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2018 Couples' Choice Award

Happy New Year from the Barb Wired Team! As the year begins, we are thrilled to announce that we have been chosen as a 2018 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award Winner! We are truly grateful for the thoughtful reviews and feedback from our wonderful couples who have taken time to let the WeddingWire community know about their experience working with us. We are proud to be among the best in the Central Virginia wedding planning community, and we look forward to 2018 weddings.

Congratulations if you are a couple who got engaged over the holiday season. If your New Year’s Resolution is to get and stay organized with your wedding planning, give Barb Wired a call today. We can help you turn your vision into the stress-free wedding day you’ve been dreaming of!

Click here to book a free, no-obligation wedding consultation with the Barb Wired team of professional wedding planners.

Historic Charlottesville Venues for a City Wedding

There’s something irresistibly romantic about an old building. But your very modern wedding guests want to be within Uber-able distance of a nice hotel, and you’d like to enjoy your historic ambiance in a place that has cell service. In short, you need a historic wedding venue in the city. Lucky you: we’ve got some recommendations below, all approved by our experienced team of wedding planners.

The Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theater

A “grand movie palace” that first opened in 1931, the Paramount was meticulously restored and re-opened as a nonprofit performing arts venue in 2004. No detail was overlooked, from the historic marquee above Charlottesville’s downtown mall to the chandeliers and painted tapestries within.

You’ll feel like a star as you make a dramatic entrance from the Grand Staircase. You can host an elegant dinner amid the grandeur of the performance hall, or even say your vows onstage. The Paramount’s doors are just a short walk from several hotels, so encourage your guests to stay nearby and enjoy the historic downtown area.

215 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA

The Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson Theater

The Jefferson was established in 1912 as a live performance theater. In those days, audiences went to see a vaudeville show, a silent movie, or live performers like the Three Stooges and Harry Houdini. A century later, the fully renovated downtown theater is now one of Charlottesville’s premiere concert venues for local and national acts.

As you dance the night away surrounded by the Jefferson’s vintage architecture, take a minute and sneak up to the balcony for a bird’s-eye view of your guests. They’ll be feeling the unique energy of a room that’s seen literally thousands of parties.

110 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Fry's Spring Beach Club

Fry’s Spring Beach Club

This social club dating back to 1921 is tucked away in the historic Fry’s Spring neighborhood, just minutes from Charlottesville’s downtown mall and the University of Virginia. The setting blends urban convenience with the tranquility of a wooded estate.

You’ll want to play up the vintage vibe in the club’s historic ballroom, which can seat up to 200 guests and boasts a huge 30- by 60-foot spring dance floor. Invite your guests to stroll the club grounds and see the eponymous spring, whose waters made the spot a 19th-century spa destination.

2512 Jefferson Park Avenue, Charlottesville, VA

C-Venue simplifies your search for your perfect venue. Call 434.531.3247 or email to get started.

Virginia Vineyards for an Intimate Wedding

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. Cunningham Creek Winery

Cunningham Creek Winery at Middle Fork Farm

You’ll be welcomed like family at this scenic farm winery, tucked away in the rolling hills 20 minutes from Monticello. Their newly-built tasting room seats up to 50 guests, and there’s a sweet little honeymoon cottage on site.

Venue profile: Hidden Treasure – Cunningham Creek Winery

3304 Ruritan Lake Road, Palmyra, VA

First Colony Winery

First Colony Winery

Seat your guests at a long farm table among the vines, or invite them to sample food and wine pairings right where the award-winning wines are made. You’ll get an unforgettable vineyard wedding experience! A few of First Colony’s unique winemaking spaces are not available August-October due to harvest.

Featured wedding: Anna & Zack – Wed White & Blue!

1650 Harris Creek Road Charlottesville, VA

Loving Cup Vineyard & Winery

Bring your nearest and dearest to enjoy the organic wines at this family-owned vineyard. Plan a weekday wedding party in the winery surrounded by vineyard vistas and a wraparound veranda, or ask about their tent packages for weekend events.

3340 Sutherland Road, North Garden, VA

Meriwether Springs Vineyard

Hiking trails and a serene lake await on 40 private acres just minutes from Charlottesville. Say your vows in the stone courtyard overlooking the vines at this elegant new vineyard, located on the original estate of famed explorer Meriwether Lewis.

1040 Owensville Rd., Charlottesville, VA

C-Venue simplifies your search for your perfect venue. Call 434.531.3247 or email to get started.

Best of Borrowed & Blue 2017

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. Featured on Borrowed & Blue: Meghan & Paul at Keswick Vineyards. Photo by Bethany Snyder Photography

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.

Featured on Borrowed & Blue: Noelle & Colter at Rodes Farm. Photo by Feather & Oak Photography

Featured on Borrowed & Blue: Beth & Kyle at Wolftrap Farm. Photo by C. Tyler Corvin Studio

"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

Visit Borrowed & Blue to see more of our featured weddings and reviews.