Weddings & EVENTS at Casa Rondena Winery
Casa Rondeña Winery is a one-of-a-kind wedding and event venue located in Albuquerque's North Valley. The spiritual and calm feeling, the manicured lawns, and the romanticism of a fully-operational winery will make your wedding one to be remembered for many years. Casa Rondeña Winery offers three event spaces in a unique setting surrounded by cottonwoods, our lush vineyards, a beautiful pond and flowing fountains. We invite you to experience the charm and serenity of the oldest wine-producing region in America. A picturesque environment, classic architecture, fine hand-crafted wines, attention to detail and commitment to service are just part of what we offer at Casa Rondeña Winery. We invite you to share the experience.
At Casa Rondeña our specialty is creating customized wedding packages for each of our clients. The experience starts with a visit and tour of our property, a no-obligation consultation to find out exactly what your vision is, followed by our suggestions for time, structure and price. We want to make sure that we provide you with the highest level of customer service and the clearest information.
Casa Rondeña has three event spaces: the Great Hall, the Rotunda, and the 1629 Club. As a working winery the barrels, casks and winemaking equipment add to the charm of hosting your special event at Casa Rondeña. All three areas are suited for ceremonies and receptions, and include indoor and outdoor space.
The Great Hall
The Great Hall is the original Casa Rondeña Winery fermenting room. Modeled after a Moroccan souk with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling, it is our largest indoor space on the property. To the east of the Great Hall is the Great Hall Garden. This picturesque outdoor space includes a lawn and patio area nestled between our grape vines and pond.
This octagonal room hosts a stunning domed ceiling and ornate tile work reminiscent of architecture Mr. Calvin has experienced overseas. Connected to the Rotunda is the Barrel Room. This unique space is where our award-winning wines age in large oak barrels. The aroma of wine and oak fills the room and gives your guests an authentic Casa Rondeña experience. Just outside the Rotunda and Barrel Room lies the Founder's Garden, a quaint outdoor space accented with Middle Eastern style archways and a fountain centerpiece.
The 1629 Club
Located at the back of the property, The 1629 Club originated as the founder's private residence. This beautiful home has now been transformed into our member's club. The first floor hosts ample lounge seating as well as a dining room surrounded by striking views of the winery. The meticulous details created in the architecture of the building make for a warm and inviting space for your guests to socialize. Situated to the west of the club is the 1629 Lawn where you can host your ceremony and reception in the comfort of Mr. Calvin's old backyard. Your friends and family will relax and enjoy the celebration in our large covered patio overlooking our pond.
These items can be added to your base rental fee to create a package unique to your wedding. Each addition to your package will be at a discounted rate.
Spend an unforgettable evening with your closest friends and family in the most beautiful venue in Albuquerque. Set up a family style table through the Barrel Room, or serve heavy hors d'oeuvres and lounge in the 1629 Club.
Private Tour & Tasting
Treat your friends and family to a personal tour of our beautiful property, followed by a private tasting of our award-winning wines. Entertain out of town guests, show off your wedding venue, and enjoy a relaxing day at the winery.
Engagement Photography Session
Casa Rondeña's picturesque grounds are the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos. Bring your own photographer and capture this special time for years to come.
Bridal Suites and Groom's Rooms
Casa Rondeña has several spaces for bridal suites and Groom's Rooms throughout the property. Come early in the day and take time to get ready and relax before your wedding begins. (Use of these spaces 1 ½ hours before your wedding begins is included in the base rental fee). Important Information
Below is a list of the amenities that are provided in the base rental fee by Casa Rondeña.
- Set up, Tear down, and Cleaning
- On-site Management/ Day of Coordination
- 1 Wine Server
- Wine Glasses
- 1 Parking Attendant
- 1.5 Hours in the bridal suite and groom's room before the ceremony start time
- Wedding photography throughout the property for the bride and groom with their photographer on the day of the wedding
Tables and chairs that are on the property. (Any additional tables and chairs that need to be hired out will be an additional charge)
- 100 White resin chairs
- 7, 72" Round tables (each seat 10 guests comfortably)
- Assorted 6' and 8' rectangular tables
Casa Rondeña does not have in-house catering. You are welcome to bring in any fully licensed caterer. If the caterer you like has never worked with Casa Rondeña before, we request that they schedule an appointment to see the facilities they will be working out of. Here are some of our recommended caterers:
- Blue Plate Special 505.255.2583
- City Treats 505.238.5316
- Slate Street Café 505.243.2210
- Albuquerque Catering Company 505.299.3999
Casa Rondeña does not provide any decorations other than what is already on the property. You are welcome to create your own decorations including centerpieces, flowers, lighting, etc... You can then drop them off to the winery for our staff to set up on the day of your wedding. Decorations including floating candles and flowers, luminarias, sparklers, and outdoor grade white lights on tree trunks and outdoor columns are permissible. Casa Rondeña can recycle our empty wine bottles and corks for you to use as decorations. Please bring a large rubber bin for us to collect these items in.
Casa Rondeña is located within The Village of Los Ranchos and there are strict regulations within the village that we must abide by. One of those regulations is the noise level. Any amplified music (D.J.s, Bands, etc...) must be housed inside to keep the sound fewer than 54 decibels at our property lines. Any musicians (string quartet, harp, guitar, etc...) can be outside for your ceremony and/ or reception as long as they are not amplified.
Hours of Operation
The Village of Los Ranchos governs our hours of operation. Because we are located in a residential area, all private events must be shut down by 10:00pm as a courtesy to our neighbors.
Because Casa Rondeña is a winery and produces alcohol on the property, we are not allowed to serve beer, hard liquor, other wines, or champagne. The liquor laws only permit us to serve the Casa Rondeña Wines that we sell on the property. There are several different ways that we can set up your wine bar. You can purchase cases of wine, pay by the bottle, or offer a cash/ credit bar. We also make batches of sangria that you can purchase and are in the works of making a wine cocktail menu to give you and your guests more variety. **Wine club members receive additional wine and rental fee discounts**
Casa Rondeña has very limited parking accommodations. Your event will have up to 45 parking spaces available to you and your guests. The number of spaces you receive is determined by what is happening on the property on the day of your event. Additional parking is provided at Taft Middle School and a shuttle is required to bring your guests to and from the winery. Please note that Casa Rondeña does not provide a shuttle service and you are responsible for hiring/ providing someone for that service. There are several shuttling options that can be discussed.
Booking Your Date
To secure your desired date Casa Rondeña needs two things, a $1,000.00 booking deposit and a signed contract. The $1,000.00 booking deposit consists of a $500.00 security deposit and a $500.00 rental deposit. The $500.00 security deposit is held for any potential damages to the property during your event. If no damages are incurred, then the $500.00 will be refunded back to you within one week after the wedding. The $500.00 rental deposit goes towards the balance of the rental fee. Cancellations less than 60 days before the scheduled event forfeit their $500.00 rental deposit.
- Any discounts or promotions must be pre-approved
- Additional costs you might have from Casa Rondeña are:
- Los Ranchos Sales Tax (7.0625%)
- Additional Party Rentals (Linens, chairs, tables, etc...)
- Wine Purchases
- Shuttle Rentals
- Event Staff Gratuity
For additional information or to schedule a tour please contact:
Events Marketing Director
**Consultations and tours are by appointment only**