Our wedding was the best day of our lives! Getting married in Calistoga was really special. Things can get a little pricey, but after hearing our guests thoughts about the entire weekend of events, it was worth saving up for. May is a great time of the year, the weather was gorgeous - 70s during the day & 50s at night. We have absolutely no regrets. It was the best day ever.
TJ was so attentive, had beautiful ideas, and so hard-working. I feel he never stopped the entire day! He put us in certain places & poses we never knew would turn out nice, but they were our favorites! He has such an eye for special moments and beautiful scenery. We love all of his work.
Melissa & Skip did such a great job keeping things going during our cocktail hour, dinner and reception. Melissa was thorough, emailing & calling us before the date, and making sure everything would be as we wanted on the day of. She did a perfect job with ceremony music & never had issues with some very particular requests. Very professional & fun.
These people roll out the red carpet for you. From a detailed & beautifully layed out tasting, to the countless emails, to every single detail spelled out on contract, they leave nothing behind. You even get to visit a warehouse of place settings to pick your own, and they are extremely helpful if you're lost! After the ceremony, the server brought over a plate of appetizers, wine & waters to where we were taking private photos. They constantly checked in with us throughout the night, knowing we were busy, to see if we needed anything. And, the food was AMAZING. We were happy with every single one of our choices. We LOVE these people :-)
We loved loved loved our cake. 3 layers, all different flavors - something everyone could like. It was beautiful & simple. The tasting was fun, professionally set up, and they made room for my dad & girlfriend to come :-) They offer a lot of options & flavors. The only reason I took away a star is bc they chose to contact the florist to find out what colors & flowers were being used, but ended up not really matching. Beautiful regardless.
I put my total trust in Pam for my flowers. I told her what one color I liked & she chose everything surrounding that one. It was absolutely gorgeous. It's hard for flowers to stand out in such a beautiful & lush venue, but they did.
The venue was perfect - having the ceremony, dinner and reception in the same place was so convenient. Guests remarked about the scenery as well as the cave dinner. Everything was so beautiful. If you don't have a lot to spend on flowers, don't worry- the scenery is lush enough to fill in. The vineyard also provides a coordinator for the rehearsal and day of, and ours was amazing. We loved Reyna, and our families felt so comfortable with her. She went above and beyond with the 2 kids at the occasion, and always got things done perfectly from behind the scenes.
This hotel is so beautiful & quaint at the same time. Great rooms & perfect location in the town. But a bit steep in price. And, if you are keeping wedding supplies with anyone staying here, good to know there aren't elevators.
Awesome food. Even better service & entertainment. The mariachi came into the private room to serenade us. The room was setup & ready to go when we arrived to add a little decoration. Highly recommend this place.
We did our wedding weekend 'Welcome' party at the castle. The hospitality department was great to work with for arranging the large group & paying for each tour & tasting. The room that we did our tasting in was AMAZING. The tour was interesting & fun; it was tough for the tour guide to keep us all in line.
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