I would give Calistoga Ranch a 5 star if I had Laura as my event coordinator since day 1. I signed the contract with Calistoga Ranch back in June 2011 for my wedding in June 2012. Between the 1 year time frame, they swapped event manager multiple times and I had to work with 3 different people. It was difficult because I had to re-tell everything to each person since the notes the first person took was not great. There was A LOT of organizing and coordination on my end, more than a bride should be doing given the very high prices at Calistoga Ranch.
About 1 month prior to our wedding, they finally settled on Laura as the event manager, and she was great! She provided excellent service, prompt communication, and I could tell she was a very professional and considerate person to work with. My wedding turned out great thanks to Laura. I just wish I only have to deal with Laura from the beginning.
The only downside is that the requirement for getting married here is a 2 night stay, where most of the other resorts require only one night. Given the prices of accommodation here, it does make a big different in terms of budget since you would probably have your entire immediate family stay with you ( like what we did) at Calistoga Ranch. Just be sure to include that in your budget since it makes quite a difference!
If I could afford it I would celebrate my wedding anniversary here EVERY year!
We got married on the lawn, amazing views - everyone was blown away. Then had cocktails - they made us a specialty drink that was so good! Golf carted our guests to the wine cave. Hubby was nervous when we did the wine cave would be too dark at first, but our florist and lighting vendors did their magic, and the place was gorgeous!
We picked The Calistoga Ranch not only because of the beauty of the grounds, but the amazing food. Chef was amazing to work with and made some changes based on our guests, and our 'favorite' foods. People always tell me that they never get to eat their food on during their wedding - but not me! I enjoyed every course! We also had them do the cake, which was such a good decision. It was the bet tasting wedding cake I have ever had - moist, fresh and decor was simple, but elegant (again thanks to florist).
The most beautiful resort in Napa Valley by far. Extremely expesive but you get what you pay for. The service was above and beyond. Everyone employed there provides the highest level of service I have ever experienced. The wedding coordination was outstanding as well - Jen is superb. We will always go back to visit this amazing place with these wonderful memories. Food is amazing, good wine list. Recommend without reservation.
Not only is Calistoga Ranch one of the most beautiful venues to get married at in Napa Valley, surrounded by majestic oak trees and vineyards with a private lake on property, their guest service is unparalleled.
Their Wedding Sales Manager, Laura Vaughan, is someone I have had the great privilege of working with for a number of years. She is such a warm, kind and genuine person and one of the hardest working people you will encounter in the hotel business. She is so talented and creative and puts her heart and soul into each and every wedding. There are no cookie-cutters here! Laura will customize each and every detail to ensure that her brides get the wedding of their dreams.
I look forward to all my weddings at Calistoga Ranch, knowing that not only will the culinary team and guest service be exemplary, but with Laura at the helm, the wedding will be...
Calistoga Ranch is a gorgeous location with a stellar staff! I love photographing weddings at this beautiful venue!
The Calistoga Ranch is one of our favorite wedding venues!
Wow! This place is so incredibly beautiful. I did the makeup on a Texas bride, marrying there as a "destination wedding". The locale is gorgeous - the buildings are beautifully shingled and many of the places to stay are good sized "casitas" - several buildings all surrounding an outdoor living room with fireplace. The pool and bar area are relaxing and gorgeously appointed. The cave where a wedding or rehearsal dinner can be held is stunning and very "wine country" - cool temps for hot days and nights. Just a fairytale place to get married. The staff is top notch to work with of course. Five stars in every way.
I can't say enough about Calistoga Ranch and the team there. Not only is this an amazingly beautiful venue at which to celebrate your wedding day, the Calistoga Ranch events team go out of their way - all day - to make sure everything is just perfect. They are there every step of the way ready for your every need. You definitely can't go wrong with Calistoga Ranch!
I love working at Calistoga Ranch! If you are looking for luxury and want to be surrounded by nature, this is the place, hands down. The customer service is amazing and planning/hosting a wedding there is a wonderful experience.
A lovely site and great team to work with!
A beautiful tucked away and private gem! If you choose to have your wedding at Calistoga Ranch you will not be disappointed.
A Dream Wedding has had the pleasure to plan several weddings at Calistoga Ranch including the celebrity wedding of Casey Irsay and AJ Foyt IV.
The servie is impeccable, food amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone wanting a intimate Napa Valley wedding.
Owner of A Dream Wedding
I just did 2 October brides hair and make up at the Calistoga Ranch. Let me just say, I was completely in awe of the grounds. The suites are amazing and the food, fantastic.
As a vendor at Calistoga Ranch, I got to spend the day working there, the peaceful and upscale/country oak studded property gets your attention upon arrival, open air living rooms ( with outdoor fireplaces and showers ) all done so elegantly. the food is amazing. Even the vegetables were memorable, I do not know how a chef gets to their vegetables taste so delicious, but they do. The service is top notch. My Brides loved being there and had a great time and wedding.
This venue has a very special atmosphere. I feel as if I am on vacation. I just might have to book a weekend getaway here.
Welcome to wooded bliss, with Calistoga Ranch’s pristine wedding settings—each offering the natural eloquence and understated sophistication that are hallmarks of the Auberge Resorts experience. Serene beauty, impeccable service and sumptuous food await, in an array of venues tucked away in our private canyon that will make your ceremony and reception infinitely romantic and forever memorable. It would be our pleasure to assist you in creating the perfect wedding scenario in true, relaxed Napa Valley style. From reherlsal dinners, ceromony and reception sites, and oppulent,but yet casual surroundings, Calistoga Ranch is the premire wedding destination in the Napa Valley. Please visit our video tour or call our wedding's manager for more information.
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