Sogno del Fiore

2045 N Refugio Rd,
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
(805) 686-9340
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Average Base Cost: $28,000

Average base cost for a Sogno del Fiore wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night and an average catering cost of $150/pp for food and beverage, $300 for 2 security guards, $1,500 for an upgraded restroom trailer, and $1,000 for a shuttle (costs are estimates). Transportation to venue, entertainment, additional decorations, some catering supplies, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

 

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: 

Up to 130 guests – $6,500

Up to 200 guests – $7,800

Up to 250 guests – $8,500

 

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What’s Included: The property rental is for 8 hours. You will also get market lights, all outdoor furniture and (2) bungalows for two nights of overnight accommodations (each bungalow sleeps 2).

Extras: 

  • Optional rehearsal dinner site fee – $1,500 (overnight accommodations not included)
  • Optional additional night(s) of accommodations – $650 each night (includes two bungalows)
  • You are required to provide at least (2) security professionals
  • You must also have a month-of wedding coordinator

 

Food: You may bring in your own caterer or choose to work withe one of their vendors such as Omni Catering, whose sample menu is below. All catering packages offered by them include:

  • Tax & Gratuity
  • Staff
  • Set up & Break down
  • 60″ Round Tables
  • Natural Wood Folding Chairs
  • White Linens & Napkins
  • Salad Plates & Forks
  • Bread baskets
  • Dinner Plates, Dinner Forks & Dinner Knives
  • Water Goblets & Champagne Flutes
  • Cake Plates & Cake Forks
  • Irish Coffee Mugs

WINE COUNTRY PLATED DINNER $122 per person

Plated Salad – choose (1) of the following:
Grilled Panzanella Salad with local Heirloom Tomatoes, grilled Italian Bread, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives, Cucumber, Marinated Red Onions, fresh Basil, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Caprese Salad with layered Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Fresh Basil Pesto, Watercress,
and an Aged Balsamic Reduction
Beet & Burrata Salad with Roasted Beets, Organic Baby Arugula, Creamy Burrata, Pistachios, Citrus Vinaigrette

Plated Main Meats – choose (2) of the following:
Chianti Braised Short Ribs with a fine Chianti and rich braising liquid
Carved Kobe Flat Iron Steak with fresh Italian Herb Salsa Verde
Wild Salmon Filet with fresh Fennel and Orange Relish, Castelvetrano Olives and Lemon
Pan Roasted Local Sea Bass Filet with a Sundried Tomato Chardonnay Sauce
Lemon & Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast with Lemon Jus
Pan-roasted Chicken Breast with a salsa of Kalamata Olives, fresh Tomatoes and Sage

Plated Main Sides – choose (2) of the following
Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Parmesan Herb Polenta
Lemon Herb Risotto with Parmesan Reggiano
Warm Herbed Northern White Beans with Garlic, Shallots, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Local Seasonal Vegetable Bundle
Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots
Garlic Sauteed Tuscan Kale

Includes all of the following items:
Fresh Assorted Artisanal Breads & Butter
Ice and Spring Water tableside
Coffee & Hot Tea station

Beverage: Couples may bring in their own beer and alcohol (which is awesome), however all wine must be purchased through Sogno del Fiore (at a reduced rate). The catering package from Omni Catering also offers a full bar service for $18/pp (without alcohol) which includes:

  • Set-up & break-down of bar
  • Professional Bartender
  • Ice for chilling and serving beverages
  • Ice tubs, ice buckets, ice scoops, wine and bottle openers, straws, cocktail shakers, and cocktail napkins
  • Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Hansens, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Sparkling Water, Filtered Water, Limes & Lemons
  • Bar Mixers to include: Sweet & Sour, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Cranberry Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Orange Juice, Ginger Ale, Bitters, Grenadine
  • Lime Juice, Club Soda, Tonic Water, Olives, Cherries, Lemons, Limes, Oranges etc.

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More Stats:

Space Type: Outside

Size: Up to 250 (larger parties must inquire)

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Only for vendors. All guests must be shuttled to and from venue.

Restrooms: For events less than (50) people, there are (3) restrooms available inside the bungalows. All events over (50) people must rent executive lavoratories.

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Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? Guests would most likely want to stay at a hotel in the Santa Ynez area, such as the Santa Ynez Inn which is 3 miles from the property.

Party On! The last guest needs to leave by 10:30pm (with amplified music off by 10:00 p.m.), and all vendors need to be off property by 11:30pm.

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The Report:

Sogno del Fiore is a wine club and estate resort located in the hills of the Santa Ynez valley. The property features 3 acres of vines, a swimming pool, olive grove, garden, a fully lit bocce court, (2) fire pits, horseshoes, and mountain views. They prefer to only host 5 weddings a year.

 

Woman Getting Married Says:

There’s a lot to like about this property, and one of them is location. Aside from the pretty vineyard setting, gardens, and pool, it’s situated only a few miles from quaint hotels in the Santa Ynez area, which is a bonus if you have guests coming in from out of town who want decent hotel options. While it wouldn’t be too far for you Santa Barbara brides, it’s almost three hours from Santa Monica, so if you’re an LA bride looking for a vineyard setting this would definitely be considered a destination wedding. Looking at the space as a whole there are a couples pros and cons. The pros are that you get that vineyard setting (which is perfect for a rustic, Italian-themed wedding) without being situated in the middle of nowhere, as mentioned above. I also like that you can stay on the property. The cons would be having to bring in things like the bathrooms if you have a guest count over 50 and having no inside option, which is always a downer at any venue. At any outdoor-only venue you have to be aware of little things, like how comfortable guests are going to be on grass all night (hello, high heels!) and not having an inside area for guests to warm up if it gets chilly or just relax. Those are just a couple things to keep in mind, not just at this venue but in your overall venue search.

Regarding food and beverage I love that you can bring in your own caterer. I would consider the catering package listed above since it includes tables and chairs (and the food sounds yummy), however I would see how flexible they are on the beverage service quote of $18/pp. There are beverage service providers that can serve top-shelf alcohol for around $25/pp for a 6-hour event (in the LA area Scarlette’s and Sunseri’s offer competitive packages), so I’d want to see a price for just setups/staff and no alcohol closer to $10 or $11/pp.

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Our Rating

8 Amenities/What’s Included

7 Convenient for Grandma

7 Layout

9 Location

9 Overall Charm

9 Venue Value

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