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 if you would appreciate the assistance.
Q. What is included in the price?
A. The facility itself for 5 hours in the evening or 4 hours during the day. All tables, chairs, staff, set up, and break down is included. Message for more details.
Q. How late can my reception go?
A. All events at Forgotten Barrel must be completed and cleaned up by 10:00pm.
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 8:30 pm. You may only use non-amplified live music such as a string quartet, harpist, violinist, pianist or singer. Decibel reader is not to exceed 80 in any space at any time. 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 you may have a cash bar or provide the wine and beer as part of your wedding package. This can be customized based on your budget and selection you wish to offer.
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 couple to get ready?
A. Yes. We provide two areas for the couple to get ready.
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. Not a problem! If you would like to use Forgotten Barrel for your reception, please contact us for more details. Events@forgottenbarrel.com
Forgotten Barrel offers a wide selection of premium hand crafted wines using fruit sourced from Napa, Sonoma, Central Coast and San Diego County.
The reincarnation of the former Ferrara Winery has transformed this once-forgotten homestead into a tranquil rustic hideaway in the city. Our winemaker, John Eppler, hails from Northern California, having worked in Napa for Robert Mondavi, Rosenblum Cellars, and his own brand, John Robert Eppler Wines. Visitors are sure to enjoy a friendly and relaxed wine tasting that will long be savored.
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