Basel Cellars Weddings and Events
Located in the heart of Walla Walla, Basel Cellars offers the ultimate escape. Our Estate House and Tasting Room are situated on a hilltop nestled between Yellowhawk Creek and the Walla Walla River south of downtown Walla Walla. We currently produce between 8,000 and 10,000 cases annually of small batch, high quality wines. In addition, the stunning grounds, estate buildings and panoramic views make this a “must see” winery, voted “Best Destination Winery” by Seattle Magazine two years in a row. Come see for yourself and enjoy all we have to offer!
To shedule an event, contact our hospitality manager
509-522-0200 ext. 202
Enjoy our entire property on your wedding day! From beautiful vineyards to peaceful waterfalls, there is a place for everyone at Basel Cellars. Below is a summary of the areas on property that could potentially be part of your wedding or celebration. Please not that a two night estate rental is required.
The Estate House
The eclectic combination of handcrafted woodwork, natural stone masonry, an abundance of windows and incomparable comfort all celebrate the style and character of the Pacific Northwest. With over 13,800 square feet of living and entertaining space, this house is perfect for larger groups. The estate comfortably sleeps 16 across 8 bedrooms. The home is extremely well appointed and features chef kitchen, 3 indoor dining areas, formal living room, outdoor kitchen and patios throughout. The basement offers a club like world of its own, furnished with a boardroom, pool table, full bar and home theatre. Our surrounding grounds offer patios in all directions, an outdoor kitchen and a large pool with water-slide and water features
1 Bedroom + 1 Murphy Bed; Sleeps 4
Set just behind the main estate house and tasting room, this beautiful space is right next to the pool. With an open and spacious living room, cathedral ceilings and stunning views, the cabana makes you feel worlds away. Well appointed, this space holds one bedroom downstairs with a King bed and a queen murphy bed on the main floor. Also on the main floor is one bathroom with shower and a 4 person sauna. The kitchen is furnished with a full refrigerator and dishwasher, while outside hosts the large grill and double burner for cooking. This is the perfect retreat for a bride and groom.
Tasting Room and Outdoor Patio
Event Hours: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Indoor Capacity: 54 guests seated formal or 70 guests casual
Outdoor Capacity: 32 with existing patio tables or 48 using eight 60" rounds
Our expansive tasting room features a wine bar and large patio, all overlooking our vineyards and the Blue Mountains. The indoor area is complete with possible formal seating for 50 and two bathroom facilities along with a commercial grade kitchen facility. The outside patio includes wrought-iron patio tables and chairs to seat 32. This space is ideally used for rehearsal dinners, cocktail hour, and smaller receptions.
Pool Area and Surrounding Lawns
Event Hours: 10am - 10pm
Enjoy beautiful gardens, expansive views, peaceful streams and waterfalls. – This is the most popular location for a reception. The Estate pool is the perfect location for any part of your day. With areas for bars, food service, buffet stations and a dance floor, this is where your guests will want to be! Please Note: The pool area is available for functions but requires a three night rental of the Estate House. This assures your privacy during your special event. Plastic rentals required for pool use.
The Harley Bar
Event Hours: All Day
Event Capacity: Boardroom seats 12, Harley Bar accommodates 25
Perfect for bachelorette/bachelor parties, or an after party, the Harley Bar is certain to bring out the kid in you. The facilities include private entrance and exit, full conference room, pool table, dance floor, bar, TV, and private theatre for 6. It’s simply a place to have fun!
Front Lawn Gazebo and Drive
Event Hours: 5:00pm - 10:00am
After a ceremony under the Garden Gazebo, your guests can walk a few steps to our beautiful drive for a cocktail hour right next to our estate vineyard.
Pricing incudes accommodations for 20 guests and use of the entire property. Also included is consultation with Basel Cellars, use of eight 60" round tables, and 60 white resin wedding style folding chairs.
Wedding Facility / Event Fee
$35 each guest ( 20 paid estate stay guests will not be charged a facility fee ). Guarantees are due two weeks before date of check-in and will be charged at time of checkout.
Reservations & Payment
Reservations may be made up to 18 months in advance. To reserve a date and time, a signed contract, credit card and 50% deposit are required. Additional 50% of estate rental due 30 days prior to check in. Facility fee and wine charges will be run up at check out and must be paid in full at the time of departure. If there is a balance due to Basel Cellars or a refund due to the client after the event has taken place, Basel Cellars will settle the balance to the credit card on file.
Important things to Note
The tasting room is open to the public from 10am to 5pm, daily - 7 days per week.
A day of wedding planner is REQUIRED for your event. Basel Cellars is happy to refer you to a local planner if you have not hired one.
Setup times are dependent on the areas used for your special event. Please work with out Hospitality Manager to make arangements.
Tear-down must take place promptly at the conclusion of your event and all items provided by an outside vendor or client must be removed no later than the time of check out.
Basel Cellars cannot store and will not be responsible for any materials left behind after the conclusion of your event.
Any wedding parties with more than 150 guests are required to bring additional portable restrooms. We recommend www.regalmobilerestrooms.com
Should you be interested in an earlier start time, please inquire with the Hospitality Manager.
Outside music must be off by 10:00pm
Our hand crafted, award winning wines are all produced under the careful watch of one of Washington's most honored vintners, Dirk Brink, and vineyard manager Ryan Sams.
Only Basel Cellars wines will be available for your event and all wines must be purchased through the Hospitality Manager.
We do not provide beer, champagne, or non-alcoholic beverages, however these beverages can be purchased through your licensed caterer.
No hard alcohol allowed, with exception of a specialty cocktail. (Single one-time fee of $250 for beer and alcohol)
You are responsible for providing a licensed bartender to serve alcohol or Basel Cellars can provide a staff members at $20 per staff member per hour.
We offer all of our wines for events at our current retail pricing. Wine can be pre-purchased for your event at any time after your booking. Prices, vintages, and availability are subject to change without notice.
Wine selection for your event is due no later than two weeks prior to your event.
Wine costs are calculated based on a bottle-by-bottle basis as consumed on the night of the event.
Floral and rental items may be delivered to the winery and set up two hours prior to your event. Should you need more time, please inquire with the hospitality manager.
Smaller items, such as favors and place cards, can be arranged to be delivered prior to this 2 hour time window.
All decorations and personal items must be removed immediately upon the conclusion of your event. We are not responsible for any items left behind.
Basel Cellars does not allow the use of glitter, confetti, silly string, open flame or taper candles. Please review your decoration plan with the hospitality manager.
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