Say I Do in Wine Country

Whether it’s the amazing sunshine, the stunning views, the world renowned grapes and cuisine or the thought of a fabulous annual anniversary getaway in the Wine Country, know that you can’t go wrong with deciding to get married in Wine Country paradise. You can choose from romantic vineyard settings, majestic hilltops overlooking the valley, or gorgeous coastal beauty. With a bit of creativity and planning, you can take advantage of everything Wine Country has to offer to create an amazingly beautiful wedding event.

Sonoma County

Whether it’s the amazing sunshine, the stunning views, the world-renown grapes and cuisine, or the thought of a fabulous annual anniversary getaway in Wine Country, you can’t go wrong with deciding to get married in Wine Country paradise. Choose from romantic vineyard settings, majestic hilltops overlooking the valley or breathtaking coastal beauty. These are a few of our favorite wine country wedding venues.

 

Gloria Ferrer Caves and Vineyards

A love story in the making at a winery inspired by love.

Couples can exchange vows under a grapevine-covered Spanish arbor, overlooking stunning views of Carneros. Newlyweds can greet their guests on the Vista Terrace, with Spanish-inspired architecture reminiscent of the Ferrer family’s 11th-century Catalonian farmhouse in the hills outside Barcelona. Wedding parties can celebrate into the night with a choice of 14 estate varietal and sparkling wines, all of which pair famously with a diverse variety of elegant cuisine provided by the winery’s chefs and caterers.

The exclusive use of Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards ensures that every detail of your special occasion will be perfect. Weddings can be held in the evenings, accommodating up to 120 guests.

With indoor and outdoor venues available Gloria Ferrer is the ideal location for all of your wedding needs year round. They can also host your engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding weekend brunch, and private tour for your out of town guests. 23555 Hwy 121, Sonoma. 707.933.1931 •www.gloriaferrer.com/winery-weddings

Runningwood Estate
A Private Estate in Sonoma available for weddings and events. Located just minutes from the Town Square in Sonoma, the private, gated drive leads you through more than ten acres tucked away in the heart of wine country. Surrounded by outstanding wineries, the Estate boasts stunning views, and is only a short drive from Napa Valley.

The Runningwood Estate house was completed in ’94 and has since entertained an exclusive group of elite guests such as Warner Brothers premier stars, high profile wedding ceremonies, and fundraising events.

Weddings must be approved beforehand as the property may require additional, advanced preparations for your event. The flag stone patio near the entrance of the house is available for entertaining a small gathering between the trellis and the lions head fountain. To the rear of the house, the impressive views of the pool deck, as well as the upper and lower pool patios and expansive flag stone patio create the perfect setting for larger gatherings. Also available is a flattened lot adjacent to the estate. The property is best suited for weddings up to 100 guests. •www.runningwood.org

Madrona Manor
The Manor offers the perfect setting for an elegant garden wedding. This eight acre hilltop estate among enchanting gardens and wooded areas overlooks the Dry Creek Valley. Guests are captivated by a grand estate setting combined with friendly, warm service and a sense of rich romantic history. Originally built for a successful San Francisco banker in 1881, over the last 127 years the historic estate has perfected the art of entertaining guests from around the world in quaint wine country style. Specializing in grand parties, the gardens and grounds of the Mansion have been thoughtfully woven together to provide various different indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and entertainment locations and can easily accommodate both the small, intimate party as well as weddings with a guest list up to 150. 1001 Westside Road, Healdsburg. 707-433-1542 x111 •www.madronamanor.com

Flying Cloud Farm
Flying Cloud Farm is a private wine country wedding and reception site tucked into the rolling hills of Sonoma Mountain available to select wedding couples each wedding season. Voted best place to have a wedding in Petaluma for its stunning mountain and vineyard views and breathtaking sunsets. Flying Cloud has ideal indoor and outdoor wedding ceremony and reception locations and a gorgeous column-lined barrel room opening out to blossoming gardens and picture perfect views. Owners Jim and Jeanette Bell have over 20 years experience managing and coordinating weddings at their private wine country venue in Petaluma, and offer with every wedding package comprehensive day-of wedding coordination services as well as a scheduled pre-wedding organizational meeting. 707.765.2439  •www.flyingcloudfarm.com 

Auberge du Soleil
Set amidst the verdant vines of the Napa Valley, Auberge offers a romantic private event space for up to 120 guests, complemented by a panoramic terrace for ceremonies and receptions. This is a unique wedding location, recognized for its romantic ambiance, breathtaking view, five star service, and exceptional cuisine. 180 Rutherford Hill Rd.  Napa Valley (707) 963-1211. •www.aubergedusoleil.com

Silverado Resort and Spa
Set amidst wine country foothills, Majestic oaks, flowering gardens and star studded evening skies, Silverado Resort provides a breathtaking backdrop for the most romantic day of your life. Their wedding professionals will attend to every detail, creating a day you will treasure forever. A breathtaking wedding venue. (707) 257-5469  1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa  weddings. •silveradoresort.com

Farmstead @ Long Meadow Ranch
Nestled in the heart of quaint St. Helena, our property lends itself to a rustic, elegant and most importantly, unforgettable event. Inspired by everything that Long Meadow Ranch has to offer, from organic produce to grass-fed beef, they are the quintessential farm-to-table experience. Offering space for up to 300, features Banquet/Reception Hall, Mansion/Historic Site, Restaurant and a Botanic Garden/Park. 738 Main Street, St. Helena.  (707) 963-4555  •www.longmeadowranch.com/visit/weddings

Christian Brothers Retreat and Conference Center at Mont La Salle
A little piece of heaven on earth, Mont La Salle Chapel is the perfect site to pledge your love! Follow with an elegant reception that will be a treasured memory of family and friends. 16 guestrooms, full-service catering and on-site coordination. 4401 Redwood Road, Napa.  (707) 252-3899 •www.christianbrosretreat.com