Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and thank you for your interest in Arbor Crest Wine Cellars and the Cliff House Estate as the venue for your special celebration! Our four acres of gardens and grounds, historic Florentine-style Cliff House mansion, picturesque vineyard, and unrivaled views of Spokane provide the perfect romantic setting for your wedding and reception. Add in our award-winning wines, exceptional amenities, and excellent customer service, and you have a combination that creates a truly memorable and treasured experience.

Information on our wedding package is below. For additional information, including our Wedding Brochure, available dates and pricing, please fill out an Information Request Form or contact our Event Sales Manager, Bridget Chapman, at (509) 927-8571 or bridget@arborcrest.com. Tours are available by appointment. Please contact Bridget to schedule your personal tour today!

Thank you again for your interest in a wedding at the Cliff House Estate. Please enjoy the gallery of wedding photos below, and for even more pictures of Arbor Crest Weddings – please visit our Facebook page!

Wedding Photos

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Our Premium Estate Grounds Packages include:

  • Four acres of gardens and grounds for you and your guests to enjoy
  • Locations available for ceremony, social hour and reception
  • Patios with bistro tables, chairs and umbrellas
  • A 9 hour reservation with up to 5 hours for event time, including ceremony and reception (please see “Facility Hours” below)
  • Rehearsal and ceremony coordination
  • Early access on the day of the event for set-up, deliveries and photos
  • A scheduled one-hour rehearsal prior to the event
  • A bridal dressing room
  • Tables and chairs for up to 150 guests, including:
    300 plastic white folding chairs (150 ceremony/150 reception)
    19 round tables (5’ each, seats 8-10 guests)
    10 cocktail tables (3’ each)
    12 rectangular tables (8’ each, for buffet, bar, head table, gifts, guest book, DJ)
    (additional equipment may be rented to accommodate larger groups)
  • 20×20 tent at the head of the path for your guest book and gift table
  • A 5,000 sq. ft. Vineyard Tent, an ideal Reception space. Also available in the event of inclement
  • weather
  • Wine barrels available for event use
  • Complimentary Arbor Crest wine tasting to assist you with your selections prior to your event
  • A 15% discount on all wine purchased by the contracted party on the day of your event
  • Licensed Arbor Crest staff for bar setup, service and breakdown
  • Security personnel
  • One Arbor Crest staff member for Tasting Room support
  • Ample free parking
  • Restroom facilities

Arbor Crest wines, event services, catering services and rentals including additional tables and chairs, table linens and napkins, dish ware, flatware and glassware are not included.

 

Wedding Sites include:

The Enchanted Forest is to your immediate left as you enter the grounds. The Enchanted Forest’s natural beauty, vine-covered evergreens and shade create a perfect fairytale location for your ceremony.

Our 5,000 sq. ft. Vineyard Tent — which overlooks our arbors, the Spokane Valley and downtown Spokane — is an ideal Reception space. The Vineyard Tent is also available in the event of inclement weather.

The Estate Courtyard, which includes the Croquet Court and the Event Stage, extends from the Gate House to the historic Florentine-style Cliff House. The Estate Courtyard boasts views of the Spokane River Valley, Spokane Valley and downtown Spokane. The Estate Courtyard offers space for a ceremony, social hour or reception.

Capacity

  • The Enchanted Forest can accommodate up to 300 guests
  • The Vineyard Tent can accommodate up to 225 guests for a reception; additional seating on the Vineyard Lawn increases capacity
  • The Estate Courtyard can accommodate up to 300 guests for a social hour or reception (ideal conditions are mid-June to July)
  • The Croquet Court can accommodate up to 130 guests for a ceremony
  • The Event Stage can accommodate up to 300 guests for a ceremony

Accommodation numbers listed here are based on prior events; capacity for each event will vary based on how space is to be used for a dance floor, buffets, bar, cake table, etc. Please consult the Event Sales Manager and your caterer for capacity estimates based on the plans for your specific event.

Arbor Crest provides tables and chairs for up to 150 guests. Additional equipment may be rented to accommodate larger groups.

 

Estate Hours & Wedding Time Frames:

The Arbor Crest Estate and Tasting Room is open to the public daily as follows:

October thru April:  Sat-Wed, Noon-5pm, Thurs and Fri, Noon-8pm

May thru September:  Daily, Noon-5pm, Thurs and Sun, Noon-8pm
(Sunday weddings are available only in October)

The time window for Wedding Day reservations is 2pm to 11pm. The 2pm start time offers early access for the bridal suite, vendor deliveries, setup and photos. The hours from 5pm to 10pm offer you and your guests exclusive use and enjoyment of the grounds, allowing 5 hours for the ceremony and reception (commencing no earlier than 5pm). All aspects of your event — including music and bar service — must conclude by 10pm.  The final hour, from 10 to 11pm, is required for event cleanup and breakdown.

 

Event Services & Catering:

Our award-winning preferred caterer, Catered for You, can provide you with a personalized proposal that can range from tasteful and simple to decadent and unique.  When planning a wedding, it is common to feel nervous as there are so many elements to consider. Rest assured that Catered for You will have every detail under control. Arbor Crest has partnered with Catered for You for many years and can testify to the fact that all members of their sales team are trained event planners who take great pride and satisfaction in attending to the tiniest of details.

Professional services include:

  • Personalized Menu Creation
  • Wedding & Event Planning
  • Securing rentals through Event Rents, our exclusive rental company
  • Assisting with any additional outside services
  • Complete Food & Beverage setup and service
  • Complete site setup, cleanup, and breakdown

Linette Herrera, Vice President of Catered for You, can be reached at (509) 624-9686 or email linette@cateredforyou.com.

Full service catering is required.  If you are interested in a different caterer, please ask Bridget Chapman, Arbor Crest’s Event Sales Manager, for a list of caterers allowed to cater on the Arbor Crest estate. Due to the nature of our grounds and the requirements related to catering, the caterer must be on the Arbor Crest-approved catering list. 

 

Wine, Beer and Alcohol:

We are proud to feature over 15 award-winning Arbor Crest wines for you to select from for your event.

A complimentary wine tasting prior to your event is included in your package to assist you in your selections. Your package includes a 15% discount on wine purchased by the contracting party on the day of your event. Square Wheel Brewery beer, founded by our winemakers brother, is also available to be served at your event. Bottled beer is also available.

All wine and beers are served by Arbor Crest staff and are billed based on consumption at the conclusion of the event. Additional services for a no-host “cash” bar are available. Please ask the Event Sales Manager for details if interested, additional fees will apply. Glassware, including wine glasses, are not included in the venue prices. Glassware may be rented through Event Rents.

Arbor Crest wines, Square Wheel Brewery beers and bottled beers purchased at Arbor Crest are the only alcohol permitted on the Arbor Crest Estate.  Due to state licensing regulations, hard liquor and outside alcohol is strictly prohibited on the grounds (which includes the parking lot and the Cliff House mansion). You are responsible for alerting your wedding party, families and guests of this in advance.

Minors and Security:

Minors are permitted on the Arbor Crest Wine Cellars Estate for private events only. Minors must be supervised at all times, and due to safety concerns, certain areas of the grounds are off limits to minors.

Security is mandatory for all event after business hours, any event with 50 or more guests and any event where minors will be present. All weddings at Arbor Crest include required security services and are scheduled at Arbor Crest’s discretion.

 

Payments and Reservations:

Please complete an Event Information Request Form or contact our Event Sales Manager, Bridget Chapman, for further package information, pricing, date availability or to schedule a tour. Bridget can be contacted at 509-927-8571 or bridget@arborcrest.com.