What is required to book a private event?
To book your private event, we would need a signed contract and non-refundable deposit (deposit amount depends on size and scope of the event).
What is the maximum/minimum number of guests for private events?
To book a private event at Crane Creek Vineyards, you must have a minimum of 25 guests. Our maximum capacity is 125 people (for heavy hors d’oeuvres or buffet) and 50 for seated dinners.
How much will it cost to have my event at Crane Creek Vineyards?
There are so many variables involved in creating a private event and because we do every event custom to the occasion, this is a difficult question to answer. If you provide us with details such as desired date, guest count, working budget, and type of meal you would like to have, we can send you price ranges for your event. To give us an idea of the details of your event, please fill out the Private Event Information Survey and return it to us. Our Event Coordinator will then get back with you to schedule an initial meeting for us to sit down and discuss the specifics of your event.
Does Crane Creek allow outside caterers?
To ensure that you and your guests have a wonderful dining experience, Crane Creek does the catering for all private events in house. Our Culinary Team is amazing and you will be nothing but pleased. If you do have an outside catering option that you are adamant to use, please let us know and we will consider each one on a case by case basis.
Can you provide sample menus with pricing?
Price ranges for menus are dependent on many factors (12 guests or 125? Buffet or sit-down? BBQ Chicken or Filet Mignon?) All of these factors play a major role in what the per person price will be for any particular event. We will create a menu custom to each private event. Providing information such as your working budget, guest count, menu style (Italian, Southern BBQ, Surf&Turf?) and what kind of feeling you want to create (casual or formal), we can provide menu proposals with pricing.
What does the site fee include?
The site fee includes:
- Exclusive use of the area(s) of the vineyard specified in your contract.
- Tables (CCV has ten (10) round sixty (60) inch tables plus a variety tables that can used for buffet, gifts, guest books, etc.)
- Chairs (Accommodating 100 guests. Chairs cannot be dually purposed for the ceremony and reception. If needed, additional chairs must be rented at an additional cost.)
- Linens-White Square
The site fee does NOT include:
- Anything that would be considered an outside vendor (photography, cake, music, and etc.)
*While not included in the site fee, a two night stay at The Vine Keeper’s Cottage can be bundled at a discounted rate of $100 per night ($200 total) on the weekend of your wedding, pending availability. The Cottage, located on property, can accommodate 6 overnight guests including the Bride and Groom. On the”Big Day”, it can serve as a bridal quarters, groomsmen changing rooms, and it makes a great place to store items used for décor.
Any extras are billed a la carte. With million dollar views and a charming environment, we know we have the most unique property in the area for private events.
May we bring in outside alcohol?
Crane Creek Vineyards will supply all alcohol. Crane Creek Vineyards is licensed for wine and beer only. You will be provided with the current list of CCV wines to choose from. If you wish to have beer at your event, please contact your CCV Event Coordinator for the current list of available beers. If you have a favorite beer not on our list, please let us know and we can contact the distributor. Upcharges may apply. No outside wine, champagne, or hard liquor allowed on the premises. A $500 penalty will be issued to anyone not in compliance.
How much wine should we have for our event, and how much will it cost?
As a rule of thumb, you should allow one bottle per 2 guests (roughly 2 glasses of wine per guest) for your event. This can vary greatly depending on your guest list. We have wines that range in price from $16.95 to $28.95 per bottle. We bill wine on a consumption basis, meaning you are only paying for the wine that is actually used for the event. If you want to limit the total amount spent on wine, we can monitor the wine usage throughout the event and alert you when you are nearing that amount. You may also limit the wine list at your event if you choose. We discount wine consumed at events 10%.
What about decorations for my event?
Crane Creek Vineyards does not provide floral arrangements or décor for your event. We will happily provide you with recommendations for florists and event planners. Given the amazing views of the mountains and vineyards, there is really no need for much frill that would take away from the natural beauty of Crane Creek. We prefer setup for events to be between 3:00-5:30 pm on the day of the event.
How much time is allowed for private events?
There is a four-hour maximum time slot for all private events. Because there are private residences on the property and due to local noise ordinances, all music at events must be concluded by 10:30pm, no matter what the start time. Typically, all events begin at 7:00 pm and conclude at 11:00 pm. The property will be closed and secured at midnight.
Why should I use Crane Creek Vineyards for my private event when I can get a better deal with another venue?
At Crane Creek Vineyards, the dining experience we provide with our unique property and outstanding cuisine will far surpass any meal you’ve had at another restaurant or venue. Where else can you dine on delicious food paired with our handcrafted wine as you gaze at the very vines that produced it? Our very own Culinary Team creates each menu custom to the occasion and your vision. Their culinary excellence presented in the scenic environment that exists nowhere else in this area creates a unique feeling that cannot be duplicated. We have every confidence that the dining experience we deliver to our guests is nothing but extraordinary, and worth every penny. There are many other places in the area that could host your private event, but none of them are able to offer the ambiance, charm, and romance that Crane Creek Vineyards can. We look forward to working with you and making your event everything that you envision that it can be.