Nella Terra Cellars is a one-of-a-kind vineyard and wedding venue located in Sunol, California. Tucked in a valley atop the Sunol Grade and surrounded by budding grapevines and rolling landscapes, this family-owned estate is the perfect escape from the bustling Bay Area. An elegant tent, gorgeous flagstone patio overlooking a large pond, and a grand rock waterfall set the mood for your beautiful wedding at Nella Terra Cellars in the California hills.
Facilities and Capacity
Nella Terra Cellars is nestled in the rolling hills of San Francisco’s East Bay, surrounded by vineyards and lush landscaping. This venue is a short drive from San Francisco and San Jose area attractions. This is a secluded property that features indoor and outdoor event spaces to accommodate up to 300 wedding guests. A dramatic, 74-step stone staircase descends down the hill for a gorgeous grand entrance into your ceremony on a vibrant green lawn. With a tent strategically positioned next to the pond and vineyard rows and lined by bistro lights, your wedding can embody the natural and rustic atmosphere of the surrounding landscape. A flagstone patio overlooks a rippling and grand pond with a fountain, and a rock waterfall provides a peaceful and magical event setting. Guests will enjoy 360-degree views of the California hills and young vineyards.
This locale offers venue rental for weddings and other social events. Their experienced and professional events team will take care of all your wedding details to exceed your every event expectation. Serving styles at Nella Terra Cellars include buffet, family-style, hors d’oeuvres, plated, and stations. Cake cutting services are also available. Additional event services offered include the following:
Nella Terra Cellars is an ideal location for hosting private parties of varying sizes. In addition to wedding ceremonies and receptions, this location can accommodate all of your wedding events, such as engagement parties, bridal showers, and rehearsal dinners. This venue is also available for hosting corporate meetings, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.
43 Reviews for Nella Terra Cellars
Recommended by 93% of couples
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Veronica L. · Getting married on 04/06/2023
Gorgeous wedding venue with an incredible team (and wine!)
We absolutely love Nella Terra! Like many 2020 couples, we had to postpone our wedding celebration due to COVID, but we've visited Nella Terra several times (for wine tastings and events) since booking with them, and we can't wait to finally have our wedding there. It's a gorgeous, secluded vineyard with stunning scenery and a dreamy reception tent, and we've loved getting to know the team during the tastings! They've been nothing but kind and supportive to us through the rescheduling process, and we know they'll do everything possible to make our wedding day special. It's such a lovely place to enjoy wine, play bocce ball, and just generally walk around -- we are so excited to be back soon!Sent on 07/09/2020
Nella Terra Cellars's reply:Hi Veronica,
Melanie R. · Getting married on 07/07/2022
Amazing views and venue.
What an amazing place to visit and have a wedding. We were fortunate to attend a wedding here and enjoy the reception all in one place! You couldn't have asked for better weather or area to host a wedding. We plan to visit again next time we are in the area.Sent on 07/31/2020
Nella Terra Cellars's reply:HI Melanie,
Jaclyn D. · Getting married on 07/08/2021
The PERFECT Outdoor Californian Winery Venue!
My husband and I got married about a year ago at Nella Terra, and we continue to be in awe at the BEAUTY, UNIQUENESS, KINDNESS OF STAFF, and of course all the magical moments we had while celebrating our marriage that Nella Terra helped make possible.
When my husband and I started our wedding venue shopping, we were looking for a venue that represented California, had the capacity of being able to accommodate our large wedding party/guests, and full of natural beauty. We quickly learned that Nella Terra hit all these points for us, and so many more.
First off, Nella Terra is an absolute diamond of a wedding venue and offers the whole package. It is truly a hidden gem, nestled in the rolling golden CA hills (which was a must have on my husband’s list). The grounds are absolutely stunning, and truly picturesque, there are so many beautiful photography spots. We loved how the ceremony site was only a few steps away from the reception area, and the gazebo for cocktail hour is a great place for all your guests to enjoy a glass of wine or beer before the reception starts! As the bride, one of my favorite things about Nella Terra is the grand cascading staircase. It makes for the perfect entrance to the beginning of such a breathtaking and magical wedding day. I continue to cherish that moment walking down the staircase, taking the whole venue in and seeing all our wedding plans come to life.
A few other items that we would like to mention:
The benefit of having the option for “indoor” and outdoor. Having the large tent for the reception could be used for the ceremony if weather doesn’t cooperate. Even though the venue is quite large, having a smaller more intimate wedding, particularly during social distancing times would be absolutely beautiful and would still be able to provide you with the same beautiful and magical wedding day experience that you are dreaming of. There is TONS of parking for all your guests. The bridal cottage is so cute, and a fun place for the bride and all her gals to hangout in before the big moment!
The Catering company that Nella Terra uses is stellar! Loved working with On the Vine catering. From the moment of signing our wedding contract with Nella Terra, to the tasting and then having our menu come to life on our wedding day was flawless! We had so many complements from our guests! We really liked that you could do a dual entrée, so guests could have a plated dinner and receive both salmon and steak. We liked that the decision for a catering company was already decided for us, takes the headache out of researching and booking a company. We thoroughly loved the food and would highly recommend!
We cannot say enough about the Nella Terra Staff; very professional, responsive, and accommodating to certain questions and requests my husband and I had. We loved that Nella Terra made us feel like family and there were so many personal touches that made us feel special. Thank you to Whitney, Kendall, and Sharde for all their hard work that helped make our day super special and flawless and all other Nella Terra staff working behind the scenes.
This review wouldn’t be complete without mentioning their wine. Absolutely delicious, and there are many varieties to choose from! We are big pinot noir fans, and their wine does not disappoint! We are proud Nella terra wine club members and look forward to swinging by the winery to pick up our quarterly shipments, it is a way for us to enjoy the grounds and the beauty that Nella Terra offers. Not to mention reliving our wedding day each time we pick up our wine shipment.
So, you must add Nella Terra to your list of venues to visit, and if you are like us, will quickly realize it is a one of a kind wedding venue!
Sent on 08/02/2020
Nella Terra Cellars's reply:HI Jaclyn, Thank you so much for your 5 star review. We always enjoy seeing you back at NTC and appreciate your continued support through our wine club. We're honored to be part of your special day and memories.
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Nella Terra is an amazing venue hidden in the beautiful hills of Sunol. I have had the pleasure of working at this venue many times - each time it takes my breath away. This venue offers privacy and beauty unlike any other venue in the area. If you're looking for a wonderful, one-of-a-kind experience for your wedding party and your guests - Nella Terra will not disappoint!