Top 5 Sonoma County Wedding Venues From a Sonoma Wedding Planner

Sonoma County is home to many wedding venues, but not all are created equal. As a Sonoma County wedding planner, I’ve had the pleasure of planning weddings at a multitude of different venues across Sonoma County. I have to share my top five Sonoma wedding venues that stood out to me and why they would be the perfect choice for your California wedding! Let’s get into it.

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1.) Viansa Sonoma – Sonoma, California

Viansa Sonoma serves as an unforgettable wine country venue, with the perfect backdrop for your special event. Theres multiple choices for indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the beautiful property of Viansa Sonoma. Whether you’re having a large or small wedding, finding the perfect space won’t be an issue. The winery offers stunning views of rolling hills, vineyards, beautiful Mediterranean inspired architecture, and olive trees. Imagine having your wedding ceremony on their spacious outdoor space with views of rolling hills behind you. I’m here to tell you from experience that it’s incredibly romantic and the perfect backdrop for a ceremony. This space is just so romantic, beautiful, and perfect for your indoor or outdoor Sonoma wedding!

“It’s an honor when couples choose to take their wedding vows at Viansa. They tell us they couldn’t resist the spectacular views of Sonoma Valley, the gorgeous ivy-covered courtyard setting, the rolling hills and vineyards or the utterly romantic cellar.”

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2.) French Oak Ranch – Santa Rosa, California | Sonoma County Wedding Venues

French Oak Ranch is a rustic yet elegant ranch that sits on 300 acres of property. This Sonoma County wedding venue features a stunning barn that sits on top of the property with a beautiful natural fishing pond below and even a romantic bistro lit trellis. The ranch is a very unique and stunning property. It’s also secluded which makes it perfect for an intimate wedding day. This venue has the most beautiful sunset views making it perfect for your portraits out in the fields.

“This is a rare, organic and untouched blank canvas for you to create your perfect event. Host your special occasion in the fresh air and gorgeous Oak savanna, near the large beautiful lake where wildlife come to drink, inside the simplistic horse barn, or across many different locations throughout the property”

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3.) Valhall House – Sonoma, California

Valhall House by Distinct Locations is a Sonoma County Estate with a mixture of European meets California. It was originally built in 1912 and offers the most stunning French-inspired architecture and beautiful antique fireplaces. It’s a very intimate property making it perfect for a private wedding day in Sonoma County accommodating up to 100 guests. The property also has a poolside patio which is perfect for cocktail hour. This space will make you feel as though you’ve been transported to Europe for a beautiful destination European wedding!

“Set in beautiful wine country, you’ll find French-inspired rooflines and archways antique fireplaces, and reclaimed wood tables. It is an intimate vineyard country property with sweeping lawns, poolside patios perfect for entertaining, and exquisitely decorated accommodations for your ultimate relaxation.”

4.) The Estate Yountville – Yountville, California | Sonoma County Wedding Venues

This luxury 22 acre estate consists of several indoor and outdoor event spaces, two lux hotels, and even a spa! The Estate Yountville is perfect for a beautiful Sonoma County wedding with space to accommodate you and your guests overnight. With a multitude of spaces such as The Social, The Pavilion, The Vineyard, The Grove, and The Barrell Room, you’re sure to find the perfect space for your Sonoma wedding! Capacity ranges from 60 – 420 guests depending on which event space you choose.

“Take advantage of a diverse array of venues to select a flawless backdrop for each event—make a five-bedroom private villa your gathering place for the weekend, dance to your heart’s content on an expansive event lawn, say “I do” in a cozy vineyard setting. Mix and match to delight your guests, your way.” –


5.) Starr Lake Vineyards – Windsor, California

Starr Lake Vineyards is a beautiful estate that sits on 22 acres of hills, towering trees, and even a beautiful lake towards the front of the property. It offers such beautiful views of Mt St. Helena and the sunsets here are gorgeous! The venue has a beautiful outdoor patio space perfect for your reception with twinkling lights above head creating the most romantic atmosphere! If you’re looking for the perfect wine country wedding venue, this is it!

Which of These Top 5 Sonoma County Wedding Venues is Calling Your Name?

Truly, you can’t go wrong in choosing any of these Sonoma county wedding venues for your big day. It all depends on what you envision your day to look like. Need more help in choosing the perfect venue for you? As a Sonoma wedding planner, it would be an honor for me to help you in all of your planning needs for your big day. You can learn more about me here. If I sound like the perfect Sonoma wedding planner to be by your side in planning your dream wedding, then inquire with me here because I can’t wait to hear from you. In the meantime check out more wedding content on the blog for inspiration!

Photo: Haley Jacobson Photo

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