Weddings Napa Style
With 50,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space and the largest ballroom in Napa Valley, it’s no wonder people book their weddings more than a year in advance at The Meritage Resort and Spa.
In addition to the two huge ballrooms, The Meritage offers two of the most sought-after and unique wedding venues in the Napa Valley: the Vineyard Deck and the Estate Cave.
“Our Vineyard Deck is situated in the middle of our nine-acre vineyard,” explains Jake Satrazemis, catering manager at the resort. “It makes an amazing location for a ceremony. The Vineyard Deck overlooks rolling hills and acres of vineyards. It’s an amazing view that you really don’t get anywhere else in the valley. It can accommodate up to 225 guests.”
Situated in the hillside beneath the vineyard and behind the resort is the 20,000-square-foot Estate Cave. The cave includes 3,892 square feet of event space that offers an air of romance and mystery.
“It’s the most sought-after location on the property,” Satrazemis says. “With the dance floor, it can accommodate 150 for a reception. For a ceremony, we can seat 200-250.”
Both ballrooms offer access to covered, heated outdoor terraces perfect for cocktail receptions. With a dance floor, the Carneros Ballroom can accommodate around 450 guests, while the larger Meritage Ballroom can seat 700-750 people with a dance floor. The Meritage Ballroom also offers an additional benefit, natural light, which many ballrooms in other locations do not.
The resort’s event team assists with planning the ceremony and reception, including offering a list of preferred venders, to ensure everything goes smoothly and hassle free. The full-service Spa Terra and on-site dining and amenities make for a great destination wedding as well.
Catering services offer elevated dining and a host of choices. “Our chef is very innovative,” Satrazemis says. “Everything here is sourced locally, then he puts a spin on each of his dishes to make them his own. Presentation and the quality of the ingredients sets us apart from anyplace else.”
For couples who desire a romantic wedding in the heart of wine country, The Meritage offers the perfect set of options for a customized event unlike any other. To learn more about wedding options at The Meritage Resort and Spa, click here.