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10 Best Places to Get Married in Virginia

By Melanie Walker

Looking for the perfect setting to say "I do"?

At Zion Springs, we draw from our extensive experience of over 400 weddings to guide you through this important decision. Our commitment is to provide insightful advice that helps couples make informed wedding choices.

We know Virginia's top spots, from rolling countryside to charming coastlines, featuring everything from grand hotels to cozy inns. Discover our picks for the best wedding venues to celebrate your special day in style.

Newlyweds sharing a romantic moment in the walnut grove at Zion Springs, a scenic wedding venue in Northern Virginia.

Virginia's Top Wedding Venues

Explore Virginia's finest wedding venues, perfect for any style. There's a perfect spot for every couple, from elegant estates surrounded by nature to venues steeped in history. Whether planning a large celebration or a small gathering, these venues showcase Virginia's charm.

Historic architecture of The Clifton, offering a unique backdrop for weddings in Virginia.
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The Clifton, Charlottesville

What you'll love about this venue: The Clifton in Charlottesville blends history, luxury, and natural beauty, creating a sophisticated setting for countryside weddings. Ideal for serene yet elegant events, this venue features lush gardens or an impressive Orangery for your ceremony. Start your reception with a cocktail hour where butlers serve wine and hors d'oeuvres. Suitable for everything from a single-day event to an entire weekend, The Clifton provides a romantic and exclusive atmosphere.

Dover Hall Estate, Goochland County

Why this venue shines: Dover Hall Estate elevates your wedding day with its majestic English Tudor design and sweeping views. Perfect for those envisioning a lavish celebration, this venue boasts a range of stunning settings, including a grand ballroom, a serene Reflecting Pool, and a lush Rose Garden. Each area is designed to enhance the elegance and beauty of your event, suitable for both cozy gatherings and large-scale receptions.

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Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg

Venue highlights include: The Williamsburg Inn, a stone’s throw from the historic center of Williamsburg, which perfectly blends colonial elegance with modern luxury. This venue features a variety of beautiful ceremony settings, from its well-groomed gardens to the grand ballroom with its striking chandeliers. Guests can enjoy a refined reception with a custom menu that includes multiple courses, wedding cake, coffee, and wine. Suitable for intimate and larger gatherings, the Williamsburg Inn promises a memorable event in a scenic setting.

Upper Shirley Vineyards, Charles City

Why choose this venue: Upper Shirley Vineyards, located along the historic James River, captures the serene beauty of Virginia's countryside. Exchange vows in the quaint chapel, beneath the romantic pergola, or inside the elegant indoor spaces. Guests wandering through lush vineyards or beside the gentle riverside will find the charm and tranquility of this venue ideal for their celebration.

Historic architecture of Morais Vineyards, offering a unique backdrop for weddings in Northern Virginia.
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Morais Vineyards & Winery, Bealeton

Spotlight on this venue's charm: Morais Vineyards & Winery channels the charm of Portugal into Virginia's scenic countryside. Ideal for those dreaming of a European-style wedding, it boasts a grand 'Palacio' for receptions and various ceremony locations: a quaint chapel, a romantic pergola, or sophisticated indoor settings. Each backdrop provides a picturesque and special atmosphere, perfect for small-scale receptions and major celebrations.

Early Mountain Vineyards, Madison

Top reasons to choose this venue: Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards masterfully blend Virginia's rich winemaking heritage with modern elegance. The venue offers a variety of ceremony settings, from enchanting vineyards to chic, sophisticated indoor spaces. Celebrated for more than its scenic beauty, Early Mountain Vineyards is also known for its culinary excellence. The menu, featuring local ingredients and exceptional wines, enhances the dining experience, perfectly complementing the stunning backdrop.

Elegant outdoor wedding setup at Trump Winery with panoramic views of Charlottesville's landscape.

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Trump Winery, Charlottesville

What stands out here: Trump Winery in Charlottesville marries opulence with stunning natural beauty, set against the Blue Ridge Mountains and sparkling lakes of Virginia. Whether planning a grand affair or an intimate celebration, this venue presents a selection of world-class settings: a chapel, Grand Hall, Barn, and Pavilion, each customizable to suit your needs. Just minutes from the city center, it offers an ideal location for a wedding that combines luxury with countryside charm.

Ivy Rose Barn, Rocky Mount

What to love about this venue: Ivy Rose Barn in Rocky Mount transforms a 70-acre farm into a scenic wedding destination. With elegant settings such as a white barn and a vibrant greenhouse, the venue caters to both intimate and large weddings. Couples have a selection of picturesque ceremony locations; each event is enhanced with personalized planning services. Whether held inside the barn or in the garden, Ivy Rose Barn guarantees a day to cherish.

Historic architecture of Airlie, offering a serene backdrop for weddings in Northern Virginia.

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Airlie, Warrenton

Why choose this venue: Set in Warrenton, Airlie blends elegance with eco-consciousness. Host your wedding amid butterfly gardens and organic farms for a serene backdrop. Whether it’s a cozy ceremony in the pavilion or a grand event by the Lakeside Tent, Airlie accommodates any wedding size. The historic manor, central to the venue, is perfect for celebrations and cocktails. Committed to sustainable dining, Airlie serves delicious and responsibly prepared meals—a true feast for the senses and the planet.

The Middleburg Barn, Middleburg

What makes this venue special: The Middleburg Barn stands out with its rustic elegance and colonial charm in the heart of Virginia's horse country. Under the expanse of large wooden beams and within its spacious interiors, the barn sets a sophisticated stage ideal for a country-chic wedding. The barn transitions smoothly, whether it's an elegantly rustic event or a vintage affair. Adorned with elegant chandeliers, graceful swans, and a tranquil pond, a celebration at The Middleburg Barn is like a fairy tale page full of charm and enchanting details.

Thinking of Tying the Knot in Virginia? Here’s Your Next Step!

We've journeyed through some of Virginia's premier wedding venues, showcasing spots that combine irresistible charm with top-notch services to ensure a seamless special day.

This guide has walked you through some of the state's standout venues, each packed with distinctive features and stellar service.

Equipped with this info, it's time to whittle down your options and schedule some visits to see these beautiful locations in person. Need a bit more help or a few more tips? Head over to our Answers and Advice page. You'll find handy resources there, like our All-Inclusive Wedding Venue Checklist and insights on How Many Wedding Venues to Visit, all designed to help you make the best choice for your big day.