Mother Nature Showin' Off: 8 of the Best Outdoor Virginia Wedding Venues

If you want to be one with nature on your wedding day, it couldn’t be easier! Winery…resort…historic estate…botanical garden—here’s an irresistible handful of Virginia’s best outdoor wedding venues.

Rixey Manor

Rixeyville, VA

Style: You have a choice of photogenic outdoor ceremony spots: the rooftop terrace with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background, on the lawn against a backdrop of the grand home, or on the “carriage steps”, with your guests seated on a lawn overlooking pastures and ponds.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$

The Mariners' Museum and Park

Newport News, Virginia

Style: This 550-acre urban oasis is brimming with local history, with its 1930s-era museum bounded by gorgeously landscaped grounds, lush lawns, and the sparkling Lake Maury and James River, which boast plenty of dreamy private ceremony spots on their shores.

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $

Lesner Inn

Virginia Beach, VA

Style: Relaxed, upscale two-story venue perched above the Chesapeake Bay and offering glorious panoramic backdrops and a beach house-meets-industrial vibe.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$


Boones Mill, VA

Style: This historic garden estate overflows with romantic details, from the sweet wooden swing and mountain-framed arbor to the luxurious, chandelier-laden reception tent.

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

Historic Rosemont Manor

Berryville, Virginia

Style: You can spread out on the property’s 60 park-like acres, then enjoy overnight accommodations for up to 75 guests in the gorgeous suites of the 1911 Georgian-style mansion and guest houses.

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Middleburg, VA

Style: Set the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this historic, family-owned 1805 farm combines the warm hospitality and rustic elegance of the past with modern amenities, like a large pool and hot tub.

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond, Virginia

Style: The 50-acre garden not only possesses a world-class collection of botanical displays, it’s home to a classical domed Conservatory—the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic!

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$

Marriott Ranch

Hume, Virginia

Style: This 4,200-acre working cattle ranch and historic manor house inn hosts lawn and Pavilion wedding celebrations, provides charming overnight accommodations, and offers horseback riding on the property!

Catering: In-house
Price: $$

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