The Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden offers completely private weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners for groups from 50 to 150. (Semi-private for groups 25-49.) The atmosphere is romantic and relaxed -- charming Italian "Country-inn" style in a beautiful plumstone building one block off the historic Sonoma plaza.
The dining rooms are decorated with antique Italian china and tapestries. The back wall of the restaurant is glass--opening onto a beautiful garden. The peasceful Italian garden with is decorated with shady flower-filled terraces surrounds a central reflection pool and sparkling Roman fountain. At the end of the garden is a large dancing terrace, with a covered Pergola perfect for Ceremonies. There is also a private bar and outdoor Tuscan fireplace.
In-house catering in a wide range of cuisines is available. There are no facility rental charges. For a complete wedding information package by email with sample menus.
Included in all our wedding packages at no extra cost:
Similar Services provided for Rehearsal Dinners and all other Celebrations...
Recommended by 99% of couples
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User5107625 · 2+ years ago
The Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden was the PERFECT venue for our wedding! We’re so glad we found them, and we cannot recommend them highly enough.Sent on 06/22/2016
The venue itself is absolutely stunning and romantic. The food is incredible. The owner, Gia Ghilarducci, makes every step of the process easy. The Depot will absolutely work with you to make your event unique and special.
We initially chose the venue not only because it is a charming and romantic spot with excellent food, but because the location is so convenient. As most of our guests were not local, it was so helpful for the wedding and reception to be just a few steps from the Sonoma Plaza. Since the Depot provides all their policies and pricing up front and on-line, planning the wedding long-distance and budgeting effectively was a breeze.
While Gia provided ample information on recommended vendors for services the venue does not cover, we were entirely free to use our choice of vendors. We also found a perfect menu that had something for everyone. We went with the Venetian buffet; every dish was absolutely delicious, and Chef Michael Ghilarducci was totally willing to work with us to ensure that any and all dietary restrictions were accommodated.
Gia and the rest of her friendly, helpful staff made sure our wedding day was perfect on their end. Everything was set up beautifully, the transitions between the ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing went without a hitch, dinner was to die for, and at the end of the night, they packed up everything for us.
We had no stress planning the wedding, no stress preparing for the event, and my husband, our families, our guests, and I got to relax and enjoy our special day in the perfect setting. If we had it to do over, we would book the Depot again in a heartbeat!
Gabby · Married on 08/11/2018
We just had our wedding 6 days ago and I'm still so in awe of how well it went. We have received tons of compliments on how beautiful the wedding was and how the food and service was excellent. After having searched for venues to have our wedding (we visited 2) we found the Depot Hotel Restaurant and it was love. Then we met Gia, the wedding coordinator and I knew it was going to be amazing. It was! The restaurant is intimate and romantic. The food is incredible. Gia is the best and is super helpful and knowledgeable and she and her team executed everything we needed perfectly. Our guests who had lived in and around Sonoma for years had never been to the restaurant and have told us they can't wait to come back on their own for dinner. We can't thank the staff at the Depot Hotel Restaurant enough.Sent on 08/17/2018
Kelsey · Married on 09/30/2017
The Depot Hotel is such a beautiful venue. It was perfect for us because with our smaller group we could all be outside in an intimate environment. Gia was excellent at making sure that everything went as planned. They really make it a hands off, effortless experience.Sent on 10/08/2017
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I have officiated several weddings at Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden and it has become one of my favorite venues. Gia, the event coordinator, is friendly and fun. She conducts the rehearsal and makes everything go smoothly. The outdoor, garden setting is perfect for the ceremony as well as the reception and the food is "to die for". I highly recommend this venue.
I love officiating weddings at this venue! I especially appreciate the views and memorable sites available to couples for their Wedding Ceremony. The wedding facilitators ("Gia" and team!) here at Depot Hotel are consistent in their pursuit of achieving the Wedding Day goals they establish with and for their clients. In short, they are reliable and completely committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction. You won't be disappointed! Be sure to mention that "RevDrJoe".com referred you!
Gia and her staff at The Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden are a wonderful group to work with. Besides having it all in one place, ceremony and reception site with catering etc., you have Gia and her pleasant and helpful staff taking care of everything for you. In my many years of DJ'ing weddings The Depot is one of the only places I am treated like a partner in the success of your event and not just another outside vendor. Gia knows that we are all there for the same reason, to make your special day a success. For a local or destination wedding in the Sonoma wine country you should check out The Depot.