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Best Virginia Wedding Venues 2024

Wedding planning can be stressful, be sure to consider the best Virginia wedding venues for an unforgettable experience.

Photographing weddings in Virginia is a dream. From city wedding venues in Richmond and just outside of DC, to rustic and modern mansions in central Virginia, to Virginia’s wine country. Virginia is home to some of the best wedding venues for many styles of weddings.

I am highlighting a few of my favorite wedding venues across Virginia, from farmhouse manors in the country to wineries. Any of these could easily be a couple’s dream wedding venue, whether an intimate dinner party in a posh courtyard or hundreds of relatives and friends.

Best Virginia Wedding Venues

Bramblewood Estate

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Bramblewood Estate can accommodate up to 150 guests. They offer three different “wedding suites” for the couple and wedding party to get ready in and to prepare for their special day. On-site staff is available to assist with any venue related questions.

The South Lawn at Bramblewood Estate is located in front of the house. With it’s breathtaking vista, it’s the perfect place to host a welcome party, ceremony, or rehearsal dinner. The space can accommodate up to a 40X50 tent.

Located off the North Lawn, the Enclosable Piazza can accommodate smaller rehearsal/reception parties, can be used for dancing and even smaller ceremonies. The piazza spills out onto the Terrace where a beautiful al fresco dinner party can be held as well. These two areas combined are often used for cocktail hour for larger events.

Stone Tower Winery

Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg is a beautiful Virginia wedding venue. Nestled in the rolling hills of Loudoun County, the winery offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The venue has both indoor and outdoor spaces, allowing couples to choose the perfect setting for their big day. The indoor space features a stunning stone fireplace and large windows that allow for plenty of natural light. The outdoor space boasts a charming gazebo, perfect for exchanging vows, and a spacious patio for cocktail hour or reception. The rolling hills of vines make the most stunning backdrop for sunset portraits and one of the many reasons Stone Tower Winery is one of the best Virginia wedding venues.

Sweetheart table with classic white roses and greenery at stone tower winery one of Virginia's best wedding venues.
Table setting with a classic white floral center piece, black dinner plates, and gold flatware at stone tower winery one of Virginia's best wedding venues.

Great Marsh Estate

The Manor House at Great Marsh Estate is a historical re-creation of a traditional Georgian Manor House constructed in the 1980’s. Originally a private residence, it transitioned to a Virginia wedding venue in 2018. The rooms on the second floor of the Manor House provide a spacious bridal suite and picturesque backdrop for your morning hair & makeup, while the groomsmen play pool in the groom’s suite in the basement, and your guests will mingle on the 1st level while awaiting the ceremony to begin on the terrace.

The outdoor patio is perfect for cocktail hour while guests sit around fire pits under strung bistro lights. The stable is spacious and open, the

perfect place for dining and dancing the night away making Great Marsh Estate a hidden gem and one of the best Virginia wedding venues.

Morais Vineyards & Winery

Morais Vineyards and Winery is located in the rolling hills of Bealton, Virginia. This wedding venue in Virginia is situated halfway between Washington, DC and Richmond, it is one of Virginia’s best winery venues to host a wedding celebration. It has been in business since 1875 and was originally owned by the Morais family. Today, the property is still operated by the Morais family and is one of the oldest continuously operating wineries in Virginia.

Morais Vineyards wedding venue in Bealton, Virginia offers a bridal and groom suite, a chapel on the grounds, and multiple locations to hold a ceremony. The patio and terrace a perfect places for cocktail hour and the grand ballroom can accommodate up to 250 guests.

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Best Winery Wedding Venue in Virginia – Morais Vineyards

best virginia wedding venue morais vineyards and winery - bridal cottage
best virginia wedding venue morais vineyards and winery - ballroom

The Estate at River Run – Best Wedding Venue in Virginia

The Estate at River Run

The Estate at River Run was built as a private estate. This exquisite brick Georgian Revival, built in the 1980s, offers 22,000 square feet of opulence; and sits high on a bluff towering over the James River. The Estate at River Run offers a myriad of wedding ceremony and reception sites. The private estate creates an intimate and authentic environment for weddings of every size.

Estate at River Run, Virginia wedding venue in Richmond
Bride putting on shoes at wedding Venue in Richmond, The Estate at River Run
Cake table at the Estate at River Run a Virginia wedding venue.

Raspberry Plain Manor

Raspberry Plain Manor is a historic wedding venue located in Leesburg, Virginia. The venue is surrounded by acres of rolling hills and countryside, providing a stunning natural backdrop for your wedding.

The grounds of Raspberry Plain Manor include several outdoor ceremony and reception locations, as well as a spacious ballroom for indoor events. The gardens feature a variety of beautiful flowers and plants, and there is also a gazebo and a tent for outdoor receptions.

The venue can accommodate weddings of all sizes, from intimate gatherings to grand affairs. The staff at Raspberry Plain Manor one of Virginia’s most popular wedding venues is dedicated to providing a seamless and unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests.

beautiful tablescape at premier Virginia wedding venue Raspberry Plain Manor
Bride and groom walking on the grounds of one of the best wedding venues in Virginia, Raspberry Plain Manor
Light filled ballroom of best Virginia wedding venue Raspberry Plain Manor

The Virginia House

Virginia House is a stunning wedding venue located in Richmond, Virginia. Set amidst beautiful gardens and surrounded by historic architecture, this venue provides a romantic and elegant setting for your special day. The main house, built in the Tudor Revival style, features a grand entrance hall, a formal living room, and a spacious dining room, all of which are available for your use during your wedding. The outdoor gardens, complete with a gazebo and fountain, provide a picturesque backdrop for your ceremony and reception. Virginia House also has a team of experienced event coordinators who will work with you to ensure that every detail of your wedding is taken care of.

In addition to the main house and gardens, Virginia House also offers a variety of amenities to make your wedding day even more memorable. These include a bridal suite for the bride and her bridal party to get ready in, as well as a groom’s lounge for the groom and his groomsmen. The venue also has a full-service catering team, who will work with you to create a custom menu for your reception. Whether you are planning an intimate ceremony or a grand celebration, Virginia House has everything you need to make your wedding day a dream come true easily making it one of the best wedding venues in Virginia.

Rust Manor House

Rust Manor House – Set amid 68-acres of woods and meadows on the western edge of Leesburg, the Manor House can hold up to 65 people. Includes use of the parlor, dining room, library, large foyer and surrounding gardens and lawn. Perfect location for parties, business functions and corporate retreats. Offers wireless internet, projection equipment and catering options.

Rust’s large outdoor tent includes seating for up to 200 guests, and offers lights, ceiling fans, Chiavari chairs and tables, as well as an extended patio.

Wedding Venue in Leesburg Virginia, Rust Manor House

Shadow Creek an upscale barn in northern virginia is one of the best Virginia wedding venues

Shadow Creek – Virginia Wedding Venue in Purcellville, VA

Shadow Creek

Shadow Creek named a “Top 30 Stunning Wedding Venues in Virginia” has numerous beautiful indoor and outdoor options so that you never have to worry about the weather or your guests’ comfort.

Their sophisticated barn can comfortably seat up to 300 guests with a dance floor, is climate-controlled, handicap accessible, and has a commercial generator for power backup. Our property is also suited perfectly for multi-day events and tent installations on the patio. It’s clear to see how it’s one of the best Virginia wedding venues.

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