The Meritage Resort and Spa

The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way,
Napa, CA 94558
(866) 370-6272
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Average Base Cost: $39,000

Average base cost for a wedding at the Meritage Resort and Spa is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list on a Saturday night using a $7,000 rental fee and a food/beverage cost of $200/pp. Transportation to venue, entertainment, decorations, additional rentals, valet, DJ, and photography are not included. Average price includes gratuity and state sales tax. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand.

*Prices subject to change

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How it Breaks Down

Facility Rental Fee: 

Wedding packages at the Meritage Resort start at $168 per person, plus the space site fee, which ranges from $4,000 – $8,000 depending on the chosen venue.

All event spaces have a facility fee and food and beverage minimum. A ceremony must be followed by a catered event. The facility fee includes the ceremony space and/or reception space and the dinner and dancing space for 6 hours of event time.

What’s Included:

  • Dedicated onsite wedding coordinator
  • Onsite ceremony location
  • Cocktail reception site
  • All required tables including: gift table, guest book table, cake table, DJ table, high and low cocktail tables, dinner seating at 66″ or long kings’ tables, and house white floor length linen with a white napkin
  • Custom printed menus
  • Reception table setup to include: table numbers with stations, silverware, white bone china, crystal stemware, and votive candles
  • Wooden dance floor and stag
  • Set up, cleanup and staffing of your entire event
  • Custom menu design and menu tasting with our culinary team
  • Complimentary honeymoon room for the night of your wedding
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Food/Beverage: The Meritage Resort and Spa provides couples with a full-service catering team. The Executive Chef and culinary team has designed an extensive selection of catering menus to choose from. Plated meals with a full open bar start at $160 per person.

Couples can bring in their own wine for a fee, though the resort has an award-winning list available.

More Stats

Space Type: The Meritage Resort and Spa and the newly-opened Vista Collina Resort (located right next door) combine to create one destination, offering both indoor and outdoor space. Ceremonies typically take place on the Village Lawn overlooking rolling vineyards, followed by a cocktail reception on the Vineyard Deck and a celebratory dinner in the Estate Cave.

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Size: The Meritage is ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions of 50 to more than 500, however there’s options available for events of all sizes up to 1,000 guests.

Bridal Suite: Yes

Parking: Valet and self-parking available

Food Service Type: Your choice

How Will Grandma Get There? The Meritage Resort and Spa is situated at the southern tip of Napa Valley at the crossroads of Highway 29 and Highway 221, just a few minutes from the Carneros wine growing region that connects Napa and Sonoma Counties. The area offers easy access to several major airports. For lodging, the Meritage offers group guestroom rates for groups of 10 rooms or more per night.

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Party On! Events are quoted on a six (6) hour time period and weddings can be scheduled over the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. An overtime charge will be imposed for events exceeding six hours.

In accordance with local ordinances and respect to other hotel guests, all outdoor amplified music must end by 10:00 pm.

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Important Note: The Meritage Resort and Spa requires a “day of” wedding planner, which can be found with other recommendations on their preferred vendor list. Couples can ultimately choose their own vendors — though the resort reserves the right to review and approve them — as long as they’re “reliable, insured, professional and familiar with the guidelines.”

The resort will not permit the affixing of any items to floors, walls or ceilings in the indoor event spaces and outdoor wedding venues. Any questionable decorations, lighting or other equipment must be approved by the Catering and Event Manager.

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The Report

Located in California’s Napa Valley, the Meritage Resort and Spa boasts over 10,490 square feet of event space, making it ideal for wedding ceremonies and receptions of anywhere from 50 to 1,000 guests. The resort provides an event and conference services team, which assists with the planning of your ceremony and reception. Your event manager can recommend and arrange rehearsal dinners, spa packages for the bridal party, exclusive entertainment options, and special guest room rates for wedding guests. The bride and bridal party can also enjoy special treatments at Spa Terra including group and couples treatments, while the groomsman and guests may prefer to relax in Crush Lounge or one of the resort’s nine tasting rooms before the big day.

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Woman Getting Married Says

There are lots of reasons to get married at a hotel/resort, one of them being all the items they usually include in their wedding packages. Meritage is no exception, and I think their wedding packages include a lot of great things (such as a printed menu, table numbers, etc.) that other hotels don’t always include. It’s also great that guests can stay at the resort, though I also love the Carneros Resort or the nearby Hotel Yountville for lodging. For wedding locations at the venue, I love the Estate Cave for your reception over the ballroom. After all you can find a ballroom anywhere, if you’re in Napa you want to really highlight your surroundings!

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

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