My husband and I couldn't be more grateful to Leoness Cellars, events manager Laura Mitchell, and coordinator Mary McCabe for making our wedding day the best day possible!

We got engaged in July 2013 and quickly started searching for a venue in Temecula. We knew that we wanted to be married at a winery but we were also looking for a more private atmosphere. We had been to Leoness before and remembered the breathtaking views of their ceremony site. However, it wasn't until we met with Laura that we knew Leoness would be the perfect place for our wedding.

From first contact, Laura was professional, responsive, and attentive. When we met initially she gave us a tour of the property and explained in detail how the day of our wedding would flow from the ceremony, to the beautiful outdoor cocktail hour, and then down to the barrel room for an amazing reception. She assured us that her staff was experienced and that we would not need the added expense of a wedding planner because they work to take care of everything on the day of the event.

We are so glad we put our trust in Laura and Leoness. She and our day of coordinator, Mary, were in constant communication with us throughout our entire wedding planning process and met with us several times. They were responsive and helped to answer several questions via email and phone, which was important to us because we live in the San Diego area. They were so flexible when it came to accommodating requests and helping us to incorporate personal touches and decor to make our day special. Mary helped to coordinate our rehearsal and informed our bridal party about what to expect.

The day of our wedding was absolutely spectacular. The staff was completely attentive to our needs and the needs of our guests and the venue was set up and decorated to perfection. We received several compliments from our family and friends stating it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they had ever been to. We truly had the best day. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Kaitlin for the kind words! You and Michael were such a pleasure to work with. We are thrilled that we were a part of your special day and that it turned out exactly how you wanted. We are excited to see your pictures as well. Hope you come back and visit soon!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/10/2014
4.9/5.0
I had my dream wedding at Leoness Cellars. Everything was just perfect from the food to the setting. The staff was very good at their job and professional. I did not have to worry about a thing. It was everything I had hoped for and then some.
I had my dream wedding at Leoness Cellars. Everything was just perfect from the food to the setting. The staff was very Read more...
I had my dream wedding at Leoness Cellars. Everything was just perfect from the food to the setting. The staff was very good at their job and professional. I did not have to worry about a thing. It was everything I had hoped for and then some. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thanks Stephanie! Gorgeous wedding and reception! We all loved working with you and are so happy everything was as you envisioned!
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Private User
Wedding:
6/8/2014
2.5/5.0
We LOVED having our wedding at Leoness! We looked at almost every winery in Temecula and Leoness was by far our favorite! We loved the backdrop of the vines at the ceremony site! We definitely picked our venue by the look, but were disappointed at communication, etc. with the event coordinator in nailing down the contract and planning. Things were not always clear and there was little flexibility with the winery. Because you can only be onsite for a limited time, it made it much more difficult and rushed to not be able to have my bridesmaids arrive early and use the bridal suite to get ready. Because this was a destination wedding for us, all the girls had to get ready separately, which made everything rushed once we actually were able to arrive. Mary (our wedding coordinator from Leoness), who we communicated with closer to the wedding was awesome, and I wish communication with her had happened through all the planning. I think that would have made things less complicated. The day of the wedding staff were absolutely awesome! Again, we loved this site, but just be prepared there is no flexibility and very little made us feel Leoness wanted "us" there, but rather just the cash! But A+ as far as beauty! We can't wait to see our pictures!!!
We LOVED having our wedding at Leoness! We looked at almost every winery in Temecula and Leoness was by far our favorite! Read more...
We LOVED having our wedding at Leoness! We looked at almost every winery in Temecula and Leoness was by far our favorite! We loved the backdrop of the vines at the ceremony site! We definitely picked our venue by the look, but were disappointed at communication, etc. with the event coordinator in nailing down the contract and planning. Things were not always clear and there was little flexibility with the winery. Because you can only be onsite for a limited time, it made it much more difficult and rushed to not be able to have my bridesmaids arrive early and use the bridal suite to get ready. Because this was a destination wedding for us, all the girls had to get ready separately, which made everything rushed once we actually were able to arrive. Mary (our wedding coordinator from Leoness), who we communicated with closer to the wedding was awesome, and I wish communication with her had happened through all the planning. I think that would have made things less complicated. The day of the wedding staff were absolutely awesome! Again, we loved this site, but just be prepared there is no flexibility and very little made us feel Leoness wanted "us" there, but rather just the cash! But A+ as far as beauty! We can't wait to see our pictures!!! Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

We had received a wonderful thank you from this bride so I'm surprised and sad to hear this review. We had a Coordinator, who wasn't up to the task and relayed incorrect information to our brides, which caused a problem with a few weddings. This coordinator is no longer with us and Mary is now our primary Coordinator along with two other day of coordinators. We now have an amazing staff to work with our brides and execute the weddings.
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Yvonne
Wedding:
3/29/2014
3.2/5.0
This winery is really spectacular. Unique and off the beaten path in Temecula. We were able to provide our guests with multiple transitions throughout our event. Started outside for our ceremony, then moved down the hill at an outdoor patio for cocktail reception, then a walk through the vineyard before heading to the barrel room for our reception. Amazing. The challenge we had was the inflexibility of the venue with regards to set up time. They have a very strict contract with no room for negotiation of even 30 minutes extra or dropping off of equipment before your allotted 2hrs before event start. Be aware of that and be really sure your vendors can work under that timetable. Our Leoness coordinator, while great to work with in person, was not always responsive over email or to phone calls. It took multiple times to get a hold of her. It also took them 4-5 weeks from the signing of the contract to confirm and cash the deposit check. That was problematic, because it delayed further planning until the exchange of money and confirmation happened. We also got a wine club membership (to lower the cost) and that took several months to process. However, on the day of, the staff were amazing. If anything was an issue, I didn't see it, which is the way you want it to go down. We got nothing but compliments on the service during our event. Recommend the venue, but be ready to send constant emails and don't expect speedy responses during the planning process.
This winery is really spectacular. Unique and off the beaten path in Temecula. We were able to provide our guests with Read more...
This winery is really spectacular. Unique and off the beaten path in Temecula. We were able to provide our guests with multiple transitions throughout our event. Started outside for our ceremony, then moved down the hill at an outdoor patio for cocktail reception, then a walk through the vineyard before heading to the barrel room for our reception. Amazing. The challenge we had was the inflexibility of the venue with regards to set up time. They have a very strict contract with no room for negotiation of even 30 minutes extra or dropping off of equipment before your allotted 2hrs before event start. Be aware of that and be really sure your vendors can work under that timetable. Our Leoness coordinator, while great to work with in person, was not always responsive over email or to phone calls. It took multiple times to get a hold of her. It also took them 4-5 weeks from the signing of the contract to confirm and cash the deposit check. That was problematic, because it delayed further planning until the exchange of money and confirmation happened. We also got a wine club membership (to lower the cost) and that took several months to process. However, on the day of, the staff were amazing. If anything was an issue, I didn't see it, which is the way you want it to go down. We got nothing but compliments on the service during our event. Recommend the venue, but be ready to send constant emails and don't expect speedy responses during the planning process. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

We do have some limitations on times as do most facilities but we have an amazing staff who can execute the events without any problems. We had a Coordinator, who wasn't up to the task and relayed incorrect information to our brides, which caused a problem with a few weddings. This coordinator is no longer with us and Mary is now our primary Coordinator along with two other day of coordinators. We now have an amazing staff to work with our brides and execute the weddings.
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Julie
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I recently got married at Leoness. It was the best experience ever. The day could not have been any more perfect than it was. Laura and her team were very friendly and made the whole experience very easy. The barrel room looked amazing. The ceremony site was incredible. The pictures came out amazing. Laura and her staff were very attentive but it never felt like they were in the way or anything they made sure everything was taken care of. There were a few tiny issues but I didn't know there were any the day of the wedding because they took care of it all. My husband and I could not have been more happy with how it turned out and would defiantly recommend Leoness to anyone who wants the best experience ever.
I recently got married at Leoness. It was the best experience ever. The day could not have been any more perfect than it Read more...
I recently got married at Leoness. It was the best experience ever. The day could not have been any more perfect than it was. Laura and her team were very friendly and made the whole experience very easy. The barrel room looked amazing. The ceremony site was incredible. The pictures came out amazing. Laura and her staff were very attentive but it never felt like they were in the way or anything they made sure everything was taken care of. There were a few tiny issues but I didn't know there were any the day of the wedding because they took care of it all. My husband and I could not have been more happy with how it turned out and would defiantly recommend Leoness to anyone who wants the best experience ever. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thanks Julie...your wedding was amazing and you were such a joy to work with! Congratulations to you both!
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Yael
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Leoness has the most gorgeous ceremony site and the Barrel Room is larger and holds more people than the others in Temecula. From the word go, Laura and her team at Leoness were a wonderful help. We met her at least 4 times and she was always responsive to phone calls and emails. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the winery was and the barrel room is such a unique place for a reception! Laura was very open to our completely redoing the suggested floor plan to meet our needs for the size of our wedding and the extra touches we added. Our family, guests and even our photographer and videographer also had never seen anything like it and thought the place stunning.
Leoness has the most gorgeous ceremony site and the Barrel Room is larger and holds more people than the others in Read more...
Leoness has the most gorgeous ceremony site and the Barrel Room is larger and holds more people than the others in Temecula. From the word go, Laura and her team at Leoness were a wonderful help. We met her at least 4 times and she was always responsive to phone calls and emails. Our guests could not stop talking about how beautiful the winery was and the barrel room is such a unique place for a reception! Laura was very open to our completely redoing the suggested floor plan to meet our needs for the size of our wedding and the extra touches we added. Our family, guests and even our photographer and videographer also had never seen anything like it and thought the place stunning. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thanks Yael! We absolutely loved working with you. It was fun how you changed things up and made your wedding unique - including your first dance! We look forward to seeing you at the winery again in the future!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Leoness went above and beyond to make our wedding a fantastic day. They had great communication leading up to the event and were very flexible with our plans. The onsite coordinator made the difference and ran things flawlessly. We even forgot a case of wine keys and they shipped them to us free of charge. Fantastic Venue!
Leoness went above and beyond to make our wedding a fantastic day. They had great communication leading up to the event Read more...
Leoness went above and beyond to make our wedding a fantastic day. They had great communication leading up to the event and were very flexible with our plans. The onsite coordinator made the difference and ran things flawlessly. We even forgot a case of wine keys and they shipped them to us free of charge. Fantastic Venue! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much! You two were a pleasure to work with and had such a fun and beautiful wedding!
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kelsey
Wedding:
5/18/2013
0.2/5.0
I recently got married here, and although the venue is GORGEOUS, the staff really puts a damper on things

The wedding coordinator (Laura) is not much of a coordinator, in fact I hired an outside wedding coordinator because I didn't trust her that she would make things run smoothly. She is all about the money and not at all about customer service. I would email/call multiple times to ask a question and would get no response for weeks until I mentioned the word "payment", then she would call back in 10 minutes. She was rude to every single one of my vendors; all of my vendors are so sweet and amazing, there's no reason to be rude. She didn't even say Hi to my husband on our wedding day or check on him once to make sure he was doing ok. My mom was getting dressed in the bridal suite, Laura knocked, and we said hold on, well she just kept walking in and we yelled "HOLD ON" (my mom is very conservative) and Laura still proceeded to walk in and leave the door wide opened while my mom was half naked. She must have some memory loss, because multiple times when we would discuss or change things she wouldn't remember and I would have to remind her. She even told me I was wrong about the bar package so I went back in my emails and forwarded her our conversations to prove that I was right. My bridal suite was supposed to be locked all night, and it was NEVER locked. At one point my bridesmaid told one of the workers that it needed to be locked and they didn't do anything about it. Because it wasn't locked, one of my girls and I got money stolen out of our wallets (and I guess this isn't the first time that's happened). I could go on and on, but basically Leoness is beautiful but their staff isn't so great and I was so disappointed with the way we were treated. If you want to work with someone that doesn't return calls/emails, that is rude, and forgets details (one of the most important things) then this is the place for you!
I recently got married here, and although the venue is GORGEOUS, the staff really puts a damper on things

The Read more...
I recently got married here, and although the venue is GORGEOUS, the staff really puts a damper on things

The wedding coordinator (Laura) is not much of a coordinator, in fact I hired an outside wedding coordinator because I didn't trust her that she would make things run smoothly. She is all about the money and not at all about customer service. I would email/call multiple times to ask a question and would get no response for weeks until I mentioned the word "payment", then she would call back in 10 minutes. She was rude to every single one of my vendors; all of my vendors are so sweet and amazing, there's no reason to be rude. She didn't even say Hi to my husband on our wedding day or check on him once to make sure he was doing ok. My mom was getting dressed in the bridal suite, Laura knocked, and we said hold on, well she just kept walking in and we yelled "HOLD ON" (my mom is very conservative) and Laura still proceeded to walk in and leave the door wide opened while my mom was half naked. She must have some memory loss, because multiple times when we would discuss or change things she wouldn't remember and I would have to remind her. She even told me I was wrong about the bar package so I went back in my emails and forwarded her our conversations to prove that I was right. My bridal suite was supposed to be locked all night, and it was NEVER locked. At one point my bridesmaid told one of the workers that it needed to be locked and they didn't do anything about it. Because it wasn't locked, one of my girls and I got money stolen out of our wallets (and I guess this isn't the first time that's happened). I could go on and on, but basically Leoness is beautiful but their staff isn't so great and I was so disappointed with the way we were treated. If you want to work with someone that doesn't return calls/emails, that is rude, and forgets details (one of the most important things) then this is the place for you! Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Not sure what to say to this other than the majority of it isn't true. Laura is not a coordinator and didn't work this event. The vendors that worked this event had contacted us to be on our preferred list after the fact and a few have been added. At the end of the evening the bride and her dad both gave our staff hugs and thanked everyone for a perfect wedding! After the wedding, the bride called about her bill; it seemed her dad had some questions on some of her expenses.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
I was very happy overall. They are very busy and i had a hard time choosing linens etc with the slow responsiveness which initially concerned me, but they really brought their A game the day of the event and everything turned out great.
I was very happy overall. They are very busy and i had a hard time choosing linens etc with the slow responsiveness which Read more...
I was very happy overall. They are very busy and i had a hard time choosing linens etc with the slow responsiveness which initially concerned me, but they really brought their A game the day of the event and everything turned out great. Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

So glad everything went well day of. We have added additional full time staff because we are so busy. This assures the help prior to the weddings and meets the day of success we have mastered.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was recently married at Leoness and I would highly recommend it to everyone! I was in awe from the moment I saw the view but it wasn't until I met Laura, the wedding manager that I knew I had to be married here. She was so knowledgeable and organized and wasn't pushy like the other places. Laura seemed to really care about our wedding and was so helpful throughout the whole process. She always had a hug for me, which every stressed out bride could use. The entire staff that day was amazing. The winery is gorgeous and the food was great too! They exceeded my expectations. Truly phenomenal!
I was recently married at Leoness and I would highly recommend it to everyone! I was in awe from the moment I saw the view Read more...
I was recently married at Leoness and I would highly recommend it to everyone! I was in awe from the moment I saw the view but it wasn't until I met Laura, the wedding manager that I knew I had to be married here. She was so knowledgeable and organized and wasn't pushy like the other places. Laura seemed to really care about our wedding and was so helpful throughout the whole process. She always had a hug for me, which every stressed out bride could use. The entire staff that day was amazing. The winery is gorgeous and the food was great too! They exceeded my expectations. Truly phenomenal! Read less
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Leoness Cellars responded with the following comments:

Thanks you for the wonderful review and we are thrilled you were so happy with everything! Laura is very knowledgeable and we are lucky to have her. Thanks again and we hope to see you back soon!

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