For that decadent multi-course meal or when the Knights come in for that rowdy Medieval banquet, the Baron of the Castle entertains in the Great Hall and now so can you. With its hand-painted Italian frescoes, and the 500 year-old Umbrian fireplace, the Great Hall is the Castle’s most prestigious and most sought after room.
Grand Barrel Room
At 12,000 square feet, the Grand Barrel Room is an architectural masterpiece with its 40 ribbed, Roman cross-vaults all constructed from ancient brick shipped from Europe. This room includes a 40 foot, hand crafted travertine tasting bar and is our largest room for entertaining – perfect for your large event!
The 13th century Courtyard is located in the heart of the Castle and is surrounded by walls of hand-squared stone and ancient brick, Tuscan-style breezeways and loggias. Courtyards were the center life in any Medieval palace, so it remains for your event; central, picturesque stunning. Vibrant during the day but majestic and regal at night, a unique wine and food pairing - alfresco - awaits you.
Just a few steps down and adjacent to our main courtyard is this centrally located but autonomous space. During daytime events this courtyard allows you to have a group luncheon separately while still feeling a part of the life of the Castle. For evening events, this space is ideally used in conjunction with our main Courtyard for lounge seating, special entertainment or dinner service.
Il Passito Room
The secluded and lavish Il Passito Room, perched high above the Courtyard, sets you apart from the Castle’s daily grind. It normally functions as our Wine Club Member’s room Friday through Sunday; however, it is available for private events during weekdays or evening hours. This room has the capacity to host private tastings for large groups as well as wine and food pairings.
Il Passito Patio
Just outside of our Il Passito room is this hidden gem of the Castle. This secluded terrace has views of our hilltop watchtower as well as our crushpad below. It is also only a few steps from our own Lake Mario. Enjoy an outdoor grill event on our built in barbecue, a simple luncheon, or an open air reception. Open to the hillside, but unknown to most patrons of the Castle, it boasts some of the best sunset views in the Diamond Mountain region.
Set at the most distant part of the property lays a lush, green location for your next casual outdoor event. Our ancient, moss-covered bridge leads you to existing picnic table seating, additional seating will allow even more useable space for guests. With the Castle in the background, nature surrounds you as you are serenaded by local wildlife. There is no other location like this on our property; it is worth the walk.
With breathtaking views of the Napa Valley, Calistoga and Mount St. Helena, the Terrace offers a beautiful open air gathering place ideally nestled between the crenellated Castle towers. A perfect location for wine and canapé receptions accommodating, or an ideal area for alfresco wine and food pairings.
South Lower Terrace
Climb the winding stair case of our South Tower and explore the workings of our drawbridge on your way to this secluded gallery. Enjoy a standing reception or seated luncheon for up to 40 guests. Like the North Tower, the views are unparalleled, but the ascent up the stairs is not for the faint of heart or those with mobility challenges.
This deep and rustic open air courtyard is set within the confines of the Castle ramparts. Typically cooler and more shaded than our other open air venues, this spot shields your view of the modern world around you. Ideal for receptions up to 80 and seated luncheons. Although passers by may be able to sneak a peek at your special occasion, rest assured they will never and their way to this hidden jewel.
For an experience parallel to none, the Royal Apartment allows a unique, intimate and opulent encounter for small gatherings. This is an area of the Castle rarely seen by the public, but can be exclusively available to you. The Royal Apartment can accommodate small seated wine and food pairings, or if used in conjunction with the Royal Loggia, an intimate standing soirée.
Elevated high above the daily grind of the Castle, is one of our most quaint and private locations. With picturesque 360° views of the Napa Valley and the Castle below, this platform at the highest point of the castle will allow a petite party for reception or a seated luncheon. Don’t take this tall tower lightly! It is a three story odyssey up hand hewn stairs to these panoramic heights.
Il Ducale Room
Hidden in the depths of the Castle, past winding tunnels, caves and barrels galore, lies one of the Castle’s best kept secrets . This unique meeting space allows your very closest friends and family to enjoy an exclusive and elegant location for your next clandestine meeting. This petite space sets your secretive mood perfectly!
Although our permit does not allow us to hold weddings at the Castle, we do have a beautiful Chapel. The Chapel is often used as a gathering place for guests heading off to tour the Castle or as an inclement weather option.