Frequently Asked Questions
When can I visit the property?
Since we are surrounded by working farms, we show the venue by appointment only so that we can give you our total attention. Call us at (805) 300-0561 or e-mail to set up your site tour.
How far in advance can I book my wedding?
Casi Cielo Vineyards is available for weddings April through mid-November on Saturdays and Sundays. You can book up to 24 months in advance.
How many guests can you accommodate?
We can accommodate up to 100 guests.
When do you host weddings?
We only host one event per day. The bridal room is available at 10:00 am for getting ready. A typical timeline is 4:30 to 10:00 pm. The music must be off by 10:00 pm, in accordance with a county ordinance.
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Do I need Special Event Liability Insurance?
Yes, you will need to purchase special event liability insurance. Our insurance covers general liability for the property. Your insurance cover s any unforeseen issues related to you and your guests. Additional insurance protects both of us. The best way to get this insurance is through your homeowner's or renter's insurance policy. You can also obtain it through R.V. Nuccio at www.rvnuccio.com. A certificate of insurance which names the Casi Cielo Vineyards as additional insured must be provided to us 60 days prior to your event.
Do the vendors I hire need to provide insurance?
Yes, any vendor that you are hiring that will be coming to our property must have a certificate of insurance on file with us prior to your wedding. If they do not have insurance, they will not be allowed to work on the property.
Do you require security?
Yes, it is included with our venue fee.
Is a Day of Wedding Coordinator Included?
Yes, we include one day of wedding coordinator. This includes three meetings and rehearsal.
What lighting is included in your site fee?
We include market lights over the dining area of the reception space as well as landscape lighting throughout the wedding area.
Is a dance floor provided?
Yes, we have a stained concrete dance floor.
Can we customize the menu?
Yes, our caterer would be happy to work with you to create a custom menu for your wedding. We have different catering packages available, both for buffet and served meals. We also provide a standard menu that allows you to create your own unique meal. Custom menus and services are also available.
What form of payment do you accept?
We accept checks & cash.
Is there a rehearsal?
Yes, you will have a one-hour rehearsal with your wedding coordinator which will typically be scheduled the day prior to your wedding.
What do you do if it rains?
Generally between the months of April and October it seldom rains, but if it does tenting is a great option. Tenting is at an additional charge. Tenting needs to be reserved at least 7 days prior to your event.
How early can we arrive for our wedding?
The bride & bridal party and family, can arrive at 10:00 am to get ready in our bridal dressing room and take early pictures. The groom and groomsmen can arrive at 2:30 pm to begin pictures. Your vendors may arrive at 1:00 pm to set up.
Where can we take photos on the property?
You can take photos all over our 3 acre property. We have unique settings for your photos, which include: vineyards and views of the surrounding foothills.
What does the facility fee include?
Facility use for 13 hours (6 1/2 hours for bridal party to get ready, for early pictures, and up to 5 1/2 hours for ceremony and reception). It also includes a one hour rehearsal prior to your wedding that will be scheduled based on availability. We also include additional items, please see the amenities pages.
How do I reserve my date?
Visit our property on a tour, review our packages and proposal, sign the contract and pay the reservation fee. The date is then booked for your wedding.
What is your minimum number of guests for Saturday, and Sunday?
Our minimum number of guests for Saturday is 100 and for Sunday it is 75 guests. If you are having a more intimate wedding, we would still love to host you, however you would need to pay for the minimum guest requirement for the day.
Can I bring in my own cake & desserts?
Yes, you may provide your own cake & desserts.
Can we hire a DJ or a band for our wedding?
We include a DJ for your wedding through DJ Kamayo Entertainment. You may choose to book a different DJ with our written permission. Due to the Ventura County Sound Ordinance, any amplified music must be kept below a certain decibel and must end by 10:00 pm. Our DJs will comply with this county regulation. Live music is only permitted during the ceremony and cocktail hour.
Can you recommend vendors to us?
Absolutely. We have had the privilege of working with many wonderful vendors in our area and would love to recommend our favorite ones to you.
Can we have candles on the tables?
Yes. We do require that they are enclosed in a votive or hurricane cover.
When do I make payments?
A reservation fee is due upon signing the contract and reserving your date. Final payment must be paid 60 days prior to your event date.
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