Our History

Our History

More than 20 years ago, Gene Ivester arrived in wine country to capture the beauty of its scenery through photography.  After photographing several weddings at wineries, he was shocked to learn how expensive these locations were for couples who booked a wedding there.  Gene became friends with the Innkeeper of an award winning local bed and breakfast and it’s wedding coordinator.  It was then that Napa Valley Elopements was born from a desire to provide couples with an affordable wine country wedding experience at a beautiful, romantic location.

Napa Valley Elopements was the very first wedding business to offer all-inclusive packages for small, intimate ceremonies of 30 or fewer. Every detail is taken care of so our couples can concentrate on what’s important – their love for each other.

Clients need only answer a few simple questions regarding their preferences for flowers, cake, etc. then Napa Valley Elopements puts it all together with the result being a magical wedding day filled with memories of a lifetime. 

Our Experienced Professional Team

For your flowers are you thinking simple? – elaborate? – or maybe somewhere in between?  Our floral artisans create exactly what you envision in the color scheme of your choice.  Want a particular type of flower?  If it’s in season, we’ll get it for you!

Napa Valley Elopements is proud to partner with the most highly regarded wedding cake bakery in our area.  You’ll have various flavors and filling to choose from.  Every bite is a little taste of heaven.

Photography is oh so important for your special day.  The images captured will be viewed over and over to remind you of every moment.  Today’s couples are more sophisticated when it comes to photography.  They want more earthy, subtle and artistic images caught on film.  Our photographers understand this and they deliver.  Your photos will have that “wow” factor you’re looking for.  View a sampling in our gallery.

Your package includes an experienced non-denominational minister who has assisted hundreds of couples as they design a ceremony which perfectly reflects the unique relationship they share.


Napa Valley Elopements

1348 C Lincoln Ave.,

Calistoga, CA 94515

Phone. 707-709-4292 EXT. 2

Email. cindy@napavalleyelopements.com