Destination Weddings: Saying “I Do” on the Wine Train

February 4, 2023
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Are you in the midst of planning your dream wedding? For those who are newly engaged — congratulations are in order! Now, the fun begins. Perhaps you're envisioning a one-of-a-kind venue to host family and friends as you usher in your union. The Napa Valley Wine Train will surely add magic and romance to one of the most joyful days you'll treasure for years to come. Getting everything in order for the big day can feel daunting, and our experienced team is on hand to help you create a wedding as unique as the bond you share. From bespoke packages and luxurious accommodations to gourmet fare paired with local wine offerings, we'll help plan every detail — big and small. So, prepare to be whisked away on Northern California's premier historic vintage rail line for a truly unforgettable celebration with your nearest and dearest.

A Vintage Venue & Personalized Napa Valley Nuptials

Harness the classic romance of days gone by as you travel the beautiful countryside by rail. Our artfully restored Pullman train cars are a sight to behold, offering a sophisticated venue for your most special day. No matter the season you choose, this extraordinary ride features temperature-controlled cars that will provide optimum comfort for your party. From specialized offerings for a small-scale gathering of 20 to lavishly grand affairs, we offer fully customizable experiences to elevate and refine your celebration. It's easy to build a bespoke package or select and personalize any existing experience.

Opt for a private charter experience, the ultimate Napa Valley adventure for you and your guests. These bespoke packages give you everything you need for an intimate and exclusive day, putting you in charge of every decision. With a selection of wine country-inspired menu items and custom bar packages, design your very own unforgettable event. Before you depart, be sure to take your time at the Napa Valley Wine Train's boarding station, where you can commemorate your day on the Love Lock Bridge. These private chartered experiences are guaranteed to deliver memorable moments that will leave a lasting impression on you and your guests.

Are you looking for something a little more curated? Choose from pre-selected experiences that we've expertly curated. Treat your guests to a full-day six-hour rail tour through some of California's most scenic landscapes with The Legacy Experience. You and your party will board an open-air car that invites the beauty of nature inside and brings you to two legendary Napa wineries, Charles Krug and V. Sattui. Each stop lets you sample some of the best vintages developed through age-old practices.

The Vista Dome experience invites you to take your wedding to new heights as you travel through Napa Valley in opulent style. Choose from lunch or dinner service, indulge in exquisite gourmet fare, and venture through the lush countryside aboard a sophisticated two-story observation-style dining car. This historic car provides an elevated venue that matches the magnitude of your day — outfitted with plush booths, rich wood paneling, and panoramic views.

The Gourmet Express lets you slow down the pace of the day during a relaxing vintage train ride through Napa Valley in two completely refurbished Pullman rail cars. Take your pick from a lunch or dinner experience, each offering its own gourmet meal, and treat your loved ones to true comfort and elegance as you weave through unparalleled vineyard views.

Not a Napa Valley local? Have yet to ride with us? Take virtual tours of our train cars, so you can get a sense of the look and feel of each distinctive experience.

Menus Made to Impress

The Napa Wine Train is known for delivering gourmet fare, and our culinary team will certainly pull out all the stops when it comes to your wedding menu. Experience a wealth of seasonal dishes brought to life by Executive Chef Rodrigo. Select your multi-course feast with the help of our team — ready to cater to your tastes and meet the dietary requirements of your party. Our talented chefs unlock all the flavors of our fresh and local ingredients harvested from California growers and producers. With four onboard kitchens, our culinary team prepares custom gourmet meals from scratch for an ultra-personalized dining experience. And, of course, there are plenty of perfect wine pairings to go along with your menu. Plus, you can make the most of your train's linear floor plan with a unique seating arrangement, placing all your guests in just the right configuration.

A Place to Stay For Everyone

The Napa Valley Wine Train has a range of luxurious hotel partners, making it easy for you and your guests to stay a night or two. Our official partner, the River Terrace Inn, offers group bookings and exclusive packages, so you have ample space to accommodate your entire party. Nestled on the Napa Valley riverfront, this idyllic retreat delivers a casual blend of urban hospitality and picturesque landscapes. Or try the Hilton Garden Inn, conveniently located just a few minutes away from the Napa Wine Train. Complete with stunning landscapes, well-appointed rooms, and welcoming staff, this hotel offers the perfect place to host your entire group before and after you say your vows.

Take The Next Step

If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind experience to elevate your special day, reach out to our team. Let us help you begin your planning journey as you look forward to tying the knot in the heart of wine country. Tell us more about your vision for your celebration. Or get in touch with our team by calling 707-253-0920 or emailing [email protected]. Happy planning!

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