If you’re looking for your wedding venue, allow us to make a recommendation, a vineyard perhaps? Vineyards are such popular wedding destinations that a lot of them double as wedding venues, like they’re literally built for it. Why? Well…so many reasons! First, they’re naturally stunning–rows of grape vines, scenic views, and usually a pretty old building or two. A lot of vineyards also offer farm-to-table meals as part of their wedding packages. Plus, the obvious reason–great wine (and a lot of it)! Having your wedding at a vineyard means having built-in entertainment for your guests. Imagine them pulling up the dirt pathway, mountains in the distance, breathing in the fresh country air.
Bear Flag Farm, perfectly situated in charming Winters, California, is a sprawling, deeply picturesque vineyard estate that captures the artisan spirit of its native surrounds with sustainable harvests, visionary weddings, and luxury service all rolled up into one delicious experience.
With dozens of hotel accommodations within a 7 miles radius as well as their close proximity to the Napa/Sonoma wine region, Bear Flag Farm is a wonderful option for destination wedding celebrations. The rewards of the land are abundant, infusing every event with the farm’s distinctive bounty: field-grown heirloom vegetables, ripe fruit from the orchards, beautiful herbs from the herb garden, Bear Flag Farm’s own award-winning olive oil; and beautifully designed gardens. These delights provide both a culinary and visual feast, making Bear Flag Farm the perfect stage for milestone moments.
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They’re greeted by a glass of the vineyard’s finest sparkling wine as they take their seats. After the ceremony, they sip some of the vineyard’s delectable blends as they explore the grounds or they enjoy a tasting at the bar. Now that’s a proper cocktail hour! Then, you and your guests sit down to a farm fresh meal with a custom wine pairing that is simply out of this world.
You bid your loved ones goodbye as you are whisked away to your honeymoon but you leave them with a token of your appreciation, a bottle of your favorite wine. See why we’re so obsessed? And having a vineyard wedding doesn’t necessarily mean you need to have a destination wedding, you’d be surprised where some of these gems are hidden. Did you know that in the US, there are vineyards in almost every state? Here are some of our favorite vineyard venues from around the world…
Choose a unique winery wedding venue conveniently located near Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Get your day started in your choice of two original-era getting-ready suites, before starting the next chapter in life with your significant other.
When your guests arrive, they can be greeted with one of their estate wines, and decompress from the daily grind, with breathtaking countryside views. Choose one of their storybook ceremony venues that will make a perfect backdrop for the start of your lifelong commitment. Yard games, endless green space, and lush gardens will set the tone for the rest of the evening. As the sun sets on the horizon, dim the crystal chandeliers, and let the music and dancing begin. Whether your vision is to have a small intimate affair, or you want to go big, their property can accommodate you!
Beauty at every turn! There’s a reason why Renault Winery Resort is the #1 wedding destination in New Jersey; unparalleled beauty, charm, and hospitality combine to create a truly unique experience for their couples. French-inspired gardens, elegant ballrooms, and historic vineyards abound at their resort. So, whether your style is classic or modern, rustic or bohemian you’ll have your pick of beautiful venues to bring your dream day to life. With four exquisite wedding venues, celebrated culinary chefs, and a wedding team dedicated to making your vision a reality, they will assist you in creating a day that exceeds your dreams.
“10000/10 recommend having your wedding at Renault Winery! Our wedding was everything we could have ever dreamt of and more! The staff was absolutely amazing and attentive the entire day. We never had to ask for a single thing! In addition, Gabrielle was with us every single step of the way and made our special day even more magical! We are so happy to have had such an amazing experience and such the perfect wedding day! Our friends and family are STILL raving about not only how amazing of a day it was but also how out of this world ALL of the food was, from the cocktail hour to dinner all the way to the extensive dessert offerings! Needless to say, you NEED to have your wedding here!!”- Real Renault Winery Couple
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Located in Madera, CA, nestled in the orchards and grapevines of the Central Valley. Exchange vows with the scenic countryside in the background, then dine with your guests under a canopy of grapevines and twinkle lights. Sounds pretty magical, right?
This small, family-run business, driven by a passion to share the exquisite grounds of Lovingston Winery, focuses on providing "slow weddings" for brides, grooms, and their loved ones. With over 40 hours included in each wedding booking, they ensure less worry and more time for celebration and cherished memories.
The property offers a range of amenities, featuring a historic 1906 Farmhouse with a bridal suite and rustic Log Cabin, both renovated with modern touches while preserving their charm. The booking includes 2 nights in these homes, accommodating 10 and 6 guests, respectively. A new 2,500 square foot reception Pavilion, with a French garden-inspired patio, indoor/outdoor fireplace, shiplap tables, catering prep kitchen, and restrooms, provides a customizable space for the reception and a safe haven in case of weather disruptions.
The property boasts beautiful settings for ceremonies, including centuries-old oak trees, meticulously maintained vineyard rows, and Josie's Knoll, offering pastoral views of the surrounding mountains and rolling hills of central Virginia’s countryside.
Lovingston Winery has earned national recognition, with accolades such as Wine & Country Magazine’s “2023 Wedding of the Year,” Virginia Living's bridal edition feature, and a 2024 Virginia Living vendor of the year. They are ready to turn wedding dreams into reality and invite couples to start the next chapter of their love story at Lovingston Winery. Get in touch here.
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For all who love wine, the go-to destination is Napa, aka Wine Country, located in Northern California. Napa is home to locally-driven restaurants, hip wine-tasting rooms, stylish shopping, boutique hotels, and five-star resorts. Yes, this location screams destination wedding.
A short fifteen minutes from downtown Napa is Chandon Winery, a dreamy winery and the spot for your destination Napa wedding. You'll need to make a few selections and add your personal touch, but Chandon will cover most details, making the wedding planning process a breeze. Chandon offers several options for your wedding ceremony, all filled with natural charm, but of course, the fan favorite is in front of one of the 100-year-old mighty oaks. Writing your own script? Follow these 10 tips for a wedding script that feels unique and meaningful.
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Elegance meets heritage in the heart of Napa Valley. Your wedding will be nothing short of breathtaking at their legendary estate, which was founded in 1861. Charles Krug, one of only five Napa wineries that can legally host weddings, was honored to be named one of the "best winery wedding venues in Napa Valley" by Food & Wine magazine. Their wedding package includes the use of the historic Carriage House, their intimate Guest House, and the majestic Great Lawn. Their experienced team of event specialists will assist you in creating flawless memories that will last you and your guests a lifetime.
"What a joy it is to work with all of the staff at Charles Krug Winery, especially Michele and Colleen. I love referring my clients to them and they are flexible, helpful and professional in every way. We had a wonderful wedding in September with a lot of detail, organization and moving parts. Michele and Colleen made it easy and fun and my clients were thrilled. If you are a bride getting married, this is a spectacular winery to have your wedding. Thank you and I look forward to many wonderful weddings at Charles Krug Winery."- Marie Rios A Savvy Event
Tucked on the edge of the Santa Ynez River, in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine country, the Sunstone Estate is a unique destination that greets your guests with the delicate fragrance of French lavender and rosemary. Reminiscent of wineries in the Provencal French countryside, the courtyard and architecture create the perfect backdrop for your wine and culinary adventure or corporate retreat. And yes, you may recognize this venue. It’s a fave for celebs. This is where Lauren Conrad tied the knot and check out this cameo Sunstone Winery made recently on Sarah Hyland’s IG…
Rooted deeply in Napa Valley history, culture, and heritage, Meadowood Napa Valley welcomes guests into the fold of their private valley and the flourishing way of life it sustains, close to nature, in tune with the rhythm of the seasons.
At once wild and refined, pristine and sophisticated, with elegant amenities that recall the civilized simplicity of earlier times, the estate unfolds from the ridges of its surrounding mountains through wooded canyons and rows of vineyards to the Napa River’s edge. So…perfect for a wedding. Just imagine the pictures!
Brooklyn is known for its raw event haunts and warehouse spaces that can be totally transformed in the service of knots being tied, but when you can find a place with an already built-in aesthetic AND a killer crew to help you out with all the planning, you’ve got the Bordeaux of BK event spaces on your hands. Brooklyn Winery is a unique venue featuring a fully functioning winery as the understated backdrop to your wedding day. Your guests will be hosted in their romantic, sophisticated space filled with reclaimed wood and chic adornments while enjoying an incredible, curated selection of celebratory wines. Their events team will carefully assist with all of the details, from helping you select your individual wedding menu to making sure every element is perfect when it’s time to walk down the aisle. They’ve expertly designed their weddings to provide you with a full-service experience as they help you craft the day you’ve always imagined.
"Brooklyn Winery knows how to run an event flawlessly and without losing the personal elements that make a wedding special for the couple, their family and friends. We felt so at home during our ceremony and reception, and I know our guests felt the same way. And the food! Where to start? I’m not sure how they pull off 5-star meals for so many people, but they do it! We got rave reviews from our guests on the cocktail hour and dinner (apparently one of our guests even ducked into the kitchen to ask for the brussels sprouts recipe!). And they made sure that my husband and I always had food on our plates. We’re so appreciative of the experience we had at Brooklyn Winery. It’s a lovely place run by lovely people, and true professionals. We cannot possibly recommend Brooklyn Winery more highly."- Gina
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Designed to be a retreat for you, your friends, and your family, their weekend wedding packages include two or three nights of accommodations for up to 26 guests in all four of their luxurious vacation homes, with full access to multiple grand lawns, the Pool Arena, the Willow Pond, and the Wood Barn, and Courtyard. These spaces include a variety of areas for a welcome dinner, cocktail hour, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and even send-off brunch.
Permanent guest restrooms, catering area, tables, and more are also already on-site and available for your use in addition to the permanent installation of bistro lighting in their reception Courtyard. You will have exclusive access to their property. Take advantage of the ability to host multiple on-site gatherings with your family and guests, or venture off-site and explore this coastal wine country with activities, such as wine-tasting tours, yoga, paddle boarding, surfing, golf, massages, or personal chef services.
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Peller Estates has been crafting quality Canadian wines for over 50 years. Whether poured around the dinner table at home or enjoyed during an immersive wine and culinary experience at their award-winning Niagara-on-the-Lake winery, for them, there is no greater honor than when their wines are shared with family and friends. And can you just picture your wedding photos with Niagra Falls in the background? It doesn’t get more scenic than that!
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This majestic 61-acre site near the shores of Lake Okanagan encompasses panoramic lake views and world-renowned wines. It is truly one of Canada’s exemplary destination wineries set in the heart of Okanagan Wine Country in British Columbia. It’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and truly enjoy this special time with your loved ones.
"This venue is incredible: jaw-dropping views, unbelievable wine, and a family-run feel. We had planned our wedding for a year and a half and while there were some bumps in the road, Sheri-Lee (owner) personally worked with us all the way through to make it the most perfect day. Sheri-Lee was extremely prompt at returning emails and phone calls. Her excitement and enthusiasm is what makes planning a wedding all the more magical and fun. Valerie was hired a few months before our wedding as their wedding and event coordinator. She was great to work with, had innovative ideas and was also very prompt with responses. They have an amazing team at 50th Parallel, it was wonderful working with them over the past year. I would highly recommend this venue to everyone!"- Laura B.
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