WINCHESTER ESTATE WEDDINGS

Notice: 2024 - 2025 private event bookings pause

The Winchester Mystery House is temporarily pausing any additional private event bookings for 2024 & 2025 so we can focus on our tour experiences. To stay updated on future announcements, please enter your email below to join our notification list.

THE MYSTERY OF LOVE

2023/2024 Winchester Estate Weddings
Experience the enchantment of saying your vows in the Front Gardens with the beautiful and bizarre mansion as your backdrop. Following the ceremony, continue the celebration in the delightful ambiance of Sarah’s bright & airy Greenhouse or the charmingly rustic Carriage House, where your reception will unfold in style.

2023/2024 WEDDINGS

The Winchester Estate, a magnificent Queen Anne style Victorian mansion is an ideal location for couples looking for something completely unique. Discover availability and pricing by inquiring now. 

  • Your ceremony will take place in the Front Gardens with reception in Sarah’s Original Greenhouse and/or Carriage House.
  • Included with the venue price: 6 hour venue rental, cleaning fee & chairs ONLY. Additional add-ons available.

MICRO-WEDDING PACKAGE

Weddings
The Best

Historic Victorian Wedding Venue with a one of a kind backdrop. 

  • Victorian Greenhouse Ceremony & Reception for up to 50 guests.
  • Includes venue rental & chairs. Venue for 6 hours (1 hour ceremony, 4 hour reception)

2021/2022 WEDDINGS

Wedding Reception Photo

The Winchester Estate, a magnificent Queen Anne style Victorian mansion is an ideal location for brides looking for something completely unique. Scroll down to see seasonal hours.  Inquire about availability and pricing.

  • Your ceremony will take place in the Front Gardens with reception in the Greenhouse surrounded by a variety of greenery.
  • Indoor facilities accommodate up 80 seated guests and up 125 reception style. Outdoors facilities can accommodate up to 180 seated guests
  • Included with the venue price: 2 hour ceremony and 4 hour reception. Additional hours may be purchased.
  • Wedding rehearsal, onsite venue coordinator, standard 60” round tables, 6 ft tables for banquets, cake table, apple wood folding chairs with pads, outdoor heaters, hedge walls, set up and clean up.

2023/2024 wedding SEASONAL HOURS & DATES

NOVEMBER 2023 – AUGUST 2024

Daytime Weddings
10 AM – 4 PM

Evening Weddings
5 PM – 11 PM

No Holiday themed décor can be removed for events.

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

Daytime Receptions Only
11 AM – 3 PM

Please note during the months of September & October, Winchester Mystery House® hosts one of the premier Halloween evening events in the Bay Area on Friday – Sunday nights.  No nighttime weddings are available during that time.  Daytime wedding packages may take place in the Greenhouse,  no ceremonies are allowed in the front gardens space due to decor that cannot be removed.  Please note that the grounds are open to the public daily.

Winchester Mystery House® is open to the public daily.  Operating hours vary seasonally. We do close the gardens to the public during ceremonies as well as provide private event space for your wedding.  Please note that weddings cannot be held on Halloween, Friday the 13th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

WEDDING FAQ’S

We offer various wedding packages. Each package is unique. Included with all packages is our in house chairs, setup and cleanup. Lawn games can also be arranged for an additional fee. For more information on our wedding packages, please reach out to groupsales@winchestermysteryhouse.com

 

Wedding rehearsal takes place the day before your event between 9 AM to 3 PM and must be scheduled with your onsite venue coordinator 2 months before your wedding. Please be advised that the grounds will be open to the public during rehearsals.

We would love to meet and show you the many options for your wedding.  Our sales team is available for site visits Monday to Fridays between 9 AM to 4 PM. Please contact our sales team to set-up an appointment.

No, but our event coordinators can assist you in contacting our preferred caterers for menus and proposals.

We do have flexibility in catering, especially for couples with a specific culinary vision. However, drop off style catering is only permitted from the venue’s preferred vendor list.

Unfortunately, no outside alcohol is allowed.

In an effort to be good neighbors, we do require all events to end at by 11pm. Our onsite event coordinator does have the right to decrease the volume of events should there be any noise complaints.

 

A non-refundable booking deposit of 25% is required to confirm your date and must be sent back with the signed agreement within 10 days of the date contract was generated.

Final payment (remaining balance) is due 90 business days prior to the scheduled event date

 

We understand that things happen!  To that end, aside from the 25% non-refundable deposit, any other deposits paid are refundable up to 60 days prior to the scheduled event date.  After 60 days, any monies/deposits paid become nonrefundable.

 

Yes! Our event coordinators will provide you with a full list of our preferred partners.  All vendors (ie: lighting, bands, DJs etc.) will be required to provide a certificate of insurance.  A full vendor list must be provided to the onsite event manager prior to the event.

Have no fear! Your wedding will take place rain or shine.  We can offer an indoor location for groups of up to 80 for ceremonies and can also provide tenting for an additional fee.

 

Due to staffing and public access, we do not offer ceremonies only at this time.

 
 

Yes, of course!  We have designated areas for photographers to take pictures of the newlyweds on the estate and inside the mansion.  However, please note photography cannot interrupt the tours, so we encourage most photography to be taken outside.

 
 
 

Yes, this is possible. The Winchester Mystery House is available for weddings year round. During the months of September and October, we can only accommodate daytime wedding receptions. Please reach out to Group Sales to check on availability.

Current guidance on maximum attendees at private events will be followed for your event.  In general, our indoor facilities accommodate up 80 seated guests and up 125 reception style. Outdoor facilities can accommodate up to 200 seated guests.

 

Yes, a certified wedding planner is required for all wedding events. A wedding planner is also required if you plan on having a wedding reception only.