We picked top wedding planner Sacha Souza's brain to create this grab-and-go cheat sheet of spots to host all your wedding-related events in California Wine Country. Plus, location specific wedding ideas you can use to jump-start your planning.

The Location: If your idea of a perfect evening is "a long dinner with friends," head to California Wine Country, where excellent food and wine enhance already romantic, intimate venues.

Wedding Planner: Sasha Souza, of Sasha Souza Events

Rehearsal dinner: Bayleaf Restaurant or 25° Brix.

Ceremony and reception: Mission San Francisco Solano or Kunde Family Estate, (pictured).

Guest hotel: Silverado Resort or Kenwood Inn and Spa

Brunch: Napa Valley Grille or The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.

Photo: Courtesy of Kunde Family Estate