winery weddings outdoor ceremony at Calloway Winery

Thinking of a vineyard wedding? You’re in good company. Vineyard weddings are becoming increasingly popular with couples who want an outdoor wedding.

It’s no wonder that winery weddings have become so popular. Wineries offer an idyllic setting to say “I do.” If you are considering a vineyard wedding, here are some tips to consider:

  • If you are having a weekend vineyard wedding, arrange for a wine tasting for your wedding guests a day before the wedding.
  • If guests are coming in from out of town and staying at a hotel, consider having a bus chartered to escort guests to and from the winery. That way drinking and driving won’t be an issue.
  • If the wedding is outdoors, find out if there is a sheltered area in case of inclement weather.
  • Find out if the winery supplies linens, tables, chairs, tableware and glassware.
  • If you want entertainment, find out if the vineyard allows music or live entertainment. Is there a dance floor?
  • Make sure there is ample parking for your guests.
  • Consider a wine-themed wedding, but don’t feel compelled to have a theme.
  • Consider a wine pairing feast.
  • Offer mini-bottles of wine from the vineyard as favors.

Photo: Callaway Vineyard & Winery, Temecula, California