The Monte Verde Inn is a first-class location for a glorious garden wedding. Located just nine and a half miles off Interstate 80 from Auburn, this four-bedroom Georgian-style manor house was originally built as a private residence in 1936. It now serves guests from around the world as a charming private boutique wedding venue.
Set in the Sierra foothills, at an elevation of 2200ft we are ideally situated below the winter mountain snow and above the summer valley heat. This grand country estate offers more than six secluded acres of blooming gardens, sculpted hedges, manicured lawns, and a small forest of cedar, pine, and cypress trees. Flowering plum trees line the entrance driveway and the beautifully planted English Country Garden is a riot of color during warm months of the year. An outdoor "chapel" surrounded by 150-year-old incense cedar trees sets the mood and nature provides all the décor you will need for a memorable wedding. Stroll along a quaint path to the vintage barn and romantic vineyard which lends to a picturesque scenic background.
With only one wedding per day our comprehensive packages, all based on per-person pricing are designed to alleviate the stress of the wedding planning process so our couples can truly enjoy their special day. Everything is fully customizable, from the event time, to the menu, the flowers, the linens and the cake, just name a few. Our in-house wedding coordinator will assist and be here for you from your first tour of the gardens till the final goodbyes of your evening.
ALL PACKAGES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Full private use of the venue
- Five hour duration, from ceremony start to end of reception (option to extend)
- Vineyard, Chateau or Grand Estate Package options
- Hors d'oeuvres hour
- Plated or buffet menu
- Classic white linens or colored linens (see package options)
- Tables & white chairs
- Votives (at each table)
- Flatware, glassware & stemware
- Custom designed décor flowers (centerpiece flowers & 3 large arrangements)
- Custom designed Wedding cake (designed for and with you)
- One hour rehearsal with wedding party day before your wedding
- Professional day of coordination
- Complimentary changing suites for Bride and Groom
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Heaters or Market Umbrella's (available as needed)
- White aisle runner (as desired)
- Professional uniformed service staff (1 server for every 8-10 guests)
- Complete set-up and break-down of the event
In addition, we have: No Rental fee, No Site fee, No Cake cutting fee, No Set up fee, No Bartender fee, etc.
The Monte Verde Inn's cuisine reflects the belief that "good food is always personal" Our dishes are animated by flavors and textures both familiar and innovative - California Cuisine as it appears to us. Executive Chef Douglas Dalisa believes that his guests need to be comforted by his food as well as the surroundings and service. "The process of finding ingredients and transforming them into cuisine are not separate events, but one continuous action, constantly informed by cultural expectations and new ideas" It is a glorious setting for Chef Dalisa's hearty, flavorful, beautiful cuisine. Regional world flavors, classical French influenced style and enthralling presentation form the entire experience at the Monte Verde Inn.
We have the customary printed menus available for you perusal via our "downloadable" package brochure. For those more adventurous, keep in mind that Chef Dalisa would be more than happy to create a specially designed experience for you and your guests. Whether it is our standard menus, ethnically or culturally inspired cuisine or a formal multi course wine pairing gastronomic adventure, the same attention to detail, passionate preparation and freshest, highest quality ingredients available will always prevail