So, I (Leah) am off to the west coast to help dear friends from Chicago, along with my brother from San Jose, California plan their weddings in the beautiful wine country of Napa, California. What better venue for foodies and wine lovers than Napa? My Chicagoans friends are hoping to secure a quaint venue for 60 people this June, while my brother is looking for bit larger space, approx. 175 people for May of 2013.
I have my work cut out for me that’s for sure. Napa and Sonoma are extraordinary places to get hitched, the views and scenery are amazing. Postcard picturesque. And the food… Everything is a double YUM! Makes for a hard decision.
But the logistics can be very tricky. Larger hotels are not close to the vineyards and the bed and breakfasts are small and book up quick.
Downtown Napa, where the majority of the hotels are located, is about a 25 minute drive over windy hills to the best wineries. There are B&B’s throughout Napa and Sonoma, but they tend to hold 10- 12 guests at a time. One of the best ways to get your guests to and from the ceremony/reception is a car service or shuttle.
We suggest you reserve a block of rooms at the hotel of your choice, then shuttle your guest to and from the reception .
I will report back with my recommendation of car services/ shuttles/ hotels and of course the gorgeous venues.
If you have visited the Napa/ Sonoma area and have a recommendation, please let me know and I will be sure to check them out!
Otherwise check back in a few weeks to read about my adventure!