Planning a vineyard wedding for a small group of 10-50 guests? While these Virginia venues can also accommodate larger weddings, they all feature intimate spaces that won’t leave your guests feeling lost in a gigantic room.
You’ve been dreaming of a formal wedding day full of glamorous gowns and dashing tuxedos. Now, it’s time to choose a venue that lives up to your daydreams. These Charlottesville-area wedding venues hit all the high notes – from gracious professional service to gorgeous architecture and exquisite landscapes.
If you’re looking for a wedding venue with distinctive character, a historic building or estate can be just the right touch. Your guests will imagine the love stories of a bygone era as you surround yourself with the romance of the past.
Of course, it’s important to choose a well-maintained venue that includes a few modern comforts. Below are some of the best historic venues within a short drive of Charlottesville, vetted by our experienced team of wedding planners.
What could be more romantic than a lakeside ceremony, with trees and sky reflected in the pristine water as you say your vows? Picture your dream wedding at one of these Virginia wedding venues featuring beautiful lakeside ceremony spots.
A spectacular new venue in the Shenandoah Valley is now available to host your rustic outdoor wedding. Thomas Jefferson once called this area of southwestern Virginia the “Garden of Eden,” and you’ll know why when you experience the magnificent river scenery, wildflower meadows, and panoramic mountain views of scenic Rockbridge County.
Where picturesque Mill Creek meets the Calfpasture River sits the tiny town of Goshen, VA (population 400). Goshen is home to one of the largest Boy Scout camps in America: the Goshen Scout Reservation.
For the first time, Post Hill Events now welcomes couples and their guests to experience this 4,500 acre natural wonderland overlooking Lake Merriweather. The extensive property can accommodate events of up to 500 guests. (more…)
Tucked away in the rolling hills of a hundred-year-old family farm, Cunningham Creek Winery is a charming new wedding venue in Central Virginia.
Before it was Cunningham Creek Winery at Middle Fork Farm, it was the Bragg Farm for over a hundred years. Instead of grapes, there were fields of cows and hay. In 2011, Bruce and Debby “retired” and joined with long-time friends Rick and Sara to give the beautiful rolling land new life. (more…)
It’s award season, and the Barb Wired team is thrilled to be walking the red carpet. This year we received a Bronze Medal in the Best of Borrowed & Blue awards for Charlottesville. In a town full of top-notch wedding professionals, this is a true honor.
The Best of Borrowed & Blue awards are extra special, because winners are voted by the wedding vendors we work with every day. We pride ourselves on having great relationships with all of the best local vendors – so we can confidently recommend the venues, photographers, florists, DJs, and others who will help create a perfect day for our couples.
“Our experience with Barb and her group was nothing short of fantastic from start to finish… Barb kept everything organized and stress free while giving us great recommendations on vendors and input on design, while also taking my ideas with highest priority.” – Beth & Kyle
We are honored to announce that Barb Wired is a 2017 winner of the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award!
“Barb Wired has worked on our annual golf tournament and gala for 3 years. Barb and her team are experts at making events go smoothly. They are great communicators before, during and after the event… When my daughters are ready to get married, I’m calling Barb Wired!” – Mary, Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia
Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top wedding professionals on WeddingWire for their excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. Winners are determined based on reviews from 1.2 million newlyweds.
“From vendor recommendations and coordination to scheduling and management of the day-of operations, Barb offers exceptional client service and advice. She was always attentive to my endless questions, incredibly responsive and a great support system throughout the planning process!” – Sarah, October 2016 (Photo by Jeffrey C. Gleason Photography)
Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. Out of more than 200,000 U.S. wedding professionals on WeddingWire, only the top 5% nationwide receive this honor each year.
“Barb and her team were AMAZING and ESSENTIAL every step of the way.” – Michele, May 2016 (Photo by MB Photography)
We would like to thank our clients for taking the time to share their reviews on WeddingWire. We truly love our couples!
“The wedding exceeding our expectations and as far as I know… nothing went wrong and THAT is the magic and blessing of a wedding planner like Barb! She thought of everything.” – Meg, September 2016 (Photo by Cindy Schornberg)
Kelley & Jeff
October 1, 2016
From the Mother of the Groom, Barb Lundgren: October 1st was THE wedding of 2016! I do not mean in any way to take away from all of the beautiful and wonderful couples we have worked with. However, this was the day my youngest son was married – my baby boy (he loves that).
Having a future mother-in-law for a wedding planner could be ideal or, well, it could be problematic. In our case, it was a true blessing for all of us. Kelley and I had actually started planning long before Jeff popped the question. How silly of us! No, we didn’t have the whole thing planned out, but we had definitely talked about what we would do “when the time comes.” And when the time came, we were so ready! (more…)
Keri & Riley
August 28, 2016
It was a pretty warm day in August – one that a couple of Canadians were not accustomed to when it comes to humidity. But nothing could spoil the love and fun these two were about to share on their elopement day.
Keri and Riley met and traveled regularly to music festivals, so rather than choosing a venue, musicians, catering, cake, etc., they shopped for a special festival to visit and decided to get married on that weekend. They chose Central Virginia’s LOCKN’ Festival in Nelson County, a four-day jam band and improv celebration hosting upwards of 30,000 visitors. (more…)