The word “scenic” when describing Virginia can range from its lush Blue Ridge foothills to its winding byways and from its numerous rolling rivers out to the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. Without a doubt, there are hundreds of scenic wedding venues nestled throughout Virginia with picturesque backdrops of mountains or waterways to make for an unforgettable day. We’ve featured a few scenic weddings venues here, but be sure to check out many more Virginia wedding venues for your special day!
Crooked River Farm – Bristol
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Crooked River Farm is on the North Fork of the Holston River, conveniently located between Bristol and Kingsport on Virginia’s Crooked Road. The 200+ acre estate mixes the charm of the countryside with modern facilities and luxurious service to make for a perfect wedding. The power and magnetism of the river delight the eye and pull you in while the forest and glades make the outside world fall away.
The heart of Crooked River is the circa-1823 Ohio Grist Mill that serves as the reception location. A full line of wedding services can be customized to create your dream wedding experience. Choose your ceremony site either down by the Seventh Shoal with the flow of the river caressing your wedding vows or over in The Grove with the tall white oaks for a backdrop.
On Sunny Slope Farm – Harrisonburg
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On Sunny Slope Farm you will step into a world of gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views, lush landscapes, and intimate reception surroundings. The beauty of the 67-acre farm provides an air of Valley distinction and elegance that marries the past and present to provide the perfect backdrop for your quintessential storybook wedding, ceremony, reception, celebration, or special event. Located just minutes from James Madison University and an hour from Charlottesville, On Sunny Slope Farm is an ultimate special events destination open to all lovers in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Find more LGBT-friendly wedding venues here.
Gunston Hall – Mason Neck
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Say “I do” on the historic grounds of George Mason’s Gunston Hall, a U.S. National Historic Landmark located just south of Alexandria. With 550 acres of beautiful landscape and a breathtaking vista of the Potomac River, you and your guests will have an experience to remember. Weddings at Gunston Hall are truly a special occasion and can include the use of the grounds, the Ann Mason Room (located inside our visitor center), and its adjoining private courtyard.
Keswick Vineyards – Keswick
Rich in history dating back to the Revolutionary War and Civil War, Edgewood Estate is now home to one of Charlottesville’s most romantic wedding venues, Keswick Vineyards. Nestled in a valley of rolling farmland and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the pristine grounds lend itself as the perfect backdrop for your vineyard wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, or corporate event. Conveniently located in Keswick, your guests will have access to numerous hotel options, restaurants, and historical locations such as Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe’s Highland, and the University of Virginia.
Mimosa Farm – Cape Charles
Mimosa Farm is beautifully situated on Eyre Hall Creek near Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The property offers more than 1,500 feet of pristine waterfront access, and is home to osprey, bald eagles, and herons. The main house was built in 1868 by Augustus Roberts. The 4,900-square-foot barn on the edge of the creek displays solid mid-18th century construction and has been modernized for special events and functions. The barn has a large gathering space, catering kitchen, and guest suite. Mimosa farm is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the magic of an enchanting 19th-century farmstead.
Boar’s Head Inn – Charlottesville
Boar’s Head is a quintessential Virginia resort, offering a warm, intimate ambiance, exceptional service, and unparalleled Southern hospitality. Located on a bucolic 573-acre country estate, the AAA Four Diamond resort offers 175 classically appointed guest rooms and suites, Four Diamond dining in the Old Mill Room, a wide variety of world class recreational activities, spa, and 22,000 square feet of weddings and meeting facilities for groups of 20 to 630. For more than 50 years Boar’s Head has been a premier location for wedding ceremonies, receptions and related events. The staff is dedicated to providing the attention to detail necessary to ensure an unforgettable Boar’s Head experience.
Stone Tower Winery – Leesburg
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Stone Tower Winery offers a one-of-a-kind setting for an unforgettable wedding, with over 60-acres of planted vines over rolling Northern Virginia hillsides. The vineyard provides the perfect balance of rustic charm and sophisticated elegance, inviting couples to begin their lives together on the land that was born from a love for these rolling hills. Whether planning an intimate occasion for a select few or a grand wedding for over 230 guests, the staff can tailor an event to your taste and personality, creating a breathtaking experience that is a reflection of you.
The Tides Inn – Irvington
Set on its own lush peninsula with the Potomac River to the north, the Rappahannock River to the south, and the historic Chesapeake Bay to the east, The Tides Inn provides a Virginia luxury resort setting like no other. The Tides Inn offers a full range of specially prepared menus, cocktails, wines, and more.
In addition to ceremony and reception sites, the Tides Inn is a full-service destination, hosting rehearsal dinners, bridal luncheons, groomsmen golf outings, bridesmaid spa retreats, and farewell brunches. From the unique Croquet & Chardonnay on the lawn to a S’mores Dessert Reception on the beach, they can customize a variety of special celebrations to match the vision of your perfect day.
Veritas Vineyard – Afton
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Veritas Vineyard & Winery is located on a 250-acre farm at the foothills of Afton Mountain in the heart of Virginia’s wine country. A wedding or event at Veritas is always unique and memorable. The winery and expansive grounds allow you the opportunity and flexibility to create the event of your dreams. Whether you prefer an intimate sit down dinner in the Mezzanine or a full-blown celebration in Saddleback Hall, Veritas can accommodate you. The Farmhouse at Veritas also offers six rooms and suites, each with a private bath and views of the beautiful of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Veritas even features a LOVEwork made from wine corks and suspended above its wine bar!
The Omni Homestead Resort – Hot Springs
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Live the dream of a fairy tale wedding surrounded by the Allegheny Mountains at The Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Mentioned as a favorite of Bridal Guide’s 2015 Travel Awards in the Historic Hotel category, the Hot Springs resort provides unique Virginia wedding venues with a professional staff that attends to every detail. Planners can help you find live entertainment, florists, photographers, and even plan fireworks after you say, “I do.” The Hot Springs resort offers a full range of banquet and catering services with menus that can be customized for parties big or small.
Whether planning an intimate indoor wedding or extravagant outdoor ceremony, the Omni Homestead Resort has just the setting for you.
Berry Hill Resort – South Boston
Virginia’s premier resort and conference center, Berry Hill Resort, is nestled amongst tree lined forest covering 650 acres. This National Historic Landmark welcomed its first guests to the beautiful Virginia countryside in 1728. Today, The Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center continues to offer unequaled hospitality, elegant accommodations, and distinctive Southern charm. Berry Hill has taken the style, charm and tranquility of the past and blended it with state-of-the-art technologies and luxurious amenities to offer guests the very best.
Berry Hill offers a variety of indoor and outdoor venues, allowing you to choose a location that fits your personal style. Enjoy a full service on-site Blackberry Spa, indoor heated swimming pool, or extensive exercise facility, as well as activities like cycling, tennis, or croquet. Rest assured, you can relax and take in the scenery while the experienced staff takes care of the planning and preparation for your special day!
We had a beautiful wedding in the Shenandoah Valley area of Northern Virginia at the Celebration Retreat just outside Front Royal. Love Virginia! Sarah & Tim.
You forgot any mention of venues on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. One in particular, in the Town of Onancock, is Ker Place.
It’s a beautiful Federal era home on lovely landscaped grounds. Indoor or outdoor weddings are available. The town also has several Bed and Breakfasts available for your guesrs. Plus, its on the water.