The Panel

535 W Napa St, Sonoma, CA 95476 Map · Phone number
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About The Panel

Need unique ADULT ONLY event space for your small Sonoma wedding event? We've got you covered!

The Panel Wine Lounge has some beautiful & unique spaces for your special wedding-centric event! We can accomodate up to 65 people seated and a little over 100 for a mix-n-mingle wedding event, including (for those 21 & older only):

  • Wedding Weekend Welcome reception, to welcome your wedding guests to Sonoma
  • Small casually-seated wedding receptions (under 65) and small mix-n-mingle receptions (under 125)
  • Special bachelor/bachelorette wine tastings (including custom facilitated blind tastings and/or food pairings)
  • Bridal (or groom!) showers
  • Post-wedding brunches or send-off events

We have a professional event planner in-house (no charge for booked events), who can help make your event spectacularly (or simply) memorable. The Panel staff will work to customize your event and add cool touches you may have never dreamed you could acquire, because of our planner's insider access to unique event resources.

Stop by during business hours to check us out for your upcoming event. We want to make the exploration process as simple as it should be: just pop-in and take a peek around. We will give you access to all our event spaces. When you are ready to sit down and discuss your event's details, we're happy to schedule time to explore the possibilities to make your day exactly how you want it to be! (PLEASE NOTE: In an effort to keep our lovely lounge space open to the public, we limit the number of private events that we accommodate, so planning ahead is recommended.)

If you're looking for a hip, memorable space with outstanding customer service, to chill with your favorite people in celebration of your wedding - get in here! We'll make sure you have happy memories to last a lifetime.

For detailed event information, please email our Event Planner at info@panelwines.com.

Cheers to YOU!

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5 Reviews for The Panel

Recommended by 100% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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  • Meredith

    Meredith G. · Married on 08/01/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Created a Perfect Evening of Wine, Food & Friends

    The Panel provided us with a lovely intimate and comfortable space that was perfect for a gathering of our friends and family. They’re diverse selection of both local and global wines suited all the palates, and they paired them with delicious and beautifully prepared cheese, charcuterie, nut and fruit platters. The best part was the Panel’s friendly, enthusiastic and extremely hospitable team that hosted the evening!

    Sent on 09/04/2019
  • Meghan

    Meghan M. · Married on 03/23/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Chic and Personal

    We had our wedding reception here in March and it was absolutely perfect for us. We were looking for a personal, chic space and we found it here! Dar and Charlie helped us choose the best wines for our budget from their extensive list that included everything from Sonoma springtime sippers, to French champagne, to hearty Napa reds. They also provided their signature "epic" charcuterie platter and passed apps but they also allowed us to bring in other catered food and passed those around, as well! They were professional and flexible with our florist, cake makers and other vendors. Dar even decorated the place for us with lights and extra flowers! Big hearts, flexibility and personalized service are the hallmarks of the owners; casual-chic wine country offerings are the hallmarks of the space.

    Sent on 09/03/2019
  • Amanda

    Amanda B. · Married on 12/14/2018

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Charming & perfect

    What a charming place to have a Wedding Weekend Welcome party!

    We were looking to have our wedding welcome weekend party in Sonoma and saw the great reviews on Yelp and decided to check it out! After meeting with one of the owners, Dar (former wedding planner, by the way), who was amazing, we ended up holding our wedding weekend welcome party at The Panel and it was P E R F E C T - our family and friends loved it! They’re still talking about it and we are all planning a return trip this fall.

    The place is European charming with nice little comfy seating areas all over the place (think velour loveseats, nice chairs, low-pub tables). Oh and the patio is perfect for those who prefer to hang out outdoors (they even have a fire feature now). We had about 75 of us in and out all evening and the staff killed it - Zoë the daughter is so charming and Charlie and Dar were so hospitable. No detail was too small (Dar even created this cool wooden dessert stand for us when I told her we were going “rustic chic” and had desserts we wanted to bring in)! We had to ship some gift items from out of state, too, and they stored boxes for us (which other places wouldn’t do).

    OH and the wine selection is phenomenal! We had relatives from Spain and we were able to choose Sonoma, Napa and SPANISH wines (totally winning!). The Tempranillo they had in house was better than some of our chosen high-end Napa Cabs. Their bubble selection is AMAZING as well - lots of high-end grower-producer champagne and you won’t get price-gouged. Fun beers on draft too for the bro-crew and my IPA-loving maid of honor.

    The charcuterie they catered was BOMB. Everyone loved it (my favorite was the honey-drenched blue cheese and crostini).

    Couldn’t have picked a better place or better people to host our welcome to Sonoma! One of the best wedding choices we made! (Oh and the pricing was TOTALLY reasonable compared to some of the other places we received quotes from.). We loved our Panel event!!

    Sent on 09/03/2019

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The Panel Pricing

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The Panel FAQ

  • 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?
    $ 800.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?
    $ 800.00
  • 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?
    $ 500.00
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?
    $ 500.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    China
    Clean Up
    Event Planning
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Parking
    Set Up
    Tables
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Specialty Wine
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
    125
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
    20
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
    2
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
    Loft
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Liability Insurance
    Outside Vendors
    Pet Friendly
    Set Up
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Specialty Beer
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Chairs
    Decor
    Furniture
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    Flatware
    Glassware
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May

2 Wedding Deals & Discounts

  • The Panel 1
    5% discount for WeddingWire couples
    If you found us on WeddingWire we will give you a 5% discount on our services. Remember to show us your voucher when you come see us.
  • The Panel 2
    10% Early Booking 2020

    Save 10% off your venue fee for 2020 events booked online prior to October 31, 2019!

Map

  • 535 W Napa St Sonoma, CA, 95476 See on map
    7079387152 (Phone number)
    4407147023 (Other Phone Number)
    Tues - Friday 3 pm to 9 pm Saturday 12 pm to 9 pm
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The Panel frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at The Panel?

The Panel includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:

  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At The Panel, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

The Panel includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:

  • Cake Cutting

At The Panel, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at The Panel includes:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Specialty Wine

What are the most important characteristics of The Panel in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by The Panel for wedding events is known for:

  • Historic Building
  • Loft

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at The Panel for wedding events?

The Panel offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:

  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does The Panel offer?

The Panel offers the following types of wedding events:

  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does The Panel offer for wedding events?

The Panel offers the following services for wedding events:

  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Liability Insurance
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does The Panel have available for wedding events?

The Panel offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:

  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend The Panel and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

The Panel is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does The Panel offer?

The Panel currently offers 1 special WeddingWire promotion and 1 discount promotion for wedding services.