When it comes to planning your wedding, the venue is perhaps the most important decision you’ll make. Luckily, California is filled with hundreds of jaw-dropping winery wedding venues that will make your day smooth and seamless while entertaining your guests in a gorgeous setting.
From wines and menus to dance floors and ceremonies, there’s a lot to consider when selecting your venue. Wineries make great wedding venues because they’re often spacious, picturesque by nature, and operated by people who love to throw the perfect event paired with the perfect wine.
Whether you’re a wine buff or simply a fan of the vineyard aesthetic, these are 16 of California’s best winery wedding venues.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
For more than 50 years, St. Francis Winery & Vineyards has served as one of the most iconic wineries in Sonoma County. St. Francis is home to Sonoma Valley’s first Merlot vineyard, though the venue specializes in Chardonnay, Zinfandels, Pinot Noir, and more.
Weddings at St. Francis are decidedly chic, but have a classic feel and unmatched views of gorgeous wine country. Hosting up to 200 guests, the indoor-outdoor venue has everything you need for your special day.
For couples who want to celebrate their nuptials at sunset and dine under the stars, this is the perfect venue with outdoor heaters, plenty of lounge furniture, an indoor dance floor, and twinkling, mood-setting lights.
St. Francis also offers tons of gorgeous photo opportunities, like posing beside the iconic bell tower, strolling through the vineyard rows arm in arm, or positioning the Sonoma Mountains in the background.
Château St. Jean
In addition to delicious, world-class wine, Chateau St. Jean is a castle of the fairytale echelon. With vineyards, beautifully manicured grounds, a castle, and of course, the unbeatable setting of Sonoma County, you’ll spend your wedding day in bliss.
Whether you prefer the shade of the redwoods in the garden or the spacious, sunny lawn, Chateau St. Jean will ensure that your event goes off without a hitch — and with plenty of delicious wine. With room for up to 400 guests, this is one of the largest venues on our list.
Located centrally in breathtaking Napa Valley, this modern vintage vineyard is an iconic California winery wedding venue. If the views of America’s most famous wine country aren’t enough for you, the gorgeous rooms and abundant outdoor spaces are equally charming.
A wedding at DeLoach, complete with access to the vineyard’s pool, an outdoor dance floor, and optional overnight accommodation on-site, will make you feel special and relaxed — just as you should on your wedding day. Unlike many other winery wedding venues in California.
At the bottom of Sugarloaf Mountain in Sonoma County sits Landmark Vineyards, a serene locale with gorgeous views of the Mayacamas Range. With almost 50 years of winemaking under its belt and hundreds of weddings along the way, this centrally located vineyard is the perfect place for wine buffs to tie the knot.
With indoor and outdoor options available, Landmark’s wedding package has everything you need — a private cottage to get ready, a choice of the courtyard or the lawn to say your vows, and rustic-chic dining and dancing areas to celebrate the day.
This venue is best for smaller weddings, with room for around 100 guests throughout the patio or courtyard where you’ll have the reception, the tasting room where you’ll dance the night away, and the dining room where you can enjoy dinner after your long day.
One special perk of having your wedding at Landmark is the Overlook Tower, where the bride or groom can prepare for the momentous day with a full 360-degree view of beautiful wine country.
Although Scribe is one of the smaller and younger wineries on our list, it offers bespoke wedding services that will leave little to be desired. With a humble but beautiful hill where you can have your ceremony, the picturesque vineyard rows for photos, and the gorgeous farmhouse where you’ll celebrate, this is a peaceful and simply stunning place to get married.
Inquire with the venue to learn more about Scribe Winery’s wedding amenities, like their catering and wine pairing service provided by Scribe’s very own restaurant.
Charles Krug Winery
In beautiful Napa Valley, Charles Krug Winery is an elegant, sophisticated wedding venue for suave and stylish couples. If ambiance is your thing, host your wedding at Napa’s oldest winery estate, where the sleek design blends perfectly with the estate’s historic buildings.
Your Charles Krug Winery wedding — which can host up to 800 guests — will start with preparations in our Mondavi Family Guest House, a ceremony under the majestic oaks with vineyard views, dinner & dancing within our Historic Carriage House, and receptions on the vast Great Lawn. The venue also offers use of the full kitchen, tables and chairs, a dance floor, and more helpful amenities.
With several venues to choose from, a wedding at Ponte Winery is sure to impress your guests and leave you daydreaming for years about your perfect day. Whether you like a vineyard view from the garden, a ceremony beside the pond, or an indoor celebration in the functioning barrel room, this venue has something for every couple.
Ponte Winery wedding venue in California will host you from rehearsal all the way through the night of your wedding, with catering and accommodation available. The world-class staff, who will take care of setting up and breaking down, serving meals, and catering to guests, will ensure that everything is perfect for your special day.
Sbragia Family Vineyards
In sunny Sonoma, this picturesque landscape is the backdrop to a blissful day of getting married and tasting delicious wines. Hosting up to 150 guests, this intimate venue is modern but chic; spread out but cozy.
A farm to table dining experience begins with more vineyard views at the golden hour, followed by dancing under the market lights and backlit wall structures that create a beautiful glow for your celebration. Ample lounge furniture awaits for guests needing to rest their feet.
- Up to 150 guests
- 2 wedding party staging areas
- Use of on-site commercial kitchen
- Outdoor market lighting on patio
- 60″ Round tables for up to 100
- Fruitwood folding chairs included for up to 100
Sbragia Family Vineyard offers catering or use of their kitchen, staging areas for the couple, market lighting outside, and tables and chairs. The sleek building is set in the gorgeous hillside filled with rows and rows of grapes where you can take photos and reflect on your big day.
Giracci Vineyards and Farms
Giracci Vineyards and Farms in Silverado, California is one of the more unique venues on our list, offering not just wine, but equestrian services as well. For weddings, your party will have plenty of space to spread out across the 10 acres of farmland and vineyards.
Weddings at Giracci include a beautiful backdrop of Silverado Canyon and the ancient oak trees, as well as use of the fountain, gardens, gazebo, tasting room, and more.
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Pellegrini Wine Company
Let’s cut to the chase: The best part about having your wedding at this beautiful Sonoma County venue is the totally one-of-a-kind dining area and dance floor nestled in the vineyard rows. Is there anything more magical than traipsing through vineyard rows to find a clearing beneath the stars, filled with all your closest friends and family?
Back at the Pellegrini Wine Company winery, up to 300 guests can celebrate your love in the garden grove before enjoying dinner in the vineyard. Tables and chairs are included, as well as plenty of beautiful spots to take photos with your loved ones.
Russian River Vineyards
This one’s for couples who love natural charm, and who want to host an intimate gathering of 125 guests or less. Your loved ones can watch you wed beneath a gorgeous old oak tree nestled in the vineyard, which is located in Forestville.
Russian River Vineyards is a cozy and comfortable spot, but its history reaches back into the late 1800s when it was a family farm. Today, weddings at Russian River include a private getting ready room, use of the full kitchen, outdoor lighting, and tables and chairs.
Ramona Valley is home to this stunning property less than an hour from San Diego. The estate grows wine and makes your wedding day dreams come true with included wedding coordination, an open bar, and access to the grounds.
Milagro Winery prides itself on long, well-organized weddings for up to 200 guests. Your ceremony, reception, and party will take place on Milagro’s stunning grounds decorated with ancient trees and charming vineyards.
Cielo Estate Winery
Located in gorgeous El Dorado County, just a half hour from Sacramento, the folks at Cielo Estate Winery are some of the state’s most expert wedding organizers. With an incredible venue with a gazebo, stately indoor spaces, outdoor dance floors, spacious dining areas, and of course, the vineyards, Cielo is one of California’s top wedding venues.
In addition to the incredible natural backdrop, Cielo’s tasty wines complement the classy farmhouse vibe of this venue. Indoor and outdoor options are available.
Hidden among the natural beauties of Ventura County, like the rolling green hills and enchanting waterfalls, the Vineyards is a wedding venue of the highest class. With extensive catering, expert event planning, and that perfect winery ambiance, the Vineyards ensures that each and every wedding is exactly as you wish.
Couples who choose the Vineyards for their wedding can get married in the stunning garden or beside the iconic water wall. Receptions are hosted outdoors on the perfectly-designed patios or in beautiful rooms with views of the mountains outside. The Vineyards is happy to provide nearly every service you’ll need, from flowers to cakes to entertainment and more.
Black Oak Mountain Vineyards
If food is the most important to you, host your wedding at Black Oak Mountain Vineyards, a gorgeous and delicious farm-to-table experience. Black Oak is for the luxe couples who will enjoy a soak in the infinity pool while also appreciating the true beauty — the surrounding landscape.
Boasting sustainability and luxury at once, the wedding coordinators at Black Oak will ensure your day is beautiful, comfortable, and delicious. Host up to 200 guests to share the day with as you prepare in the luxury dressing rooms, reflect in the lounge, soak in the pool, and dance in the vineyard’s many upscale spaces.
Mount Palomar Winery
Have your pick of locales for your wedding at Mount Palomar Winery, the gorgeous wedding venue with fully customizable packages. Whether you want to tie the knot inside or in the garden, celebrate in the barrel room or on the lawn, Mount Palomar’s experienced organizers will make sure your day is exactly what you want.
This winery wedding venue in California also boasts its understanding of many cultures and religions, with organizers that can accommodate for your specific needs. Wedding packages can include catering or vendors, as well as use of the gorgeous outdoor gazebo space.