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The Culinary Institute of America

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4.8 out of 5 rating
10 reviews
$23k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

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$23k - $30k For 100 Guests
Up to 350 guests

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, California, is a stylish wedding venue. From rehearsal dinner to reception, a wine-country celebration at this unique locale abounds with unforgettable moments. Couples are invited to toast to memories of a lifetime with world-class regional wines in a chic, contemporary setting that boasts expansive indoor and outdoor spaces. This venue hosts ceremonies and receptions, and couples can also hold their engagement party, shower, and rehearsal dinner here. The sister campus in St Helena, Greystone, is also available for romantic milestones. For those looking to tie the knot amongst the vines, the Greystone campus offers a classic backdrop for the perfect Napa Valley celebration. Couples can enjoy locally-produced wines, farm-fresh wine country cuisine, sweeping vineyard views, and Romanesque stone architecture at this historic site.

Facilities and Capacity

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia offers a selection of versatile indoor and outdoor spaces for couples to choose from, whether tying the knot with 20 or 1,000 of their closest friends. Couples envisioning an outdoor ceremony are invited to the culinary gardens at Copia, where 200 of their loved ones can watch them exchange vows. The Atrium, the largest event room at Copia, is filled with natural light and can seat 240 guests for a banquet. The tiered amphitheater overlooking the Napa River is a one-of-a-kind setting for a wedding celebration and accommodates 240 seated and up 600 standing. The amphitheater's patio is also available for a more intimate reception surrounded by lush olive trees. At The Culinary Institute at Greystone, breathtaking views of St. Helena vineyards, as well as the Greystone building itself, set a picturesque backdrop for an outdoor ceremony and cocktail reception. Greystone’s historic barrel room can accommodate up to 350 guests, and is the perfect choice for dinner and dancing after the ceremony.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at The Culinary Institute of America is on hand to support and guide couples as they plan the perfect wine country wedding. The helpful onsite team offers a range of plans to suit different types of weddings, and certain features are part of every package — including tables, chairs, tableware, linens, and votives. The CIA event team is happy to work with the to-be-weds to create a unique farm-to-table menu and select the perfect Napa Valley wine pairings. Assistance is also available with event decor, vendor selection, and creating innovative ways for guests to experience the most unforgettable Napa Valley nuptials.

Cuisine

Catering takes center stage at these memorable wedding venues. Menus are created based on the season and carefully crafted with locally-sourced ingredients for the freshest dishes possible. Menuscan be served plated or buffet style, in addition to passed hors d'oeuvres or food stations. Guests can browse local cheese and antipasti stations as they mingle at an elegant cocktail reception and make a toast to the newlyweds, while seated dinners boast full-course menu options such as sea bass, wild mushroom risotto, and seasonal fruit and vegetable dishes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$11,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$11,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

350

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

6

Describe your venue:

Garden
Historic Building
Museum

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
French Service
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Liquor License
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine

What event items are available?

Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Valet
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Mijiza S. Married on 10/20/2019
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    Absolutely Amazing!!!!

    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.

    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!!
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    Holly O. Married on 10/12/2019
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    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.

    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!

    Thank you,

    Andrea Luke
    Sales Manager
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Plan the Winter Wedding Wonderland of your dreams at The Culinary Institute of America! Locations in Downtown Napa or St. Helena.

We are offering 50% Site Fees if you book your wedding between November 1, 2022 to January 31, 2023.

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Kelsea Albrecht
Kelsea Albrecht
Special Events Sales Manager

I am a Napa Native with 10 years experience in Events & Hospitality.

My interest in the Wedding industry was initially sparked when working with San Francisco Wedding florist Michael Daigian Design. From there, I went on to manage events for Michelin Starred Chef Michael Mina and at Hotel Zeppelin.

Eventually making my way back home to Napa, where I now get to pursue my passion for Food & Weddings at The Culinary Institute of America.

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