Helpful stuff
This page is a work in progress of helpful tips, lists, and hopefully (if I can figure out how to do it) links to word docs I used for my wedding.
126 love quotes I used for the tags on guests chairs: Wedding love quotes


Our wedding ceremony: wedding ceremony


My programs were ...let's just say, not fun to format. It won't transfer to a google doc or cut and paste well. If you woudl like it to use as a template, e-mail me: californiaborn at sbcglobal dot net.


Link to wedingbee's Miss Fondue's vendor worksheets/ checklists post: here


An ever growing list of venues in the greater Napa/Sonoma area:


Carneros Inn Napa, CA

Napa Estate Not quite sure where in Napa, contact Piper Johnson Catering for more details (I do not recommend PJC!) Possibly called Monticello Vineyards.

Frazier Winery Napa, CA-VERY cool property and caves that go on forever. Lots of room for creativity.

Churchil Manor Napa, CA

Blue Violet Mansion Napa, CA: MAy be closed for renovation

Napa Valley Opera House Napa, CA

Auberge du soleil Off the Silvarado Trail
Black Stallion Winery Off Silverado Trail

Meritage Resort and Spa Napa, CA

Aaron's Vineyards Napa, Ca

Copia Napa, CA

Christian Brothers Retreat Napa, CA

Silverado Resort and Spa Napa, CA

Cottages of Napa Valley Napa, CA: Great place to elope

Meadowood Napa Valley St. Helena, CA

Culinary Institute of America Greystone St Helena, CA: Awesome archetecture!

Harvest Inn St. Helena, CA

V. Sattui Winery St. Helena, CA: Simply gorgeous! From the makers of Castello de Amorosa (below)

Castello de Amorosa just north of St. Helena, CA: If you could afford it, the setting of a dream.

Beaulieu Vineyards Rutherford, CA: Seriously beautiful venu. Catered exclusively through Paula LuDuc Fine Catering

Hall Rutherford Rutherford, CA: AMAZING chandelier!!!!

Villagio Inn and Spa Yountville, CA: Amazing barrel room!

Vintners Golf Club Yountville, CA

Hans Fahden Vineyards Calistoga, CA: We are very happy with choosing HF!

Solage Calsitoga Silvarado Trail, Calsitoga, CA




Viansa Winery Sonoma, CA

Lodge at Sonoma Sonoma, CA

Sonoma Secret Gardens Sonoma, CA: For a bride on a buget

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa Sonoma, CA

Sebastiani Winery Sonoma, CA

MacArthur Place Sonoma, CA

Cline Cellars Sonoma, CA

Cornerstone Gardens Sonoma, CA: A blank canvass

Buena Vista Winery Sonoma, CA: Great two-story, open center building for reception.

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Sonoma, CA

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma, CA

Annadel Winery and Garden The Sonoma Valley, CA: Available exclusively through Paula du Luc Catering ($$$$) (A comparable site for less cash would be Kunde)

Casa Vecchia Estate and Vineyards Sonoma Hwy, CA

Chateau St. Jean Sonoma Hwy, CA

B.R. Cohn Winery Glen Ellen, CA Mind blogwingly beautiful ceremony site, a must see!

Vineyard Ranch and Barn Glen Ellen, CA

Beltane Ranch Glen Ellen, CA

Atwood Ranch Glen Ellen, CA

Kunde Family Estate Winery Kenwood, CA: Check out the websites gallery of weddings. The dunfillian ruins or aging caves both look like dreamy places to have a ceremony.

Kenwood Farms and Gardens Kenwood, CA

Simi Winery Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Country Gardens Healdsburg, CA: beautiful ceremony site and barn.

Barndiva Healdsburg, CA

Madrona Manor Healdsburg, CA

Chateau Felice Windsor, CA: kohler44's project wedding bio

St. Francis Winery Santa Rosa, CA

Safari West Santa Rosa, CA: (just down the road from Hans Fahen in Calistoga, silly city/county lines) For a truly different location. Pretty ceremony site.

Mayacama country club Santa Rosa, CA

Mark West  Lodge Santa Rosa, CA

Santa Rosa Golf and Country Club Santa Rosa, CA

Paradise Ridge  Santa Rosa, CA

Fountain Grove Golf and Athletic Club Santa Rosa, CA

Vintners Inn Santa Rosa, CA

Church of the incarnation Santa Rosa, CA: As seen in stylemepretty

Doubletree Inn Rohnert Park, CA

Garden Valley Ranch Petaluma, CA: In the beautiful Liberty Valley a picturesque rose nursery, in my home town so I'm partial.

Vine Hill House Sebastopol, CA

Sebastopol Country Gardens Sebastopol, CA

The Little House Geyserville, CA

Compass Rose Gardens Bodega Bay, CA



Unity Center Novato, CA

Inn Marin Novato, CA

Stonetree golf club Novato, CA

St Mary's Church Niccasio, CA: Unbelievably quaint church where DH was baptised, in a town he grew up in.

Falkirk Mansion San Rafael, CA

Mill Valley Community Center Mill Valley, CA

Outdoor Art Club Mill Valley, CA

San Francisco Thoeolgical Seminary San Anselmo, CA

Marin Art and Garden Center Ross, CA

Olema Inn Olema, CA

Point Reyes Seashore Lodge Point Reyes, CA

Sausalito Presbyterian Church Sausalito, CA: Beautiful, cozy church with bay views.

Old St. Hillary's Church Tiburon, CA: A must see!!!

Solano County:

Hiddenbroke Golf Club Vallejo, CA



 Hotels in the Napa/Sonoma area:


Best Western Inn at the Vines
100 Soscol Ave., Napa, Ca. 94559

Best Western Cordelia
4373 Central Place,
Fairfield, C, 94534

Harvest Inn
One Main St., St. Helena, Ca. 95474

Napa River Inn
500 Main Street, Napa, Ca. 94559

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel and Spa
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa, Ca. 94558

Silverado Resort
1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa, Ca. 94558

The Carneros Inn
4048 Sonoma Hwy., Napa, Ca. 94559

The Meritage Hotel at Napa
875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, Ca. 94558

Villagio Inn and Spa
6481 Washinton St., Yountville, Ca. 94599

Vintage Inn
6541 Washington St., Yountville, Ca. 94599


Sonoma Valley Visitor’s Bureau
453 1st St. East, Sonoma CA 95476
(707) 996-1090

El Dorado Hotel
405 1st St. West, Sonoma, CA 95476

El Pueblo Inn
896 W. Napa St., Sonoma CA 95476

Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
18140 Sonoma Hwy., Sonoma CA 95476

MacArthur Place
29 E. MacArthur, Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma Hotel
110 West Spain St., Sonoma, CA 95476

Sonoma Valley Inn
Best Western

550 2nd St. East, Sonoma, CA 95476

The Inn at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma
1325 Broadway, Sonoma CA 95476
(800) 468-3571

Vineyard Inn
2300 Carneros Hwy, Sonoma CA 95476