14 Wedding Venues in West Virginia That Will Take Your Breath Away

Each one is as swoonworthy, scenic and stunning as the next.
Hillary Hoffower
by Hillary Hoffower
Updated Apr 10, 2024

With a nickname like the Mountain State, West Virginia is brimming with beautiful places to tie the knot. Wedding venues in WV run the gamut, from botanical gardens and historic estates to rustic barns and mountain top decks. Known for its rolling hills and rugged landscape, you can dance the night away surrounded by the Appalachian mountains and under the stars. After combing through endless options, we're certain that you can't go wrong no matter which one you pick.

But if you want to go the outdoor route to take advantage of the stunning scenery, you might be better off having a wedding in late spring, summer and autumn, when the weather is more guaranteed to be on its best behavior. Just make sure you've got a checklist and questions ready to go before you start the hunt. And did you know? West Virginia wedding venues are among the most affordable in the country! We promise you'll fall in love with these wedding venues in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Botanic Garden in Morgantown, West Virginia

The West Virginia Botanic Garden is teeming with hemlock and hardwood trees, overflowing gardens and trickling streams; who wouldn't want to get married among all this wild beauty? This wedding venue in Morgantown, WV, not only has a covered pavilion where you can tie the knot surrounded by an 85-acre forest, but a brand new building to celebrate your love in. The Terrace was finished in 2022, complete with a backup space for ceremonies in the case of inclement weather, two changing suites, floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace.

J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works in Charleston, West Virginia

J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works is a seventh-generation family-owned farm that prides itself on making natural salt rich in minerals and sans big machinery. It should also pride itself on its ability to double as a charming farmland wedding venue in Charleston, WV, for up to 200 people. There's a sprawling backyard, rose gardens and historic barn buildings with wide-ranging views of the mountains. They offer plenty of rentals to help make the aesthetic for your big day complete, from barware and linens to arches and tents.

The Venetian Estate in Milton, West Virginia

Laden with history, the Venetian Estate's colonial architecture is sure to impress guests and provide a prime photo op — the brick walls, towering white columns and grassy lawn were made for Instagram before social media was even a thing. This wedding venue has been serving the Huntington, WV, area since 1923. Inside is an intimate restaurant perfect for your rehearsal dinner, and behind the house is the Venetian Ballroom, where 220 guests can dine under a sparkling chandelier after watching you exchange vows in the white columned gazebo. Next door is the pub (formerly the stables) for the after party.

Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia

Sitting on 2,000 acres in Wheeling, WV, this wedding venue has everything to fulfill your wedding fantasy and more. There's an amphitheater that seats 1,400, a lakeview patio surrounded by the rolling hillsides and well-manicured gardens — all perfect places to tie the knot. Inside Oglebay Resort are two prime places to celebrate: the airy and spacious aptly-named Pine Room and the 8,000-square foot Glessner Auditorium, both of which hold up to 250 guests. The latter is a ballroom with a split-level layout and arched ceilings that are just screaming to be strung with fairy lights.

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Athena Estate and Vineyard in Beckley, West Virginia

This family-owned vineyard was once a working farm in the 1960s and has since been turned into one of Southern West Virginia's more stunning wedding venues. Nestled in Beckley, WV, it's a picture-perfect landscape with cobblestone pathways, green landscaping and a glassy pond. There's a wedding chapel, a dinner patio and gazebo that both glow with bistro lights, a rustic bridge and a dreamy getting-ready suite. That's not to mention the fun activities that Athena Estate and Vineyard offers for guests, such as stomping your own grapes and bottling up honey from their bees. They'll make for a one-of-a-kind weekend wedding experience.

Highgate Carriage House in Fairmont, West Virginia

Believe it or not, the same architect behind The Biltmore Estate designed the Highgate Carriage House. With a terracotta roof, Tudor style architecture and a wrought-iron gate, this wedding venue in Fairmont, WV, will feel as if you're stepping back in time. The landscaping is just as impressive as the carriage house itself, with brick pathways and vibrant green hedges and trees. Host your wedding inside, which can hold up to 150 guests, or in a tent in the gardens, which can hold up to 300 guests. The whole property is fit for the couple who wants to feel like royalty on their wedding day.

Events at Bella Vista LLC in Martinsburg, West Virginia

This stone farmhouse and well-groomed yard look like they belong in the English countryside, but they're actually in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. Sitting on 13-plus acres with five different ceremony places, Events at Bella Vista is brimming with natural beauty. Get ready in the farmhouse's suite before tying the knot next to a tranquil pond or inside the renovated, climate controlled barn. This wedding venue, located in Martinsburg, WV, welcomes up to 200 guests for less than $10,000 per 100 guests.

Rock Spring Retreat in Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia

Located in the northeastern tip of West Virginia, Rock Spring Retreat is an ideal getaway for the nearby DC and Baltimore urbanites looking for a more rural wedding venue; it sits in the WV trifecta of Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Charles Town. The green grounds and classic white farmhouse look like something out of a storybook, in a federal-style estate dating back to 1795. The package for this wedding venue includes a three-night stay in the farmhouse for up to 10 guests, a getting-ready suite and a concierge service.

The Blennerhassett Hotel in Parkersburg, West Virginia

Take advantage of the quaint downtown vibes in Parkersburg, WV, at The Blennerhassett Hotel. This historic wedding venue originated in 1889 and has been renovated several times over to become the luxury boutique hotel it is today, combining contemporary flair with Victorian vibes. Its wedding package includes a special group rate for its 86 rooms, for up to 175 guests. Choose between the lavish Charleston Ballroom with sparkling chandeliers or the romantic patio tent with arched windows for your big day.

WGF Events, LLC in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

WIld Goose Farm describes itself as "an elegant backdrop of the genteel life" since it was created in the 1840s. With its white columned mansion and classic red barn amid 170 acres of pastures and woodlands, we see why. The barn holds parties of up to 200 people, has separate getting-ready rooms and even has a lounge area with bistro style seating. There's also a collection of outbuildings, from a cut stone springhouse to a carriage shed, on the property. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this wedding venue is in Shepherdstown, WV.

The Morris in Clarkstown, West Virginia

Don't get us wrong — we love all the gorgeous estate, farm and mountain resort wedding venues in West Virginia. But the industrial chic vibe of The Morris offers a refreshing change while still maintaining the hint of rustic-ness that makes West Virginia wedding venues so appealing. The aesthetic begins in the 1950s freight elevator and continues through the 10,000 square feet of space on the third floor, which can welcome up to 350 guests. The brick walls, wooden beams and ceiling pipe are ready to be played up with industrial lighting and greenery.

Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia

You'll feel like you're in an alternate universe at Stonewall Resort, which is situated among 2,000 acres of Appalachian mountains, grassy fields and Stonewall Jackson Lake. Take full advantage of these views by saying "I do" in one of its many outdoor locations. There's the Terrace Lawn next to the Adirondack-style lodge overlooking the boardwalk, the peaceful Carron Bay alongside the lake, and even a cruise boat if you want to sail off into the sunset. Inside, there are several warm and welcoming options, from the Grand Hall to the Stonewall Ballroom. Overall, there are 15 wedding venues to choose from for rehearsals, ceremonies and receptions. Bonus: The resort has all types of activities, from kayaking to golfing, that will keep guests entertained before and after the big day.

Valley Falls Center in Grafton, West Virginia

This West Virginia wedding venue near Valley Falls State Park stuns in its simplicity. We're swooning over the romantic open air chapel, which features a wrought iron chandelier, repurposed antique stained glass windows and white shiplap walls looking out into the flora and fauna. Valley Falls Center also has a 3,000 square-foot reception room to celebrate in and a scenic 60-foot deck for cocktail hour. Family- and woman-owned, this little gem in the woods will fulfill your woodland wedding dreams.

Summit Bechtel Reserve in Glen Jean, West Virginia

Set on a mountain top bordering New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Summit Bechtel Reserve has jaw-dropping views to say the very least: 10,000 acres of lush treetops (or warm-hued foliage, depending on the season) and the curvy skyline of the receding mountains. That makes the outdoor deck the prime spot for exchanging vows, and then you can take the party inside to the indoor dining room, which has large windows so you don't have to leave the epic scenery behind. The wedding venue in West Virginia is a contemporary space that effortlessly fits in with the nature-filled surroundings, perfect for a timeless wedding.

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