Winchester Estate Weddings

For your big day, only the most beautiful backdrop will do.

Skip the country clubs, wineries and hotel ballrooms and showcase the uniqueness of your love and style with a wedding at the Winchester Estate™.  Our magnificent Victorian mansion is an ideal location for brides looking for something completely unique.  Whether you are planning an intimate affair surrounded by your closest friends and family or a lavishly large soiree, there is no place in the world quite like the Winchester Mystery House®.

Say your vows in the Front Gardens with the bizarrely beautiful mansion as your backdrop.  Afterwards, you will be whisked away with your beloved to take photographs throughout this mysteriously beautiful home.   Your guests will be treated to a vintage cocktail hour in the bright & airy Greenhouse.  For both daytime and evening weddings, the wedding reception can be take place al fresco in the Front Gardens.  Alternatively, the Carriage House, with floor to ceiling original redwood and vintage, rustic charm makes the ideal spot for an indoor reception with dancing spilling out into the gardens.

Indoor facilities accommodate up 80 seated guests and up 125 reception style.   Outdoor facilities can accommodate up to 300 seated guests.

An Intimate Affair

Intimate Weddings at Winchester Myster House

For a more intimate affair, Winchester Estate™ offers couples an elegant yet affordable wedding package.  Inquire about our package for up to 25 guests.  Ceremonies can take place under our 100 year oak tree followed by an intimate gathering in the Greenhouse.

Elegant Estate Elopements

Elopment at the Winchester Myster House

For just you and your beloved, Winchester Estate™ Weddings offers elopements.   Say your vows in front of a warm fireplace in the recently restored North Twin Dining Room and enjoy an elegant seated meal for up to 12 guests.

Seasonal Hours & Dates

January – August

Daytime
10 AM – 4 PM, Friday thru Sunday only

Ceremony in the Greenhouse or Central Garden

Reception in the Carriage House or Central Garden

Evening
5 PM – 11 PM, Friday and Saturday only

Ceremony in the Front Gardens

Reception in the Greenhouse, Carriage House or Gardens

September and October

Daytime
10 AM – 4 PM, Friday to Sunday only

Please note during the months of September & October, Winchester Mystery House® is decorated for Halloween and hosts an evening theatrical event on Friday – Sunday nights.  Therefore, only daytime weddings are available and no Halloween themed décor can be removed for events.

November and December

Daytime:
10 AM – 4 PM, Friday to Sunday only

Ceremony in the Greenhouse or Central Garden

Reception in the Carriage House

Evening
5 PM – 11 PM only, Friday and Saturday only

Ceremony in the Front Gardens

Reception in the Greenhouse and Carriage House

Please note that during November & December the mansion is decorated for the holidays, featuring lights, trees and miles of garland.  No décor may be removed from the Mansion for events.

Winchester Mystery House® is open to the public daily.  Operating hours vary seasonally, closing around 5 pm November – May and 7 pm June-October.  We do close the gardens to the public during ceremonies as well as provide private event space for your wedding.  On Halloween and Friday the 13th, there are evening tours, so weddings can be held only during the day. Please note that weddings cannot be held on Christmas Day.

Wedding FAQ’s

  • What is included with the wedding packages?

    All wedding packages include venue space for a 2 hour ceremony and 4 hour reception.  Additional hours may be purchased.

    Included: Wedding rehearsal, onsite event coordinator, standard 108” round tables, 6 ft tables for banquets, cake table, wooden folding chairs with pads, poly table linen, set up and clean up.  Outdoor heaters, hedge walls, vintage furniture and lawn games can also can also be arranged for an additional fee.

  • When is my wedding rehearsal?

    Wedding rehearsals takes place the day before your event between 11 AM to 3 PM and must be scheduled with your onsite event coordinator.  Please be advised that the grounds will be open to the public during rehearsals.

  • I would like to schedule an appointment to see your venue. When can we meet?

    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.

  • Do you have an onsite caterer?

    Yes! Onsite catering is provided by local catering company, Tony Caters.  Our event coordinators can assist you in contacting them for menus and proposals.

  • Can I bring in my own caterer?

    We do have flexibility in catering, especially for brides with a specific culinary vision.  To that end,  you may bring your own caterer, however we do require an additional buyout fee of $5 per guest and a certificate of insurance.  Please note that the alcohol service must still reside with Tony Caters.

  • May we bring our own alcohol?

    Unfortunately, no outside alcohol is allowed. All alcohol and alcohol service must be provided by Tony Caters.

  • Do you have any noise restrictions?

    In an effort to be good neighbors, we do require all amplified music to end at 11 pm and for all events to conclude by midnight. Our onsite Event Manager does have the right to decrease the volume of events should there be any noise complaints.

  • What is the payment timeline?

    A 25% booking deposit is required to confirm your date and must be sent back with the signed agreement within 7 days of the date contract was generated.

    Final payment (remaining balance) is due 10 business days prior to the scheduled event date.

  • What is the cancellation policy?

    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.

  • Do you have a preferred vendor’s list?

    Yes! Our event management team will provide you with a full list of our preferred partners.  Please note that aside for catering, any vendors are allowed to work on the property.  However, some vendors (ie: lighting, bands, DJs etc.) may be asked for certificates of insurance.  A full vendor list must be provided to the onsite event manager prior to the event.

  • I want an outdoor ceremony & reception. Do you have a back-up plan if it is inclement weather?

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

  • Do you allow wedding ceremonies only?

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

  • Do you allow photography for weddings inside the mansion?

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

  • I want to get married on a Thursday. Is that possible?

    At this time, due to public tours and staffing, all weddings must take place Friday, Saturday and Sundays only.

If you have additional questions

Contact Our Sales & Event Team

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