It’s 2018 and if you are recently engaged and are looking for your wedding and ceremony ideas, you’ve come to the right place to start the planning. We are a small group of wedding planners, and Napa and Sonoma counties are extremely popular wedding choices. The first thing to think about is what type of venue you want to make your wedding dreams come true. The good news is that San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma offers a variety of venues, some traditional and some not-so-traditional, for your wedding. To help you out, we prepared this list of location options:
Formal Gardens in Napa and Sonoma
Garden wedding are most popular, especially in Sonoma, in late spring and summer when the flowers are in full bloom. The best news, though, is that the natural backdrop means you have very little to do with setting up for your event. Why not add a dash of rustic furniture and some lawn games for the younger set?
Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma
Vineyards and wineries are the top locations for weddings in Napa and Sonoma counties, and for a good reason. Whether you are looking for a rustic French garden theme, resort, or even a middle-ages style castle, we have you covered. Make no mistake about it – the fabulous wineries around Napa valley and Yountville are stunning and make for an upscale yet affordable wedding spot. Ask any planner – who doesn’t want a little wine tasting at their wedding?
Hotel Destinations in San Francisco for the 2018 Wedding Season
Hotel weddings are trendy for our San Francisco couples. We maintain a list of the most popular locations in San Francisco for weddings, and all offer a sense of refined elegance, top rated service, and fabulous chefs. They are convenient choices for large families, as we can set up a room block for your big day, taking the hassle off your guests for making reservations. In addition to all of this convenience, all the hotels on our list have experienced and well-trained staff who are used to hosting large groups of people.
If you have a more casual vision for your wedding, why not plan on a beach wedding? We can help you find the perfect beach – it should feature easy access for your guests, adequate parking, and the option to reserve for private events. The beach and ocean weddings are arguably one of the most romantic settings in the world.
Or maybe you and your partner enjoy a good game of links and would like to make your vows on the green? These clubs are trending for weddings in northern California. In addition to offering a gorgeous landscape for your big day, you’ll enjoy exclusive use of the facility for your wedding party.
Parents’ or friend’s backyard in Napa or Sonoma
If you have relatives in Napa and Sonoma counties, you may want to see if they would be open to hosting your wedding in their backyard or clubhouse. This option is best for the couple looking for a small, intimate wedding and who prefer to spend more on their honeymoon. Also, this option provides complete control over your wedding date. Our weather is generally mild all year round, but be sure to prepare by renting a large tent if necessary.
Fine Dining Restaurants
If you and your betrothed are foodies, why not incorporate the fine dining experience into your wedding plans? We have some of the top Zagat rated dining establishments in the country, and most of the food is locally sourced.
Specialized Wedding Events
We also have a few odd-duck spots in the area, including a gorgeous antique store and others. If you are looking for something creative in your wedding venue search, contact us at 707.486.2500, and we’ll be happy to provide some suggestions.