Why You'll Love This Place
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Set among vineyards in Napa’s Jameson Canyon, Chardonnay Golf Club is immersed in a quintessential Wine Country landscape: Rows of Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay grapevines stretch away to oak-tufted hills, and the view west from the club’s first hole extends for miles toward distant peaks.
Being in the country, this place has a very easy-going feel to it. That includes the low-key approach Chardonnay takes to weddings. Their staff is open to what it calls “building a budget,” which means working with you to create an event that fits not only your vision, but your pocketbook, too. Ninety percent of the weddings at the club are custom packages, and 60% of all weddings here come from referrals. In other words, Chardonnay makes a lot of couples happy, and their flexibility has earned them good word-of-mouth.
Much of the club’s confidence in meeting brides’ needs is based on the talents of a seasoned staff. All of its members have worked in Napa Valley for years, and possess catering and fine-dining experience. Of special note is executive chef Adolfo Garcia, who was chef of the wildly popular Napa Valley Wine Train for several years. His food, served by an impeccably trained wait staff, is why wedding meals here have a luxe feel to them, from appetizers to dessert.
Chardonnay’s two outdoor wedding sites are distinctively different, yet both have powerful appeal. The first is beneath a majestic California Valley Oak, which club members call simply “The Oak Tree.” Its dramatic silhouette, against a backdrop of golf greens and vineyards, has made it the preferred spot for scores of ceremonies under its great branches.
The second is the Moonlight Grove, a simple rose-decked arbor at one end of a lawn whose grass is as thick and fine as a bowling green’s. The lawn fans out from an enormous, shimmering white tent where receptions are held. Inside, the venue is all graceful billows and folds (you feel like you’re dining inside a cloud!). This is an ideal site, removed from the club’s main buildings and activities, while providing country vistas and an effortless blending of indoors and out. The tent is set up around a permanent brick floor, and you can have the numerous side panels opened or closed as you like. Just steps from the tent are plenty of photo opportunities: vineyards, a small lake, a wooden bridge, under The Oak Tree or by the garden-flanked arbor at the Moonlight Grove.
Smaller receptions often use the Clubhouse, which has a 30-foot sloping ceiling and a massive sandstone fireplace. Large picture windows frame an extensive view of the golf course and hilltops beyond. The Clubhouse also has a porch with an awning for shade, and added seating in the adjacent Banquet Room.
Chardonnay has all the ingredients you need to experience the classic Napa Valley wedding you’ve always wanted.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
- Space reserved
- Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
Service Charge or Gratuity
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 350|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: Indoors, the Clubhouse and Banquet Room hold up to 200 seated guests. Outdoors, The Oak Tree accommodates up to 250 seated and the Moonlight Grove Tent holds up to 400 seated.
EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: Indoors, the Clubhouse and Banquet Room hold up to 160 seated or 300 standing; The Chardonnay Room holds 60 seated. The Moonlight Grove Tent holds up to 350 seated or 600 standing.
MEETING CAPACITY: Event spaces accommodate up to 350 guests seated at tables.
- Wedding Receptions
- Special Events, Parties
- Business Functions/Meetings
- Rehearsal Dinners
Year-round in the Clubhouse, May–October in the Moonlight Grove Tent.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Banquet Hall/Events Facility
- Golf/Country Club
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Forest/Wooded Area
- Garden Patio/Courtyard
- Golf Course Fairways
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided, or CBA, extra fee
Bride’s Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: some provided, more CBA
Parking: large lot (300+ cars)
Accommodations: no guest rooms, hotels nearby
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: n/a
View: fairways, hills, pond, forest, valley, vineyards
Other: event coordination, picnic area
But take note of the following limitations!
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required
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