If you love incredible wines, natural scenery, and Baja cuisine, then Valle de Guadalupe might be the perfect place for your wedding. Often called "The Napa Valley of Mexico," this charming village is surrounded by acres of rolling vineyards and a dramatic backdrop of distant mountains. There are plenty of great wedding destinations for you to choose from in Valle de Guadalupe, but a few stand out from the crowd due to their stunning locations and welcoming staff.
Here are the top four places for your Valle de Guadalupe wedding.
Encuentro Guadalupe is an excellent option for the brides who want to have a convenient Valle de Guadalupe wedding without having to go to several places throughout the region. This venue is a hotel, vineyard, and restaurant, so it is easy to get everything you need for your Mexico winery wedding at a single location. It has plenty of great amenities for both before and after the wedding. You can relax with massages in the spa following your bachelorette party near San Diego or share a romantic night under the stars in the jacuzzi with your new spouse. All of the onsite entertainment and accommodations makes it easy to have a Valle de Guadalupe bachelorette, wedding, and honeymoon in the same spot.
Encuentro Guadalupe is also a great wedding spot due to its unusually lovely surroundings. The buildings along this winery are carefully crafted to have a low profile that highlights the natural beauty surrounding the Encuentro Guadalupe. All of the interior areas are filled with wide open windows that make sure you can enjoy the incredible views even when you are indoors. A mixture of vineyards and natural boulders makes for a dramatic landscape that will stand out in any of your wedding photos. Staff at Encuentro Guadalupe is focused on giving you everything you need. They drive you to the remote property in their vehicles and help you to plan the ideal wedding.
With a tasty eatery, Villa Montefiori is well equipped for smaller celebrations like a Valle de Guadalupe bachelorette party. If you plan to have a wedding here, the villa can also accommodate caterers and waitstaff of your choosing. They have many charming spots to choose from for the ceremony itself. In addition to the main tasting and eating room, there are also some outdoor terraces you can say your vows in. With plenty of gently rolling hills of vineyards, there is a wonderful backdrop wherever you choose to celebrate your special day.
Out of all of the places to have your destination wedding in Mexico, Villa Montefiori is one of the most unique. This is an incredible Italian style winery situated along the hills of Guadalupe. Approaching the location, your guests will be wowed by the rows of olive trees and vineyards. The main building is an impressive blend of modern plate-glass windows and old-word style stone arches. Once you enter the venue, you have access to a sheltered, open air space that looks out over the acres of land on VIlla Montefiori. This lets you enjoy all the natural beauty of the area without having to worry about inclement weather causing issues.
Just opening in 2015, Decantos Vinicola is a relatively new winery, but it is quickly becoming a favorite for Mexico winery weddings. The buildings are made by celebrated Ensenada architect Juan Ruiz, so they are certain to wow your guests. The winery's interior is filled with soaring buttresses made of black iron that support massive wraparound windows. Decor inside follows the building's sleek yet natural look. Your wedding will be lit with the glowing glass bubble lamps above the tables and situated around huge tables made from hunks of natural wood. If you and your friends are wine nerds, then this facility will be even more impressive. It is notable for being a completely run with gravity flow instead of mechanical pumping. Not only does it produce more aromatic wines, but it also has the side benefit of your big day not being spoiled by noisy machine!
Wedding parties have the choice of using either indoor or outdoor spaces at the venue. Regardless of which one you pick, you get the same great view. Outside of the main building is a lovely green lawn that is slightly elevated. You get to look out over rows and rows of grapes, and beyond the vineyard is nothing but beautiful mountains and hills. Decantos Vinicola is fairly accommodating to those who want to get married there. They do not have any specific Valle de Guadalupe wedding packages, but they do let you rent out the space. You have the option of bringing in any caterer you would like, so you can have the wedding meal of your dreams. Wedding parties also have the choice of bringing in your own alcohol or enjoying the delicious wines from the winery.
Situated a little farther to the west than some of the other vineyards on this list, Relieve Vinicola is just two hours away from San Diego. This convenient location means that your guests can fly into San Diego and you can enjoy having your bachelorette party near San Diego before moving on to your destination wedding in Mexico. In this part of the valley, unusually flat lands provide a spacious feel. Another great fact about the location is that it has several nearby glamping and B&B locations for your guests to stay at. This scenic vineyard is filled with great photo opportunities. One of the most Instagrammable options is the long palm-tree-lined walkway that stretches through the vineyard to an intimate pavilion.
As a smaller, family run winery, Relieve offers a boutique wedding experience. The tasting room is a simple design decorated in a restrained palette of creams and tans. Their rustic winery has a small covered area, but most people who get married at Relieve prefer to do so outside. If you select the outdoor setting, your guests get to enjoy wide open skies soaring above the vineyard. The covered patio right next to the outdoor venue provides a little shade and gives you a backup plan in case it rains. Relieve Vinicola is fairly hands-off when it comes to wedding planning. You are welcome to bring your own design vision to the winery, and customers can select their own caterers, music, and other staff without having to have input from the venue. The laid back wedding party who just wants a quiet, peaceful place to plan their dream wedding will appreciate this vineyard.
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