The Best Small Wedding Venues in West Virginia for an Intimate Celebration

Wild and wonderful, these venues showcase West Virginia at its finest.
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Lauren Nowack
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  • Lauren is a freelance writer for The Knot Worldwide.
  • While Lauren has been writing her whole life, she began her career by travel writing and reviewing outdoor gear.
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Updated May 01, 2024

From its rustic nature to the breathtaking beauty of the state, West Virginia is full of unique places to exchange vows and celebrate the start of a new phase of your life. The best small wedding venues in West Virginia will lean into this magic, giving you an intimate space with incredible food and views while allowing you to focus on spending time with those closest to you. Picking the best fit for you out of all the small wedding venues around is just one of the many steps in planning a wedding for under 50 people. But, before you know it, you'll be changing your name in West Virginia after celebrating alongside your nearest and dearest.

From a mountainside venue with opportunities for adventure to a historic inn that leaves no detail unattended, here are the best places for a small wedding in the Mountain State.

Lake Mountain Manor in Princeton, West Virginia

How about a cozy bed-and-breakfast resort in the mountains of West Virginia for your wedding weekend? Lake Mountain Manor is a two-story home that sleeps up to 16 people, allowing your wedding party to be close to you on your day. With a large, modern kitchen and plenty of lake activities at your disposal, this spot is just right for a laidback weekend celebration. Get married on the lawn, by the lake or in a grove of trees, and bring a tent for an outdoor reception or host a small reception inside for up to 30 people. Four treehouses on the property can accommodate additional guests for those wanting to party with you for the weekend.

  • Guest Capacity: 30 inside, 150 outside

Bluefield Inn in Bluefield, West Virginia

The Bluefield Inn is an intimate wedding venue in Bluefield, West Virginia that sets itself apart with its formal details, such as crystal chandeliers, southern architecture, a billiards room, classic wood floors and Steinway piano. Lush gardens, an expansive veranda, a pergola and water fountains add to the calm aesthetic here. On nice days, have your ceremony of up to 50 people outside in the gardens with the provided chairs before bringing everyone inside the inn to enjoy food and cocktails. Multiple guest rooms upstairs can accommodate the wedding party or other guests to ensure you maximize your time with those closest to you.

  • Guest Capacity: 50

Heston Farm in Fairmont, West Virginia

Sitting on the Tygart River Valley, Heston Farm is full of rustic beauty. The couple can get ready in different suites before heading to the wedding chapel, which seats 75 in its antique pews. Afterward, head to the Dining and Dance Hall for a memorable evening. If you want a kid-friendly celebration, host it outside in the courtyard where a little red train, antique tractor, truck and metal farm animals await to entertain the littles. With a family-friendly vibe and a true farmhouse feel, this is one of the more delightful small wedding venues in West Virginia.

  • Guest Capacity: 75

Kirkwood Winery in Summersville, West Virginia

For more than 40 years, Kirkwood Winery has grown grapes on its property. Today the small wedding venue in West Virginia produces more than 28 different varietals used in its drinks today. Set along the mountains with forests nearby, the outdoor space has a little bit of everything. Exchange vows among the vines, orchards, in an open field or under a wood pavilion before heading to a provided tent for an elegant evening of wine, spirits and delicious food. The Kirkwood Winery is both pet-friendly and budget-friendly, making this a no-brainer for couples who want to prioritize time with their guests or pups on their day.

  • Guest Capacity: 80

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Le Bistro in Huntington, West Virginia

Seeking a little French flair for your wedding day? Le Bistro is a small wedding venue in Huntington, West Virginia that mixes the tastes of traditional French cooking with just a bit of Appalachia for a uniquely delicious experience. Inside, you'll find spunky decor that gives an "Alice in Wonderland" vibe in The Cellar Door, the restaurant's private event venue. Able to host up to 60 people, this spot has surround sound for your playlist and a chef-tailored menu.

  • Guest Capacity: 60

Concho Wedding Deck at Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, West Virginia

Oftentimes, stunning overlooks can only be found at the end of a long hike or off the beaten path. However, Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill makes West Virginia's beauty intensely accessible for even intimate weddings. The Concho Wedding Deck sits above the iconic horseshoe bend in the New River Gorge, giving you and 80 guests expansive views. Small events of 20 or fewer receive a lower price. Have your reception on the Concho deck, head over to a grassy lawn for an outdoor reception or tuck inside to the Lost Paddle Bar and Grill for an indoor, restaurant-style celebration. For adventure-seekers, tack on rock climbing, white water rafting or another excursion for a thrill during your wedding week. Adventure wedding packages are also available for those who want to tie the knot in the middle of such a trip.

  • Guest Capacity: 80

The Venetian Estate in Milton, West Virginia

The grounds of the Venetian Estate give garden fairytale vibes, and that's only part of the magic found here in Milton, West Virginia. After hosting your ceremony underneath the gazebo or on the side lawn, which can hold up to 200 people but works very well for intimate gatherings, you can head inside to the rustic pub or classic mansion for a cozy reception of up to 30. If you'd rather be outside, the stone terrace holds up to 150 under its string lights. Around this regal estate's property, you will find stone archways, lush gardens, a grand portico and wooden gates with iron scroll designs, each highlighting the venue's photo-ready appeal. With four bedrooms and a honeymoon suite upstairs, this spot can accommodate you and a few close friends and family for a stress-free experience.

  • Guest Capacity: 30 in the pub or mansion

The Senator's Mansion in Mannington, West Virginia

If you want your wedding to feel like you stepped back into the 1920s, host your day at The Senator's Mansion, a charming estate built in 1868 and preserved to this day. Inside, the mansion seats up to 75 people under its crystal chandeliers and regal wooden-beamed ceiling. Outside, there's room for up to 150 guests although the space is excellent for weddings under 50. With included services and amenities like a sparkler send-off, ceremony altar and chairs, reception tent, table and chairs, as well as day-of coordination, you'll just need to pull in a few more vendors to pull off your wedding day. For extra romance, add on a piano player for cocktail hour or stay in the Tea Rose Suite in the carriage house across the street for an easy kickoff to your honeymoon.

  • Guest Capacity: 75 inside, 150 outside

The Schoolhouse Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

The only rooftop venue in White Sulphur Springs is found at The Schoolhouse Hotel. Sitting above the city with a view of the town and rolling green hills, this spot is a beautiful place for a reception of up to 75 or an intimate ceremony and reception of smaller numbers. If you'd rather tie the knot in a church, there is one right next door that can hold up to 85 people. The on-site restaurant, The Varsity Club, can hold up to 118 people and craft incredible food and cocktails for events elsewhere on the property. With 30 well-appointed, light-filled guest rooms, friends and family can celebrate with you all weekend. Choosing a venue with a unique view like this one is just one of the many tips we have for getting married in West Virginia.

  • Guest Capacity: 75 on the rooftop, 150 on the front lawn, 85 at the church, 118 in The Varsity Club

The Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, West Virginia

A boutique hotel in the heart of Parkersburg's Arts District, The Blennerhassett Hotel brings Victorian-style refinement to your day. The ballroom can be divided into smaller rooms for a more intimate atmosphere without compromising on the beauty of the space's high ceilings and chandeliers. With a promenade just outside for pre-function events, there's quite a bit of room to play with here. If you'd rather opt for the feeling of an outdoor wedding without having to deal with the weather, host your celebration in the fully enclosed patio tent, complete with temperature control and Czech chandeliers. While it can hold up to 88 for a reception, smaller groups can easily host both a ceremony and reception under its roof.

  • Guest Capacity: 88 in the patio tent, 176 in the ballroom which can be split into three rooms able to hold 48, 48 and 56 people each.

Windy Acres in Red House, West Virginia

You might not know from the name, but Windy Acres is a castle where you can exchange your vows. With stone walls and turrets, all this spot is missing is a drawbridge to bring you back to the medieval era. After hosting your ceremony outside in the amphitheater, come inside to one of the two ballrooms. The smaller room holds about 40 for a reception while the larger ballroom accommodates 65 for a sit-down meal. If you get married in the winter or during bad weather, you can opt for an indoor ceremony in one room before heading to the other. For a place to stay, you can add on the Cedar Home, a beautiful home with a pool nearby to get ready, take photos or start your honeymoon.

  • Guest Capacity: 40 in small ballroom, 65 in large ballroom, 150 outside

Hillbrook Inn in Charles Town, West Virginia

Part of George Washington's original land purchase and located just minutes from Harper's Ferry, the Hillbrook Inn is full of history, making it a wonderful small wedding venue in West Virginia. The property has many spots for small ceremonies, from the Hidden Cottage and the bridge over Bullskin Creek to the garden terrace or by the fire in the living room. With a private lunch afterward, elopements as small as two or parties as big as 150 can celebrate here. With plenty of accommodations and an on-site spa, the Hillbrook Inn invites you to turn your day into a weekend of celebration with your guests.

  • Guest Capacity: Eight in Hidden Cottage, 25 on bridge, garden terrace and living room, 50 in the dining room, 150 outside

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