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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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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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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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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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Molly
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
We are the luckiest two people on earth; our wedding day was a dream & Nestldown was the most beautiful venue imaginable.

The staff knows the property & are ready for anything; there is a system in place for every scenario. They have checklists for you that include every little detail you never thought to think of! This makes all the difference. Our wedding ran so smoothly thanks to Barbara & her team, & Nestldown's incredible preferred vendors.

The staff keeps the grounds glowing with natural beauty all year long. There is so much care put into keeping everything up. We visited several times before the wedding, & Barbara would take us on tours of the property to "walk us through" how the day would go. This was invaluable; I did nothing but relax & enjoy every moment on the day of the wedding because I knew how everything was unfolding for all of our family, the bridal party, & our guests.

My Bridesmaids & I got ready in the Guest House on the top of the hill-- just beautiful & serene! We were driven down to the "first look" in the old London taxi. My husband & I had our ceremony facing the water in the "chapel" area. There is not a more romantic & sacred area I could imagine; they have speakers in the large redwoods & the music just sounds magical. They have a great sound system with lapel mic's so all of our guests could hear the ceremony. We road into our reception on the train-- the train rides & lawn games were a huge hit! When it began to get dark we noticed that they had beautiful twinkly lights set up outside the barn to keep the area lit.

Everyone was safe & happy all evening; that's all we could have hoped for! Barbara had tons of advice & suggestions for us on how to handle photos, transportation, directions, weather, etc. She went as far as to send me weather records for my wedding date from the past several decades so that I could feel confident that it most likely would not rain. Nestldown was a dream for us; thank you!
We are the luckiest two people on earth; our wedding day was a dream & Nestldown was the most beautiful venue imaginable. Read more...
We are the luckiest two people on earth; our wedding day was a dream & Nestldown was the most beautiful venue imaginable.

The staff knows the property & are ready for anything; there is a system in place for every scenario. They have checklists for you that include every little detail you never thought to think of! This makes all the difference. Our wedding ran so smoothly thanks to Barbara & her team, & Nestldown's incredible preferred vendors.

The staff keeps the grounds glowing with natural beauty all year long. There is so much care put into keeping everything up. We visited several times before the wedding, & Barbara would take us on tours of the property to "walk us through" how the day would go. This was invaluable; I did nothing but relax & enjoy every moment on the day of the wedding because I knew how everything was unfolding for all of our family, the bridal party, & our guests.

My Bridesmaids & I got ready in the Guest House on the top of the hill-- just beautiful & serene! We were driven down to the "first look" in the old London taxi. My husband & I had our ceremony facing the water in the "chapel" area. There is not a more romantic & sacred area I could imagine; they have speakers in the large redwoods & the music just sounds magical. They have a great sound system with lapel mic's so all of our guests could hear the ceremony. We road into our reception on the train-- the train rides & lawn games were a huge hit! When it began to get dark we noticed that they had beautiful twinkly lights set up outside the barn to keep the area lit.

Everyone was safe & happy all evening; that's all we could have hoped for! Barbara had tons of advice & suggestions for us on how to handle photos, transportation, directions, weather, etc. She went as far as to send me weather records for my wedding date from the past several decades so that I could feel confident that it most likely would not rain. Nestldown was a dream for us; thank you! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding at Nestldown was just beautiful, and Allison, Barbara, and Alex all helped to make it happen. The grounds at Nestldown are a fairytale come true, and our guests were blown away with it all. We heard the word "magical" repeated over and over. The train that circles the fruit orchard, the tree house, the fairy garden, bocce ball courts, the elegant barn and the koi pond; we had deer show up in the back meadow, and wild bunnies that came out to play during our dinner hour.

We can't thank Allison, Barbara, and Alex enough for helping us to pull everything together for our big day (we planned a big wedding in just five months), and for being so charming and professional while doing it.
Our wedding at Nestldown was just beautiful, and Allison, Barbara, and Alex all helped to make it happen. The grounds at Read more...
Our wedding at Nestldown was just beautiful, and Allison, Barbara, and Alex all helped to make it happen. The grounds at Nestldown are a fairytale come true, and our guests were blown away with it all. We heard the word "magical" repeated over and over. The train that circles the fruit orchard, the tree house, the fairy garden, bocce ball courts, the elegant barn and the koi pond; we had deer show up in the back meadow, and wild bunnies that came out to play during our dinner hour.

We can't thank Allison, Barbara, and Alex enough for helping us to pull everything together for our big day (we planned a big wedding in just five months), and for being so charming and professional while doing it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I recently renewed my vows at Nestldown. I was married at the site 10 years ago. The property is even more magical and amazing than it was on my original wedding day. 5 stars is not enough!! The owners put so much time and effort into this property and it shows, the grounds are pristine. The gardens are even more gorgeous today than a decade ago.
This time around I worked with the owners daughter, they now offer Nestldown Plus. This is such a wonderful idea for day of coordination. The coordinator knows the property and how to guide your vendors to make the day come together seamlessly. Who better to help with the day but a woman that grew up watching this fairytale land become what it is. She was so helpful and kind, it seemed effortless for her, but I remember how hard it was 10 years ago. So effortless, it was not. Being a large venue it can be challenging.
My friends and family always talked of how magical my wedding day was I wanted this to be even better.With Alexandra's help it was beyond my wildest dreams, she was patient and so helpful. She guided me to the flickr site to view ideas from other events, and worked with me on a timeline that had every detail for the day planned out. My guests, many of whom were there in 2004, were in awe. One guest told me Alexandra took the time after dinner to tell him the history of the property. He was delighted to hear about it and looks at the venue in a new light, nice personal touch you don't get at most venues.He loved to hear they work with non-profits on the site as well.
The owners of the property were also there at my vow renewal making sure all went smoothly. They clearly care about every couple that chooses Nestldown and it showed!!!! My children hope to someday plan their wedding day at Nestldown. I hope Alexandra will be available to help coordinate.
I recently renewed my vows at Nestldown. I was married at the site 10 years ago. The property is even more magical and Read more...
I recently renewed my vows at Nestldown. I was married at the site 10 years ago. The property is even more magical and amazing than it was on my original wedding day. 5 stars is not enough!! The owners put so much time and effort into this property and it shows, the grounds are pristine. The gardens are even more gorgeous today than a decade ago.
This time around I worked with the owners daughter, they now offer Nestldown Plus. This is such a wonderful idea for day of coordination. The coordinator knows the property and how to guide your vendors to make the day come together seamlessly. Who better to help with the day but a woman that grew up watching this fairytale land become what it is. She was so helpful and kind, it seemed effortless for her, but I remember how hard it was 10 years ago. So effortless, it was not. Being a large venue it can be challenging.
My friends and family always talked of how magical my wedding day was I wanted this to be even better.With Alexandra's help it was beyond my wildest dreams, she was patient and so helpful. She guided me to the flickr site to view ideas from other events, and worked with me on a timeline that had every detail for the day planned out. My guests, many of whom were there in 2004, were in awe. One guest told me Alexandra took the time after dinner to tell him the history of the property. He was delighted to hear about it and looks at the venue in a new light, nice personal touch you don't get at most venues.He loved to hear they work with non-profits on the site as well.
The owners of the property were also there at my vow renewal making sure all went smoothly. They clearly care about every couple that chooses Nestldown and it showed!!!! My children hope to someday plan their wedding day at Nestldown. I hope Alexandra will be available to help coordinate. Read less
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Ginger
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The price they gave us was upfront and comprehensive. There were no hidden fees, no cost of labor. The people that run Nestldown are organized, responsible, and really know the business, and the respect trickles down to the staff.

Our morning ceremony only event is still the talk of our family and friends. They allowed us to bring our own food and decoration and set up on our own (however, the assistance they gave us went beyond what was stipulated in our contract...so they really went above an beyond). They pulled out all the stops and whistles for our Ceremony Only event. If you visit- you will know EXACTLY what I mean by "stops and whistles". Please note they did not have to do ANY of this b/c it was not stipulated in our contract. And c'mon- an English cabby is included. Who can beat that?

I visited many venues with redwood groves, and Nestldown is the most reasonably priced for what it offers, the most beautiful, and I never ever felt like they were pressuring me to spend more money (b/c like I said: their package is comprehensive- their is no additonal fees for *extra* services on top of their initial price). There are no unpleasant surprises an hour into the interview like we had at other venues ( for ex: to book the venue is this much $$$$, oh, you want to bring food? We have to add this much $$$$ to your price. But if you cater with us, its another $$$$). Just good ol' honest folks at Nestldown who want your day to be the greatest it can be. They're not seeing dollar signs, just making dreams come true. If if you're going to spend a lot on your wedding- spend it here b/c it won't afterwards. That is my honest impression.

I believe Nestldown is fine tuning the packages they offer to fit a greater variety of modern and demanding brides. I believe what we got (for what we paid) was exceptional. Thanks Nestldown!
The price they gave us was upfront and comprehensive. There were no hidden fees, no cost of labor. The people that run Read more...
The price they gave us was upfront and comprehensive. There were no hidden fees, no cost of labor. The people that run Nestldown are organized, responsible, and really know the business, and the respect trickles down to the staff.

Our morning ceremony only event is still the talk of our family and friends. They allowed us to bring our own food and decoration and set up on our own (however, the assistance they gave us went beyond what was stipulated in our contract...so they really went above an beyond). They pulled out all the stops and whistles for our Ceremony Only event. If you visit- you will know EXACTLY what I mean by "stops and whistles". Please note they did not have to do ANY of this b/c it was not stipulated in our contract. And c'mon- an English cabby is included. Who can beat that?

I visited many venues with redwood groves, and Nestldown is the most reasonably priced for what it offers, the most beautiful, and I never ever felt like they were pressuring me to spend more money (b/c like I said: their package is comprehensive- their is no additonal fees for *extra* services on top of their initial price). There are no unpleasant surprises an hour into the interview like we had at other venues ( for ex: to book the venue is this much $$$$, oh, you want to bring food? We have to add this much $$$$ to your price. But if you cater with us, its another $$$$). Just good ol' honest folks at Nestldown who want your day to be the greatest it can be. They're not seeing dollar signs, just making dreams come true. If if you're going to spend a lot on your wedding- spend it here b/c it won't afterwards. That is my honest impression.

I believe Nestldown is fine tuning the packages they offer to fit a greater variety of modern and demanding brides. I believe what we got (for what we paid) was exceptional. Thanks Nestldown! Read less
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