By Zohe Felici, Felici Events
Doll Pond, a new venue located on Refugio Road, is one of the oldest vineyards in the Santa Ynez Valley. The event site, adjacent to a 19,000 square foot pond, surrounds itself with panoramic views of vineyards and local mountain ranges. Enclosed by Sycamore trees and landscaped grounds, the paved and manicured area provide a private and picturesque location for any event. This location encapsulates both a feeling of vastness with the mountains in the horizon and privacy while sitting amidst an oasis of vineyards. The site seats up to 150 people with plenty of room for a dance floor, food and drink service. The site has access to electricity and water.
This is a Ceremony and Reception or Reception Only Venue
Pricing: $$ – $$$
$3,500 site fee
Capacity: up to 150
Reservations require a signed contract and a non-refundable security deposit of $1,000 to be applied to the rental fee to secure your date. The remaining balance is due 45 days prior to the event. Event Insurance Required.
Event hours are from 4 pm to 10 pm. Guests may arrive 30 minutes prior to event start time. The 10 pm cut off time is strictly enforced and all guests must depart the premises by 10:30 pm. Event set-up may begin as early as 12 pm on the day of the event. Event clean-up must be completed by 11 pm. Additional outside equipment must be picked up between 9 am – 12 pm on the following day.
The caterer must provide all staff for food service, bar service, set up of all equipment, break down of all equipment, and clean up of site area. All trash must be removed from the premises at the end of the event.
There is sufficient parking for events at Doll Pond. Parking is allowed in designated areas only. Parking is located about 50 yards from the event site. No overnight parking is permitted. Direction Parking, Valet Parking or Shuttle Services are options but are not required.
Electricity is provided for your use, however, special voltage and outlet requirements for your band or DJ may need to be discussed. Amplified music is permitted; however, Doll Pond reserves the right to terminate the music if complaints are received. All music must end at 10 pm. (No exceptions.)
Client provides own alcohol. Only wine and beer may be served, no hard liquor. All alcohol service must end 30 minutes prior to the end of the event. No one under the age of 21 is permitted to consume any alcoholic beverage.