Frequently Asked Questions
How many guests can Aterno Estate & Vineyard accommodate for events?
We can accommodate events up to 100 guests.
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.
Can I add additional nights to the vacation rental homes?
Absolutely! We would love for you to spend the week 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 event weekend will be like. Please let our Estate Manager know you are interested in adding any additional nights.
What is included in our event package?
2 or 3 nights stay for up to 16 in our two luxury vacation homes on-site
Use of the estate and it's spaces for your private event
Ample guest parking
Guest restrooms located inside The Tuscan Villa
On-site prep kitchen for catering
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 event 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 event weekend. We do not charge any amount to your card unless damages are incurred during your stay.
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 an event planner or day-of coordinator to help your event 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 event 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 event?
We allow your rental companies to deliver your event rentals upon your check-in to Aterno Estate & Vineyard and anytime after leading up to your event. 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!