The Inside Scoop
FROM THE KNOT EDITORS
The First Look
Chardonnay Golf Club is located in American Canyon, California, right in the heart of picturesque Napa Valley. Set among 150 acres of chardonnay and merlot vineyards, the property has a wealth of scenic sights, including many lakes and creeks with bridges. Its beauty makes it a popular place for couples to hold their wine country weddings. The club provides four different venues for hosting wedding events:
Moonlight Grove Garden. This outdoor ceremony spot is meant to be used in tandem with the Moonlight Grove Reception Tent. There's a wedding arbor set against a backdrop of vineyards and rolling hills.
Moonlight Grove Reception Tent. This outdoor reception site is meant to be used after having your ceremony in the Moonlight Grove Garden. It's white and expansive, allowing your guests to have shade and protection from the weather while still enjoying a chic atmosphere. The maximum capacity is 350 seated guests.
The Oak Tree. This outdoor ceremony space is meant to be used before having your reception in the Clubhouse Banquet Room. A grand oak tree is the location's focal point, beneath which couples may say their vows.
Clubhouse Banquet Room. This indoor reception site is meant to be used after having your ceremony at The Oak Tree. Featuring vaulted ceilings with rustic cedar beams and iron chandeliers, the room is understated and elegant. It's usually combined with The View Bar & Grill next door to expand the total reception space available. Here, there are inspiring views of the golf course and the majestic oak. The maximum capacity is 160 seated guests.
What You Should Know
Chardonnay Golf Club allows couples a total of six hours for their events, inclusive of both the ceremony and reception times. All events must end by midnight. All wedding packages include the following:
- Full-service catering
- Passed hors d'oeuvres
- Beverage stations
- Chairs & tables
- Colored floor-length table linens
- Colored linen napkins
- Place settings
- Tea lights
- Golf limousine cart
- Fire pits
Upgraded wedding packages include appetizer displays, wine service and toasts, as well as soft bar service for two hours with unlimited beer and wine. All alcohol must be provided by the venue, except for bottled wine and beer kegs—corkage fees apply. All food and beverages must be furnished by the site and minimums apply Fridays through Sundays. Plated dinners cost extra and vendor meals are available for purchase.
The club offers use of a bridal suite that comes with refreshments and a bottle of champagne, as well as a cheese and fruit display. Various other add-on options are available to enhance your reception. These come at an extra charge.
- Full bar service for five hours
- Semi-hosted & no-host bars
- Non-alcoholic hosted bars
- Late night snacks
- Specialty meals
- Specialty hors d'oeuvres
- Appetizer displays
Deposit must be made to save your date and 50 percent of your total balance is due 60 days prior. The remaining balance is due 15 days before your wedding date, along with confirmation of menus, guest counts, space details and guaranteed attendance. Menu pricing is confirmed three months in advance.
A list of preferred vendors is provided for photographers, florists and more. Guests will be expected to abide by the venue's dress code.
Unlike many golf clubs, the Chardonnay Golf Club is not part of a residential community. There are no houses on-site, so you'll be able to enjoy an unobstructed view of the property's beautiful nature. You and your guests can golf on the manicured courses.
From the Vendor
The Perfect Napa Valley Wedding Venue
Chardonnay Golf Club offers serene elegance and intimate charm in an idyllic setting, amongst thousands of beautiful grapevines and meadows. We are confident it would be the ideal location for your wedding ...... the possibilities of lasting memories are endless here at Chardonnay. Book your wedding on any one of our remaining available 2016 dates and receive a 50% discount on our facility fee. For more details, contact our Wedding Sales Coordinator, Noy Mendoza, at (707) 252-5984; or via email at Noy
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Country Club, Garden, Restaurant, Tented, Vineyard
Bar + Drinks, Destination Wedding Planning, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Planning, Rentals + Equipment, Service Staff
Brides and grooms, it is possible to find a place that has it all. From Noy and her staff being amazing, the food being out of this world, and to top it off having the most beautiful setting (in my opinion) in all of Napa/American Canyon, and you don't have to break the bank. It's truly a great venue for big or small weddings, the initial cost is complete reasonable, and of corse if you have to have a large wedding like mine the costs do add up but Chardonnay was the venue of my dreams. I am so lucky to have found it. Noy completes the package, her attention to detail and willingness to help at all time is amazing. I would say if you are reading this, take the time to go visit Chardonnay and the property, have lunch and make the best decision ever by having your wedding there. It's been almost 1 month since my big day and my guests are still raving about Chardonnay, the food, tent and how effortlessly the evening flowed.
Our wedding at Chardonnay Golf Club 4th of July weekend was truly a fairy tale come true. Throughout the whole planning process, Noy has been so awesome, helpful and thorough. We had a difficult time finding our venue initially because of a few of our "must-haves," but Chardonnay was so gorgeous and soooo flexible that we knew right away it was where we were destined to have our wedding. Noy was kind and kept us very organized and on top of everything. She was so quick to respond to our emails and questions and was very accommodating. We got nothing but compliments during our entire rehearsal dinner and wedding because of how gorgeous and lush green the venue is. Their staff is great and really took care of our guests. We would definitely recommend Chardonnay Golf Club to anyone who is looking for a venue outdoors in the Napa Valley, a super flexible team, and hard liquor and music that is allowed to be played until midnight!! No where else in Napa can you find all this!! So grateful to have found Chardonnay!!
Love at first "site"Reviewed on 7/23/2015 Allison N
Two months ago my husband and I said our I DOs in the Moonlight Grove and would not have changed anything about our day. This venue offers not only a beautiful and elegant backdrop for your perfect day, but the service is unlike any other. Chardonnay Golf Club was our first site we went to look at and without hesitation decided it was the one. We did not look anywhere else. The best decision was hiring Noy as our day of coordinator! She has a personality that is calming, sweet and above all wants the best for you. She is such a delight to work with. Cynthia, was such a doll. We first met her at our food tasting and from then on we loved her. Both these women are there for you. Quick responses always from email or phone and are flexible with anything you need. I truly could not speak more highly about their service but the people they are. Our wedding we still receive compliments from two months later and did not hear one bad thing. So much is included when you pick Chardonnay for your wedding. (Votive candles, chairs, glassware, delicious food, table linens, etc) Could not go wrong with hiring Chardonnay Golf Club to help create your dream wedding.
Meet The Manager
Noy Mendoza exudes the energy and passion of a newly engaged bride. Her work ethic embodies personalized service, elegance and fun, while creating stunning occasions and unforgettable memories for her clients. Noy is a graduated Interior Designer. She has over 5 years experience in the Wedding and Event Planning. Her unique blend of skill and pure enthusiasm for her work shines through in every meticulously planned detail of her events. No affair is too big or too small, and brides on a budget or those seeking lavish affairs can count on Noy's passion to create a spectacular experience.