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Nestldown

Los Gatos , CA
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LOCATION

22420 Old Santa Cruz Hwy
Los Gatos, CA 95033 US (map)

PHONE

408-353-5311
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ABOUT US

Nestldown is a 180-acre property that was originally designed and developed for the owners and their family use, with the goal of offering a special space for the non-profits benefitting... Read more
Nestldown is a 180-acre property that was originally designed and developed for the owners and their family use, with the goal of offering a special space for the non-profits benefitting disadvantaged individuals or those in crisis and transition. We now offer a beautiful venue for all types of events, including weddings! It is a private family owned and operated property nestled among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by acres of carefully tended flower gardens and orchards. Nestldown is an especially beautiful escape from the everyday world. We would love to offer you a guided tour of the facility by appointment. Please email us request@nestldown.com Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
1
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
1
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Farm, Park / Zoo
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?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
200
What event services do you offer?
Event Planning, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What transportation and access is available?
Parking, Wheelchair Access

REVIEWS

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Aimee
Wedding:
8/10/2017
0.3/5.0
This is why I am giving Nestldown one star: At 10:20 pm on Thursday night, essentially one day before our scheduled tour, we received an email letting us know that our tour had been cancelled due to last weekend's weather having made the construction sites inaccessible. I was so upset I could not stop crying. First of all, Nestldown's staff knew we were coming from Florida and that we had arranged this trip specifically for that tour. Nestldown of COURSE does not have control over the weather. We totally and completely understand that (we aren't a-holes!). However, the fact that they e-mailed 36 hours before...knowing how far we had come and that we already had limited time due to the stress of work/school/distance was completely unacceptable. The cost of the flights ($600) and the rental car ($100) were not nearly as devastating as the severe lack of consideration to inform us earlier. If Nestldown knew the construction sites were hazardous due to LAST weekend's weather...an e-mail or phone call would have been highly appreciated on Monday or Tuesday...or even Wednesday. In that case, my fiance and I could have easily re-arranged our other appointments and fit another venue in. As a result of the poor communication, my fiance and I were left with a wide-open Saturday (because no one could see us in such short-notice...of course) and now having to figure out another time to make time in our schedules and fork up another $600 for another flight out (and if anyone is in grad-school or any school really and also planning a wedding...you understand the perils of being financially strapped). The cherry on top of all of this is that my fiance called yesterday morning respectfully begging someone to just give him a call back so that we could at least hear some options and more information over the phone....and his phone has yet to ring. We are done with them and looking towards The Sequoia.
This is why I am giving Nestldown one star: At 10:20 pm on Thursday night, essentially one day before our scheduled tour, Read more...
This is why I am giving Nestldown one star: At 10:20 pm on Thursday night, essentially one day before our scheduled tour, we received an email letting us know that our tour had been cancelled due to last weekend's weather having made the construction sites inaccessible. I was so upset I could not stop crying. First of all, Nestldown's staff knew we were coming from Florida and that we had arranged this trip specifically for that tour. Nestldown of COURSE does not have control over the weather. We totally and completely understand that (we aren't a-holes!). However, the fact that they e-mailed 36 hours before...knowing how far we had come and that we already had limited time due to the stress of work/school/distance was completely unacceptable. The cost of the flights ($600) and the rental car ($100) were not nearly as devastating as the severe lack of consideration to inform us earlier. If Nestldown knew the construction sites were hazardous due to LAST weekend's weather...an e-mail or phone call would have been highly appreciated on Monday or Tuesday...or even Wednesday. In that case, my fiance and I could have easily re-arranged our other appointments and fit another venue in. As a result of the poor communication, my fiance and I were left with a wide-open Saturday (because no one could see us in such short-notice...of course) and now having to figure out another time to make time in our schedules and fork up another $600 for another flight out (and if anyone is in grad-school or any school really and also planning a wedding...you understand the perils of being financially strapped). The cherry on top of all of this is that my fiance called yesterday morning respectfully begging someone to just give him a call back so that we could at least hear some options and more information over the phone....and his phone has yet to ring. We are done with them and looking towards The Sequoia. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
My fiancé and I visited Nestldown and two other venues, all in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nestldown was initially our #1 choice because of the venue's overwhelmingly beautiful gardens, buildings, romantic atmosphere, and playful elements (the fairytale cottage, train, and s'mores pit stole my heart!) We were immediately serious about the place and wanted to sign.

There was just one problem... since the venue was so popular, only 4 weekend days remained in the coming year, all Sundays. This was difficult to accept since 70% of our guest list would be traveling from out-of-town, and most would have work the following morning. But we were smitten, and signed anyway for Sept 11... but asked that the staff inform us if any Saturdays became available Aug-Oct. Within two weeks, Lita emailed us and declared the the couple who had booked the day before ours (Sept 10) had decided to get married closer to their families, and the date was ours if we paid the remaining balance. How lucky! They had that check within two days!

Once we'd finalized our date, we received an email from our Nestldown SEM (Special Events Manager), Sofia, who quickly became our confidante, trusted advisor, and checklist master in the remaining 9 months until the wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sofia! She kept us well aware of the Nestldown's regulations, explored vendor options with us, sent reminders at each stage of the planning process so that we never missed a deadline, and conducted two super-thorough walk-throughs with us! I've never met anyone who is both so joyfully present and diligently bulldog-ish. Nothing slipped past her, and she was always smiling.

Our wedding day was a dream come true! Sofia & her coordinators were on top of everything, with the result that I couldn't have been stressed if I had tried. Our guests were blown away by the day, and my husband and I can't thank Nestldown enough for all they did to make our experience so smooth!
My fiancé and I visited Nestldown and two other venues, all in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nestldown was initially our #1 Read more...
My fiancé and I visited Nestldown and two other venues, all in the Santa Cruz mountains. Nestldown was initially our #1 choice because of the venue's overwhelmingly beautiful gardens, buildings, romantic atmosphere, and playful elements (the fairytale cottage, train, and s'mores pit stole my heart!) We were immediately serious about the place and wanted to sign.

There was just one problem... since the venue was so popular, only 4 weekend days remained in the coming year, all Sundays. This was difficult to accept since 70% of our guest list would be traveling from out-of-town, and most would have work the following morning. But we were smitten, and signed anyway for Sept 11... but asked that the staff inform us if any Saturdays became available Aug-Oct. Within two weeks, Lita emailed us and declared the the couple who had booked the day before ours (Sept 10) had decided to get married closer to their families, and the date was ours if we paid the remaining balance. How lucky! They had that check within two days!

Once we'd finalized our date, we received an email from our Nestldown SEM (Special Events Manager), Sofia, who quickly became our confidante, trusted advisor, and checklist master in the remaining 9 months until the wedding. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sofia! She kept us well aware of the Nestldown's regulations, explored vendor options with us, sent reminders at each stage of the planning process so that we never missed a deadline, and conducted two super-thorough walk-throughs with us! I've never met anyone who is both so joyfully present and diligently bulldog-ish. Nothing slipped past her, and she was always smiling.

Our wedding day was a dream come true! Sofia & her coordinators were on top of everything, with the result that I couldn't have been stressed if I had tried. Our guests were blown away by the day, and my husband and I can't thank Nestldown enough for all they did to make our experience so smooth! Read less
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Erik
Wedding:
7/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Hands down the most incredible wedding venue in Northern, CA! My wife and I are in the business and have seen them all. There are no words to describe the beauty of the site, and the professionalism and service provided by the staff and owners demonstrates a passion and love far above and beyond the call of duty. We are in love with Nestldown and everyone associated with it!!! Our daughter's wedding was such an incredible event. If you select a site without seeing Nestldown you are making a big mistake! Do yourself a favor and view the video on their website, you will see what we mean. Nestldown should be a World Heritage Site for weddings!!! Looking to impress your guests, here are some comments we received, all of them from professionals in the business. "Hands down the best wedding I have ever been to", "The event of the century", "the most beautiful venue I have ever seen", "we were honored to be invited to such a special event". Every day we get another call or card thanking us, as do our daughter and her husband. Amazing!
Hands down the most incredible wedding venue in Northern, CA! My wife and I are in the business and have seen them all. Read more...
Hands down the most incredible wedding venue in Northern, CA! My wife and I are in the business and have seen them all. There are no words to describe the beauty of the site, and the professionalism and service provided by the staff and owners demonstrates a passion and love far above and beyond the call of duty. We are in love with Nestldown and everyone associated with it!!! Our daughter's wedding was such an incredible event. If you select a site without seeing Nestldown you are making a big mistake! Do yourself a favor and view the video on their website, you will see what we mean. Nestldown should be a World Heritage Site for weddings!!! Looking to impress your guests, here are some comments we received, all of them from professionals in the business. "Hands down the best wedding I have ever been to", "The event of the century", "the most beautiful venue I have ever seen", "we were honored to be invited to such a special event". Every day we get another call or card thanking us, as do our daughter and her husband. Amazing! Read less
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Life
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
The very first word Life.FIlm team said when got to the venue was: “WOW”!

Nestldown is on of the most beautiful wedding locations we had chance to film in!

Imagine to walk into a magic forest where a fairytale take place- so this is it!

But lets start from the begging! When the Life.Film crew got to the venue the event manager got introduce herself and showed us around, also she offered us a ride to help with the equipment - which was very helpful for us since we always have a ton of gear.

The bride and the groom were getting ready at the cottages on the hill - very cozy and rustic.

For the first look we walk down to the park in front of the pound - and it cannot be more romantic then this place.
The most impressive for us was the ceremony spot! It just spectacular! The ceremony set up was surrounded my huge trees and it looked definitely like the fairytale. We set up like 8 cameras for the ceremony in order to get so many different angles - and the result was totally worth it!

The dinner were served in the main building - very cozy barn with super high sealing!

We totally felt in love into this place and can’t wait to film there our next wedding!

Watch the video from a wedding at Nestldown: https://vimeo.com/170522387

http://life.film/wedding/
The very first word Life.FIlm team said when got to the venue was: “WOW”!

Nestldown is on of the most beautiful Read more...
The very first word Life.FIlm team said when got to the venue was: “WOW”!

Nestldown is on of the most beautiful wedding locations we had chance to film in!

Imagine to walk into a magic forest where a fairytale take place- so this is it!

But lets start from the begging! When the Life.Film crew got to the venue the event manager got introduce herself and showed us around, also she offered us a ride to help with the equipment - which was very helpful for us since we always have a ton of gear.

The bride and the groom were getting ready at the cottages on the hill - very cozy and rustic.

For the first look we walk down to the park in front of the pound - and it cannot be more romantic then this place.
The most impressive for us was the ceremony spot! It just spectacular! The ceremony set up was surrounded my huge trees and it looked definitely like the fairytale. We set up like 8 cameras for the ceremony in order to get so many different angles - and the result was totally worth it!

The dinner were served in the main building - very cozy barn with super high sealing!

We totally felt in love into this place and can’t wait to film there our next wedding!

Watch the video from a wedding at Nestldown: https://vimeo.com/170522387

http://life.film/wedding/ Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Nestldown is a dream wedding venue. It’s gorgeous, everything is run super smoothly, and the people are super nice and go the extra mile to make sure everything is awesome. Pricey, but worth every single penny!

Some highlights:
- They 100% have weddings figured out. They helped us with every detail (even if they weren’t organizing it, they were still reminding us to). Every single thing is thought of ahead of time, so when the big day comes, it just all happens so smoothly.
- They do have a lot of rules and restrictions, but we loved it! Made decision making easy and everything was buttoned up. It never limited what we wanted to do.
- Barbara and Claudette were so kind. Great communicators. Organized. Each meeting and walkthrough was fun and productive.
- The venue itself is BEYOND stunning. The redwood chapel was the most magical place to exchange our vows— it alone was unforgettable. Foxglove Meadow was everything I could have imagined for a cocktail hour with lots of yard games and gorgeous treeline. The barn was the perfect place to dance the night away. The landscaping is gorgeous. Lush and manicured without being prissy.
- Highlights: Whisking us away briefly for 5-10 minutes right after the ceremony so we could spend some time with ourselves (plus champagne, appetizers - so smart). Bringing blankets out when temperatures started dropping at dinner. Knowing the barn was a backup plan in case of rain, so no need to worry about tents etc. The miniature donkey, Starbuck! We actually knew him from his previous residence down near Aptos, so we had a special fondness. For our wedding day, they groomed him and brought him to hang out and take pictures — it was so special, and we really appreciated all the extra effort.
Nestldown is a dream wedding venue. It’s gorgeous, everything is run super smoothly, and the people are super nice and go Read more...
Nestldown is a dream wedding venue. It’s gorgeous, everything is run super smoothly, and the people are super nice and go the extra mile to make sure everything is awesome. Pricey, but worth every single penny!

Some highlights:
- They 100% have weddings figured out. They helped us with every detail (even if they weren’t organizing it, they were still reminding us to). Every single thing is thought of ahead of time, so when the big day comes, it just all happens so smoothly.
- They do have a lot of rules and restrictions, but we loved it! Made decision making easy and everything was buttoned up. It never limited what we wanted to do.
- Barbara and Claudette were so kind. Great communicators. Organized. Each meeting and walkthrough was fun and productive.
- The venue itself is BEYOND stunning. The redwood chapel was the most magical place to exchange our vows— it alone was unforgettable. Foxglove Meadow was everything I could have imagined for a cocktail hour with lots of yard games and gorgeous treeline. The barn was the perfect place to dance the night away. The landscaping is gorgeous. Lush and manicured without being prissy.
- Highlights: Whisking us away briefly for 5-10 minutes right after the ceremony so we could spend some time with ourselves (plus champagne, appetizers - so smart). Bringing blankets out when temperatures started dropping at dinner. Knowing the barn was a backup plan in case of rain, so no need to worry about tents etc. The miniature donkey, Starbuck! We actually knew him from his previous residence down near Aptos, so we had a special fondness. For our wedding day, they groomed him and brought him to hang out and take pictures — it was so special, and we really appreciated all the extra effort. Read less
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Paul
Wedding:
3/20/2016
5.0/5.0
We absolutely loved our wedding at Nestldown! We looked at so many different places and Nestldown was the last on our list. We didn’t have high hopes for this venue as the only thing we had to go off prior to visiting was the picture of the “hobbit house” on the website—in fact we joked the place calling it the “Shire". Boy were we wrong. When we got to Nestldown and saw what it had to offer--magnificently tall redwoods, beautiful lakes, streams, a dragon, yes, a dragon--nature in all of its beauty and splendor. The site is so well manicured...it’s a really a gem nestled in the mountains of Los Gatos—an unforgettable place. We chose Nestldown as our venue for all of these reasons but most importantly because my wife and I both connected to it and felt it would be the place that we and our children would remember for many years to come. A place that our friends and family would feel was unique, open, warm, and just beautiful. Nestldown also provided us with a same day wedding coordinator, My-Dung, and she was truly awesome as well. She kept us on track and focused, answered our questions, and basically kept us sane throughout the entire process. It even rained on our wedding day but My-Dung and her crack commando team kept our spirits up and made sure that our wedding moved forward as planned despite the weather. Our photos and videos also came out fantastic--a testament to how beautiful and picturesque Nestldown truly is, and how great of a job My-Dung did for us. Keep in mind however that Nestldown can be strict with their contract and how they run things but rightfully so, to maintain upkeep of the site and to ensure it is pristine for the next couple that is expecting the best wedding experience possible, just as we were. Choosing a wedding venue is no small matter and to be honest, we stressed over this decision so much. And, if we had to make this decision again, it would not change. Thank you Nestldown and thank you My-Dung! ~Paul & Anna
We absolutely loved our wedding at Nestldown! We looked at so many different places and Nestldown was the last on our Read more...
We absolutely loved our wedding at Nestldown! We looked at so many different places and Nestldown was the last on our list. We didn’t have high hopes for this venue as the only thing we had to go off prior to visiting was the picture of the “hobbit house” on the website—in fact we joked the place calling it the “Shire". Boy were we wrong. When we got to Nestldown and saw what it had to offer--magnificently tall redwoods, beautiful lakes, streams, a dragon, yes, a dragon--nature in all of its beauty and splendor. The site is so well manicured...it’s a really a gem nestled in the mountains of Los Gatos—an unforgettable place. We chose Nestldown as our venue for all of these reasons but most importantly because my wife and I both connected to it and felt it would be the place that we and our children would remember for many years to come. A place that our friends and family would feel was unique, open, warm, and just beautiful. Nestldown also provided us with a same day wedding coordinator, My-Dung, and she was truly awesome as well. She kept us on track and focused, answered our questions, and basically kept us sane throughout the entire process. It even rained on our wedding day but My-Dung and her crack commando team kept our spirits up and made sure that our wedding moved forward as planned despite the weather. Our photos and videos also came out fantastic--a testament to how beautiful and picturesque Nestldown truly is, and how great of a job My-Dung did for us. Keep in mind however that Nestldown can be strict with their contract and how they run things but rightfully so, to maintain upkeep of the site and to ensure it is pristine for the next couple that is expecting the best wedding experience possible, just as we were. Choosing a wedding venue is no small matter and to be honest, we stressed over this decision so much. And, if we had to make this decision again, it would not change. Thank you Nestldown and thank you My-Dung! ~Paul & Anna Read less
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Michael
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
I recently had the opportunity to officiate a large wedding at Nestldown. This wedding venue is utterly fantastic in that it combines the best of nature’s redwoods with immaculate grounds. The wedding area itself is located in a beautiful area with a small lake and a grove of the big trees.
Allison Lefferts was the coordinator and was a great “logisticator”!
I recently had the opportunity to officiate a large wedding at Nestldown. This wedding venue is utterly fantastic in that Read more...
I recently had the opportunity to officiate a large wedding at Nestldown. This wedding venue is utterly fantastic in that it combines the best of nature’s redwoods with immaculate grounds. The wedding area itself is located in a beautiful area with a small lake and a grove of the big trees.
Allison Lefferts was the coordinator and was a great “logisticator”! Read less
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Brittney
Wedding:
7/19/2015
4.6/5.0
Picturesque venue! 7/19/15 wedding
Wow! What a stunning venue! I knew Nestldown was the place I wanted to get married the moment I laid eyes on the grounds. The grounds are always well kept and surreal in sight. They have made it physically acceptable for all, utilizing golf carts to help cart people around if needed. They provide a variety of activities for the guests to enjoy. The on-site coordinator is there from the beginning of the process to assist the bride with planning needs at the venue. My coordinator, My-Dung, was very timely, professional, and cordial during the planning period in her communication with me. She even made the extra effort to video chat with me for our "first meeting" since we could not meet in person due to distance! She made it her goal to make sure all of my desires were met for that day.
A couple drawbacks would be a lack of communication with the bride regarding the time during the reception, causing rushed feelings during dinner and the grand exit at the end of the night. I barely greeted any of my guests at dinner due to a lack of knowing how much time I had before the other festivities began. Some guests, as well as myself, felt rushed to leave the venue at the end of the night, some feeling that the staff were more abrupt in manner. If you can get through the limitations, many pages of contracts, and specific instructions, this venue is very much so worth it! I have heard numerous praises of how beautiful it was, and I agree! I cannot wait for the pictures!
Picturesque venue! 7/19/15 wedding
Wow! What a stunning venue! I knew Nestldown was the place I wanted to get married Read more...
Picturesque venue! 7/19/15 wedding
Wow! What a stunning venue! I knew Nestldown was the place I wanted to get married the moment I laid eyes on the grounds. The grounds are always well kept and surreal in sight. They have made it physically acceptable for all, utilizing golf carts to help cart people around if needed. They provide a variety of activities for the guests to enjoy. The on-site coordinator is there from the beginning of the process to assist the bride with planning needs at the venue. My coordinator, My-Dung, was very timely, professional, and cordial during the planning period in her communication with me. She even made the extra effort to video chat with me for our "first meeting" since we could not meet in person due to distance! She made it her goal to make sure all of my desires were met for that day.
A couple drawbacks would be a lack of communication with the bride regarding the time during the reception, causing rushed feelings during dinner and the grand exit at the end of the night. I barely greeted any of my guests at dinner due to a lack of knowing how much time I had before the other festivities began. Some guests, as well as myself, felt rushed to leave the venue at the end of the night, some feeling that the staff were more abrupt in manner. If you can get through the limitations, many pages of contracts, and specific instructions, this venue is very much so worth it! I have heard numerous praises of how beautiful it was, and I agree! I cannot wait for the pictures! Read less
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Caasi
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
All I can say is Nestldown is magical. Our wedding was perfect and I honestly think it's because of that beautiful place and the wonderful staff that works there. All of our guests have said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to and they truly loved everything about the venue. Our day felt seamless and our coordinator Jaynie was truly the BEST!! Nestldown will always have a very special place in our hearts and we will always be grateful for the experience. BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER!!!!!
All I can say is Nestldown is magical. Our wedding was perfect and I honestly think it's because of that beautiful place Read more...
All I can say is Nestldown is magical. Our wedding was perfect and I honestly think it's because of that beautiful place and the wonderful staff that works there. All of our guests have said it was the nicest wedding they had ever been to and they truly loved everything about the venue. Our day felt seamless and our coordinator Jaynie was truly the BEST!! Nestldown will always have a very special place in our hearts and we will always be grateful for the experience. BEST WEDDING VENUE EVER!!!!! Read less
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Naomi
Wedding:
5/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Absolute best day of my life and a huge part of it was because I had Nestldown as my venue. Absolutely gorgeous, felt like a fairtytale. Highly recommend this place.
Absolute best day of my life and a huge part of it was because I had Nestldown as my venue. Absolutely gorgeous, felt like Read more...
Absolute best day of my life and a huge part of it was because I had Nestldown as my venue. Absolutely gorgeous, felt like a fairtytale. Highly recommend this place. Read less
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