How to Dress For A Vineyard Wedding

Wineries are becoming popular places to get married these days, but if you’ve never attended a vineyard wedding, you may be at a loss for what to wear. Here are a few ideas for what to wear to a vineyard wedding to look beautiful and feel confident.Vineyard wedding attire for guests - Purple Velvet

Let the Winery Setting Inspire You

A vineyard wedding is one of the prettiest weddings you will ever attend. It often takes place in summer or early fall amidst rolling hills of greenery, gardens, flowers, and rustic stone walkways. The reception is usually held under a beautiful, grapevine-canopied pergola.

Whether it’s a Napa Valley, Martha’s Vineyard, or Niagara on the Lake, a wine country wedding is a relaxed but elegant affair.  You’ll want to dress classy and a little romantic in keeping with the spirit of vineyard chic.

Vineyard Wedding Guest Dress- Orange and Purple


Florals or a Pretty Print Look Lovely

A pretty floral is a beautiful choice for any type of vineyard wedding guest attire, be it a skirt, top, or dress.  Pastel florals and prints are popular for summer, or you can go with something more sophisticated for falls like this gold and purple floral dress.  It’s lovely for an afternoon wedding, and the shape is very feminine and flattering.  A blush clutch amps thing up, and gorgeous pumps top off this very feminine look.

I suggest you do a little checking around online beforehand to get a preview of the venue. Many of these places understand that ladies love their heels and have appropriate walkways, but if you are attending a wedding at a more rustic vineyard, you may want to wear some sleek wedges or block heels instead. Also, don’t forget a wrap for your shoulders, as it can get chilly under the stars at night in wine country.

What to Wear to a Winery Wedding | Blue Lace Sheath Dress, clutch, nude heels

A Lace Cocktail Dress is Romantic 

I mentioned the romantic vibe of a vineyard wedding. One way to inject some of that romance is with a dress made of lace. This is such a pretty one ( above), and the gorgeous shade of purple and blue is as delicious as the wine itself.  A beautiful vineyard wedding guest dress like this would work well in the summer for a late afternoon ( 5:00) wedding, but it is also perfect for a September/ October vineyard wedding.

In the fall, wedding receptions often move indoors to a wine cellar where you dine seated by wine barrels. If you have been pondering what to wear to a Vineyard wedding like this, then this dress would look stunning! More lace wedding guest dresses here!

Vineyard Wedding Guest Dress - Plum One shoulder

A Cold Shoulder Dress is Right on Trend

Many Vineyard weddings are elegant affairs that call for something with an air of sophistication. This gorgeous plum sheath dress fits the bill. The one-shoulder detail is very elegant and feminine, and the stunning turn-down satin neckline adds just the right amount of drama. This is a dress with a high presence, but it doesn’t overwhelm. Perfect for a wedding with a unique vineyard atmosphere.

Finally, a reminder, if you are going to a wedding at a Winery, now is the time to shop for vineyard wedding guest dresses. If you leave it to just before the wedding, I guarantee you will be tearing your hair out. It’s too stressful to leave such an important thing to the last minute!

Enjoy the wedding. Have a lovely time!

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12 thoughts on “How to Dress For A Vineyard Wedding

  1. Deb,

    I read your post. Are the recommended outfits appropriate for the mother of the bride? Any recommendations?

    1. Hi Ann, I’d most likely go with the purple lace or blue cold shoulder dress as they are a little dressier than the first two floral ones. Both these would fall into the semi-formal category. If you want something more formal, you might choose a dress with more embellishment or a long skirt.

  2. My son is getting married at a vineyard in Cali. MOB is wearing a casual, floral dress from Anthropology.
    I’m at a loss on what to wear. I prefer long.

  3. I’m the groom’s mother and would appreciate your comments regarding an appropriate dress for the wedding and reception to follow immediately. The event will be in Iowa In November at a winery. I’m looking for your recommendations on—an appropriate style for me, a 57-year young petite woman 5 foot tall and 115 pounds. Your help is appreciated.

    1. My son is getting married in the UK this summer, and I’m not having luck finding or knowing what to wear. I like the sheath dress look, but I’m over 50 and want to be stylish and classy. Most dresses online are shown on young models, so it’s hard to tell what it would look like on me. Can you recommend something with a jacket (it can be cold in the UK) or where to shop? Thank you.

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