Indian wedding at The Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery

The Mountain Winery is a unique venue in Saratoga. Popular for concerts, corporate events and weddings, this venue features a one-of-a-kind ceremony venue that overlooks the South Bay. The Chateau Deck, pictured below seats up to 300 guests with a mandap or archway.

Many couples elect to have their ceremony at The Mountain Winery and their reception at another venue nearby. The Mountain Winery does have a reception venue – the Grand Hall, that seats up to 250 guests with a dance floor.

Definitely watch the Indian wedding highlights video below, which illustrates the venue and flow across the space from baraat to ceremony to vidai.

Wedding Documentary Photo + Film

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Ceremony Venue Capacity

Reception Venue Capacity

  • Indoor Ceremony: 400 guests
  • Outdoor Ceremony: 250
  • Grand Hall Reception: 250 guests
  • Outdoor Reception: 200

Airport Info: The Mountain Winery is approximately 18 miles south of San Jose International Airport (SJC) and miles 36 south of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Getting To/From The Mountain Winery : the best way to get there from SJC or SFO is to drive/rideshare app.

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  • Unique outdoor venue
  • Many couples have their ceremony at The Mountain Winery and the reception at a nearby hotel.
  • See below for specific info for Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh weddings
Hindu Weddings at The Mountain Winery

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, licensed and insured caterers are welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors. Indoors it’s allowed on a case-by-case basis.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room at a nearby hotel to serve breakfast.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? You could host it the hotel where all the guests are staying or at the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Milpitas, a golf club, nearby community center, or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Mountain Winery and Muhurats

The venue is happy to work with you on a ceremony time that accommodates your muhurat.

Hindu Dietary Requirements

The Mountain Winery allows you to hire an outside caterer. With regards to dietary restrictions, work directly with your caterer to prepare menus per your dietary requirements and the setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for vegetarian, Swaminarayan etc. food.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo

Resources for Hindu Weddings

Jain Weddings at The Mountain Winery

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a ceremony flame allowed? Yes, the flame is allowed outdoors.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room at the hotel where the guests will be staying.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for a mandap? No, work with your decorator to design your mandap.

Sangeet and Garba Venues

Where should you have your sangeet? Have your sangeet at the hotel where the guests will be staying or at the Jain Center of Northern California, a nearby community center or an Indian restaurant banquet hall.

The Mountain Winery and Muhurats

They do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jain Dietary Requirements

The Mountain Winery allows you to hire an outside caterer and even allows caterers to use their kitchen.

With regards to dietary requirements work with your caterer to customize a menu per your dietary requirements and setup at the venue. Often there will be a separate buffet or section of the buffet for Jain food. Ask your caterer to make dish description cards like the ones pictured below.

Mexican food served an a sangeet for an Indian wedding.
Photo: VEK Photo


Jain Wedding Planning Resources

Muslim Weddings at The Mountain Winery

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, any licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there an option for non-alcoholic beverages only? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast, at the hotel where the guests will be staying.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the stage? No, work with your decorator to design it.

Nearby Masjids

If you prefer to have the nikah and/or shaadi at a Masjid you can follow it up with a walima at the Mountain Winery. Though this is a venue where you want to take advantage of the outdoor venue space.  There are several Masjids in the area.

Mehndi Venues

Where should you have your mehndi? You could host a mehndi at an Indian restaurant banquet hall or a community center.

Muslim Dietary Requirements

The Mountain Winery allows you to hire an outside caterer. Work directly with the caterer to prepare halal menus.


Resources for Muslim Weddings

Sikh Weddings at The Mountain Winery

FAQs

Can you bring in your own caterer? Yes, a licensed and insured caterer is welcome.
Does this venue have a gazebo or pergola for the Guru Granth Sahib? No, work with your decorator to design an elevated setup. See more info below.
Is a baraat allowed? Yes
Is there space for milni? Yep!
Is there a consumption bar option? Yes
Is this a venue where the guests can stay? No, set up a room block at a nearby hotel.
Is there a hospitality room available? No, set up a hospitality room to serve breakfast at the hotel where the guests will be staying.

Anand Karaj at The Mountain Winery

The Chateau Deck seats up to 300 guests and would be a lovely, serene venue for an Anand Karaj ceremony.

Below are photos of other Anand Karaj ceremonies, so you can see how other couples have setup a non-Gurdwara ceremony. You may also like our guide on Tips for a non-Gurdwara Anand Karaj.

Anand Karaj at Warner Center Marriott
Indoor Anand Karaj ceremony where the guests are seated on sheets in a hotel ballroom. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography
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Sub-flooring was laid down on the grass for an outdoor Sikh wedding. Your decorator will help with this. Photo: Greycard Photography
Sikh wedding at Pelican Hill Resort
Anand Karaj ceremony at an oceanfront resort. Photo: Lin & Jirsa Photography

At the Anand Karaj below, they gave each guest a gadda (cushion) to sit on.

Outdoor Anand Karaj wedding ceremony
Outdoor Anand Karaj on concrete with gaddas for the guests to sit on.

Closest Gurdwaras

If you prefer a traditional setting for your Anand Karaj, you could get married at one of the many Bay area Gurdwaras. The San Jose Gurdwara is the largest Gurdwara in North America. You could have your Anand Karaj followed by a reception at The Mountain Winery, but really the outdoor ceremony space – the Chateau Deck – is the primary attraction at this venue.

The Mountain Winery and Muhurats

They will do their best to accommodate muhurats. They may not be possible to accommodate early morning or late night celebrations with a baraat due to noise control, labor union policies, and city ordinances.

Jaggo and Sangeet Venues

Where should you have your jaggo and/or sangeet? You could host it at the hotel where all the guests will be staying or at an Indian restaurant banquet hall or a community center.

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