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Venues and Catering in Napa, CA,
(707) 967-2307

About Us

The Culinary Institute of America in Napa, California, is a stylish wedding venue. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception, a wine-country celebration at this unique setting abounds with unforgettable moments. Couples are invited to experience special toasts with regional wines in a chic, contemporary setting. This venue hosts ceremonies and receptions, but couples can also hold their engagement party, shower, and rehearsal dinner here. The sister campus in Greystone, California, is also available for romantic milestones.

Facilities and Capacity

The Culinary Institute of America offers a selection of spaces for couples to choose from, with a maximum capacity of 1,000 guests at a standing reception. Couples who have envisioned an outdoor ceremony are invited to the culinary gardens, where 200 of their loved ones can watch them exchange vows. The Atrium, the largest event room, is filled with natural light and can seat 400 guests for a banquet. The tiered amphitheater overlooking the Napa River is a one-of-a-kind setting for a wedding celebration and accommodates 400 seated people. The amphitheater's patio is also available for a more intimate reception surrounded by lush olive trees.

Services Offered

The dedicated team at The Culinary Institute of America is on hand to support and guide couples as they plan their big day. They offer a range of plans to suit the different types of weddings couples might want. Certain features are part of every package, including tables, chairs, tableware, linens, and votives. The team is happy to work with the to-be-weds to create a unique menu and find the perfect beverage pairings. Their assistance is also available with event decor and creating innovative ways for guests to experience masterfully crafted food.


Catering takes center stage at this memorable wedding venue. Menus are created based on the season, for the freshest dishes possible. Food can be served in a buffet or banquet, as well as hors d'oeuvres and stations. Guests can browse local cheese and antipasti stations as they mingle at an elegant cocktail reception and make a toast to the newlyweds. Seated dinners boast options like sea bass, wild mushroom risotto, and summer fruit salad. Desserts are equally delectable, but can also be replaced with a wedding cake.

Mijiza Sanchez

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  • My husband & I are both foodies! Our favorite place in our house is the kitchen. We have taken several cooking classes at CIA & love the venue. We were so delighted to find out that the do weddings there. Andrea was a joy to work with. She listed to our needs, was super responsive & flexible & just plain awesome. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect venue in wine country to start our lives together. Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Mijiza, it was such a pleasure working with you and Thank You for choosing the Culinary Institute of America for your big day- can't wait to see pictures!!

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?


    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?


    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, China, Clean Up, Flatware, Glassware, Linens, Parking, Set Up, Tables

    Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

    Dessert, Server(s), Wedding Cake

    Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

    Bartender(s), Champagne Toast

    How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?


    Describe your venue

    Garden, Historic Building, Museum

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    All Inclusive Packages, Bar Services, Cake, Catering Services, Clean Up, Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi

    What catering services do you offer?

    Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings

    What bar services do you provide?

    Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

    What event items are available?


    What food and beverage items are available?

    Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Shuttle, Valet, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December

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