Friday, January 30, 2009

Get Married in a Napa Valley Wine Cave or Barrel Room

Napa Valley equals great wine. So, what better place to have a wedding in the wine country of the Napa Valley than in the Wine Cave of The Meritage Resort in Napa, or the Barrel Room of the Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in nearby St. Helena?

The Meritage Resort
875 Bordeaux Lane
Napa, CA
707 251-1900

Located in the southern part of the Napa Valley, The Meritage Resort boasts the world's only spa in a wine cave, as well as the region's only private wedding chapel, Our Lady of the Grapes. Their Estate Cave also houses their Entertainment Cave, which serves as a unique venue for your wedding reception, accommodating up to 130 guests. If you have a larger wedding party, or wish your wedding to take place outdoors, you can always use their Vineyard Terrace, which overlooks their 8-acre private vineyard.

As the name implies, the Estate Cave is located underground, built with stone, tile and woodwork.

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 Main Street
St. Helena, CA

What's even better than wine? Food and wine! And, what better place to experience the wonderful pairing of food and wine than at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena. But, the food and wine's not the only thing Greystone has going for it when it comes to your wedding. The Greystone campus is also a great location to hold your hold your wedding, with awesome vineyard views and two unique ceremony venues - The Herb Terrace, with vineyard views, or the Historic Barrel Room, with walls of stone lined with 2,000-gallon wooden casks. The Herb Terrace holds 350 seated, while the Barrel Room holds 200 seated.

For information regarding weddings at the CIA at Greystone, you can email e_wagsta@culinary.edu

What else does the Napa Valley have going for it besides great wine? Granted, for some, that's enough. But, the Napa Valley also offers hot air ballooning, hiking, biking and shopping, as well as the hot springs and mud baths in Calistoga, which is at the northern end of Napa Valley.

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