Charles Krug Winery

2800 Main Street
St. Helena, CA 94574

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Average Base Cost: $36,000

Our average base cost for a Charles Krug Winery wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony/reception in June using a food/beverage cost of $150/pp. Entertainment, flowers, furniture, additional decorations and rentals, transportation, and photography are NOT included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and sales tax is included.

*Prices subject to change

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How it breaks down:

Facility Rental Fee: Their venue rental fee breaks down as follows:

For small weddings under 75 guests:

Nov – Mar

Monday through Thursday: $4,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $6,000

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Apr – Oct

Monday through Thursday: $6,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $10,000

From 76 to 150 guests:

Nov – Mar

Monday through Thursday: $5,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $7,000

Apr – Oct

Monday through Thursday: $7,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $11,000

From 151 to 250 guests:

Nov – Mar

Monday through Thursday: $8,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $10,000

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Apr – Oct

Monday through Thursday: $10,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $12,000

From 251 to 400 guests (use of the Great Lawn only):

Apr – Oct

Monday through Thursday: $11,000

Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $13,000

What’s Included: 

  • 100 White Folding Chairs
  • 12 Round Tables (72″) – Indoor use only
  • 12 Round Tables (60″)
  • 8 Wood Banquet Tables (8’ x 3’)
  • 6 Banquet Tables (8’ x 3’)
  • 4 Banquet Tables (8’ x 2’)
  • 2 Banquet Tables (6’ x 30″)

Extras: Additional fee applies for extra day(s) to setup and/or breakdown. The venue also requires a 6 case minimum of wine be purchased from Charles Krug Winery.

Food: All catering must be provided by an outside vendor. They strongly recommend using their list of preferred vendors who have been vetted by the venue and know the space well.

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Beverage: As noted above, the venue requires a 6 case minimum of wine to be purchased, and no outside wine is allowed. Beer may be brought in, and there is a $15/bottle corkage fee on sparking wine brought in as well. No hard alcohol is allowed.

More Stats:

Space Type: Inside/Outside (only April 1-October 31)

Size: Inside can accommodate up to 250 guests upstairs 200 guests downstairs. Outside can accommodate 800 guests on the Great Lawn.

Bridal Suite: The Guest House, a historic and private home on the property, can be rented for a fee of $1,500 during your wedding, however no overnight stays are allowed.  Note: Any damages or excess cleaning will result in additional charges to your credit card on file.

Parking: The venue can accommodate 100-125 cars in the Carriage House Lot. They can also do an overflow parking plan as well if needed. Professional valet services are required for events and weddings with more than 100 guests.

How Will Grandma Get There? The Charles Krug Winery is located in the heart of St. Helena, which is extremely close to the upscale Meadowood Resort as well as the Harvest Inn by Charlie Palmer.

Party On! Events must end at 10 p.m. (inside or outside), with breakdown starting immediately after that. St. Helena has a strict noise ordinance policy.

The Report: 

Opened for public tastings in 1882 by Charles Krug, the Charles Krug Winery is the oldest winery in Napa Valley, and is also home to California’s first tasting room. (Note: The Charles Krug Winery is one of 5 wineries in Napa Valley where you can actually have a wedding). A typical wedding setup at the winery includes a ceremony on the Great Lawn, cocktail hour on the Great Lawn or first floor of Carriage House, and reception/dancing on the second floor of the Carriage House. The Carriage House, which dates back to 1881, has a renovated ballroom and dining room, with cathedral ceilings and redwood flooring with views of the Great Lawn, featuring heritage oaks and vineyards.

Woman Getting Married Says

Not that many people know that there are onlyfive vineyards in the Napa Valley area where you are technically allowed to have a wedding, and this is one of them! The grounds at the Charles Krug Winery are gorgeous, and so is the recently renovated inside space. I do think it’s a bummer that you can only have beer/wine at the event, and this is something to take into consideration for many Napa wedding venues in the area. However, if you and your crowd are OK with that and you’re looking for a stunning Napa Valley wedding venue, this should be on your must-visit list.

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Amenities/What’s Included 7
Convenient for Grandma 8
Layout 9
Location 10
Overall Charm 10
Venue Value 8

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