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Seeking outdoor wedding venue with lodging in walking distance

August 02, 2017 9:23:33 am

Posted in Sonoma, CA, USA
Emptyprofileicon Thomas Reid

Hello all,

My fiancee and I are looking for a wedding venue in Sonoma County. Our two critical criteria are that it allow for an outdoor ceremony and that the majority of our ~150 guests be able (and ideally encouraged by a little bit of remoteness) to stay the night within walking distance of the reception.

So far we've found Dawn Ranch (http://www.dawnranch.com/), which seems to fit our needs but is a little expensive (though not totally out of the question). We're looking for alternatives for comparison.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for your help!

-Tom

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Emptyprofileicon Nicolle Antoinette and Paul Stephen Wedding date: May 16, 2008

May 31, 2012 8:19:16 am

Hi Tom,
Have you looked at Rammekins in Sonoma? They have a guest house and its walking distance to where you'd have a reception. Most of the wineries in the area are pricey but I bet with enough looking you could find something fairly reasonable.
Good luck!
Nicolle

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144925 Julie Straw Wedding date: September 25, 2010 Sonoma, CA, USA

June 28, 2012 4:44:04 pm

Hi Tom,
I got married at Buena Vista Winery (one of the oldest wineries in California) in Sonoma. I did a lot of research on outdoor venues in the area to fit over 150+ guests that didn't break the bank and felt secluded and romantic. I would absolutely recommend this place. I'm a Napa native with a lot of guests who have attended weddings in the Valleys. My parents and I are continually told this was the most beautiful wedding and venue they had ever been to. Good luck! Tell us where you choose.
Best,
Julie

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