Sonoma County Tourism has launched a new 2021 Wedding Guide full of the essential information needed to plan a unique, unforgettable celebration of love. Surrounded by towering redwoods, hundreds of pristine vineyards, rolling hills and stunning sunsets, Sonoma County is the ideal backdrop to say “I do.” This vibrant, digital inspiration guide helps couples envision their Sonoma County wine country wedding.

 Where to Get Married in Sonoma County

Couples can curate their special day according to their interests whether that be a chic vineyard setting, an intimate coastal setting, or an exchange of vows under the enchanting canopy of redwood trees. There are inspired modern venues and timeless, elegant settings to choose from. Regardless of the size and style of the ceremony, Sonoma County is home to a wide range of unique vendors and venues who bring any engaged couple’s vision to fruition. 

“Your wedding day amid the vineyards or any of the many beautiful Sonoma County settings will be one of the most amazing moments of your life,” said Bruce Riezenman, Chef/Proprietor of Park Avenue Catering. 

When to Get Married in Sonoma County

Every season in Sonoma County offers something different and special. Harvest season in the fall (September through November) is the most popular season for outdoor weddings, while longer daylight in the summer means more hours in the day to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. 

“Sonoma County’s rolling hills, lush vineyards and sweeping views give me the perfect backdrop for making stunning wedding photographs in Wine Country,” said Suzanne Karp, Sonoma County wedding photographer. 

What to know for a Wedding in Sonoma County

If you’re eloping by yourselves, planning a small, intimate gathering, or envisioning a memorable event of more than 200 guests, the choices are manifold. From bachelor/bachelorette parties to rehearsal dinners, from licenses to vendors, the planning essentials will be the best tools to answer most questions.

What to add to a Sonoma County Wedding Weekend

Sonoma County offers myriad adventure and entertainment possibilities to create endless memories for guests throughout the wedding weekend. Guests can zipline through the redwoods with Sonoma Canopy Tours, shop and dine at the historic Sonoma Plaza, observe wildlife up close at Safari West or treat themselves to the many wellness and relaxation options before the big day. Start your dream wedding here.

“The romance of Sonoma Wine Country awaits your grand wedding for a few hundred people or your intimate occasion for a select few. Choosing Vintners Resort, your and your guests will be delighted by our sustainable resort with its stunning vineyard views, immaculate lawns and flower gardens, and award-winning cuisine with flawless service from the nationally-acclaimed John Ash & Co. Restaurant,” said Percy Brandon, the Sonoma County Tourism Group Business Development Committee Chair and General Manager of Vintners Resort. 

“With our new wedding inspiration guide we are thrilled to feature many of the picturesque settings you can choose from for your wedding day, along with some of the artisans and makers who will attend to every delicious and beautiful detail,” says Jennifer Richards, Sonoma County Tourism Vice President of Business Development. 

Sonoma County is accessible with direct flights into the local Charles M. Schulz Airport from nine major U.S airports, while San Francisco International Airport or Oakland International Airport are just a 90-minutes drive away.

For more information about the venues, planning and logistics of hosting a wedding, along with a list of lodging properties and venues available in Sonoma County, please refer to the 2021 Sonoma County Wedding Guide.

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Sonoma County Tourism is the region’s official Destination Stewardship Organization. Through a multi-channel sales and marketing program, the organization promotes Sonoma County as a global visitor and meetings destination, where diversity thrives, and everyone is welcome. Leveraging the region’s unmatched assets, wine, culinary, wellness and sustainability continue to define its character. Pre-pandemic, tourism generated $2.3 Billion in visitor spending, $194 Million in tax revenue and employed more than 23,000 Sonoma Countians. Post-pandemic, SCT will work with partner businesses to rebuild the tourism economy, regain critical revenue and reestablish a vibrant workforce. For more information, visit

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