Thank you for thinking of Unionville Vineyards for your special event. We hope the following information will help get you started on planning a wonderful day at Unionville Vineyards. We look forward to meeting with you soon to tour the winery, answer your questions and taste some of our wines. Unionville Vineyards offers several choices for hosting your celebration at the winery. Intimate gatherings in our unique setting can be held in the Winery, the 1858 Farmhouse, the historic post & beam Tasting Room or the ground level Cave Room.
The Tasting Room, which is open to the public from 12-5 daily, overlooks the winery floor and provides a large bar area for an informal get together. Evening private party rentals are offered.
Downstairs, off the Winery floor, The Cave Room can be rented for function space for day or night events. Wine barrel tables & stools are set up in the stone wall cave along with a wine bar. The old carriage house doors open onto the side lawn, offering beautiful vineyard views and spectacular sunsets.
For larger groups up to 150, the winery floor space can be combined with the Cave or Tasting Room rental to provide a larger venue for your event. The facility charge is $30pp for use of two or three combined areas. These space combinations lend themselves well to cocktail party setups, wine & food pairing stations as well as beautiful sit down dinners.
A twin high peak white tent is set up over the 3200 sqft stone patio, adjacent to the winery with access to the winery through the Cave Room. This allows you to host your event enjoying the beautiful outdoor scenery of the vineyard, the intimate Cave Room bar and seating and have the winery floor available for a cocktail hour or late night dancing. Up to 175 guests can be seated under the tent. Smaller wedding receptions can have some of the seated dining area replaced with a dance floor, rented on an individual basis. The tent is present on the property from May 1st to October 31st each year.
For your wedding ceremony, the lawn behind the Mansion provides a beautiful view of the Home Vineyard. The 1858 Farmhouse is also available as a hide-a-way for Brides and their bridesmaids to use before the ceremony or during the reception so wedding parties have their own private space. It is also a popular setting for wedding photography.
The winery Tasting Room will remain open to the public during events at the winery for normal hours of operation. The Tasting Room remaining open has not interfered with any private events at the winery, but you may request that the winery be closed to the public for the day for an additional fee of $4,000; the facilities and parking areas are reserved for the use of you and your guests.
Unionville has an exclusive catering agreement with Main Street Fine Catering of Princeton. Main Street is the only caterer in New Jersey to win “best of” awards for 7 consecutive years. They are very familiar with Unionville’s facilities, and are best able to deliver a memorable and delicious dining experience, from passed hors d’oeuvres or food stations to multi-course wine paired dinners. You will work directly with your caterer to plan the menu of your dreams, as well as linens, dishes, decorations and any additional furniture required for your special day. Main Street Fine Catering can also provide bar service with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages with the proper license and permit. Only Unionville Vineyards wines may be served at events, and we require one case of wine be purchased per every 20 guests. Wine that is not consumed during the event will be taken home by the event host. Any other vendors that you contract with must provide us with a copy of their insurance coverage. Events may be held seven days a week, twelve months a year at Unionville Vineyards up until 11:00 PM. The Township of East Amwell requires that all music that can be heard outside of the winery building must end no later than the end of twilight. Music may still be played inside of the winery provided that the sound does not carry outdoors. At dusk, the DJ or Band may move inside to the winery tank room and your party with music and dancing can continue inside in our winery’s fun and unique atmosphere.
It is important to remember that Unionville Vineyards is a working farm, that vineyard work, harvesting, bottling, blending and tasting are ongoing in and around the winery. The winery floor is kept at cool temperatures and the vineyard grounds can be soft, wet and uneven so be sure you and your guests have appropriate dress and footwear. We will do everything possible to ensure that your event is not affected by vineyard work, but we want you to be comfortable with the environment.
Unionville Vineyards is the unique, authentic, stunning setting for the memorable event of your dreams. Please write to schedule a tour of the property and to taste our wines. Along with Main Street Fine Catering, our dedication to making your special day unforgettable, gorgeous, fun, and delicious is unmatched! We hope to see you at the vineyard soon.