Showcase the Uniqueness of Your Love

Skip the country clubs, wineries and hotel ballrooms and showcase your love and style with a wedding at the Winchester Estate. Our magnificent Victorian mansion is an ideal location for couples looking for an exclusive and unique experience. 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 Estate.

Winchester Estate Weddings

Say your vows in the Front Gardens with the beautiful and bizarre mansion as your backdrop. Then be whisked away with your beloved to take photographs throughout this architecturally mysterious and beautiful Victorian Mansion. Treat your guests to a vintage cocktail hour in the bright & airy Greenhouse. The Carriage House, with original redwood and extravagant string lights, the vintage, rustic charm makes the ideal spot for an indoor reception with dancing spilling out into the gardens. For both daytime and evening weddings, the wedding reception can take place al fresco in the Front Gardens

An Intimate Affair

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For a more intimate affair, Winchester Estate offers smaller wedding packages. The Intimate Affair is an elegant; yet, affordable wedding package. Contact us today to inquire about our package for up to 25 guests.

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Elegant Estate Elopements

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

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Seasonal Hours & Dates

January – August

Daytime
10 AM – 4 PM, Friday to Sunday only

Ceremony in the Greenhouse

Reception in the Carriage House

Evening
5 PM – 11 PM, Friday and Saturday only

Ceremony in the Front Gardens

Reception in the Carriage House

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

Reception in the Carriage House

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

Ceremony in the Front Gardens

Reception in the 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. 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

  • What is included with the wedding packages?

    Winchester Estate package includes venue space for a 2 hour ceremony and 4 hour reception.

    Included: Wedding rehearsal, venue coordinator, standard 60” round tables, 6 ft tables for banquets, cake table, wooden folding chairs with pads, set up and clean up.  Outdoor heaters, 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 venue 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?

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

  • Can I bring in my own caterer?

    We do have flexibility in catering, especially for couples with a specific culinary vision.

  • May we bring our own alcohol?

    Unfortunately, no outside alcohol is allowed.

  • Do you have any noise restrictions?

    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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 newlyweds 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.

  • How many people can I have?

    Indoor facilities accommodate up 80 seated guests and up 125 reception style. Outdoor facilities can accommodate up to 200 seated guests.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to email groupsales@winchestermysteryhouse.com or call us at 408-247-2000.

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