Our Wedding Team

Meet the Team

Our wedding specialists understand that your wedding is a reflection of your personality. That's why, in addition to our captivating venues and fresh farm-to-table catering, we provide personalized attention to every facet of your wedding planning.

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    Emma McNeilly

    Wedding Services Manager

    (707) 257-5464 | Cell(707) 339-9369

    Having grown up in Sonoma, working at one of Napa’s most well-known resorts feels like the right fit. Emma started her hospitality career at a young age helping her father with events at a Sonoma Square Restaurant and planning tea parties, much to her younger sister’s dismay. After graduating Saint Mary’s College of California with a BA in Communication, Emma moved down to Los Angeles and interned with a Bridal Stylist, giving her the opportunity to further her interest in the Wedding Market.

    Emma comes to the Silverado Resort by way of the Moraga Country Club. Where she quickly moved up the ranks from Server, to Catering Assistant, to Food and Beverage Manager, where she not only managed the restaurant but sold and executed every event on property. With a desire to move back home to Wine Country, Emma is now our Wedding Services Manager and looks forward to growing with the Resort and make Silverado her second home.

    Q and A with Emma:

    Favorite time of year for a wedding?
    I am a huge fan of October Weddings! It is still warm enough to be outdoors, but you have a little more crisp-ness in the air, and the leaves start to change colors!

    Red, White, or Sparkling?
    Red or Sparkling! I love Cabernet and Sparkling Brut!

    Heels or Flats?
    I’m a flats girl more often than not. I’m very hands on with my Weddings so my feet would be way too sore if I ran around in Heels all day!

    Veil or no veil?
    I genuinely feel like every Bride should choose what’s best for her style and vibe she wants for her wedding! Make it unique!

    Which Disney Princess are you?
    I feel like I am Cinderella with a little Elsa thrown in there!

    Favorite things to do outside of work?
    I am a total foodie, so I love trying new restaurants. Taking road trips. And I have a Disneyland obsession!

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    Tracee Guinane

    Wedding Sales Manager

    : (707) 257-5587 | Cell: (707) 815-9972

    Growing up in a large Irish and English Catholic family, Tracee found herself helping at all of her many cousins Weddings and learned quickly that she was a hopeless romantic and loved seeing the events come to life and all the sentiments that go with it. Starting her career in Hotel Operations at high end boutique hotels and eventually got her taste of the event side at The Culinary Institute of America where she worked with some talented chefs and fell in love with the Culinary world. She has always been creative and artistic so no surprise she loves the design aspect and uniqueness that comes with each Wedding! You will find Tracee spending her free time with family and friends hosting dinner parties or just chilling with her pets, with a good book or movie.  

    Q and A with Tracee

    Red, White or Sparkling? 
    Red and specifically, Pinot Noir please! My favorite is Robert Sinskey Pinot Noir!

    What is your Hometown? 
    I was born somewhere in the Pacific Islands but being adopted and not knowing anything different, I am happy to tell people I am Native to Napa, grew up here and raised my family here, Napa Valley is my home!

    Which Disney Princess are you? 
    Maybe Snow White only because I LOVE animals and and would be gullible enough to eat an apple from a stranger in the woods. And who wouldn’t want to be woken up by a kiss from a handsome Prince!  

    Favorite things to do outside of work?
    Having our family vacations in Tahoe at my Unlce Tom’s cabin every year I would say skiing is top on my list. In the summer anything to do with water, hanging by the pool or a day trip to the beach!

    Flat or heals?
    I love heals on everyone else but for me, you will find me in flats mostly! Comfort has become more important to me especially working in the event world!

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    Tonya Brown

    Wedding Sales Manager

    (707) 257-5445 | Cell(707) 339-9890

    A hopeless romantic and big believer in happily-ever-after, Tonya takes great joy in learning peoples’ stories and seeing them through to their big day. Having been in the wedding industry for more than 11 years, she knows the importance of connecting with people and paying attention to details. Working in Orange County, Sacramento and Napa Valley has opened her up to a plethora of experiences and she constantly strives to top her last event. She truly loves what she does and wouldn’t change it for the world.

    Q and A with Tonya:

    Favorite time of year for a wedding? 
    Fall Weddings are so beautiful with the changing colors of the trees

    Favorite Wedding Venue at Silverado? 
    Definitely The Grove! The Oak Trees are amazing. It’s the most peaceful place to be on property.

    What is your Hometown? 
    Orange County, Ca.

    Heels or Flats? 
    I love heels. I have about 50 pairs but flats are my go to for work!

    Favorite Flower?
    Gardenias! They smell amazing!

    Favorite things to do outside of work? 
    Hang out with my Husband and Children