A brand new venue, with great future potential, has just come to the attention of the Venue Vixens! We’re excited about this country estate located in Dixon, California, just 30 minutes from downtown Sacramento. Zenith Villa is listed on VRBO and Airbnb (their website is being developed). The 4,000 square foot interior of the home is inviting with an open-concept floor plan and can accommodate party gatherings of 50 people. An in-house sound system is very convenient and the massive central stone fireplace is a great feature. Photo ops, anyone? There are 7 bedrooms that can sleep 16 guests and 4 1/2 nicely appointed bathrooms. The location of Zenith Villa is convenient as it’s close to I-80, in a serene farmland setting, and makes a perfect spot for family gatherings, parties, showers, bridal party “pajama nights,” a yoga retreat – perhaps even team building opportunities!

The private villa is on an 11-acre parcel, with views of the coastal range, equestrian pastures, crops and farmland. The property landscaping is still in progress and it was exciting to hear the owner’s vision with future plans. Privacy hedges have been planted, grapevines wrap a bordering fence line, and the newly added prominent front-of-the-villa Pottery World Mediterranean-style fountain makes for wonderful entry and another spot for photo ops.

An outdoor wedding ceremony for up to 250 guests can be set up with seating on the lawn and the bridal party utilizing a cement decking space (no heels sinking into the lawn!). This same area can be used as the dance floor for under-the-stars frivolity. A paved entry walkway is designed for the wedding processional. Guest seating for dinner can also be set up on an adjacent lawn area, open-air, with great views of the surrounding countryside. Fun fact: Zenith Villa has fire tables for evening ambience!  Inside the house, just steps away from the guest seating, is a long galley catering prep area which is extremely helpful to your caterer.

As an alternative to the open-air lawn space, there is also a wonderful fully covered multi-use barn/shelter just a few yards away from the ceremony spot. The barn provides shade and has open beams (great for hanging lanterns, florals or fabric draping), and sits on a cement slab, so tables can be set up for dinner with dancing all within the roofline. Market lights strung across the ceiling beams would give a lovely romantic feel.

The combination of elegance with the rural life is a great concept. Zenith Villa has gold and silver chivari chairs in-house for convenient rental, several table size combinations and with the rental of the estate, having the full day before the event to set up is a bonus! The renter can take their time for the details and planning, plus you can make arrangements for the venue to handle the tear down! Remember to consider those awesome fire tables. Future plans for a charging station for electric cars, a large parking area, plus a swim tank and hot tub are in the works. Additions and improvements are on the drawing board.  Suggestion… rent the villa for TWO nights to fully enjoy the surroundings!

~ Vixen Lora