August 28, 2018
Let’s talk wedding venues! There are a lot of beautiful wedding venues in Virginia. From ballrooms to farm venues to historic estates, there’s something for everyone! When picking the perfect venue for your special day, there are definitely a few major things to consider: guest count, your desired mood/theme, location, and budget.
Today, I’m sharing 10 beautiful venues in Virginia that will hopefully help spark your interest and help you figure out the key things you’re looking for in a venue. The list below ranges from charming farm weddings to elegant ballrooms. You can also visit my wedding venues Pinterest board for even more inspiration!
1. Morais Vineyards – Bealeton, Virginia
This is at the top of my list because everyone who knows me has heard me rave about this beautiful venue. Inspired by Portuguese architecture, the courtyard steals my heart every time. Morais also has beautiful getting ready spaces with lots of natural light (a wedding day must!).
2. Great Marsh Estate – Bealeton, Virginia
Just down the road from Morais is another gorgeous venue. Great Marsh is a beautiful Georgian Estate nestled about an hour away from DC. It’s great venue choice if you’re looking to accommodate your bridal party for pre-wedding festivities.
3. West Manor Estate – Forest, VA
This venue is very simple and sophisticated! The ceremony space is perfect for Fall and Spring weddings while their beautiful atrium serves as the perfect place for your guests to dance the night away under the stars.
4. Burlington Plantation – Charles City, VA
This a new venue located just outside of Richmond, Virginia and after one visit, I was in LOVE. Burlington Plantation has a modern and elegant feel which will help you create a classy, timeless wedding day.
5. John Marshall Ballrooms
When I think of the John Marshall Ballrooms, I think pure elegance. This signature Richmond venue has some perfect spots for indoor portraits!
6. Sundara – Roanoke, VA
If you’re a bride who wants to have your sweet pup join you on your wedding day, then Sundara may be the place for you. This dog-friendly venue has beautiful gardens, breathtaking mountain views (you know I’m a sucker for mountain views!), and a ceremony space that is straight out of a fairytale.
What’s better than a party with a view? Top of the Town is perfect for couples who want both a laidback and classy vibe for their reception. I shot here back in 2016 and it’s still one of my top favorite venues in the Washington DC area.
These last few venues are some local venues that I haven’t had the opportunity to shoot at quite yet, but I’m excited to photograph at these three gorgeous venues very soon!
This space is perfect for couples planning a smaller wedding. The event space is chic, stylish and intimate. Also, couples can choose to have their ceremony at The Haven and 100% of the rental fees go back into helping the Charlottesville community (nothing makes me happier than ethical weddings!).
Another signature Charlottesville venue, King Family is perfect for the couple that wants a timeless wedding with gorgeous mountain views as their main accent.
10. Pippin Hill Farm
Because honestly, who doesn’t love Pippin Hill? With a love for Charlottesville and mountain views, I love visiting Pippin whether it’s for a wedding or mid-week wine tasting. As one of Virginia (and the nation’s) top wedding venues, Pippin Hill is perfect for the couple that wants their wedding to be a high-end event that they’ll never forget.