Nestled amongst groves of olive trees and rows of grapevines in San Diego, California is Bernardo Winery, an elegant wedding venue. Founded in 1889 and operated by the same family for generations, this location is bursting with a rustic character and timeless ambiance. Producing both wine and olive oil, this historic site boasts shops, cafes, and other entertainment amenities in addition to their winery.
Facilities and Capacity
Depending on the size of a wedding, Bernardo Winery contains several spaces for couples to choose from. On the beautiful Rosario’s Pavillion, couples can enjoy the cooled, Californian air under the elderly olive trees with up to 240 guests. In Vito’s Park, up to 300 individuals can celebrate with couples on the manicured grounds and patio. Those seeking an interior location for hosting an ensemble of 50 or fewer guests can take advantage of the rustic Barrel Room, which is over 100 years old. Elsewhere, couples can exchange vows under a romantic arch or large wooden gazebo. This winery is suitable for engagement parties, showers, and rehearsal dinners as well. For guest entertainment, wedding parties can stroll through the village of shops and restaurants. Before the wedding, couples can visit the salon or relax with some retail therapy.
To help navigate the wedding planning process, couples can turn to Bernardo Winery's team of event specialists. This group of talented professionals can help the search for necessary accommodation and suitable vendors. The enthusiastic staff can also help to set up and take down for the wedding day, allowing couples to focus on their partner and guests. During the wedding, couples and their guests will have the chance to sip some of the finest alcoholic beverages with the included bar service. A selection of wines crafted on-site will be available, and non-alcoholic drinks, as well as an array of beers, can also be served. For a remarkable finishing touch, the winery’s team can take care of the lighting design, transforming the space to fit the vibe couples are searching for.
30 Reviews for Bernardo Winery
Recommended by 92% of couples
15 User photos
Tayler · Getting married on 11/19/2021
Rustic + Dreamy Wedding Venue
Such a beautiful spot for a wedding! I'm the owner of Tayler Ashley Photography and I had the pleasure of shooting here. The staff is wonderful and the location is perfect. Beautiful vineyards and a super private spot for ceremony + reception. The barn is amazing!
Sent on 05/02/2020
Ericka O. · Married on 10/25/2019
Highly recommend - we absolutely LOVE Bernardo Winery!
Bernardo Winery was the perfect venue for my husband and I! The moment we stepped on the property we knew we wanted to have our wedding there. The Rosario Pavillon is gorgeous with its rustic outdoor charm and was the perfect size for our ~130 guest wedding. Terry was amazing helping us get everything set for our big day and ensured everything went smoothly and on schedule the day of! Bernardo Winery knows how to put on an unforgettable wedding, and we look forward to go back for date nights at their tasting room + restaurant to remember our amazing day - highly recommend!Sent on 12/08/2019
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Hailey · Married on 11/03/2018
You NEED to have your wedding at the Bernardo Winery!
We could not have found a more perfect wedding venue for our special day. The Bernardo Winery is a hidden gem in San Diego that is gorgeous, rustic and brings its own history which adds to the uniqueness of the venue. All of our guests are local to San Diego and everyone kept coming up to me throughout the night saying how pretty the venue is, that they want to come back to the winery to explore more & enjoy wine tastings with their friends. The venue is everything that my husband & I had wanted + more. When you book at the winery you also get the perk of their venue coordinator, Terry Lowrey.Sent on 10/24/2018
Terry is above and beyond fantastic. She brings a lot of experience for her new brides that feel lost in the planning process. She is patient with you, makes sure that your wedding goes as seamless as possible and is open to making things happen, the way you envisioned it. She is the reason that not one thing went wrong at our wedding. Terry catered to my special requests, made a point that whatever my vision for the day was that she would execute it and she also had many suggestions/ideas/answers when I was struggling to find solutions of my own. I highly recommend this venue and I highly recommend Terry Lowrey! Thank you for making my wedding everything I had ever hoped for.
Bernardo Winery is our favorite San Diego wedding venue! Terry and her team are the best. So organized, caring and on top of every detail. We love photographing here. Every little area is a photographers dream location.
I've photographed many weddings and events at the Bernardo Winery over the years and it's such a wonderful place to take photos. There's always a relaxed atmosphere and every season is different with so many great spots around the property!