25+ Most Popular Wedding Venues in Charlottesville, Virginia | Xiaoqi Li Photography

25+ Most Popular Wedding Venues in Charlottesville, Virginia

For Couples

Charlottesville is known for its beautiful vineyards and mountain scenery, but we have everything from garden views to elegant rooftops, cozy inns, rustic barns and farms, and more! Below is a list of my favorite 25+ wedding venues in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Having photographed 100+ weddings, I’m familiar with most venues in the area. So if you have any questions about any particular venue, feel free to send me a message!

 

Table of Contents

  • Best Outdoor Wedding Venues
  • Urban Wedding Venues in Charlottesville
  • Venues for Couples Who Love the Outdoors
  • Vineyard Wedding Venues in Virginia
  • Inns and Hotels

 

 

Best Outdoor Wedding Venues in Charlottesville

My favorite wedding venues:

  1. Montfair Resort Farm
    I love the rustic charm and beautiful scenery at Montfair. Enjoy a mountain backdrop to your ceremony, and indoor, outdoor, and tented spaces for your reception. This venue is perfect for couples who love nature and want to get away with their family and friends. There are 10 cottages to choose from so everyone can stay in one place for the weekend or even spend the whole week together.
  2. Pippin Hill
    Often recognized as a top wedding venue in the US, Pippin Hill is a culinary vineyard known for its gorgeous views, delicious food, and award-winning wines. The space was thoughtfully designed by its owner, a former wedding planner, so your day will flow easily. The lawn space for the ceremony is just as lovely as the granary where the reception is held.
  3. Market at Grelen
    There’s so much versatility at the Market at Grelen. There are 4 outdoor ceremony options: Berry Field, Half Moon Garden, The Greenhouse, and Bloomfield. It’s even more magical at night under the lights of the Orchard Overlook tent. You can watch the sky change from sunset into dusk through the clear panels!
  4. Castle Hill Cider
    With a capacity of 350 people, there’s lots of room both inside and out of the Cidery Barn. The entire building has heat and AC so you won’t have to worry about the weather. Surrounding the barn are beautiful rolling hills, orchards, and a lake. There are two outdoor ceremony locations: the Orchard and Linden Grove (my favorite).
  5. Early Mountain Vineyards
    Take note, foodie couples – you can’t go wrong with any of the options offered by the talented catering team at Early Mountain. The gardens and mountain backdrop are beautiful for outdoor ceremonies. Equally stunning is the architecture of its reception hall (pictured below), which boasts high ceilings and a grand fireplace on each end of the room.
  6. Mount Ida – The Event Barn
    Another especially versatile venue is Mount Ida, which actually is actually a collection of 3 venues: The Lodge, Water’s Edge, and The Event Barn, my favorite. They have a pair of very sweet and friendly horses (though they will totally try to eat your bouquet) at the adjacent field. The lakeside gazebo (pictured above) is an elegant backdrop to any ceremony, and the temperature-controlled barn has lots of room to dance the night away.
  7. The Clifton
    Stay the night or the entire weekend at the historic yet modern Clifton! This venue makes wedding planning easy with accommodations (for up to 40 people), ceremony site, and tented reception all in one place, as well as in-house catering. Located just 10 minutes outside of the city, it’s perfect for couples who want to enjoy a convenient, cozy getaway.

 

Couple and guests laughing during speeches at Early Mountain Vineyards reception

 

Vineyard Wedding Venues in Virginia

  1. Pippin Hill
  2. Early Mountain Vineyards
  3. King Family Vineyards
  4. Barboursville Vineyards
  5. Keswick Vineyards
  6. Veritas Vineyards
  7. Cross Keys Vineyards
  8. Delfosse Vineyards
  9. 12 Ridges
  10. Bluestone Vineyards

 

Venues for Couples Who Love Being in Nature

For the adventurous couple looking to escape the city, these venues are great for enjoying nature. Relax and unwind, explore a new hiking trail, or enjoy time with your family and wedding party. Some of these are 1-2 hours outside of Charlottesville, but they are absolutely worth the drive for the perfect getaway.

  1. Montfair
  2. Omni Homestead Resort Weddings
  3. Wollam Gardens
  4. Wintergreen Resort Weddings
  5. Avon Hill
  6. House Mountain Inn Weddings
  7. Lydia Mountain
  8. Mont Shenandoah Weddings

 

Couple in front of fall foliage at House Mountain Inn

 

More Outdoor Wedding Venues

  1. Water’s Edge at Mont Ida Reserve
  2. Barn at Turkey Hill
  3. Montalto at Monticello
  4. James Monroe Highland
  5. Layz S Ranch

 

Urban Wedding Venues in Charlottesville

  1. Quirk Hotel Charlottesville
  2. Common House
  3. The Wool Factory
  4. Old Metropolitan Hall
  5. The Space Downtown
  6. Draftsman Hotel Weddings

 

Inns and Hotels

If you’re looking for a place to stay, there are many options within the city. My favorites are the boutique and locally owned brands, but there are also familiar chain options as well. These rooms fill up especially quickly around graduations for the University of Virginia and football games, so don’t wait to reserve your hotel block. You may even want to check for availability with rooms before your choose your date and venue.

  1. Quirk Hotel
  2. Draftsman Hotel
  3. Oakhurst Inn
  4. Townsman Hotel
  5. Graduate Charlottesville
  6. The Inn at Darden
  7. South Street Inn (temporarily closed due to COVID-19)
  8. Hyatt Place Charlottesville
  9. Home2 Suites by Hilton Charlottesville Downtown

 

Further out, there are still many inns and resorts to choose from. These locations are also perfect for having your micro-wedding all in one place or for a mini-moon.

  1. Waterperry Farm
  2. The Inn at Stinson Vineyards
  3. Montfair Cottages
  4. Spotswood Lodge
  5. Boxwood Villa
  6. The Inn at Willow Grove
  7. Boar’s Head Resort
  8. Omni Homestead Resort

 

I hope this list gives you a helpful start to your venue search! I know this exciting step in the wedding planning process can be daunting, but you’ll know in your gut when you’ve found the perfect one. You got this!

 

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Ceremony view of Charlottesville mountains

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