Book Your Wedding with Montfair Resort Farm
A BALLROOM IN CROZET, VA
Couples looking for a rustic wedding in the wilderness with modern amenities may wish to consider Montfair Resort Farm in Crozet, Virginia. The eco-friendly resort is located on 129 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a family-run operation. Guests can stay on site in one of eight cottages, all individually decorated and of different sizes. It feels like a summer camp for adults, with activities like hiking and canoeing available. Montfair Resort Farm offers both indoor and outdoor venues for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Couples may wish to exchange vows in the open air with the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains around them. The field is a popular place for wedding ceremonies. Couples can also exchange vows by Montfair Resort Farm's lake, which guests can use later on in the weekend for recreation. Taking the farm's canoe out on the lake is a fun activity that also makes for an adorable portrait. Picnic tables dot the grounds, which can be used for props in group photos. Newlyweds can also utilize Montfair Resort Farm's wooded area for romantic photos. Couples have the option of having their ceremony or reception on the wooden deck, which can be tented. Receptions can also take place inside the large lodge. The lodge has wooden walls and a vaulted exposed beam ceiling with lots of windows to let in natural light and offer views of the beautiful surroundings. The lodge can hold up to 120 seated guests. The deck can accommodate 75 seated guests. Couples may also have a reception on the grounds beneath a tent. During or after the reception, guests can head down to the lake and roast marshmallows at the campfire while counting the stars.
What You Should Know
A two-night minimum is required for Friday and Saturday night accommodations. Weekend wedding packages include use of the space from noon on Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday. Accommodations can be included in the weekend package. Music must end at 11 p.m. Pets are allowed, for an extra fee if pets are staying in cottages. Pets must be kept on a leash and are not allowed in the showers or beds. Montfair Resort Farm can house up to 54 guests in their cottages. Guests are also permitted to camp on the property if the lodge has been rented. There will be a Montfair Resort Farm employee on the site the day of the wedding. There is an area that can be curtained off to use as a bridal prep area in the office or the couple can rent out two of the cabins for that purpose. Rehearsals are included in the rental fee.
Couples will need to hire an outside caterer. Tables and chairs are included in the rental fee. Setup and cleanup are not included. The deposit fee is due two weeks after the contract is received by the couple. The final balance is due a month before the wedding. Cancellations can be made up to eight months before the wedding. Refunds are not available if the wedding needs to be cancelled due to severe weather. Traveler's insurance recommended. Event insurance is required.
- Near Shenandoah National Park
- Close to wineries and breweries
- Wooden fences
- Horseback riding available
- Fishing is permitted in the lakes
- Paddleboard yoga available
From the Vendor
Eco-friendly, naturally beautiful wedding location
Located on 129 acres, Montfair is a special place to share the most important event of your lives with family and friends in the fresh mountain air and relaxed atmosphere. Our outdoor ceremony spots have dramatic mountain views and the spacious rustic hall offers a fireplace and lake-view deck.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Covered
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$ – Affordable
Ballroom, Farm + Ranch, Barn, Waterfront, Garden, Hotel, Mountain, Tented
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Tents
Montfair and their staff truly exceeded all expectations. Let's start with the venue. The venue is simply perfect. It's in a stunning location with just perfect views of the mountains and a gorgeous lake. The lodge and porch are perfect, with lovely lighting already set up and available to you. Every guest commented how gorgeous the venue was, and one note how the setting resembled a painting. We unfortunately had some rain on the day of the wedding, but because the venue comes with the lodge for the reception and a lighted tent covering the deck, we were able to quickly shift into plan b and keep our guests dry. The atmosphere remained perfect and the staff were so flexible in helping us adjust. Next the staff: Katie Teel is simply amazing. Throughout the year she quickly and efficiently responded to every inquiry we had - much more quickly and thoroughly than any other venue we were considering. So for the cost of the venue you are not only getting an amazing location but an absolutely wonderful hand in Katie. Most helpful perhaps was Katie's extraordinary flexibility. While our contract only entitled us to access the property at noon, Katie and the staff worked hard to still get us access as soon as possible. We couldn't have asked for a more pleasant and helpful experience. Next, another perfect thing about montfair is there are no limits on vendors or caterers. You can bring what you want from whomever you want. Their kitchen is huge so you can store cold and hot dishes as you please. Finally, the accommodations at Montfair were really wonderful. The main house - the Beauchamp House - is large and comfortable and serves as a great staging and prep area for the bridal party. The cabins in the woods around the reception cabin are serene, relaxing, and rustic, but with all the amenities you would need to stay comfortable (kitchen, wifi, showers, etc). We enjoyed montfair so much we are hoping to spend our one year anniversary at a cabin there. We highly recommend using this venue.
Makes me smile to write this and think about our wedding weekend! The set up is flawless and most our guests said it was one of the most fun weddings they’d ever been to. There are numerous sites to take breathtaking pictures and knowing everyone we loved dearly was so close on site was the cherry on top. The employees at montfair are super nice and accommodating. They let us visit multiple times prior to our event and were always flexible. We feel so grateful to have had our wedding experience at Montfair and look forward to going back for weekends in the mountains.
We got married at Montfair and it was stunning. The views were amazing and the staff was wonderful. They helped keep everything running smoothly, had a great list of vendors, and were extremely knowledgeable and patient. They really helped us feel like the space was ours for the weekend. Would highly recommend.
Montfair Resort Farm is truly magical. Not just the stunning environment (rolling green hills, blue ridge mountains, perfectly picturesque lake!), but also the staff. There are plenty of pictures of the Montfair that speak for itself - which we can loudly and confidently confirm - but there's little physical evidence of how amazing everyone at Montfair is in helping you plan, envision, and recognize your ideal wedding. At the end of the weekend (because yes, you can have an entire wedding weekend at Montfair! not just a day), it was the "Yes" and "Can do" attitude of everyone at Montfair that made planning a joy and the wedding stress-free. When we dreamt of a vintage, mobile caravan to uniquely serve as our bar in two different locations, Montfair rolled up their sleeves and helped us and the vendor find a way to position themselves safely, securely, and in perfect sight for our guests. This was a first-time vendor at Montfair and could have easily been turned away because of size and complexity to move throughout the grounds (literally needed to be backed up in between two trees), but Montfair didn't even think about that option. They were willing to try and make everything work. That collaborative and supporting sentiment is truly unique for Montfair as a wedding venue. And this is just one story! There are tons more in which Montfair worked with us to have a wedding completely our own, not adhering to cookie cutter standards and rules. It's hard to express everything that Montfair did for us into words, but when thinking about our wedding, we wanted a place that truly captured our personalities - nature-loving, intimate, relaxing, rustic, sophisticated, unique and personable. Montfair is that place. We couldn't recommend them enough!
Choosing Montfair was the best decision we made while planning our wedding! The surroundings absolutely blew us away — from the beautiful mountain backdrop of our ceremony, to the magical cocktail hour setting of the lake and woods. The venue provided the perfect combination of a festive but relaxed atmosphere, which helped our guests celebrate without feeling like the events were too staged or constrained. At the cocktail hour, our guests appreciated the variety of activities available, from lawn games, to mingling on the deck, to taking the canoes out on the lake. It was really important to us to take the opportunity of the wedding to spend time with friends and family, so the ability to rent the property + cabins for the whole weekend was truly special. Our wedding party stayed in the cabins, and had everything they needed to just relax and have a good time. Beauchamp House was a great spot for my bridesmaids and me to get ready. Besides giving us extra time with friends and family, renting the venue for the full weekend made it easy to plan events on Friday and Sunday and keep costs down. We had our rehearsal dinner down by the lake, and brought in a donut truck for Sunday brunch. Easy! The Montfair staff was a dream to work with. Katie Teel answered all our questions and stayed on top of every detail. During the wedding weekend, Aila set up a gorgeous bonfire and made sure we had everything we needed. We can’t recommend Montfair highly enough, and are hoping to return in future years to stay in a cabin and relive the magic!
Montfair is a stunning venue with an intimate lodge available for the reception. We had our wedding at Montfair and I have also played as a musician in weddings at Montfair. The views are incomparable and the staff is wonderful to work with. They are flexible about vendor arrival times and you can pop in anytime to visit them during the planning process. I loved how laid back they were since wedding planning can get unnecessarily frenzied at times. We had both the ceremony and reception onsite and organized shuttles to get guests to and from downtown Charlottesville. It was really nice not to have to worry about changing locations, and many guests stayed at the site. I can't recommend this venue highly enough!
Montfair was an ideal venue. The scenery and venue are beautiful and the staff is the best! It’s the perfect place for a relaxing countryside wedding.
Montfair is the perfect location for an amazing outdoor wedding. The setting and views are awesome - could not ask for a better background for the ceremony and photos. Katie and staff at Montfair were so helpful in making our daughter's Wedding weekend perfect. I highly recommend Montfair to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, rustic location for their wedding.
Going into our venue search, we knew we wanted to get married somewhere that was laid back but also somewhere that showcased Virginia's beauty. After we visited Montfair for the first time, we canceled all of our other venue tours and booked our wedding weekend right away as it had everything we wanted and more. The location was perfect for our families and friends and with the package we chose, we were able to have our entire wedding party stay in the cabins that are located on site the whole weekend. We got very lucky with the weather clearing up and were able to have the ceremony at the ceremony field with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in the backdrop. Even if the weather hadn't cleared up, we had peace of mind knowing that we had a back-up ceremony location at the lodge on the covered deck. The reception at the lodge could not have turned out better. Everything about Montfair is already so naturally beautiful that we only had to add details that enhanced the beauty. Everyone we worked with at Montfair was so helpful and nice. It truly is a DIY venue so if you are the creative type and love to incorporate nature into your crafts, then this is the venue for you. One good and bad thing about the location is there is very little cell phone service. This was good for our guests because it kind of forced it to be a technology free wedding. If you want to avoid any communication issues, a tip would be to purchase/rent/borrow walkie talkies. We purchased enough for the wedding party and wedding planner and they helped us out immensely since the resort is pretty spread out. Another tip would be to rent golf carts. We rented a 2, 4 and 6 seater GEM/golf carts and they were used all weekend to help zip around the resort quickly and to also escort guests to and from the ceremony field from the parking lot/lodge. We had guests that were older or couldn't walk long distances so they were very appreciative of this. Overall, if you are a laid back, casual bride and groom who just want to have a laid back, casual setting to have a fun weekend with your closest friends and family, then Montfair is no doubt the venue for you. We love it and we can't wait to come back and spend weekends there.
Montfair provided us with the perfect location for our wedding. We visited several venues from southern Virginia to Maryland, and none compared to the price, service, and location offered by Montfair. Just outside of Charlottesville, VA, Montfair is tucked away within the beautiful landscape of Crozet, Virginia. The venue presents incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful forestry, as well as a picture perfect lake. We had several hundred pictures taken at the resort and we cannot express enough how big of an impact the beautiful scenery had on our special day. In addition, to the scenic views, Montfair provided several on site activities for our guests including canoeing and fishing on the lake, as well as hiking and biking the local hiking trails. We held our ceremony at the peak of Montfair grounds and took full advantage of the Blue Ridge Mountain ridge line to compliment our event. We held our reception in their beautiful on site rustic lodge, which more than adequately supported our 100 plus guests. One of the best features of the resort were the 7 cabins on site including a house which were all rented at great rates for our bridal party and close family members. The cabins made our event extremely convenient and provided us with the ability to quickly organize for our rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception. In addition, having this on site housing provided us with the ability to ensure that everyone could relax and have great time knowing they could easily walk to their cabin at any point. We even decided to rent the venue for three full days so that everyone could fully enjoy the scenery and Montfair resort. The Montfair staff definitely provided the wow factor with regards to service. Our wedding was definitely not an easy event with our large family, and they provided everyone with great respect and service. We were given the space we needed to enjoy our event, and at the same time, Katie and the rest of the Montfair team were ready at will to support our every need during the event. The Montfair team did a great job at keeping our event running smoothly and we cannot thank them enough for making our special day perfect. We highly recommend Montfair for any future Bride and Groom!
We love, love, love Montfair! The setting is breathtaking, but more importantly the staff was supportive, friendly, and responsive. They take great care and have so much pride in their venue, and it shows. Montfair is very well kept and really just beautiful. The native plant wildflower garden in the ceremony field was breathtaking for our summer wedding and was the icing on the cake. The cabins were the perfect place to house our families and the wedding party. They were clean, well stocked, and hospitable. It was so convenient to have the wedding party stay on site, and to have both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding all in one place. We would HIGHLY recommend Montfair to any and everyone!
This place was absolutely amazing for our wedding. We got compliments all day and while it is more rustic we were able to really make it elegant. The staff is so easy to work with and it really is such a beautiful retreat. With both a mountain and water feature this venue really stood out and our guests were so blown away by the beauty. Just note that the venue comes with just the venue and tables/chairs (and the cottages if you want!) so you do have to find options for linen, glassware, plates, etc. but usually your caterer will assist you with that.
This was the perfect wedding venue overlooking the mountains. It was ideal for our wedding in September. The staff was fantastic to work with while we were planning and were great the weekend of the wedding. Our family and friends loved having the option to stay in the cabins. We also loved having the bonfire after the rehearsal dinner and reception to keep the party going! We look forward to returning to Montfair!
Magical VenueReviewed on 12/02/2015 Heather N
Montfair is truly a magical location. It's got all you could ask for in a Charlottesville wedding venue - a gorgeous view of the mountains, an intimate late, a rustic wood lodge, cabins where your guests can stay, and REALLY friendly staff.
We could not have had a better celebration at Montfair! We had a small wedding this past February and were looking for a place to have a larger weekend-long celebration with friends and family. Montfair was just the perfect place! We rented out the farm for Memorial Day weekend. We had friends and family stay at the house on the property as well as rent out the rustic cabins and camp by the lake. The setting was utterly perfect. We got very lucky and had perfect weather. Our weekend included a bonfire each night, hilarious team games that we organized on the field, a small ceremony where we read our vows by the water, a cocktail hour in the wooded area by the lodge, dinner in the lodge, a fantastic dance party on the porch, Sunday brunch on the porch, a hike in the nearby national park, a brewery visit, and a bbq to end the weekend's festivities. The staff at Montfair were so kind, flexible, and supportive. They gave us the room to design the weekend anyway we wanted. Every one of our guests who spoke with them raved about their customer service and just how friendly they were. The one recommendation that I have is to plan for a variety of accommodations beyond what is offered at Montfair. We have some family members who are not quite low-maintenance enough to camp or stay in the cabins. We rented out a hotel block in Charlottesville and hired a shuttle for the main event to accommodate these guests. We cannot wait to go back to Montfair and spend more time in a place that has become so special to us!
great for nice weatherReviewed on 11/15/2014 Heather M
We had our rehearsal dinner here, outdoor at the fire pit and deck area. There were no bathrooms as the inside area was off limits for an event the next day. The people there were nice to work with and we only paid a fee for "firewood" and several of our guests had rented nearby cabins, so we could use their bathrooms if needed. It is very rustic. If we had better weather, there probably wouldn't have been a complaint (other than the bathroom situation).
Amazing Venue!Reviewed on 10/24/2014 Malayna F
Montfair was the perfect place to have our wedding! The venue was absolutely beautiful, and the staff were helpful and attentive. Would highly recommend this venue, especially if you are looking for a more DIY wedding or something rustic.
Amazing VenueReviewed on 10/18/2014 Katie C
There isn't a single thing we would change about our wedding day at Montfair! The setting is beautiful (even in the rain!) and the staff is out of this world. Lisa will lay all your bridal worries to rest and help ensure a perfect day. There’s something magical about every piece of a wedding at Montfair…. The ceremony in the field is intimate and breathtaking all at the same time. The exposed wood beams at the lodge hold hundreds of twinkling lights, which along with the roaring fire transform the building from lodge to dream-wedding-venue. And the lake a sunset – there isn't a more perfect place! You can’t go wrong!
Sincerely GratefulReviewed on 10/10/2014
Having our wedding family reception at Montfair was a beautiful experience. From the initial contact on the phone though visiting/touring the venue, all the way until our event, working with the staff was amazingly peaceful. We were so grateful to welcome our family to such a simple yet lovely evening to celebrate our wedding earlier that day. We would describe the staff as kind, salt-of-the-earth people willing and happy to help us plan in any way they could. They are easy-going but also reliable and thorough. My husband and I valued greatly the ability to tailor the space to our personalities and the freedom to provide our own food and drinks on a reasonable budget. Montfair welcomed our small set-up group consisting of family and friends to arrive before us and get things ready for the party. We appreciated that we were given space to use the lodge as we desired and at the same time were comforted to know the staff was available to help if we needed it. Our family enjoyed the bonfire and had a wonderful time spending the night in the cabins. On another note, the location and landscape at Montfair are stunning. The lake and surrounding mountains brought us so much joy and our wedding pictures were beautiful. We are forever thankful for Monfair's sincere service and the lasting memories of our time there. We hope to visit again sometime and thoroughly recommend this vendor to anyone who appreciates rustic beauty and genuine people.
Wedding 9/14/14Reviewed on 10/04/2014 Jamie T
Montfair staff was very helpful and responsive! Great location with amazing views, everyone said they loved the venue. Would highly recommend for any event!
Absolutely Fantastic Place!Reviewed on 9/28/2014
I cannot give enough stars to how wonderful our experience was at Montfair. We were attracted to the venue because we were able to stay on the property from Friday through Sunday and have our guests/wedding party stay on the property. We loved that everything was eco friendly. The staff here are so unbelievably friendly, laid back, and responsive. They made us feel like we were at home. We will be coming back to vacation for years to come.
Jewel in the MountainsReviewed on 8/28/2014 Matt R
Montfair is located in a picturesque Blue Ridge mountain setting, with beautiful trees and foliage. There are several rustic and cozy cabins for guests to spend the night at, as well as a very modern Beauchamp House for the bride and groom and bride / bridesmaid prep before the event. The lodge (and cabins) overlook a nice lake and guest can make their way down to shore at night for the bonfire. Absolutely beautiful. The staff was very supportive, flexible, and helpful in having our wedding go off without a hitch.
Perfect for a casual fall wedding in VirginiaReviewed on 1/16/2014 Jennifer l
What a wonderful venue for a relaxed, lovely wedding reception. The folks at Montfair are helpful, calm, and accommodating--essential qualities for a wedding vendor. I planned the wedding from across the country, and Raya and all were great at answering questions and making sure the event was fun. Favorite parts of the venue: the bonfire, the fire place, the dance floor/porch, and the beautiful fall colors and mountains.
Amazing rustic wedding venueReviewed on 9/25/2013 Katie N
OMG our wedding was amazing! When we visited Montfair, it smelled like my favorite childhood memories of camp and I could see my family hanging out by the bonfire and fishing in the lake. We booked it for our rehearsal dinner as well and I would HIGHLY recommend doing that. Having Friday to spend with my family and friends made Saturday soooo much easier. We could not have picked a venue that better fit us. I wanted to be in control of a lot and since Montfair is a DIY place, that worked out wonderfully.
June 2013 weddingReviewed on 8/22/2013 Tena F
We had our daughter's wedding at the beautiful Montfair Resort Farm in June 2013. The venue was absolutely gorgeous and we could not have asked for a more perfect day. This was the first wedding I have ever "done" so I don't have anything to compare. My only comment would be on the cost of renting the venue. I thought it was very expensive but then again, you get what you pay for.