Elegant Events & Fine Dining in Santa Cruz



Elegant Venue

The Hollins House is a historic home built in the 1920’s era with breathtaking views of Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay. Whether you are looking for a wedding venue, a place to throw a party, or a sunny patio to enjoy a delectable dinner, you have come to the right place.

Exquisite Dining

Hollins House Chef, John-Paul Lechtenberg has created a menu using local and seasonal ingredients designed to captivate your palate with every bite. Our gourmet cuisine can be served at your wedding or special event, or enjoyed weekly in the Hollins House dining room.

Five Star Service

We pride ourselves on exceptional service from start to finish. Hollins House waitstaff are always friendly, attentive, and professional. We will go above and beyond to make sure your wedding, special event, or dining experience is special and enjoyable.
Receive a complimentary consultation and Hollins House venue tour! Meet our event team and see for yourself why the Hollins House is the best place in Santa Cruz to say “I do.”

Great Santa Cruz restaurant at the Pasatiempo Golf Course with views of the ninth fairway and the ocean. The Chef JP is inventive and the creative dishes delicious. During the summer there is Tapas Tuesday featuring an array of wonderful and unique tapas. Live music also featured on the Tapas Tuesday nights. The staff is wonderful. They are friendly and professional.

Mark L. | Yelp

This place has all the ambience of old Santa Cruz with views of the entire bay. The food is always top notch with chef John Paul’s newest creations. They have an extensive wine list with very boutique and hard to find labels. Truly a gem! You would be hard pressed to find a better place to have dinner in Santa Cruz county.

Stephanie B. | Yelp

We attended a wedding tonight and it was so amazing. Beautiful views of monterey bay, a welcome reception in the front where we arrived and then a beautiful ceremony overlooking the ocean on a perfect lawn. The staff was super professional and the bar was top notch. Dinner was good and Vanessa at the bar inside was a great part of our night.

Clara S. | Yelp

We we to Tapas Tuesday yesterday and had the best dinner. The small plates makes it easy to sample many entrees. Tender New York steak, moist and delicious Octopus, creamy Avocado Toast and so much more. Excellent food, service and awesome views of Santa Cruz.

Judy N. | Yelp

Such an amazing place to eat! The chef puts so much effort into every meal! The presentation is outstanding! The food is to die for! Local organic ingredients! There is a garden just outside the restaurant doors where the chef picks out garnishes for his dishes. Hand made pasta daily! The staff is incredibly friendly and attentive. The views are stunning. I always look forward to dinner at Hollins House! Keep up the great work and I can not wait to come back!

Jennifer C. | Facebook

A hidden gem, the Hollins House restaurant is the best place in Santa Cruz for a delicious meal in an intimate space. With views overlooking Pasatiempo Golf Course and Monterey Bay, you are certain to have the perfect evening dining with us.