Carneros Resort and Spa 4048 Sonoma Highway • Napa • CA 94559


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Why You'll Love This Place

A Here Comes The Guide Wedding Venue Review

Nestled among 28 acres of rolling hills, grapevines, and unspoiled farmland, the Carneros Resort and Spa is a one-of-a-kind setting. The venue's architectural style is based on cues from the local countryside—barns, silos and ranchers' cottages—but rendered with a shot of industrial soul. The result is a clean, modernist aesthetic—and the perfect balance of rustic charm and unpretentious luxury.

Beautifully landscaped walking paths meander through flowering gardens with fountains to all the facilities on the property. At The Arbor, their premier ceremony location, you can exchange vows against a backdrop of Napa Valley vineyards and distant mountains. This site also boasts a number of enhancements, including a lovely trellis, water feature, lush plantings—even drought-tolerant, heel-friendly turf!

A wide range of inspiring event locations can accommodate the size and style of almost any celebration. The Napa and Sonoma Ballrooms showcase the resort's unique design with their soaring peaked roofs, handcrafted barn-board walls, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Both ballrooms, which can be divided into smaller sections for more intimate events, are filled with natural light and open onto the Carneros Courtyard through multiple sets of French doors.

The Carneros Courtyard is custom-made for outdoor gatherings. Along with its spacious lawn and stone fireplace, it's wired for sound and has festival lighting. It's a dream spot for an open-air cocktail reception or post-dinner cigars and cognac by a roaring fire.

For rehearsal dinners or smaller weddings and private events, reserve the Hilltop Dining Room. Its patios flank the signature infinity-edged pool, and whether you're entertaining inside the restaurant or out, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the hills and surrounding vineyards.

Wine tasting is a favorite pastime in the valley, but the resort offers a long list of other tempting activities. Let's start with eating: In addition to the Hilltop Dining Room, the FARM and Boon Fly Café round out a trio of great on-site restaurants. Get the blood moving with a yoga class, a round of bocce ball, or a swim in the lap pool (where you can recover from your exertions by lounging on the elevated deck beneath a cooling shade trellis). The Fitness Barn, overlooking the pool, provides plenty of equipment and features retractable walls to take advantage of the Napa weather. For a more relaxing approach to improving your well being, head to the Spa at Carneros. Here, you'll find an extensive menu of massages, body treatments, facials, products, and much more—all in a tranquil, healing environment.

At the end of a thoroughly satisfying day, your own little hideaway awaits. Indulge in an outdoor shower for two on your private patio with a view of bucolic vineyards and rolling hills. Then luxuriate in the heated slate floors, 800-thread-count sheets, and a match-ready fireplace. Although Carneros Resort and Spa is only an hour from San Francisco, you'll feel like you've traveled to another world, a place where beauty and serenity reign and every one of your sophisticated desires is catered to.

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Elopements & Small Weddings
With a serene and secluded atmosphere, Carneros Resort and Spa makes an ideal spot for intimate weddings and elopements where the focus is on the ceremony itself rather than a large reception.

Elopement Packages (up to 18 people) include a choice of ceremony site, officiant, bouquet + bout, 90 minutes of professional photo coverage, solo guitarist, and sparkling wine and sweet or savory bites following the ceremony. Pricing starts at $6,000 Monday–Thursday, and $8,000 Friday or Sunday.

Prices: What's this going to cost?

Rental Fee
  • $5,000–35,000/event
  • Rental fee varies depending on:
    • Space reserved
Food & Beverage Minimum
  • $6,000/event and up
  • Food & Beverage minimum varies depending on:
    • Guest count
Meals (when priced separately)
  • $200–300/person
  • Pricing includes food & beverage.

Service Charge or Gratuity
  • 24%


Indoors Outdoors
Ceremony Seated 175 300
Cocktails, etc. Standing 175 300
Reception Seated 175 300
Meetings Total meeting capacity for this venue is 300.

Venue Details

Site Uses

  • Ceremony
  • Outdoor Ceremony
  • Wedding Receptions
  • Outdoor Reception
  • Elopement Packages
  • Small Wedding
  • All-Inclusive
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Special Events / Parties
  • Business Functions / Meetings
  • On-Site Accommodations
  • Late Night
  • LGBTQ+ Friendly

Essential Info


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Amplified Music

Acoustic Only

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible


Year-round, daily, anytime.

Venue Type

Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:

  • Banquet Hall / Events Facility
  • Garden
  • Hotel
  • Inn / Lodge
  • Ranch / Farm
  • Resort / Spa
  • Patio / Deck / Terrace

Venue Views

Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!

  • Garden
  • Hills
  • Landscaped Grounds
  • Meadow / Fields
  • Mountains
  • Other View
  • Panoramic
  • Pool Area
  • Valley
  • Vineyard

Services & Amenities

Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:

Catering: in-house
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: provided
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: provided
Dressing Area: CBA
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: 100 cottages and private homes
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: BBQ CBA
Cleanup: provided
View: garden, meadow, mountains, vineyards, hills, pool
Other: spa services


But take note of the following limitations!

Alcohol: in-house
Smoking: outdoors only
Music: amplified OK indoors; outdoors, acoustic only with volume restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: not required


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Alternate Info: Previously known as: The Carneros Inn