Frequently Asked Questions
When can I visit the property?
Tours of the property are by appointment only. Because we offer exclusive access to our guests during their reserved time, we do not tour the property while wedding guests are checked into the property, out of respect for their privacy here at Aterno Estate & Vineyard. You can request a tour appointment here.
How many guests do the on-site homes sleep?
The Tuscan Villa has 4 bedrooms and one pull-out couch and sleeps 10, and The Guest House has 2 bedrooms and one pull-out couch and sleeps 6 for a total of 16 guests.
How many guests can Aterno Estate & Vineyard accommodate for events?
We can accommodate events up to 100 guests.
Can I add additional nights to the vacation rental homes?
Absolutely! We would love for you to spend the week of your wedding with us and partake in the unique wine country experience that we offer. Enjoy the Central Coast, explore the property, and get an authentic feel of what your Wedding Weekend will be like. Please let our Estate Manager know you are interested and a special rate will be available to you as our wedding guest.
Can we host other events on the property?
Your wedding package includes use of the estate and it's spaces for the duration of your stay. We welcome you to host your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and even a send-off brunch during your time with us. Please inform us of your full weekend itinery prior to your stay so we can plan accordingly to accommodate you in the best way possible.
What is included in our wedding package?
2 or 3 nights stay for up to 16 in our two luxury vacation homes on-site
Use of the estate for your rehearsal and rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception and even a send-off brunch if you choose
Ample guest parking
Guest restrooms located inside The Tuscan Villa
On-site prep kitchen for catering
Engagement photo session by your photographer (please schedule in advance)
BYO wine & spirits with no corkage fee
Is their a noise curfew?
Aterno Estate & Vineyard is subject to the San Luis Obispo County sound ordinance which requires all outdoor amplified sound, including DJ and live music, to be off by 10:00 pm. This rule applies to the homes on property as well. We recommend that your formal wedding day come to an end at 10:00 pm, with a small casual after party to follow at one of the homes on property.
Is a security deposit required?
We do require a credit card preauthorization for a 50% security deposit upon arrival for your wedding weekend. We do not charge any amount to your card unless damages are incurred during your stay.
What insurance do we need to provide?
A day-of liability insurance is required, naming Aterno Estate & Vineyard as additionally insured. Often this can be obtained through your home owner's policy. Policies are also available through Cover My Events or Wed Safe. Generally, this cost is between $150 to $300. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Can I bring my pet?
Pets are allowed in the guest homes for an additional non-refundable pet deposit per pet for each home that the pet is in. All pets must be approved in advance. Please note: In the interest of your pet’s safety, we do require that they be on leash at all times, directly supervised (ie. not tied up somewhere) and cleaned up after. Please keep in mind this is a working vineyard with operating machinery.
Can my guests leave their cars overnight at the estate?
Cars may be left overnight in designated parking areas, but must be moved by check-out time the following morning. Any vehicles left past this time will be towed at the owners expense.
May I serve hard alcohol and bring my own wine?
You may supply your own alcohol! Any beer, wine and liquor must be served by a licensed bartender and/or caterer. We ask that last call occur at least 30 minutes before the scheduled end of the event for safety and liability purposes.
Coordinator, caterer and other vendor requirements?
While we do not require one, we highly suggest a wedding planner or day-of coordinator to help your day run as smoothly and stress free as possible, and make best use of the spaces that we have available.
In addition, all vendors must name Aterno Estate & Vineyard as additionally insured on their insurance policy prior to your wedding weekend, for the date of your event.
What is the smoking policy?
This is a no smoking property. There is absolutely no smoking in any of the buildings on property. If you know you have guests that smoke, we will work with you on setting up a designated, outdoor smoking area. Please ask us about the designation of an approved outdoor smoking area.
The violation of this policy in any of our buildings or in a non-approved designated smoking area jeapordizes the return of your security deposit following your event. It is your responsibility to inform guests of this policy.
When can I set up for my wedding?
We allow your rental companies to deliver your event rentals upon your check-in to Aterno Estate & Vineyard and anytime after leading up to wedding day. You will have access to the event spaces upon your check-in and have the ability to set up any decor at that time.
All items (personal, rental, decor, tables, chairs, etc.) must be taken down prior to your departure. In addition to this, we do not allow any equipment whatsoever to remain on any of our lawn areas overnight - we love our lawns and work incredibly hard to keep them in perfect condition for event purposes. This includes chairs, tables, arches, trailers, and any other equipment or decor.
What is nearby?
One of the best things about the estate is our prime location in Central Coast wine country, and our proximity to many quaint towns and attractions nearby. We are just a 30 minute beautiful drive from the San Luis Obispo Airport, 40 minutes from the beaches (Avila, Shell & Pismo), 20 minutes to downtown San Luis Obispo, 10 minutes to the charming town of Templeton and 15 minutes to historic Paso Robles. We are also surrounded by numerous world class wineries for you to enjoy!