From Wedding to Honeymoon at Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa
One of the many splendors of a Sonoma County wedding is that many venues are so spectacular, they are perfect for both the ceremony and the honeymoon.
Such is the case at Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa, in the bucolic town of Bodega. Set on 60 acres of rolling hills, the 18-room luxury resort includes numerous picturesque wedding sites, plus lavish extras like a private restaurant, full-service spa, a pool, and even a horse stable for a ride along the coast.
Perhaps the ceremony will take place in the garden with its soothing fountains. It might be on the tree-shaded terrace, or a more remote spot in the surrounding majestic forest that blooms with flowers through spring and summer. It might even include the happy couple arriving on horseback.
Professional planner-designed packages make the wedding part easy, with everything handled from the rehearsal, to full catering, to conveniences like complimentary on-site guest parking.
Catering menus draw from surrounding farms, ranches, and the coast. Just a few of the favorite upscale bites include duck foie gras with white wine gelée, or sea salt or rock cod crudo with blood orange and cara cara citrus and pistachio gremolata. Entrées might feature roast chicken with savory bread pudding and green garlic, or grilled filet mignon with potato gratin and chimichurri.
After the reception, the wedding party can retire to the resort rooms, luxurious with wood burning fireplaces, radiant heated Italian slate floors, and double-sized Jacuzzis, plus terraced gardens outside.
The newly married couple, meanwhile, can escape to the Grand Residence, a separate 3,600 square foot house boasting four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two private patios. It’s like having a private resort within a resort.
Or, the property offers a complete honeymoon package, too, for the honeymoon suite, the most luxurious room in the Villa building. Set with a large fieldstone fireplace, California king bed, oversized marble walk-in shower, and patio courtyard, the room amenities also include full breakfast service, afternoon wine tastings, and access to a nine-hole putting green, spa, and indoor Jacuzzi spa plus outdoor pool.
Details: Sonoma Coast Villa & Spa, 16702 Coast Highway 1, Bodega, 888-404-2255