Luxury Virginia Wedding Venues That Inspire

Photo of Goodstone Inn ceremony by ivy wall

Planning for your  luxury wedding in Virginia begins with choosing a venue that speaks to your style and vision. Does a historic venue fit your vibe? Do you picture saying your vows surrounded by rolling hills, dancing the night away in a grand ballroom, or celebrating under the stars and a sailcloth tent? Whether you envision celebrating your wedding in a sophisticated ballroom with 250 guests or an intimate ceremony by a reflecting pool with 50 of your family and friends, we’re here to help make all of the pretty possible! One of the initial planning steps with our K Bella couples is to recommend our favorite luxury Virginia wedding venues to explore during their venue selection process – those that best match their personal style. Fortunately, Virginia offers a myriad of lovely wedding venues that feature high-touch service, award-winning culinary artisans, and unforgettable Hunt country elegance. Read on as we share some of our favorite luxury Virginia wedding venues we’re certain you’ll be sure to love too!

Goodstone Inn  

Nestled on a 265-acre pastoral estate in Middleburg, Virginia, one of our favorite Virginia wedding venues, the Goodstone Inn, is a simply beautiful retreat. This amazing team approaches your wedding as more than one day – it’s an event that brings together your closest friends and family for an exclusive weekend experience. When our K Bella couples say “I do” on this historic wine- and hunt-country estate, they often opt for a property buy-out, and your destination wedding is the Inn’s only focus. The entire luxury estate can be yours, from the inviting pool (ideal for a welcome party), all of their beautifully-appointed guest cottages, to the Woodsy Garden for a beautiful tented wedding. There are several options to explore for your weekend at Goodstone – from planning a rehearsal dinner in the Conservatory, intimate family celebrations in the Manor, or a Yoga class by the pool during your wedding weekend. Say your vows in front of their idyllic ivy wall surrounded by those you hold dear, retreat by the pool for a beverage, and then enjoy dining al fresco. Wedding receptions that include more than 60 guests are hosted on the lush lawn under a graceful tent with impressive views of the rolling hills. Foodies love the locally grown offerings and fabulous fare from their much-lauded chef; we love that Goodstone Inn offers the perfect place for luxury Virginia weddings and gatherings, both big and small.

The Clifton 

Only two-and-a-half hours outside of Washington, D.C., The Clifton in historic Charlottesville, Virginia, has become a favorite luxury wedding venue for D.C.-area couples, and us too. Both elegant and contemporary, The Clifton offers a destination wedding flexibility that couples adore. You can come in for just your ceremony and reception, or plan an entire weekend of celebrating with friends and family. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside, couples can incorporate a variety of venues into their festivities, from a wedding ceremony on the front lawn to a rehearsal dinner for 20 in the impressive wine cellar of this storied residence. Delight in a tented reception in a majestically forested area of the estate with up to 250 guests or an intimate ceremony for 30 in the Secret Garden. The Clifton’s gorgeous grounds make it easy for us to create a bespoke celebration that will long outlive the day.

Dover Hall 

Dover Hall commands attention. This serene yet stunning venue is located among the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, between Charlottesville and Richmond, and it was designed for lavish entertainment. This extraordinary estate evokes a sense of historic grandeur while meeting the needs of couples and their guests with modern and plentiful amenities. Fit for royalty, this luxury Virginia wedding venue offers gracious boutique accommodations, high-touch service, and an unrivaled culinary experience. Their outdoor ceremony locations, including the Reflecting Pool, Bluestone Terrace, and Two-Tiered Garden, are among the most popular for couples who wish to be surrounded by lush natural beauty as they say their vows. Cocktail hours are a dazzling wedding experience that can include everything from tours of the estate to signature libations in the Pub Bar. The magnificently inviting Ballroom was built for the grandest of receptions. From the wrought iron chandeliers to the awe-inspiring sandstone fireplace and wood coffered ceilings, every detail delights. Stately seated affairs of up to 150 wedding guests or stationed receptions for 250 are well-suited to the space. For larger celebrations of up to 400, an elegantly inviting outdoor tent on the picturesque lawn will make this Old World English-style venue feel even more magical.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards  

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia, offers an exquisite destination getaway only two-and-a-half hours from Washington, D.C. This luxury wedding venue offers all-inclusive packages that can be fine-tuned between couples and their wedding planner for a truly curated experience. The vistas are remarkably compelling; and a huge draw to our couples who are considering outdoor ceremonies and receptions. And if needed, Pippin Hill also can offer a variety of venues (all breathtakingly beautiful) as “Plan B” should weather not cooperate – no matter the situation, the flow of the winery is ideal. Say “I do” on the lawn and enjoy a festive cocktail hour as guests sip vino (or other libations) while watching the sunset on the impressive stone Veranda. Dinner on the lawn is always a joyous event, but we are in love with The Granary. This space, complete with soaring ceilings and hardwood floors, was designed to accommodate up to 200 wedding guests with a charm that evokes comparisons to Tuscany. It’s an escape perfectly designed for us to help make your wedding dreams come true.

Salamander Resort & Spa

Have you always dreamed of a Virginia wine country wedding? If so, Salamander Resort & Spa could be your ideal venue. Just outside Washington, D.C., Salamander Resort gives couples the beauty and intimacy of a destination wedding while still being easily accessed through D.C.-area airports. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as its backdrop, this luxury resort features numerous indoor and outdoor venues that are ideal for all of your wedding festivities, from the big day itself to engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and post-wedding brunches. You can even treat the bridal party to pre- or post-wedding spa and salon services at the Salamander Spa – the K Bella Events team’s go-to spa escape! The farm-to-table reception menus will dazzle the taste buds, and the service is impeccable. This gorgeous spot also fits a wide range of styles. Enjoy formal, black-tie dinners in the sophisticated Middleburg Ballroom (which comfortably seats up to 340) or plan a flawless night of dinner, dancing, and cocktails for hundreds of wedding guests under a tent on the lushly manicured Grand Lawn. If you love horses, their Equestrian Center can accommodate up to 250 guests for cocktails or 140 for dinner. And, yes, the horses can play witnesses to your celebration if you invite them!

The Red Fox Inn & Tavern 

If a historic venue surrounded by stunning natural beauty conjures images of the ideal luxury Virginia wedding, The Red Fox Inn & Tavern could be your dream “Hunt Country” venue. Considered one of the oldest (and most famous) event venues in the United States, this timeless venue features elegant spaces that can be customized to meet your every need. Picture yourself celebrating your union in a graceful outdoor ceremony in the Courtyard Gardens, followed by an elegant seated dinner and dancing on the chicly tented Garden Terrace. Every refined space can be perfectly designed to fit your style, personality, and guest list, whether you are inviting 40 people or 120. Of course, this luxury country wedding experience is completed by the extraordinary culinary offerings that are seasonally inspired and exquisitely prepared, allowing you to revel in every bite and sip, from the first welcome reception toast to the post-wedding brunch and send-off.

Learn more about our team and offerings; we’d love to assist as you begin the process of planning your luxury wedding in Virginia.

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