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Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate

Aptos , CA

LOCATION

Valencia School Road
Aptos, CA US 95003 (map)
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ABOUT US

Pacific Oaks Vineyard is a privately owned beautifully landscaped ridge-top estate on 21 secluded acres, yet only three miles from Aptos Village along the Northern California Coast. The... Read more
Pacific Oaks Vineyard is a privately owned beautifully landscaped ridge-top estate on 21 secluded acres, yet only three miles from Aptos Village along the Northern California Coast. The working vineyard overlooks Monterey Bay, with the property enjoying spectacular 360-degree views of the Redwoods and Santa Cruz Mountains, and the Pacific Ocean on the southern exposure. This natural environment, embraced by Mountain and Ocean vistas, is filled with a warm Provincial Spirit.


The large California Cape Cod style home is unmatched in offering an exquisite anchor for your Ceremony and Reception. The Bride will enjoy her own private suite, complete with an enclosed Sun Porch overlooking the Vineyard; an expansive covered porch is a wonderful option to guide her to the Grand Lawn for the ceremony.


The grounds are attractively landscaped with a spacious 5,500 sq. ft. lawn accommodating up to 200 guests. There are 4,500 sq. ft. of slate patios and decking which include an Outdoor Kitchen. A phenomenal Swimming Pool is enclosed in an expansive, architecturally-unique, cedar pool house, with floor to ceiling windows and a large retractable skylight; the five double French doors open onto the patios and take advantage of the breathtaking surrounding views. Adjoining the pool house is a 2,000 sq. ft. deck complete with sound system making the space ideal for gathering or cocktails.
We are honored that you are considering Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate for your wedding. Offering beauty and serenity abound, Pacific Oaks is truly the perfect location to share your vows with loved ones and friends.


With very best wishes for a magical beginning and a loving future together,

Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate
(831) 531-7431
Email: judy@pacificoaksvineyardestate.com
http://www.PacificOaksVineyardEstate.com


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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
We so enjoyed our wedding at Pacific Oaks and have so many beautiful memories. We have had endless positive comments about how beautiful the venue was. Judy was very helpful and accomodating as we made our plans and allowed for multiple visits to the site (her home) to figure out the details of the wedding.
We so enjoyed our wedding at Pacific Oaks and have so many beautiful memories. We have had endless positive comments about Read more...
We so enjoyed our wedding at Pacific Oaks and have so many beautiful memories. We have had endless positive comments about how beautiful the venue was. Judy was very helpful and accomodating as we made our plans and allowed for multiple visits to the site (her home) to figure out the details of the wedding. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
My husband and I both loved the setting at POVE and Judy has such a sweet and welcoming personality that it was easy to decide to get married there. We were blown away by the valley and ocean views as well as the property as a whole. It is well kept and has so many different elements that you can't help but find something (or many things) to marvel at. Judy was extremely prompt and responsive which every bride will say makes the process of planning a wedding so much less stressful! My husband and really my whole family just loved and appreciated how great she was throughout the whole process and wedding day. It was also lovely to be able to design my wedding the way I wanted instead of the venue having strict rules and guidelines like so many others do. I would HIGHLY recommend Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate to anyone!!!
My husband and I both loved the setting at POVE and Judy has such a sweet and welcoming personality that it was easy to Read more...
My husband and I both loved the setting at POVE and Judy has such a sweet and welcoming personality that it was easy to decide to get married there. We were blown away by the valley and ocean views as well as the property as a whole. It is well kept and has so many different elements that you can't help but find something (or many things) to marvel at. Judy was extremely prompt and responsive which every bride will say makes the process of planning a wedding so much less stressful! My husband and really my whole family just loved and appreciated how great she was throughout the whole process and wedding day. It was also lovely to be able to design my wedding the way I wanted instead of the venue having strict rules and guidelines like so many others do. I would HIGHLY recommend Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate to anyone!!! Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Judy was more than I could have hoped for. Not only is her venue BEAUTIFUL but she was responsive, flexible and always excited every time we talked, or saw her. She was very accommodating. Her prefered vendor list is great, we were able to find great people to work with. Five Star for catering, Aerin Murphy day of coordinator, Santa Cruz Live Music and DJ, all WONDERFUL!!!
Judy was more than I could have hoped for. Not only is her venue BEAUTIFUL but she was responsive, flexible and always Read more...
Judy was more than I could have hoped for. Not only is her venue BEAUTIFUL but she was responsive, flexible and always excited every time we talked, or saw her. She was very accommodating. Her prefered vendor list is great, we were able to find great people to work with. Five Star for catering, Aerin Murphy day of coordinator, Santa Cruz Live Music and DJ, all WONDERFUL!!! Read less
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Genel
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
If there's one word to sum up Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate, it would be "magical." After numerous months of searching, I finally found POVE. From the very beginning, we instantly felt welcomed by Judy (the owner) and her beautiful property. I can go on and on raving about POVE, but there aren't enough words to express how amazing this place is. It's as if it were perfectly made for a wedding. If you're a bride or groom reading this review, looking for a venue... please visit this site. I promise you wont be disappointed. All my guests continue to tell me that it's the best wedding they ever attended. A lot of that is because of this "magical" place. My husband and I plan on renting her guesthouse for our 1st year wedding anniversary... although it's only been 2 months since we've been married, were already counting down the days until we can visit POVE again. Thank you Judy and Peter for sharing your beautiful home with us. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
If there's one word to sum up Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate, it would be "magical." After numerous months of searching, I Read more...
If there's one word to sum up Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate, it would be "magical." After numerous months of searching, I finally found POVE. From the very beginning, we instantly felt welcomed by Judy (the owner) and her beautiful property. I can go on and on raving about POVE, but there aren't enough words to express how amazing this place is. It's as if it were perfectly made for a wedding. If you're a bride or groom reading this review, looking for a venue... please visit this site. I promise you wont be disappointed. All my guests continue to tell me that it's the best wedding they ever attended. A lot of that is because of this "magical" place. My husband and I plan on renting her guesthouse for our 1st year wedding anniversary... although it's only been 2 months since we've been married, were already counting down the days until we can visit POVE again. Thank you Judy and Peter for sharing your beautiful home with us. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. Read less
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Wei & Yun
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
beautiful views of mountains and oceans. We loved this place, so did our guests. Judy is great!
beautiful views of mountains and oceans. We loved this place, so did our guests. Judy is great!
beautiful views of mountains and oceans. We loved this place, so did our guests. Judy is great! Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.6/5.0
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a magical place. I feel in love with it the moment I first went up there; its beautiful and the perfect outdoor wedding setting. I would most definitely recommend it to any one having a wedding. Judy, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with. All of our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about it too.
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a magical place. I feel in love with it the moment I first went up there; its beautiful Read more...
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a magical place. I feel in love with it the moment I first went up there; its beautiful and the perfect outdoor wedding setting. I would most definitely recommend it to any one having a wedding. Judy, the owner, was very helpful and easy to work with. All of our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about it too. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Such an amzingly beautiful place for such a special day, and Judy is wonderful to work with! It is a true privelage to get married at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate!
Such an amzingly beautiful place for such a special day, and Judy is wonderful to work with! It is a true privelage to get Read more...
Such an amzingly beautiful place for such a special day, and Judy is wonderful to work with! It is a true privelage to get married at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate! Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.6/5.0
Judy was great and easy to communicate with. The venue was beautiful.
Judy was great and easy to communicate with. The venue was beautiful.
Judy was great and easy to communicate with. The venue was beautiful. Read less
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lbaeder1825
Wedding:
10/22/2011
4.7/5.0
Judy and her house were amazing! I could not have asked for a better place for my wedding. She was understanding and extremely helpful, even when we decided to move our wedding forward a year. She was helpful in finding other vendors as well, setting us up with our caterer and van service. The views were stunning ans with the backyard setting, it gave my husband and I the perfect intimate setting we were looking for. Thank you so much Judy!!!
Judy and her house were amazing! I could not have asked for a better place for my wedding. She was understanding and Read more...
Judy and her house were amazing! I could not have asked for a better place for my wedding. She was understanding and extremely helpful, even when we decided to move our wedding forward a year. She was helpful in finding other vendors as well, setting us up with our caterer and van service. The views were stunning ans with the backyard setting, it gave my husband and I the perfect intimate setting we were looking for. Thank you so much Judy!!! Read less
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MarieSayles
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding in October 2011 at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates. The estate is beautiful and I had no doubt that my wedding was going to be fantastic. Well to say the least my wedding day was way beyond my expectations.

Judy was so nice to work with, she was on top of every detail and had great suggests for my vendors to be prepared for the day.

The location is perfect for an outdoor vineyard wedding, sometimes Aptos is foggy in town, but the estate is up on a mountain and usually the sun is shining by the afternoon with amazing views of the ocean.

We had so much fun at our wedding and it had a lot to due with this estate and Judy. I keep hearing from family and friends how much fun they had and how they loved our venue.

I highly recommend this location for your wedding!
We had our wedding in October 2011 at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates. The estate is beautiful and I had no doubt that my Read more...
We had our wedding in October 2011 at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates. The estate is beautiful and I had no doubt that my wedding was going to be fantastic. Well to say the least my wedding day was way beyond my expectations.

Judy was so nice to work with, she was on top of every detail and had great suggests for my vendors to be prepared for the day.

The location is perfect for an outdoor vineyard wedding, sometimes Aptos is foggy in town, but the estate is up on a mountain and usually the sun is shining by the afternoon with amazing views of the ocean.

We had so much fun at our wedding and it had a lot to due with this estate and Judy. I keep hearing from family and friends how much fun they had and how they loved our venue.

I highly recommend this location for your wedding! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
8/20/2011
4.8/5.0
We had a wonderful time at Pacific Oaks and would highly recommend it to couples. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this place is one to adore. Thanks again for making our unforgettable day a lasting memory. The view is priceless and the service is amazing! Thank you Judy for being so helpful!
Allie and Nick
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We had a wonderful time at Pacific Oaks and would highly recommend it to couples. Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this place is one to adore. Thanks again for making our unforgettable day a lasting memory. The view is priceless and the service is amazing! Thank you Judy for being so helpful!
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kadaly
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Pacific Oaks was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Understated and elegant, it's natural environs created the perfect setting for a beautiful day. Our guests loved it!
Pacific Oaks was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Understated and elegant, it's natural environs created the perfect Read more...
Pacific Oaks was a fantastic venue for our wedding. Understated and elegant, it's natural environs created the perfect setting for a beautiful day. Our guests loved it! Read less
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Marc
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. The stunning views and beautiful grounds made it a day in heaven! We had a surprise rainstorm on our wedding and the owner Judy was truly exceptionally gracious and accommodating to help us still have an incredible day. We absolutely loved working with Judy and in my experience it is very important to not only love the venue but to know the manager is someone who will be in alignment with your values for your wedding day. Thank you so much Judy and thank you Pacific Oaks for a truly magnificent day!
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. The stunning views and beautiful grounds made Read more...
Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was the perfect choice for our wedding venue. The stunning views and beautiful grounds made it a day in heaven! We had a surprise rainstorm on our wedding and the owner Judy was truly exceptionally gracious and accommodating to help us still have an incredible day. We absolutely loved working with Judy and in my experience it is very important to not only love the venue but to know the manager is someone who will be in alignment with your values for your wedding day. Thank you so much Judy and thank you Pacific Oaks for a truly magnificent day! Read less
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dani-c
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and how lovely Judy is. Judy is so kind and easy to work with and the grounds are peaceful with the most beautiful views you can find. Our guests could not stop talking about how picturesque it was. I am forever grateful to POVE for giving us the opportunity to make our wedding everything we hoped it would be.
I can't say enough good things about Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and how lovely Judy is. Judy is so kind and easy to work Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and how lovely Judy is. Judy is so kind and easy to work with and the grounds are peaceful with the most beautiful views you can find. Our guests could not stop talking about how picturesque it was. I am forever grateful to POVE for giving us the opportunity to make our wedding everything we hoped it would be. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
We can't give enough positive feedback about our wedding experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate. Judy, the owner, was so accommodating to all our needs, even to the unique request of releasing a falcon during the ceremony. The estate is magnificent, adorned with wonderful views and beautiful landscaping. Our caterer (5 Star Catering) had been utilized at Pacific Oaks many times before our wedding so they worked seamlessly with Judy to provide amazing presentation and delicious food for the event. Pacific Oaks really allows for an intimate relationship between the wedding party, the guests, and the gorgeous environment.
We can't give enough positive feedback about our wedding experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate. Judy, the owner, was Read more...
We can't give enough positive feedback about our wedding experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate. Judy, the owner, was so accommodating to all our needs, even to the unique request of releasing a falcon during the ceremony. The estate is magnificent, adorned with wonderful views and beautiful landscaping. Our caterer (5 Star Catering) had been utilized at Pacific Oaks many times before our wedding so they worked seamlessly with Judy to provide amazing presentation and delicious food for the event. Pacific Oaks really allows for an intimate relationship between the wedding party, the guests, and the gorgeous environment. Read less
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Jennifer Sullivan
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
A Perfect Score for a Perfect Venue...

My experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate FAR EXCEEDED my expectations and hopes for a perfect wedding memory. I received exceptional "customer service" attention and personal care from the owner, Judy Thibodeau.

The beauty of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate easily speaks for itself, but the consideration and thought offered by Judy made my job so easy and completely worry free - a necessity for a bride who planned a California wedding while living on the East Coast. I needed to find a vendor that I could trust, and I received exactly that! My instinct proved to be true - Judy responded to every email within 24 hours and she was prepared to resolve any issue that would arise. She also recommended several wedding vendors that I could work with – and particular vendors who were already familiar with her venue. I went with all her recommendations (catering, florist, officiant, etc.) and was completely satisfied with each one. From day one, Judy exuded confidence that I would have an incredible wedding. Her energy was contagious, which in-turn helped me to feel secure in all of my decision-making.

Throughout the whole process I genuinely felt that Judy wanted me to have a day to remember. Rather than being treated like a typical "client", I was embraced by someone who wanted me to have an amazing day, as much as I did. I cannot thank Judy enough!

As for the venue itself, it will "WOW" you! There is a piece of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate for everyone - gorgeous landscape, view of the mountains and Pacific ocean, a private vineyard, front deck and back lawn (plenty of space for guests to spread out and feel comfortable), a beautiful pool house, stunning front entrance, and a breathtaking home. My bridesmaids and I LOVED the bridal suite! We enjoyed our own private space to prepare for the ceremony - laughing, dancing, snacking, and toasting in this room is one of my fondness memories. I needed that space and time with my closest girlfriends and family to capture the true meaning of this day.

As the bride, it was wonderful to watch my guests have such a fantastic time exploring Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and taking in all it has to offer. My guests are still taking about it and a few of them are interested in renewing their vows at this same special place.

I recommend Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate to any couple that would like to feel the intimacy and beauty of a private California home, high above the mountaintops. This venue makes for PERFECT photographs, especially at sunset. Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a true goldmine - simple, elegant, classy, and sweet.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Sullivan
A Perfect Score for a Perfect Venue...

My experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate FAR EXCEEDED my expectations Read more...
A Perfect Score for a Perfect Venue...

My experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate FAR EXCEEDED my expectations and hopes for a perfect wedding memory. I received exceptional "customer service" attention and personal care from the owner, Judy Thibodeau.

The beauty of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate easily speaks for itself, but the consideration and thought offered by Judy made my job so easy and completely worry free - a necessity for a bride who planned a California wedding while living on the East Coast. I needed to find a vendor that I could trust, and I received exactly that! My instinct proved to be true - Judy responded to every email within 24 hours and she was prepared to resolve any issue that would arise. She also recommended several wedding vendors that I could work with – and particular vendors who were already familiar with her venue. I went with all her recommendations (catering, florist, officiant, etc.) and was completely satisfied with each one. From day one, Judy exuded confidence that I would have an incredible wedding. Her energy was contagious, which in-turn helped me to feel secure in all of my decision-making.

Throughout the whole process I genuinely felt that Judy wanted me to have a day to remember. Rather than being treated like a typical "client", I was embraced by someone who wanted me to have an amazing day, as much as I did. I cannot thank Judy enough!

As for the venue itself, it will "WOW" you! There is a piece of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate for everyone - gorgeous landscape, view of the mountains and Pacific ocean, a private vineyard, front deck and back lawn (plenty of space for guests to spread out and feel comfortable), a beautiful pool house, stunning front entrance, and a breathtaking home. My bridesmaids and I LOVED the bridal suite! We enjoyed our own private space to prepare for the ceremony - laughing, dancing, snacking, and toasting in this room is one of my fondness memories. I needed that space and time with my closest girlfriends and family to capture the true meaning of this day.

As the bride, it was wonderful to watch my guests have such a fantastic time exploring Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and taking in all it has to offer. My guests are still taking about it and a few of them are interested in renewing their vows at this same special place.

I recommend Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate to any couple that would like to feel the intimacy and beauty of a private California home, high above the mountaintops. This venue makes for PERFECT photographs, especially at sunset. Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a true goldmine - simple, elegant, classy, and sweet.

Sincerely,

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kdsolis
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
After meeting Judy and seeing her BEAUTIFUL estate, my dream wedding instantly became a reality. Judy was a brides dream to work with...professional, quick to respond, incredibly sweet, and a obvious passion for weddings. Our wedding day was by far, the most amazing day of our lives and we have Judy and her estate to thank for that. From the gorgeous house, indoor pool, beautiful vineyard (accompanied by adorable chickens!), spectacular yard and breathtaking views, deciding to have your wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate will be the best decision you will make for your wedding. To say we love Judy and POVE, is a complete understatement! She is incredible and I wish I could get married (to the same man!) every year!
After meeting Judy and seeing her BEAUTIFUL estate, my dream wedding instantly became a reality. Judy was a brides dream Read more...
After meeting Judy and seeing her BEAUTIFUL estate, my dream wedding instantly became a reality. Judy was a brides dream to work with...professional, quick to respond, incredibly sweet, and a obvious passion for weddings. Our wedding day was by far, the most amazing day of our lives and we have Judy and her estate to thank for that. From the gorgeous house, indoor pool, beautiful vineyard (accompanied by adorable chickens!), spectacular yard and breathtaking views, deciding to have your wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate will be the best decision you will make for your wedding. To say we love Judy and POVE, is a complete understatement! She is incredible and I wish I could get married (to the same man!) every year! Read less
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kats418
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
My daughter's wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was perfect in every way! Judy was a dream to work with. She responded to every email immediately and accommodated every request. The property itself is breathtaking, and once the sun went down and the lighting came on, the vision was pure magic. From the moment we met Judy just about a year before the wedding, to the day after when we collected everything we'd left behind, we could not have asked for anything more. Perfection!
My daughter's wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was perfect in every way! Judy was a dream to work with. She Read more...
My daughter's wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate was perfect in every way! Judy was a dream to work with. She responded to every email immediately and accommodated every request. The property itself is breathtaking, and once the sun went down and the lighting came on, the vision was pure magic. From the moment we met Judy just about a year before the wedding, to the day after when we collected everything we'd left behind, we could not have asked for anything more. Perfection! Read less
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Ashlyn
Wedding:
8/21/2010
4.8/5.0
My wedding was absolutely beautiful and amazing! The only downfall I had with our wedding was the time we had. I reserved the space for 8 hours, 5 of which were for the entire event. My Ceremony started at 5pm and before I knew it BAM music off and lights out at 9:30. I knew this was the rule but I intended to have guests mingle once the music had stopped. By this time I was feeling rushed to end to event and I could feel my guests felt rushed to leave as well. Other than that it was absolutely perfect! Keep in mind to have the event earlier in the day or have another plan in mind to keep the event going. THANK YOU JUDY!
My wedding was absolutely beautiful and amazing! The only downfall I had with our wedding was the time we had. I reserved Read more...
My wedding was absolutely beautiful and amazing! The only downfall I had with our wedding was the time we had. I reserved the space for 8 hours, 5 of which were for the entire event. My Ceremony started at 5pm and before I knew it BAM music off and lights out at 9:30. I knew this was the rule but I intended to have guests mingle once the music had stopped. By this time I was feeling rushed to end to event and I could feel my guests felt rushed to leave as well. Other than that it was absolutely perfect! Keep in mind to have the event earlier in the day or have another plan in mind to keep the event going. THANK YOU JUDY! Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
We wanted to get married in a vineyard and also near the ocean... not an easy thing to accomplish! At first the up front cost caused us to look elsewhere, but then after learning that it includes a TON of rental equipment and allows us to pick our own caterer and bring our own drinks it ended up being a great deal.

The location is simply gorgeous. Beautiful green grass, natural flowers everywhere (no need to go crazy with your own arrangements), view of the ocean in the distance, and their very own personal vineyard (perfect for pictures). There is also a deck on one side of the house with great views of the mountains and nearby valley. This area was perfect for our cocktail hour.

Judy was simply awesome, she was VERY accommodating and flexible with vendors, supplies, etc. I couldn't have asked for a better "host" for her house. We didn't even notice she was there until the very end when she helped us pack up a few things.

Tips: The venue is a short drive from the freeway, but you will need to rent shuttles to take you up to the location. We had everyone stay at the local Best Western which had a great big bar area to continue the party.

Also its important to have plenty of heat lamps, even in the summer the fog rolls in and it gets a bit chilly for the grandparents and dress-wearers.
We wanted to get married in a vineyard and also near the ocean... not an easy thing to accomplish! At first the up front Read more...
We wanted to get married in a vineyard and also near the ocean... not an easy thing to accomplish! At first the up front cost caused us to look elsewhere, but then after learning that it includes a TON of rental equipment and allows us to pick our own caterer and bring our own drinks it ended up being a great deal.

The location is simply gorgeous. Beautiful green grass, natural flowers everywhere (no need to go crazy with your own arrangements), view of the ocean in the distance, and their very own personal vineyard (perfect for pictures). There is also a deck on one side of the house with great views of the mountains and nearby valley. This area was perfect for our cocktail hour.

Judy was simply awesome, she was VERY accommodating and flexible with vendors, supplies, etc. I couldn't have asked for a better "host" for her house. We didn't even notice she was there until the very end when she helped us pack up a few things.

Tips: The venue is a short drive from the freeway, but you will need to rent shuttles to take you up to the location. We had everyone stay at the local Best Western which had a great big bar area to continue the party.

Also its important to have plenty of heat lamps, even in the summer the fog rolls in and it gets a bit chilly for the grandparents and dress-wearers. Read less
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Cody
Wedding:
8/7/2010
4.8/5.0
My husband and I were very quick to choose Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate (POVE). We were absolutely stunned when we arrived to view the property for the first time. It had everything we wanted... A beautiful estate in the mountains with an awesome lawn and a view of the ocean! We didn't even look at any other venues. We booked it on the spot.

Our first choice was actually Nestldown in Los Gatos, but when we discovered their astronomical price we were completely turned off. We stumbled upon POVE online and decided to give it a shot. Our wedding was absolutely amazing and all of our friends and family can't stop raving about how beautiful the location was. It was close to the ocean, but above the fog line, so their were no worries about it being foggy and drippy. The entire wedding was outdoors and we had full range of the property (vineyard, indoor pool and bridal room with bathroom included). We needed minimal decorations because the property itself is so perfectly landscaped. The only flowers we used were in the bouquets and boutonnieres, and that's all we really needed.

There is no parking for guests on the property, so you are required to hire a shuttle. That worried me at first, but it worked out great, and our friends loved riding the shuttles up and down the mountain.

The owners are so kind and genuine, we felt so at home, every time we visited the property. They don't require you to pick from a list of their vendors (though many of theirs are great). And the best part is that you can arrange your ceremony however you choose... On the deck with a mountain view, or on the lawn with a garden view or facing the other way with a view of the house (which belongs in a Martha Stewart magazine article I should add).

I loved my wedding day and I loved POVE!
My husband and I were very quick to choose Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate (POVE). We were absolutely stunned when we arrived Read more...
My husband and I were very quick to choose Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate (POVE). We were absolutely stunned when we arrived to view the property for the first time. It had everything we wanted... A beautiful estate in the mountains with an awesome lawn and a view of the ocean! We didn't even look at any other venues. We booked it on the spot.

Our first choice was actually Nestldown in Los Gatos, but when we discovered their astronomical price we were completely turned off. We stumbled upon POVE online and decided to give it a shot. Our wedding was absolutely amazing and all of our friends and family can't stop raving about how beautiful the location was. It was close to the ocean, but above the fog line, so their were no worries about it being foggy and drippy. The entire wedding was outdoors and we had full range of the property (vineyard, indoor pool and bridal room with bathroom included). We needed minimal decorations because the property itself is so perfectly landscaped. The only flowers we used were in the bouquets and boutonnieres, and that's all we really needed.

There is no parking for guests on the property, so you are required to hire a shuttle. That worried me at first, but it worked out great, and our friends loved riding the shuttles up and down the mountain.

The owners are so kind and genuine, we felt so at home, every time we visited the property. They don't require you to pick from a list of their vendors (though many of theirs are great). And the best part is that you can arrange your ceremony however you choose... On the deck with a mountain view, or on the lawn with a garden view or facing the other way with a view of the house (which belongs in a Martha Stewart magazine article I should add).

I loved my wedding day and I loved POVE! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Pacific Oaks is a unique & beautiful site for a wedding! This private estate offers panoramic views, picturesque gardens, spacious decks & lawn area for ceremony & reception seating. The site feels both elegant and romantic, yet at the same time intimate. Judy is wonderful & genuinely cares that your day is fabulous. Being able to arrange for a private estate for your wedding is fabulous, and Pacific Oaks is a one of a kind gem.
Pacific Oaks is a unique & beautiful site for a wedding! This private estate offers panoramic views, picturesque gardens, Read more...
Pacific Oaks is a unique & beautiful site for a wedding! This private estate offers panoramic views, picturesque gardens, spacious decks & lawn area for ceremony & reception seating. The site feels both elegant and romantic, yet at the same time intimate. Judy is wonderful & genuinely cares that your day is fabulous. Being able to arrange for a private estate for your wedding is fabulous, and Pacific Oaks is a one of a kind gem. Read less
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vmurphy
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Amazing!! Our wedding was beautiful, and the owner, Judy, was great throughout the whole process. POVE is definitely a venue worth at least checking out. It's a gorgeous estate, and all of our guests were amazed with the scenery and the setup.
Amazing!! Our wedding was beautiful, and the owner, Judy, was great throughout the whole process. POVE is definitely a Read more...
Amazing!! Our wedding was beautiful, and the owner, Judy, was great throughout the whole process. POVE is definitely a venue worth at least checking out. It's a gorgeous estate, and all of our guests were amazed with the scenery and the setup. Read less
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C and J
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.8/5.0
I would just like to take a moment to tell you how wonderful our experience was working with Pacific Oaks Vineyard. From the first time Justin and I viewed the property, to the day of our wedding, I knew there was something special about Pacific Oaks Vineyards. There is just an overwhelming feeling of calmness and tranquility on the grounds, and kindness from the owners.

The day of our wedding was perfect; everything looked exactly how I had envisioned it, from the foliage, to the lighting, to the set up of everything. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location to spend the most important day of my life. I will always keep our beautiful memories with me.


Courteney & Justin
I would just like to take a moment to tell you how wonderful our experience was working with Pacific Oaks Vineyard. From Read more...
I would just like to take a moment to tell you how wonderful our experience was working with Pacific Oaks Vineyard. From the first time Justin and I viewed the property, to the day of our wedding, I knew there was something special about Pacific Oaks Vineyards. There is just an overwhelming feeling of calmness and tranquility on the grounds, and kindness from the owners.

The day of our wedding was perfect; everything looked exactly how I had envisioned it, from the foliage, to the lighting, to the set up of everything. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect location to spend the most important day of my life. I will always keep our beautiful memories with me.


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Ubride7
Wedding:
8/18/2007
1.1/5.0
My husband and I got married at this venue in August of 2007 and I hope that since then many things have changed. I had a terrible experience with Judy and the planner that we HAD to use (Mary Lou).

Judy was rude, not willing to work with us on any of our terms and shut down our wedding after our guests had been dancing for 2 songs. During our reception, Judy and her husband were sitting on their couch in their living room (right next the ceremony area ... they have glass doors) and were watching TV! Many of my guests and family members commented on this and in the midst of it all I didn't know what to do.

Judy and Mary Lou were not helpful to our vendors or friends who were trying to bend over backwards to abide by their rules. If I could go back, I would not have had my wedding there. Way too much hassle for a not very happy bride.

I would not recommend this venue to any couples and strongly suggest you look elsewhere.
My husband and I got married at this venue in August of 2007 and I hope that since then many things have changed. I had a Read more...
My husband and I got married at this venue in August of 2007 and I hope that since then many things have changed. I had a terrible experience with Judy and the planner that we HAD to use (Mary Lou).

Judy was rude, not willing to work with us on any of our terms and shut down our wedding after our guests had been dancing for 2 songs. During our reception, Judy and her husband were sitting on their couch in their living room (right next the ceremony area ... they have glass doors) and were watching TV! Many of my guests and family members commented on this and in the midst of it all I didn't know what to do.

Judy and Mary Lou were not helpful to our vendors or friends who were trying to bend over backwards to abide by their rules. If I could go back, I would not have had my wedding there. Way too much hassle for a not very happy bride.

I would not recommend this venue to any couples and strongly suggest you look elsewhere. Read less
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Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate responded with the following comments:

Oh my goodness Ashley,

I am surprised and troubled with your review 5 years after your lovely wedding at Pacific Oaks Vineyard. I recall you thanking me at the conclusion of your wedding; how your wedding was everything you hoped for and you loved it.

Pacific Oaks Vineyard is a private Estate and as the owners we are home during an event.

The time for the music to conclude in 2007 was 10:00 PM; this reception/music did continue until 10:00 PM; I am puzzled by the statement “turned the music off after 2 songs”.

I recall the caterer was a caterer who catered events at the church the bride attended; she provided excellent service and we worked well together; never having any tension in our professional relationship at Pacific Oaks.

I truly regret that even after 5 years this bride feels the necessity to express these sentiments. I would like to encourage interested couples to read the sweet words from couples on our web site: www.PacificOaksVineyardEstate.com and read the reviews posted on the Wedding Wire.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This venue was absolutely a dream come true. Our wedding day felt like a dream. The gorgeous views, charming house, and rustic feel, created a magical atmosphere that our guests loved. The home owner was very understanding and a complete joy to work with! I could not have imagined any better place to say "I do!"
This venue was absolutely a dream come true. Our wedding day felt like a dream. The gorgeous views, charming house, and Read more...
This venue was absolutely a dream come true. Our wedding day felt like a dream. The gorgeous views, charming house, and rustic feel, created a magical atmosphere that our guests loved. The home owner was very understanding and a complete joy to work with! I could not have imagined any better place to say "I do!" Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't imagine a more beautiful place to have an event! We still continue to receive comments from our guests as to how amazing the venue was.

Thank you, Judy! You made our occasion extra special.
I can't imagine a more beautiful place to have an event! We still continue to receive comments from our guests as to how Read more...
I can't imagine a more beautiful place to have an event! We still continue to receive comments from our guests as to how amazing the venue was.

Thank you, Judy! You made our occasion extra special. Read less
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