10 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: $

Faithbrooke Barn & Vineyards

Luray, VA

Fab Features: family-fun winery nestled in the foothills • the elegant barn is designed with an exposed beam ceiling, enormous windows, an attached patio, and a unique loft area overlooking the entire space • fabulous amenities like bride and groom dressing areas, a cozy fire pit, a cute red vintage Ford truck for photos, and more!

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

Poe Museum

Richmond, VA

Fab Features: exchange vows in the Enchanted Garden, tucked in the back courtyard of a quaint stone house • hidden references to Poe's writing throughout the gardens • rental fees go towards the continuing operation of this unique historic treasure

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$ • $$$

One Eleven South Main

Bridgewater, VA

Fab Features: lovingly preserved 1849 manor home in the quaint historic district of Bridgewater • intimate outdoor ceremonies and dinners beside the tranquil reflecting pool, framed by a pretty white arbor and lush privacy hedges • indoor options include the cozy pub and historic meeting room

Catering: BYO
Price: $ • $$

Rillhurst Farm

Boston, VA

Fab Features: 550-acre working farm and event venue, boasting a chic 5-bedroom farmhouse with overnight accommodations for up to 12 guests • gorgeous ceremonies beside the sparkling lake or among the lush gardens • sprawling antique event barn and plenty of porches & lawns for al fresco celebrations

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

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: $ • $$ • $$$

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: $

Old Metropolitan Hall

Charlottesville, VA

Fab Features: enchanting historic venue in the heart of Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall • elegantly appointed with sparkling chandeliers, high, open-beamed ceilings, exposed brick, and a stunning floor-to-ceiling mirrored wallevents can be expanded to include the adjacent Sanctuary at Haven

Catering: Preferred list
Price: $ • $$


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