12 of the Most Wonderful Wedding Venues in Virginia
The Most Beautiful Wedding Venues in Virginia
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Top Wedding Venues in Virginia
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The breathtaking Appalachian Trail trail crosses the historical mountains of the Shenandoah National Park and has the most trails in Virginia. Enjoy stunning overlooks with amazing views of farmland and forests on your wedding day. If you prefer exploring the Appalachian Trail by car, you can even cross in more than 30 times in the Shenandoah National Park.
Getting married in this wonderful place is quite easy as you only need a special use permit for ceremonies with over 15 people. This place is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Virginia.
Brenwood Lake Weddings
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Brenwood Lake Weddings is one of the most beautiful forest wedding venues in Virginia. This rustic venue is located in the Shenandoah Valley and nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains. You can enjoy a beautiful on-site lake with wonderful mountain views on your wedding day.
Historic Rosemont Springs
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Historic Rosemont Springs is one of the most elegant barn wedding venues in Virgina. The Amish-built barn is surrounded by a 10-foot waterfall, lots of trees and most of all, lots of privacy. You can host weddings inside the barn with up to 400 guests and enjoy the bran´s chandeliers, massive beams and stunning fireplace. This site also features a couple´s suite, a kitchen, indoor bathrooms and air conditioning for those hot summer months .
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The Khimaira Farm is an LGBTQ-friendly wedding venue located near Luray, in the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The working dairy goat family farm is known for its sustainable agriculture and green living. You can get married in an outdoor garden setting with the mountains as a backdrop, or in a rustic barn indoors. This location is especially known for its good service which makes your big day even more stress-free.
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Luray Caverns is one of the best-known wedding venues in Virginia and can be found in the Shenandoah Valley. It is the largest cave system in Eastern America and is famous for its stalactites and stalagmites. This venue offers several wedding packages such as the Luray Caverns Private Ceremony, the Luray Caverns Cathedral Wedding Package, the Grounds at Luray Caverns Wedding Package, and many more.
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Marriott Ranch is a stunning 4,200 acre property located in Hume, Virginia. You can get married right next to a large tree on the manicured lawn of the property. The Ranch’s unique, historic feel and breathtaking views make your wedding day unforgettable. This venue gives you an extraordinary backdrop for your ceremony.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
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The Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is located in Vienna and is one of the most beautiful outdoor wedding venues in Virginia. The stunning glass-walled atrium is a popular wedding spot in the Botanical Garden and features brick walls, cathedral ceilings, and a large terrace with views of the botanical garden.
This venue is perfect for up to 230 seated guests. You can take beautiful pictures in the gazebos, the Bell Garden, and the Pavillion. The lush gardens, the green hills, and the manicured landscape of the botanical garden are perfect backdrops for your wedding photos.
Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard
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Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is located just south of Charlottesville, Virginia, and is nestled in a secluded 5,000-acre sanctuary. This is one of the most versatile wedding venues in Virginia as it offers four distinct wedding locations: The Lodge, The Event Barn, Water’s Edge, and The Tasting Room & Taphouse at Mount Ida Reserve.
You can enjoy sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain views, vibrant vineyards, quaint cottages, tree-lined drives, historic manor homes, and lakefront white sand beaches.
Norfolk Botanical Garden
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Norfolk Botanical Garden might be one of the most versatile wedding venues in Virginia. This beautiful serene setting offers lots of water, beautiful blooms, and over 60 different gardens to explore. The Garden can host weddings with up to 400 guests but is also perfect for intimate elopements. You can choose between thirteen outdoor locations and most of their wedding packages also include indoor ceremony spaces.
Shenandoah National Park
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The Shenandoah National Park was already mentioned above but is worthwhile mentioning again. This magical place is not only home to the Appalachian Trail but also includes spectacular waterfalls, picturesque views, quiet wooded hollows, and fields of wildflowers. The National Park is famous for its 200,000 acres of protected lands and easily be reached from Washington, D.C. A popular wedding location within the Shenandoah National Park is the Skyland resort.
Make sure to get a special use permit for weddings with more than 15 people. And be aware that your special use permit needs six or more weeks to process.
The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards
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The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyard is a stunning wedding venue in Virginia, nestled within the Loudoun County countryside. You can get married in a 109-year old restored stone and wood Bank Barn, on a manicured lawn of the farm grounds and enjoy spectacular pastoral and mountain views. This location will simply blow your mind with its estate vineyard, gorgeous flower gardens, spacious green lawns, a towering silo, and rustic pond.
The Market at Grelen
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The Garden at Grelen is one of the most magical wedding venues in Virginia. This LGBTQ+ friendly site is located on Grelen´s 1000-acre tree nursery and features a variety of event spaces: a shade garden & berry field, a greenhouse, a large bluestone terrace, a 4500 square foot tent, and a manicured pasture. This stunning venue sits in Central Virginia and is only 35 minutes away from Charlottesville.
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