What is special about destination weddings, you ask? Destination weddings are not just about the wedding day but the whole weekend experience. So we have cooked up some fun ideas and tips for a wedding weekend itinerary that you and your guests will never forget. The surroundings of Napa and wine country provide so many wonderful restaurants and scenic wineries to be sure to make your destination I do’s a weekend everyone will remember. Check out our sample Napa Valley itinerary to ensure a relaxed, refreshed and memorable wedding weekend.
We start by checking in to your hotel on Thursday to get settled for the next few days and start your relaxation before the big day arrives. Then head over to The Thomas at Fagiani’s for cocktails and dinner on the rooftop patio to take in the sweeping views of Downtown Napa and the Napa River. Be sure to kick off your night with some of their amazing hand crafted, seasonal cocktails. Because, let’s be honest, wine country doesn’t have to be ALL about the wine.
Friday, the day before you say I do! The anxiety and nerves may start to creep up on you. What better way to try and put your mind at ease than with a lovely bridesmaid brunch and spa treatments at the Silverado Resort & Spa. Their wonderful spa experience will surely provide you and your girls with an enjoyable, tranquil experience. After your ceremony rehearsal later that afternoon, head over to Tra Vigne in St. Helena for your rehearsal dinner or welcome party. Their lovely courtyard can accommodate up to 200 people if desired! Their beautiful Tuscany meets Napa Valley ambiance is sure to provide the perfect scene for your last night as an unmarried couple. The quaint garden courtyard with twinkling white lights overhead and the vine covered building as your backdrop, creates an amazing outdoor dining experience. Also, a must have on your evening’s menu is their handmade to order fresh mozzarella. It is served with warm, grilled country bread and sprinkled with a little sea salt and Napa Valley olive oil. It is seriously divine.
Saturday is Wedding Day!! While it is sure to be a fabulous day with all of your closest family and friends, enjoy every minute of it as it all flies by. And with LVL’s wonderful team on hand for the day, it is sure to be a stress-free day!
You and are now officially Mr. and Mrs. come Sunday morning! What better way to round out the weekend with a farewell brunch. Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch is a relaxed, rustic chic restaurant that is sure to provide a comforting end to your weekend. This quintessential farm to table experience is sure to be amazing and have you feeling right at home with your friends and family.
Not ready for your wine country experience to end? Should you want to indulge in any wine tastings while you are here, a few of our Napa Valley favorites are Sullivan Family Vineyards, Hall Wines, Cliff Lede Winery, and Whetstone Cellars.
Cheers to the newlyweds and I hope you come back and visit us soon!!
Photo Credit: Augie Chang and Adeline & Grace