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Orchard Avenue Events is an event and wedding planning company located in Sonoma, California.  We offer both full and partial planning services, from elopements to large scale weddings and events, so you are sure to get the level of service you are looking for.  From finding the perfect wedding venue, to selecting the right vendors, to overseeing every little detail – we’re here to help make your event flawless!

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The Best Time of Year to Get Married in Napa and Sonoma

The Best Time of Year to Get Married in Napa and Sonoma

One of the very first questions I get from couples considering Napa or Sonoma for their destination wedding is, “what is the best time of year for a wedding?”  If you are not familiar with the area, there are a few different factors to take into consideration when choosing your wedding date.  Here is the break down of my pros and cons for each season in wine country.   Spring Weddings in Wine Country (March – May)     Springtime is a gorgeous time of year in wine country.  In wine country, we receive the majority of our rain in November – May, which leaves the hills and the surrounding scenery truly green.  As I drive through the rural parts of Napa and Sonoma counties, it reminds me of Ireland.  The rolling green hills, with sheep and cows grazing on the fresh green grass, and pops of spring time flowers emerging, it is breathtaking.  It’s also a “slower” time of year for tourism, allowing you to visit wineries without the massive crowds and hotel rates are less expensive than in the summer and fall.  Some wedding venues even offer discounted pricing, making weddings more affordable at this time of year.  The only thing to keep in mind is that there is still a chance of rain during this time of year.  If you have hoped for an all outdoor wedding, make sure you have a rain back up plan and are comfortable with the costs of tenting if bad weather were to come in on your wedding day.  The good news is they say that rain is good luck on your... read more