Gainey Vineyard is a winery wedding venue located in Santa Ynez, California. Boasting an array of spaces - both indoor and outdoor - the couple of honor and their guests have much to explore. Blending the elegance of 100 acres of nature with the rustic charm of comforting interiors, this venue is very much an ideal place for hosting your ceremony and reception.
Facilities and Capacity
Experience the refreshing kiss of nature as light winds brush against your wedding day attire. As you prepare to make your way to the ceremony site, take in the beauty of the scenery around you before a short stroll to the Vineyard View Lawn. This overlooks some of the growing vines and offers glimpses of the mountains. For ceremonies, the lawn can accommodate 350 seated guests. Indeed, this lawn space would also be a remarkable setting on summery days for a reception of al fresco cuisine.
Alternatively, you can choose to set the ceremony up near the Terrace area. Indeed, the Terrace would make a suitable location for the reception as 200 people can sit and dine here, while there is also space for a dance floor to be set up. The Circular Courtyard, meanwhile, offers room for 500 guests to be seated as the vows take place, while it also works as a cocktail hour setting.
For those who want to enjoy some indoor festivities, the Barrel Room makes for a splendid choice. Exerience old-world elegance surrounded by oak wine casks. Breathe in the aroma of oak and winemaking in this open space that is perfect for either a dinner reception for up to 150 guests or a cocktail hour.
Other indoor spaces are also available which allow the couple and their guests to get up close with the wine-perfecting process that happens at Gainey Vineyard, while also throwing an unforgettable soiree.
In addition, for those looking for a rural setting not far from the winery, the Barn at Gainey is perfect for couples who want a rustic-chic elegance. This site offers a distinctive setting with multiple spaces from a sweeping meadow, the shade of the live oaks, to rural charm inside the Barn. Constructed in the 1890s, it provides a great backdrop for your unforgettable wedding photos.
As part of their wedding services, Gainey Vineyard can provide parties with some of the following features. The property's spaces can be used between 4 pm and 10 pm, meaning that there is ample time for you to say 'I do', celebrate, and have a great experience. A number of different furniture items can also be made available including patio tables, picnic tables, wine barrels, a barbecue grill, and more.
Event staff can assist your caterer and wedding coordinator so that everything runs smoothly and according to plan. Additional inclusions can also be made available such as a kitchen (for your caterer to use), a pre-ceremony get-ready room, as well as access to a list of trusted vendors.
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Bennett Webber · Married on 05/04/2019
Our Kind of Wedding
The Santa Ynez Valley grew to be a very special place to my now-wife and I over the course of our relationship. It's the area where we knew we wanted to get married. We visited several of our favorite vineyards in the area as well as some of the most picturesque we never really frequented. In each case, there was a flaw: needlessly expensive...great scenery but lackluster wine... difficulty picturing how your wedding would flow and where it would take take place...AND THEN we found Gainey, which presented none of those problems. It was the perfect place for us. Beautiful, reasonably priced, and a perfect foundation on which to build our kind of wedding. The flow is kind of a given: Ceremony on the hill beneath the tree with vistas on all sides --> cocktails in the barrel room giving out of town guests a fun taste of wine country --> and lastly reception under the stars in their courtyard. And because there was such a clear path (and an amazing staff to walk us down it), my wife and I could concentrate on the details that would make the wedding our own. The people who work at Gainey, Sunny in particular, aren't landlords, they're collaborators and friends. They are with you every step of the way. Sunny set us up with our venue, yes, but also our wine pairings, our wedding planner, our caterer, and more. We could not have asked for a better ally or experience setting up the best day of our lives. It is so cool for us to be able to say that the best wedding we've ever been to is our own. My wife and I will forever love Gainey.Sent on 06/29/2019
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Melissa · Married on 06/28/2014
We have loved Gainey wine for years now, so when we decided to renew our wedding vows for our 10th anniversary, location was a no brainer. A beautiful location! Our pictures are stunning and, of course, the wine was excellent!Sent on 01/29/2015
Natalie · Married on 08/20/2011
We had the most amazing wedding at Gainey Vineyard! We got compliments on the food (the bbq was amazing!), the appetizers (everyone loved the sausages), and the overall ambiance. We had guests come from across the country and having everyone meet at a destination as beautiful as Gainey was exactly what we wanted. We had our ceremony on the grass and our reception up on the patio and it was absolutely perfect. Diane and the staff at Gainey was wonderful. It truly was the best day of my life and Gainey was everything I imagined.Sent on 09/26/2011
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