St. Helena, California 94574
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Why We Like This Place
Consistently ranked one of the top restaurants in Napa Valley, this nirvana for foodies is also an exceptional wedding locale. Their beautifully planted edible gardens and intriguing mix of indoor and outdoor venues make this downtown St. Helena hotspot the ultimate farm-to-table experience.
The verdant property juxtaposes the old with the new: The original Gothic farmhouse is now a general store and tasting bar for their award-winning wines and olive oils, and the restaurant—once a nursery barn—boasts architectural chandeliers made from repurposed antique tractor parts. Copious trees and vegetation offer shade as well as bursts of color, but, with Long Meadow Ranch's commitment to responsible farming, nearly everything that grows here makes its way onto the menu.
Nature is the backdrop for ceremonies at this charming retreat. One romantic site features a vine-covered Pergola, but for something a bit more rustic exchange vows in the Apple Meadow, a swath of tall grass bordered by sweet apple trees. If you've got a small party, say "I do" in front of Farmstead's graceful walnut tree.
The expansive Lawn, adorned with white roses, rosemary, and espalier apple trees and surrounded by vineyards, is a wonderful spot for a large sit-down dinner or an intimate gathering of friends and family under strands of festive twinkle lights. It also has a canopy-covered stage at one end (another ceremony option!) and is outfitted with a private covered patio that's ideal for a cocktail reception.
One of the highlights of an al fresco reception can be a Live Fire experience, where the chefs spring into action to cook right in front of the guests. Carnivores in your crowd will be impressed at how they can roast an entire pig or lamb to perfection, but vegans take heart—they also grill the salad. Homemade marshmallows and Scharffen Berger chocolate are provided so your friends and family can make their own s'mores as they sit around a bonfire.
If you'd prefer to move indoors, the Barn is sleek and chic with a minimalist aesthetic that includes a polished concrete floor (excellent for music and dancing till 12:30am!), high ceiling and exposed overhead grid with mini spotlights. An entire wall of multi-paned glass overlooks the vineyards, plus access to the covered patio creates a nice indoor/outdoor flow. The smaller Potting Shed can serve as your Bridal Suite or a cozy scene for a rehearsal dinner.
Whichever setting you choose, your dining experience is sure to please. Executive Chef Stephen Barber's extensive background in Southern cooking forms the basis for Farmstead's innovative menu that elevates comfort food to the sublime. Fresh, seasonal, Long Meadow Ranch ingredients combined with a team of culinary experts—including a charcuterie specialist—means that long after the bouquet has been tossed you'll still be reminiscing about that great meal.
- Max. Seated Indoors: 120
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
- Max. Seated Indoors: 75
- Max. Seated Outdoors: 300
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Indoors: 175
- Max. Standing/Cocktails Outdoors: 500
- Max. Seated: 75
CEREMONY & EVENT/RECEPTION CAPACITY: The Barn holds 75 for a seated reception, 120 theater-style, or 175 standing guests indoors and 300 seated or 500 standing outdoors.
MEETING CAPACITY: Meeting spaces seat 75 guests.
Cost: Prices, Deposits, Etc.
50% of the food & beverage minimum is required to reserve your date and the balance is due 15 days prior to the event. The facility fee varies based on your guest count and the day and time rented. Family-style meals range $30–85/person. Tax, alcohol and a 20% service charge are additional.
Special Events, Parties
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: yes
Bride's Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: shuttle service required for parties of 30 or more
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ on site
View: fountain, grounds, mountains, valley; panorama of vineyards and gardens
Other: wireless internet
Venue ViewsFountain/Water Feature
Venue TypeBanquet Hall/Events Facility
Smoking: not allowed
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: liability required
Alternate Info: Long Meadow Ranch Winery and Farmstead Napa Valley