It might be the wine talking, but we think there’s no better place on Earth than Napa Valley. The region boasts some of the country’s most delicious wineries and most spectacular natural beauty. Accordingly, it’s one of California’s top wedding destinations. If you’ve chosen Napa as your wedding locale, you have tons of amazing venues to choose from. From luxury inns to a historic dinner train, we’ve gathered up some of the most stellar Napa wedding venues.
The River Terrace Inn is a luxurious Napa hotel that is well-equipped for your wedding. Treat yourselves and your wedding guests to breathtaking views of the Napa Valley’s rolling hills, picturesque vineyards, all nested alongside the Napa River. The venue features exceptional service, and both indoor and outdoor sites to suit your needs.
Typical cost: Starting at $3,995 for “petite” weddings
Bonus: Don’t have time to make it out for a visit? Check out this 360 degree tour of their wedding venues.
It wouldn’t be a list of top Napa Valley wedding venues without Silverado Resort and Spa. Silverado is well known for their excellent service, providing personal attention and executing every detail of your personalized event. They are also more than willing to help you extend your event, and will accommodate your welcome reception, rehearsal dinner, and morning-after brunch all on-site. Choose from three magical outdoor wedding ceremony venues, then continue the party in one of their stylish indoor ballrooms.
Typical cost: $20,000 – $30,000
Bonus: Channel your inner Tiger at one of Silverado Resort’s two PGA Championship golf courses.
For a wedding that tastes as good as it looks, it doesn’t get better than the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In addition to top-of-the-line dining, their gorgeous wedding venue, The Greystone at St. Helena, features breathtaking views of vineyards and the Napa River. At CIA, together with their seasoned event team, you can pull off the perfect wine country wedding.
Typical cost: Starting at around $25,000
Bonus: The CIA has just opened a second fabulous venue, the CIA at Copia in downtown Napa.
The diverse beauty of Napa Valley makes it hard to choose just one backdrop for your wedding. So, we say, why choose at all? For a unique wedding experience with an ever-changing landscape, hop on the Napa Valley Wine Train. First, select your ceremony and reception sites from over ten glamorous and historic rail cars. Then, savor some of the regions best food and wine while you and your guests snake through 18 miles of countryside.
Typical cost: Dining journeys are typically $146–$292 per person, but special event prices vary. Contact the wine train folks for an estimate.
Bonus: Come for the 100-year-old rail cars, stay for the culinary experience. Executive Chef Donald Young and his staff will dazzle you and your guests with an unforgettable gourmet meal crafted with fresh and local ingredients.
If you’re looking for paradise, look no further. Located on 157-acres of insanely lush private canyon in northern Napa Valley, the Calistoga Ranch is what dream weddings are made of. The resort offers three distinct wedding venues with indoor and outdoor options available, and enough amenities to make your mouth water.
Typical cost: Average base cost of $50,000 for a 125-person wedding
Bonus: If you can’t book Calistoga for your wedding, consider it for your honeymoon! Their lavish accommodations, luxury services, and magical setting will keep you and bae floating on that post-wedding high well into the first year.