When you walk in, the owner's house and bocce ball courts are on your left, with a pond straight ahead (pictured above). Since it's winter, there were a lot of fallen leaves and dead plants, but Barbara, the owner, assured us that everything gets cleaned up and re-planted for event season.
In between the summer house and the ceremony site, there's this open area which would be awesome for special wedding surprises—for instance, a bounce house, a sweet slip 'n slide set up, whac-a-mole and other arcade classics... No? Too much? Okay, fine. But seriously, I'm still considering this venue because of all the space for entertaining all my crazy ideas.
Other things to know...
About the Property: The owners, Barbara and Bob Knipe, live on the Los Gatos property and rent it out through the spring and early fall. It's just down the street from Nestldown, another wedding venue.
Maximum Number of Guests: 100-150. Barbara emailed me the max was 100, but when we spoke in person, she said it was 150.
Pricing: $3500 to host an event from 10 am-10 pm with clean-up from 10-11 pm; includes a 2.5 hour ceremony rehearsal the day prior. Each event gets dedicated use of the property with no two events happening on the same day.
Contact Info: 408-429-4381; firstname.lastname@example.org
Not pictured: One man cave complete with a dart board and pool table for the groom to get ready in.