Bear Flag Farm, perfectly situated in charming Winters, California, is a sprawling, deeply picturesque vineyard estate that captures the artisan spirit of its native surrounds with sustainable harvests, visionary wedding design, and luxury service all rolled up into one delicious experience.
The rewards of the land are abundant, infusing every celebration with the farm’s distinctive bounty: field grown heirloom vegetables, ripe fruit from the orchards, beautiful herbs from the herb garden, Bear Flag Farm’s own award-winning olive oil; and some of the finest estate grown Syrah in the region. These delights provide both a culinary and visual feast, making Bear Flag Farm the perfect stage for milestone moments.
Overseeing this vision is self-taught agriculturalist and cultivator-of-all-things-beautiful, Tina Reikes, whose inventive planning and impeccable taste have earned her a global reputation as the master of magical weddings. Maintaining authenticity, romance, and calm during complex, highly-orchestrated events comes naturally to this former corporate executive, who makes it her personal goal to eschew the drama that can plague even the most well-planned weddings. Together with her team at Bear Flag Farm, Tina’s caring, unruffled approach instills everyone with a sense of joy, ensuring a blissful, beautiful, stress-free celebration! Tina and the Bear Flag Farm team provide full event design and production (signature celebrations) for a very limited number of events each year; please scroll down for more information on this exclusive option.
We are delighted to work with you and your professional planner on a venue-only basis. If you need a recommendation for a professional planner, we will gladly assist you.
We like to say, if you can dream it, we can do it. And if you can’t dream it, well, we’ll help you design a wedding that reaches for the stars anyway. Creating a completely original event, one that’s a true reflection of a couple’s personality, starts with a desire to delve deep: Sure, we want to know your favorite colors…but don’t be surprised if we ask you about your most meaningful childhood memory…the last accessory you purchased for your home…the meal you’d bring with you to a desert island. From there, we take those important details and make them the basis of our inspiration as we carefully create the look and feel of your special celebration. From bringing in a whimsical Ferris wheel, building an exquisite ceremony altar, to tracking down the perfect chandelier to hang over your sweetheart table, if that’s what your heart desires. At the same time, we cast a close eye on the farm’s bounty, noting what can be harvested from our orchards and gardens to weave those tastes into your menu.
Bear Flag Farm partners with a highly select group of caterers, lighting experts, cake designers, stationers, luxury linen companies, specialty furniture and prop houses, rental companies, transportation and music service companies. Our decade of experience with these key service providers has resulted in an impressive history of beautiful soirees, stunning celebrations and very happy clients.
As a luxury service venue, on-site staff, under the direction of Tina Reikes, includes a full-service design and production team known for unparalleled attention to detail and artfully curated style, and a coordination staff dedicated to running a seamless timeline to ensure your celebration is perfect and you and your guests are well cared for. In the end, it’s all about fashioning an experience that feels like “you.” Our client list is both national and international; and since communication is extremely important to us, we utilize the latest in technology to stay in close touch each step of the way.
We offer three different options for hosting a wedding celebration at Bear Flag Farm. We would be happy to speak with you to provide additional details to assist you in your planning process. Please visit our Connect page to arrange for a private consultation..
Venue-Only (Professional Planner Required)
This à la carte option is for venue-only with a facility fee starting at $16,000. All other event expenses are above and beyond and would be managed by your professional planner.
Estate & Dining
This option begins at $42,000+ for 100 guests and includes six hours of event timing, full bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, and a three course or family style menu. The Bear Flag Farm Team will also arrange your ceremony, cocktail and reception setting. This includes tables, chairs, stemware, china, flatware, linen, outdoor lighting and dance floor. Professional wedding coordination is required.
Signature Celebrations (Includes Professional Planning Services - Limited Availability)
This includes everything we provide in our Estate and Dining offering as well as full event planning, design and coordination with our in-house team. We source from our highly vetted event partners and work with you directly to design and provide your menu, florals, music, furnishings, and all of the necessary details for an exceptional celebration. Full service and inclusive pricing begins at $80k+ for 100 guests. Limited availability. Please inquire for further details.
Private events from May through October.
Pricing subject to change without notice.