Historic Victorian Wedding Venue with a one of a kind backdrop. We’ve partnered with professional vendors to make your planning super simple.
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 capacities due to current COVID-19 county and state regulations on mass gatherings.
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10 AM – 4 PM
5 PM – 11 PM
No Holiday themed décor can be removed for events.
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 micro-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.
We offer various wedding packages. Each package is unique. Included with all packages is our in-house tables, 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 [email protected]
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 venue 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.
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 venue coordinator does have the right to decrease the volume of events should there be any noise complaints.
A 25% booking deposit 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 10 business days prior to the scheduled event date
We understand that things happen! To that end, any 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 venue coordinators will provide you with a full list of our preferred partners. Please note that aside for bar service, any vendors are allowed to work on the property. However, some 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.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to email [email protected] or call us at 408-247-2000.