If you’re looking for the ideal wedding venue in Virginia, then you’re in the right place!
According to the Wedding Report, the average cost for a wedding in Virginia in 2021 was $28,288. So, what exactly can you get for your money in Old Dominion?
Well, whether you’re seeking a small outdoor wedding with natural beauty or a chic farmhouse venue surrounded by your friends and family, you’ll find what you desire in Virginia. Perhaps you would like something more historical, unique, or luxurious? Well, Virginia has got that too!
This list will provide you with the 13 best wedding venues in Virginia, no matter how you would like your wedding experience to look.
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.
The Glasgow Farm
Looking for something elegant, yet rustic? Look no further than The Glasgow Farm. This family-owned working organic farm was built in the early 1900s and has been preserved immaculately to carry the look of the historic farm from its original period.
The family home and Old Barn provide the perfect historical setting for a wedding that carries all the charm and fresh air of a Southern wedding but with all the amenities of something more refined.
Cost: $5,000 and up.
Capacity: 195 guests.
If countryside charm, good wine, and a magnificent, sweeping view of the Blue Ridge Mountains are on your list, consider the grand Keswick Vineyards. Your perfect outdoor dream wedding will consist of the exquisite Edgewood Estates with the backdrop of the winery.
Award-winning wines are what Keswick specializes in, so if you or your wedding guests are into quality wine, you will not be disappointed. Choose from varieties such as Viognier, Verdejo, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot, just to name a few.
Keswick offers two smaller lawns for a cocktail hour or a ceremony. The beautiful gazebo, fountain, and vibrant vineyard provide perfect photo-op moments and a relaxing atmosphere.
Cost: $6,400 and up.
Capacity: 200 guests.
Hope Flower Farm
Gorgeous flowers and an intimate atmosphere 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 can provide an elegant, yet unique atmosphere for your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony.
Hope Flower Farm is well-known for its flowers and floral arrangements, so it is not surprising that its property and beautiful 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 so inspires you!
Capacity: Up to 100 guests.
It is easy to see why Shadow Creek is a popular choice for weddings in the greater DC area. This chic barn venue has plenty of room for everyone, indoors and out. Highlights of the outdoor space include rolling hills and pastures.
Shadow Creek also has some unique equestrian-themed features. There is a hitched bar you can include that was converted from a horse trailer. You can also have a horse present at your cocktail hour!
Photos look effortlessly magnificent at Shadow Creek, especially at sunset, because of the serene grounds. The barn looks magical, both on the inside, which feels light and airy, and on the outside, amazing in its own right.
Capacity: 300 guests.
Inn at the Old Silk Mill
The Inn and Old Silk Mill provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere for wedding couples and guests alike. Wedding ceremonies can be held in several alluring places at this beautiful venue, including the courtyard, chapel, the Silk Mill, or along the river.
The Silk Mill is filled with rustic charm and dates back to 1889, but it also manages to offer an updated feel with its fashionable twinkling lights. The swank ballroom is dark and alluring, inviting guests to participate in the night’s events.
The outdoor brick patio features a backdrop to the Old Silk Mill’s brick buildings, which add to this historic venue’s welcoming and comfortable vibe. This historic space also consists of 27 bed and breakfast rooms, should your guests want to make this a mini-vacation!
Cost: Starting at $5,000.
Capacity: 300 guests.
If you are the fantastical or poetic type, the Poe Museum is undoubtedly for you! This unique venue features an Enchanted Garden that is said to be inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “To One In Paradise.” Nothing says magical better than an enchanted garden!
The distinctive stone building on the grounds creates the privacy and intimacy desired for a quaint wedding day. The vibe is peaceful and laid back in this beautiful oasis just steps away from downtown Richmond.
Your literary and artistic guests will appreciate the inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe, and everyone else will enjoy the simple, yet powerful beauty that this place evokes.
Capacity: Up to 150 guests.
Academy Center of the Arts
Hosting a wedding at the Academy Center of the Arts in Lynchburg is the most theatrical wedding venue choice you can make!
You have your choice of showing your guests a good time in the attention-grabbing Historic Academy Theatre stage, Warehouse Theatre, or more intimate Harrington Galleries. All three options are sure to showcase your good taste!
The Historic Academy Theatre offers not only a grand event venue for your wedding, but one of historical interest. The theater was opened in 1905, and after an extraordinary run closed its doors in 1958. It was restored and re-opened in pristine condition in 2018, and can now be used by members of the community and beyond.
This stunning venue will make a show-stopping statement to your guests and ensures that everyone will have an interesting and exciting experience at your wedding.
Capacity: 800 guests seated in the Historic Academy Theatre.
This magnificent 33,000-square-foot space is one of the most luxurious wedding venues in all of Virginia. If you are looking for unmatched splendor, this is it. The estate’s grandeur is breathtaking, and it seems as though it belongs in the English countryside instead of Virginia!
The sophisticated, yet exquisite atmosphere promises high-end entertainment to everyone who enters its grounds. It boasts decadent food, over 30 luxurious rooms, a stunning 2-story ballroom, and exceptional service that will leave you with an unforgettable experience.
If your fairy tale wedding takes place in a castle with all of the most spectacular bells and whistles, this is the place to live out that dream.
Capacity: 400 guests.
If you’d like for your wedding to be a regal affair, then consider Foxchase Manor. This Jeffersonian-style mansion boasts impressive columns and a towering stance that makes it an excellent venue for an upscale wedding.
This stately venue offers four spaces for you to host all of your wedding activities:
The largest venue is the Grand Ballroom, an ornate ballroom that boasts high ceilings, large windows, and dozens of candle chandeliers.
The Small Ballroom is perfect for medium-sized to large weddings and features a large dance floor and 25 crystal chandeliers.
For outdoor weddings, the patio offers gorgeous garden views and fresh air as your say “I do.”
If you’d like to host a cocktail hour before you exchange vows, then consider the Entrance Hall, a conference room with elegant marble floors and ornate decorations.
Rentals include the ceremony and reception space, an outdoor event space, a dressing room, wifi, and on-site accommodations.
Cost: $15,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 500 guests, depending on the venue.
The Market at Grelen
The Market at Grelen is a splendid wedding venue, located on a 1000-acre tree nursery. This natural oasis boasts stunning views of The Blue Ridge Mountain Range and the surrounding natural beauty.
Here, you’ll find five gorgeous spaces for your ceremony and reception. A favorite is Berry Field, an outdoor ceremony space featuring an altar flanked by two large, towering oak trees.
The Half Moon Garden is another popular spot to exchange vows. This dreamy space features a sprawling garden and a weeping cherry tree.
The Greenhouse is technically an indoor venue with an outdoor feel. It boasts a colorful spread of flowers and foliage, tucked neatly away inside an ornate glass structure.
If you’d rather lean into a more rustic natural setting, consider Bloomfield, a ceremony space that features a historic barn, a Japanese maple tree, and breathtaking views of the nearby mountainscape.
Rentals include the ceremony and reception sites, tables, chairs, and lighting and sound equipment.
Cost: $8,500 – $13,500.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Chrysler Museum of Art
The Chrysler Museum of Art is a nearly-century-old art museum based out of Norfolk, Virginia. This historic venue offers several backdrops and spaces to make your wedding day special.
Start your day by taking your pictures in one of the museum’s numerous art galleries. A favorite is a striking red room, decorated with stone sculptures. The Renaissance-influenced architecture makes the exterior a place to get great photos, as well.
When it’s time to say “I do,” you can head to Huber Court, a grand indoor space with marble floors, stucco walls, and a glass roof. At the center of the room is a grand staircase that can serve as a starting place for a bridal procession.
Two outdoor gardens feature lush lawns, vibrant flowers, and stone statues, which come together to create a beautiful, classic setting for your wedding.
Depending on the wedding package, your rental can include a two-hour wedding photo session, ceremony and reception spaces, assorted glass and silverware, tables, Chiavari-style chairs, and support from the museum staff.
Cost: $4,000 – $6,000.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
Rust Manor House
Rust Manor House is a historic mansion that’s located in Leesburg, Virginia. Owned and operated by The Audubon Naturalist Society, this mansion serves as an educational space for children during the week. During downtime, it’s a popular venue for weddings!
Sitting on 68 acres, this mansion offers several spaces to host small, intimate ceremonies and/or receptions, which include a library, dining room, and foyer. For outdoor activities, there’s a large tent that you can rent and set up in the property’s garden.
Rentals include the ceremony spaces, venue staff, tables, chairs, glassware, catering, bar access, and a bridal suite.
Cost: $1,400 – $7,800.
Capacity: Up to 250 guests.
The Omni Homestead Resort
The Omni Homestead Resort is a luxury resort, located in Hot Springs, Virginia. This sprawling property spans 2,300 acres and offers several breathtaking spaces for all of your wedding activities.
For a large, outdoor ceremony, consider the Casino Lawn. This space features lush lawns, colorful flowers, and the Omni Homestead statue.
After you’ve exchanged vows, you can head indoors to the Crystal Ballroom, an elegant space with high ceilings, towering pillars, and a crystal chandelier.
The Dining Room is another great spot for a reception. It boasts a domed ceiling, large windows, and plenty of room for dancing and mingling.
Of course, this property abounds with several spots to take gorgeous wedding photos.
Rentals include the celebration spaces, a cocktail hour, an open bar (for four hours), tables, chairs, and (for gold packages) a tasting menu before the wedding.
Cost: $10,000 and up.
Capacity: Up to 300 guests.