It is certainly possible to have the Virginia wedding of your dreams and not break the bank, you just need to know where to look!
Why not host an affordable wedding at a southern mansion with some great history? Or have a unique but budget-friendly event at a museum.
How about a wedding in the middle of nature or even a national park? You can also do a rustic but upscale farm or vineyard wedding, and if you’re willing to go small; a stylish wedding chapel.
According to the Wedding Report, the average cost for a wedding in Virginia in 2021 was $28,288, but with our list of the best affordable wedding venues in Virginia, you can have the perfect wedding that is far below that cost!
We only offer totally private rentals, so you can feel like your guests are visiting you in your own home. Our pet-friendly property even lets you bring your pups.
Rixey offers the most spectacular views... from the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains on one side, to the bottom of Rixey Lake on the other. Our rooftop and patio spaces make for a magical setting both at sunset and at night, and the Ballroom, complete with climate control and ADA-accessible bathrooms, means that inclement weather won't have a negative effect on your special day.
The Manor itself is the oldest house in Virginia that allows you and your guests to stay and celebrate with very few restrictions (including sparkler exits, and open flames in the custom-built Ballroom). The history of the house lends an air of vintage elegance, but what most of our couples love is the comfy atmosphere provided by big sofas, real fires, and the ability to curl up at the end of the night in the library with your favorite people.
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Facilities and Capacity
With a variety of event spaces available for use, Rixey Manor has an indoor maximum capacity for up to 120 guests. For up to 250 guests, and outdoor ceremonies and celebrations, you’ll want to utilize the venue’s lake view ceremony site and patio celebration area in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The serene water will play as an elegant backdrop as you say “I do” among those you love most. Not to mention, you’ll enjoy complete access to the venue’s 1,800-square-foot rooftop terrace, which sits just above the venue’s ballroom space, and the rest of the Manor with multiple reception rooms so everyone can find a space to make the wedding unique.
The team at Rixey Manor knows just how many details go into making a wedding day possible. When you book with their team, you’ll receive access to wedding coordinators who will meet with you before your big day arrives to give recommendations of vendors, and map out floor plans and details. The venue’s services include:
Access to in-house decor
Rixey Manor provides four bedrooms on-site for your out-of-town friends and family to enjoy, and an independent cottage that can sleep 6. Each room is decorated with charm and class with vintage décor and stunning antique furniture. The spacious rooms make for a calming and open place for each and every person to relax after a weekend full of endless celebration.
Rust Manor House
If nature is your thing, Rust Manor House is situated in a scenic 68-acre nature sanctuary.
The quaint house is managed by NOVA Parks and the Audubon Society and offers its parlor, dining room, library, foyer, and the gardens and lawns that surround it.
Adding a spacious outdoor tent can elevate the style of your wedding as well as the number of guests you invite. It features beautiful lights, Chiavari chairs and tables, and an extended patio for some additional outdoor space.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel
Planning a more intimate wedding can help make your big day more wedding budget-friendly.
Virginia Beach Wedding Chapel can provide that close-knit setting for you; its simple, yet elegant design will have your guests feeling special and pleased that they were asked to join you for your nuptials.
Bonus: a live stream of the ceremony is included in all packages!
Capacity: 30 guests.
The Virginia Living Museum
The Virginia Living Museum is the perfect choice of wedding venue for any animal lovers.
Your guests will surely love this unique location where they can enjoy the beauty of the museum inside and out.
Hold your ceremony at the outdoor amphitheater or on the main floor of the museum itself.
Afterward, your guests can enjoy the indoor exhibits with volunteers presenting live animals. Your wedding will certainly be unforgettable here!
Capacity: 400 guests.
Faithbrooke Farm and Vineyard
Say your wedding vows with a beautiful landscape and vineyards as your backdrop. You’ll enjoy views of the striking Shenandoah Valley, and mountains in the distance as you express your forever love.
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful wooden barn offers you the rustic romantic wedding you’ve always wanted!
Your guests can unwind in the relaxing firepit area and chat the night away. You can also use the farm’s 1962 Ford f-100 for some unique photos that will last a lifetime!
Capacity: 400 guests indoors.
If you’re a history buff then book your wedding at Historic Tuckahoe or Tuckahoe Plantation! With charm around every corner and beautiful outdoor spaces, this venue is a dream location.
The southern mansion is known to be Thomas Jefferson’s childhood home and is meticulously preserved to display an exquisite Colonial estate surrounded by history.
For a smaller wedding, host your guests in the mansion itself for an intimate celebration. If your guest list is more extensive, consider an impressive affair on the sweeping lawn!
Capacity: 500 guests.
Serendipity Event Center at Beagle Ridge
At Serendipity, your wedding ceremony can be held either in their beautiful garden or near a relaxing pond.
A most affordable wedding venue, the Serendipity Center features a charming red barn-like structure; the perfect choice for your reception. You can even choose a tent outdoors among the blooming flowers of the gardens!
The staff here pride themselves on making weddings personal, so your wedding will be customized down to every detail of your liking. This exceptional service means no two weddings here are ever the same!
Capacity: 150 guests.
Taubman Museum of Art
Give your artistic guests something to talk about by hosting your wedding at the Taubman Museum of Art.
The Roanoke Atrium is an elegant choice where your guests will be greeted by the grand lighted staircase, and soaring glass ceiling.
For a more intimate ceremony, consider the Taubman Theater. It will set a romantic mood with its twinkling lights and high ceilings.
Capacity: 400 guests.
Hope Flower Farm
Gorgeous flowers and an intimate atmosphere are just two of the things that make Hope Flower Farm stand out.
Choose from a variety of lovely spaces depending on your preferences and the size of your wedding.
The Bank Barn, Dairy Barn, Studio Barn, and Manor House each provide an elegant, yet unique atmosphere for your indoor or outdoor wedding.
Hope Flower Farm is well-known for its flowers and floral arrangements, so it is not surprising that its property and gardens are simply stunning.
Nothing seems off-limits here from intricate arches to beautifully decorated airy spaces. They also offer floral design classes and a flower CSA subscription if your experience here inspires you!
Capacity: up to100 guests.
Natural Tunnel State Park
Getting out into nature can be the perfect way to host a simple yet memorable wedding. At Natural Tunnel State Park, you will be surrounded by unfettered beauty!
Choose the amphitheater or charming gazebo to say your “I dos” with breathtaking views of Rye Cove as your backdrop.
The Cove Ridge Visitors Center can accommodate guests at your reception, as they relax and enjoy the rustic log-cabin feel complete with a stone fireplace.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Graduate Charlottesville is a stylish venue for either a small tight-knit event or a slightly larger celebration for family and friends. This hotel is perched on historic Mainstreet so you can gaze at the city lights from the rooftop.
The Piedmont Ballroom will provide the fancy backdrop for your fairy tale wedding where your guests will feel like they’ve been swept off their feet, and The Trophy Room Rooftop and Bar is a hip location to celebrate either indoors or outdoors.
You’ll love the color scheme of rich refined greens combined with soft pinks that give this venue its clean modern look.
Capacity: 120 guests.
The Chincoteague Center
This venue is in the perfect location of Virginia’s only resort island, Chincoteague Island.
Known around the world for its oyster beds and clam shoals, it creates the perfect scenery for your special day.
The Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge nearby boasts beautiful beaches and wild ponies and the Center is modern and spacious, providing everything you need for a large number of guests without breaking your budget.
Cost: starting at $500.
Capacity: 600 guests.
Apple orchards and cider make people feel happy and comfortable in a traditional kind of way. Consider having your nuptials at Albemarle in their vintage apple orchard surrounded by your loved ones in the crisp autumn air.
Albermarle Ciderworks features an elegant wood-accented tasting room and orchard room, which shows off its style.
The laid-back outdoor patio allows your guests to unwind and enjoy their choice of unique ciders in this spectacular location.
Capacity: 200 guests.