Sunstone Winery Wedding Venue | Santa Ynez, CA

In the style of a French provincial estate, Sunstone Winery lends a sun-soaked and textural backdrop to a fairy tale. I’m obsessed with these images as the perfect combination between European-inspired old-world vibes and modern chic, wrapped in the sunshine of Santa Ynez wine country. Sunstone Winery is not only one of the best venues in California but also one of the most aspirational wedding venues in the United States.

Also drawing inspiration from climbing rose trellises and stone, these images focus on simplicity without oversimplification. As can be seen, less is more – with all white florals, and embossed menu cards there are no overbearing distractions to the location or feeling of lightness. Every element of this wedding inspiration – the gown, the shoes, the reception details feel rather unified in subtlety.

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Overall, walking into Sunstone Winery is a transforming experience. The sound of gravel crunches underfoot and the light but fragrant scent of rosemary and lavender fills the air. Altogether making your wedding guests feel as though they have run off to Provence for the weekend. Although their feet are firmly planted in the Santa Ynez Valley.

Originally constructed as an 8500 square foot Villa, Sunstone Winery now serves as an unquestionably luxurious European-style wedding venue. To complete the authentic feeling one would find in a French villa, reclaimed materials from Marseille and Provence, in addition to French limestone were used to complete the structure of Sunstone Winery. The wood beams used in the construction were originally the foundation of a 19th-century lavender factory. Which was once owned by Queen Victoria. Thus making Sunstone Winery a refined destination for a wedding.

Of most important note when planning a wedding at Sunstone Winery is that they require their couples to work with a full-service wedding planner from their preferred vendor list for the design and execution of your wedding day. A complete list can be provided to couples by contacting weddings@sunstonewinery.com. Additionally, Sunstone Winery offers its couples their “experience package”. This package is meant for couples and guests who wish to have a fully immersive wedding day.

The experience package includes

  • Four-night accommodations in Sunstone Villa for up to 10 guests (with check-in Thursday and check out Monday)
  • A welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, or after-wedding brunch; at no additional site fee
  • One bottle of award-winning Sunstone wine for up to 150 guests
  • Private tasting and tour of the property with the Sunstone winemaker. Including wines paired with an artisan charcuterie board and a private tasting of exclusive wines for up to 10 guests

Lastly, your guests will enjoy the 360-degree views of the Santa Ynez Valley, real wood-burning fireplaces, a billiards room, and an authentic farm kitchen.

Thinking about planning a Sunstone Winery Wedding? It would be an honor to make your dreams come true!

Learn more about the experience of working with me or contact me today!

Need more inspiration? Check out my recent editorial published on Bajan Wed!

Thinking about planning a Sunstone Winery Wedding? It would be an honor to make your dreams come true!

Learn more about the experience of working with me or contact me today!

Sunstone Winery Wedding Venue Vendor Links

Photographer: Theresa Kelly

Editorial Host, Designer & Florist: Janna Brown

Planning & Coordination: Ema Giangreco

Gown Shoppe: Alexias Bridal

Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Hair & Makeup: Veiled Vanity Artistry

Tuxedo: The Suit Shop

Paper Goods: Acqua and Ink

Linens: Latavola Linen

Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic

Rentals: The Tent Merchant

Shoes: Dior

Styling Mats: Locust Collection

Assisted By: Brooke Nicole Events

Venue: Sunstone Winery