Forbidden Fruit Orchard

Thank you for your interest in hosting your next event at Forbidden Fruit Orchard. From a rugged, windblown hilltop on the western rim appellation in the now fabled Santa Ynez Valley, Forbidden Fruit Orchard is Sandra Newman’s stunning 100-acre farm.


  • Vineyard Oaks: Designed with wedding ceremonies in mind, the Vineyard Oaks has amphitheater seating, three majestic oaks and a vineyard backdrop.

  • Production Lawn: Our Cocktail Lawn is adjacent to the ranch house and is best suited for your standing cocktail reception or intimate gathering.

  • Vineyard Lawn: The Vineyard Lawn is the perfect setting for your reception. A vine-covered trellis offers a stunning backdrop for your head table or live band. Vineyards, stunning vistas and oak trees surround the 45’ x 80’ lawn to create a natural blank canvas for your Event.

  • The Hilltop: The Hilltop at the Cebada Winery offers breathtaking views of Vineyards and Santa Ynez Mountains. Our manicured circular lawn is an ideal setting for your romantic wedding ceremony or reception. The Hilltop is limited to 3 events per year and is available for an additional fee.

Price: $$$$

Site Fee: $9,000 (up to 150 guests)

Site Fee Includes: Access to Vineyard Oaks, Production Lawn and Vineyard Lawn for 6-hour Event.

The Hilltop Site Fee is an Additional: There is a $3,000 additional site fee for use of the hilltop for your event.

Please inquire about special rates for intimate gatherings, elopements or off-season Events (December-March).


  • Vineyard Oaks: 150 guests

  • Production Lawn: 150 guests

  • Vineyard Lawn: 150 guests

  • The Hilltop: 200 guests

Time Allotment: 10:00 am-10:00 pm (contract is for 6 hours)

Alcohol Policy: Wine Purchased through Cebada Winery.

Music Policy: Amplified allowed.

Decoration Policy: NO sparklers, confetti, glitter, silly string, other non-organic decorations, rice and/or bird seed are permitted. Renting Party must submit a list of proposed decorations for approval at least 30 days prior to the Event. NO LIVE “POTTED” PLANTS PERMITTED ON PROPERTY. Cut floral arrangements are not considered live “potted” plants. No nails, staples, thumbtacks or tape with permanent adhesive may be used on the property surfaces to hang decorations, including walls, trees, bushes, trellis and banisters. Prior approval is needed in order to attach items to the facility's property. If extension cords are used, they must be secured to the ground for safety.

Type of Venue:

  • Ceremony

  • Farm

  • Outdoor

  • Private

  • Ranch

  • Reception

  • Rehearsal Dinner

  • Rustic

  • Santa Ynez

  • Sustainable

  • Vineyard

  • Wine Country

  • Winery


  • Contract

  • Deposit Amount/ Percentage

  • Event Insurance

  • Restrooms

  • Shuttle guests

  • Lighting

  • Rentals

  • Catering

Bridal Dressing Room: Yes

Restrooms: No

Parking: No

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations or changes must be made in writing. Cancellations received 90 or more days prior to Event date will result in a loss of the initial deposit. If cancellation is received 90 or fewer days prior to Event date, full site fee will apply however security deposit will be refunded within 15 days of written notice.

Contact Information:

  • NAME: Soigné Prductions

  • EMAIL:

  • PHONE: 805-448-8028


  • ADDRESS: 4001 Forbidden Fruit Lane | Lompoc | CA | 93436

Photography courtesy of: Michael and Anna Costa