14 best wedding venues in Virginia

Jul 21, 2023 | Planning
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With beaches to the east and mountains to the west, its little surprise that Virginia is a much-loved state to live in, visit and of course, get married! Steeped in history and dripping in southern hospitality, Virginia is full of fantastic wedding venues to suit every taste, from country clubs and colonial hotels to charming wineries and cosy inns. Read on for our pick of the 14 best wedding venues in Virginia.

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The Clifton, Charlottesville

About: The Clifton is boutique hotel set on 100 acres of Virginia countryside located just minutes from downtown Charlottesville and the surrounding historic sites and award-winning wineries. Host your wedding here and you can choose from several pretty sites for your ceremony and reception, including the front lawn, croquet lawn and secret garden for outdoor celebrations, and a spacious sailcloth tent if you wish to be undercover.

Location: 1296 Clifton Inn Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Capacity: up to 325

Price range: $$$

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Ivy Rose Barn | Nicole Colwell

The Ivy Rose Barn, Rocky Mount

About: If you're looking for a Virginia venue with a destination wedding vibe that is close to home, The Ivy Rose Barn is a must-see. This luxury farm wedding venue nestled on a 70-acre family-owned honey bee and flower farm, features breathtaking scenery of rolling hills, mountain views, flower fields and wooded areas. The French-country inspired barn is beautiful on its own but is also the perfect blank canvas for your dream wedding.

Location: 1337 Hopkins Rd, Rocky Mount, VA 24151

Capacity: up to 300

Price range: $$$

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Trump Winery, Charlottesville

About: Situated on nearly 1,300 acres with stunning panoramas of the Blue Ridge Mountain, 227 acres of vines and sparkling lakes, Trump Winery is something special. The property offers several luxury venues in one, including the chapel, grand hall, barn and pavilion, which can be tailored to fit your needs, ensuring that your wedding vision comes to life exactly how you imagined.

Location: 385 Albemarle House Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Capacity: up to 200

Price range: $$$

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Farmington Country Club | David Abel Photo

Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville

About: Steeped in rich history, Farmington Country Club is a traditional, family-oriented private club that is perfect for hosting elegant weddings. The main house was built in the late 1700s and Thomas Jefferson drew plans for an octagonal addition to the house in 1803, which is now referred to as the Jefferson Room. From a full service ballroom wedding reception for 250 to an intimate dinner for 10, Farmington offers the perfect setting for every kind of event, with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Location: 1625 Country Club Cir, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Capacity: Up to 250

Price range: $$

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Virginia House | Tara Hodges

Virginia House, Richmond

About: Nestled on a hillside overlooking the James River and surrounded by nearly eight acres of grounds and gardens, Virginia House is the perfect venue for lovers of historical architecture. Formerly an English manor house, Virginia House was relocated to Richmond in 1925. The home is now owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society, and fuses historical charm with modern amenities to host very special celebrations.

Location: 4301 Sulgrave Rd, Richmond, VA 23221

Capacity: up to 150

Price range: $$$

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Dover Hall Estate, Goochland County

About: A refined, English Tudor-inspired estate located among the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Dover Hall Estate sits on 55 private acres in Goochland County’s equestrian country. Dover Hall flawlessly marries the grandeur of days past with modern and abundant amenities in a sophisticated and serene atmosphere. The property is a convenient 10-minute drive from the Short Pump area of Richmond, and easily accessible from Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, and Maryland.

Location: 1500 Manakin Rd, Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

Capacity: 300+

Price range: $$$$

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Oakdale | Nikki Santerre

Oakdale, Ashland

About: Situated in 100 acres of Ashland farmland, Oakdale is a unique barn venue with a modern, upscale feel. The grounds are home to enchanting ponds, stunning sunsets and breathtaking views of the pristine countryside in Hanover County, Virginia. Surrounded by an intimate, natural setting, with panoramic views of farmland, ponds and pastures, Oakdale is the perfect place to host your special day.

Location: 13497 Ashland road, Ashland, VA 23005

Capacity: up to 200

Price range: $$

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Early Mountain Vineyards, Madsion

About: A premiere wedding venue in the heart of Virginia wine country, Early Mountain offers beautiful, stately modern facilities and luxurious amenities perfect for your wedding ceremony and reception. Imagine your winery wedding with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge foothills followed by an intimate sit-down dinner served with award-winning wines and elegant cuisine in the beautiful event hall. The dream!

Location: 6109 Wolftown-Hood Rd, Madison, VA 22727, United States

Capacity: up to 200

Price range: $$$

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Upper Shirley Vineyards | David Abel

Upper Shirley Vineyards, Charles City

About: Upper Shirley Vineyards offers a storybook setting with riverfront views, sitting on a tributary of the James River. This special venue is steeped in history and boasts exquisite cuisine and handcrafted wines, making it a dream for lovers of the finer things in life. A short drive from downtown Richmond or Williamsburg, Upper Shirley Vineyards offers rustic serenity with easy access to top-tier accommodations in Virginia’s capital city.

Location: 600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA, 23030

Capacity: 300+

Price range: $$$

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Williamsburg Inn | David Abel

Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg

About: From fairytale celebrations to history-enriched ceremonies, the Williamsburg Inn offers everything you could wish for in a memorable celebration. Unmatched for atmosphere, Colonial Williamsburg delivers a complete resort experience where guests can enjoy decadent dining options, welcoming accommodation, rejuvenating spa escapes, championship golf, and so much more.

Location: 136 Francis Street East, Williamsburg, VA

Capacity: 85

Price range: $$

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Waterperry Farm | David Abel

Waterperry Farm, Free Union

About: The dream destination for an intimate elopement, Waterperry Farm is a serene property of magnificent gardens and Blue Ridge Mountain views. Guests can host small elopement ceremonies in the gardens and enjoy cocktail hours, champagne garden tours, and iniimate dinners, enjoyed al fresco or in either of the two tranquil, covered settings: an elegant British greenhouse surrounded by pollinator gardens, and a stunning pool house with mountain vistas and both indoor and outdoor seating.

Location: 4284 Ballards Mill Rd, Free Union, VA 22940

Capacity: accommodation for 14

Price range: $$

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Norfolk Botanical Gardens, Norfolk

About: An oasis in the heart of the city, Norfolk Botanical Garden offers a variety of event spaces in a beautifully serene setting. Surrounded by water and beautiful blooms, Norfolk Botanical Garden is ideal for dream weddings, vow renewals and elegant celebrations. With thirteen serene outdoor locations to choose from and wedding packages for every budget, the Garden can accommodate an extravagant affair for up to 400 guests or an intimate party of 20, and everything in between.

Location: 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518-5337

Capacity: up to 400

Price range: $$$

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Goodstone Inn | Emily Blumberg Photography

Goodstone Inn, Middleburg

About: Situated on the outskirts of charming Middleburg – one hour from Washington DC - Goodstone Inn is a tranquil resort set on 265-acres of rolling hills. The traditional inn features eighteen spacious guest rooms across six historic cottages, combining natural beauty with luxury hospitality. It's the perfect choice for an intimate wedding weekend with close family and friends, where you can enjoy the good things in life alongside outdoor pursuits such as hiking, biking, and canoeing.

Location: 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA, 20117

Capacity: up to 200

Price range: $$$$

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Country Club of Virginia, Richmond

About: A classic American private country club, the Country Club of Virginia offers couples elegant surroundings, a relaxed atmosphere and gracious hospitality. What more could you want? To host your wedding, you can choose between the two club houses, which each have a distinctly feel, and enjoy the lush surrounding grounds.

Location: 6031 Saint Andrews Ln, Richmond, VA

Capacity: 300+

Price range: $$$


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