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Wineries with a chapel/church? or near by? for non-denominational/protestant wedg.

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Anyone know of a winery in Napa/Sonoma or along the coast of Northern Cali that has a chapel/church inside for the ceremony? Or, have a church nearby?

 

I've also heard of people making their own "mock" church by using a wall...has anyone seen this at a particular winery?

 

Thanks!

Caroline

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Im 99.9% sure we dont have any wineries that have a chapel or church in the Napa Valley. Also by law there are only a few Winerys that are allowed to host a wedding ceremony there, but most can hold a reception.

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Im 99.9% sure we dont have any wineries that have a chapel or church in the Napa Valley. Also by law there are only a few Winerys that are allowed to host a wedding ceremony there, but most can hold a reception.
Thanks, Stacey. Didn't realize that there will only be a few wineries that can hold a ceremony! Perhaps that will actually narrow down my search. My FH and I are most likely relocating to Bay area in the Fall and I thought it might give me a bit more control to have our wedding in the Northern Cali, but still have the feel of a destination wedding. Any winery that you might particularly recommend?

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we had our ceremony in a church in Napa and then headed over to the Gaia hotel for our reception. I actually didn't do anything but have a wine tour the day after the wedding for some guests. So many of the wineries are beyond my budget for weddings.

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we had our ceremony in a church in Napa and then headed over to the Gaia hotel for our reception. I actually didn't do anything but have a wine tour the day after the wedding for some guests. So many of the wineries are beyond my budget for weddings.
Thanks, Christine! Would you mind sharing which church you used? Did you use a Wedding planer? How was Gaia hotel?

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I was in a wedding in Northern California a few years ago. I sent my girlfriend an email to find out the name of the winery. We had the wedding and reception at the same venue. It was really beautiful! Her pictures were awesome! We were somewhere near Lodi I believe. When I get the name, I will be sure to share!

 

Tammy

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I was in a wedding in Northern California a few years ago. I sent my girlfriend an email to find out the name of the winery. We had the wedding and reception at the same venue. It was really beautiful! Her pictures were awesome! We were somewhere near Lodi I believe. When I get the name, I will be sure to share!

Tammy
Thanks, Tammy! I'll look forward to it!

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CHeck out this link. It's in Sonoma and has a chapel. Not sure if they perform weddings there or not...

:: Sonoma California : Wineries: Nicholson Ranch Vineyards and Winery

This link also is about Sonoma - and has info about building the chapel replicas for weddings. Good Luck!!!

Sonoma Wedding & Event Guide including catering, photography, and sites
Thank you! :)

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Thanks, Christine! Would you mind sharing which church you used? Did you use a Wedding planer? How was Gaia hotel?
we were married at St. John's Lutheran in Napa. My grandmother is a member, they do allow non-member weddings there but they charge more and I believe you might have to have some pre wedding education.
My family pastor knew the pastors there and since my grandmother attends church there we were able to make it all work out for us.

As for the Gaia, we were their first wedding so it was chaotic, but the facilities are pretty great and since its a hotel we were able to get a great deal on the rooms and it made my parents feel better about people not drinking and driving. Our family is all with in driving distance but most people stayed at least one night which made for a really fun atmosphere.

The ballroom at the Gaia is huge and fit all our guests easily. I believe they have since opened their resturaunt and I have heard their spa is really great.

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