12 Wedding Venues in Virginia to Suit Every Style

From the mountains to the beach, here are a few of our favorite Virginia wedding venues.
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
Lauren Dana Ellman - The Knot Contributor.
Lauren Dana Ellman
The Knot Contributor
  • Lauren is a contributor for The Knot covering topics such as music, cakes, venues and speeches.
  • She has been published in a wide array of lifetsyle-oriented publications including SELF and Allure.
  • Lauren is a proud graduate of Syracuse University's SI Newhouse School of Public Communication.
Updated May 20, 2024

Stretching from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountains, the state of Virginia is home to diverse landscapes (pristine stretches of sand, lush farmland, rolling acres of vineyards, towering peaks and more). With this in mind, when it comes to the best wedding venues in Virginia, options truly abound, including oceanfront oases and tranquil farms to gorgeous gardens and wineries. Ultimately, it's safe to say that Virginia-based couples have a wide variety of venues to choose from when planning their nuptials. However, it's worth noting that Virginia is a four-season destination, with winters being cold and snowy and summers being warm and sunny. As such, it makes sense that outdoor weddings most often take place in the warmer months, while, during the colder months, weddings are almost always held indoors (or at the very least inside a tent with heaters). Consult your venue booking checklist, come up with a list of questions and check out our favorite wedding venues in Virginia. Also, keep in mind that even more inspiration awaits on The Knot Vendor Marketplace, where couples can search and ultimately narrow down Virginia wedding venues based on budget, capacity, location and other important factors.

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Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia-based couples craving a beautiful beach wedding need look no further than Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront, which is among the more contemporary-chic wedding venues in Virginia Beach. The property, which accommodates weddings of up to 300 guests, offers more than 7,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The grand ballroom, with expansive windows and blue-hued carpeting reminiscent of the ocean, is especially spectacular. Alfresco celebrations can take place on the rooftop, which offers sweeping coastal views.

Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia

Between the warm, welcoming staff, an abundance of event spaces and magnificent mountain scenery, it's easy to see why Clifton Inn is considered one of the best Charlottesville wedding venues. The enclosed veranda, equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows, sleek slate floors and an outdoor terrace, can hold up to 60 people, making it a great cocktail hour spot for smaller soirees. The outdoor terrace and adjacent back lawn hold up to 120 seated, while the croquet lawn, a beloved spot for ceremonies and receptions, accommodates 180. There's also the 250-person outdoor Court Tent, surrounded by foliage and outfitted with polished hardwood floors, the 250-person Front Lawn and the romantic 70-person Secret Garden, surrounded by weeping willows and more lush greenery.

The Maridor in Roanoke, Virginia

Dating back to 1916, The Maridor is one of the most beautiful and historic wedding venues in Roanoke, VA. Venue highlights include landscaped grounds, a striking exposed brick exterior and cozy-chic interiors that hold receptions of up to 120 people seated. Say "I do" in the lush courtyard before heading to the porch and patio, adorned in twinkling bistro lights for an extra-romantic touch, for cocktail hour. From there, you and your guests can make their way inside the 2,000-square-foot ballroom, which offers hardwood flooring, large vintage windows and minimalist-inspired design elements, serving as a blank canvas for you to execute your desired wedding theme and vision.

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The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing in Richmond, Virginia

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing is, hands down, one of the most romantic waterfront wedding venues in Richmond, Virginia. Here, couples have the unique opportunity to exchange vows on the riverfront patio that overlooks the city. Inside, the River View reception room can hold up to 150 seated guests and offers an industrial-chic feel thanks to its exposed antique brick. Meanwhile, the Harbourmaster Suite is ideal for intimate weddings and elopements since it accommodates no more than 24 people seated.

The Neon House in Norfolk, Virginia

This husband-and-wife-owned Neon House is one of the most industrial-chic wedding venues in Norfolk, Virginia. Couples can choose from three distinct event spaces, including the Studio, which offers exposed red brick walls and beams, dazzling string lighting and a unique glass garage door to let in plenty of natural light. The Gallery holds up to 250 seated guests (or, when combined with the aforementioned Studio, can accommodate more than 500 people) and offers vintage charm in the form of antique columns. Finally, micro-weddings can be held in The Loft, which seats up to 20.

Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia

Just an hour's drive from Washington. D.C., this luxury resort also doubles as one of the most stunning wedding venues in Northern Virginia. Salamander Resort & Spa is flanked by landscaped grounds and manicured lawns, setting the picture-perfect scene for all the fun to come. Couples can take their pick of indoor and outdoor event spaces, including the serene Culinary Garden (120 seated guests), the adjacent Middleburg Terrace (150 seated guests), the opulent Middleburg Ballroom (340 seated guests) and the expansive Grand Lawn (330 seated guests). Best of all, guests can stay on-site in one of the 168 elegant rooms and suites.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is a dreamy winery wedding venue situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. While you and your new spouse exchange vows, your guests will look on in awe while admiring the sweeping mountain views. Cocktail hours can be held outdoors on one of the manicured lawns or the covered porch area. The Granary, which holds up to 200 people, is the on-site reception venue, complete with rustic-chic touches like exposed brick, wood beams and dazzling chandeliers.

Hollyfield Manor in Manquin, Virginia

While Hollyfield Manor is only 30 minutes from Richmond, the farm wedding venue feels worlds away from the city's bustle thanks to its secluded surroundings. The true star of the show here is the 18th-century-era manor house that's flanked by fabulous flora. Exchange vows on the house's front steps and snap photos by the lake before heading to cocktail hour at the Tavern Room, adorned with crystal chandeliers. The reception hall holds up to 250 of your nearest and dearest and offers plenty of room for dancing, plus a full bar where you can serve signature cocktails.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers a dreamy garden setting where couples can say "I do" and celebrate with friends and family amidst fantastic florals. This romantic wedding venue is open year-round and offers several indoor and outdoor ceremony and reception spaces, depending on the season. The Robins Room, Garden Café and Terraces in the visitor's center can be rented together to accommodate a total of 135 seated guests. Alternatively, couples can hold their reception in the historic Bloemendaal House (which includes the use of two outdoor tents in the warmer months, upping the capacity from 24 to 200 seated guests) or the tranquil Robins Tea House, which accommodates 40 seated guests. Several gardens are also available, as well.

Airlie in Warrenton, Virginia

Surrounded by 300 acres of farmland, Airlie serves as a tranquil oasis that's tucked away in the Virginia countryside. The wedding venue in Virginia accommodates weddings of up to 180 guests. Exchange vows alfresco in the gardens; alternatively, opt to host your ceremony or reception in the 2,000-square-foot Lakeside Tent, complete with gorgeous chandeliers and elegant drapery. The glassed-in Pavilion is a bright and airy reception space that brings the outdoors in. Meanwhile, the historic manor home itself also serves as an excellent spot for cocktail hours and receptions alike.

The Manor at Airmont in Round Hill, Virginia

The Manor at Airmont is a historic farmhouse-turned-wedding venue that spans a total of 19 acres and features a slew of indoor and outdoor event spaces for to-be-weds to choose from. Outdoor ceremonies can be held in the aptly named Outdoor Terrace or Manor Lawn, while the Conservatory serves a stunning cocktail hour spot. Then, head into the Great Room, which features romantic touches like a balcony and antique chandeliers, for dinner and dancing.

River Farm - American Horticultural Society in Alexandria, Virginia

River Farm, which serves as the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, is teeming with historic charm. The expansive estate dates back to the 18th century and was once owned by George Washington. Today, it's home to several gardens and majestic wildlife, serving as a postcard-worthy backdrop for your wedding festivities. In the warmer months, celebrations can be held outdoors on the patio or lawns. Meanwhile, in the winter months, soirees take place inside an opulent tent. Also, inside the Virginia wedding venue is a small ballroom that seats up to 50.

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