What are the best wineries for a wedding?

555565Leah Mansback

Can you get married at a winery?  And if so which ones?  Are there are city wineries where one can get married?


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    Snooth User: Leah Mansback

    Dec 2, 2011 at 3:50pm

  • Trentadue in Geyserville, CA. I was married there in 2004. Very quaint and romantic.  Added benefit, Healdsburg is the next town over where the Hotel Healdsburg is a top-notch hotel. We had our rehersal dinner there at the Dry Creek Kitchen. Highly recommend. 

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    Snooth User: Hbflynn

    Dec 3, 2011 at 11:52am

  • I visited Gainey Winery in Santa Ynez, CA a few years ago to taste some of their wines, and there was a wedding party in process at the time.  It is not clear to me whether the ceremony was performed at the winery or if they were just having the party there.  It did mess up the parking situation a bit, but it was easy to get into the festive feeling of the event.

    Many wineries seem to have grounds that can accommodate weddings.  If they don't have permanent physical facilities, such things can be rented and set up.  To get a running start, I would suggest that you contact specific wineries ask about their facilities and willingness to participate.  I would think that if you started at winery websites, you could get a good start.

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    Snooth User: EMark

    Dec 3, 2011 at 2:09pm

  • Just attended a very nice wedding and reception at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Salem, Oregon. 

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    Snooth User: zorg

    Dec 4, 2011 at 9:08pm

  • Well, if you want to go whole hog, you can actually be married at Beaulieu in Napa, as my nephew and his wife were.  Absolutely beautiful and we loved being amid the vines.  (I had two senior citizens with me and parked at the end of a row of cab grapes--it's actually on the property that the top staff of the wine get to live on, as well as being a vineyard property.) The food will be great, because they only work with Paula LeDuc, a society caterer.  And you can choose the wines you want--doesn't have to be BV. You won't be in the wine caves, however--in Napa, there are very few places that are allowed to do that now, because the spaces aren't designed to handle the evacuation of large groups in case of emergency.  You can also have your dinner at Rutherford HIll winery (the rehearsal dinner was there--it was quite the weekend), but the wines there are not in the same league, IMO. You can be in the caves there, and it is kind of neat.  In general, name wineries and Napa carry a premium, so looking outside those at vineyards is an option, and there are some good choices in Sonoma County that would probably run you less.  We looked at a couple vineyard properties in Sonoma for our wedding but decided on a bluff overlooking the Pacific towards San Francisco in a town that fiercely guards its privacy...

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    Snooth User: Richard Foxall

    Dec 12, 2011 at 5:15pm

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