Thinking of getting married at Vine Hill House? You’ve made a fabulous choice – you can stop searching for a Sonoma wedding venue!

When I was there for Rachelle & Simon’s wedding in late fall 2022, absolutely everyone from the vendor team (plus many guests) commented on how impressive this venue is. Everywhere you look, it is picture-perfect.

Vine Hill House Sonoma wine country wedding

About Vine Hill House

Vine Hill House boasts scenic views overlooking hundreds of acres of vineyards and orchards. The estate also has gorgeous features within the property such as a grove of Douglas firs, redwoods, oaks and mature planting with colorful flowers and lawns. 

One of these lawns is the setting for an unforgettable al fresco dining experience with the splendor of nature as your backdrop.

From the moment you enter Vine Hill House through a quaint and picturesque gate (which is also great for first looks and ceremony entrances), you feel such peace. 

The property is the event space of O’Connell Vineyards, famous for its world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. It’s been a family-run establishment for almost 100 years, so the amount of love and care that the event staff put into everything they do is just incredible. (Especially Dan, the owner). 

Can we talk about these views? They stretch from Mount St. Helena to the north and the coastal mountain range to the south.

views at Vine Hill House at O’Connell Vineyards

Despite the expansive size of the vineyards and orchards, it’s only 7 miles from Santa Rosa and the U.S. 101.  It’s within easy reach for Bay Area couples like Rachelle and Simon who live in San Francisco and had their guests bussed in. 

But even more than the material aspects of the place, there is an undeniably romantic, intimate feel to Vine Hill House. It has to be experienced! I hope these photos will begin to do justice to this beautiful Sonoma wine country venue. 

What’s included in your Vine Hill House booking 

Important to note is that Vine Hill House closes for the winter months. It’s open for wedding bookings between April 1 and November 30 only. 

The venue has become very sought after due to its charming features, convenient yet secluded location and affordable price tag, so book early to avoid disappointment! 

When you book with Vine Hill House, you’ll have an amazing team of event specialists led by Dan to help you get the most out of your experience (including on-site day-of management). 

The rental time is up to 6 hours, though this will depend on your event type and your agreement with the venue.

One of the key decor features of the venue is the stylish on-brand French oak wine barrels, which you’ll see turn up in a lot of the photos of the space! Barrels flank the ceremony space, as well as acting as decor and cocktail tables.

wedding guests enjoying themselves at Sonoma wine country wedding with vineyard views

The venue also provides so much, which will save on rentals (and a lot of headaches!) This includes but is not limited to:

  • 5’ round tables for dining
  • Chairs
  • Various display tables
  • Lighting 
  • Umbrellas
  • Outdoor kitchen for catering 
  • Dance floor
  • Patio heaters 

Couples can use the property for their ceremony rehearsal as well as the guest house which is perfect for getting ready. The guest house is accessible to the wedding party during wedding preparations, it’s not suitable as an event space.

Please note: it’s best to chat directly with the Vine Hill House team who will guide you on what would work best for your wedding. 

Vine Hill House at O’Connell Vineyards wedding photos

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Vendor credits

Photography: Zoe Larkin Photography

Venue: Vine Hill House at O’Connell Vineyards

Floral design: Vanda Floral Design

Catering: Park Avenue Catering

Makeup: Beauty By Lia

Hair: Devotion Studio

Sweet: Patisserie Angelica

Rentals: Encore Event Rentals

DJ: AMS Wine Country

Asian Dress: East Meets Dress

About Zoe Larkin Photography 

Looking for a Bay Area and Sonoma County wedding photographer? You can learn more about my services at the links below: 

Bay Area wedding photographer – Homepage | Bay Area Wedding photographer – Info, pricing, about & portfolio

Hoping I’ll be back at Vine Hill House, Sebastapol soon, shooting your lovely wedding!

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Vine Hill House wedding photos by Zoe Larkin Photography
Vine Hill House at O’Connell Vineyards wedding photos
Zoe Larkin
Zoe Larkin

I’m Zoe, a wedding photographer based in San Francisco! My style is candid, capturing authentic moments for my couples all over the Bay Area and Northern California. Creating content is my passion! Follow along the blog and Insta!

wedding photos from vine hill house at O'connell Vineyards - by Zoe Larkin Photography

Vine Hill House wedding photos (Sebastapol CA)

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