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 schedule an event, contact our hospitality manager Josh Wood
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
5:00pm - 10:00pm
54 guests seated formal or 70 guests casual
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.
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
All wedding ceremonies are to begin anytime after 5pm for privacy logistics as well as to offer you and your guests access to the restrooms from the exterior of building.
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.
Single one time $250 corkage fee is required for all events serving beer, wine & mixed drinks.
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.
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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