BRIDES Northern California: Say "I Do!" at These Gorgeous Wine Country Venues

California, Local, Planning Tips

The Bay Area has no shortage of gorgeous places to exchange vows, but, seeing as it's mere minutes from Northern California wine country, why not get hitched with a beautiful vineyard in the background? Here are some of our favorite wine-centric places to get married in the Napa and Sonoma valleys.

Beaulieu Garden, Rutherford (above)
There's nothing more romantic than a garden wedding, and that's why Beaulieu Garden in Napa Valley made our list. Talk about a dramatic entrance, Beaulieu has a quarter mile drive lined with magnificent sycamore trees that create an elegant canopy all the way to the estate. Your guests will be blown away upon arrival! Read real brides' reviews here!

Outdoor Cocktail Tables at Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley, CA

Photo: Megan Clouse

Auberge du Soleil, Rutherford
For hopeless romantics, it doesn't get dreamier than Auberge du Soleil's newly-expanded wedding deck, with its sweeping valley views. Staying here is expensive — as befits such a celeb-splashed locale — but, for a wedding, the team will work with brides on budget constraints and concerns. Read real brides' reviews here!

Kunde Family Estate, Kenwood
Nestled in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Kunde Estate has several gorgeous wedding sites but our hands-down favorite is Dunfillan Ruins. Perfect for weddings up to 250, the interior of the distinctive stone ruins can be transformed into a dramatic dining experience, while the surrounding meadows make for a stunning space to dine al fresco for the reception. Read real brides' reviews here!

See More: Find the Perfect San Francisco Wedding Band So You Can Really Dance the Night Away!

Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga
Tucked into a private canyon in the Upper Napa Valley, Calistoga Ranch is a secluded 157-acre resort perfect for couples hoping for a serene wine country setting. Exchange vows on Lommel Lawn, which overlooks the property's tranquil lake, before dining alfresco and then dancing the night away in the wine cave. Read real brides' reviews here!

Durham Ranch wedding ceremony

Photos: Jose Villa

Durham Ranch, St. Helena
If you love the idea of a barn wedding but are searching for something that's more modern than rustic, Durham Ranch is just the ticket. While most barns are, well, brown, this airy, light-filled barn created by interior designer Ken Fulk is a crisp, bright white on both the outside and inside. The barn's glass doors open up to an inviting pool—perfect for an alfresco cocktail hour.

Want to see more Northern California wedding venues? Check out our Northern California Venues page to find the perfect spot for your Bay Area nuptials!

UPDATED Find Local Vendors Button

Give a Subscription to Brides Magazine as a Gift

Get personalized planning advice, exclusive offers and must-read wedding news.

Thank You
for Signing Up!

Check your e-mail inbox for the latest updates from