Karli and Christina marry at Murrieta’s Well vineyard in Livermore, CA.
For those of you planning California weddings, you have the fortunate option of being able to choose a vineyard wedding. Having a wedding in Napa, Sonoma, Sebastopol, Healdsburg, St. Helena or the surrounding towns is the perfect choice for wine lovers, or just those who love being outdoors in the sunshine, surrounded by beautiful rolling hills of green. Below are some wedding planning ideas for turning your vineyard wedding into a full-blown destination wedding weekend.
1. Book a hotel with a pool so your guests can have some chill relaxation days. Make sure to leave welcome bags in their rooms filled with wine-related goodies such as half-bottles, corkscrews, souvenir glasses, etc.
2. Set up a limo wine-tasting tour a couple of days before the wedding, for your closest family and friends. If limos aren’t your style, you can rent bicycles and tour the vineyards in the open air.
3. Plan a day-after pool party at the hotel with champagne, brunch, and chill DJ music.
Murrieta's Well, Livermore, California
Chalk Hill Estate, Healdsburg, California
Robyn and Andy’s wine-country wedding at Chalk Hill Estate in Healdsburg.
Jacuzzi Family Vineyards, Sonoma, Wine Country, California
Daria and Ryan’s joyful rainy wedding day at Jacuzzi Vineyards in Sonoma, CA.
Cave B Estate Winery, Quincy, Washington
Sarah and Angelique marry in a picturesque ceremony at Cave B in Washington Wine Country.
Anderson Ranch, Sonoma, Wine Country, California
Jennifer and Kent’s vineyard wedding at Anderson Ranch in Sonoma.
Meadowood, Napa Valley, California
Joyce and Wei travel from Taiwan for their Napa destination wedding.
Carneros Inn, Napa, California
New York couple chooses Carneros Inn for their Napa destination wedding.
Trentadue Winery, Geyserville, California
Anna and David get their perfect wine-country wedding under the vines.
Vine Hill House, Sebastopol, California
Natalie and Cody marry with an outdoor wedding in wine country.
HammerSky Vineyards & Inn, Paso Robles, California
Ashley and Colin poured their hearts and DIY talents into their HammerSky wedding.
Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate, Malibu, California
Renee and Todd get a wedding with a view at Malibu’s Rocky Oaks Estate.
Cellar360, Paso Robles, California
Asha and David blend bits of Asha’s Indian heritage into their vineyard wedding in Paso Robles.
St. Francis Winery, Santa Rosa, California
Jin and Michael celebrate with friends and family at the St. Francis Winery in Santa Rosa, CA.
Sabina Vineyards, St. Helena, California
Dana and Larisa marry at Dana’s parents’ Napa Valley vineyard, then dance under the stars with their closest friends and family.
Borgo Tre Rose, Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy
Amy and Claude move their friends and family into the beautiful Borgo Tre Rose and throw the party of their lives at their Montepulciano wedding.
Taber Ranch, Sacramento, California
Jenny and Andy tie the knot at a picturesque Sacramento wedding venue with rolling hills, blue skies, and a vintage car that stole the show.
Léal Vineyards at Willow Heights Mansion, Morgan Hill, California
Katie and Roman chose the Willow Heights Mansion at Léal Vineyards in Morgan Hill, CA, for a ceremony-with-a-view. We were wowed by the stunning backdrop of the Santa Clara Valley as Katie and Roman said their vows on a warm summer day.
Annadel Estate Winery, Santa Rosa, Wine Country, California
Hollye and Will met at Burning Man when Hollye locked herself out of her RV and Will came to the rescue.
Vine Hill House, Sonoma, Wine Country, California
Seema and Tommy were blessed with a gorgeous day for their Vine Hill House wedding in Sonoma County.
Arista Winery, Healdsburg, Wine Country, California
Nicole and Tim chose Arista Winery, situated on a hill in beautiful Sonoma County, for their outdoor wedding.
Cornerstone Gardens, Wine Country, California
Sapna and Andy blended their cultures on their wedding day with pieces of a traditional Indian wedding, and a Western wedding.
Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, Wine Country, California
The adorable and hilarious Uyen and Ray treated their guests to one of our favorite venues in wine country – Calistoga Ranch.
B.R. Cohn Winery, Glen Ellen, Wine Country, California
Maureen and Mike live in New York but have often come to California for wine-tasting vacations during their 12 years together.
Sonoma, Wine Country, California
Samira and Amir met several years ago at a friend’s graduation party. Samira was the new girl in town whom all the guys wanted to talk to. Amir was instantly taken by her from across the room.
Rafael Vineyard, Peconic, New York
Toni and Rob are two of the most expressive people we’ve ever photographed, and it was fun to watch their chemistry come to life.