12 Winter Wedding Venues in Virginia for a Wonderful Event

A cold-weather Virginia wedding can be absolutely magical.
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Christin Perry
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Updated May 22, 2024

If you're hoping to wed in the colder months, you can't beat winter wedding venues in Virginia. This temperate mid-Atlantic state boasts beautiful vineyards, majestic mountains and sparkling lakes—all of which would make a perfect winter backdrop for your vow exchange.

Of course, a winter wedding takes on a different aesthetic than a warm-weather event. Think fur wraps, greenery, decor in winter colors, a dramatic winter wedding cake and a shared kiss as snowflakes fall gently in the background. Planning a cold-weather wedding can often mean price discounts, since venues and vendors may not see as much business during these months. And you might just find fewer guests declining to attend, as winter calendars have a way of being less full than the summer vacation months.

Here, we've rounded up 12 of our favorite winter wedding venues in Virginia. You'll find a bunch of different types of wedding venues, from barns to bed-and-breakfasts and much more. Take a look at our booking a venue checklist, then read on if you're ready to plan your Virginia wedding in the state's beautiful and mild winter season.

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L'Auberge Provencale in White Post, Virginia

L'Auberge Provencale is a small bed-and-breakfast in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Located in White Post, about an hour outside of Northern Virginia (and Dulles airport), this chic country estate offers stunning winter wedding packages that are sure to wow. Friendly on-site staff can assist with wedding planning and on-site accommodations for up to 65 guests. This estate offers two year-round wedding packages, but the winter elopement package is a truly special offering for couples looking to wed from December through March without a large crowd in tow. The two of you will be treated like royalty during your two-day stay on the property, with fabulous extras like gourmet meals delivered to your room, a cake designed for two and a champagne toast with keepsake glasses. Venture outdoors into the often-mild winter temps to snap some wedding photos among the pines.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 26 for intimate family wedding package; Up to 65 for evening wedding package

48 Fields in Leesburg, Virginia

Whether you're looking for a standard wedding, a micro-wedding or even an elopement in the chilly winter temps, 48 Fields is a beautiful option for a winter wedding venue in Northern Virginia. The property features a two-level fully renovated dairy barn full of rustic charm. It serves as an enchanting backdrop for your wedding day and comes with your choice of decor that's perfectly suited to the space to reduce your to-do list. Embrace the winter weather with available space heaters and fire pits for added warmth if you take the party outdoors for part of your event. Or, have on-site staff help you create clever extras like a hot chocolate bar.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 125

Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery in Afton, Virginia

If you're planning a large wedding in the midst of winter's dicey weather, you'll want to find a venue with tons of indoor space, just in case. That's why Hazy Mountain Vineyards & Brewery in Afton makes our list of venues for a winter wedding in Virginia. Here, you and up to 200 of your guests can dance the night away in the glowing warmth of Sala Toscana—the property's huge reception area. Even though there are plenty of outdoor event spaces, you can opt to keep your whole event indoors when you hold your ceremony in the beautiful and light-filled Monte Cielo room. With 35 stunning acres of vineyards set against a sweeping view of the Blue Ridge mountains, Hazy Mountain is a sought-after venue just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

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Wintergreen Resort in Wintergreen, Virginia

We can't think of a better winter wedding venue in Virginia than a mountain-top ski resort. That's why the beautiful Wintergreen Resort made our list. This all-in-one resort can handle all your big-day needs from planning to catering and even ample on-site overnight accommodations for all of your guests. Wed outdoors among bare trees and towering pines, or keep your guests warm by having both your ceremony and reception indoors in the resort's climate-controlled barn-like reception hall, with wooden, gabled roofing and elegant bistro lighting. On-site amenities include full bar and catering, a dedicated wedding planner and even a shuttle service for your guests. And of course, don't forget to have your photographer snap a photo of you and your partner on the ski lift.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250

The Outlook at Saddle Ridge in Chesterfield, Virginia

Can't decide whether you'd like to hold your reception indoors or out? If you're thinking of braving the winter weather in order to get those off-season price breaks, consider a venue that allows for an indoor/outdoor experience. Less than 20 miles outside of city center, the charming reception hall at The Outlook at Saddle Ridge has exactly what you're looking for if you're searching for wedding venues in Richmond, Virginia. This barn-like hall features retractable sides that open up to provide an open-air experience or they can remain closed if the temps are chillier than you were expecting. Either way, you won't have to change your plans or your decor for the weather. The beautiful space allows for up to 140 guests, and features rustic wooden barn doors and galvanized steel ceilings—in white, of course, for that wedding-ready aesthetic. If you're looking for something a bit more upscale, the ballroom is a glamorous space that holds a whopping 500 guests for a grand affair.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 140 in the Stable Reception Hall; up to 500 in the Outlook Ballroom

The Kyle House in Fincastle, Virginia

There are lots of great reasons to host a wedding in a private home. You'll enjoy a personalized experience with plenty of cool photo ops. That's part of the reason why The Kyle House is one of our favorite winter wedding venues in Virginia. Host a beautiful, intimate ceremony inside the property's rustic barn, then bring your guests in from the cold for a reception inside the historic Kyle House. Here, you and your guests can mingle from room to room, enjoy amazing food from a customized menu and pose for plenty of photos. One of the things we love most about The Kyle House is the fact that they provide everything you'll need for your big day, including tables, chairs, linens, PA systems and even decorations. All catering and bar services are provided on-site as well.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 150

Fairview Farm Events in Powhatan, Virginia

This popular barn venue for a winter wedding in Virginia offers a host of amenities for any season. Here, you'll find both indoor and covered outdoor event space, making Fairview Farm Events the perfect place to hold a winter wedding. Inside the rustic barn and estate, you'll find beautifully decorated Christmas trees to serve as a festive backdrop for your wedding photos. It's the perfect Christmas wedding venue if you'd like to marry close to the holidays. The chic, two-story barn is climate-controlled, allowing you and up to 250 guests to dance the night away comfortably, even in the harshest winter weather. With on-site accommodations for up to 50 guests, this lakefront property is a popular choice among to-be-weds in central Virginia.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 250; up to 50 in on-site accommodations

Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia

This beautiful wedding venue is nestled among 2,600 acres of lush nature preserve, surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's widely known for being the location for the 1980s film, Dirty Dancing. If you've ever wanted to exchange vows in a mountain setting, Mountain Lake Lodge is the place to do it. Once you're wed, head indoors for a reception in the white-washed barn featuring a majestic stone fireplace to keep everyone warm. With a host of beautiful backdrops, no two weddings ever look the same here. Take photos in a grove of trees, on a mountainous outcropping, in a glen of ferns or in front of the rustic barn—or choose all of these stunning backdrops. On-site accommodations and a full suite of rentals and recommended vendors make this winter wedding venue in Virginia one of our very favorites.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 200

The Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan, Virginia

You'll find the ultimate in rustic sophistication when you wed at The Mill at Fine Creek. Newlyweds rave about the upscale food, the beautiful surroundings and the attentive staff that ensures your wedding day will go off without a hitch. The venue has seen its share of winter weddings, with couples exchanging vows in all weather at the beautiful and historic mill. If that's not your speed, you have the option to host your entire event indoors, avoiding the cold altogether. In any case, you'll enjoy an extraordinary day, with fresh, local food choices and a host of stunning locations for photos.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 225

The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia

This charming manor home tops our list of venues for a winter wedding in Virginia. Beautiful in any season, this stunning venue features a traditional yellow manor home set against an expansive English garden of boxwoods and other neatly manicured plants, with a charming fountain as a centerpiece. The home is expertly adorned with seasonal greenery in winter, serving as a beautiful backdrop for your day. When you book your wedding at The Inn at Willow Grove, you'll have exclusive use of the property for the whole weekend, ensuring your every need is met. A variety of indoor and outdoor event spaces means your wedding can go exactly how you'd like it to, regardless of the winter weather.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 180

Downtown Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Virginia

If you're on the hunt for winter wedding venues in Virginia, you can't beat a Marriott, with their full-service options and beautiful event spaces. The Downtown Richmond Marriott can help you customize your wedding day, from the most intimate vow exchanges to a grand affair. Here, you'll find everything you need, from a variety of event spaces, full restaurant and bar, plenty of guest accommodations and even ample valet parking. Work with hotel staff to customize your menu, coordinate with preferred vendors and select rentals like tableware and linens, then sit back and relax as your dedicated wedding coordinator ensures your wedding goes off without a hitch.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 1,500

The River View in Lorton, Virginia

This exceptionally cool venue is located on the 300-acre Occoquan Regional Park. It's hard not to be drawn to this property upon seeing it for the first time. An eclectic mash-up of a rustic barn and an ultra-modern glass structure, The River View features an upscale interior with stunning views of the Occoquan River. Inside, there's plenty of event space for up to 300 guests with a traditional, sit-down reception with a dance floor. The ample, floor-to-ceiling windows mean winter's splendor will be on full display during your entire event.

  • Guest Capacity: Up to 400 seated

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