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:
Recommended by 95% of couples
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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.Sent on 08/13/2019
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.
The Culinary Institute of America's reply:Hi Vernon and Mabel,
Rana · Married on 08/25/2018
My husband and I had our wedding at Copia in August. It was nothing short of amazing! We had a small group (50) and most places we looked at had a minimum charge of 80-100 people. We came across Copia online and discovered they had an elopement wedding package. This was the best find ever!! Instead of charging a pricey venue fee, they charge per person. The package included florals, wedding cake, buffet style dinner, tables, linens, chairs, and drinks. We added signature cocktails and beer for an additional cost, but wine and champagne were included. Everything was beautiful and the event went seamless the day of. The wedding coordinator, Lisa, was great and always took care of any questions and concerns we had. This is a highly recommended wedding venue! They are experts at hosting events and of course, cooking! All of our guests are still staying how good the food was. Check this place out if you're hosting a small wedding!Sent on 09/28/2018
The Culinary Institute of America's reply:Hi Rana,
User2748645 · 2+ years ago
Wonderful reception location! They did an amazing job from the staff, food and venue. The pictures are amazing! A lot of history in this building. Such a please to work with. The service was amazing and all of our guests are still talking about the food. Amazing night for all!!! So glad we found it and everything worked out perfectly!Sent on 11/01/2012
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!