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The First Look
Located in Temecula, California, in the heart of wine country, Falkner Winery offers couples a private and modern venue option for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This spot offers breathtaking views of vineyards and expansive landscapes from its 1,500-foot elevation. Providing both indoor and outdoor settings, the Falkner Winery has all-inclusive wedding packages that make your wedding planning a simple process. For couples seeking an intimate winery scene that accommodates late-night festivities, the Falkner Winery is an excellent choice.
The Garden, a beautifully manicured lawn next to a small grove of trees and shrubbery, is the site for an outdoor ceremony and reception. In the distance, you see the rolling hills of the vineyards and mountains. If you time your ceremony for late afternoon, your guests get the additional pleasure of a spectacular sunset. This space offers a 24-foot oak bar, a dance floor, romantic stringed lighting and a tinkling water fountain among the lush foliage. The Garden is adjacent to the Tasting Room, which guests can access throughout the evening.
The Vineyard ceremony site offers views of breathtaking vineyards on a space adjacent to the Pinnacle restaurant. Accented with white roses and cypress trees, this area also has a stone fountain that adds to the elegant and peaceful atmosphere. Couples have the option of using the gazebo for the ceremony. The entry to the Vineyard has a jasmine arbor, which provides lovely photo opportunities and brings a sweet smell to this charming and classic space.
The Pinnacle reception site is used in conjunction with the Vineyard ceremony site. It's a gorgeous stately restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows. It has oak wood accents and glass walls that bring exude an elegant and modern vibe. The expansive views are breathtaking, especially from the 110-foot balcony. Below the Pinnacle, guests can access the Barrel Room, which is an especially romantic space. The Barrel Room can be used for a small intimate wedding as well.
What You Should Know
The Falkner Winery offers all-exclusive and private events after 5:00 p.m., when the Tasting Room closes. The catering services will customize a menu according to the couple's desires, and a wedding-day manager is available to help ensure the whole process goes smoothly. In addition, wedding packages require a minimum of 75 guests, and can include the following.
- Bridal suite
- Ceremony site
- Reception site
- Winery inspired decor
- Wedding arbor
- Chairs and tables
- Cake cutting
- Champagne toast
- Setup and cleanup
- Unlimited bar package
- Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks
The Garden spaces can accommodate events up until 11 p.m. and the Pinnacle can stay open until 1 a.m.
The Falkner Winery offers several extra perks, and perhaps the most notable is their bar package, which offers an unlimited open bar with a selection of wine and beer, which is served into the early hours of the next morning after the wedding. The venue offers the property for pre-ceremony photos. The owner of Falkner Winery is easily accessible during the planning process and is willing to accommodate special requests.
From the Vendor
A unique and private boutique winery
Breathtaking, panoramic views of the Temecula wine country, a soothing waterfall, twinkling lights, amber sunsets, gentle breezes, fabulous food, and free-flowing award winning wines! Warm and professional staff, on-site wedding manager, all-inclusive packaging. Call today to set up a private tour!
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Elopement, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Ballroom, Garden, Vineyard
Bar + Drinks, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
I couldn't have picked a better place to have our wedding! Our wedding was on 9/17/16 in the Pinnacle and I was a very stressed out bride being that everything was planned in 4 months and there was even a time when I wanted to change my date. Loretta is the best; any questions I had she was quick to answer and kept me on track with planning. She worked with us and even when we hadn't yet picked a venue; her follow through is what stole us! The winery is so beautiful all around and a great spot because it's right off the main road. The staff was great as well, helpful and kind each time we stopped by. The chef was also amazing! The tasting was top of the line that we didn't make any changes for the reception. Cassie the coordinator was a great addition and I am so happy she was there before and throughout the event. During crunch time Cassie made everything so easy! The day was magical and went so fast I want to do it all over again! The venue, food and wine just made everything so much more perfect! I recommend Falkner to anyone and everyone!! I can wait to be married for 5 years just so I can renew our vows here! It's been a month and our friends and family still talk about how amazing our wedding was! I can't thank Loretta, Cassie and Falkner enough, everything was truly perfect!
Falkner Winery was everything I could want in a wedding venue. From the moment we arrived at the site, we knew instantly that we wanted our wedding to take place there. Almost everything was included in the price; the food, drinks, tables, linens, lighting, and staff. The garden was the perfect outdoor venue and made us feel like we were in a fairytale. Loretta was a gem of person and made sure all of our questions were answered and that we had everything in place before the big day. The food was fantastic! My guests are still raving about how it was some of the best wedding food they have ever had. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat to anyone looking for a garden wedding. Falkner Winery knows what they are doing, and they made sure our wedding was everything we wanted.
Beautiful Venue and Excellent ServiceReviewed on 4/13/2015 Alexandra S
We loved everything about our wedding venue! Falkner Winery was the perfect place; not only are the views from atop the hill gorgeous but also the property itself is just amazing! The food was delicious and our guests were really pleased with the flow of the day/night! Thanks to our wonderful coordinator, Krissy, it was a stress free event for us! Also, having Cocktail hour in the Barrel Room and then moving upstairs to the restaurant area for the reception was a nice treat for our guests. We get compliments for our choice in venue. We found a gem in Falkner; beautiful venue, excellent service, friendly staff and within our budget! We dealt directly with Loretta, one of the owners, and we never had any run-around and it definitely made the entire process stress-free and smooth. My husband picked the most beautiful place and it was like a dream come true to have our wedding at Falkner.
We were considering this venue for our wedding. The views and sites for the ceremony and reception were breathtaking but unfortunately our guide was awful. The entire time she made unprofessional and completely unnecessary racially focused jokes. Then she had the nerve to ask my fiancée if he had a life threatening illness because of his pale complexion!!! She tried to make up for the comment once she realized he was just light skinned but by that point we were so horrified we couldn't look past this and decided to go with another venue. I don't know how they got so many awards when clearly they don't screen their employees well enough.
I never actually visited the winery but was in contact with the owner and all I can say is "yikes." I want my wedding as mellow and stress free as possible, but the owner is anything but. To start, she sent multiple consecutive emails before I could even check my messages with all caps PLEASE and ASAP (all caps = pet-peeve but was trying to give her the benefit of the doubt) just for an appointment. She then called an hour *before* our scheduled time and said "I'm not sure if you called to say you were running late or what's going on, but your appointment is at 4:15 so please call us back ASAP, we really need to hear from you." Who arrives an hour before their appointment time? I'm sure the venue is beautiful, but she seemed much too frazzled and unorganized for what I'm looking for.
The venue was absolutely beautiful and our wedding coordinator, Krissy, was on point!
I cannot express enough what a wonderful experience I had having my wedding and reception at Falkner Winery. The venue is gorgeous and the staff and ownership are a joy to work with. Krissy our wedding coordinator was impeccable, going above and beyond to make our day so special. It was so wonderful to be able to relax and enjoy the day knowing that all details were being well taken care of. Loretta the owner was personally involved in the wedding process and always responsive to my questions and special requests. This winery is a true class act with a stunning property and fabulous food and wine! I promise you will NOT be disappointed!
There is literally not a single thing not perfect about this venue. It's gorgeous, perfect for pictures, beautiful reception area, helpful staff, and beautiful spacious bridal suite! Loretta and Krissy were amazing and did everything they could to make your day as perfect for you as possible. The wine was great and we even had guests buying bottles to take home. Oh and the food was a big success as well. I cannot say enough good things about this venue.
We cannot say enough great things about Falkner winery. We could have not imagined getting married anywhere else. Loretta and her staff were amazing start to finish. They were very attentive to us the day of for anything that we may have needed. We had little to no stress throughout the whole process. Loretta walked us through everything every step of the way. The food prepared by the executive chef was amazing as was the wine. The best part was since we got married in the garden area outside the winery closes to the public at 5pm so you and your wedding guest get the garden area to yourselves. The views were breathtaking and everything was perfect to be honest. We are so glad we decided to have a our big day at Falkner Winery.
We got married in May 2016 at Falkner the Pinnacle. We visited several other wineries but this one was a clear winner as soon as we stepped foot on the dramatic walkway to the ceremony location. What's even better is that the price is less than lots of the other nearby wineries and in my opinion is more beautiful as well. Loretta was easy to work with throughout the process. Krissy, our included day-of coordinator, was a godsend. She managed tricky family dynamics at our rehearsal, ensured set up was as we'd envisioned and made sure everything ran smoothly (including unbustling my dress at the bottom of the walkway before I hit the stairs). The serving staff were great and made sure my husband and I got to eat. Our guests are still talking about our wedding nearly 6 months later!
Cassie did an amazing amazing job as our coordinator. I was so relaxed the whole wedding day! We had our ceremony and reception in the garden and it was absolutely stunning. I never heard any complains about the food or drink. If I were to do it all over again, I would change nothing!!
Falkner Winery was an amazing place to have our wedding. We were in the Pinnacle restaurant for our reception. The entire location was so beautiful that it required minimal decoration (which is exactly what I wanted). The food was so good that our guests kept telling us how much they liked it. The entire staff was wonderful and made sure that my husband and I actually got to eat and have wine!!! They were on top of everything and made sure that all my guests with food allergies or special requests were taken care of. I cannot say enough good things about our experience!!
Such a perfect place for our daughter and now son in laws wedding and reception! We wouldn't change a thing!! The food was great and the staff was friendly, helpful and efficient! Cassie was the perfect coordinator, attending to every detail to help things run smoothly-even when we forgot something! The owner, Loretta communicated well with us from long distance and was flexible with us when we had last minute changes! The setting is perfect for an outdoor event!! We had guests commenting on how great everything was all night!! We look forward to trying the restaurant and wine tasting on our next visit!!
Falkner Winery is one of a kind!!! It was an amazing experience and everything was made so easy for me and my now husband. Loretta and Silvana we absolutely amazing and always there at the drop of a dime when I had any questions. It went so smooth and not to mention we planned the wedding in just 5 short months :-)
Falkner Winery is an amazing place. The owner Loretta and her staff are the best. They have the wedding process down like no other. Their attention to detail made our wedding day completely stress free. We had our wedding in the garden area of the winery and it was beautiful. The garden area served as the perfect location for both our ceremony and reception. Our wedding was on October 1st and we continue to receive messages from our guest about how beautiful and amazing the wedding was. When we first met with Loretta we instantly new this was the venue for us. As the wedding planning process continued Loretta made sure we had all of our questions and concerns addressed immediately. Everything that Loretta provides for weddings at her winery exceeds expectations. From the food, which is the best wedding food ever, to the wine, which is top notch, to finally the day of event coordinator she provides named Cassie. Cassie is a gift from God. She made our wedding day so stress free and smooth. She really knows what she is doing and she is very concerned with making your wedding day perfect. The little extra attention to details that she goes above and beyond to do for you is truely special. We could go on for hours about how great Cassie is and how lucky we were to have her as our day of coordinator. In conclusion, Falkner Winery is heaven on earth. It has all of the ingredients to create a perfect wedding. Anyone looking for a wedding venue should choose Falkner Winery. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Loretta, Cassie, and the entire Falkner Winery staff for creating such an amazing wedding venue. You are the best!!
My husband and I were married on September 25th, 2016. We chose the Pinnacle side with our reception in the restaurant. We could not have picked a better venue for our special day. Between Loretta Falkner, the awesome owner and the two coordinators we had the honor of working with, first Krissy Klomenic in the pre-planning process, then Ashley Speakman for the wedding process, everyone was extremely helpful, accommodating, and friendly. Loretta was extremely responsive the entire planning process, which I was always pleasantly surprised by since she has so much on her plate--being the owner and all, NBD! The day was perfect. My goal was to have an elegant and classy wedding that was full of FUN-everyone out on the dance floor. I wanted to enjoy my day that we worked so hard to have. That is exactly what happened and more. All of our guests raved about the food, the stunning views from the winery, the way the night flowed, and how it all came together. Ashley even worked with my parents to surprise me with a huge inside joke (Hashtag the panda from Jimmy Fallon's the Tonight show coming out and dancing). She was amazingly sweet, professional, and worked well with our entire bridal party and families. She helped me feel completely at ease and checked in with us all night to ensure our timeline was running well. All of our guests have said it was one of the best weddings they have attended and share pictures since (many of them changing their FB profile pics to sunset Falkner photos :)) . I cannot wait to see the professional pictures and re-live such an incredible time. Thank you to the entire Falkner staff who helped with our day and to Ashley and Loretta for making this truly the best day of our lives. Our other vendors were also amazing and worked really well with the Falkner staff. My heart has been full ever since our big day. The experience really started my husband Danny and mine's married life together with pure happiness. When something is already right and you have chosen your soulmate, as I have, the wedding should be a true celebration you joining your lives together, surrounded by loved ones. You won't regret going with Falkner.
My little sister had her wedding here and it was fabulous. As the big sister and MOH I helped her plan all of the wedding including the venue. When we first arrived to view it the first time we were greeted by Sylvania who was so so sweet and knowledgeable she showed us around the grounds then we were greeted by Loretta who went over all the details and what they offer. The pricing and what is s included is just wonderful. The price your given includes it all they are very upfront with the costs. The rehearsal was nice quick and organized we met our day of planner Casandra and she was organized and on top of things. Now for the day of "the biggest g day". As a makeup artist I do tons of weddings I see a lot of stressed out brides and a lot of disorganization, but t this was not the case here. We were greeted again by Casandra who was on top of everything. I have no idea how she did it but everything was on time and went perfect and smoothly. Also Sylvania was there the day of assisting and she not only remembered me from meeting just once almost a year ago but she was also on top of everything and so friendly. My sisters wedding was absolutely perfect and I'm so glad we went with Falkner Winery
From the moment we saw Falkner Winery, we knew this was the place we wanted to celebrate our special day! My husband was actually nervous after getting out of the car to look at it because he was worried Ivwas going to fall in love with it and we wouldn't be able to afford it!! Not the case! Loretta, the owner, worked close with us from the very first day we looked at it until the day we said I do! She was outstanding as was all of the staff there including our coordinator Krissy! They answered questions and emails within hours and made our day so much easier to plan. We live in Las Vegas so they made sure to help us out as much as they could with recommending vendors and setting up our tastings around the time we would be in town. They went above and beyond and exceeded our expectations ! They both made our wedding as stress free as possible and it was simply wonderful! I highly recommend the Falkner winery for anyone looking to have a magical wedding !
Loretta and her staff were amazing. we were lucky to have our ceremony on the pinnicale side and the reception on the garden side due to both sides being available. Everything was more than I could have asked for. Cassie went above and beyond on the day of the wedding to ensure that everything was taken care of. The venue exceeded my expectations and my guest loved the venue and the food. I can't rave enough about Loretta. She was so easy to work with from her quick response to her emails to her making sure everything was accommodated to our liking. Definitely recommend this to any bride in search of looking for their perfect venue.
Falkner did an amazing job! They came up with a solution fast for my outdoor wedding due to the rain and cold and windy weather conditions. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a venue!
We had our wedding last month at Falkner Winery and we absolutely loved it! Our coordinator (who came with the venue) was Cassie, and she was so on top of everything that we were perfectly on schedule the day of. We used the yard/garden area instead of the Pinnacle, and it was so beautiful. I peeked during cocktail hour and a bunch of our guests were taking selfies in front of the gorgeous sunset. The food was great (highly recommend the vegetarian lasagna, and I'm not even a vegetarian), the wine was great, the price was right, and everything was gorgeous. The only downside to the outdoor space is that it gets windy in the evening. The breeze is nice and keeps everyone cool in the summer heat (the fact that the area is well shaded is great too), but keep the wind in mind as far as your plans for hair, veil, etc, especially if you're doing a first look. It dies down around 7pm or so. The venue recently made some upgrades, adding market lights instead of regular lights, and changing to a larger wood altar arch instead of the old metal one, both of which are huge improvements. Be sure to look at more recent photos/videos when you're researching. Overall we LOVED this venue. Wouldn't change a thing!
My husband and I wanted to thank you for helping put together our dream wedding. We couldn't have been happier and it couldn't have gone smoother. Your staff was impeccable. The venue was perfect- every part of it. Krissy was phenomenal, and my guests haven't stopped calling, emailing, texting, facebooking, and instagramming on what a special event it was. They loved the atmosphere. They loved the food, they loved the décor. And they loved the overall feeling. Between the vineyards, the sunset, the intimacy, and the overall energy, it was an unforgettable experience that my WIFE and I will cherish. I will always highly recommend The Falkner Winery and look forward to wine tasting when we return. I want to thank you for being so affable and flexible from the very beginning. You were a joy to work with. We thank you sooooooo much!!!!!
It seems like every big event has some hiccups or at least one minor disaster! This was not the case with Falkner! If I had to create the perfect wedding experience, it would start with Falkner! Loretta and Krissy were such a pleasure to work with! I'm generally one to only leave negative reviews but they deserve a huge kiddos! My fiance and I got married on July 8th, a week later we're here on our honeymoon and I compelled to leave a review. My wife and I were not the most decisive when it came to the wedding so having Loretta and Krissy to help navigate us was so helpful! For the few things we wanted to do out of the norm, they were very accommodating! Thank you so much for making the most important day of our life, the best day of our life!
Falkner WineryReviewed on 10/30/2015
We got married at Falkner Winery on August 1st of 2015 at The Pinnacle. We couldn't be happier with the staff, the service and the venue it self. From the moment I called to set up an appointment with Lorreta, she was personable friendly and answered many of my questions. Once we met she made the whole process of selecting a venue very easy. She walked us all through your the winery and explained the options for our wedding. She also provided great vendors and was available when ever we needed her during the preparations. Krissy the wedding coordinator the day of the event made sure everything was taken care of, she didn't miss a beat. Our wedding was beautiful and yours can be too at Falkner Winery. Our guests can't stop talking about how nice everything at our wedding was. Thanks Falkner Winery!
Just what we wantedReviewed on 10/29/2015 Ashley L
Falkner Winery was perfect! We went with the Pinnacle option which comes with the secluded outdoor ceremony space, and indoor reception. I loved how easy it was to book and how much the package included for the price. It was the first and only place we visited prior to booking! Nancy was our provided coordinator and she was excellent! I mean, our wedding actually started on time! No one expects that! And that was because Nancy was on top of everything. It was perfect. Our guests had a great time, and so did we of course!