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Griffo Distillery in Petaluma has a 6,000 square-foot warehouse that can serve as an event space for large office holiday parties as well as smaller gatherings. The distillery is known for its premium, small-batch spirits made with California-grown ingredients. The Griffo team can host guided tastings, create specialty and custom cocktails, and take guests on behind-the-scenes tours of their grain-to-glass production facility. 1320 Scott St, Suite A. Petaluma, 707-559-8329, griffodistillery.com/private-events. (Courtesy photo)
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Safari West in Santa Rosa hosts holiday parties for businesses looking to treat employees to a one-of-a-kind experience. Groups can go on safari, enjoy a buffet-style lunch or dinner, or get up close and personal with one of the African animals that reside at the wildlife sanctuary. 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, 800-616-2695, safariwest.com/groups/holiday-parties. (Courtesy photo).
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Safari West's holiday parties can get pretty wild. (John Burgess)
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Martin Ray Winery in Santa Rosa offers several experiences for holiday parties. The winery bocce court is available for 4-20 people with bottle service and outdoor fun (weather permitting). The Twin Fir Room can accommodate larger parties for dinner and dancing. 2191 Laguna Rd, Santa Rosa, 707-823-2404, martinraywinery.com. (Courtesy photo)
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The Martin Ray Winery chickens may join the holiday party. (Courtesy photo)
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The Spinster Sisters in Santa Rosa has a communal table for more intimate holiday parties or a family meal. Reserve your table for a breakfast, lunch, or dinner celebration (the restaurant also serves brunch on weekends). 401 S A Street, Santa Rosa, 707-528-7100, thespinstersisters.com. (Alvin Jornada)
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The Bird & The Bottle in Santa Rosa can host dinner parties at the chef’s table next to the restaurant's open kitchen or in a private room upstairs. The menu incorporates flavors from Asia, the American South, the East Coast, Jewish comfort food favorites, and a wide variety of fresh seafood. 1055 4th St., Santa Rosa, 707-568-4000, birdandthebottle.com. (Heather Irwin)
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The Museum of Sonoma County in downtown Santa Rosa provides an elegant event space for holiday parties. Housed in the historic 1910 Santa Rosa Post Office, the museum lobby features tall ceilings and windows, oak molding and chandeliers. The history of the museum and its collections make for great talking points for Sonoma County businesses looking to pay tribute to Santa Rosa. 425 7th St, Santa Rosa, 707-579-1500, museumsc.org. (Darryl Bush)
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Third Street Aleworks Brewpub in Santa Rosa has been a staple on the Sonoma County beer scene since it opened in 1995. The upstairs event space can be booked for large groups, who want to play pool with their coworkers or friends while enjoying pitchers of house-made beer and traditional pub fare, including pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. 610 Third St. Santa Rosa, 707-523-3060, thirdstreetaleworks.com. (John Burgess)
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Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville can accommodate groups from 25-300 guests. Check out movie memorabilia like Don Corleone’s desk from The Godfather and the original automobile from Tucker: The Man and His Dream. Then settle down for an Italian dinner, reminiscent of a Coppola family meal. 300 Via Archimedes, Geyserville, 707-857-1484, francisfordcoppolawinery.com. (Courtesy photo)
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Relish Culinary Adventures in Healdsburg hosts private cooking classes for a more hands-on holiday party. Guests can make their own four-course lunch or dinner, create party appetizers, or take part in a private demonstration cooking class where everyone can sit back and relax while a local chef prepares and serves the meal. 14 Matheson St, Healdsburg, 707-431-9999, relishculinary.com. (Crista Jeremiason)
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The Green Room lounge at Spoonbar in Healdsburg can host a make-your-own-cocktail competition for up to 20 guests. Located at the back of the H2Hotel, the restaurant lounge features floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be opened toward the gardens. 219 Healdsburg Ave, Healdsburg, 707-922-5243, spoonbar.com/private-dining. (Courtesy photo)
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Trione Winery in Geyserville hosts events in their historic Old Stone Building next to their tasting room. The venue features wooden beams, rustic stone walls, great acoustics and a large lawn and bocce court for outdoor events. 19550 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, 707-814-8100, trionewinery.com. (Courtesy photo)
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Suite D in Sonoma is a multipurpose, urban-industrial event space from Sondra Bernstein of the girl & the fig restaurant in Sonoma and the fig cafe in Glen Ellen. Rent out the space for a seated dinner, or drinks and dancing. 21800 Schellville Rd, Sonoma, 707-933-3668, figcaters.com/suite-d. (Courtesy photo).
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Hopmonk Tavern in Sonoma and Sebastopol can host up to 200 guests on their outdoor patios. During winter months, the patios are covered and heated so guests don't have to worry about rain or cold weather ruining party plans. The outdoor stage can be booked for live music and dancing. hopmonk.com. (Courtesy photo).
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Bowman Cellars in downtown Graton is a small, boutique winery with a welcoming tasting room. The tasting room can transform into a space for a seated dinner, and so can the large outdoor patio with a 1968 airstream. 9010 Graton Rd #9364, Graton, (707) 827-3391, bowmancellars.com/events. (Courtesy photo)
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Negri's Italian Dinners & Joe's Bar in Occidental has been run by the same family since 1943. Classic Italian dinners, a pasta buffet (complete with the restaurant's famous minestrone soup) and craft cocktails in a private banquet room will have party guests leaving full and happy. 3700 Bohemian Hwy, Occidental, 707-823-5301, negrisrestaurant.com. (Courtesy photo).
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Boathouse Asian Eatery at the Graton Casino in Rohnert Park has a private room that can host up to 50 guests. Share sushi rolls or Korean short ribs with your employees for a fun dinner party. 630 Park Ct, Rohnert Park, 707-588-9440, boathouseasianeatery.com.
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Kin Restaurant in Windsor is the place to go if you love craft beer, wood-fired pizza and comfort food. They have a separate room with a private bar and a dining room that can be rented out for holiday parties and dinners. 740 McClelland Dr, Windsor, 707-837-7546, kinwindsor.com. (Courtesy photo).
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Driven Raceway in Rohnert Park can be rented out for corporate team-building retreats. With VIP rooms, private track rentals, or rental of the entire space, Driven Raceway can accommodate any team looking for some adrenaline. Details about their various event packages are available online. 4601 Redwood Dr, Rohnert Park, 707-585-3748. (Courtesy photo)
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Mary’s Pizza Shack is the place to call if you are hosting a family-friendly holiday party. Each of the ten restaurants in Sonoma County has a private room where guests can enjoy pizza, salads, and pitchers of craft beer. Don’t forget the pesto sticks! maryspizzashack.com/locations. (Courtesy photo)