Carneros Resort and Spa is a luxury resort and wedding venue located in beautiful Napa Valley California. This venue is located on 28 acres in the heart of wine country, offering views of the rolling hills and rows of lush vineyards. The venue’s modern farm-inspired design provides couples with an elegant yet informal setting in which to host their wedding event. The staff at this event venue can work with you closely to help plan a day you and your guests won’t soon forget.
Facilities and Capacity
With a variety of event spaces to choose from, couples will be impressed by the traditional vineyard setting Carneros Resort and Spa provides. The Arbor, featuring 3,000 square feet, provides an outdoor ceremony location set amongst the scenic Napa Valley vineyards. Set on an oval lawn with beautiful mountain views in the distance, this intimate space features lush landscaping and a beautiful trellis under which couples may wed. Framing the trellis are two palm trees, offering a relaxed wedding vibe to couples and their guests.
Also located outdoors, the Carneros Courtyard boasts 4,500 square feet, state-of-the-art sound and festival lighting, and a spacious lawn with rich landscaping. The centerpiece of this venue space is an oversized stone fireplace that lends an intimate yet elegant feel to any event. Couples and their guests can mingle and use this feature for incredible photo opportunities.
This venue’s indoor event spaces provide tons of natural light and high wood-beam ceilings. The Hilltop Dining Room is an elegant space that features floor-to-ceiling windows, access to an outdoor patio, and an open feel. Couples can host up to 80 guests in this space. The white walls create a bright space and allow for any wedding theme to be created. The Napa and Sonoma Ballrooms boast a farm-inspired design, and both have French doors that open to the Carneros Courtyard. These ballrooms can be divided for more intimate events or combined for larger celebrations of up to 175 guests.
Carneros Resort and Spa is a full-service wedding venue with on-site catering, bartending, and event planning. In addition to hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions, bridal showers and engagement parties, this venue offers to host elopements. Couples wishing to celebrate their elopement here can make use of one of the venue’s private cottages.
Upholding a high standard for all your wedding needs, the venue can provide a list of trusted and preferred vendors to help bring the finishing touches to your big day. Carneros Resort and Spa offers the following services:
Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli and the culinary team will work with you to create a menu made with seasonal, local foods that complement your tastes and preferences, while staying true to the influences of Northern California's agrarian traditions. Couples who book this venue will benefit from a tasting, where the chef will showcase his menu options. Chef Aaron will be sure to create a meal that leaves a lasting impression on you and your guests. Bar services include:
10 Reviews for Carneros Resort and Spa
Recommended by 99% of couples
Ann · Married on 04/26/2018
We had an intimate wedding ceremony and dinner at Carneros for 14 people. I worked with Courtney and Alisa and they were both fantastic! They were responsive, personable, friendly, and so accommodating. Courtney managed the day-of logistics and everything was perfect. She was so sweet! The Arbor (our ceremony site) is gorgeous - we booked it sight unseen - and were elated when we checked in the day before the wedding and toured the resort. I can only imagine a large wedding at Carneros would be amazing! We dined at FARM in the private wine library post ceremony and service and food was top notch. Our day was everything we imagined and more. Carneros also has a great preferred vendor list. We can't wait to return for anniversary celebrations in years to come. I highly recommend Carneros for your small wedding or elopement!Sent on 05/04/2018
Emily · Married on 10/08/2016
We hosted an intimate wedding of 50 guests in the new Arbor followed by a wedding reception in the Hilltop Dining Room. We cannot sing the praises of Carneros more and the majority of this comes not only from the scenery and venue itself but also from the AMAZING on site coordinator, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is responsive, professional and flexible. She worked with us and made us feel so relaxed every step of the way. I had no pre-wedding jitters due to the fact I knew she was on her game. I plan events for a living and have NEVER worked with a more professional on site coordinator.Sent on 10/12/2016
In Napa and Sonoma, you will come across some very beautiful venues but we did our homework and Carneros Inn has it all- stunning scenery, beautiful amenities and incredible team members (Elizabeth and her team member Natalie who assisted day of). Also, a good on site coordinator can make or break your day. Elizabeth has been in Napa for a while and knew TONS of great vendors (as well as some horror stories). She was our inside woman since we live in SF and I only run events in SF, NY, LA and have minimal experience in wine country.
Our stay at Carneros during the wedding and the days following: They bent over backwards and sent us lovely amenities during our stay! My husband and I joked that every time we left our suite, we would come back to more sparkling wine or other delicious treats. Oh yeah, they upgraded us to an INCREDIBLE suite and even let us add one more day to our stay. Everything was top notch!
Kate · Married on 06/11/2016
My husband I got married early June 2016 at the Carneros Inn and it was an absolute dream! I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a gorgeous, stress-free Napa wedding. Besides it's amazing space, we originally chose the Carneros Inn because we were looking for a Napa wedding where we could have amazing views of the valley, our band could play past 11pm and we were allowed to serve hard alcohol. (If you've just begun your venue search, you may not know this but wineries/vineyards are only allowed to serve beer and wine AND most venues in Napa/Sonoma require you to turn off you music at 10pm). Besides meeting all of our logistical "musts" it met all of our dream wedding "musts": Gorgeous grounds, an outside ceremony location with an amazing view, a separate area for cocktails and dinner (and even dancing if you wanted it). The Carneros blends a farm house/barn look with a classic elegant feel which is exactly what we were looking for.Sent on 08/01/2016
Overall, the best part about the Carneros Inn was the staff (especially the complimentary month of wedding planner, Elizabeth Harris). Over a year and a half of wedding planning I interacted with a lot of folks in the wedding industry and Elizabeth was by far the most competent, organized, professional, efficient, knowledgeable and altogether lovely one out there. She was always quick to follow-up on questions, thorough with her answers, understanding of restrictions and supportive throughout. For instance, a month before my wedding I received a call from my furniture vendor that all of my cocktail rentals were ruined at another wedding. Given I was getting married in June in Napa, there was no inventory left throughout the area, but Elizabeth helped me fix the situation in less than a week! On the day of there were a few minor disasters and Elizabeth was so good at her job that I did not know about one of them (until weeks later). She was amazing and blocking and tackling and making sure I was having the best day