If you heard it through the grapevine, it’s true. Carneros Resort and Spa is undoubtedly one of the best wedding venues in Napa Valley. I know selecting a wedding venue in Napa California is challenging. Especially considering the fact that there are over 400 wineries within a 30-mile span! Therefore, I suggest you sit down with a glass of wine and sip on my reasons for getting married at Carneros Resort and Spa.
What makes Carneros Resort and Spa one of the best vineyard wedding venues in Napa Valley?
My number one reason is simple: the stunning location and views. Carneros Resort and Spa is located on 28 acres of rolling vineyards and orchards surrounded by panoramic views of Napa Valley. Take your pick from a variety of on-site outdoor and indoor event spaces with backdrops that will take your breath away. Share vows in front of an ocean of vineyards and hazy blue mountaintops kissing the sky. The vineyard lawn, garden courtyard, and hilltop pavilion are all excellent choices.
Carneros Resort and Spa can host up to 300 guests comfortably. But if you’re planning an intimate affair, checkout the venue’s small wedding and elopement package. Either way, you and your loved ones will be delighted upon arrival. Carneros Resort is conveniently located off scenic highway 12 and just over an hour’s drive from the San Francisco Airport.
Keep scrolling for the scoop on Carneros Resort and Spa and find out why it’s the perfect Napa Valley wedding destination.
As a Napa Sonoma wedding photographer with x years of experience, Alicia Parks knows her way around a winery wedding venue. She understands how to photograph the jaw-dropping California landscape and how to capture you in the most authentic way. Alicia’s creativity knows no bounds at Carneros Resort and Spa. Don’t miss taking wedding photos at the following Carneros locations:
The Arbor – Lean into the romance of a Napa Valley wedding with this dreamy photo spot. Share a kiss with your betrothed beneath a vine-covered trellis or beside a reflective water feature. Lush landscaping and mountain views directly behind The Arbor make this a wedding photo must-have. Guest capacity: 250
Vineyard Lawn – Don’t let the simple beauty of this outdoor event space fool you. Miles of rolling hills and grapevines as far as the eye can see make this Carneros Resort and Spa spot a hidden gem in plain sight. Guest capacity: 300
Hilltop Dining Room – Not an outdoor person? Don’t sweat. The ever-so elegant Hilltop Dining Room offers all of the views without any of the bugs and bad weather. Take advantage of floor-to-ceiling windows and the soft natural light they offer. And if you’re feeling adventurous, step outside on the patio for a romantic sunset portrait. Guest capacity: 85
Private Cottages – Before or after the wedding, sneak away with your soulmate to one of the beautiful private cottages located at Carneros Resort and Spa. Each cottage features its own fabulous front porch, backyard garden, and sundeck. This is a lovely spot to relax with your partner and pose for more cozy, candid wedding photos.
When the cameras are put away, sip wine fireside or soak in an outdoor tub beneath the branches of a pomegranate tree. Your wedding guests will feel right at home in the Carneros cottages. P.S. They’ll love the in-room wine dispensers.
Let’s face it, one of the most important details of your wedding is food and drink. Carneros Resort and Spa will create exceptional dining experiences for you and your guests, from cocktail hour to the farewell brunch. Carneros couples get to customize their wedding menus with personal touches and preferences. Known for using locally sourced seasonal ingredients, the resort’s new culinary garden features organic herbs and vegetables, as well as fresh eggs from the chicken coop. Their dedicated wedding and event staff is the chef’s kiss! This venue offers several unique places to eat.
FARM – Discover a fine dining restaurant that features an elevated farm-to-table menu designed by Chef John Carney. Elevate your wedding rehearsal dinner or reception meal with their extensive selection of wines, craft beer, or hand-crafted cocktails. Menu highlights include Black Truffle Potato Gnocchi and Sonoma Red Chicken.
Boon Fly Café – Before heading to the airport, join your guests at this rustic on-site roadhouse for brunch or a gourmet burger. Don’t miss your chance to try their famous donuts and fried chicken!
Amazing service, spectacular views, and incredible food make Carneros Resort and Spa a dangerously delicious wedding destination. Feeling extra festive? Plan a private wine tasting for your guests.
P.S. Breathtaking views are always on the menu at Carneros Resort and Spa.
Carneros Resort and Spa has some of the best views, event space options, accommodations, and fine dining that a Napa Valley wedding venue can offer. This vineyard venue is luxury but unpretentious, rustic and sophisticated, timeless yet modern. Basically the perfect balance. Barns and silos add character to the landscape in a way that isn’t too backwoods.
Planning a wedding at this all-inclusive venue can truly be stress-free.
Kick back and relax before, during, and after your wedding. Let the on-site wedding and event team cater to your every need. From organizing guest accommodations and scheduling tastings to event setup and breakdown. Don’t even worry about booking a caterer or renting tables, that’s all taken care of here.
Bonus Amenities: Carneros Resort’s luxury spa and wellness center is top tier. Choose from a range of spa treatments including (but not limited to) massages, body scrubs, and facials. Take your mind off wedding planning by taking a yoga or fitness class. Trust me, your wedding guests will be thanking you big time for picking a venue with an infinity-edge pool and hot tub.
Turn your wedding week / weekend into an unforgettable vacation for all of your friends and family. Biking tours, hiking, golfing, and hot air balloon rides are just a few of their fabulous family activities. Or try your hand at pickleball, the nation’s trendiest new sport!
Obviously, I could go on and on about why you should get married at Carneros Resort and Spa. Have more questions about this Napa Valley wedding venue? Click here to fill out my contact form and schedule a consultation.