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Cole Drake Events is a luxury destination wedding planning company located in the heart of the Napa Wine Country. We have created a planning foundation based on appealing to the senses, using Honesty, Authenticity, Creativity, and (a sh*t ton of) Humor with just a smidge of sarcasm.

Our planning approach focuses on each project from conception to completion; amassing the perfect talent for the event is our forte. Each preferred partner is carefully selected based upon a number of factors including our clients’ budget, personality and interests as to create synchronicity in the process. While there is a natural order and flow to planning, our clients’ weddings and events are all quite unique from one another.  We work to keep our clients’ vision true to their event (or perhaps they need inspiration from us) and excel at creating a sensory experience for the guests on that important day/weekend. Few in the industry possess our diversity of experience and breadth of knowledge.  When situations arise that require immediate action, we meet challenges head on – even if it includes a cowbell (true story).

Let us be a part of your memorable wedding, fabulous fete or luxury Napa or Sonoma experience. Where details, precision and creativity are paramount to a successful event, you’ll want the best Wine Country wedding and event planners, Cole Drake Events.


Our weekend package is the full “shebang” for your destination weekend. Our team works with you to create and design up to three custom and unique events (rehearsal/welcome dinner, wedding, farewell brunch) that are true reflections of you. With a keen eye for creating sensory experiences for you and your guests, we customize your wine country wedding experience with personalized details and recommend artisans who deliver on that vision. From recommending the right vendors to custom event design to creating diagrams and timelines, the Signature Weekend Package allows you to remain in the drivers seat on the decision-making while allowing professionals to meticulously manage your flow and experience. Ultimately, planning a weekend of events can be stressful – so we take the pressure off of you and let you enjoy being engaged. From site selection to when you say your goodbyes, we are with you every step of the way.



Our tropical wedding package gives you the perfect option for saying “I do” with breathtaking tropical and beach views. No matter the location of your tropical wedding, our team works diligently with you to devise and design a tropical wedding experience unlike any other. Having your wedding at a tropical beach destination provides the perfect ceremony backdrop, not to mention many tropical wedding locations give you more bang for your buck. With your wedding vision and our eye for fashioning sensory experiences for you and your guests, we collaborate on uniquely customized beach wedding ceremonies with unique details and personal touches. Whether your tropical wedding will be on a Hawaiian Island, in Mexico, or even the Caribbean, we are here to ensure that the wedding planning process gives you the decision-making power while we meticulously manage your wedding’s flow and experience.



This comprehensive package offers the perfect amount of planning assistance and coordination to allow you to feel confident and organized from the planning phases through wedding day. Our holistic approach to planning allows you to focus on the details and decision-making when it needs to happen in a systematic order. In addition, we work to customize vendor referrals that work with your budget, personalities, and interests. Appealing to your senses is key to personalization – this is something we.. pardon the pun, espouse. Let us help you plan an unforgettable Wine Country wedding with our team of artisans!

We offer our clients a collection of event items to make their day a little easier and aid them in case anything may go amiss.



View our Napa wedding portfolio by clicking on each image. To view our full portfolio, please click here.

“We were lucky enough to be working with the BEST and most knowledgeable planners in Napa.”

Kristin F.

“We could not love Cole Drake more. They make dreams come true!” 

Paul K.

“Everything turned out completely seamless”

Cleo P.


We are a dynamic team of planners in Wine Country with a combined experience of more than 20 years of wedding & event design/production, restaurant and hotel management. We are professed foodies with a penchant for using sarcasm and humor to navigate the planning process. Surrounded by the most inspiring vistas (in our humble opinion), the best cuisine (well known fact) and the most creative people (they are nutty artisans who have more fun than should be legal) we deliver exquisite events and experiences that are keenly focused on alluring your five senses.

Our core philosophy is more is just more…it’s NOT better. Overdoing anything from food to event design is just overwhelming. Keeping things authentic to who you are as a couple is key.  We focus on creating a sensory story within your event, showcasing your story, your lives, your vision, in a simply beautiful, inventive (and stress-free) way.




Get in touch with Cole Drake today so you can start planning your Napa Valley wedding or Napa luxury event. Email us at or please give us a call at 707-304-5921 to speak with us directly. We look forward to speaking with you soon.