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Sunstone Winery

Sunstone Winery


Imagine exchanging vows under the California sun, with vineyards sprawling out to the horizon and a stone villa that whispers old-world romance. Sunstone Winery isn’t just a venue; it’s a jaw-dropping fusion of natural beauty and sophisticated charm. Forget cookie-cutter weddings—this place offers an authentic, unforgettable backdrop for your big day. From the moment you step onto the estate, you know this isn’t just another wedding spot; it’s where epic memories are made. Ready to ditch the ordinary? Sunstone Winery is your ticket to a wedding that’s anything but typical.

8 July 2024 / Caius Symboll®


When you step into Sunstone Winery, you’re transported to a European villa amidst the rolling hills of Santa Ynez. This picturesque venue offers a unique blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. The stone villa, surrounded by lush vineyards and oak trees, provides an enchanting setting for weddings. The interior feels warm and inviting, with its stone walls, grand fireplaces, and antique furnishings, creating an intimate atmosphere. The expansive outdoor spaces, with their breathtaking views, are perfect for ceremonies and receptions, ensuring every moment is unforgettable.


Sunstone Winery, built in 1990, exudes rustic charm and timeless elegance. Located in the heart of Santa Ynez, this estate features stone walls, grand fireplaces, and antique furnishings, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. Remarkably, the limestone and materials used to construct the villa were brought over from France, adding an authentic European touch. The villa and its surrounding vineyards offer a stunning backdrop for weddings, with their picturesque views and serene atmosphere. The versatile indoor and outdoor spaces can accommodate both large and intimate gatherings, making it an ideal choice for any wedding. Conveniently situated near Santa Barbara, Sunstone Winery provides easy access for guests and ample parking options.


300 Guests

This includes ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.



High Season: March-Nov

Low Season: Dec-February


Starting at

Weekend Packages:


3 nights: $60,000


4 nights: $75,000


Midweek: 25 ppl $20,000

This does not include in house catering and venue rental is until 10pm.

What's Included:

Site Rental | Decor | Parking | Wine

Enjoy full access to the venue. With a 3-night package, you’ll have five luxurious suites at your disposal. Opt for a 4-night package, and you’ll receive 150 bottles of wine and exclusive membership to the Sunstone Winery club.

Location & Accesibility:

Santa Ynez, CA

Conveniently located in Santa Ynez, the venue is easily accessible from major highways and is a short drive from Santa Barbara. This makes it an ideal spot for both local and out-of-town guests.

Ambiance & Aesthetics:

Rustic Charm with Elegant Touches

Sunstone Winery exudes a warm and inviting ambiance, seamlessly blending rustic charm with modern elegance. The aesthetic is enriched by antique furnishings and grand fireplaces, creating a unique and stylish backdrop for any event.

Amenities Included:

Some Rentals Provided

With the venue, you will also get all of the decor you see, tables, chairs, flatware, and access to both suites and grand fireplaces. Basic amenities not included: table linens and napkins.


Catering + Bar

Sunstone Winery partners with top caterers to offer exceptional cuisine that elevates any event. If couples really wish to go with an outside caterer, the original fee for the inclusive catering will still apply, ensuring the venue’s high standards are maintained. Liquor, beer and champagne are also permitted at no additional costs.

Wedding Flow

A wedding at Sunstone Winery begins with an intimate ceremony amidst the vineyards, surrounded by natural beauty and elegant decor. Following the vows, guests transition to the courtyard for cocktails, enjoying the rustic elegance and twinkling string lights. The reception then takes place in the main villa, where the blend of stone walls, antique furnishings, and grand fireplaces create a unique backdrop for dining, dancing, and celebration. With luxurious bridal suites, well-appointed rooms for the groom, and nearby accommodations, Sunstone Winery ensures the day flows effortlessly, leaving you with unforgettable moments.


Getting Ready

The getting ready spaces are designed with luxury and comfort in mind. The bridal suite, located upstairs, is bathed in natural light from large windows, creating a serene and airy atmosphere. This spacious area is furnished with elegant couches, providing a relaxing spot for the bridal party. It features its own private bathroom, ensuring convenience and privacy. The groom’s suite is equally well-appointed, offering a stylish and comfortable space for the groom and his party to prepare. Both suites are designed to provide a seamless, enjoyable start to your special day.


First Look Spots

For the first look, you’ve got some standout spots. The outdoor area is a lush, green haven with rustic charm. Our favorite spot is the courtyard, with its string lights adding a touch of magic. Inside, the stone walls and antique furnishings set a unique, stylish scene. Each spot is primed to capture that raw, emotional moment perfectly.


Guests Arriving

When guests arrive, they park in the lot next door and head straight to the venue. They’re directed to the courtyard or lounge for pre-ceremony mingling. Ushers guide them to their seats, ensuring a seamless transition. The staff keeps everything flowing effortlessly from start to ceremony.

From Ceremony to Reception

After the ceremony, guests move to the designated cocktail hour areas, such as garden patios or decks, to enjoy drinks and appetizers. This is also the perfect time for couples to take romantic photos with the photographer. Once the cocktail hour concludes, guests are guided to the reception area, where they can find their seats and prepare for the grand entrance. The close proximity of each venue’s ceremony and reception areas ensures a timely transition for everyone involved.


Cocktail Hour

During cocktail hour, guests spill into the courtyard, a space buzzing with rustic charm and twinkling string lights. Drinks flow, hors d’oeuvres circulate, and the vibe is laid-back yet electric. It’s the perfect scene for conversation and connection, setting the tone for what’s next. The courtyard’s atmosphere adds a unique edge, making every moment feel spontaneous and vibrant.


Creative Photo Locations

For romantic photos, the courtyard stands out with its rustic charm and string lights. The lush greenery offers a natural, vibrant backdrop. Inside, stone walls and vintage decor provide unique, edgy settings. Each spot captures the essence of romance and character, perfect for unforgettable shots. Plus, the surrounding vineyards offer wonderful scenery for even more unique photo opportunities.



The reception area combines stone walls, high ceilings, and vintage decor for a unique, edgy vibe. With flexible seating arrangements, it accommodates both intimate and larger gatherings. The space transitions smoothly from dining to dancing, ensuring a lively atmosphere. Each detail, from the lighting to the layout, enhances the energy of the evening.

Thoughts and Review

Sunstone Winery nails it with its top-notch catering—seriously, the food is unforgettable. The venue itself is a cozy blend of rustic charm, elegant style, and natural beauty. It’s a visual feast for everyone, and the timeless decor always hits the mark. This place has become a favorite, not just for its looks, but because every detail is crafted with pride and care. It’s more than a venue; it’s an experience where every element comes together perfectly.

For more information and inquiries, visit their website or contact them here.

For Sunstone Winery wedding brochure visit here.


If your wedding spans multiple dates, just select your wedding ceremony date and we will confirm other dates shortly