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Wine Country Weddings in Temecula Valley

February 1st, 2023

Wedding in the vineyards

Mark the ultimate milestone in this Southern California wine destination

“Love is in the air… and everywhere I look around,” crooned the Scottish-Australian pop singer John Paul Young. And, come the month of February, he made a good point. From grocery store aisles to commercials to restaurant specials and events, romance is, indeed, everywhere you look.

The truth is, Temecula Valley is one of the most romantic places in the country year-round. With rolling hills reminiscent of the Tuscan countryside, gorgeous wineries offering everything from sparkling selections, juicy rosés, crisp whites, and plush reds, not to mention stunning vineyard views, dining and lodging among the vines, and Wine Country experiences to suit every preference, this Southern California destination is the perfect place for reconnecting with your partner… or better yet, embarking on that lifelong journey together in marriage. Few wine regions offer not only the beauty but also the robust Wine Country amenities that Temecula Valley does when it comes to wedding destinations.

With love on our brains this month, we have compiled a round-up of some of the spectacular options that Temecula Valley has to offer for anyone planning to say “I do,” Wine-Country-style.

Churon Winery

This outdoor wedding venue has a beautiful, elevated grand gazebo in which to exchange vows surrounded by panoramic views of all of Temecula Valley. The site also includes three tiers of manicured lawns, sculpted hedges, and a tranquil rock waterfall for that extra romantic touch. Want to stay on site? The Inn at Churon Winery also houses twenty-four guest suites with the option to book out every room for an entire wedding weekend. Most wedding packages include a complimentary stay for the royal couple in the spacious 900-square-foot bridal suite.

Wilson Creek Winery

Named “Most Photogenic Vineyard” by Forbes and four-time winner of Wedding Wire’s “Couple’s Choice” award, Wilson Creek is a family-owned, family-friendly property that encourages couples and their guests to feel at home during their wedding celebrations. Rolling vineyards painted with the rich colors of Wine Country surround this full-service venue and create countless spots for picture-perfect wedding photos. As an added bonus, Wilson Creek does not charge guests a room rental fee, opting instead for a food and beverage minimum, which allows couples to spend their budget on creating the perfect wedding experience.

Europa Village

This unique wedding destination along Rancho California Road in the heart of Temecula Valley showcases several different site options themed after celebrated European wine regions. Choose from a Spanish, Italian, or French backdrop at one of three gorgeous settings at Europa Village. The winery also features an Italian wedding cave with glittering chandeliers and wine barrels to capture the romance and ambiance of Europe on your wedding day, no passport required.

Maurice Car’rie Winery

If you’re thinking BIG (or small) for your wedding celebration, this charming winery features an indoor-outdoor event area that can host up to 400 guests, as well as fully-customizable wedding packages based on guest count and drink preferences. Their barn event space is flanked by the iconic Maurice Car’rie windmill that not only marks the rich history of the property – it was used from 1905 to 1965 by Yoder Camp to raise barley – but also provides a picturesque backdrop for special occasions and photos.

Altísima Winery

Couples who say “I do” at this newcomer to Temecula Valley are invited to exchange vows amongst olive trees, with pristine, rolling vineyards as their backdrop. The private lawn is a blank canvas for the reception, which allows for each couple to dream up a unique overall design and layout for their big day. Specializing in intimate weddings, custom menu creations, and specialty-crafted wine-based cocktails, Altísima can provide just about anything you could imagine to create the most memorable Wine Country wedding.

Leoness Cellars

Leoness Cellars’ panoramic ceremony site is one-of-a-kind with stunning views of Mount Palomar in the distance. After vows are exchanged and speeches are given, guests can keep the party going until midnight in the winery’s expansive Barrel Room for a truly unique wine-country wedding experience. To maintain exclusivity, Leoness only allows one wedding per day to ensure that the team can focus their attention on helping to create what some consider one of life’s most important memories.

Danza del Sol Winery

This much-loved winery not only features the Valley’s friendliest tasting room staff, it is also finally slated to begin hosting weddings starting September 2023. The ceremony site is located in the middle of the winery’s well-tended grapevines, with receptions taking place in the barrel room area that includes both indoor and outdoor space. Like Leoness Cellars, Danza del Sol also only allows one private event per day, so couples can expect their wedding team’s full attention at all times.

Gershon Bachus Vintners

This exclusive winery only hosts 25 weddings per year all of which are personally overseen by owner Christina, making this a truly high-touch wedding destination in Temecula Valley. The reception area sits adjacent to a beautiful pond and waterfall, and their hilltop winery and reception space sits above De Portola Road, offering stunning views of vineyards and ranches. The property is closed to the public prior to each wedding and also provides valet parking for total Wine Country luxury.

Peltzer Winery

This personality-packed winery, a favorite among the social media set, features rolling hills and vineyard views, canopies of lush trees and twinkling market lights, a vintage-inspired barn, and more carefully-curated stylistic elements than any mere mortal could collect in a lifetime. It’s a setting in which couples will feel like they’re being featured in a glossy magazine at every turn. Beyond brilliant aesthetics, Peltzer Winery offers plenty of versatility in event design without compromising unique character, making for the perfect mix of form and function for a Wine Country wedding.

Other great options in Temecula Valley include Bel Vino Winery, featuring some of the finest views in Wine Country not to mention a team of top-notch wedding planners at your disposal. Bel Vino’s flexible calendar and competitive pricing make this a solid choice for the lucky couple. Chapin Family Vineyards, tucked into a quiet corner of Wine Country, offers an intimate wedding venue with multiple options for ceremony and reception sites. Couples can also enjoy not feeling rushed over their wedding weekend by staying at Chapin’s exclusive vacation rental that can accommodate guests before their special day as well as a honeymoon night.

Thinking of popping the question? Let this be your sign that the time is now!


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