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FAQ

What can I expect at a Saddlerock Gardens Dinner event?

Our guests will enjoy a 5 course meal composed by a guest chef in our outdoor kitchen made from vegetables grown in our organic garden. Arriving guests are welcomed to the farm and shown to the reception area, where they will mingle and enjoy a beverage. We encourage everyone to explore the garden during this time and talk to the gardeners. About an hour into reception, there will be an introductory talk and we will begin. Dinner is service is a combination of family platters and buffet style. One wine will be paired with beginning appetizer dishes and a 2nd wine will be paired with the main entree. There will also be additional non alcoholic, beverage, service throughout the event that can include everything from hot and cold beverages to juices and coffee.

How long are Saddlerock Gardens Events?

Events are typically about 5 hours, start to finish. This includes several hours for socializing and exploring the garden. The Dinner portion is approximately 2 hours.

Can you accommodate persons with dietary restrictions or food allergies?

Saddlerock Gardens dinners are best suited for flexible, adventurous eaters. Dinners are served as a combination of family-style and buffet style. While accommodating certain dietary restrictions is possible, unfortunately we cannot accommodate strict restrictions such as vegan diets, medical diets, or severe food allergies. If you have specific questions about dietary restrictions, please email us at info@saddlerockgardens.org and we can advise you. If you do have a dietary restriction, please be sure to make a note in the appropriate field when purchasing tickets.

Is there wine at Saddlerock Gardens events?

Yes! Ticket prices includes beverages and wine pairings. 

Beverages include, but are not limited to... herbal teas, agua frescas, coffee, juices, sangria and water.

Ticket price includes 1/2 bottle of wine per person allocation. This is approximately 2.5-3 glasses per person. For the safety of our guests, we suggest that you either arrange for a designated driver within your party, or plan for a driving service to get you home safely.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept payment online only. You can use any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard or AMEX) or PayPal. Cash or check orders cannot be processed.

When can I make a reservation?

Complete schedule details for our dinner events are available on our BOOK NOW page.

How do I make a reservation?

Go to the BOOK NOW page. Select the event you would like to attend, input the number of tickets you would like to purchase and proceed to the checkout. When making your reservation, please include all of your contact information (including email address and phone number) so we can communicate with you effectively. After you make your reservation, you will receive a confirmation email from us.

Do you take reservations for larger parties?

Yes we do, however there is no assigned seating. If you have a large party and want to sit together, please let us know when you arrive at the event so that we are able to seat everyone in your party together.

How many people attend the events?

There is an average of 50-100 guests at each event.

What if it rains?

In the event of rain on the day of the event, we will arrange for tenting or an indoor location for the table. Guests will still receive a tour of the farm, so we recommend keeping an eye on the weather and dressing appropriately.

Do you allow well-behaved dogs at the events?

Due to health department regulations, dogs are not allowed at our events. Please leave your pets at home.

When will I receive directions to the farm and other important information about the event?

We send out information once a booking is paid and confirmed. These email confirmations will include directions to the farm, helpful hints on farm attire, information about scheduled chef, and all finalized dinner details. After making a reservation, please make sure to allow emails from info@saddlerockgardens.org in your spam settings, so as not to miss further communication from us.

Will I be able to see a copy of the menu before I arrive at the dinner?

We ask our guest chefs to design the menu in the weeks leading up to the event based on the freshest available ingredients. We want the dinner to be artistic, spontaneous and of the season.

What if I have tickets but I can’t attend the event?

Due to the nature of our events, no refunds will be given for cancellations. However, if you cannot attend the dinner, you are welcome to transfer your tickets to someone else. Please contact us with the new guest’s information at least 24 hours prior to the event or tell the guests using your reservation to give your name at arrival. Transfer of funds for your tickets is your responsibility.

Is there a waitlist for sold out events?

Because tickets are non-refundable, once a dinner is sold out, it is very unlikely that tickets will become available. We do have a waitlist that can be joined once the base allocation of tickets is sold out. This can be found directly on the booking form.

What should I wear to an Saddlerock Gardens event?

Our dinners take place on a working ranch and vineyard. Please dress accordingly. Remember to wear appropriate shoes. It can get cold at night, even after a warm day, so please come prepared with a jacket or blankets to keep you comfortable. We anticipate many beautiful sunsets this coming season and recommend you bring a hat or sunglasses as needed. Guests do tend to dress up a little for our events, however jeans and casual attire are not out of place.

Does Saddlerock Gardens host private events?

Yes, we host private events for different occasions and it is the perfect way to celebrate! From 1000 guests at our larger meadow location to an intimate table for 20 in the vineyards, Saddlerock Gardens can do it all. If you are interested in a private event CLICK HERE!

Any other details I should know?

The Assumption of Risk of damage or injury is your responsibility at these events. We will encounter a variety of terrain and climatic conditions; a description of conditions, and any preparatory recommendations will be detailed in the reminder email you will receive prior to the event. Please contact us with any further questions.