Photography by: Michelle Walker Photography
About the Venue
When a bride decides she wants to have a wedding celebration that embraces the art, history, and culture of Italy, I cannot recommend a better location than the Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma. As you drive along the winding vine-covered foothills at the entrance of Sonoma, you will notice a magnificent 18,000 square foot Italian stone farmhouse nestled in and amongst the lush vine-covered rolling hills.
The farmhouse is truly a home away from home for the Jacuzzi family as it bears a striking resemblance to the family's home in Northern Italy. The romance and charm associated with the venue is not to be missed - couples who begin to wander around the stone courtyard will be intrigued as they happen across antique furnishings, Venetian glass chandeliers, and classic Italian art. Once you check out the venue for yourself, you fully understand the allure of this romantic and charming villa.
A love for great Italian-style wine must be the order of the day. The winery's official first vintage was released in 1994, but the Jacuzzi family has a 130 year history of creating the most premium Italian-style varietals offered by any winery in California. The winery's flair for everything Italian can be seen in the delightful varietals such as Aglianico, Arneis, Lagrein, Pinot Grigio, Sagrantino, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Primitivo, and Sangiovese, which take center stage in the tasting room and will be the perfect complement to your wedding day celebration tables.
The patio alongside the grand courtyard features amazing vineyard vistas as well as "Neptune's Fountain" - an incredible white washed cast stone fountain which makes the ideal backdrop for a bride and groom to exchange vows. As a ceremony location, set the area with a collection of walnut chiavari chairs. This creates a nice contrast between the astir white statuary, the tone-on-tone stone covered piazza with red Italian tiled roof, and the lush green lawns. I love how those chairs help to bring a sense of the exquisite Italian style into the ceremony. A few market umbrellas scattered through the ceremony is a perfect way to create a bit of shade and structure for older guests.