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Wente Vineyards

Livermore , CA

LOCATION

5050 Arroyo Road
Livermore, CA US 94550 (map)
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ABOUT US

Nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Livermore Valley Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides an unparalleled setting and experience. From weddings, intimate gatherings... Read more
Nestled in the rolling hills and lush vineyards of the Livermore Valley Wine Country, Wente Vineyards provides an unparalleled setting and experience. From weddings, intimate gatherings to large celebrations, family to corporate events, Wente Vineyards has become one of the most sought after venues in the Bay Area.

Featuring a beautifully landscaped, expansive lawn for outdoor weddings and a historic California, mission-style event center, the charm and romance of the historic Wente Vineyards winery will becomes a part of your own family legacy.

With a reputation for fine food and stellar service, our first-class catering services shares the philosophy of the award-winning The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards to create sublime wine country fare, using only the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients.

And to assure no detail is left to chance, we offer an onsite venue coordinator for the day of your rehearsal and your wedding to ensure smooth planning and execution every step of the way. Wente Vineyards. A mix of understated elegance and warm familiarity. Read less

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INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1990
Describe your venue:
Winery / Vineyard
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional, Garden / Romantic, Vintage
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Bridal Shower, Ceremony, Engagement Party, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
350
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
3
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
750
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
60
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Outside vendors welcome
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house, Outside vendors welcome
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Offered in-house
Is wedding cake included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Erika
Wedding:
5/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Wente was amazing! We are very happy with our choice in using Wente for both our wedding and reception venue! The sales director Heather Druba was fabulous and so was our same day coordinator Michelle!! Loved everything about our big day at Wente!
Wente was amazing! We are very happy with our choice in using Wente for both our wedding and reception venue! The sales Read more...
Wente was amazing! We are very happy with our choice in using Wente for both our wedding and reception venue! The sales director Heather Druba was fabulous and so was our same day coordinator Michelle!! Loved everything about our big day at Wente! Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I had my wedding at Murietta's Well, one of Wentes wineries and couldnt have asked for a better experience minus one item. The venue was spectacular in communication, professionalism, honesty, and support from day 1. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a stress-free wedding, they got all of my details correct. My only criticism is we were never given the opportunity to try the food before the wedding, just the cake. The food was still amazing without having tried the items but it would have been nice to be able to make our decisions based on taste and not just what was written.
I had my wedding at Murietta's Well, one of Wentes wineries and couldnt have asked for a better experience minus one item. Read more...
I had my wedding at Murietta's Well, one of Wentes wineries and couldnt have asked for a better experience minus one item. The venue was spectacular in communication, professionalism, honesty, and support from day 1. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to have a stress-free wedding, they got all of my details correct. My only criticism is we were never given the opportunity to try the food before the wedding, just the cake. The food was still amazing without having tried the items but it would have been nice to be able to make our decisions based on taste and not just what was written. Read less
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Sylvie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Wente was fabulous!! It ended up raining on our wedding and they moved everything inside in 3 hours. None of our guests new it was originally an outdoor wedding because Wente was so seamless with the whole process! We adored our coordinator, Tricia. She really pulled it all together and was so sweet to work with. The food was incredible - they really know what they are doing! The cake was also delicious. All of our guests were impressed by the beauty and professionalism of Wente!
Wente was fabulous!! It ended up raining on our wedding and they moved everything inside in 3 hours. None of our guests Read more...
Wente was fabulous!! It ended up raining on our wedding and they moved everything inside in 3 hours. None of our guests new it was originally an outdoor wedding because Wente was so seamless with the whole process! We adored our coordinator, Tricia. She really pulled it all together and was so sweet to work with. The food was incredible - they really know what they are doing! The cake was also delicious. All of our guests were impressed by the beauty and professionalism of Wente! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was really happy with the service at my May 12 wedding this year! Wente made the planning process easy and Heather, my wedding consultant, was super responsive to emails although it was obvious she was very busy assisting other brides. The food was amazing as was the cake and the grouds looked perfect!
I was really happy with the service at my May 12 wedding this year! Wente made the planning process easy and Heather, my Read more...
I was really happy with the service at my May 12 wedding this year! Wente made the planning process easy and Heather, my wedding consultant, was super responsive to emails although it was obvious she was very busy assisting other brides. The food was amazing as was the cake and the grouds looked perfect! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Wente was a beautiful place to get married! We got married at the main facility and couldn't have been happier with another venue. Everything was exceptional - the service, cake, food, wedding coordination with Georgine, and the list goes on. We still rave about our wedding day experience and excellent service! And our guests still talk about how good the food was and the delicious cake. The pastry department was awesome and designed my cake exactly as I wanted! Wente has the wedding coordination down to a science and our guests never knew there was a second wedding at the golf course that same night. We went back on our anniversary and got our wedding topper remade and it was just as perfect! Georgine was awesome and made the planning process go so smooth....just what I needed as a busy bride. We love Wente and we go back to savor the experience as often as we can.
Wente was a beautiful place to get married! We got married at the main facility and couldn't have been happier with Read more...
Wente was a beautiful place to get married! We got married at the main facility and couldn't have been happier with another venue. Everything was exceptional - the service, cake, food, wedding coordination with Georgine, and the list goes on. We still rave about our wedding day experience and excellent service! And our guests still talk about how good the food was and the delicious cake. The pastry department was awesome and designed my cake exactly as I wanted! Wente has the wedding coordination down to a science and our guests never knew there was a second wedding at the golf course that same night. We went back on our anniversary and got our wedding topper remade and it was just as perfect! Georgine was awesome and made the planning process go so smooth....just what I needed as a busy bride. We love Wente and we go back to savor the experience as often as we can. Read less
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Marin
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Thanks to Heather and her team!! I called Wente in January to possibly book Murietta's Well, but they were booked pretty far out. Heather mentioned that she had a date available at Wente in May. Ah!! I was stressing that we we could do this in 4 months. Heather was amazing and everything ended up being perfect!!! She was always so accomodating on the phone and always returned my emails with any questions I had. The staff there for the wedding was so nice too! The food was amazing. My dad is super picky about food and he was raving about the food. I'm so glad I booked Wente and hadn't waited over a year to get married.
Thanks to Heather and her team!! I called Wente in January to possibly book Murietta's Well, but they were booked pretty Read more...
Thanks to Heather and her team!! I called Wente in January to possibly book Murietta's Well, but they were booked pretty far out. Heather mentioned that she had a date available at Wente in May. Ah!! I was stressing that we we could do this in 4 months. Heather was amazing and everything ended up being perfect!!! She was always so accomodating on the phone and always returned my emails with any questions I had. The staff there for the wedding was so nice too! The food was amazing. My dad is super picky about food and he was raving about the food. I'm so glad I booked Wente and hadn't waited over a year to get married. Read less
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JustMarried11611
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
We had our wedding at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. From the beginning they were very accomodating to us. They worked with us to make sure we had everything we needed and were very responsive to our multitude of questions!! We didn't live very close, but were able to make a couple of visits and plan the rest on the phone and through email!

We worked with Heather to plan everything and she was excellent. Very sweet and helpful. Then we had Nina to be our day of coordinator. Everything went great and people are still telling me what a beautiful wedding we had.
We had our wedding at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. From the beginning they were very accomodating to us. They worked with Read more...
We had our wedding at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. From the beginning they were very accomodating to us. They worked with us to make sure we had everything we needed and were very responsive to our multitude of questions!! We didn't live very close, but were able to make a couple of visits and plan the rest on the phone and through email!

We worked with Heather to plan everything and she was excellent. Very sweet and helpful. Then we had Nina to be our day of coordinator. Everything went great and people are still telling me what a beautiful wedding we had. Read less
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dgolden0315
Wedding:
11/5/2010
5.0/5.0
95% of our guests traveled from the East Coast and they were completely blown away by Wente. The venue was amazing and exactly what we wanted. It was unlike any other wedding most of our guest have been to. I loved how the servers brought out wine glasses immediately following the ceremony for the guests. It was 100% what we wanted from our venue and I wouldn't change a second of that day!!
95% of our guests traveled from the East Coast and they were completely blown away by Wente. The venue was amazing and Read more...
95% of our guests traveled from the East Coast and they were completely blown away by Wente. The venue was amazing and exactly what we wanted. It was unlike any other wedding most of our guest have been to. I loved how the servers brought out wine glasses immediately following the ceremony for the guests. It was 100% what we wanted from our venue and I wouldn't change a second of that day!! Read less
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bkitagawa
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were very happy with Wente from the very beginning. Not only is the site gorgeous but Heather Druba from the sales office was absolutely great. She was friendly and answered all our questions whenever we had any. When she went out on maternity leave she left us with the next best person, Candy. Despite the weather forcast of rain, Candy helped us through all the details and really worked to make sure that the wedding was as fluid and stress free as possible. We are very happy that we chose Wente and our guests were really impressed with the level of service and the high quality of food that they offered.
My husband and I were very happy with Wente from the very beginning. Not only is the site gorgeous but Heather Druba from Read more...
My husband and I were very happy with Wente from the very beginning. Not only is the site gorgeous but Heather Druba from the sales office was absolutely great. She was friendly and answered all our questions whenever we had any. When she went out on maternity leave she left us with the next best person, Candy. Despite the weather forcast of rain, Candy helped us through all the details and really worked to make sure that the wedding was as fluid and stress free as possible. We are very happy that we chose Wente and our guests were really impressed with the level of service and the high quality of food that they offered. Read less
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Ginna
Wedding:
8/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Wente made my dream wedding a reality!! They were wonderful to work with - incredibly professional and quick to respond to my calls and emails. Our guests commented on how well the wedding was run, how gorgeous it was and especially how amazing the food was. I didn't have to worry about a thing. While many of my bride friends were stressed before their weddings, Wente took care of everything. I didn't have to worry at all. We couldn't have asked for more. We highly recommend Wente!!!
Wente made my dream wedding a reality!! They were wonderful to work with - incredibly professional and quick to respond to Read more...
Wente made my dream wedding a reality!! They were wonderful to work with - incredibly professional and quick to respond to my calls and emails. Our guests commented on how well the wedding was run, how gorgeous it was and especially how amazing the food was. I didn't have to worry about a thing. While many of my bride friends were stressed before their weddings, Wente took care of everything. I didn't have to worry at all. We couldn't have asked for more. We highly recommend Wente!!! Read less
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jenavon
Wedding:
6/4/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was AMAZING!! All our guest enjoyed our wedding food, thanks to Wente!
The food was AMAZING!! All our guest enjoyed our wedding food, thanks to Wente!
The food was AMAZING!! All our guest enjoyed our wedding food, thanks to Wente! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Molly
Wedding:
5/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Wente Vineyards was truly a top notch venue for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the food was to-die-for. All of our guests kept commenting that it was the best food they'd ever had. Georgine Dreiman, the wedding coordinator, is extremely responsive to email and always willing to answer all the one million questions a bride has. They can do almost anything you ask of them, and being an out-of-town bride it was comforting to know that Wente and Georgine had everything under control. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, they truly exceeded my expectations! We had a friday wedding and the value was unbelievable for the cost.
Wente Vineyards was truly a top notch venue for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the food was to-die-for. All of Read more...
Wente Vineyards was truly a top notch venue for our wedding. The grounds are beautiful and the food was to-die-for. All of our guests kept commenting that it was the best food they'd ever had. Georgine Dreiman, the wedding coordinator, is extremely responsive to email and always willing to answer all the one million questions a bride has. They can do almost anything you ask of them, and being an out-of-town bride it was comforting to know that Wente and Georgine had everything under control. Our wedding day went off without a hitch, they truly exceeded my expectations! We had a friday wedding and the value was unbelievable for the cost. Read less
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teresa_n
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
The Wente coordinator we worked with during the planning process was Georgine Dreiman. She was great. Always responsive and reassured us whenever an we ever got worried. The location is perfect. The food terrific. We got kudos from our guest about the food, drink, and service. Our entree choices were the Smoked Pork Chop & Chicken. Both were good but all who ordered the pork chops could not stop raving. Cake was also included and it was delicious. We chose a design and they were able to do it for a relatively small fee. We offered open bar for 4 hours and it was pretty reasonable. We didn't want our guest to have to pay for drinks and just have fun.
The day of the wedding went just as smooth. Our coordinator Arlene was great too.

I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. For location, value, and quality of food. One more perk, the groom gets a free round of golf when you book with them.
The Wente coordinator we worked with during the planning process was Georgine Dreiman. She was great. Always responsive Read more...
The Wente coordinator we worked with during the planning process was Georgine Dreiman. She was great. Always responsive and reassured us whenever an we ever got worried. The location is perfect. The food terrific. We got kudos from our guest about the food, drink, and service. Our entree choices were the Smoked Pork Chop & Chicken. Both were good but all who ordered the pork chops could not stop raving. Cake was also included and it was delicious. We chose a design and they were able to do it for a relatively small fee. We offered open bar for 4 hours and it was pretty reasonable. We didn't want our guest to have to pay for drinks and just have fun.
The day of the wedding went just as smooth. Our coordinator Arlene was great too.

I would recommend this to anyone planning a wedding. For location, value, and quality of food. One more perk, the groom gets a free round of golf when you book with them. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Kirsten
Wedding:
6/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Beautiful place.
Beautiful place.
Beautiful place. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tracy
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
We were married at Murrieta's Well, owned by Wente. Wente does all the food and beverage and the cake creation which is a nice one-stop shop.

Our food was OUT OF THIS WORLD. We did a buffet with three main entrees (salmon, tri tip and rosemary chicken) and the guests were raving all night and definitely went back for several plates! Our passed appetizers also went quick..my husband and I didn't get any!

Our cake was also designed by Wente, was as beautiful as it was delicious and then even made a birthday cake for my stepdaughter with her name on it. Very special touch.

The wine was flowing as was the champagne and all was delish. My only regret is that I ate more!
We were married at Murrieta's Well, owned by Wente. Wente does all the food and beverage and the cake creation which is a Read more...
We were married at Murrieta's Well, owned by Wente. Wente does all the food and beverage and the cake creation which is a nice one-stop shop.

Our food was OUT OF THIS WORLD. We did a buffet with three main entrees (salmon, tri tip and rosemary chicken) and the guests were raving all night and definitely went back for several plates! Our passed appetizers also went quick..my husband and I didn't get any!

Our cake was also designed by Wente, was as beautiful as it was delicious and then even made a birthday cake for my stepdaughter with her name on it. Very special touch.

The wine was flowing as was the champagne and all was delish. My only regret is that I ate more! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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Lena
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Wente was really an ideal full service venue. They offer event coordination help for the months leading up to the wedding and day-of-coordination on the actual wedding date. They have an excellent preferred vendor list, where we were able to find our florist, limousine service, harpist, and officiant. We were so impressed by the level of professionalism of the entire staff from the coordinators to the dinner servers and bussers. They made our day so enjoyable, beautiful and absolutely unforgettable. This is truly a beautiful place to get married.
Wente was really an ideal full service venue. They offer event coordination help for the months leading up to the wedding Read more...
Wente was really an ideal full service venue. They offer event coordination help for the months leading up to the wedding and day-of-coordination on the actual wedding date. They have an excellent preferred vendor list, where we were able to find our florist, limousine service, harpist, and officiant. We were so impressed by the level of professionalism of the entire staff from the coordinators to the dinner servers and bussers. They made our day so enjoyable, beautiful and absolutely unforgettable. This is truly a beautiful place to get married. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Naldo
Wedding:
8/26/2006
5.0/5.0
Wente Vineyards was the perfect choice for our ceremony. Since I am originally from the east coast my friends and family never experienced the whole winery experience. Plus, the setting was immaculate -- although, Mother Nature must play a vital role. We arranged an evening ceremony around 6pm with a tent setting. Wente provided the venue, the catering as well as the wedding cake. The POC onsite was very supportive; even though, we lost the original POC due to pregnancy, her replacement picked up as if she knew us already. I highly recommend Wente for weddings.
Wente Vineyards was the perfect choice for our ceremony. Since I am originally from the east coast my friends and family Read more...
Wente Vineyards was the perfect choice for our ceremony. Since I am originally from the east coast my friends and family never experienced the whole winery experience. Plus, the setting was immaculate -- although, Mother Nature must play a vital role. We arranged an evening ceremony around 6pm with a tent setting. Wente provided the venue, the catering as well as the wedding cake. The POC onsite was very supportive; even though, we lost the original POC due to pregnancy, her replacement picked up as if she knew us already. I highly recommend Wente for weddings. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/14/2011
4.9/5.0
Wente was a great choice for our venue. They have flexible accommodations for larger size weddings, excellent food and wine choices and over all very professional service. The value of service and venue that we received for the price really was impeccable, especially in the bay area where everything is a bit more expensive. The coordinators are helpful for the day you tour the venue until you leave the night of your wedding, they were especially flexible with us as we had some unique dietary restrictions for our menu. If I had to do it over again I would definitely pick Wente again.
Wente was a great choice for our venue. They have flexible accommodations for larger size weddings, excellent food and Read more...
Wente was a great choice for our venue. They have flexible accommodations for larger size weddings, excellent food and wine choices and over all very professional service. The value of service and venue that we received for the price really was impeccable, especially in the bay area where everything is a bit more expensive. The coordinators are helpful for the day you tour the venue until you leave the night of your wedding, they were especially flexible with us as we had some unique dietary restrictions for our menu. If I had to do it over again I would definitely pick Wente again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Wente was a perfect location for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly and the staff were very helpful and supportive. Food was great! And they took care of the cake which was one less thing for me to worry about. It was a beautiful night, and I'm so glad we decided to go with Wente.
Wente was a perfect location for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly and the staff were very helpful and supportive. Read more...
Wente was a perfect location for our wedding. Everything went so smoothly and the staff were very helpful and supportive. Food was great! And they took care of the cake which was one less thing for me to worry about. It was a beautiful night, and I'm so glad we decided to go with Wente. Read less
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Christine Hernandez
Wedding:
9/25/2010
4.8/5.0
Such a great process from start to finish. Had our first appointment with them and they spent over 2 hours with us. Second appointment I brought back my father and they spent another 2 hours with us. They were amazing!!
Such a great process from start to finish. Had our first appointment with them and they spent over 2 hours with us. Second Read more...
Such a great process from start to finish. Had our first appointment with them and they spent over 2 hours with us. Second appointment I brought back my father and they spent another 2 hours with us. They were amazing!! Read less
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Jeri
Wedding:
4/23/2010
4.8/5.0
Working to plan a California destination wedding from the East Coast was an initial concern for me, but with Wente and their preferred vendors, it was easy and turned out wonderfully! Wente's level of service was superb for both the planning and execution of our wedding, and the food is amazing! The amount of choices that were available with their "standard" packages allowed us to customize the wedding to what we had envisioned without having to do lots of work on our end, and it was no problem to also add some special touches that were not part of the standard packages. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves at our wedding and have only raved about Wente, as do we!
Working to plan a California destination wedding from the East Coast was an initial concern for me, but with Wente and Read more...
Working to plan a California destination wedding from the East Coast was an initial concern for me, but with Wente and their preferred vendors, it was easy and turned out wonderfully! Wente's level of service was superb for both the planning and execution of our wedding, and the food is amazing! The amount of choices that were available with their "standard" packages allowed us to customize the wedding to what we had envisioned without having to do lots of work on our end, and it was no problem to also add some special touches that were not part of the standard packages. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves at our wedding and have only raved about Wente, as do we! Read less
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Mariko
Wedding:
6/25/2011
4.7/5.0
All in all Wente did a great job. We were nervous about not being allowed to try the food beforehand, and our experience at the restaurant at Wente was bad. Fortunately, the food at the wedding was amazing and our guests said it was the best food they had eaten at a wedding! Wente is a little more unique in that they are willing to provide all the rentals, do the catering and include your cake in their package deal - my husband and I were very thankful for this!

My biggest complaints were the following:
1) Lack of communication between the Sales Manager and day of Wedding Coordinator - we had picked out purple napkins a few weeks ahead of time, and had them specially ordered, by Wente, through an outside vendor. No purple napkins in sight the day of the wedding - I received an email the following Monday from the Sales Manager reporting that she had the napkins in her office the entire weekend. Nobody had thought to bring them out. Thankfully, we were not charged for this mess up.
2) We were promised by the Sales Manager that a steamer would be present in the bride's dressing room - no such steamer present. The Wedding Coordinator made no effort to fix this, and simply said that their last visitors from the Food Network must have taken it. My Maid of Honor had to convince the Sales Manager to send someone out to the store to buy one. It arrived 5 minutes before the ceremony started. Not too helpful....

Other than those two complaints Wente was great - beautiful location, helpful Sales Manager (slightly less helpful/competent Wedding Coordinator), excellent food and overall a positive experience.
All in all Wente did a great job. We were nervous about not being allowed to try the food beforehand, and our experience Read more...
All in all Wente did a great job. We were nervous about not being allowed to try the food beforehand, and our experience at the restaurant at Wente was bad. Fortunately, the food at the wedding was amazing and our guests said it was the best food they had eaten at a wedding! Wente is a little more unique in that they are willing to provide all the rentals, do the catering and include your cake in their package deal - my husband and I were very thankful for this!

My biggest complaints were the following:
1) Lack of communication between the Sales Manager and day of Wedding Coordinator - we had picked out purple napkins a few weeks ahead of time, and had them specially ordered, by Wente, through an outside vendor. No purple napkins in sight the day of the wedding - I received an email the following Monday from the Sales Manager reporting that she had the napkins in her office the entire weekend. Nobody had thought to bring them out. Thankfully, we were not charged for this mess up.
2) We were promised by the Sales Manager that a steamer would be present in the bride's dressing room - no such steamer present. The Wedding Coordinator made no effort to fix this, and simply said that their last visitors from the Food Network must have taken it. My Maid of Honor had to convince the Sales Manager to send someone out to the store to buy one. It arrived 5 minutes before the ceremony started. Not too helpful....

Other than those two complaints Wente was great - beautiful location, helpful Sales Manager (slightly less helpful/competent Wedding Coordinator), excellent food and overall a positive experience. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Terry
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.7/5.0
Wente Vineyards is not only a beautiful location, but the wedding package includes the catering, the cake, tables, linens, flatware, chairs, votives, an arch, and possibly more that I'm forgetting at the moment. We did have to rent a few items such as some high cocktail tables and linens for the reception and heat lamps, but for the most part, Wente provided a majority of the big items needed in every wedding. Most importantly, the catering for the reception and dinner and the wedding cake were all taken care of as part of booking Wente!

The sales manager, Darlene Alameda, that we worked with was amazing. She was very responsive with emails and phone calls, and basically acted as our wedding planner. She helped us come up with ideas to help make our wedding unique, and helped us flesh out any ideas that we had by calling vendors for us and giving her feedback based on past weddings she's worked on.

On the day of the wedding, there's a facilities coordinator and event coordinator who help to run the entire day, which is great. No need to hire any outside help, and these people have been doing weddings for years.

My only complaint is that the cake didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it to. I didn't catch it on the wedding day, at least, but I did notice it in my photos. But I contacted Wente about it, and they said they would be sure it would not happen again.
Wente Vineyards is not only a beautiful location, but the wedding package includes the catering, the cake, tables, linens, Read more...
Wente Vineyards is not only a beautiful location, but the wedding package includes the catering, the cake, tables, linens, flatware, chairs, votives, an arch, and possibly more that I'm forgetting at the moment. We did have to rent a few items such as some high cocktail tables and linens for the reception and heat lamps, but for the most part, Wente provided a majority of the big items needed in every wedding. Most importantly, the catering for the reception and dinner and the wedding cake were all taken care of as part of booking Wente!

The sales manager, Darlene Alameda, that we worked with was amazing. She was very responsive with emails and phone calls, and basically acted as our wedding planner. She helped us come up with ideas to help make our wedding unique, and helped us flesh out any ideas that we had by calling vendors for us and giving her feedback based on past weddings she's worked on.

On the day of the wedding, there's a facilities coordinator and event coordinator who help to run the entire day, which is great. No need to hire any outside help, and these people have been doing weddings for years.

My only complaint is that the cake didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted it to. I didn't catch it on the wedding day, at least, but I did notice it in my photos. But I contacted Wente about it, and they said they would be sure it would not happen again. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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jaclynm86
Wedding:
8/22/2008
4.7/5.0
I was very satisfied with the location and everything they provide. I feel comfortable that things will go smoothly since they handle a lot, like making your cake and even providing a wedding planner/organizer for you for the entire day of your wedding. My fiance and I also saved half the price of renting the location just by having it on a Friday night and Wente was very flexible with the times as we pushed the time forward (6:30-11:30pm).
I was very satisfied with the location and everything they provide. I feel comfortable that things will go smoothly since Read more...
I was very satisfied with the location and everything they provide. I feel comfortable that things will go smoothly since they handle a lot, like making your cake and even providing a wedding planner/organizer for you for the entire day of your wedding. My fiance and I also saved half the price of renting the location just by having it on a Friday night and Wente was very flexible with the times as we pushed the time forward (6:30-11:30pm). Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Venue
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Tammy
Wedding:
7/6/2008
4.7/5.0
We fell in love with the location - Murrieta's Well Winery - over the internet. Being a busy bride organizing the entire event remotely in across the country, the events coordinator from Wente - Georgine - was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. Her professionalism, flexibility and humor was key to setting the ground works to ensure a beautiful night for our wedding. The food was excellent. The chardonnay and riesling were delicious. Our wedding cake was beautiful and a huge hit! The ambience was great. We had the best time and all of our guests truly enjoyed themselves and could not stop commenting on how beautiful the venue was.

We plan on going back for our first anniversary!
We fell in love with the location - Murrieta's Well Winery - over the internet. Being a busy bride organizing the entire Read more...
We fell in love with the location - Murrieta's Well Winery - over the internet. Being a busy bride organizing the entire event remotely in across the country, the events coordinator from Wente - Georgine - was extremely helpful and pleasant to work with. Her professionalism, flexibility and humor was key to setting the ground works to ensure a beautiful night for our wedding. The food was excellent. The chardonnay and riesling were delicious. Our wedding cake was beautiful and a huge hit! The ambience was great. We had the best time and all of our guests truly enjoyed themselves and could not stop commenting on how beautiful the venue was.

We plan on going back for our first anniversary! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Wedding Venue
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Cary
Wedding:
4/26/2008
4.7/5.0
Wente was amazing! Our coordinator was friendly and welcoming and took us through the process with ease. I have heard horror stories about weddings, but ours went so smooth. We got engaged in November 2007, and started looking at places right away. We only saw 1 other venue before Wente. After we saw Wente we knew we didn't need to look any further! And I am so glad we didn't! They provided us with all that we needed. The wait staff was amazing! So courteous and polite and made us feel like we were at a million dollar wedding! This place is expensive, but it is SO worth it! Oh, and I haven't even mentioned how beautiful it is there! Our pictures are awesome. They don't let you taste test their food, so this kind of scared me. But we took a chance. We still hear people talk about how great the food was. And the little that my husband and I ate, was great! People said it was the best food they have had at a wedding and I agree! This is definetly a one stop shop. I have nothing but praises for them!
Wente was amazing! Our coordinator was friendly and welcoming and took us through the process with ease. I have heard Read more...
Wente was amazing! Our coordinator was friendly and welcoming and took us through the process with ease. I have heard horror stories about weddings, but ours went so smooth. We got engaged in November 2007, and started looking at places right away. We only saw 1 other venue before Wente. After we saw Wente we knew we didn't need to look any further! And I am so glad we didn't! They provided us with all that we needed. The wait staff was amazing! So courteous and polite and made us feel like we were at a million dollar wedding! This place is expensive, but it is SO worth it! Oh, and I haven't even mentioned how beautiful it is there! Our pictures are awesome. They don't let you taste test their food, so this kind of scared me. But we took a chance. We still hear people talk about how great the food was. And the little that my husband and I ate, was great! People said it was the best food they have had at a wedding and I agree! This is definetly a one stop shop. I have nothing but praises for them! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths, Wedding Venue
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Peter
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.6/5.0
We ended up choosing Murietta's Well (a Wente-owned winery) for our wedding and it was AMAZING. The Wente team was incredible from start to finish.
We ended up choosing Murietta's Well (a Wente-owned winery) for our wedding and it was AMAZING. The Wente team was Read more...
We ended up choosing Murietta's Well (a Wente-owned winery) for our wedding and it was AMAZING. The Wente team was incredible from start to finish. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.5/5.0
I am so happy with how my ceremony and reception turned out at Wente. I could not have hoped for a more beautiful setting to have my wedding. I chose Wente upfront for their amazing setting (the landscaping is immaculate, the buildings are beautiful and well-kept), incredible wines, and their award winning restaurant, which caters your event. However, I ended up being completely satisfied with every aspect of the venue. My planner, Georgine, was wonderful, and she was there with us every step of the way. She has been with Wente for a very long time, and was completely relaxed about everything, and never once did I feel panicked about anything. I was extremely happy with our day-of coordinator, Dana. She was in control for the whole day and if anything went wrong, I certainly didn’t know about it! Their servers, bartenders, and other staff were professional and extremely attentive. What I loved most about Wente is that they have everything you need right on property, and if anything needs to be rented, they handle all of that for you so you don’t have to deal with a million different vendors. While some people don’t like big venues like this because they are not “unique” or because they do so many weddings, I felt like this was a positive aspect that led to a smooth wedding day. I felt that my wedding was unique because I was able to personalize anything and everything to my liking. Wente will always be such a special place for us, and I love that we can come back and enjoy their restaurant and tasting room anytime and reminisce about our day that was truly the most amazing day of our lives!
I am so happy with how my ceremony and reception turned out at Wente. I could not have hoped for a more beautiful setting Read more...
I am so happy with how my ceremony and reception turned out at Wente. I could not have hoped for a more beautiful setting to have my wedding. I chose Wente upfront for their amazing setting (the landscaping is immaculate, the buildings are beautiful and well-kept), incredible wines, and their award winning restaurant, which caters your event. However, I ended up being completely satisfied with every aspect of the venue. My planner, Georgine, was wonderful, and she was there with us every step of the way. She has been with Wente for a very long time, and was completely relaxed about everything, and never once did I feel panicked about anything. I was extremely happy with our day-of coordinator, Dana. She was in control for the whole day and if anything went wrong, I certainly didn’t know about it! Their servers, bartenders, and other staff were professional and extremely attentive. What I loved most about Wente is that they have everything you need right on property, and if anything needs to be rented, they handle all of that for you so you don’t have to deal with a million different vendors. While some people don’t like big venues like this because they are not “unique” or because they do so many weddings, I felt like this was a positive aspect that led to a smooth wedding day. I felt that my wedding was unique because I was able to personalize anything and everything to my liking. Wente will always be such a special place for us, and I love that we can come back and enjoy their restaurant and tasting room anytime and reminisce about our day that was truly the most amazing day of our lives! Read less
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christine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.5/5.0
Although we were married at Murrieta's Well, it is owned and catered by Wente Restaurant. The food was amazing. Everyone loved the appetizers and the Pork Chop!! The presentation was perfect! The wedding cake was done by Kim in the pastry department. We wanted a special topsy turvy cake as a surprise for the groom. They did a fantastic job!!!
Although we were married at Murrieta's Well, it is owned and catered by Wente Restaurant. The food was amazing. Everyone Read more...
Although we were married at Murrieta's Well, it is owned and catered by Wente Restaurant. The food was amazing. Everyone loved the appetizers and the Pork Chop!! The presentation was perfect! The wedding cake was done by Kim in the pastry department. We wanted a special topsy turvy cake as a surprise for the groom. They did a fantastic job!!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering
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AShlee
Wedding:
7/27/2007
4.5/5.0
Wente was breathtakingly beautiful. Only downside was the fact that they mixed up our numbers and reversed the orders for chicken vs. pork chops. They refused to give us any compensation for it, which was disappointing. Other than that, our wedding went off without a hitch and everything was great!
Wente was breathtakingly beautiful. Only downside was the fact that they mixed up our numbers and reversed the orders for Read more...
Wente was breathtakingly beautiful. Only downside was the fact that they mixed up our numbers and reversed the orders for chicken vs. pork chops. They refused to give us any compensation for it, which was disappointing. Other than that, our wedding went off without a hitch and everything was great! Read less
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