Many event locations claim to be unique but nothing compares to the Winchester Mystery House. If you’re truly looking for a distinct, one-of-a-kind setting for your milestone event or special occasion reserve a place that delivers on uniqueness many times over!  Give your guests an experience they will talk about for years to come.

Private Event Space

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.

The Winchester
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 space accommodates up to 80 seated guests.

The Greenhouse
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.  For a reception, the greenhouse can accommodate up to 125 guests, or 70 seated for dining.

The Venetian
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.  The Venetian dining room seats 50 guests or 60 reception style.

The Shakespeare Ballroom
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.  Up to 25 guests can be seated in the space, and 50 reception style.



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™.

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.


Thinking about ways to enhance your event?  We’ve got great partners that can help. From Murder Mystery Parties to Tarot Card Readers, we’ve got everything you need to make your Winchester Mystery Event unlike anything else.

1920’s Themed Speakeasy: Say the secret password and you are transported back to the Jazz Age and Speak Easy in the Carriage House.

Psychic Mediums:  Enhance your event with a spiritual advisor, tarot card reader.


Hallowe’en Parties and Autumn Gatherings: Winchester Mystery House™ is one of the top haunts in the Bay Area. Compliment your themed event with our popular Hallowe’en Candlelight Tour.

Holiday Parties: 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 13 themed Christmas trees.
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Winchester Mystery House Group Sales & Special Events