If you're looking for a charming private event venue to hold your wedding reception in, consider renting space at a winery for the day. Not only with the setting keep your guests entertained, but the winery will also provide plenty of romantic ambiance. 

As soon as you decide on the perfect winery for your big day, reserve the space. It's important to do this as soon as possible, especially if your wedding takes place during a busy time of year, such as the summer months or the holiday season. If you choose an out-of-town winery, make sure that your guests will be able to attend, and that there are plenty of transportation options to and from the venue. 

For the most stunning natural backdrop to your wedding reception, pick a time of year when the winery is in full bloom. The green vines will provide the perfect backdrop to your wedding pictures, and your photographer will have plenty of scenic picture locations from which to choose. 

One thing to take into consideration when booking the event space is what type of alcohol you'd like to serve guests during the reception. Some wineries may only allow their wine to be served, so make sure you're ok with that prior to making the reservation. 

Here are some additional tips for holding a reception at a winery.

1. Menu Options 

Before choosing a winery, decide on whether you want one that has an onsite restaurant, or if you want an offsite caterer or eatery to provide the meals. An onsite restaurant may offer a prix fixe event menu at a discounted price. In keeping with the feel of the winery, treat guests to a lunch or dinner made with local and seasonal ingredients. 

If the meal will be served outdoors on the winery grounds, renting an event tent will help protect your food, as well as the guests, from any inclement weather. 

2. Decorations

Enhance the winery's romantic feel with the right decor pieces, which you can easily bring in just for the event. For instance, use wine barrels as tables for holding guests' drinks and plates, and transform wine bottles into aesthetically pleasing vases for holding fresh flowers.

These vases make decorative table centerpieces and even work as guest favors. If you decide to go that route, have labels featuring your wedding details custom-made from an online printer. 

Other decor ideas include strings of white lights wrapped around trees or poles, and using wine-colored seat cushions, tablecloths, and napkins.  

For more information about private event wedding venues, contact a local company.