Bay Area Corporate Event Planner: Vineyard Experience

Bay Area Corporate Event Planner

As a premier Bay Area corporate event planner, we are always working with our clients for the most unique destination event experience.  With only 3 weeks to create 4 events for media guests from across the US, we worked closely with the brand managers from Chandon so that guests were able to get a 365 degree of how and where their world-class sparkling wine is created.

We were lucky to be able to find a beautiful flat area nestled in the rolling hills and meadows of the Chandon Carneros vineyard, with a little mowing we were left with a natural area protected from wind where guests could dine al fresco on a delicious ambient temperature menu, like a high end seated picnic, while taking in the gorgeous surroundings and experiencing Chandon wines from vine to bottle.  We love working with companies on their destination management events in Napa and Sonoma where we can create beautiful incentive events and event design in the most beautiful place on earth.

As a Napa destination management company, we understand how to take care of the guests from the planning of their travel, hotel booking, welcome gifts and incentive events.  We would love to help you with your Napa corporate event, fill out the form and we will give you a call to find the best way to work together.

Napa Winery Event Design – Ode to the Bubble

Napa Winery Event Design

We are so lucky to work with outstanding clients like Chandon winery for their 45th Anniversary of Blanc de Noirs – when it comes to Napa winery event design, we really set the bar high when we created four events over three days and finishing with this amazing event at Meadowood Napa Valley.

The 25′ tall balloon structure was custom created in an ombré pattern – to play off the whimsical feeling of the Chandon winery brand.  Stark white linens and wood chargers gave a classic and natural feeling to the event with all the flowers gracing the tables working in the same ombré design.  The event was breathtaking and as guests arrived by shuttle to Meadowood Napa Valley, they were all dressed in their croquet whites ready for their chic brunch and lesson.  Even the guests who were not playing brunch could hang out in the lounge and enjoy bubbly concoctions while watching from the sidelines.

Bubbles 20′ tall were rising from the croquet lawn in what was a whimsical “ode to the bubble”.  When planning events for Napa Valley wineries, we always want to include a design that is true to the winery’s unique brand style and Chandon gave us a lot to work with!  We were able to create all of these events to their brand specs and give the media guests an epic wine country experience.

Napa Winery Events: Crocker & Starr Winery

Napa Winery Events – Crocker & Starr

When it comes to being creative for event design, Napa winery events give you the most flexibility!  For Crocker & Starr winery, we have designed their “Carnivus Maximus” event for the past 3 years. We were able to take it from an event that was a mediocre guest experience to an absolute “must attend”

One thing we love about Napa winery events is that we are given a lot of creative freedom – especially when the winemaker/owner understands their brand and how best to showcase it.  When we walked into designing this event, it already had a number of showcase items that we wanted to keep like the pig roast, pizza oven, huge paella, and band – but everything else was up for change and improvement.  We started by increasing the footprint of the event, making it larger and using the colors of Crocker & Starr for our linens, we added a live actor to do the calls to action and photos with guests (instead of the cardboard cutout they had been using), created a better flow to the guest arrivals and added a charcuterie station, snowcones with elevated flavors, and center stage to make announcements and capture guest attention.  Overall the changes were so successful that Crocker & Starr has added a 20% increase in guest count and we have been invited back for what will be our fourth Carnivus year.

We would love to increase the guest value of your events!  Let us know how we can help!

Destination Wedding Planner

Destination Wedding Planner


We’ve had the privilege of being the destination wedding planner for several couples who wish to be married amongst their closest family and friends in Hawaii, Mexico, Lake Geneva, Napa Valley, Sonoma, Malibu, Palm Springs, Miami, the Hamptons, the Bahamas, the Caribbean or anywhere else that you could ever imagine.  Our adventures in planning weddings and educating the wedding industry have spanned the globe and I couldn’t be more thankful for all the opportunities that have come our way.   One thing that we have done that has created so much success is always finding a vendor team that works well with our vendor team.

In most of our destination weddings, we have brought our own planners and floral designer with us.  It’s made the events more cohesive, we’ve been able to successfully get the flowers and decor that the client has requested, and we have been able to include our core staff along with local staff to make the event successful.  The photographer and videographer have traveled with us and on occasion, we’ve even brought our own cake baker if the couple wanted something that was unbelievable and there were not resources where we were.

There are always vendors that we want to work with that are local and that have the ability to implement a successful event.  We are particular about the caterers that we work with – we want to be able to incorporate everything the couple wants but have the same refinement in service that you would find for an event in our own backyards.

Ultimately, though, we want the guest experience to be excellent – from the time that they arrive onsite through their departure, we are making sure that every detail is attended to.


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What It’s Like To Have A Wedding In Napa

Wedding In Napa

You’re planning your wedding and dreaming about what your favorite wedding venue would be for your wedding in Napa…you’re thinking you want something:
  • romantic
  • at a garden
  • in a vineyard
  • rustic
  • chic
  • modern
  • outdoor
  • indoor
  • at a winery
  • at an estate
  • a resort wedding
  • a destination wedding
  • in the hills
  • with a view
  • surrounded by vines
  • fun
  • intimate

You’re all over the place, but all of those can be used to describe Napa wedding venues and what it’s like to have a wedding in Napa.  No matter what type of wedding venue, what type of wedding style and what type of events you’re hoping to host for your wedding weekend, you can host that in Napa Valley.

One of the services we offer our couples is a customized wedding venue search.  This will help you secure the top Napa wedding venue of your choice by allowing us to hone in on what it is that you really want from your bullet list of 1000 different things.  Our exclusive design questionnaire is so intuitive, that we are able to find you a site and use it to refer the perfect wedding vendors in Napa.  We would really love to help you host a Napa wedding and whether you’re planning an intimate wedding for under 40 guests or you are hosting a blow out destination wedding celebration, let us know how we can help!  We are your perfect planning partner!


Sasha Souza Events is an award winning event planning company considered one of the top event design & wedding coordination companies in the US. Sasha Souza Events has offices in Napa Valley, Sonoma, San Francisco & Los Angeles