Viansa Sonoma 25200 Arnold Drive • Sonoma • CA 95476
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Why You'll Love This Place
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If you’ve ever gone wine tasting in Sonoma, you probably noticed Viansa as you drove into the county, or maybe you caught a glimpse of it on your way back home. If, however, you actually stopped to visit the winery, chances are you didn’t get much further. This place is so wonderful, it’s easy to spend hours here—sampling the wines, having lunch, shopping in the Italian Marketplace and just strolling the grounds. Set atop a hill overlooking the Valley of the Moon and resembling a Tuscan Villa, Viansa embraces you with Italian hospitality and satisfies all your senses.
The Villa (aka the winery building), with its tiled roof, terracotta walls and shuttered windows is your first taste of Tuscany. A series of French doors along the left wing open onto a circular courtyard, flanked by olive trees and grapevines; colorful flowerpots encircle the fountain in the center and mark the perimeter.
To the right of the Villa a stone-walled staircase takes you past the thriving grapevines on either side up to a huge bronze door at the top. As you pass through the doorway, you enter a thoroughly enchanting hilltop “village.” To one side is an intimate fountain courtyard, enclosed by ivy-clad walls and shaded by silvery olive trees. A few steps further are the expansive Main Lawn, a picnic area beneath a trellis laced with grapevines, and the Italian Marketplace. Everywhere you look you’ll see bright red geraniums spilling out of planters, wrought-iron benches and, of course, the delicate presence of olive trees shimmering in the sun.
Once the winery closes to the public, Viansa is yours to enjoy. Get married in the circular courtyard or candlelit wine cellar. The venue’s newest reception space is the versatile Pavilion. Available year-round, it provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Sonoma Valley, the estate vineyards, and coastal wetlands.
Before the sun sets completely, take a walk up to Upper Lawn, the highest point of the property. From the edge of the plateau you have a fantastic vista of Viansa’s 91 acres of restored wetlands far below. This seasonal home to one million ducks, shorebirds and golden eagles also attracts avid bird watchers during peak migrations every spring.
The people at Viansa have long felt that Americans should be able to enjoy wine and food together, just as Italians have done for centuries. Guests who dine here appreciate the extraordinary amount of care that goes into the cuisine and service, and they have responded with their patronage: 80% of the winery’s event business is word of mouth. At Viansa, they’ve not only created an exquisite environment for celebrating, they’ve made it possible for each guest to have an unforgettably delicious Italian experience.
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Intimate Weddings for 25 guests start at $1,500 and include:
- 2-hour exclusive venue use
- Access to the winery property for photos
- A bridal suite
- Ceremony garden chairs and wine barrels
The Romantic Proposal Package starts at $450 and includes an intimate winery setting and a table for 2 with a bottle of sparkling wine.
Prices: What's this going to cost?
- Rental fee varies depending on:
- Day of week
- Time of year
- Type of event
All rentals include:
- 6-hour event time (5:30–11:30pm)
- 1-hour ceremony rehearsal if the ceremony will be held on site
- Tables and white garden chairs
- VIP wine tasting for wine selection (up to 4 people)
- Two dressing suites
Saturdays | $15,000
Fridays & Sundays | $12,500
Weekdays | $8,500
|Meetings||Total meeting capacity for this venue is 220.|
CEREMONY CAPACITY: The Courtyard and the Lawn each accommodate up to 400 seated guests.
EVENT/RECEPTION & MEETING CAPACITY: Indoors, the facility holds 220 guests.
- Outdoor Ceremony
- Wedding Receptions
- Outdoor Reception
- Elopement Packages
- Small Wedding
- Rehearsal Dinner
- Special Events / Parties
- Business Functions / Meetings
$ • $$ • $$$
The winery is open year-round. Weddings take place in the evenings only; call for details.
Buildings, other structures, and natural settings available at this venue:
- Winery / Vineyard
- Patio / Deck / Terrace
- Private Estate
Peep the views you’ll enjoy from this venue!
- Landscaped Grounds
Services & Amenities
Feel like a VIP with these services and amenities:
Catering: select from approved list
Kitchen Facilities: n/a
Tables & Chairs: provided
Linens, Silver, etc.: through rental company
Restrooms: wheelchair accessible
Dance Floor: area provided
Dressing Area: yes
AV/Meeting Equipment: CBA, extra fee
Parking: large lot
Accommodations: no guest rooms
Outdoor Night Lighting: yes
Outdoor Cooking Facilities: pizza oven
View: Sonoma Valley, mountains, vineyards, wetlands preserve
Other: event coordination
But take note of the following limitations!
Alcohol: in-house wine and beer
Smoking: outside only
Music: amplified OK with restrictions
Wheelchair Access: yes
Insurance: extra liability insurance required
Other: no confetti, rice, birdseed, glitter, tacks, or nails; children must be supervised
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