FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the "site fee?"
A: The site fee varies by the size of the event, number of locations utilized, and by the length of the event. Includes vendor access for setup up to 2 days before, and breakdown the day after your event-a big money/saver! Venues include ranch house, patios, lawn, pond, and barn, luxury portable restrooms, site manager and security staff.
Q: Do we need a coordinator?
A: Yes! Julie Atwood Events offers customized planning packages to cover all your needs.
Q: Can you provide coordination at other locations?
A: Yes, we specialize in destination event planning at various properties or your home. You have exclusive access to the Julie Atwood Events design and management team- among the most sought- after in the country! The works—everything to help you plan, design, and experience the celebration you want!
Q: I understand that a portion of the fee supports local charities. Can you name some?
A: A significant portion of the Atwood Ranch fee goes to support local non-profits, including Sonoma Land Trust, Valley of the Moon Children's Home Foundation, Pets Lifeline, Sonoma Valley Hospital, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, and others.
Q: What is included?
A: Our complete destination event planning, design and management, plus exclusive access to the "Vineyard Ranch & Barn Property" (Atwood Ranch.) Includes vendor access for setup up to 2 days befire, and breakdown the day after your event-a big money/saver!
Q: Is any equipment included?
A: No. We design every event especially for the client, allowing you to select the items you prefer.
Q: How late can our celebration last?
A: Low volume after 10 pm, no amplified music after 10.30 pm. Fees from $250-750/half hour after 10pm. All parties end by midnite.
Q: Can we serve cocktails, as well as wine & champagne?
A: Yes — we love cocktail parties! We have wonderful bar & Artisan cocktail programs.
Q: Can I choose my own vendors?
Q: Are there hotels and other lodging nearby?
A: We'll help to match you up with vendors from our A-list team. You can select any photographer, celebrant and/or floral designer that you wish.
A: Yes. Sonoma, Glen Ellen, Kenwood, Santa Rosa, and the Napa Waterfront are all within easy reach. We provide lots of assistance!
JAE also loves these beautiful properties for events:
|Annadel Estate Winery
The Carneros Inn
Chalk Hill Estate
|Deerfield Ranch Winery
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Gloria Ferrer Champagne Caves
Jacuzzi Family Winery
Kunde Estate Winery
|Ramekins Culinary Center
Sebastiani Winery Barrel Room
St. Francis Winery
The Lodge at Sonoma
Q: Can I get an idea of complete wedding & reception costs?
A: Yes. Please visit our Dollars & Details page for complete budget info. For examples of recent "real" wedding budgets, please complete our inquiry form so that we can send you the appropriate information.
Q: Do we need an appointment for a site tour and consultation?
A: Yes, private properties require an appointment set by the coordinator. Please give us 3-5 days notice.