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Napa Valley Wedding Venue Spotlight: Auberge Du Soleil

I can say so many incredible things about this Napa Valley wedding venue that will leave you ready to book ASAP. So, that’s exactly what I am going to do in this blog post. Feel free to skip around to what you want to know before planning your mountainside wedding at Auberge Du Soleil.

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Auberge Du Soleil Amenities

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What to Know Before Planning Your Mountainside Wedding at Auberge Du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil is a beautiful wedding venue in Napa Valley that leaves me speechless every time I get the opportunity to visit. The venue is known to be inspired by the south of France with California soul. While it is the perfect location for a getaway weekend, this property has become popular for hosting weddings throughout the year. 

Location: 80 Rutherford Hill Rd, Rutherford, CA 94573 

Parking: Valet

Vibe: Mountainside Resort surrounded by 33 acres of olive and oak trees overlooking the Mayacamas Mountains 

Venue Capacity: 120 guests

Ceremony Site: Outdoor 

Wedding Planner: This venue requires a wedding planner to help coordinate with their staff.

What is the Reception Experience Like at Auberge Du Soleil?

Bellevue 1 and Bellevue 2

Auberge Du Soleil can host up to 120 guests in their Bellevue 1 & 2 rooms. This reception space is incredibly beautiful not only from the interior, but also because you can still take in the vistas of Napa Valley. 

The new bronze-framed doors that go from floor to ceiling open up to a large private terrace with amazing panoramic views, great for throwing a nice cocktail party. Inside, lots of mirrors and big windows fill the room with natural light all day long, from sunrise to sunset.

Maison D’arbre

Although smaller than the Bellevue rooms, this reception space is intimate and equally charming, featuring vaulted ceilings and a cozy fireplace. Located directly above the restaurant, it can accommodate 12 to 30 guests, depending on the seating arrangement.

La Rotonde

Similar to Maison D’arbre, this space is intimate and cozy. The layout of this space is particularly unique with the circular layout. The bronze framed doors and windows make this space feel much larger than it is. Capacity limit here is 16-40 guests, depending on the seating arrangement. 

La Plage

This is the perfect space for the couple that wants mountainside views and Napa’s expansive floor. This space can accommodate 70-120 guests, depending on the seating arrangement.

Le Jardin

One of the most tranquil spaces at this venue, this space is located outdoors in their garden. Surrounded by Auberge Du Soleil’s olive grove. This space would be a great option for couples that are getting eloped or want to enjoy a private family dinner together as this space accommodates 20-30 guests, depending on the seating arrangement.   

Lauren and Steve took advantage of the Bellevue’s outdoor patio for their cocktail hour! The weather could not have been any more perfect.

Auberge Du Soleil Wedding Venue package

Their 3 day weekend wedding package includes: 

Private ceremony location featuring chairs and white shade parasols

Tables with sable colored linens

Natural wood dining chairs with matching cushions

Includes flatware and crystal stemware

Dance floor available for festivities

Comprehensive event setup and breakdown services

Dedicated banquet team for seamless service

Valet parking for convenience

On-site events team to assist with every detail

And more to enhance your special day!

Exclusive with a 3 day weekend wedding package: 

All 50 guest rooms, suites, and private maisons on the property

Dining venues and event facilities, including their Michelin Star restaurant

The Spa, including soaking pools and treatment rooms

La Place swimming pool and sun terrace

You can find more pricing information here for a custom quote!

Extra Amenities to Know About at this Mountain View CA Wedding Venue

Rehearsal Dinner

Your rehearsal dinner can be tailored to match your preferences and style. Whether you prefer casual food stations or a formal sit-down restaurant service, the staff at Auberge Du Soleil can craft a memorable dining experience that ensures everyone enjoys themselves. 

Michelin Star Restaurant/Dining

I cannot write a blog without mentioning the highlight of this venue being their Michelin Star Restaurant. Auberge Du Soleil boasts a delicious Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that highlights the freshest seasonal ingredients sourced from local and regional suppliers. And, to top it off, their expert sommeliers curate the perfect pairings from the hotel’s acclaimed international wine cellar to complement your menu selections.

Farewell Brunch 

I love that Auberge Du Soleil offers this within their packages because it’s the perfect “send off” if you are wanting to be surrounded by your close friends and families, or just with your partner. The venue is known for hosting an al fresco morning of wine country brunch featuring the beautiful vista’s of the valley. 

Champagne Tower

I am loving the champagne tower trend and I honestly hope it stays forever because they are fucking awesome. Auberge Du Soleil offers this elegant and timeless experience for weddings! 

Benefits of Hosting a Wedding with 50 Guests

Smaller weddings bring a special intimacy and charm that larger gatherings often miss out on. With a more intimate setting, couples can really hone in on the unique details of their venue, creating a memorable experience for themselves and their guests. This kind of celebration fosters deeper connections among everyone involved, showcasing the venue’s hidden gems and beautiful details in a more personal way.

If you’re a couple looking to capture the emotions of your day alongside your guests, a smaller wedding is ideal for preserving those cherished memories! However, for those planning a larger celebration, I highly recommend considering a second photographer to ensure every moment is captured beautifully.

Must Have Mountainside Wedding Photos at Auberge Du Soleil

Auberge Du Soleil Ceremony Deck 

I can’t express enough how amazing this ceremony deck is. The view is absolutely breathtaking. Not only is it the ceremony location, but it also offers a stunning backdrop for portraits with the valley and mountains in the distance.

Spa Courtyard

Featuring three stone basin fountains surrounded by beautiful greenery, this location is California luxe with a dose of french countryside. With Mount Veeder in the distance, this is an epic location to take bride and groom portraits. 

Sunset Photos

You can’t tie the knot here without capturing sunset photos. The views across the valley, with the Mayacamas in the distance, offer a stunning backdrop you’ll forever cherish.

In conclusion, Auberge Du Soleil in Napa Valley, CA is a stunning wedding venue that is perfect if you are planning a cozy affair or a bigger celebration, every part of this venue—from its beautiful ceremony spots and stylish reception areas to its top-notch Michelin Star restaurant and luxurious perks—guarantees an unforgettable experience. With personalized service, gorgeous views of the Mayacamas Mountains, and the option to stay in their exclusive accommodations on-site, Auberge Du Soleil has everything you need for an elegant and timeless wedding weekend.

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Napa Valley Wedding and Elopement Photographer | Taylor Mccutchan 

I love capturing candid moments using a stylized journalist approach to my photography on both digital and film cameras. The sessions that I capture are not about making it into something that it’s not. It’s about living authentic moments with you and your loved ones. Based in Napa Valley, but will travel far and wide to tell your tale. Let’s experience these moments together. Inquire here.

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