The Truth About Having a Castle Wedding in Napa and Sonoma


Are you dreaming of getting married in a castle? You don’t have to travel to Europe to find a castle for your royal wedding. American castle weddings in Napa and Sonoma can revival any European castle without having to travel across the world.

Castle weddings come straight from the storybooks and provide a stunning and unique backdrop. Castles are enchanting. They are Napa and Sonoma’s best-kept secret!

You can play the part of an inspired Kate and William style royalty wedding: arriving in a horse-drawn carriage, a candlelit cocktail hour with the best wine valley views, and dancing your first dance in a luxe ballroom.

Having a castle wedding in Napa and Sonoma can fulfill your greatest wedding fantasies.

You can have a castle wedding even if you aren’t looking for a princess theme. Think princess gown and groom on a white horse. The long history of a castle might just be the perfect symbol to represent your love.

If you are looking for a romantic, historic wedding venue, this post will guide you on the top venues to have a castle wedding in Northern California.

Having a Castle Wedding in Napa and Sonoma – 3 Venues

Napa and Sonoma are not only home to the most beautiful vineyards in the world, but you can also find some enchanting castles nestled amongst the acreage of grapevines.

Because Napa and Sonoma are known for their world-class wines, the wines at your wedding will be the best quality. You may want to book your venue early and choose a date before the grape harvest, so the vines are still bursting with life.

Castle Venues:

Ledson Winery & Castle: Located in the heart of Sonoma Valley, the castle is a French Normandy structure with sweeping staircases, cathedral windows, and the marble and ornate wood inlays provide a beautiful wedding destination.

Castello Di Amorosa: This is a 13th Century inspired Tuscan castle located in Napa Valley. There are so many venue spots to choose from within this castle. You can choose the Great Hall, Grand Barrel Room, The Courtyard, The Lower Courtyard, Il Passito and Il Passito patio, The Fourth Cellar, The Terrace, The Sunken Courtyard, Lake Mario, and The Chapel.

Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery: With 5 acres of meandering paths and year round flowers; this makes a very romantic wedding castle venue. Think garden wedding amongst the most beautiful flowers, trees, shrubs, and statues.

Having a Castle Wedding in Napa and Sonoma – A Unique Venue

While this isn’t an actual venue, consider renting a private castle on Airbnb. As of this writing, there is one available that has been built to replicate a French Fortress.

This particular castle located in Northern California was built in 1921 and looks like a beautiful medieval castle. There are koi ponds, bubbling fountains, and lush gardens.

Be willing to think outside the box when it comes to your castle wedding. I can help you plan your wedding in the most professional and creative ways! Contact me here.