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Thomas Fogarty Winery is one of the premiere wedding venues in the Bay Area. Up in the hills of Woodside, above the heart of the Silicon Valley, it boasts an incredible view of the Valley stretching all the way to San Francisco on a clear day. I was lucky enough to visit Thomas Fogarty on a gorgeous sunny day and we were just able to make out the buildings in San Francisco.

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside California EntranceThomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Vineyard and View of Bay Area

Most ceremonies are held on the beautiful lawn surrounded by gorgeous flowers with a sweeping view of the Bay Area behind the bride and groom.

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Ceremony Lawn

Some couples choose to hold their ceremony on the open air Pavilion, a covered redwood deck right above the vineyard. This is also a wonderful place for a reception, particularly in the summer, allowing your guests to enjoy the cool night air and views of the valley lit up below.

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Vineyard below PavilionThomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Pavilion above Vineyard

The Hill House is a great indoor option for a reception and is also where all the dancing occurs. It also has incredible wall to wall windows so guests can still see the beautiful views.

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Hill House View from inside

The bridal changing room is attached to the Hill House and there’s another area for the groom to change as well, meaning there’s no need to book additional hotel rooms to get ready in. All couples are encouraged, however, to book shuttles for their guests, as the roads up to Thomas Fogarty Winery are quite windy. This way guests can party the night away without needing to worry about the windy drive down after the wedding ends!

Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Venue Woodside CA Groom Changing RoomThomas Fogarty Winery Wedding Hill House from the Pavilion

The stats:

Number of Guests: 216 max.

Catering:  Couples can choose for a list of over 10 caterers, all of whom are familiar with Thomas Fogarty Winery weddings. This ensures the quality of service and helps keep the wedding day running smoothly.

Average price: Prices vary depending on the date, with Saturdays and Sundays in June-October commanding the highest prices. Packages range from $7000 up to $11,500.

Standard package: The standard package includes 8 hours in the months of November-March and 9 hours in the months from April-October. Included in the package are use of the lawn area, pavilion, hill house, bridal changing room and changing room for the groom. Thomas Fogarty also provides tables and chairs.

Alcohol: Couples can serve award winning Thomas Fogarty wine, Sparkling wine and Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Beer. No hard alcohol is allowed.

Contact Becky and Trisha at events@fogartywinery.com with any questions… don’t forget to let them know Alice Che Photography sent you!

Contact me or email me at alice@aliceche.com to book your Thomas Fogarty Winery wedding now. For more wedding venues in Woodside, check out OVY Camp + Event Center or Mountain Terrace.

Alice Che is a San Francisco Wedding Photographer based in the Bay Area specializing in intimate, emotional wedding, engagement, couple and boudoir photography. Serving the South Bay, Peninsula, and East Bay: San Jose, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Carlos, Burlingame, Los Altos, Milpitas, Union City, Fremont, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Carmel, Monterey, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.

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