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Reception
$6,500 starting price
Ceremony
$3,500 starting price
Bar service
$65 per person
Ceremony
$2,500 starting price
Bar service
$65 per person
These prices are available for the months of May through October. These prices are available for the months of December through April.

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Located in Carmel, California, Folktale Winery & Vineyards is an exquisite wedding venue and destination. Tucked into a valley and only five miles from the Pacific Ocean, this property is readily accessible from the Monterey Peninsul and Monterey Airport. Within an easy drive of the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley, this unique estate features 15 acres of sustainably farmed Sangiovese vineyards and gardens. With valley sights, including the Carmel River and the Santa Lucia Mountains, this idyllic locale makes an excellent selection for a couple's wedding backdrop.

Facilities and Capacity

Folktale Winery & Vineyards has several event spaces suitable for nuptial occasions. The Rose Vineyard beside the Barrel Room has a private and grassy field that hosts ceremonies and other events. This can be paired with the Barrel Room for a mixed indoor-outdoor celebration. The Vineyard House is another option for a mixed celebration, where French doors can be opened up to let in beautiful summer weather. The Wine Garden is another verdant outdoor space, while The Vineyard House makes an intimate indoor locale.

Services Offered

This winery venue hosts up to 350 guests for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This setting also accommodates showers, post-wedding brunches, and other gatherings. The staff can provide catering, bar service, rentals, and more.

History

The property now named Folktale Winery & Vineyards was originally established in 1982 as Chateau Julien Wine Estate by Bob and Patti Brower. This duo was inspired by trips to the Bordeaux region of France to bring that quality of wine and hospitality to California. They expanded the winery property in 1996, adding land to the vineyard, a new estate residence, and a 10,000-square-foot barrel hall. In 2015, local winemaker Gregory Ahn acquired this estate and gave it its current name, drawing on the idea that each bottle of great wine has a story.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$6,500

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$3,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$2,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$65

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

3

Describe your venue:

Ballroom
Banquet Hall
Barn
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Inn/B&B
Mansion
Park
Restaurant
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
December
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Ryan Sent on 08/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Barrel Room

Folktale was great. Christian was fabulous and was very helpful. Throughout the pandemic they were very flexible and worked to keep our event perfect. They also worked very well with our wedding planner. The food was very delicious and would highly recommend. We were in the Barrel Room and everything was perfect.
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Roberta P. Sent on 03/18/2021
5 out of 5 rating

An unforgettable Wedding Day!!!

We were fortunate to have my grandson's wedding at Folktale Winery. It was a beautiful & enjoy day. The setting is just prefect.
Our dinner was just as we had hope for along with the service.
We was a most wonderful experience for all.
I was lucky to be the Officiate to marry my grandson & his bride.
User2801762 Sent on 10/05/2016
5 out of 5 rating
Beautiful venue. Very flexible and accommodating. Responsive to email and organized. Lots of places for pictures. Nina was awesome!
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