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Paradise Ridge Winery

Santa Rosa , CA
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4545 Thomas Lake Harris Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95403 US (map)

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707-528-9463

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Paradise Ridge Winery is an elegant fine wine estate nestled high on a hill in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Located just minutes from downtown Santa Rosa and Highway 101, our... Read more
Paradise Ridge Winery is an elegant fine wine estate nestled high on a hill in the heart of Sonoma County Wine Country. Located just minutes from downtown Santa Rosa and Highway 101, our facility combines the comforts of an event site with the elegance of a family owned and operated wine estate. Magnificently situated on 156-acres overlooking estate vineyards and the Russian River Valley, Paradise Ridge offers a private and unique setting with “The most beautiful view in Sonoma County.”

Paradise Ridge Winery was created with elegant social functions in mind. Our facility has versatile space upstairs, downstairs, inside and outside, which together and/or separately can accommodate up to 250 persons. It is the perfect compliment to the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Expansive mahogany decks encircle the main room that looks over a terrace graced with fountains. We have taken the time to add personal touches, creating the perfect setting for special events.To get to the winery you drive up a road draped in trees and surrounded by vineyards. Occasionally deer are in the meadows to greet you. The view from the winery is incredible, overlooking our estate vineyards and extending miles in all directions.Paradise Ridge has carefully selected several excellent and exclusive caterers for you to choose from, for your special event at Paradise. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
5
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
5
Describe your venue:
Winery
Describe the style of your venue
Rustic, Classic, Garden
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
250
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Rentals, Lighting / Sound, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Alisa
Wedding:
5/20/2016
4.7/5.0
Paradise Ridge was absolutely stunning and we are so glad we chose it for our wedding venue! We toured a lot of venues before selecting Paradise Ridge. Although it was a bit more costly than we had originally budgeted for our venue, it was absolutely worth the value. The pros:
1) The reception/dancing can go into the night. Most Napa/Sonoma venues have a hard 10pm music cut-off time due to city noise ordinances. PRW allowed our reception to go until 1am, so we didn't feel the need to provide an after party. You pay overtime beyond midnight, but it's definitely worth it.
2) The scenery. Your photos will be amazing. The LOVE sign lit up at night is stunning. You also save on decor because the venue speaks for itself!
3) One location for everything. You can have your first look and photos in the vineyards, a beautiful outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour on the veranda, and indoor reception in the ballroom. They even have an indoor space downstairs as a backup for the ceremony in case it rains on your big day (wedding tents are expensive!).
4) Martha is so fun to work with. We are members now and love going back!

The cons:
1) Cost. We saved a bit by having a Friday wedding. But the exclusive vendors (although lovely) are kinda pricey. Definitely price out the exclusive caterers before booking if you're on a budget.
2) Some guests sit outside on the veranda for dinner if you have a large wedding. We had 144 guests, so 2 tables of guests were outside for dinner. It was beautiful, but on a May evening it was pretty chilly even with the heaters. In the summer this wouldn't be a problem at all.
3) Some firm rules/restrictions - but you'll find this with any winery venue. They are a winery by day so you can't have your rehearsal any old time...you have to work around their schedule and other weddings/events. Also, no throwing of anything or any fresh flower petals. We were allowed to have our puppy in the wedding though :)
Paradise Ridge was absolutely stunning and we are so glad we chose it for our wedding venue! We toured a lot of venues Read more...
Paradise Ridge was absolutely stunning and we are so glad we chose it for our wedding venue! We toured a lot of venues before selecting Paradise Ridge. Although it was a bit more costly than we had originally budgeted for our venue, it was absolutely worth the value. The pros:
1) The reception/dancing can go into the night. Most Napa/Sonoma venues have a hard 10pm music cut-off time due to city noise ordinances. PRW allowed our reception to go until 1am, so we didn't feel the need to provide an after party. You pay overtime beyond midnight, but it's definitely worth it.
2) The scenery. Your photos will be amazing. The LOVE sign lit up at night is stunning. You also save on decor because the venue speaks for itself!
3) One location for everything. You can have your first look and photos in the vineyards, a beautiful outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour on the veranda, and indoor reception in the ballroom. They even have an indoor space downstairs as a backup for the ceremony in case it rains on your big day (wedding tents are expensive!).
4) Martha is so fun to work with. We are members now and love going back!

The cons:
1) Cost. We saved a bit by having a Friday wedding. But the exclusive vendors (although lovely) are kinda pricey. Definitely price out the exclusive caterers before booking if you're on a budget.
2) Some guests sit outside on the veranda for dinner if you have a large wedding. We had 144 guests, so 2 tables of guests were outside for dinner. It was beautiful, but on a May evening it was pretty chilly even with the heaters. In the summer this wouldn't be a problem at all.
3) Some firm rules/restrictions - but you'll find this with any winery venue. They are a winery by day so you can't have your rehearsal any old time...you have to work around their schedule and other weddings/events. Also, no throwing of anything or any fresh flower petals. We were allowed to have our puppy in the wedding though :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Paradise Ridge is a beautiful venue and all of our guests commented on how gorgeous a setting it was for a wedding. It was the first venue we visited and we could tell it was the one the moment we walked in the door. The winery setting flows very well from the outdoor ceremony site to the wrap around deck/veranda for happy hour to the indoor tasting room for dinner. Martha Marquez was a pleasure to work with, very helpful and very responsive. The staff at Paradise Ridge was very friendly. If I had to book a wedding venue again I would choose Paradise Ridge all over again, no question.
Paradise Ridge is a beautiful venue and all of our guests commented on how gorgeous a setting it was for a wedding. It was Read more...
Paradise Ridge is a beautiful venue and all of our guests commented on how gorgeous a setting it was for a wedding. It was the first venue we visited and we could tell it was the one the moment we walked in the door. The winery setting flows very well from the outdoor ceremony site to the wrap around deck/veranda for happy hour to the indoor tasting room for dinner. Martha Marquez was a pleasure to work with, very helpful and very responsive. The staff at Paradise Ridge was very friendly. If I had to book a wedding venue again I would choose Paradise Ridge all over again, no question. Read less
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Evelyn
Wedding:
8/27/2015
4.8/5.0
A true "Wedding in Paradise". Breathtaking venue with unbelievable views. We visited over 15 wineries in Sonoma/ Napa and chose Paradise Ridge Winery for our 100+ person destination wedding... and we're glad we did!
We absolutely loved the artwork dotted around the property, and our guests were in awe of the beautiful landscape and views of the city. Great amount of space and layout for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception on site. Staff were responsive and helpful with planning and on the day of. Highly recommend!
A true "Wedding in Paradise". Breathtaking venue with unbelievable views. We visited over 15 wineries in Sonoma/ Napa and Read more...
A true "Wedding in Paradise". Breathtaking venue with unbelievable views. We visited over 15 wineries in Sonoma/ Napa and chose Paradise Ridge Winery for our 100+ person destination wedding... and we're glad we did!
We absolutely loved the artwork dotted around the property, and our guests were in awe of the beautiful landscape and views of the city. Great amount of space and layout for ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception on site. Staff were responsive and helpful with planning and on the day of. Highly recommend! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
We had our wedding here in July. The venue is stunning - it's on a hill with amazing views. It has a natural elegance and beauty, which means you don't need a lot of decoration to make it a beautiful wedding. I loved the outdoor ceremony site, I have wonderful memories of looking out over the rolling vineyards during our ceremony. I also really loved that they have a nice indoor space for the reception. This was surprisingly hard to find - there are many great outdoor venues in Northern CA, but often the reception is outdoors as well (which gets really cold since the temperature drops at night!!), or the indoor area isn't that nice. The reception room was simple, classic, and had amazing views with the wall of glass doors. They also have a separate downstairs area which can be used however you want - as an indoor ceremony site if it rains, or a childcare space, or just extra space. There were many places to be - the ceremony site, oak tree deck, front wrap around deck, reception room, and downstairs room - felt spacious and relaxed.

This place does 2-3 weddings a week, so it is a like a well oiled machine, which I thought made the planning a lot easier since everything had been worked out. They require a day-of coordinator which was a godsend, Lisa Bravo made our wedding so easy and seamless.

Only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is these downsides:
1) like all wineries, they do not allow hard alcohol on site, which is a bit of a bummer. Our caterer (Park Avenue) served brandy-based cocktails instead, which were a pretty good substitute.
2) Martha, the main venue coordinator, can be a bit unresponsive / disorganized. Often we'd send an email with 4 questions, not hear anything for a few days, then get a reply with just 1 or 2 answered. Not a huge deal, but I had expected a bit more given the high price.

Overall, we absolutely *loved* getting married here. Thinking back on all of the other venues we considered, I am so happy we chose this one.
We had our wedding here in July. The venue is stunning - it's on a hill with amazing views. It has a natural elegance and Read more...
We had our wedding here in July. The venue is stunning - it's on a hill with amazing views. It has a natural elegance and beauty, which means you don't need a lot of decoration to make it a beautiful wedding. I loved the outdoor ceremony site, I have wonderful memories of looking out over the rolling vineyards during our ceremony. I also really loved that they have a nice indoor space for the reception. This was surprisingly hard to find - there are many great outdoor venues in Northern CA, but often the reception is outdoors as well (which gets really cold since the temperature drops at night!!), or the indoor area isn't that nice. The reception room was simple, classic, and had amazing views with the wall of glass doors. They also have a separate downstairs area which can be used however you want - as an indoor ceremony site if it rains, or a childcare space, or just extra space. There were many places to be - the ceremony site, oak tree deck, front wrap around deck, reception room, and downstairs room - felt spacious and relaxed.

This place does 2-3 weddings a week, so it is a like a well oiled machine, which I thought made the planning a lot easier since everything had been worked out. They require a day-of coordinator which was a godsend, Lisa Bravo made our wedding so easy and seamless.

Only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is these downsides:
1) like all wineries, they do not allow hard alcohol on site, which is a bit of a bummer. Our caterer (Park Avenue) served brandy-based cocktails instead, which were a pretty good substitute.
2) Martha, the main venue coordinator, can be a bit unresponsive / disorganized. Often we'd send an email with 4 questions, not hear anything for a few days, then get a reply with just 1 or 2 answered. Not a huge deal, but I had expected a bit more given the high price.

Overall, we absolutely *loved* getting married here. Thinking back on all of the other venues we considered, I am so happy we chose this one. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The team at Paradise Ridge was excellent to work with. Very time efficient and helpful, they always responded to any questions quickly and helpfully. They made the whole venue process wonderful.
The team at Paradise Ridge was excellent to work with. Very time efficient and helpful, they always responded to any Read more...
The team at Paradise Ridge was excellent to work with. Very time efficient and helpful, they always responded to any questions quickly and helpfully. They made the whole venue process wonderful. Read less
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Tawnya
Wedding:
5/11/2015
5.0/5.0
This winery was an excellent venue for our elopement. Beautiful scenery and very accompanying people. I would highly recommend.
This winery was an excellent venue for our elopement. Beautiful scenery and very accompanying people. I would highly Read more...
This winery was an excellent venue for our elopement. Beautiful scenery and very accompanying people. I would highly recommend. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
3/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Paradise Ridge Winery was beyond perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception!
It is so beautiful and offers tons of amazing photo opportunities.
Paradise Ridge Winery was beyond perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception!
It is so beautiful and offers tons Read more...
Paradise Ridge Winery was beyond perfect for our wedding ceremony and reception!
It is so beautiful and offers tons of amazing photo opportunities. Read less
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Paradise Ridge Winery responded with the following comments:

Congratulations on an unforgettable ceremony and reception here in Paradise. Your wedding was truly beautiful!
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Kate
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Paradise Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. I wanted a venue that not only reflected the beautiful wineries that California offers but also had that woodsy feel to it. Paradise Ridge truly was my Fall Fantasy. We held our wedding the first weekend of November because of it being out of wedding season pricing but mostly because the colors of the leaves and the vineyard are a beautiful golds, yellows, reds and oranges. The venue sits on top of a hill and overlooks not only the vineyard but also the entire Santa Rosa City. We had perfect warm weather that weekend and our sunset wedding made the day feel like it was out of a storybook.

The venue was accommodating to most of our wants (minus the sparklers, we opted for a candlelight exit). Martha was wonderful to work with from advising us on vendors to great local places to hold our engagement dinner. There isn't anything more I would have changed about my wedding looking back. Everyone kept saying how beautiful the place was and everyone said it was unique and could see why we choose such an incredible location.

In fact we got some Christmas cards from friends who had the background from our wedding! This place is special and it's not just the large LOVE sign that makes this place beautiful but the whole venue is stunning from every area. Also, the wine was a huge hit! Their reds are a perfect blend!
Paradise Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. I wanted a venue that not only reflected the beautiful wineries that Read more...
Paradise Ridge was the perfect place for our wedding. I wanted a venue that not only reflected the beautiful wineries that California offers but also had that woodsy feel to it. Paradise Ridge truly was my Fall Fantasy. We held our wedding the first weekend of November because of it being out of wedding season pricing but mostly because the colors of the leaves and the vineyard are a beautiful golds, yellows, reds and oranges. The venue sits on top of a hill and overlooks not only the vineyard but also the entire Santa Rosa City. We had perfect warm weather that weekend and our sunset wedding made the day feel like it was out of a storybook.

The venue was accommodating to most of our wants (minus the sparklers, we opted for a candlelight exit). Martha was wonderful to work with from advising us on vendors to great local places to hold our engagement dinner. There isn't anything more I would have changed about my wedding looking back. Everyone kept saying how beautiful the place was and everyone said it was unique and could see why we choose such an incredible location.

In fact we got some Christmas cards from friends who had the background from our wedding! This place is special and it's not just the large LOVE sign that makes this place beautiful but the whole venue is stunning from every area. Also, the wine was a huge hit! Their reds are a perfect blend! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery in October 2014, and it was AMAZING!! Seriously the best place I could have imagined for a wedding. Paradise Ridge has it all: a gorgeous venue that is perfectly setup for weddings, beautiful views of wine country, great wine, friendly staff, and flexible hours.

Although it's off a busy area in Santa Rosa, it feels very secluded and intimate, at the top of a long winding driveway, with sweeping views of the vineyards below. There are several distinct areas to hold various parts of the event: a front patio with a gorgeous large tree, where we had welcome drinks; a patio in the back for the ceremony, overlooking the vineyards below; a long wooden veranda running along the side of the winery that's great for cocktail hour (especially during sunset!); and a beautiful pavillion that's perfect for dinner & dancing.

Unlike many spots in wine country that have a 10pm curfew for weddings, PRW lets you go as late as you want, so we went until 11pm and had a full two hours of dancing after dinner. Martha, the events manager at PRW, was great to work with and provided a lot of good suggestions for vendors, but was also flexible when we wanted to go "off list".

The only tradeoff is that PRW, like most winery venues, only allows wine and beer - no hard alcohol. But it ended up not being a big deal, because we had some fun cocktails at our rehearsal dinner the night before, and picked a lot of great wines to serve throughout the evening of our wedding. PRW lets you pick as many as you want, and you only pay for what you drink, which is awesome and makes it totally stress-free.

I can go on and on about PRW, but I'll end by saying that we were extremely happy we chose PRW for our wedding venue, and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing!
We had our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery in October 2014, and it was AMAZING!! Seriously the best place I could have Read more...
We had our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery in October 2014, and it was AMAZING!! Seriously the best place I could have imagined for a wedding. Paradise Ridge has it all: a gorgeous venue that is perfectly setup for weddings, beautiful views of wine country, great wine, friendly staff, and flexible hours.

Although it's off a busy area in Santa Rosa, it feels very secluded and intimate, at the top of a long winding driveway, with sweeping views of the vineyards below. There are several distinct areas to hold various parts of the event: a front patio with a gorgeous large tree, where we had welcome drinks; a patio in the back for the ceremony, overlooking the vineyards below; a long wooden veranda running along the side of the winery that's great for cocktail hour (especially during sunset!); and a beautiful pavillion that's perfect for dinner & dancing.

Unlike many spots in wine country that have a 10pm curfew for weddings, PRW lets you go as late as you want, so we went until 11pm and had a full two hours of dancing after dinner. Martha, the events manager at PRW, was great to work with and provided a lot of good suggestions for vendors, but was also flexible when we wanted to go "off list".

The only tradeoff is that PRW, like most winery venues, only allows wine and beer - no hard alcohol. But it ended up not being a big deal, because we had some fun cocktails at our rehearsal dinner the night before, and picked a lot of great wines to serve throughout the evening of our wedding. PRW lets you pick as many as you want, and you only pay for what you drink, which is awesome and makes it totally stress-free.

I can go on and on about PRW, but I'll end by saying that we were extremely happy we chose PRW for our wedding venue, and if I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
Our wedding was absolutely amazing at Paradise. Martha and her team were extremely impressive with their responsiveness and their professionalism. All of our guests were blown away with the ceremony and the views here and we are still hearing about how much they loved everything about this venue. Couldn't have had a better wedding!
Our wedding was absolutely amazing at Paradise. Martha and her team were extremely impressive with their responsiveness Read more...
Our wedding was absolutely amazing at Paradise. Martha and her team were extremely impressive with their responsiveness and their professionalism. All of our guests were blown away with the ceremony and the views here and we are still hearing about how much they loved everything about this venue. Couldn't have had a better wedding! Read less
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