Have a Winery Wedding
9 Reasons Why You Should Have a Winery Wedding
A winery wedding is the perfect mix of stunning views and relaxing ambiance. If you’re a wine connoisseur, I’m sure vineyard wedding venues have been on the top of your mind since your engagement. From Napa Valley and the multitude of California wineries to Tuscany’s beautiful countryside, rows of vineyards in the distance are a beautiful sight — and backdrop for your nuptials.
One of the best things about this type of “destination” wedding is that you don’t always have to travel far to find your nearest wine region. As of 2022, there are more than 7,000 wineries in the United States; you are sure to find a venue in the vines near you. If you’re looking for more of a destination spot, there is no shortage of breathtaking wineries all over the world.
We have compiled our top 9 reasons why you should have a winery wedding. Keep reading to begin planning, and daydreaming about, your vineyard-set nuptials.
1. The Views
A winery wedding definitely makes a photographer’s job more fun. Capturing the vast views and beautiful memories of your big day is so important. Those views are going to be in every one of your wedding photos, as well as ingrained in your memories. Choose a venue that highlights the perfect panorama for you.
2. The Wine
Need another reason to book a winery wedding? The wine. It’s tough to beat anything made and bottled at the source, and it’s a fact that wine tastes better when paired with beautiful views. You and your guests can indulge in the finest of wines during your wedding weekend. You can also give bottles of local wine as personalized party favors.
3. The Seamless Transition From Wedding to Honeymoon
There are so many fabulous reasons to honeymoon in the same destination as your wedding ceremony and/or reception. Winery destinations are home to some of the most beautiful resorts and spas around the world. There’s no better place to kick off your honeymoon.
4. The Exciting Guest Activities
From winery tours and private tastings to spa days and lounging by the resort pool, winery destinations offer stunning amenities and activities for guests coming in from out of town. Make sure to choose a venue and hotel accommodations that are perfectly-located near activities for your guests to partake in prior to the wedding festivities.
5. The Accompanying Décor
Choosing décor and a wedding theme or style is one of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding. When having a winery wedding, there is a style of décor that naturally complements the scenery and setting. Below, you will see how Kylie, PartySlate’s Senior Events Manager, said “I do” in dreamy Sonoma, California. Her planner, Madix & Co., and florist, Rust & Flourish, worked together to create a colorful combination of fruit and florals.
Kylie spoke to some of the reasons that she and her now-husband decided to have a destination winery wedding, saying, “We loved the idea of a destination wedding and hosting a weekend of events, so that we could maximize time with our friends and family. Sonoma was a perfect fit for the relaxed, romantic destination we were looking for — and, of course, offered great weather and amazing wine!”
6. The Temperate Weather
Choosing a wedding venue and date relies heavily on the climate of your chosen location. By choosing a vineyard wedding venue, you are likely choosing temperate weather that is perfect for al fresco dining and a tented reception. Even when the sun goes down, you will still be able to enjoy the perfect weather and ambiance.
7. The Delectable Fare
Food tastes better when paired with the perfect wine. A seasoned caterer will be able to curate a menu, complete with wine-, cocktail-, and even mocktail-pairings, that suit your wedding style. Take advantage of the locally-sourced ingredients and incorporate fresh fare into your menu.
8. The Venues & Accommodations
Although your wedding day is all about you and your significant other, considering your guests’ accommodations is key. Set your guests up in luxury at a top hotel or resort with stunning views to match. Whether your venue is at the same hotel or resort where your guests are staying or a dedicated event space, remember that accommodations matter.
9. The Best of Both Worlds
If you want a winery ambiance without travel, choose a winery in the city. Read below to find three stunning wineries and distilleries located in the heart of some of our favorite cities. If the city is more your speed, this option will allow you all of the aforementioned perks of a vineyard wedding, but in a location where you’re more comfortable.
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