Thinking of proposing in Napa?
Did you know that the majority of Napa’s wineries prohibit marriage proposals because wineries are not permitted to host anything wedding related? Surprising right? Especially since a marriage proposal is MUCH different than a wedding. Here is the other catch, most wineries book their last tastings at 4pm so if you were look for that dreamy, sunset proposal during the summer or early fall when it doesn’t get dark until 7:30pm, those times don’t quite add up.
Luckily after planning custom wedding proposals in Napa for the last 11 years, we’ve found gems that are wineries who permit proposals and also non wineries that still encompass the romance of Napa so you can propose during that gorgeous sunset hour.
I even paid Napa a visit last weekend as we are always looking for the very best places for our amazing couples!
Let me preface that we have a handful of selected wineries we LOVE for Napa engagements so I’m sharing just a few. Fall is such a beautiful season because of their harvest but the beauty of Napa is that anytime of year the valley feels romantic.
A select few of The Yes Girls favorite places for engagements in Napa!
Hotel Villagio | The Estate
The resorts beautiful grounds run across downtown Yountville. Engagements can take place inside the Social – their new farmhouse style venue or in the vineyards. Best part? If you want that sunset proposal you can get the look of the vineyards while being able to propose at sunset since it remains open (unlike wineries).
Let’s talk about taking you to that chic European vibe. The winery is stunning with a historic museum and stunning fountains. This place is ideal for an outdoor Napa proposal.
During Harvest season they offer grape stomping and private tastings. Their grounds have that rustic elegance that make it comfortable and serene for wine tasting near the vineyards.
Since this winery is located in Sonoma they get to play by different rules which means, they allow proposals and we love setting them up here because there are various indoor and outdoor options to choose from!