Vineyards and wineries are some of the most common types of wedding venues you'll find in Napa and Sonoma valleys — no surprise there, right? But there are plenty of non-vineyard Napa wedding venues that showcase a different side of this stunning NorCal region and are just as impressive. From luxury resorts with mountain views to charming downtown restaurants, we've rounded up some of our top Napa wedding venues (plus two options in Sonoma!) for anyone who doesn't want to get married at a vineyard, because it's totally possible!
Take a look at these non-vineyard Napa wedding venues for a unique celebration.
Carneros Resort and Spa
Stunning mountain views surround this elegant rustic venue nestled in the heart of Napa. From unbeatable event spaces to luxury hotel rooms and upscale amenities, Carneros Resort and Spa offers everything you need to host a perfect wine countryside wedding, whether your guest list is large or small. The resort’s most popular event space is an intimate garden area featuring a wooden arbor and picture-perfect scenery, while the venue’s dining room (pictured above) and outdoor courtyard are ideal options for your reception. Make your wedding complete with one of the resort’s all-inclusive event packages, which include catering, coordination, bartending, linens, tableware, and more. Carneros Resort and Spa can host weddings for up to 175 guests.
Surrounded by the vineyards and rolling hillsides of St. Helena, this top-rated hotel provides you with Napa Valley’s famous views, plus all the perks of a luxury resort. Las Alcobas can host weddings for up to 120 guests and has several event areas to choose from, including a sunny lawn overlooking the nearby countryside. It’s also one of the best Napa barn wedding venues, with a spacious, modern barn featuring vaulted ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. As an all-inclusive venue, Las Alcobas provides wedding packages for catering, wedding cake, bar service, chairs, tables, and event staff.
Head slightly farther north (about an hour inland from Napa) and you’ll find Park Winters, a sprawling estate featuring a Victorian farmhouse and newly renovated barn. With a capacity of 500 guests, Park Winters is one of the largest Napa wedding venues on our list. The venue is surrounded by mountains and idyllic farmland, creating an incredibly romantic setting for an outdoor wedding in northern California. Included in the Park Winters wedding packages are the following: 12 hours of exclusive venue use, dressing rooms, sound system, catering, wait staff, dinnerware, chairs, tables, linens, basic decor, and more. Overnight accommodations at the inn and a farewell breakfast are also available for additional costs.
Auberge du Soleil
Overlooking Rutherford Hill Winery and 33 acres of olive groves, Auberge du Soleil is one of the most picturesque and prestigious Napa wedding venues. This elite resort, located in Rutherford, features three incredible event spaces, including a scenic terrace, ceremony deck, and a banquet room. With 50 guest rooms, suites, and private mansions, Auberge du Soleil is the perfect backdrop for your big day but also for hosting a destination wedding. Each room at the resort is equipped with a soaking tub, private terrace, fireplace, and Mediterranean-style decor, ensuring that you and all of your guests feel completely relaxed and pampered leading up to the big day. Auberge du Soleil offers event packages including chairs, linens, coordination, setup/breakdown, wine selections, and a reception menu created by the resort's Michelin Star culinary team.
River Terrace Inn
Waterfront Napa wedding venues are hard to come by, which is what makes the River Terrace Inn so special. This boutique hotel is located on the banks of the Napa River, with a ceremony space providing an incredible water view. After you exchange your vows, head to the venue's garden terrace or choose from one of three ballrooms for your reception. River Terrace Inn has a capacity of 300 guests and offers wedding packages for catering, bartending, and event coordination — available upgrades include chairs, linens, floral design, DJ, photography, and an officiant. The River Terrace Inn also offers overnight and honeymoon accommodations.
Depot Hotel Restaurant and Garden
For great food and a charming atmosphere, check out Depot Hotel and Restaurant in downtown Sonoma. Located less than 30 minutes from Napa and just one block from Sonoma Plaza, this inviting venue features numerous dining rooms and a poolside garden that make ideal backdrops for a laid-back or intimate wedding. The indoor event space has a maximum capacity of 100 guests, which can be increased to 150 with the addition of the adjoining outdoor area. Depot Hotel and Restaurant has an in-house event staff to help you finalize every detail for your big day, from menu selections, rehearsal dinner, setup, cleanup, and more. The venue offers a range of wedding packages for all budgets (see affordable Napa venues here) and specializes in Italian cuisine.
Ramekins Culinary School, Events & Inn
With a focus on exceptional food and European-inspired event spaces, Ramekins Culinary School is regarded as one of the best Sonoma wedding venues. For indoor events, the award-winning venue features a spacious main room with vaulted ceilings, exposed oak beams, iron chandeliers, stone fireplace, and adjoining garden. The venue’s courtyard is a beautiful setting for an outdoor ceremony or reception, and features a limestone fountain, market lights, draped sun shades, and high walls for privacy. On the wedding day, your guests can enjoy a custom menu made with seasonal ingredients from the venue’s very own farm.