From the rehearsal dinner to the wedding reception, a San Francisco Bay wine-country wedding at The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley provides culinary and hospitality experts to help plan every detail of the celebration. Now with two gorgeous venues that effortlessly provide the perfect backdrop for exquisite wedding photos, special toasts to the couple with regional wines and once-in-a-lifetime, memory-inspiring moments.
The CIA at Greystone: the renowned, historic castle-like building surrounded by fragrant gardens, manicured lawns and abundant vineyards sets the romantic stage for the exchanging of nuptials.
The CIA at Copia: the modern beauty in downtown Napa is home to bright, open spaces, culinary gardens, and the tiered Amphitheater that overlooks the Napa River.
Facilities and Capacity
The Culinary Institute of America is a large venue that can accommodate up to 500 guests in their indoor and outdoor event spaces.
The venue offers the following wedding day event services:
9 Reviews for The Culinary Institute of America
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Mijiza Sanchez · Married on 10/20/2019
My husband & I are both foodies! Our favorite place in our house is the kitchen. We have taken several cooking classes at CIA & love the venue. We were so delighted to find out that the do weddings there. Andrea was a joy to work with. She listed to our needs, was super responsive & flexible & just plain awesome. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect venue in wine country to start our lives together. Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was.Sent on 11/06/2019
The Culinary Institute of America's reply:Thank you Mijiza, it was such a pleasure working with you and Thank You for choosing the Culinary Institute of America for your big day- can't wait to see pictures!!
Holly Odea · Married on 10/12/2019
Incredible service, excellent food, large beautiful space
Wow! Greystone did a fabulous job of making our daughter’s wedding an event to remember. The food for 185 people was delicious; the service was beyond attentive; and the professionalism of the staff was outstanding. No need to look elsewhere. This is a 10 stars out of 5 venue.Sent on 10/21/2019
The Culinary Institute of America's reply:Thank you so much Holly, it was such a pleasure working with you throughout the process and making this day special. We wish Erin and Evan all the best in their life together!
Vernon Laquindanum · Married on 08/11/2019
Wonderful people at a wonderful venue made for a wonderful wedding
Could not say more nice things about this place. Every single person we worked with here was incredible in every way: responsiveness, helpful, clear, professional, kind, and accommodating. Even the wait and service staff on the day off went above and beyond for us. Hugely grateful to everyone, and especially Andrea, Sonia, and Ursula for all their help (and patience) coordinating the event.
But even moreso: the space itself is both massive, varied, and gorgeous. The different shots we were able to get with our photographer makes it seem like we went to different parts of Napa just to get the shots. It was an absolutely stunning place to get married, and we could not be happier.
Finally, the food: likely the best wedding food we've ever had, and according to our guests, the best they've ever had as well. Even just the food during cocktail hour got high praise from otherwise picky family members. The place truly loves up to his name, and the Chef and pastry Chef did an absolutely amazing job (wish I could remember their names, but even during our tastings, they were incredibly kind and helpful).
We could not have been happier with going with this place, truly.Sent on 08/13/2019
The Culinary Institute of America's reply:Hi Vernon and Mabel,
The Culinary Institute of America Price Rates
Book your wedding for January-April 2020 and recevie 15% off our package pricing. $12K food and beverage minimum applies. Please inquire!