Nestldown is a 180-acre property that was originally designed and developed for the owners and their family use, with the goal of offering a special space for the non-profits benefitting disadvantaged individuals or those in crisis and transition. We now offer a beautiful venue for all types of events, including weddings! It is a private family owned and operated property nestled among the redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains and surrounded by acres of carefully tended flower gardens and orchards. Nestldown is an especially beautiful escape from the everyday world.
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51 Reviews for Nestldown
Recommended by 87% of couples
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Kaitlin · Married on 07/15/2017
Nestldown was the BEST decision we made for our wedding day!Sent on 09/07/2017
First of all, the venue is stunning. If you have not seen it in person yet, I highly recommend that you check it out because it is even more beautiful than what the pictures can capture. When we went to see the venue for the first time and I heard the music from the speakers that are hidden throughout redwood trees, I fell in love with it immediately.
Secondly, the Nestldown staff and their preferred vendors are extremely professional and great to work with. They help a TON with the planning process and made me to feel so at ease every step of the way. My wedding coordinator was Barbara Beck and she was amazing to work with! She is so sweet and incredibly organized. I felt like she genuinely cared about making sure our wedding day was all we had hoped for it to be!
We got so many compliments from all of our guests about how beautiful the venue was and how perfect everything turned out! The entire day was better than we could have ever dreamed of! Thank you Nestldown!
Elvina F · Married on 10/11/2020
Even before I started wedding planning, I knew that having my future wedding at Nestldown would be a dream come true. For years, I had seen pictures of the beautiful redwoods, flowers, ponds, and buildings, not realizing that this gorgeous venue was local. When I got engaged, I knew that the first venue I was going to want to tour was Nestldown! In hindsight, touring Nestldown before any other venue may have been a mistake, as I knew that no other venue could live up to it. The property even more beautiful in real life and I felt like I was transported into a fairytale forest.
It is clear that Nestldown really knows what they are doing when it comes to weddings. The entire planning process was extremely organized, with plenty of paperwork provided to outline every guideline. I'm not going to lie, the guidelines were pretty strict, but completely justified considering all of the efforts made to keep the property wedding-ready. Diana, the Events Director, sat down with my husband and me and patiently went through all of the paperwork and its legalese to ensure we understood everything. We were also given lists of their recommended vendors and Diana was able to provide us with personalized recommendations that suited our needs.
We were initially assigned Jaynie as our Special Events Manager (SEM) who would be our point person leading up to and on our big day. Jaynie was such a delight, but unfortunately we only got to meet her once before the pandemic hit and we had to change our wedding day plans.
With the uncertainty of planning a wedding during a pandemic, my husband and I ultimately decided to downsize our guest list and cut out our reception dinner altogether. Diana was wonderful, keeping us updated on how our wedding would be affected by the county guidelines as well as providing us with various options for keeping our original date or postponing. We opted to downsize to a "minimony", which is essentially just the ceremony and cocktail hour, but were still able to incorporate aspects from our original full length wedding.
Samantha, our new minimony SEM, and her team really went above and beyond to make our day special. We really wanted to make our grand entrance on the train, but when it was discovered that there would be no one available to drive the train, she arranged it so that someone got trained literally the day before our wedding to make it happen! On the day of the wedding, there was a motorcycle accident leading to the venue, with the resultant traffic making me arrive 45 minutes late. By the time I showed up, I was completely frantic and convinced we were going to have to cut things out of our schedule to get back on track. Samantha was totally on it, calming me down and worked her magic to adjust the timing of our schedule, making everything play out as originally intended. At the end of the night, after we returned to our hotel, we were pleasantly surprised to find that someone from the Nestldown team dropped off a ring box we had left at the venue. I can't even begin to express how grateful we were to Samantha and her team for making our day absolutely perfect. We can't thank her, Diana, and everyone at Nestldown enough!Sent on 01/16/2021
Kelsey · Married on 06/01/2018
Incredible- dream come true
To say the least, getting married at Nestldown was a dream come true. My (now) husband and I instantly fell in love with this property. I had viewed 18+ properties and had very high standards. Nestldown met every single one of those and more. There are so many beautiful features to this property including the stunning redwood trees, lake, small train, horses, twinkle tree lights, and more! While we had our wedding reception, deer actually walked down and fed in the meadow next to guests-- it was out of a fairy tale.
My wedding day truly went off without a snag. My goal was for each guest to have a blast. I was told multiple times by various guests it was the best wedding they had ever too and the most stunning venue they had ever visited. I truly cannot say enough positive things about Nestldown and my wedding day-- I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful memory. In addition to the incredible day, the Beck family is also incredible! They truly care about each and every bride. They welcomed us into their home for the contract signing and we spent hours just chatting and bonding. I grew very close with the family over the 1.5 years of planning and never had a bad encounter. They are beyond generous, loving, warm, compassionate people. It is so rare to meet people like the Beck family. Diana Beck and I have continued to stay close since my wedding (2 years ago) and can truly say she is one of my closest friends.
You will be so so happy to get married here and make the most fabulous life long memories and friendships.Sent on 07/19/2020
Beautifully maintained venue with a magical secret garden feel. It's always a pleasure working with their organized professionals.
One of the most stunning venues in all of Northern California. One of the first word of wedding guests' mouths is WOW! It seriously is a resounding WOW! The entire crew at Nestldown is dedicated to creating a very personal experience. While they do many events, I can tell you that each one has it's own feel. Pretty darn special. If you're looking for something that's just out of this world - Check out Nestldown!
An amazing place to have a wedding, with an amazing staff that is very friendly and works fantastically well with outside wedding vendors that come to the property. Because the venue has unique facilities requirements that vendors must be comfortable with, Nestldown's carefully curated list of recommended vendors assures clients a high degree of success that all aspects of their day will go smoothly. Our staff enjoys working there especially because of the high quality of fellow wedding vendors.