St. Helena Wedding Venue
1111 White Lane
St. Helena, California 94574
The scenic Napa Valley abounds with grand wineries, many of them doing big business these days. With so many players vying for a visitor’s attention, the “little gems” may go unnoticed. It would be a shame to miss out on V. Sattui, a small family winery run by the fourth generation of Sattuis, who demonstrate both pride in their winemaking traditions and warm hospitality. Even the marketing of their award-winning wines is a personal affair—all vintages are sold directly to their customers via mail-order or at the winery itself. This is the sort of authentic quality and old-fashioned charm that sets just the right note for heartfelt special occasions.
Founded in 1885, V. Sattui occupies a massive vine-covered stone building in the classic manner of Early California. The surrounding landscape is quintessential Napa: a backdrop of magnificent hillsides covered with chaparral and live oaks; acres of lush, green lawns; and row upon row of grapevines.
Like the grapes themselves, wedding ceremonies flourish in such a bucolic environment. A stone patio in front of the winery has several small terraces that make a dramatic descent down to a courtyard hugged by the two-story winery. A path sprinkled with rose petals marks the wedding aisle, and flowering shrubs, saplings, a gnarled oak, and garlands draped on the balconies create a lovely garden atmosphere. Evening ceremonies in the courtyard are magical, with luminarias flickering along the aisle and twinkle lights illuminating the balconies. For larger weddings, say “I do” under the ivy-covered tower that overlooks an expanse of emerald lawn bordered by colorful flowerbeds, with the magnificent vista of the Napa Valley in the distance.
While the bridal party takes photographs in the many picturesque settings on the property, guests soak up the vineyard ambiance on the front patio, where water splashing from a large Mediterranean-style fountain contributes to the festive mood.
Have one of the outdoor areas set for an al fresco reception, or invite guests to dine in a castle-like wine cellar, where hand-hewn stone walls, heavy ceiling timbers and wine barrels evoke an Old World atmosphere. A pleasant, piquant aroma wafts from the aging wines, kept behind wrought-iron gates in four caves reached through a stone archway. The cellar takes on a haunting beauty by candlelight, so go ahead and lavish the room with votives—in wall ledges, atop rows of oaken barrels, on the tables. Fancy candelabras are an elegant effect, and draping the barrels with Tivoli and icicle lights add even more sparkle.
At V. Sattui, the wine you serve will be as appreciated as the scenery. Among their many accolades, V. Sattui was awarded the 2006 Golden Winery Award, the California State Fair’s top honor. They can even personalize wine bottles with gold foil labels commemorating your celebration. Their fine varietals are paired with the exquisite cuisine served up by V. Sattui’s own Michelin Star Chef, Stefano Masanti from the Lombardia region of Italy. You and your guests will savor every detail of your culinary experience! In fact, everything at this historic venue will make your celebration a landmark event.
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Tower Lawn holds 250 seated or standing; the Cellar holds 250 seated or standing; the Stone Courtyard accommodates 180 seated or 250 standing.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Barrel Cellar holds 250 seated guests; the tri-level stone courtyard holds 180 seated; and the Tower Lawn holds 250 seated or standing guests.
MEETING CAPACITY: The Barrel Cellar holds 300 seated theater-style or classroom-style and 250 seated conference-style.
A nonrefundable deposit of 50% of the site rental fee is required to reserve your date. The remaining balance plus a final guest count are due 30 days prior to the event. The site rental fee ranges $4,000–10,950 depending on the date of the event.
Special Events, Parties
Catering: provided or select from list
Kitchen Facilities: prep only
Linens, Silver, etc.: through caterer
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guestrooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: no
View: vineyards, hills, garden, valley, fountain
Other: tents/canopies CBA; barrel room heaters provided
Banquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors, acoustic outdoors
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: certificate required
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Year-round, daily 6pm–11pm.
Alternate Info: V Sattui Winery V. Sattui Vineyards V. Sattue Winery V. Satui Winery