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Paradise Ridge Winery

Santa Rosa , CA

LOCATION

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

PHONE

707-528-9463

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Private User
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
My partner and I just had our wedding at Paradise Ridge two weeks ago and it was so amazing, we wish we could do it again. Martha and her team were wonderful to work with prior to the wedding – they were so patient and accommodating of all of my (millions of) questions and requests over email. They always responded promptly and on the day of they provided everything they had promised, from the specific types of beer we requested to every little decorative detail. Getting married at Paradise Ridge was like a dream. It is such a beautiful venue – and then to have everything happen without a hitch was pretty remarkable. (We also used Ali DiLuvio as our day-of coordinator and we highly recommend her!) We were disappointed initially because the winery can’t serve hard alcohol (per their license), but we found that our guests were happy nonetheless and everyone still got reasonably intoxicated ☺ The price is very reasonable, the staff are wonderful, and the view is unbelievable.
My partner and I just had our wedding at Paradise Ridge two weeks ago and it was so amazing, we wish we could do it again. Read more...
My partner and I just had our wedding at Paradise Ridge two weeks ago and it was so amazing, we wish we could do it again. Martha and her team were wonderful to work with prior to the wedding – they were so patient and accommodating of all of my (millions of) questions and requests over email. They always responded promptly and on the day of they provided everything they had promised, from the specific types of beer we requested to every little decorative detail. Getting married at Paradise Ridge was like a dream. It is such a beautiful venue – and then to have everything happen without a hitch was pretty remarkable. (We also used Ali DiLuvio as our day-of coordinator and we highly recommend her!) We were disappointed initially because the winery can’t serve hard alcohol (per their license), but we found that our guests were happy nonetheless and everyone still got reasonably intoxicated ☺ The price is very reasonable, the staff are wonderful, and the view is unbelievable. Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Paradise Ridge was a beautiful venue for our elopement! The weather was perfect, and they allowed us all over the property to select the perfect spot for the ceremony and pictures. The PR staff was super friendly - even for our small elopement ceremony, everyone from the bartenders to the owners offered their congratulations. PR is an amazing place, looking forward to visiting again from Ohio.
Paradise Ridge was a beautiful venue for our elopement! The weather was perfect, and they allowed us all over the property Read more...
Paradise Ridge was a beautiful venue for our elopement! The weather was perfect, and they allowed us all over the property to select the perfect spot for the ceremony and pictures. The PR staff was super friendly - even for our small elopement ceremony, everyone from the bartenders to the owners offered their congratulations. PR is an amazing place, looking forward to visiting again from Ohio. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Love, love, love!!! My wedding here was amazing and would highly recommend any bride to consider getting married here.
Between Paradise Ridge, the view and my wedding flowers everything was a dream!
Thank you!!!
Love, love, love!!! My wedding here was amazing and would highly recommend any bride to consider getting married Read more...
Love, love, love!!! My wedding here was amazing and would highly recommend any bride to consider getting married here.
Between Paradise Ridge, the view and my wedding flowers everything was a dream!
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Amy
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
This actually IS Paradise!
When we were planning our destination wedding, we never imagined we would come across a venue like this. We knew we wanted something we couldn't get in Chicago, but this was amazing. The view, alone, is breathtaking. But the layout and staff were the icing on the cake. Martha was so incredible to work with and made for easy and simple planning. We were able to try the wine before selecting and we were so pleased with everything we selected. Our guests were so amazed at how beautiful everything was. We were all able to enjoy the scenery of the day, the sunset, and the glory of the lights at night. It doesn't get much better than this!!
Thank you Paradise Ridge for a beautiful wedding!
This actually IS Paradise!
When we were planning our destination wedding, we never imagined we would come across a Read more...
This actually IS Paradise!
When we were planning our destination wedding, we never imagined we would come across a venue like this. We knew we wanted something we couldn't get in Chicago, but this was amazing. The view, alone, is breathtaking. But the layout and staff were the icing on the cake. Martha was so incredible to work with and made for easy and simple planning. We were able to try the wine before selecting and we were so pleased with everything we selected. Our guests were so amazed at how beautiful everything was. We were all able to enjoy the scenery of the day, the sunset, and the glory of the lights at night. It doesn't get much better than this!!
Thank you Paradise Ridge for a beautiful wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
There were moments while planning for our wedding that we doubted our decisions on some of our vendors, our guest list, our budget...the list goes on. The one decision we never doubted was choosing to have our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery. We came to California from New York to browse venues in wine country and the first place we visited was Paradise Ridge. After that, everything paled by comparison and despite looking at 5 other venues in person, we just kept coming back to Paradise Ridge. From the view of the vineyards to the intimate feel of the ballroom to the gorgeous terrace and deck, it was too perfect to pass up.

What made it even better was that Martha, the event manager, was a pleasure to work with. Responsive, professional, and genuinely excited to be part of our day, she was extremely helpful and the perfect breath of fresh air and energy during the planning stages.

Our vision came alive on our wedding day and it was just as beautiful as we imagined, if not more. Our guests were blown away by the scenery and overall vibe of the winery, and so were we. Thank you to the whole staff at the venue. We couldn't be happier with our experience at Paradise!
There were moments while planning for our wedding that we doubted our decisions on some of our vendors, our guest list, Read more...
There were moments while planning for our wedding that we doubted our decisions on some of our vendors, our guest list, our budget...the list goes on. The one decision we never doubted was choosing to have our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery. We came to California from New York to browse venues in wine country and the first place we visited was Paradise Ridge. After that, everything paled by comparison and despite looking at 5 other venues in person, we just kept coming back to Paradise Ridge. From the view of the vineyards to the intimate feel of the ballroom to the gorgeous terrace and deck, it was too perfect to pass up.

What made it even better was that Martha, the event manager, was a pleasure to work with. Responsive, professional, and genuinely excited to be part of our day, she was extremely helpful and the perfect breath of fresh air and energy during the planning stages.

Our vision came alive on our wedding day and it was just as beautiful as we imagined, if not more. Our guests were blown away by the scenery and overall vibe of the winery, and so were we. Thank you to the whole staff at the venue. We couldn't be happier with our experience at Paradise! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Best Venue Ever!!! Such a beautiful venue. My out of towners were blown away. I was looking to create a vintage style wedding in my hometown and wanted a venue that would not only give my out-of-towners something to remember, a preview of what wine country has to offer...after all they were spending a pretty penny to travel to Santa Rosa, CA from the east coast and this trip was considered their only summer vacation for most!!! Paradise Ridge Winery was perfect, the setting was gorgeous and the view was amazing. By night fall the lights of my hometown lit up the sky and added to a magical night! The staff was great! Martha was amazing. She was very responsive and accommodating and did everything she could to make the night one to remember! My guests still talk about how beautiful the venue was! Thank you Paradise Ridge!!!!! Love Beth & Jeff
Best Venue Ever!!! Such a beautiful venue. My out of towners were blown away. I was looking to create a vintage style Read more...
Best Venue Ever!!! Such a beautiful venue. My out of towners were blown away. I was looking to create a vintage style wedding in my hometown and wanted a venue that would not only give my out-of-towners something to remember, a preview of what wine country has to offer...after all they were spending a pretty penny to travel to Santa Rosa, CA from the east coast and this trip was considered their only summer vacation for most!!! Paradise Ridge Winery was perfect, the setting was gorgeous and the view was amazing. By night fall the lights of my hometown lit up the sky and added to a magical night! The staff was great! Martha was amazing. She was very responsive and accommodating and did everything she could to make the night one to remember! My guests still talk about how beautiful the venue was! Thank you Paradise Ridge!!!!! Love Beth & Jeff Read less
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CW
Wedding:
4/29/2013
4.8/5.0
We got married here April 2013. It is a beautiful location for a sunset wedding! We were bathed in warm golden sunlight during the ceremony and surrounded by rolling green hills and vineyards. In the evening the city lights shimmered in the background. My guests said it was breathtaking. As a bride from Canada, all the planning was done remotely and all went smoothly and beautifully!

~ Pricing: There's an off-season discount from Nov-Apr. In addition to the seasonal discount, there is a substantial discount for weekday weddings. For a destination wedding, we didn't mind having the wedding on the Monday as most of us were already on vacation!

~ Rental: The rental included the outdoor terrace (ceremony), the tasting room with the gorgeous chandeliers (reception), the deck with the beautiful views (cocktail hour), banquet chairs for the ceremony (we thought these looked like 80's conference chairs and rented white folding chair through the caterer instead), and chiavari chairs for the reception. It also came with 2 wine barrels perfect for big floral arrangements. The trees on the terrace are decorated with twinkle lights year round, which added an extra sparkle to the reception. The cellar is available as an indoor ceremony alternative. It has a cozy, but almost homely feel to it. With the stunning views it would have been disappointing if we had to use the cellar for an indoor wedding. The bride room is also small and was probably converted from an office, but a good space to store the decorations and favors the day before the wedding.

~ Wedding Coordinator: Martha, the wedding/event coordinator, did not mind answering all my emails. If you need an immediate answer the best way to reach her is to call. I hit a few snags with the insurance and Martha was very helpful. One thing to note, she is not the day-of coordinator, so you will need to hire /assign your own day-of wedding coordinator to make sure someone gets you down the aisle!
We got married here April 2013. It is a beautiful location for a sunset wedding! We were bathed in warm golden sunlight Read more...
We got married here April 2013. It is a beautiful location for a sunset wedding! We were bathed in warm golden sunlight during the ceremony and surrounded by rolling green hills and vineyards. In the evening the city lights shimmered in the background. My guests said it was breathtaking. As a bride from Canada, all the planning was done remotely and all went smoothly and beautifully!

~ Pricing: There's an off-season discount from Nov-Apr. In addition to the seasonal discount, there is a substantial discount for weekday weddings. For a destination wedding, we didn't mind having the wedding on the Monday as most of us were already on vacation!

~ Rental: The rental included the outdoor terrace (ceremony), the tasting room with the gorgeous chandeliers (reception), the deck with the beautiful views (cocktail hour), banquet chairs for the ceremony (we thought these looked like 80's conference chairs and rented white folding chair through the caterer instead), and chiavari chairs for the reception. It also came with 2 wine barrels perfect for big floral arrangements. The trees on the terrace are decorated with twinkle lights year round, which added an extra sparkle to the reception. The cellar is available as an indoor ceremony alternative. It has a cozy, but almost homely feel to it. With the stunning views it would have been disappointing if we had to use the cellar for an indoor wedding. The bride room is also small and was probably converted from an office, but a good space to store the decorations and favors the day before the wedding.

~ Wedding Coordinator: Martha, the wedding/event coordinator, did not mind answering all my emails. If you need an immediate answer the best way to reach her is to call. I hit a few snags with the insurance and Martha was very helpful. One thing to note, she is not the day-of coordinator, so you will need to hire /assign your own day-of wedding coordinator to make sure someone gets you down the aisle! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
3/20/2013
4.8/5.0
I got married at Paradise Ridge in mid-March and it was great! This location is so beautiful! It was a somewhat cloudy/rainy day on our wedding day, which made for really excellent photos! The indoor ceremony location by the fireplace was just as wonderful as if we had been able to have it outdoors on the patio. I had an all-inclusive package through my amazing wedding coordinator so I can't speak to the exact value of this location because I'm not sure what the venue charges...but the alcohol costs seem very reasonable. The wine options are great and the staff is VERY helpful and friendly.
I got married at Paradise Ridge in mid-March and it was great! This location is so beautiful! It was a somewhat Read more...
I got married at Paradise Ridge in mid-March and it was great! This location is so beautiful! It was a somewhat cloudy/rainy day on our wedding day, which made for really excellent photos! The indoor ceremony location by the fireplace was just as wonderful as if we had been able to have it outdoors on the patio. I had an all-inclusive package through my amazing wedding coordinator so I can't speak to the exact value of this location because I'm not sure what the venue charges...but the alcohol costs seem very reasonable. The wine options are great and the staff is VERY helpful and friendly. Read less
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Kristina
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We were married at Paradise Ridge August 2012, and it was the perfect place. Besides Paradise Ridge Winery being unbelievably gorgeous, the staff was great. I was concerned about planning our wedding from Chicago, however Martha, the wedding manager at Paradise Ridge, made it an easy task. She was very responsive to any questions we had, and worked around our schedules when we were in town. We would even drop by Paradise Ridge Winery to show family and friends the venue, and even though we had not set up a meeting with Martha, or even expected to meet her, she would take time out of her day to talk with us. Martha is so personable, organized, and was a delight to work with.

We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at Paradise Ridge, and it worked out perfectly. The layout is nice since you can have your ceremony on one side of the building, and then have a cocktail hour on the other side of the building, and both locations have beautiful views of Sonoma County. Our guests were blown away with the venue.

Another great perk with this venue is they include some tables and chairs, so it cuts down on the rental cost. The dining room is a beautiful room, and is very neutral which allows the bride and groom to transform the room to fit their style. With the amazing views from the dining room, it isn’t even necessary to fill the room with a lot of decorations and design elements. Paradise Ridge Winery has acres of gorgeous land with many unique sculptures. We took some great photos with our wedding party and family by the “LOVE” sign, which was a huge hit with our guests since you have a nice view of the sculpture from the dining room. And how can I not mention their wine?! Their wine is great, and we have talked with so many guests since our wedding that have mentioned they loved the wine. We love our wine as much as we love our craft beer, and Martha was great with working with us to find the beer we wanted.
We were married at Paradise Ridge August 2012, and it was the perfect place. Besides Paradise Ridge Winery being Read more...
We were married at Paradise Ridge August 2012, and it was the perfect place. Besides Paradise Ridge Winery being unbelievably gorgeous, the staff was great. I was concerned about planning our wedding from Chicago, however Martha, the wedding manager at Paradise Ridge, made it an easy task. She was very responsive to any questions we had, and worked around our schedules when we were in town. We would even drop by Paradise Ridge Winery to show family and friends the venue, and even though we had not set up a meeting with Martha, or even expected to meet her, she would take time out of her day to talk with us. Martha is so personable, organized, and was a delight to work with.

We chose to have both our ceremony and reception at Paradise Ridge, and it worked out perfectly. The layout is nice since you can have your ceremony on one side of the building, and then have a cocktail hour on the other side of the building, and both locations have beautiful views of Sonoma County. Our guests were blown away with the venue.

Another great perk with this venue is they include some tables and chairs, so it cuts down on the rental cost. The dining room is a beautiful room, and is very neutral which allows the bride and groom to transform the room to fit their style. With the amazing views from the dining room, it isn’t even necessary to fill the room with a lot of decorations and design elements. Paradise Ridge Winery has acres of gorgeous land with many unique sculptures. We took some great photos with our wedding party and family by the “LOVE” sign, which was a huge hit with our guests since you have a nice view of the sculpture from the dining room. And how can I not mention their wine?! Their wine is great, and we have talked with so many guests since our wedding that have mentioned they loved the wine. We love our wine as much as we love our craft beer, and Martha was great with working with us to find the beer we wanted. Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
4/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I don't think there's anywhere better to get married. It's a great value and beyond beautiful. I am so, so, so happy that we got married here.
I don't think there's anywhere better to get married. It's a great value and beyond beautiful. I am so, so, so happy that Read more...
I don't think there's anywhere better to get married. It's a great value and beyond beautiful. I am so, so, so happy that we got married here. Read less
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Cheryl Herrick
Wedding:
1/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Our daughter and her fiance were suppose to get married at Mark West Lodge, but, unfortunately, it closed before their wedding day. Paradise Ridge Winery accepted our Mark West contract and worked very hard to give the bride and groom the wedding they wanted. Our guests enjoyed an intimate ceremony in the champagne cellar, sunset during cocktails on the veranda and a beautiful dinner, and dancing, in the tasting room. We found Martha easy to work with and very accommodating, given the circumstances. Paradise Ridge Winery turned out to be the perfect spot for a most perfect day.
Our daughter and her fiance were suppose to get married at Mark West Lodge, but, unfortunately, it closed before their Read more...
Our daughter and her fiance were suppose to get married at Mark West Lodge, but, unfortunately, it closed before their wedding day. Paradise Ridge Winery accepted our Mark West contract and worked very hard to give the bride and groom the wedding they wanted. Our guests enjoyed an intimate ceremony in the champagne cellar, sunset during cocktails on the veranda and a beautiful dinner, and dancing, in the tasting room. We found Martha easy to work with and very accommodating, given the circumstances. Paradise Ridge Winery turned out to be the perfect spot for a most perfect day. Read less
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Kira
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.2/5.0
Our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery was exactly what we wanted. We decided on November 5th because they offered a substantial off-season discount and well, we love November here in Sonoma County. It ended up POURING rain right around the time of the ceremony and Martha helped make the last minute switch to inside! Overall it was a nice experience and I definitely recommend this venue.
Our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery was exactly what we wanted. We decided on November 5th because they offered a Read more...
Our wedding at Paradise Ridge Winery was exactly what we wanted. We decided on November 5th because they offered a substantial off-season discount and well, we love November here in Sonoma County. It ended up POURING rain right around the time of the ceremony and Martha helped make the last minute switch to inside! Overall it was a nice experience and I definitely recommend this venue. Read less
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azeke77
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.8/5.0
Paradise Ridge was an amazing backdrop for our wine country wedding! The site is gorgeous, the perfect combination of casual and classy. The staff is unbelievable. They were supportive and helpful throughout our planning, offering new ideas and advice. Martha was very flexible and easy to work with, and we loved visiting with the staff, particularly Mackenzie and Ruth Anne. We looked forward to visiting with them while selecting our wedding wines and finalizing our plans. We couldn't have been happier with Paradise Ridge!
Paradise Ridge was an amazing backdrop for our wine country wedding! The site is gorgeous, the perfect combination of Read more...
Paradise Ridge was an amazing backdrop for our wine country wedding! The site is gorgeous, the perfect combination of casual and classy. The staff is unbelievable. They were supportive and helpful throughout our planning, offering new ideas and advice. Martha was very flexible and easy to work with, and we loved visiting with the staff, particularly Mackenzie and Ruth Anne. We looked forward to visiting with them while selecting our wedding wines and finalizing our plans. We couldn't have been happier with Paradise Ridge! Read less
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Emerson
Wedding:
7/1/2011
4.4/5.0
We visited several other sites in the area, but ultimately we went with Paradise Ridge for two reasons: 1) the view (better than the much-touted one at Auberge, IMHO) and 2) the flexibility that the venue offered. Many of the hotels that we visited had severe restrictions on noise, decorations and set up. Our options felt "cookie cutter". At Paradise however, we were truly able to make the wedding ours. We decorated the indoor space to look like a lounge, held an outdoor ceremony under a breathtaking sunset and dined at a long kings table under the stars with a great view of Santa Rosa in the valley below. Given the backdrop, our photographer was able to capture albums full of amazing pictures.

Value-wise, Paradise Ridge is a little on the pricey side, but chiavari chairs and tables are included in the price. And again, you just can't beat the view.

The winery's electrical system did have a few glitches on our wedding day, causing the outdoor lighting to blink intermittently towards the end of dinner and also much of the indoor lounge lighting we'd added to go dark. We also had some trouble with a unprofessional winery staff member over the lighting issues, but the owner promptly followed up after the wedding and compensated us for the lost lighting.

All in all, we had a wonderful wedding that friends and family are still talking about, and we know that Paradise Ridge had a lot to do with it. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely stick with Paradise Ridge.
We visited several other sites in the area, but ultimately we went with Paradise Ridge for two reasons: 1) the view Read more...
We visited several other sites in the area, but ultimately we went with Paradise Ridge for two reasons: 1) the view (better than the much-touted one at Auberge, IMHO) and 2) the flexibility that the venue offered. Many of the hotels that we visited had severe restrictions on noise, decorations and set up. Our options felt "cookie cutter". At Paradise however, we were truly able to make the wedding ours. We decorated the indoor space to look like a lounge, held an outdoor ceremony under a breathtaking sunset and dined at a long kings table under the stars with a great view of Santa Rosa in the valley below. Given the backdrop, our photographer was able to capture albums full of amazing pictures.

Value-wise, Paradise Ridge is a little on the pricey side, but chiavari chairs and tables are included in the price. And again, you just can't beat the view.

The winery's electrical system did have a few glitches on our wedding day, causing the outdoor lighting to blink intermittently towards the end of dinner and also much of the indoor lounge lighting we'd added to go dark. We also had some trouble with a unprofessional winery staff member over the lighting issues, but the owner promptly followed up after the wedding and compensated us for the lost lighting.

All in all, we had a wonderful wedding that friends and family are still talking about, and we know that Paradise Ridge had a lot to do with it. If we had to do it all over again, we would definitely stick with Paradise Ridge. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
This venue is really beautiful and our experience through the planning process with the staff was wonderful. The space really lends itself to be decorated in any style you choose (or left clean and simple the way it is). Its existing natural surroundings only enhance your and the guests' experience. The view is just breathtaking - it's a great place to see the sunset - and the leaf-shaped deck with the gorgeous oak tree just help make this place magical.
We visited 6 or 7 other wineries in the area when searching for our venue (and at least 2 dozen more online) and feel that this one was also the best value.
This venue is really beautiful and our experience through the planning process with the staff was wonderful. The space Read more...
This venue is really beautiful and our experience through the planning process with the staff was wonderful. The space really lends itself to be decorated in any style you choose (or left clean and simple the way it is). Its existing natural surroundings only enhance your and the guests' experience. The view is just breathtaking - it's a great place to see the sunset - and the leaf-shaped deck with the gorgeous oak tree just help make this place magical.
We visited 6 or 7 other wineries in the area when searching for our venue (and at least 2 dozen more online) and feel that this one was also the best value. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
You know the adage, "Location, location, location"? Paradise Ridge Winery is it! This has to be the best commercial view of the Santa Rosa and beyond valley. Our guest just couldn't get over the view, both during the early evening and night. It is Paradise! As the mother of the bride, working with Martha and her staff was great. They are always there to answer questions and offer support. If you rent it off season there is a 25% discount. What do you get? Outdoor ceremony site with chairs. If it rains they have plan 2 which is to move the ceremony downstairs. The upstairs tasting room with veranda and lovely front deck with large oak tree. You get tables and chiavari chairs (no pads but we didn't use any and it was fine)for your guests and the caterer. You will need to rent all of your linens and dinnerware including wine glasses. They also have outdoor small tables which was wonderful to have on the veranda. They have built-in outside heaters, so the guests were delighted to spend part of the evening outside! The upstairs is hardwood floor, no need to rent a dancefloor. We rented the downstairs and made it a lounge, with their sofas, the fireplace, candy table, some guest tables and our photographers' photobooth. Very fun and inexpensive. It gave the guests another place to go explore. Of course you use their wine which was well received! They have a list of preferred caterers but we went off list and paid a fee for that. I can't say enough of how beautiful the site is and how friendly the staff is at Paradise Ridge. There are plenty of places for pictures, including in their vineyard. There is also a large sculpture garden that was fun for the engagement pictures. I highly recommend Paradise Ridge Winery!
You know the adage, "Location, location, location"? Paradise Ridge Winery is it! This has to be the best commercial view Read more...
You know the adage, "Location, location, location"? Paradise Ridge Winery is it! This has to be the best commercial view of the Santa Rosa and beyond valley. Our guest just couldn't get over the view, both during the early evening and night. It is Paradise! As the mother of the bride, working with Martha and her staff was great. They are always there to answer questions and offer support. If you rent it off season there is a 25% discount. What do you get? Outdoor ceremony site with chairs. If it rains they have plan 2 which is to move the ceremony downstairs. The upstairs tasting room with veranda and lovely front deck with large oak tree. You get tables and chiavari chairs (no pads but we didn't use any and it was fine)for your guests and the caterer. You will need to rent all of your linens and dinnerware including wine glasses. They also have outdoor small tables which was wonderful to have on the veranda. They have built-in outside heaters, so the guests were delighted to spend part of the evening outside! The upstairs is hardwood floor, no need to rent a dancefloor. We rented the downstairs and made it a lounge, with their sofas, the fireplace, candy table, some guest tables and our photographers' photobooth. Very fun and inexpensive. It gave the guests another place to go explore. Of course you use their wine which was well received! They have a list of preferred caterers but we went off list and paid a fee for that. I can't say enough of how beautiful the site is and how friendly the staff is at Paradise Ridge. There are plenty of places for pictures, including in their vineyard. There is also a large sculpture garden that was fun for the engagement pictures. I highly recommend Paradise Ridge Winery! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.9/5.0
We got married at Paradise Ridge Winery October 2010 and it was beautiful. It's not an extremely large venue, so it has a cozy and intimate type feel, which was what we were looking for. All the guests loved it there, and it was convenient for them to explore the rest of Sonoma. Martha, the contact person, was always responsive and helpful in answering our questions. Although not inexpensive, it was still a much better value than other wineries in Sonoma/Napa.
We got married at Paradise Ridge Winery October 2010 and it was beautiful. It's not an extremely large venue, so it has a Read more...
We got married at Paradise Ridge Winery October 2010 and it was beautiful. It's not an extremely large venue, so it has a cozy and intimate type feel, which was what we were looking for. All the guests loved it there, and it was convenient for them to explore the rest of Sonoma. Martha, the contact person, was always responsive and helpful in answering our questions. Although not inexpensive, it was still a much better value than other wineries in Sonoma/Napa. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Location was number one on my list of what was most important for me and Paradise Ridge Winery exceeded all of my expectaions. My husband and I looked at over 30 locations (most were wineries so it was no hardship!) before finding this perfect place. My husband and I are both very into wine and we had a difficult time finding the right ballance between beautiful location, great wine, holding enough people and cost. When we first booked the location we knew that all of these elements were addressed very well. I can't express just how breathtaking the views are at Paradise Ridge. Before we even tried the wine (again, VERY imortant for us) my husband was ready to sign a contract. The price was very reasonable for a wedding at a winery and to top it off the wine was amazing!! The champagne could use a little work but if they are able to make more sparkeling sharaz that is great. We loved the wine so much we joined the wine club! As far as service goes, they were fantastic. Everyone was so easy to work with! We used most of their recommended vendors so everything from that perspective was flawless. I would call to work something out and they had usually already taken care of it for me! When I decided to add an extra hour at the last second it was no problem. The only tiny downfall is that they say they can have 250 guests but even with 200 it was a tight squeeze, it was a good thing we had people who were not able to make it. Also keep in mind that you can't have hard alchol at any winery (at least not one that I found) so if that is important for you then this isn't a good option. They can and did serve beer but with wine as good as they have nobody will want to drink it.
Location was number one on my list of what was most important for me and Paradise Ridge Winery exceeded all of my Read more...
Location was number one on my list of what was most important for me and Paradise Ridge Winery exceeded all of my expectaions. My husband and I looked at over 30 locations (most were wineries so it was no hardship!) before finding this perfect place. My husband and I are both very into wine and we had a difficult time finding the right ballance between beautiful location, great wine, holding enough people and cost. When we first booked the location we knew that all of these elements were addressed very well. I can't express just how breathtaking the views are at Paradise Ridge. Before we even tried the wine (again, VERY imortant for us) my husband was ready to sign a contract. The price was very reasonable for a wedding at a winery and to top it off the wine was amazing!! The champagne could use a little work but if they are able to make more sparkeling sharaz that is great. We loved the wine so much we joined the wine club! As far as service goes, they were fantastic. Everyone was so easy to work with! We used most of their recommended vendors so everything from that perspective was flawless. I would call to work something out and they had usually already taken care of it for me! When I decided to add an extra hour at the last second it was no problem. The only tiny downfall is that they say they can have 250 guests but even with 200 it was a tight squeeze, it was a good thing we had people who were not able to make it. Also keep in mind that you can't have hard alchol at any winery (at least not one that I found) so if that is important for you then this isn't a good option. They can and did serve beer but with wine as good as they have nobody will want to drink it. Read less
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anpinto
Wedding:
4/19/2009
4.7/5.0
We had our ceremony and reception at the winery (ceremony outside, reception inside), and it was just perfect! We loved working with the winery staff, who were all helpful, polite, and responsive. They were willing to work with us and were flexible in arrangement options for chairs, tables, ceremony location, etc. The winery staff also worked seamlessly with our other vendors to make sure everything was coordinated well and there was nothing overlooked. We worried about nothing on our wedding day. Also, the wine was fanatastic. The views were amazing - we had the most wonderful sunset! My husband and I (as well as all of our guests) were so pleased with how everything turned out! We would do the same thing over again in a heartbeat!
We had our ceremony and reception at the winery (ceremony outside, reception inside), and it was just perfect! We loved Read more...
We had our ceremony and reception at the winery (ceremony outside, reception inside), and it was just perfect! We loved working with the winery staff, who were all helpful, polite, and responsive. They were willing to work with us and were flexible in arrangement options for chairs, tables, ceremony location, etc. The winery staff also worked seamlessly with our other vendors to make sure everything was coordinated well and there was nothing overlooked. We worried about nothing on our wedding day. Also, the wine was fanatastic. The views were amazing - we had the most wonderful sunset! My husband and I (as well as all of our guests) were so pleased with how everything turned out! We would do the same thing over again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Mrs.Math.Teacher
Wedding:
10/16/2008
2.5/5.0
A gorgeous site - no doubt! But they know it as well, and charge you through the nose for it. We also had a hard time working with the event coordinator there. They lost track of one of our payments - and then at the end, when we came in under our guest capacity and didn't drink as much we had originally paid for (you have to pay for drinks up front) - they didn't refund us all the money that they should have. It was ridiculous how much we had to work to make sure they took care of us on that day. For the amount of money that you pay them for this site, one would think they would look after you a little more. They don't. Be warned: you need to be on top of every detail if you choose to go with them.
A gorgeous site - no doubt! But they know it as well, and charge you through the nose for it. We also had a hard time Read more...
A gorgeous site - no doubt! But they know it as well, and charge you through the nose for it. We also had a hard time working with the event coordinator there. They lost track of one of our payments - and then at the end, when we came in under our guest capacity and didn't drink as much we had originally paid for (you have to pay for drinks up front) - they didn't refund us all the money that they should have. It was ridiculous how much we had to work to make sure they took care of us on that day. For the amount of money that you pay them for this site, one would think they would look after you a little more. They don't. Be warned: you need to be on top of every detail if you choose to go with them. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
4/21/2007
3.4/5.0
the people over all were great! especially michka! big complaint though, that i asked several times about what if it rains, and what about a back up plan, and was told that it wouldnt. sure enough, it rained and the back up wasnt arranged at all. one really fuzzy microphone that my father had to fix, very few candles (which every one asked later about). over all just okay, and we ended up cancelling our membership shortly after.
the people over all were great! especially michka! big complaint though, that i asked several times about what if it Read more...
the people over all were great! especially michka! big complaint though, that i asked several times about what if it rains, and what about a back up plan, and was told that it wouldnt. sure enough, it rained and the back up wasnt arranged at all. one really fuzzy microphone that my father had to fix, very few candles (which every one asked later about). over all just okay, and we ended up cancelling our membership shortly after. Read less
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