11 Virginia Wedding Venues Ideal for a Smaller Celebration

Intimate weddings give Virginia's classic Southern hospitality a chance to truly shine. The state’s perfect mix of bustling cities and rural countryside offers a wide variety of choices to match any couple's style. As the following venues prove, a shorter guest list doesn't mean having to compromise your vision for a fabulous day.


The Wedding Niche

Knoxville, MD

Fab Features: gorgeous historic property in Harpers Ferry walking distance from the river and Appalachian Trail • adventure elopements offer all-inclusive events held in a perfect, private spot • specializes in elopements and micro-weddings, with planning included!

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

Glen Allen, VA

Fab Features: stylish event space anchored by a stunning oak-wood focal wall, lit perfectly by dimmable farmhouse chandeliers • cocktail hour in the Oak Room, which boasts farmhouse accents, a large quartz stately bar, and plenty of natural light • award-winning, elevated cuisine highlighting fresh ingredients

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$
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L'Auberge Provencale

Boyce, VA

Fab Features: romantic countryside inn with gardens, orchards, and a sweeping porch and terrace • intimate weddings range from all-inclusive elopements to full buyouts that offer your guests a fabulous destination weekend • gourmet cuisine crafted by acclaimed Executive Chef, Alex Sakelakos

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

Lorton, VA

Fab Features: meticulously preserved Georgian-style mansion set on 550 acres of beautiful landscape • the red brick exterior is a lovely ceremony backdrop, or say "I do" before a pretty fountain in a brick courtyard • continue the celebration al fresco or move inside to the lovely Anne Mason Room

Catering: Preferred list, BYO
Price: $ • $$
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The Indigo House

Afton, VA

Fab Features: a modern, pet-friendly B&B nestled in the foothills of Blue Ridge Mountains • ethereal ceremonies surrounded by towering poplar and oak trees or epic adventure elopements with unobstructed mountain vistas • packages include cozy accommodations, florals, cake, and decorations

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$
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Brix and Columns Vineyards

McGaheysville, VA

Fab Features: 160-acre family-run farm and vineyard boasting spectacular unobstructed views of the Shenandoah Valley • exchange vows in an open field beneath a white pergola or with the stately Jeffersonian mansion as your backdrop • mingle on the spacious patio, then pass through multiple French doors to the elegant, Colonial-inspired reception hall

Catering: BYO
Price: $$
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The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Arlington, Virginia

Fab Features: a luxe hotel offering an elegant, romantic, and relaxing setting • celebrate in the elegant ballroom spaces complete with upscale details and glittering chandeliers • make it a weekend-long affair with countless amenities, lovely accommodations, and even a farewell brunch!

Catering: In-house, BYO
Price: $$ • $$$
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Pharsalia Events

Tyro, VA

Fab Features: truly dreamy historic property nestled among shady trees, verdant lawns, and rolling farmland at the foot of dePriest Mountain • prep in the historic Pharsalia mansion, and mingle poolside, in the gorgeous cocktail courtyard, and among the pristine flower and herb gardens • tented receptions ensure the spectacular mountain views are always present

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$
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Le Méridien Arlington

Arlington, VA

Fab Features: a chic property nestled at the edge of The Potomac and just minutes from D.C. attractions • host your ceremony in the sleek Vivaci Ballroom or Amuse Restaurant that feature understated, modern décor • dance the night away on the outdoor Terrace that offers spectacular views of the Key Bridge and Georgetown’s lights glittering across the river

Catering: In-house
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Potter's Craft Cider

Charlottesville, VA

Fab Features: expansive grounds include sprawling terraced lawns and a quaint, boxwood-framed flagstone patio • gorgeous church-turned-tasting room with exposed rafters, bright skylights, and brick detailing • timber-framed mezzanine overlooks the airy, historic stone-walled South Hall, perfect for cozy indoor receptions

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$ • $$$
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Athenaeum

Alexandria, Virginia

Fab Features: landmark antebellum building-turned-art gallery • stunning Neoclassical Greek Revival architecture with an impressive portico, soaring Doric columns, and an intimate private courtyard • light-filled gallery rooms boast soaring ceilings, wonderful woodwork, and granite walls with rotating exhibits

Catering: BYO
Price: $
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