Venues

Experience An Extraordinary Venue

The Winchester Mystery House® offers space for everything from an intimate dinner for 12 to an estate buy out for 500.  Each room is unique with a story all it’s own. Thinking about ways to enhance your event? We’ve got great partners that can help. From Murder Mystery Parties to Tarot Card Readers, we’ve got everything you need to make your Winchester Mystery House event unforgettable.

All facility rental rates include set up and clean up, 4 hours of rental, tables and chairs and the option to include a private group tour of the Mansion.

South Twin Dining Room

Imagine the delight of your guests as they enter through the palatial front doors of the mansion, greeted with passed hors d’oeuvres and champagne.  Harken back to the Victorian age with a four course chef led dinner in one of Sarah’s original dining rooms.  The recently renovated South Twin Dining Room is resplendent in it’s details, with a beautiful fireplace and antique furnishings available only for private events.

  • Accommodates up to 12 seated guests

The Carriage House

Located on the south side of the Winchester Estate, the Carriage House is one of the Bay Area’s most unique venues with floor-to-ceiling original redwood and vintage, rustic charm. The large doors of the room open into the Central Gardens and the room is dotted with vintage lights. Originally used as the storage and maintenance area for Sarah’s carriages, it later transitioned to the estate’s only garage for Sarah’s fleet of automobiles. Today, it is used to host everything from business meetings to wedding receptions.

  • Accommodates up to 80 seated guests

The Greenhouse

In Sarah’s time, the estate was surrounded by acres of orchards and farmland. So, it’s no surprise that Sarah’s love for horticulture is evident throughout the estate. The Winchester Mystery House® has lovingly maintained the North and South conservatories as well as the original Greenhouse. Today, the Greenhouse, with its light and airy ambiance, is used primarily for private events. Located near the Carriage House and Central Gardens, it’s the perfect location for a garden party, Victorian tea or cocktail reception.  At night, the space comes alive with charming overhead lighting that accentuate its botanical attributes.

  • Accommodates up to 125 guests
  • Accommodates up to 70 seated guests

The Greenhouse

This original Greenhouse with its light and airy ambiance, it’s the perfect location for a meal, reception, tea or garden party. At night, the space comes alive with charming overhead special lighting accentuating its botanical attributes.

  • Accommodates up to 125 guests
  • Accommodates up to 70 seated guests

The Shakespeare Grand Ballroom

The Grand Ballroom in the Winchester Mystery House® speaks more to the elegance of the room than the size. The ornate and elegant Grand Ballroom, complete with antique pump organ and stunning hand-carved woodwork is the ideal setting for an unforgettable special occasion. Lending to the ballroom’s mystique are two beautiful stained glass windows that hold cryptic quotes penned by William Shakespeare.

  • Accommodates up to 25 seated guests
  • Accommodates up to 50 guests reception style

The Venetian Dining Room

Another of the original dining rooms in Mrs. Winchester’s mysterious abode offers guests a unique glimpse into the Victorian era. With it’s low ceiling, elegant dark woods and ornate spindle work, the Venetian Dining Room recalls the romance of Venice and the style of classic Italy. Surrounded by leaded glass windows and Venetian motif, your group will enjoy dining with the spirit of Mrs. Winchester.

  • Accommodates up to 50 seated guests
  • Accommodates up to 60 reception style

The Venetian Dining Room

The low ceiling, elegant dark woods and ornate filigree of the Venetian Dining Room recall the romance of Venice and the style of classic Italy. Surrounded by leaded glass windows and Venetian motif, your group will enjoy dining with the spirit of Mrs. Winchester.

  • Accommodates up to 50 seated guests
  • Accommodates up to 60 reception style

Victorian Gardens

Under golden California sunshine and with the magnificent Queen Anne style Victorian mansion as a backdrop, surrounded by lush gardens filled with a variety of fountains, blooming flowers, stately palms and trees imported from around the world, it’s the perfect setting for your event. The world-famous mansion is the perfect backdrop for your “landmark” day or evening event.

  • Accommodates up to 400 guests

Beer Garden

Nestled off the main courtyard, this private courtyard is shaded with trees, string lights and scattered picnic tables.  Perfect for picnics or a cozy outdoor meal.

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests

Beer Garden

Nestled off the main courtyard, this private courtyard is shaded with trees, string lights and scattered picnic tables.  Perfect for picnics or a cozy outdoor meal.

  • Accommodates up to 50 guests

The Winchester Room

Once an original barn on the north field of the estate, the Winchester Room offers a private party space for up to 65-seated guests. Complete with available Wi-Fi, audio-visual capabilities, tables and chairs, heat and air-conditioning. This is the perfect space for a meeting – followed by a private tour.

  • Accommodates up to 65 seated guests

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