Just as our wine tells the story of this land, events at Famous Fossil tell your story and reflect your personality and entertaining vision. Meticulously restored and remodeled as an events center, the 1930s corn crib on the Famous Fossil Winery estate is ready for intimate, pastoral ceremonies, receptions and private gatherings.. The Crib and its adjoining shelter offer a beautiful view of the vineyard, a meandering stream and a charming bridge.
What You Can Expect
The Crib and Shelter seats up to 130 theatre style or 100 at tables. Rental of The Crib and Shelter includes up to 10 banquet tables and 10 cafe tables and up to 130 chairs in the Shelter, up to 10 hours with Famous Fossil Wedding Coordinator, attendance by 2 bartenders at your event and use of large and small oak wine barrels for decoration. Special menus and catering are available. Your event will naturally include Famous Fossil wines and can be accented with delicious local foods and craft beers.
Rehearsal Dinners start at $21.95/person plus wine and beer and gratuity. Or if you choose to have your dinner catered, you may rent our Winery, which includes our tasting room, the deck and our Oak Barrel Room, for $300 plus wine and beer and gratuity after 5:00 p.m. for up to 4 hours.
Ceremony Rental is for up to 4 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Up to 50 people: $1,000 51 to 130 people $1,500.
Receptions Rental is for up to 6 hours 10:00 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Up to 50 people $2,000 51 to 130 people $2,500
Ceremony and Reception Rental is for up to 10 hours from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.: Up to 50 people $2,500 51 to 130 people $3,000
We want you to enjoy the very special setting that is Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery. Contact Sarah Thies, Famous Fossil Wedding Coordinator at 815-563-4665 or to learn more.