From the rolling hills to the eye-catching vines, Sonoma County is made for romance. Imagine sipping on divine wine while watching the sun dip past the horizon and casting its dreamy, golden light through the lines of vines. Perfection! Whether looking for a honeymoon destination or wedding day location, Sonoma County has everything you could ever hope for. Abounding with luxurious private estates, romantic wineries, and every imaginable locale in between, the possibilities are endless. A wine connoisseur’s dream and a foodie’s paradise, you’ll be amazed with the quality of cuisine and beverages offered in the region. As a strong community full of inspiration and passion, Sonoma County will embrace your unique love story and provide the resources necessary to create an experience far beyond anything you could ever imagine.
AMBIANCE & WEDDINGS: If you’re daydreaming about a private estate affair, you will find a vast array of stunning properties that each offer something special and can accommodate intimate to grandiose events. Be sure to check with Off the Beaten Path Weddings, Distinct Locations, and K Group to find the perfect property! Imagine a beautifully set table at a stunning estate, delicious courses being served, delectable wine being poured, lights strung overhead, and a musician adding to the romantic ambiance; all this, and even more, can be tailored to fit your wedding day desires. Just let Off the Beaten Path Weddings know what you’re dreaming of, and it will become a reality!
As a region well-known for its superb wine and luxurious properties, Sonoma County offers no shortage of spectacular wedding options. If you’re looking to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your guests, dazzle them in every way with a Petroni Vineyards wedding. Complete with an incredible 20,000 square foot wine cave, this unique location leaves a lasting impression. With a magical ceremony site overlooking the Petroni vines, your guests will certainly be wowed. After the ceremony, guide everyone down to the wine cave and indulge in delicious courses and wine pairings that will be remembered long past the wedding day.
ACTIVITIES: Although often visited because of its fantastic wine, Sonoma County offers a little bit of everything! If you’re ready for a day of pampering and relaxation, Osmosis Day Spa will be your perfect slice of heaven. As the only spa in North America offering an enzyme cedar bath, which is heated by natural fermentation, this experience is one you won’t want to miss while in Sonoma County! You’ll leave the treatment refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of the stunning property, which includes zen gardens, a field of hammocks, and much more. Bring your bridal party and spend the day indulging and luxuriating!
If your sweet tooth has taken hold, make sure and stop by Wicked Slush. Colorful and creatively-crafted, Wicked Slush takes chilled desserts to a whole new level with their soft serve and Italian ice, which you can also combine to create an epic explosion of flavor. Plus, the eye-catching colors will make you pull out your camera for a few photo-ops!
When looking at wineries to enjoy, think outside the box and stop at an urban tasting room like K Squared Cellars. After finding your favorite wine, why not have it served at your wedding for an even more personal touch?
TIPS & TO-DOS: As agricultural powerhouses, Sonoma County farms provide high-quality, fresh ingredients to local restaurants and companies, like Off the Beaten Path Weddings, who can tailor a locally-sourced wedding menu to your liking. With farm-fresh ingredients and quality cuisine, you’ll certainly be spoiled, and oh so happy for it. And, even though this region is known for its wine, craft distilleries and breweries have made a name for themselves as well. Masterful mixologists, like the team at Alley 6, can intrigue your guests with their creative concoctions.
If navigating unknown roads is not your preference, let Beau Wine Tours be your personal chauffeur while in Sonoma County. Any vehicle and driver in their luxe fleet will allow you to sit back and fully enjoy the wineries, region, and time with your guests.
Whether you desire an intimate affair or a full-scale celebration, Sonoma County can be the heaven on earth you’re looking for. With rolling hillsides full of vines, country charm, and luxurious amenities, treat yourself and your guests to a magical getaway in Sonoma County. — Morgan Votaw
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