Napa Valley Wedding Venues

filed in

The 10 Best Napa Valley Wedding Venues | New for 2023

If you’re thinking about getting married at a Napa Valley wedding venue, well, I envy you. Stunning setting, five-star food, and all the world-class wine you could want? Yes, please!

As an experienced Northern California wedding photographer, I’ve put together a list of the best wedding venues in Napa Valley (plus some in Sonoma and the Bay Area, too).

Happy wedding planning!

A stunning view of the Napa Valley with a vineyard in the foreground and the mountains in the background.

1. SSS Ranch Napa

If you’re looking for a serene setting and a completely custom wedding experience, check out Triple S Ranch

This secluded destination is just four miles from the quaint village of Calistoga, yet its 20-acre perch on the tranquil hillside makes it the best Napa Valley wedding venue for those seeking both privacy and convenience.

Want things done “your way”? No problem. Triple S Ranch allows you to design and customize the wedding of your dreams, whether you want to choose from its list of preferred vendors, hire your own vendors, or even BYOB.

Your wedding package includes the use of the following for three days and two nights:

  • Reception area in the Event Barn and stone patios
  • Ceremony site under a sprawling 175-year-old walnut tree
  • Tables and chairs for up to 150 people
  • Pool area, infinity hot tub, and gym
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Outdoor pizza oven, Argentine BBQ, and stone fireplace
  • All 20 acres of private land

The exclusive property can sleep up to 60 guests in its chic cabins and newly renovated Victorian houses. The rest of your guests can enjoy glamping on-site or stay in downtown Calistoga. Wherever they stay, all your friends and family are sure to have a magical experience at your Triple S Ranch wedding!

 2. Churchill Manor

Churchill Manor is the perfect venue for an intimate wine country wedding. You’ll have the entire 10-bedroom oasis to yourself (and your closest friends and family)!

With indoor and outdoor accommodations for up to 150 wedding guests, Churchill Manor offers several ceremony options, including:

  • The rose gardens by the fountain
  • The spacious covered veranda
  • Fireside amid interior old-growth redwood moldings and columns

All-inclusive packages make Churchill Manor weddings easy, with in-house wedding coordination, exceptional food prep, and even a three-course gourmet breakfast for overnight guests.

If you’re looking for a beautiful Napa Valley wedding venue with a historic yet relaxed vibe, look into Churchill Manor!

A newly married couple stands together and smiles in Napa Valley.

3. Culinary Institute of America

You know the food and wine will be superb. The stunning views are just the cherry on top!

The Culinary Institute of America offers two stunning wedding venues in Napa Valley:

  • The CIA at Greystone, St Helena: This landmark main building (and former monastery) dates back to 1888. Boasting cathedral ceilings and hand-cut stone walls, Greystone offers a classic, historic ambiance for the romantic at heart.
  • The CIA at Copia, Napa: The modern building and grounds of Copia provide more venue options, from the light-filled atrium to the scenic outdoor amphitheater. Located in the heart of Napa’s vibrant downtown, Copia is a convenient choice for the contemporary couple.

Whichever Napa venue you choose, you and your guests will be in great hands with the experienced on-site team at the Culinary Institute of America. (And just think of the compliments you’ll get on the meal!)

A couple on their wedding day share a kiss with Napa Valley in the background.

 4. Charles Krug Winery

Many people searching for Napa Valley wedding venues don’t realize that only five Napa wineries can legally host weddings. Charles Krug is one of them.

Founded in 1861, this legendary estate is an elegant place to tie the knot. With your wedding package, you’ll enjoy use of the guest house as well as three ceremony venues:

  • Carriage House: Built in 1881, this architectural gem features a renovated ballroom and dining room, cathedral ceiling, period chandeliers, and arched doorways overlooking the Great Lawn.
  • Great Lawn: Surrounded by heritage oak trees and Charles Krug’s own vineyards, the Great Lawn is ideal for al fresco weddings both large and small.
  • Redwood Cellar: Recently renovated and featured in Architectural Digest, this 1872 building showcasing the Family Reserve Barrel Room is excellent for an intimate rehearsal dinner or wedding reception.

Along with access to all this, you’ll benefit from state-of-the-art production capabilities, upscale food and drink options, and a team of professionals dedicated to making your day as perfect as possible.

A couple share their first kiss at their beautiful Napa Valley wedding venue.

5. Meadowood Napa Valley

Love a little luxury? Consider getting married at Meadowood Napa Valley. With everything you and your guests could possibly want out of your Napa wedding weekend, Meadowood is the complete destination retreat.

Spanning 250 acres of wine country, Meadowood offers plenty of gorgeous ceremony options to choose from:

  • The extraordinary manicured lawns
  • The Vintners Room
  • The Woodside Room

The icing on the cake? Meadowood boasts celebrity chefs and one of only five Michelin three-star restaurants in the western United States.

Between the food and the spa (and the golf, and the tennis, and all the other amenities…), Meadowood is one of the finest wedding venues you’ll find in all of northern California.

6. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

If your style is more “country” than “golf course,” you’ll likely appreciate the pastoral setting of Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch

Conveniently located in downtown St. Helena, this extensive farming and vineyard operation includes four properties ready to welcome up to 300 wedding guests.

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch offers several rustic-chic ceremony locations:

  • Apple Meadow
  • Walnut Tree
  • The Lawn
  • The Barn

You can also use any of the other cool event spaces, such as the café, private covered patio, and Potting Shed, to take your wedding to the next level. 

Add in the elevated farm-to-table cuisine (which can even be cooked over live fire!), and you’ll see why so many couples choose Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch as their wine country wedding venue.

7. Hotel Villagio

Nestled in The Estate Yountville, Hotel Villagio is the epitome of glamour. If you want a classic Napa venue with a little edge, you’ve found it!

Combining personalized planning with extra little touches (like a wine tasting reception or hot air balloon tour over Napa Valley), Hotel Villagio is a dynamic venue in beautiful Yountville.

You’ll have no shortage of ceremony options among the 55,899 square feet of event space:

  • The Barrel Room: Featuring vintage wrought-iron chandeliers, exposed brick, and modern lighting, this ballroom-style space is stunning for ceremonies and receptions alike.
  • The Vineyard: Follow a secluded pathway to this intimate event lawn with quintessential wine country vibes.
  • The Grove: With two light-filled rooms, the Cypress Room and the Olive Room, the Grove opens onto the Grove Patio, an ideal spot for outdoor dinners and receptions.
  • The Social: Comprising both a tall, Napa-chic farmhouse and a private courtyard with water and fire features, the Social offers almost 6,600 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.
  • The Pavilion: Dazzle your guests in this huge ceremony space, complete with classic California terraced gardens and gazebo-style stage areas. 

Wherever you say “I do” (and toast your marriage afterward), you’ll get the romantic wedding you’ve been dreaming of at Hotel Villagio. 

8. Hiddenbrooke Golf Club

If you’re looking for a Napa Valley wedding venue that’s a bit off the beaten path, check out Hiddenbrooke Golf Club. This hidden gem is nestled in the rolling hills of East Bay in American Canyon, making it a convenient venue that somehow feels worlds away.

Choose from a variety of event spaces at Hiddenbrooke Golf Club:

  • The Fairways Ceremony: This exquisitely manicured event lawn offers stunning views of the club’s first and ninth holes. 
  • The Clubhouse: With a floor-to-ceiling fireplace and luxurious wood accents, the Clubhouse is suited for both small and large celebrations.
  • The Pavilion: Natural light (and views of the golf course) pour through the expansive glass windows of this flexible event space.
  • The Garden Room: This brand-new banquet facility exudes farmhouse luxury with sliding barn doors and wrought-iron chandeliers. 

Hoping for some out-of-the-norm cuisine? The skilled chefs at this wine country wedding venue can cater to any food preferences and dietary needs — even Caribbean, Indian, nut-free, and more!

9. Calistoga Ranch

Update: Calistoga Ranch fell victim to a 2020 fire and is indefinitely closed as of January 2022.

For a wedding that’s equal parts stunning and secluded, look no further than Calistoga Ranch. Hidden in a 157-acre canyon with towering pines and 100-year-old oak trees, this wine country wedding venue offers both privacy and luxury.  

Calistoga Ranch offers several spectacular sites for your ceremony and reception:

  • Lakeside Restaurant
  • Lake Lommel
  • Vineyard Venue
  • The Wine Cave

…Or any of the other beautiful sites among the thousands of square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Calistoga Ranch.

Add in the world-class spa services (including heated mineral pools), supremely professional staff, and award-winning winery, and you’ll see why the romantic at heart find Calistoga Ranch the dream place to wed.

Wine glasses alongside a pool at a vineyard and wedding venue in Napa Valley.

10. Madrona Manor

Update: Madrona Manor is indefinitely closed as of January 2022.

Do you love a little old-world charm? Madrona Manor may be the best place for you. Built in 1881, this venue is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and exudes Victorian elegance. 

You and up to 200 guests can marvel at the historic architecture, including period fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, and turn-of-the-century art.

Get married in the manor and its surrounding gardens, the citrus grove, or the many wooded areas, all nestled into a hilltop overlooking the Dry Creek Valley.

Wedding packages at this Napa Valley venue include:

  • Wedding coordinators
  • Tableware and glassware
  • Tables, linens, and padded chairs
  • Market umbrellas
  • Outdoor heaters
  • And more

Foodies, rejoice: Madrona Manor has a Michelin-starred chef and wine director who are sure to impress even your pickiest guests!

A wedded couple stand together on their wedding day.

Bonus: Best Sonoma Wedding Venues

Looking for the best wedding venues in Sonoma? Here are a few top picks in the Sonoma area:

 Bonus: Best Bay Area Wedding Venues

Is San Francisco more your style? Check out the best Bay Area wedding venues here:

Looking for a Photographer for Your Napa Valley Wedding Venue?

Now that you’ve found the perfect Napa Valley wedding venue, it’s time to find the perfect Napa Valley wedding photographer!

Telluride Wedding Photographer | Lisa Marie Wright Photography
Napa Valley wedding photographer

As a luxury wedding photographer with 15+ years of experience, I adore working with couples getting married in northern California and beyond. Yes, I live in Telluride, Colorado, but I love traveling to wedding destinations — especially in gorgeous Napa Valley.

Contact me today to see if my signature light, airy, and timeless style would be a good fit for your wedding (and to see if I have your date available)!