The Sunstone Villa is a true masterpiece. Designed and built using authentic reclaimed materials from the South of France, this venue creates a most spectacular European wedding experience. When you arrive through the private gate, you feel as though you are transported to France. Rounding the first turn, with the sound of crunching pea gravel under the tires, guests are caught breathlessly anticipating the first glimpses of the handsome Villa and surrounding landscape. This villa has 5 master king suites, each with their own entry and exit, comfortably sleeping up to 10 guests.
The Ceremony Site was created out of a portion of vineyard with two interlocking majestic oak trees as the majestic backdrop.
For Cocktail Hour guests are ushered down “Vineyard Row”, and guided past mature olive trees and more sprawling vineyards, up to the exceptional beauty of the Villa. Cocktail hour usually takes place here, with the villa as the backdrop.
The Reception then for the big reveal: the thick antique front door is opened, as the expansive lush lawn is laid before them, whereupon the reception is beautifully and magically decorated, ready for the celebration. This spectacular reception lawn has views of the most stunning areas of Santa Ynez Valley. The rolling hills, oak trees, and acres of vineyards are swoon worthy. Couples like to cover this area in a canopy of cafe string lights or wood structure with draping, to match the colors of the villa and make the area feel more cozy.
This site is most appropriate for overall wedding budgets of $165,000+ which includes the three night stay in the Villa and a stunning celebration with absolutely everything you need for 100+ guests.
Bear in mind an intimate wedding at this location is definitely possible. An intimate wedding will have a maximum of 50 guests and you need an overall budget of $50,000.
If you’re thinking of more of an elopement style, the venue also has an elopement package for 25 guests or less which includes the property for ceremony and cocktail hour only. For this option couples typically spend $20,000+.
No matter what size celebration you choose, getting married at The Sunstone Villa is guaranteed to be an incredible experience. If you’re searching high and low for a Chateau to be married, look no further then this European get away in the middle of wine country.
Photos by Heather Payne Photography. For more information on the Sunstone Winery & Villa, visit sunstonewinery.com