Frequently Asked Questions
Q.Do I provide my own caterer?
A.Yes. Forgotten Barrel does not have on site catering. We do offer a preferred vendors list of local caterers.
Q.What is included in the per person price?
A.The facility itself for 5 hours in the evening or 4 hours during the day.
Q.Do you have a minimum guest count?
A.No. There are required room revenue minimums.
Q.Do you offer discounted prices for children?
A.Yes. Children 5 and under are free, children 6-12 are half price and 13 and above are at the adult pricing.
Q.How late can my reception go?
A.All events at Forgotten Barrel must end by 11pm.
Q.Can I have a live band?
A.Due to residential sound ordinances, Forgotten Barrel can only allow live music in any of our outdoor areas until 10:00 pm. After that, you may only use non-amplified live music such as a string quartet, harpist, violinist, pianist or singer. If you host your reception in our indoor areas, then yes, live music is allowed.
Q.Can I bring in my own alcohol?
A.Forgotten Barrel is not licensed by the State of Califonia to serve or have on our property hard alcohol. Only Forgotten Barrel Wines are provided and a selction of beer are allowed on the premises.
Q.Can I have a cash bar?
A.Yes. The wedding packages ALL include a hosted wine and beer bar, but you may choose between a cash bar or consumption bar. See our Wedding Coodinators for special pricing and details.
Q.Do you offer seasonal discounts?
A.Yes. We offer seasonal discounts for the Winter months, as well as a 10% discount for any weddings held Sunday though Friday.
Q. Is there a cake cutting fee?
A. No. We will cut, plate and serve your cake at NO additional cost!
Q.Is there a fee for the ceremony?
A.No. It's included in your package price.
Q.Do you have a place for the bride and groom to get ready?
A.Yes. We provide BOTH a bridal suite and groomsman room for you to get ready for the big day! We provide couches and chairs for comfort, and lots of mirrors.
Q.What is not included?
A.You are responsible for providing your own caterer, florist, photographer, wedding coordinator (if desired) , DJ, officiant and wedding cake.
Q.What if I only want a reception?
A.If you would like to use Forgotten Barrel for your reception, please contact us for more details.
Whether you are new to wine tasting or a seasoned connoisseur, you will enjoy your tasting experience at Forgotten Barrel Winery. Our friendly Wine Servers are excited to introduce you to the wines we craft, and make suggestions suited to your taste. Forgotten Barrel offers wine made in Napa Valley as well as at our Southern California Winery in Escondido. This allows us to purchase grapes from a variety of AVA's in order to produce high quality wine from grapes grown in different regions.
Wine is a personal experience and we believe that only you can be the judge of what you like!
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