The Mystery of Love

The Winchester Estate offers two wedding packages for 2021/22: the Micro-Wedding Packages for up to 50 guests and the Winchester Estate Wedding Package for up to 180 guests.

2021/2022 Winchester Estate Weddings
Say your vows in the Front Gardens with the beautiful and bizarre mansion as your backdrop. 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.

Micro-wedding Package

weddings at the winchester estate

Historic Victorian Wedding Venue with a one of a kind backdrop. We’ve partnered with professional vendors to make your planning super simple.

  • Victorian Greenhouse Ceremony & Reception for up to 50 guests.
  • Includes venue rental, event coordinator and tables & chairs. Venue for 5 hours (1 hour ceremony, 4 hour reception)
  • Add on professional services with our favorite vendors!

2021/2022 Weddings

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.

  • Your ceremony will take place in the Front Gardens with reception in the Greenhouse surrounded by a variety of greenery.
  • Indoor facilities accommodate up 80 seated guests and up 125 reception style. Outdoors facilities can accommodate up to 180 seated guests
  • Included with the venue price: 2 hour ceremony and 4 hour reception. Additional hours may be purchased.
  • Wedding rehearsal, onsite venue coordinator, standard 60” round tables, 6 ft tables for banquets, cake table, apple wood folding chairs with pads, outdoor heaters, hedge walls, set up and clean up.
  • Add on professional services with our favorite vendors (same as 2020 weddings)

Click “Book Your Event” below to submit your event details! You’ll be contacted by a Winchester Mystery House representative shortly.

2021/2022 Seasonal Hours & Dates

November – August

Daytime
10 AM – 4 PM

Evening
5 PM – 11 PM

No Holiday themed décor can be removed for events.

September and October

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.

Wedding FAQ’s

  • What is included with the wedding packages?

    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 groupsales@winchestermysteryhouse.com

  • When is my wedding rehearsal?

    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.

  • 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 10 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 groups of up to 80 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 the tours, so we encourage most photography to be taken outside.

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

    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.

  • How many people can I have?

    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.

  • Do you require a wedding planner?

    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 groupsales@winchestermysteryhouse.com or call us at 408-247-2000.

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