22420 Santa Cruz Highway, Los Gatos  |  408.353.5311

Basic Visitors Rules


Enjoying Nestldown

Out of respect for our gardens and facilities, team and the host of your event, please be respectful of the rules and etiquette listed below to avoid unnecessary charges to the host’ security deposit. We are sorry but we do charge when guests or visitors breaks these rules as they affect our property, team and our use permit.

Some rules are by our decision; however, many are requirements of our County Operational Permit. We thank you in advance for respecting these rules, our site, our customers’ investment and our team.

  • Very Strict No Drone Policy
  • Stay on the walking paths and out of the flower beds.
  • Avoid treading on plants or grasses (other than on the Main Lawn and Foxglove Meadow). Specifically, the No mow grass by the train tracks – it is delicate.
  • Please do not pick flowers or fruit.
  • Do not urinate outside of the Restroom (yes, this happens…)
  • If liquor is being provided at the event, no shots, neat pours or on the rocks. Please manage your consumption in a way that allows for a clean event and safe departure (ie. no vomiting {biohazard], drinking and driving).
  • No outside alcohol including flasks, handles, pocket shots, trunk bars, etc. Do not take alcohol from the bar, it must be served by the hired Catering Staff/Bar.
  • All smoking must be contained in the designated smoking area across from the Barn, including cigarettes, cannabis, vapes, etc. (the parking lot is not a smoking area). Especially given the current drought and Wildfires, we take this very seriously and there will be deductions.
  • Parents are responsible to be with and supervising their children at all times – supervising for safety and to protect the integrity of the site
  • Shoes must be worn at all times.
  • No Balloons
  • Please don’t empty your drinks or ice in the gardens. Please use a designated trash can or give to the hired Catering staff.
  • Only service animals are permitted. Wedding couples may bring their animal with event contract and manager approval. Guests may not bring their animals.
  • Berating, yelling, becoming physical with, using expletives towards or about the Nestldown team at events will result in a violation of the Civility Clause in the Customer’s Contract and a charge – you may also be asked to leave. If you are not part of an event, you will be asked to leave immediately. Please show us the Respect you expect as our team works to ensure you have a great visit.

We are pleased to share our beautiful property with you, and we hope you enjoy your time here as an invited guest or as a participant in a booked tour.

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