22420 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos  |  408.353.5311


clients & vendors

Frequently Asked Questions

We are pleased to welcome you to our site. Below we have included a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn’t on this list, don’t hesitate to drop us a note. For questions specific to vendors, please get in touch with Diana Beck Einfalt.

  • Is there parking available onsite?

    We do have 66 parking spaces available in our main parking lot.

  • Is the venue (wheelchair) accessible?

    We are fully ADA accessible. With that being said, our entire site is not fully paved (some graveled & lawn areas). Each event includes a 5-passenger golf-cart that can either help transport a guest or help guide an ADA vehicle to locations on site so they can be part of the entire event! Our barn and restrooms are ADA accessible and we are always happy to discuss specifics with either the guest or the client to ensure all feel welcome and comfortable!

  • Is smoking allowed?

    We do have one smoking patio across from the Barn. This is the one area guests can smoke anything that is legal, and this includes vapes, e-cigarettes, jewels etc. All other areas, including the main parking lot, are not smoking areas. Given the current Wildfire Situation and the California drought, we take this very seriously. If you are attending an event, please use the smoking area so the couple does not get fined. If you are visiting on a tour, please use the area or you may be asked to leave if asked to use the smoking area more than once. We are not trying to be rude but we are trying to avoid another fire.

  • Is there a private space (or restroom?) for nursing mothers?

    We do not have an official private designated space for nursing mothers, but we do have our restrooms that are equipped with seating and electrical outlets that most find suitable. If a mother is looking for something a little more private, our team is happy to find another, more private, accommodation. Both the men’s and women’s restrooms are equipped with Koala Care changing tables as well.

  • Am I allowed to pick flowers or fruit from the trees?

    As tempting as it may be, we ask that you simply admire the gardens, orchards and grounds. Please do NOT pick any flowers or fruit so we can continue to share it with those who visit us each week!

  • Can I bring my dog?

    If you are hosting an event with us, please talk with your Event Manager about having your furry friend on site. If you are a guest, unless your animal is a service animal, we do not allow pets on property due to our animals, garden and wildlife. Please do know, your animal will not be able to be left in your vehicle in the parking lot or parked on the side of Old Santa Cruz Highway. You will be asked to find appropriate accommodations for your animal off-site prior to returning and enjoying the event.

General Rental Questions:
  • Do you rent out the property for smaller events like Birthday Celebrations, Bat/Bar Mitzvahs, Baby Showers?

    We do! Please visit our Events tab and then “Gatherings” for more information and contact!

  • Can we come take prom photos?

    Unfortunately, this is not an option we are providing at this time. 

  • Can we go past midnight?

    As we are in a residential neighborhood and out of respect for those neighbors and Santa Clara County noise ordinances, all music must conclude by 10pm at the latest. 

  • Are food trucks allowed?

    We do allow food trucks on site. What they can do is dependent on the type of event you are hosting. If you plan to host a full event with tables, chairs, a bar, etc., you would need to have one of our approved Caterers also work the event to handle set up, break down, bar service, etc. The food truck can supply food items like appetizers, late night snacks, desserts. 

  • When are the spring flowers in bloom, and when are the fall colors the best?

    Please visit our Garden Blog for more information! Spring Flowers usually start to flourish in Mid-March through May. Around May, we switch to flowers that can weather the summer heat. Fall colors usually start around late October and we tend to see the best color change in the dip of cool weather in those last two weeks of October and first two weeks of November. You can also find photos of past events at nestdown.smugmug.com

  • Is there a place that goes over Visitors Rules for Events

    Yes! Please visit our “Guest” tab and see Visitors Etiquette to see some of the basic rules we have for both general visits as well as those attending Events with us.

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