Napa Valley is one of California’s most picturesque places, so it’s no surprise that couples flock from all over the country—and the world—to get married in this elite region. Sonoma County, which has a rep for being slightly more laid-back than Napa Valley, is home to equally lush hillsides, rolling vineyards, and scenic pastoral views. With two stunning regions to choose from, narrowing down the best Napa wedding venues and Sonoma wedding venues is no small feat for anyone planning a wine country wedding, elopement, or rehearsal dinner in Northern California.
Because of the Winery Definition Ordinance put in place by Napa County, not all wineries in the area are actually allowed to host weddings—and Napa Valley was impacted by wildfires in 2020, which forced some beloved Napa wedding venues (including Calistoga Ranch) to close indefinitely. But despite all of this, there are still plenty of beautiful wedding venues in Napa, Sonoma, Geyserville, Healdsburg, and beyond. Here are some of our favorites.
The Estate Yountville
Located in the heart of Napa Valley, The Estate Yountville has it all, including six event spaces and a five-star hotel (where your wedding guests can benefit from group rates!). One of the venue\’s prettiest event spaces is the vineyard, a secluded lawn area surrounded by grape vines that\’s ideal for a private, intimate wedding ceremony or al fresco meal. For an indoor event, check out the venue\’s barrel room, a 2,700-square-foot, ballroom-style space with high ceilings (over 30 feet!), exposed brick walls, wrought iron chandeliers, and wooden rafters that give the room a rustic glam vibe. Complete your special day with assistance from the venue\’s in-house wedding planning experts, who can help you with everything from choosing the best event space to arranging local tours for guests.
Indian Springs Resort
One of the dreamiest Napa Valley wedding venues is located in Calistoga, just 40 minutes from downtown Napa and less than two hours from San Francisco. The Indian Springs Resort is a truly versatile backdrop for any wine country wedding, with traditional meeting rooms in both the venue\’s barn and retreat center, or a mountainside garden and other private outdoor spaces to choose from if you want a little more character. \”The Alley,\” which is a cozy clearing surrounded by olive trees and twinkling string lights, is our pick for anyone hosting a microwedding or elopement. The resort\’s gorgeous event spaces aren\’t the only thing worth noting—Indian Springs resort is surrounded by thermal geysers, which heat two pools on the property.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Combine your dream vineyard wedding with a luxury resort at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. This breathtaking venue is situated in the heart of Sonoma and offers amazing views, along with top-notch resort amenities. Whether you’re hosting a destination wedding and are looking to have all your guests in one place, or you want nothing less than five-star treatment leading up to your big day, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa has everything you need. In addition to its four event spaces, the resort has a full-service spa, a fitness center for any last-minute wedding workouts, a golf course, swimming pools, and a Michelin rated restaurant. Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa can host weddings for up to 250 guests and offers various wedding packages.
Host your big day with unobstructed mountain views at Foley Sonoma in Geyserville. Like many Sonoma winery wedding venues, this property is surrounded by the Mayacama Mountains, providing you with a gorgeous backdrop of both vineyards and rolling hills. Foley Sonoma is one of the best vineyard wedding venues for wine-loving couples, annually producing up to 6,000 cases from 10 different varietals, including Bordeaux and Cabernet. For weddings, the venue has five event spaces (both indoor and outdoor options) and a maximum capacity of 125 guests.
Exchange your vows overlooking 200 acres of Sauvignon Blanc vineyards at Vintners Resort. At the outdoor wedding ceremony space, a 14-by-14-foot trellis stands at the altar and can be personalized with your own decor (see the latest wedding decor trends here). The lawn area is surrounded by manicured gardens and seats up to 300 people, making it one of the best winery wedding venues in Sonoma if you have a larger guest list. For your wedding reception or an indoor ceremony, Vintners Resort has more than a dozen event spaces to choose from, including a chapel with stone walls, various ballrooms, and several restaurants/dining rooms. The entire venue has an elegant rustic vibe—think Tuscan-inspired architecture, brown stucco walls, iron chandeliers, fountains, and inviting indoor-outdoor spaces.
Gloria Ferrer offers the unique opportunity to get married inside actual wine caves, which are perfect for hosting a romantic ceremony or intimate wedding reception. This wedding venue can host events for up to 120 people and offers wedding packages that include event coordination, setup/cleanup, bartending, tables, and chairs. Gloria Ferrer also has several outdoor spaces, including a terrace and grapevine-covered arbor.
Get married at Viansa Sonoma and you might just believe you’ve been transported to the south of France or the Tuscan countryside. This spectacular venue sits on a hilltop overlooking Sonoma’s wine country, providing unbeatable views that will bring your dream wedding to life. Viansa Sonoma is one of the region’s best winery wedding venues, with hundreds of rave reviews from previous couples who praise the venue’s wedding planning staff, scenery, catering, and event facilities. The venue has a capacity of 220 guests and offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces for your special day.
This stunning location is one of our top picks for an intimate winery wedding in Sonoma County. deLorimier Winery has several event spaces and a capacity of 150 guests, but its wisteria-covered arbor and indoor tasting room are the most ideal setting for smaller parties. Standard rental fees include five hours of venue use, tables, chairs, tasting room access, and an event manager. Extend your wedding by staying overnight in the venue’s guest house, which can also be rented out for dressing rooms and pre-wedding prep.
B.R. Cohn Winery
This winery wedding venue has an irresistible vineyard-meets-backyard feel. The estate’s tasting room—an inviting white rancher surrounded by neatly trimmed hedges and mature trees—sits just off the main event space, which overlooks rows of vineyards and olive groves. A major selling point for this venue is the all-day rental time frame, which spans from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on your wedding day (a rarity among most vineyard wedding venues in the area). Standard rental fees also include wedding planning, getting-ready suites, lighting, tables, chairs, heaters, and a VIP wine tasting. B.R. Cohn Winery is located in Glen Ellen, about an hour west of Napa Valley. The 90-acre property can accommodate up to 250 guests.