Favorite Winery Wedding Venues in California

October 19, 2021


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There’s just something so totally romantic about a winery wedding! And here in wine-country, we have some of the best in the US. Winery and vineyard wedding venues give off such a classic, elegant and rustic charm with a hint of fairytale! Here are some of the most stunning winery venues to make all your wedding dreams come true.

Sunstone Winery, Santa Ynez Valley

Photo from Sunstone’s website

Sunstone Winery is a family owned winery dating back to 1989. It is believed that Sunstone is now the oldest, continuously organically grown vineyard in Santa Barbara County. Their castle-like architecture and gorgeous views of the sunset make for a picture-perfect location for a wedding day, no matter what time of year.

Carneros Resort & Spa, Napa CA

Photo from Carneros’ website

Carneros Resort & Spa is the perfect venue for a modern couple who still wants to romantic views a vineyard has to offer. With 2,400 square feet of event space, 9 unique indoor and outdoor venues, the capacity to hold up to 300 guests and the ability to rent out the entire resort… this luxury wedding venue needs to be on your “must-tour list!”

Charles Krug Winery, St. Helena, Ca

Photo from Charles Krug’s website

At Charles Krug Winery, elegance meets heritage in the heart of Napa Valley. This breathtaking estate was founded in 1861 and named one of the “Best winery wedding venues in Napa Valley” by Food & Wine magazine. Can’t you just imagine yourself saying “I do” to your best friend in this stunning location?! Count me in!

Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley CA

Photo from Holman Ranch’s website

Holman Ranch is elegant and sophisticated, yet charming and cozy. Imagine wine tasting in stunning vineyards, exchanging vows among the rolling hills, and enjoying 400 acres all to yourselves. That’s what a wedding weekend at Holman Ranch is like. The focal point of the property is its recently restored 1928 Carmel Stone Hacienda. This magical estate sits atop a grassy hill and offers breathtaking views of the Santa Lucia Mountains.

Meritage Resort And Spa, Napa CA

Photo from the Meritage Resort’s website

With sweeping views of Napa Valley from their hillside vineyard setting, Meritage Resort and Spa offers a luxurious blend of beauty, tranquility, and warm Wine Country Hospitality for your special day. Along with the help of their staff, you’ll be able to create a Napa vineyard wedding experience that combines your unique wishes with authentic Wine Country ambiance.

The Estate Yountville

Photo by Richard Wood Photo taken from The Estate’s website

The Estate Yountville is a stunning space offering a rich backdrop for Napa Valley weddings. They offer 55,899 square feet of wedding space, a catering team specializing in full culinary experiences, a dedicated onsite audiovisual team, planning assistance for off-site wedding party outings, recreational activities and local tours, as well as group rates for your guests that choose to stay at the hotel. This spectacular venue is one you should reach out to, for sure!

SSS Ranch Napa, Calistoga CA

Photo by Gabriel Harber Photography from the Ranch’s website

Triple S Ranch is the ideal setting for the wine country wedding of your dreams, not only because of its stunning natural beauty and historic architecture, but also due to the incredible experience they provide. This 20-acre private estate can sleep up to 60 of your closest friends and family while the rest of your guests enjoy glamping on the property or stay in any of the many excellent hotels in Calistoga, only four miles away. Plan a weekend full of events here for your special day!

Nella Terra Cellars, Sunol CA

Photo by Ashley Carlascio Photography

Nella Terra Cellars is nestled in the rolling hills of San Francisco’s East Bay, surrounded by vineyards and lush landscaping. Easily accessible from the 680 freeway yet you feel worlds away once you’ve arrived. Hosting your event at Nella Terra gives your guests a unique San Francisco Bay Area experience they will be sure to talk about for years to come.

If you’re looking to plan a wedding at a winery here in wine-country, I truly hope you found this blog post helpful! If so, chances are you’d love to check out my Wedding Planning Checklist! As a recent bride myself, I know how busy wedding planning can be and I wanted to help take some stress off of you while planning your big day! So I put together a checklist with monthly to-dos for you to follow to ensure you don’t miss anything!

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