Private Party & Special Events Packages
Celebrate with us at the Winchester Mystery House™ and experience an extraordinary event venue, one that blends the grace of a bygone era with contemporary amenities to make your occasion a grand success.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, this historic and architectural gem provides a truly unique setting in which to create an unforgettable event.
Once an original building on 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 meal, reception or meeting – day or night.
The Carriage House
In the 1880s-1900s, as the region transitioned from the horse and buggy to emerging automobiles, the carriage house also transitioned from the care and maintenance of surreys and carriages to the care and upkeep of early cars. Now it premieres as one of the Bay Area’s most unique venues with floor to ceiling original redwood and vintage, rustic charm.
This original Greenhouse was utilized to cultivate and nurture a variety of beautiful flowers and plants for display in the mansion. 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.
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.
In November and December, the Winchester Mystery House™ is transformed into an unforgettable setting of turn-of-the-20th century Christmas nostalgia as the mansion and estate are adorned with festive decor including over 100,000 twinkling lights, 1000s of feet of festive garland and nearly 1,000 ornaments on over 20 themed Christmas trees.
Garden Scavenger Hunt
Do your coworkers have a competitive spirit? Are your family and friends up for a mysterious challenge? Then this event is for you! Wind your way through our beautiful Winchester Gardens as you and your team compete to complete the Garden Scavenger Hunt! Search for hidden jigsaw pieces to recreate a vintage photo of Sarah Winchester’s famed home, and the first team to do so wins!
Culinary & Cooking Experiences
Partner with our very own culinary team to host a camaraderie-building unique corporate or social event. Immerse yourself in a chef-led adventure on the grounds of the estate that will have your group either competing in a delicious head-to-head challenge or diving deep with a certified chef for a culinary lesson of your choosing. All food and beverage experiences are customizable to your group’s desires and budget, and even feature some produce harvested here onsite at the Winchester Mystery House™.
You and your guests can be among the first to dine in this ornate and elegant Grand Ballroom, complete with English pump organ, stunning hand-carved woodwork and the ambiance of the Gilded Age. It’s 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.
Roaring 1920’s Gatsby Party
Say the secret password and you are transported back to the Jazz Age and Speak Easy hijinks of the 1920s as you and your guests attend in era appropriate attire as jazz permeates the air and the bathtub gin flows. This is one party you don’t want raided – filled with Charleston dance contests, hand-crafted cocktails and sumptuous appetizers, gangsters, flappers, coppers and loads of fun.
Drink of champagne and delight in an assortment of heavy appetizers in the beautiful front parlor of the mansion. Then embark on a tour of the beguiling and bewildering Winchester Mystery House™ with an expert psychic medium and an estate historian. Your visit concludes with a mystifying and engaging candlelit séance in our beautiful and ornate Grand Ballroom.
Hallowe’en Parties and Autumn Gatherings
September and October is a great time for an autumn gathering or a Halloween party. Winchester Mystery House™ is one of the top haunts in the Bay Area. Complement your themed corporate get-together or private party here at Winchester Mystery House™ with our popular Hallowe’en Candlelight Tour or all-new Explore More Tour for an unforgettable event.
Student & Youth Groups
The Winchester Mystery House™ provides an ideal example of late 19th and early 20th century living, when the gas-lamp was in transition to electricity and the Santa Clara Valley was a thriving center of agricultural bounty. Educational tours are available and provide insights into local history and various styles of design and architecture.
Chef’s Table Dinner
The Chef’s Table in the Twin Dining Rooms of the formal area of the mansion provides an elegant and exclusive dining opportunity hosted by our Estate Chef.
The dining experience begins with a glass of expertly chosen local wine. Then, after being seated at one of the shared tables, you’ll enjoy a chef-curated set menu. Each course is thoughtfully prepared using the best of what’s in season from local farms and ranches and paired with award-winning wines. Put yourself in our chef’s hands for an extraordinary Winchester Mystery House™ epicurean experience.
Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
Whether your wedding is an intimate occasion for 25 or a lavish affair for 300, the Winchester Mystery House™ is a beautiful and ideal location for your special day.
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 ceremony or reception. The world-famous mansion is the perfect backdrop for your “landmark” day or evening event.
With its light and airy ambiance, this charming locale provides a bright and elegant outdoor venue for a beguiling garden wedding, reception or garden party. At night, the space comes alive with charming overhead amber string lights accentuating its botanical attributes. Under 13 glass cupola windows, the Greenhouse will add a touch of elegance to your special day.
The Central Garden is perfect for small ceremonies or receptions, surrounded on three side by the whimsical and impressive architecture of the Victorian mansion. This area is the most private outdoor venue on the estate, featuring trellised bougainvillea, sweet scented orange trees, lovely flowers and lots of special decor opportunities. Soon, an elegant patio area will be added to the Central Garden provided even more beguiling charm.
The Carriage House is a delightful indoor space adjacent to the Central and Front Gardens that provides a rustic “country” setting for a small reception or wedding ceremony. It premieres as one of the Bay Area’s most unique venues with floor to ceiling original redwood and vintage, rustic charm.
For event estimates and booking information
Winchester Mystery House Group Sales & Special Events
525 S. Winchester Blvd. San Jose, CA, 95128