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Venues and Catering in Napa, CA,

The Culinary Institute of America

500 1st Street
Napa, CA, CA
Services: Venues | Catering | Login to save vendor
(707) 967-2307
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4.8 out of 5
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  • 9 Reviews


    Mijiza Sanchez

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband & I are both foodies! Our favorite place in our house is the kitchen. We have taken several cooking classes at CIA & love the venue. We were so delighted to find out that the do weddings there. Andrea was a joy to work with. She listed to our needs, was super responsive & flexible & just plain awesome. I could not have dreamed of a more perfect venue in wine country to start our lives together. Our friends and family are still talking about how amazing the food was.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you Mijiza, it was such a pleasure working with you and Thank You for choosing the Culinary Institute of America for your big day- can't wait to see pictures!!

    Holly Odea

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    5 out of 5
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  • Wow! Greystone did a fabulous job of making our daughter’s wedding an event to remember. The food for 185 people was delicious; the service was beyond attentive; and the professionalism of the staff was outstanding. No need to look elsewhere. This is a 10 stars out of 5 venue.

    responded with the following comments.

    Thank you so much Holly, it was such a pleasure working with you throughout the process and making this day special. We wish Erin and Evan all the best in their life together! Thank you, Andrea Luke Sales Manager

    Vernon Laquindanum

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    5 out of 5
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  • Could not say more nice things about this place. Every single person we worked with here was incredible in every way: responsiveness, helpful, clear, professional, kind, and accommodating. Even the wait and service staff on the day off went above and beyond for us. Hugely grateful to everyone, and especially Andrea, Sonia, and Ursula for all their help (and patience) coordinating the event. But even moreso: the space itself is both massive, varied, and gorgeous. The different shots we were able to get with our photographer makes it seem like we went to different parts of Napa just to get the shots. It was an absolutely stunning place to get married, and we could not be happier. Finally, the food: likely the best wedding food we've ever had, and according to our guests, the best they've ever had as well. Even just the food during cocktail hour got high praise from otherwise picky family members. The place truly loves up to his name, and the Chef and pastry Chef did an absolutely ... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Hi Vernon and Mabel, Congratulations on your wedding, it was our pleasure to have you and your guests here at Copia for your big day! I am so glad you all had a great experience and enjoyed the food, we really appreciate the feedback and can't wait to see more photos! Please come back and visit from time to time- we are truly honored to be a part of your wedding! Thank you so much :)

    Christine

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our wedding took place on Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2019 at the CIA at Greystone. Venue: This venue is an absolute dream. It is incredibly unique and the barrel room is gorgeous if you light it up with plighting and tons of candles. Our guests loved that our event was at the CIA and many came early to check out the CIA/take a tour/check out the gift shop! Also, this venue allows for a great mix of outside/inside events for your special day. We did our ceremony and cocktail hour outside and our reception inside. This made is easy to ensure our guests were never too hot or cold. You should note that there is no direct sunlight on the front terrace after about 4pm (depending on the time of year) so your guests are unlikely to be sitting there sweating. One of the initial reasons we loved this venue was because there was a “built in” back up plan. The year before there were fires during this time, and we wanted to make sure the venue could accommodate the entire wedding inside if neede... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Christine, Thank you so much for your kind words, we truly appreciate your feedback and it was such a pleasure working with you throughout the process!! Thank you so much and all the best in your lives as husband and wife! Andrea Luke Sales Manager

    Rana

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I had our wedding at Copia in August. It was nothing short of amazing! We had a small group (50) and most places we looked at had a minimum charge of 80-100 people. We came across Copia online and discovered they had an elopement wedding package. This was the best find ever!! Instead of charging a pricey venue fee, they charge per person. The package included florals, wedding cake, buffet style dinner, tables, linens, chairs, and drinks. We added signature cocktails and beer for an additional cost, but wine and champagne were included. Everything was beautiful and the event went seamless the day of. The wedding coordinator, Lisa, was great and always took care of any questions and concerns we had. This is a highly recommended wedding venue! They are experts at hosting events and of course, cooking! All of our guests are still staying how good the food was. Check this place out if you're hosting a small wedding!

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    Hi Rana, Congratulations on your wedding, it was an honor to have you and your guests here at the CIA for such a special day! We agree, Lisa is pretty fantastic :) Please come visit from time to time. Thank you so much!

    User2748645

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  • Wonderful reception location! They did an amazing job from the staff, food and venue. The pictures are amazing! A lot of history in this building. Such a please to work with. The service was amazing and all of our guests are still talking about the food. Amazing night for all!!! So glad we found it and everything worked out perfectly!

    Julia

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    4 out of 5
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  • We selected the CIA because of it's dramatic architecture, stellar food and alcohol selection, and the "built in" services. On those counts, we were not let down. The Chef and his team are open to making just about everything and anything you can imagine. When we had our tasting, we were blown away by the quality of each and every dish. We were concerned how they could execute such perfect dishes at scale, but we were not disappointed. The food on our wedding day was just as perfect as it was at the tasting. Included in a contract with the CIA are lots of great "add ons". For example, the wedding cake, linens (they have a contract with La Tavola linens), glassware, flatware, tables of various sizes and shapes, and chairs are all included. This simply streamlines the whole wedding planning process. My only issue in dealing with the CIA was the events manager. She was highly unresponsive via email and phone, which was frustrating and stress-inducing, particularly the clo... Read more

    responded with the following comments.

    Julia, Thank you so much for the honest feedback on your experience at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. I am very glad to hear that your wedding was everything you had hoped for regardless of the communication frustrations during your planning phase. Please know we have recently taken steps to ensure our communication, organization and follow-through on all aspects of events at the CIA will be at its highest efficiency. If there is anything else I can do for you or issues I may address, please don't hesitate to reach me at 707-967-2307 or [email protected] Regards, Amy Thomason-Richardson Special Events Sales Manager The Culinary Institute of America

    Mrs.JBond

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • This was our dream venue, delicious food and the service was amazing! I dealt with Eileen and Molly and both were fabulous! The Chef and Pastry Chef allowed us to make our own menu and everything was delicious! They made everything very easy and memorable! Everyone is still talking about how wonderful it was! I highly recommend them!

    Duchess

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  • We had a most wonderful wedding at the CIA. Molly, our CIA wedding coordinator is fantastic. The food is brilliant.

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