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WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 & 2012

WeddingWire announced Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Award. Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence.

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Sweet Words

This venue was absolutely a dream come true; our wedding day
felt magical. The gorgeous views, charming home and secluded, rustic
feel created a magical atmosphere that our guests loved. The home
owner was very understanding and a complete joy to work with! We could
not have imagined any better place to say "I Do"!
                                                                                    Christina July 2013 

We cannot thank you enough for all you did to make our wedding
day so perfect. We have received countless compliments on our
wedding venue and what a beautiful day it was. You are such a large part
of that. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. We will never forget it.

                                                                                                    All our love,
                                                                      Nate & Courtney, September 2012

We couldn't be happier that we chose Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate for
  for our wedding! From the first time we visited we knew it was "the place"
for our most special day. Thank you so much for being so responsive
to our questions during the planning process and for your vendor
recommendations. Five Star Catering, The Buttery and Seascape Florists
in particular were fabulous. Our wedding day was everything we
dreamed it would be.Your gardens are so stunning and the views are
breathtaking, providing a beautiful backdrop to our ceremony. We also enjoyed
the privacy we had which we couldn't find at any of the other venues we looked at.
Our guests told us our wedding was magical. For us it was our happiest day yet!

                                                                 With thanks and warmest regards,
                                                                                   Sara & Quan, May 12, 2012


We cannot thank Judy enough! Not only is Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate gorgeous, 
our experience there was simply amazing! The beauty of the place is undeniable--
mountain vistas, 
ocean views, wildflowers and trees throughout the property,
a beautiful house, stunning pool house, 
and vineyard--all of which is hidden away in
the hills of Aptos. A dream location to get 
married and take photos. On top of that,
what made our experience so wonderful was Judy’s warm, welcoming nature. 
Originally we had planned to get married in September, but when suddenly
we needed to move our wedding to February,
 a date was luckily still 
available and Judy graciously accommodated us. She was completely helpful and supportive in making an outdoor February wedding possible. We had the ceremony on the lawn and a tented reception on the deckperfect for when it got cooler in the evening. Besides always being extremely prompt and polite in addressing any question or concern, she was also always friendly, supportive and enthusiastic about making it a special day for us.  We were so at ease throughout the entire planning process with Judy. All of our guests were also amazed by the location had a fantastic time. We couldn't have selected a better place to make our important day incredible and memorable!

                                                                                Christy & Jesse Feb. 18, 2012

          I have had two friends get married at your property, one of  which I attended. 
The venue was absolutely breathtaking and I was wanting to inquire further 
about having my wedding at your property.  Thank you so much.

Samantha   February 8, 2012       

We had our wedding in October 2011 at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates. 
 Well to say the least my wedding day was way beyond my expectations.
 Judy was so nice to work with, she was on top of every detail and had great
 suggests for my vendors to be prepared for the day.
 The location is perfect for an outdoor vineyard wedding, sometimes Aptos is
 foggy in town, but the estate is up on a mountain and usually the sun is shining
 by the afternoon with amazing views of the ocean. We had so much fun
 at our wedding and it had a lot to due with this estate and Judy.
 I keep hearing from family and friends how much fun they had and how
 they loved our venue. 
 I highly recommend this location for your wedding!

                                                                         Marie, October 10, 2011     


When I first started planning my wedding, I had so many ideas running
through my head. I knew that I wanted it to be outdoors,
and I knew that I wanted it to have a vintage country charm to it.
I began looking at wineries with open barns and rustic venues
in the Bay Area. When we saw Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estates,
we were blown away. It felt so comfortable and refreshing to be there. 

                                                                         Jackie, August 2011

Our sincerest gratitude for making our wedding day more perfect than 
we could have ever imagined. Your kindness, generosity and 
beautiful property made it a truly joyous occasion. 
We will cherish the memories shared at Pacific Oaks for a lifetime. 
Thank you for making our dream come to life. 
                                                                              Jason & Brooke, July 03,2011


Thank you is hardly enough to say for your generosity in the midst of the 
torrential downpour on June 4th.  We are proud to be your first wedding 
ever that it rained.  Though it was incredibly stressful, we loved the rain.
  It was so perfect.  Good thing we had such a phenomenal support team.
Thank you so much.  It was truly so wonderful to be at POVE. 
Our guests loved it, we loved it.  It was perfect.
Thank You!
                                                                                                  Tricia, June 04, 2011

Wow...views, weather, location, and a beautiful venue which is perfect for a wedding.
Judy is absolutely a dream to work with; her home is lovely, bride's room is perfect andthe vineyard is gorgeous for wedding photos.  Judy also has a great list of vendors to
 suggest.  They grow and age their own Pinot Noir and if you choose to purchase her
wine for the wedding she offers to place a customized label of the couple 
on her bottles.  She doesn't have a fee to bring other wines in
 if you like.  So many places at vineyards have a fee if you bring in outside wines. 
She doesn't nickel and dime you to death like so many wedding venues do. 
There is a very large deck which has a view of the mountains if one chooses to have
their ceremony on and a beautifully landscaped garden with awesome flowers for a
 reception with plenty of room for tables and a raised deck for dancing.  Guests do need
 to be shuttled to the venue but is well worth the views of the ocean and mountains.
 Judy was really so helpful and kind in helping us produce a beautiful wedding.

                                                                 Shiela, Mother of the Bride,  July 16, 2011

Thank you so much for all of your help and support! 
We had a wonderful day and your home made everything look and feel so special.  
Every one of our guests couldn't stop talking about how beautiful the estate was.
Thank you for everything. We will be forever grateful.

                                                                                  Danielle,  April 30, 2011

     "Where to begin? I guess I can start with THANK YOU; from the first time I met
 you and saw your property, my dream wedding became a reality. September 25th was
 by far the most incredible day of our lives and we owe thanks to you for being such a
 huge help from beginning to end! You and Pacific Oaks Vineyard will always hold
 such a special place in our hearts and again, thank you, thank you, thank you!"

                                                                              Kimberly & Jason,  Sept. 2010


A Perfect Score for a Perfect Venue...
 "My experience at Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate FAR EXCEEDED my expectations and
 hopes for a perfect wedding memory. The beauty of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate 
 speaks for itself, but the consideration and thought offered by Judy made my job so
 easy and completely worry free - a necessity for a bride who planned a California
 wedding while living on the East Coast. I needed to find a vendor that I could trust, and
 I received exactly that! My instinct proved to be true - Judy responded to every email
 within 24 hours and she was prepared to resolve any issue that would arise. She also
 recommended several wedding vendors; I used all her recommendations (catering,
 florist, officiant, etc.) and was completely satisfied with each one. From day one,
Judy exuded confidence that I would have an incredible wedding. Her energy was
 contagious, which in-turn helped me to feel secure in all of my decision-making.
 Throughout the whole process I genuinely felt that Judy wanted me to have a day to
 remember. I was embraced by someone who wanted me to have an amazing day, as
 much as I did. I cannot thank Judy enough! As for the venue itself, it will "WOW" you!
 There is a piece of Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate for everyone - gorgeous landscape,
 view of the mountains and Pacific ocean, a private vineyard, front deck and back lawn
 (plenty of space for guests to spread out and feel comfortable), a beautiful pool house,
 stunning front entrance, and a breathtaking home. Mybridesmaids and I LOVED the
 bridal suite! We enjoyed our own private space to prepare for the ceremony - laughing, dancing, snacking, and toasting in this room is one of my fondest memories.As the bride, it was wonderful to watch my guests have such a fantastic
 time exploring Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate and taking in all it has to offer. My guests
 are still taking about it and a few of them are interested in renewing their vows at this
 same special place. I recommend Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate to any couple that would
 like to feel the intimacy and beauty of a private California home, high above the
 mountaintops. This venue makes for PERFECT photographs, especially at sunset.
 Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate is a true goldmine - simple, elegant, classy, and sweet."

                                                                                        Jennifer, October 2010


The comments made by our guests made the day special:
 "Where did you ever find this beautiful venue? It's incredible."
 "The most beautiful wedding I've ever been to!"
 "Thank you for allowing us to experience this home & vineyard!"
 And my favorite:
 "Kathy, it wasn't' just perfect, it was magical!"
 Those were just a few. Judy, thank you for everything!

                                                                                               Kathy,  Sept. 2010

"My husband and I were absolutely stunned when we arrived to view the property
 for the first time.
It had everything we wanted... A beautiful estate in the mountains
 with an awesome lawn, landscaping
and a view of the ocean! Our wedding was
 absolutely amazing; all of our friends and family can't stop
raving about the beauty of
 the location. It was close to the ocean, but above the fog line,
so there were no  
worries about it being foggy and drippy. The entire wedding was outdoors and we had
 full use of the property (vineyard, numerous decks and porches, indoor pool house and
  bridal suite).
There is no parking for guests on the property, so you are required to
 hire a shuttle. That worried me at first,
but it worked out great. Our friends loved
 riding the shuttles up and down the mountain.
The owners are so kind and genuine, we
 felt very welcome every time we visited the property.
I loved my wedding day and I
 love Pacific Oaks Vineyard Estate!"
                                                                                                   Cody, July 2010

"We want you to know how much we enjoyed your wine; we shared
 a bottle with the Shasta County Viticulture Association and it
 received rave reviews. Again thank you for everything."

                                                                                               Richard, June 2010


"Your venue and the wedding was absolutely totally
 perfect from the first time we met you until the end of our event.
 It was fabulous, thank you so much. "

                                                                          Mother of the Bride, Sept. 2010 

"What a day it was!  It all went by so fast, but everything about it was
absolutely perfect. I remember when I took the first tour of your property 
 I knew immediately that Pacific Oaks was it for me!  The property has a
  sense of exactly what I had wanted; I wanted people to be comfortable 
 but at the same time be surrounded by elegance. I have received so many
 compliments about our wedding, most people say they wish they 
 could be married at Pacific Oaks :) Working with you and Amy was so easy, 
 you both are such sweethearts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Judy!  
 I could not have asked for more. " 

                                                                                Jolie & Tate , August 2009

"I would just like to take a moment to tell you how wonderful our experience
working with you. From the first time Justin and I viewed your
 property to the day of
our wedding, I knew there was something special about
 Pacific Oaks Vineyard.
There is just an overwhelming feeling of calmness
 and tranquility on the grounds, and kindness from the owners.
 The day of our wedding was perfect; everything looked exactly how
 I had envisioned it, from the foliage, to the lighting, to the set up of
 everything. I couldn't
have asked for a more perfect location to
 spend the most important day of my life. Thank you again for
 beautiful memories I will always keep with me."

                                                                   Courteney & Justin, August 2008           


"This is a beautiful location with an outrageous view in every direction and we would definitely recommend it to anyone planning a wedding on the California Coast. We had a fantastic time at the Estate photographing this wedding."

                                              Kristi Wolverton Photography, August 2008


"Thank you does not seem to fully relay our gratitude. We will
 never forget our beautiful wedding day at such a gorgeous location.
 We truly appreciate how accommodating and helpful you were."

                                                                      Jill & Chase,  November 2009  

"Thank you so much, our wedding was absolutely wonderful.
We couldn't have asked for anything better."

                                                              Lisa & Taylor , July 2008


     "We so enjoyed our experience with you, Amy Tam and your
 absolutely gorgeous property. I have received countless compliments on
 how beautiful the wedding was. We could not be happier with how our
 wedding turned out; the entire experience with Pacific Oaks Vineyard
 was so thorough, and very accommodating. Thank you for everything.
 We can't wait to try your wine in six months."  

                                                                        Amy & Robert, September 2008

"Pacific Oaks Vineyard is what I have dreamed of but could not put
 into words
until I saw it.  Natural, Elegant, and Organic - It's fabulous."

                                                                                    Melissa, March 2009

"I have already had one guest thinking they'd love to use your
 venue for their wedding.  It was a fun event, wasn't it
Everyone raved about the property, "magical" was a term I heard most often.
 Thank you for everything."                  

                                                                       Lisa  (Mother of the Bride), July 2009