Outdoor venue in California

Napa Valley Venue Options


The CIA offers such a wide variety of event venues, you are sure to find the one that works for you and your group.


Historic Barrel Room
One of Napa Valley’s grandest spaces, the Barrel Room features 2,000-gallon Redwood wine barrels, exposed stone walls, and wooden beams throughout. The room’s layout and design create a truly dramatic indoor venue. The Barrel Room is a beautiful space for a candlelit ceremony or reception space for dining, dancing, and entertainment.

  • Size: 13,500 sf
  • Capacity: 400 people for a seated dinner
  • Capacity: 1,000 for walk-around dining or tasting experience
Tables set up in room

Herb Terrace
Set against the picturesque ivy-covered stone walls of the landmark Greystone building, the Herb Terrace has stunning views of the Napa Valley and is surrounded by flowering beds and herb gardens. This beautiful outdoor setting is ideal for a wedding ceremony, reception, or al fresco dining.

  • Size: 5,214 sf
  • 350 people, seated
  • 600 people, standing

This is a refined space to welcome your most important guests.

  • 24 people, seated
  • 40 people, standing

De Baun Theatre
The theater-style seating with state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen and multi-media capabilities, make this a perfect venue for live cooking demonstrations, lectures, and tastings.

  • 48-seat theater
Cooking demonstration

Ecolab Theatre
Amphitheater-style auditorium seating rises through the first two levels of the main building and offers opportunities for training sessions, lectures, and tasting events.

  • 125-seat theatre
Wine tasting event

Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies
Two wine-tasting theaters with stadium seating are designed specifically for the appreciation and evaluation of wine and beverages. Each seat in these sensory classrooms is equipped with an individual sink and faucet, as well as an inset light that allows for proper evaluation of color and clarity of wines. Ideal for team-building wine programs and wine-tasting seminars.

  • Size: 1,050 sf each
  • Two classrooms, 36 people, per classroom
Wine event in Rudd Center

Open Teaching Kitchen
This stunning, multiple-suite kitchen offers a unique open setting for events or hands-on cooking programs.

  • Size: 13,943 sf
  • 150 people, seated
  • 50–60 people, class
People cooking in a kitchen

Viking Teaching Kitchen
This CIA chef-inspired kitchen is perfect for smaller groups interested in hands-on cooking or demonstration programs.

  • Size: 2,279 sf
  • 36 people, class

Atrium and Berns Room
A reception space with great ambience.

  • 150 people
Entrance to bookstore

Ventura Foods Center
A versatile space featuring classrooms, meeting spaces, and a theater-style kitchen ideal for interactive education, research, and conferences.

  • Size: 6,522 sf
People watching cooking demonstration



Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater
A unique and dramatic outdoor space overlooking the winding Napa River is a great venue for concerts, wine tastings, or company retreats.

  • 700 people for tiered seating
  • 400 people with a table setup
people sitting at an outdoor amphitheater

Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater Patio
Surrounded by olive trees, the patio serves as the perfect backdrop for a unique dining experience or reception.

  • 200 people for standing reception or seated dining event
outdoor patio at night

Copia Culinary Gardens
Our culinary gardens are a picturesque space for a wedding ceremony, tasting event, reception or dinner.

  • 600 people, reception
  • 200 people, seated
table setting in the culinary garden

An exquisite “modern treehouse,” this space can be reserved in conjunction with the Hestan Kitchen.

  • 100 people, seated
  • 100+ people, standing
people talking in mezzanine

A truly spectacular open event space, the sunlit Atrium is perfect for walk-around tastings, industry receptions, dining events, and gala celebrations.

  • 400 people, seated
  • 1,000 people, standing
people sitting at a table

Napa Valley Vintners Theater
This impressive space has many versatile uses that can be customized to meet your social or corporate needs including lectures, private wine tastings, specialized classes, and culinary demonstrations.

  • 72-seat theater
people in wine lecture theater

The Theater at Copia
This stunning venue can be inventively used for presentations, lectures, and private movie showings as it is fully equipped with movie screen, AV capabilities and a professional demonstration kitchen.

  • 250-seat theater
people in theater setting

Private Dining Rooms
For a more intimate experience, consider the private dining rooms.

  • 8–40 people, seated
  • 60 people, standing
table setting in private dining room

Hestan Kitchen
The six gorgeous, one-of-a-kind kitchen suites with adjoining lecture and dining space are like none you have ever seen before. The space is ideal for a casual reception, corporate team-building experience, or small groups for dining.

  • Size: 8,450 sf
people gathered around table for cooking demo

Garden Balcony and Indoor Reception Area
Overlooking the splendor of the Copia gardens, this indoor/outdoor space offers many options for a beautiful event.

  • 80 people, seated
  • 120 people, standing


Contact our Special Events Team at [email protected] or 707-967-2307.