The Culinary Institute of America

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About The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America in Napa, California, is a stylish wedding venue. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, a wine-country celebration at this unique setting abounds with unforgettable moments. Couples are invited to experience special toasts with regional wines in a chic, contemporary setting. This venue hosts ceremonies and receptions, but couples can also hold their engagement party, shower, and rehearsal dinner here. The sister campus in Greystone, California, is also available for romantic milestones.

Facilities and Capacity

The Culinary Institute of America offers a selection of spaces for couples to choose from, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests at a standing reception. Couples who have envisioned an outdoor ceremony are invited to the culinary gardens, where 200 of their loved ones can watch them exchange vows. The Atrium, the largest event room, is filled with natural light and can seat 400 guests for a banquet. The tiered amphitheater overlooking the Napa River is a one-of-a-kind setting for a wedding celebration and accommodates 400 seated people. The amphitheater's patio is also available for a more intimate reception surrounded by lush olive trees.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at The Culinary Institute of America is on hand to support and guide couples as they plan their big day. They offer a range of plans to suit the different types of weddings couples might want. Certain features are part of every package, including tables, chairs, tableware, linens, and votives. The team is happy to work with the to-be-weds to create a unique menu and find the perfect beverage pairings. Their assistance is also available with event decor and creating innovative ways for guests to experience masterfully crafted food.

Cuisine

Catering takes center stage at this memorable wedding venue. Menus are created based on the season, for the freshest dishes possible. Food can be served in a buffet or banquet, as well as hors d'oeuvres and stations. Guests can browse local cheese and antipasti stations as they mingle at an elegant cocktail reception and make a toast to the newlyweds. Seated dinners boast options like sea bass, wild mushroom risotto, and summer fruit salad. Desserts are equally delectable, but can also be replaced with a wedding cake.

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9 Reviews for The Culinary Institute of America

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.6

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    Holly Odea · Married on 10/12/2019

    5.0
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      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    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!

    Thank you,

    Andrea Luke
    Sales Manager
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    Vernon Laquindanum · Married on 08/11/2019

    5.0
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    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,
    Congratulations on your wedding, it was our pleasure to have you and your guests here at Copia for your big day! I am so glad you all had a great experience and enjoyed the food, we really appreciate the feedback and can't wait to see more photos! Please come back and visit from time to time- we are truly honored to be a part of your wedding!

    Thank you so much :)

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The Culinary Institute of America FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    No
  • 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)
    Wedding Cake
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Champagne Toast
  • 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
  • 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
    Cake
    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
    Outside Cake
    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?
    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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1 Wedding Deal & Discount

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    Winter/Spring 2020- 15% OFF!

    Book your wedding for January-April 2020 and recevie 15% off our package pricing. $12K food and beverage minimum applies. Please inquire!

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