Calistoga Hotel is the Perfect Site for a Beautiful Wedding

If you are planning a Napa Valley wedding, our Calistoga hotel is the ideal venue. Love and wine go beautifully together, and there are a variety of locations at our wine-themed facility for hosting your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony, and reception in style. Our skilled and experienced staff can help you put on the perfect event.

6 Wedding Planning Tips

As you plan your wedding, here are some time-tested tips to keep in mind.

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Take notes and snap pictures

As soon as you’ve selected your venue, tour the site again, this time making note of how you might decorate, including features you want to emphasize or deemphasize, and questions you have for the host site. Take photos of key areas to refresh your memory later.

Check off your most important tasks first

Yes, it’s the details that make an event special. But you’ll be better able to focus on them after you have the big decisions made and contracts signed. Venue, food and beverage, music, guest list… be sure you’ve got these types of things covered first.

Send save-the-date cards

Give guests, especially those traveling from far away, as much time as possible to make plans to attend your wedding. Ideally you should send out these cards four or five months ahead of time. But any “heads up” is better than simply sending invitations.

Assume a high attendance rate

Not everyone you invite will be able to attend your wedding, but you should assume that 80 to 90 percent will. The last thing you want is to be short on seats or food and beverage.

Have a theme

Choose a common thread that runs through your decorations. It can be a color scheme, a type of flower or greenery, a certain graphic design, or anything you choose. But having that element gives your event a cohesive feel.


Your friends and family will, of course, be happy to help with your event. You may feel like you want to personally ensure that every detail is perfect, but that can be stressful. Don’t hesitate to turn over tasks to your trusted loved ones.

Here to Help You Celebrate!

We love to host weddings at our lovely hotel in the Bay Area. Let us know how we can help with yours.