Dinner FAQ’s

What can I expect at a Saddlerock Gardens Dinner event?

Guests will enjoy a 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 glass of wine. We encourage everyone to explore the garden during this time. About an hour into reception, there will be an introductory talk and we will begin. Dinner service is a combination of family platters and buffet style. Semler Estate and Saddlerock wine will be paired through out the dinner. There will also be additional non alcoholic, beverages served throughout the event that can include everything from hot and cold beverages to juices and coffee.

How long is the dinner?

Dinners are typically about 4.5 hours, start to finish. This includes reception, exploring the garden and the dinner itself. 5pm -

5:30pm - 6:00pm: Arrival - Reception and appetizers (You may arrive anytime between this time, but we recommend no later than 5:30pm.

6:00pm - Guests are seated and dinner starts with first course.

7:45pm - Dessert is served and dinner wraps up between 8:30 and 9pm.

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 and we can advise you.

Is wine served with dinner?

Yes! Ticket prices includes non alcoholic beverages and wine paired with dinner. Additional wine is not available for purchase because we simply will have you covered with the perfect pairings with dinner!

Non alcoholic beverages include, but are not limited to... herbal teas, agua frescas, coffee, juices and water.

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?

There is no assigned seating. If you have a large party and want to sit together, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance of event so that we are able to seat everyone in your party together. Please email us at or email us at (818) 497-2206.

How many people attend the events?

There is an average of 80 - 120 guests at each event.

What if it rains?

In the event the weather is not amicable for hosting a dinner we will notify you in advance and at that time if we feel it necessary to completely cancel we will offer the option to refund or reschedule your dinner to another day.

Do you allow dogs?

Due to health department regulations, dogs are not allowed at our events.

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

We send out an order confirmation email once a booking is paid and confirmed. 1 week before the event we will send out a reminder email and 1 day before the event we will send out final details, which includes directions to the dinner and other helpful hints such as attire, information about scheduled chef, and all other finalized dinner details. After making a reservation, please make sure to allow emails from 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. Therefore we do not send out menus in advance. 

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

We allow full refunds if given 48 hours notice. You may also transfer your tickets to someone else or reschedule to another date.

What should I wear?

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.