There’s been a lot of exciting buzz around Northern California recently!
After Napa Valley being named the happiest city in the United States, the San Francisco Bay bridge getting decorated with lights and even Northern California dogs receiving top accolades, there are endless reasons for us to flip our attention up, up, and away from Sunny Southern California.
Napa Valley’s wine country and surrounding areas are always calling to us.
Crisp mountainous air and untouched wildlife provide the most treasured solace away from urban settings and other distractors.
If you are interested in planning an event in Northern California or simply taking a family vacation or corporate retreat, we have locations to help you!
Take a look below at our Northern California estates to find which is the perfect one for you.
Meadowood takes the cake for the ultimate retreat resort!
Over 250 wooded acres in Napa, California include two restaurants, and beautiful sporting facilities, including: spa, golf, tennis, swimming, hiking and croquet. Up to 250 people can easily be accommodated in 85 guest rooms and suites.
Visitors will also be delighted to know that Meadowood provides all food and drink for events, with the option to customize your own menu.
Events can take place in the mansion’s adjacent room that also doubles as dancing space for weddings.
The lawn provides a lush ceremony space and cocktail reception site.
For a fun, playful vacation trip, classic outdoor-friendly wedding, or all-inclusive retreat, find out more about booking Meadowood today.
Big Sur, California
The first thing guests notice at the Wind and Sea Big Sur estate is the stunning view.
Aside from the amazing view from the amphitheater jutting out towards the sea, almost every room in the 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath 3000 square foot custom home has awe-striking views of the Pacific’s waves crashing against the famous California coastline.
Surrounded by a wrap-around patio, the estate offers an indoor yoga studio and spa as well as fireplace.
In the past, visitors for corporate retreats, small weddings, and family vacations have all fell in love with the Wind and Sea Big Sur.
For peace-seekers and nature lovers, the Wind and Sea Big Sur combines equal parts privacy and natural inspiration for the ultimate escape location.
Find out more about the Wind and Sea Big Sur here.
Los Altos Hills, California
The Caballo Estate is a state of the art equestrian facility with an expansive barn, in total covering 11 private acres and holding up to 600 guests.
Stroll around the riding ring and pastures to admire the property’s well-kept, spotless grounds while immersed in your own personalized decor details.
What’s more, from the venue, guests can enjoy spectacular views of San Francisco Bay and Los Altos hills.
Brides in the past have strung market lighting across the roof of the barn and have had a long banquet table spanning the length of the stable for your own wedding or event possibilities.
Take a look at the video below for some inspiration at this dreamy barn estate.
Chateau Julien is an absolute gem in Northern California.
The romantic aura of the french countryside magically transports to the California coast with this special venue.
Picture you and your guests seated in an intimate, sparkling room with the faint smell of 1,200 aging oak barrels in the air.
While being served al fresco buffet items, music from a string quartet plays softly in your ears.
Chateau Julien can be rented for rehearsal dinners or special afternoon events.
Find out more here.
Holman Ranch “Where the Past is Always Present” gives you everything you could want in a vineyard plus the comfort of a traditional home. If you love wine and can’t live without the rustic feel of Central California, this location will take your breath away.
The impressive property includes a fully restored stone hacienda, overnight guest rooms, vineyards, olive grove, horse stables and more.
Family-owned Holman Ranch resides approximately 12 miles inland from the Pacific Coast at the northeastern tip of the Carmel Valley Appellation.
The estate wines of Holman Ranch are a boastful collection while carefully hand-harvested, cold pressed and bottled- the Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced from the fruits of their trees has a delightfully distinctive flavor.
Find out more here.
St Helena, California
Our newest estate, the St. Helena Vineyard Estate sets the standard for luxury vineyard home.
Five acres of picturesque Northern California greenery set the backdrop for a 1,200 square foot main house, a guest house, and a media/game building.
The comforts of this estate include chef’s kitchen, spa and pool overlooking the grounds and a 30-meter Bocce Ball court.
Guests will never be short of sports and games with a pool table and tennis court, as well.
More than anything, the relaxing and private feel at St. Helena make the estate an ideal getaway destination.
Take a look at more photos and information here.
Edgewood Ranch is another top of the line equestrian facility ,but with more of a ranch feel than the Caballo Estate.
Located in Northern Marin County, this lovely western setting surrounded by towering Redwood trees is an optimal location for filming, photo shoots, weddings or any corporate and company event.
The property includes 60 acres while the event capacity is set at 200 people.
Here, the world-class horses of Edgewood Ranch are not a stranger to prestige. One of their neighbors includes the renowned Skywalker Ranch of George Lucas!
If you are looking for an elegant ranch setting with just the right rustic feel, Edgewood Ranch is right for you!
Find out more here.
Which of these Private Estates is the right one for you?
About the Author
Nancy is a blogger and community manager for Estate Weddings and Events. When not typing away, she enjoys discovering new wedding trends and attending weddings and events to see all the people and private estates get dressed up! You can follow her on Google+ here, twitter here or linkedin here.