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Kennolyn

Soquel, CA View map Visit website

About

Kennolyn is an elegant wedding venue located in Soquel, California. Nestled in the majestic Santa Cruz mountains, this tranquil setting is the perfect place to begin married life. The experienced staff strives to provide warm hospitality, quality service, and exquisite cuisine to give couples an experience that befits their milestone occasion.

Facilities and Capacity

The Hilltop Hacienda is the main event center at Kennolyn. With a capacity for up to 300 guests, this beautiful facility offers both indoor and outdoor spaces. Couples can exchange their vows in an open-air ceremony on the lawn, overlooking the bay and surrounding redwood trees. They can also pose for photographs in front of the sophisticated water fountain. For a relaxed cocktail reception, guests can meet and greet in the courtyard area. This private space is ideal for taking in the views and clear country air or going for a short stroll to admire the grounds. When it is time for the wedding reception, newlyweds can gather in the Hacienda dining room with their loved ones. Featuring Spanish-style interiors and large windows, this space is suitable for an evening of socializing and dining. The nearby fireplace lounge is a cozy room for after-dinner drinks and late-night entertainment.

Services Offered

Kennolyn offers a variety of all-inclusive wedding packages and services. The experienced staff is at hand to provide couples with everything they need for an unforgettable celebration. They can assist with event design, wedding coordination, and decor rentals to ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day. All the essentials such as tables, chairs, china, glassware, and flatware are readily available. The events team can also set up the event space and clean up at the end of the night. Guests can stay overnight at the nearby Stone Creek Village, where comfortable lodgings and recreational activities are available.

Cuisine

A wide variety of delicious cuisines is available from Kennolyn's in-house catering team. Couples can work with the chefs to create custom menus that reflect their unique taste and palate. The caterers use top-quality ingredients and fresh produce to make wholesome and mouthwatering dishes. American, Italian, and Mexican food are just a few options available. To-be-weds can choose to have their wedding banquet as a buffet, food station, or sit-down meal to suit their type of event.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Yes

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

Yes

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

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

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Country/Golf Club
Farm/Ranch
Garden

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
November
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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Zerin J. Married on 03/01/2019
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    Julia Married on 09/01/2018
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    Working with Kennolyn staff was easy and they were so organized and accommodating. Our wedding day was perfect and the venue is amazing!!
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    Aneeka Married on 05/12/2018
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    We couldn't have asked for a better, more beautiful and dreamy venue in the redwoods for our wedding. We were also sold on the all-inclusiveness of the venue. We worked closely with Janine on all the details leading up to the big day - she was very responsive and always had great suggestions for making our day perfect. I also had special circumstances given I was doing my own flowers, and I needed to be able to check in to Casa de Caldwell early - Janine and the other Kennolyn staff were flexible and were able to accommodate me! Jenn and Lauren were so supportive and helpful from the time we checked in to Casa de Caldwell - they took over handling of the final wedding details, and even put together some last minute decor so my bridesmaids and I could relax! They also arranged all the decor, put the flower centerpieces out, and even helped me pull off a T-Rex encounter/first-look prank - they did an amazing job! All of the food was delicious and plentiful - we chose the buffet option for dinner and all our guests loved it and were so happy they could go back for seconds (and thirds!). All of the staff went above and beyond our expectations to make it a fun and stress-free weekend - everyone was a real joy to work with. We only had one minor issue, which really doesn't reflect on Kennolyn, but since they require using Sound in Motion for a DJ, I will mention it here - The DJ selected for us by Sound in Motion did a great job on everything up until the last 2/3 of the dance party, where he didn't stick to our selection and the funk/soul train vibe we asked for - I had to request several times throughout the evening that he play certain songs. Although our friends could tell it wasn't our type of music, everyone still had a great time so we really can't complain. It would be nice though if there were more options for DJs. That said, Kennolyn was amazing and we're so glad we chose to have our wedding there; you wont regret having yours there either!
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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

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Deals

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Kennolyn wants to help you save on your wedding. Whether you have a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday wedding, take advantage of these savings! 175 guests - $1,000 OFF your wedding, 225 guests - $2,000 OFF your wedding, and 275 guests - we will waive the entire facility fee.

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Sound In Motion Entertainment Group Sound In Motion Entertainment Group Wedding DJs

What can we say about Kennolyn that hasn't been said already? It's the full package: gorgeous grounds, attentive staff, delicious food, and all of the amenities to make your day perfect. We love Stone Creek Village and the Hacienda equally while appreciating the different feels you get from them both. We highly recommend you check them out!

Mike Danen Photography + Cinema Mike Danen Photography + Cinema Wedding Photographers

As a wedding photographer, I've photographed weddings in many beautiful venues. Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda is one of my favorites! The views are world class, the grounds are really beautiful, and the hacienda is gorgeous. Wedding photographs there always come out great! The staff is very professional, and will make sure that your wedding day is perfect.

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8400 Glen Haven Rd. Soquel, 95073
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8400 Glen Haven Rd. Soquel, CA, 95073

Kennolyn frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Kennolyn?

Kennolyn includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Kennolyn, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Kennolyn includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Kennolyn in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Kennolyn for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Country/Golf Club
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Kennolyn for wedding events?

Kennolyn offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Kennolyn offer?

Kennolyn offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Kennolyn offer for wedding events?

Kennolyn offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner

What percentage of users recommend Kennolyn and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Kennolyn is recommended by 97% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in average response time, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.8 in flexibility and 4.8 in value.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Kennolyn offer?

Kennolyn currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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