The Hilltop Hacienda Estate: A Versatile Venue in the Santa Cruz Mountains

Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda venue set for a wedding

Bathed in sunlight and surrounded by wide ocean views, our Hilltop Hacienda Estate represents the marriage of Spanish architecture and charm to a true retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains. It’s perfect for your wedding, special party, or corporate meeting because our coordinators will work with you directly to conceptualize your vision and accommodate your needs.

Kennolyn’s packages are conveniently all-inclusive, so the furniture and supplies that you would normally need to rent from an outside vendor are already here for you—lessening your stress and your costs. We are committed to helping you design, set up, decorate, and coordinate your event from start to finish. And we can promise the rare advantage of your event being the only one on site. The venue will be exclusively yours.

There are two ceremony locations at Hilltop Hacienda: an expansive lawn overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and a smaller, more intimate space tucked into one of our most beautiful redwood groves.

Each offers its own unique experience: one grand and luxurious, and the other rustic and picturesque, so it’s best to schedule a visit so that you can experience the magic of each firsthand.

Intimate wedding venue in the redwoods at Kennolyn

courtyard fountain at Kennolyn's Hilltop HaciendaCourtyard at Kennolyn's Hilltop Hacienda venue

Our courtyard welcomes you and your guests with soft trumpet vines along the walls and a serene stone fountain in the center. Our indoor and outdoor spaces are equally adaptable for gathering, dining, meeting, or celebrating. We would love to discuss how your ideas can come to life in this setting.

As you step into the Hacienda’s long room, you’re greeted with a panoramic view of the mountains and the Monterey Bay through windows all around you. Guests can gather and enjoy the warmth of our fireplace lounge, a place of quiet and respite from lively activities.

Hilltop Hacienda venue at nightthe cozy fireplace in the hilltop hacienda's lounge

By night, the terrace is filled, from corner to corner, with light and color. Your celebration can continue long after the sun sets over the water—as outdoor heaters warm the cool mountain air.

Kennolyn's courtyard at Hilltop Hacienda

Let our family host yours. Whatever the event you’re planning, we’d love to connect with you and explore the possibilities. You’re welcome to come visit our venues in person; we’d be more than happy to schedule a tour. You can also reference our Frequently Asked Questions for more details on process, pricing, and customization.