Weddings

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery

Gilroy, CA View map

About

In the Santa Clara Valley at the foot of the Santa Cruz Mountains, warm days, cool evenings, and gentle breezes create the perfect climate for vineyards to thrive—and the ideal setting for a sublime wedding.

A third-generation Italian winemaker named Mario knew this place was special when he set foot on it more than 45 years ago, and decided to build his dream winery here. Since then, three more generations have joined the fold, and their love of tradition, fun, wine, and family is evident in the joyful events they host at La Vigna. In fact, you’ll be treated like family by fourth generation Carlo, the winery’s wedding director extraordinaire. He’ll work closely with you from your first consultation until the end of your wedding day, making sure that everything runs smoothly.

The venue sits perched on a rise overlooking the property, offering views of the vine-covered hills in all directions. As guests arrive, they pass through handmade, arched wooden doors into the rustic-chic banquet room, filled with light streaming in through picture windows onto the rich hardwood floor. This beautiful space can host an indoor reception, or serve as a mingling/lounge/cake-cutting area for outdoor events. French doors open to the expansive patio, where al fresco weddings take place—including ceremonies in a lovely spot framed by vineyards and oak trees.

Acres of lush vineyards provide the backdrop as you step onto the raised deck to exchange vows. Here, you’re sheltered by a graceful, intricately-scrolled wrought-iron arch that’s pretty on its own, but is even more eye-catching when draped with flowers or fabric.

Following your vows, guests will be served from the custom barrel bar. As the party’s getting started, you might want to sneak away to snap some great photos—why not steal a kiss among the vines, pose next to stacked barrels, or hop up on the cute antique flatbed truck!

Your reception is held on the patio, which is largely shaded by a permanent white canopy. Throughout the evening, family and friends can move between the banquet room and open-air areas, lending the celebration a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow.

The experienced staff excels at creating “turnkey” packages tailored to each couple. They love taking care of all the details, but if you want to bring in some of your own vendors they’re fine with that, too. La Vigna is also one of the most affordable venues in the Santa Clara Valley, and they take pride in accommodating both your needs and your budget. While you’re prepping in your plush, secluded bridal suite, you’ll be able to relax, confident that the coordination of your event is in excellent hands.

Once you’ve settled on a menu (created in-house or by one of their recommended caterers), the house sommelier will suggest pairings with their award-winning Italian-style wines—Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Chianti, Carignane, and more—which are all organically and sustainably grown in the Old World dry-farming tradition. So as you raise a glass, you’ll know you’re toasting with something truly special. Salud!

  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Pacific Islander-owned
  • Veteran-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?

$500

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

$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?

$500

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

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Parking

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

Cake Cutting
Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$10

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

Bartender(s)
House Wine
Open Bar

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Banquet Hall
Winery

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?

Clean Up
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

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

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Aisle Markers
Aisle Runners
Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Decor
Drapery
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
Rated
4.9
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Recommended by 99% of couples
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    Bethany T. Married on 10/02/2021
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    Great experience getting married here!

    We got married here in September 2021. We have nothing but good things to say about the venue and about Carlo the venue owner, who was incredibly helpful every step of the way.

    When you book this venue, you also get Carlo as your day-of coordinator! This ended up being a tremendous help to us. We got to enjoy our wedding day without worrying about logistics, and he made sure everything went off without a hitch.

    All our guests couldn't stop raving about how beautiful the venue and wedding were.

    Working with Carlo was a breeze, he was very responsive and helpful - you can tell he knows what he's talking about, he knows the wedding industry inside and out. We really enjoyed working with him the whole way, he provided so much valuable knowledge and was extremely flexible with us.

    Highly recommend this venue to any couple!
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    Amanda H. Married on 07/31/2021
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    Beautiful location & amazing service

    We have had to reschedule & redesign our wedding several times due to COVID since originally signing our contract and the owner/event coordinator Carlo has been amazing! He was incredibly flexible with date changes and helped us organize a beautiful private elopement during the quarantine, paying attention to even the smallest details to ensure that our special day was still special even it was just the two of us and our witnesses. The location is gorgeous and the vineyards make for beautiful wedding photos. As we continue to plan for our reception with friends and family when things reopen, we love that Carlo makes the planning process simple by taking care of the catering and keeping a vast array of decor in house so we don’t need to worry about finding a lot of outside vendors.
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    Nancy Married on 07/13/2013
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    The first time I saw Hecker Pass Winery, I fell in love with the venue and knew it was the one, even though I looked at other wineries.

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4605 Hecker Pass Highway Gilroy, CA, 95020
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La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Parking

At La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Server(s)

At La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery includes:
  • Bartender(s)
  • House Wine
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery for wedding events is known for:
  • Banquet Hall
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery for wedding events?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offer?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offer for wedding events?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery have available for wedding events?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Aisle Markers
  • Aisle Runners
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

La Vigna at Hecker Pass Winery is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 5 in quality of service, 5 in flexibility, 5 in professionalism, 4.9 in average response time and 4.9 in value.

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