Book Your Wedding with Shenandoah Lodge
A BALLROOM IN LAKE FREDERICK, VA
The Ceremony Lawn. The panoramic sprawl of the Blue Ridge Mountains stretches across the eastern horizon, offering a fantastic natural backdrop to this outdoor ceremony site. As many as 200 guests sit in theater-style seating to witness the vows in fresh, breezy woodland air.
The Garden Terrace. This private outdoor terrace, measuring 2,400 square feet, is an ideal spot for guests to mix and mingle after the ceremony. While taking in the views, they can munch on hors d’oeuvres and sip cocktails. A jazz trio providing background music helps make this delightful setting even more memorable.
The Shenandoah Events Center. Reflecting the rich history of Virginia, this feature space, measuring 3,000 square feet, has dramatic ceilings held up by solid wood beams. Up to 200 guests can fit inside this space for a reception, which is complete with ambient lighting and a dance floor. There’s also a bit of extra covered space outside for a few more guests, if needed.
What You Should Know
The club provides up to 200 folding chairs for the ceremony. Tables, dining chairs, china, glassware, silverware, table linens and napkins are also included in the rental fee. The table linens and napkins are a neutral cream color.
An on-site culinary and service staff provides all catering for an event, such as beverages, hors d’oeuvres and a three-course meal. The staff does not provide a wedding cake, so the couple is required to bring the cake on the day of the event. Some of the entrees available include roast beef tenderloin and grilled five-spice salmon.
Events run for six hours, but the bridal party may access the private wedding suite any time after noon on the day of the event. Couples are permitted to decorate the various sites as they wish, using only non-adhesive items such as candles, lamps and flowers.
Advance notice must be given for specialty meals due to dietary restrictions, including vegan meals, vegetarian meals, gluten-free meals and meals for lactose intolerance. The culinary staff can accommodate for all allergies, but prior notice must be given. Children’s meals are available as well.
Dogs and other domestic animals are permitted in ceremonies, but they are not allowed to enter any indoor venue. Once a ceremony and photographs are complete, an animal must be taken home.
Some of the extra perks offered at Shenandoah Lodge and Athletic Club include the following:
- A complimentary menu tasting for four
- Access to the club’s exquisite grounds for photography
- A private wedding suite for the bridal party
- Exclusive use of the fire pit at night, including wood to burn (extra fee)
- Food and beverage service in the private wedding suite
- A tasty range of late-night snacks, such as beef sliders, s’mores and beignets (extra fee)
From the Vendor
Shenandoah Club is situated on over 900 acres of woodland beauty nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's famed and majestic Shenandoah Valley, the Club's Lakeside Lodge provides unfettered vistas of the lake in the foreground and the mountains in the distance. Set atop a bluff overlooking the 117-acre Lake Frederick, Shenandoah Club's Lakeside Lodge is quickly becoming the most desirable wedding and events venue in the region.
Amenities + Details
Outdoor - Not Covered
For more details about amenities, please message the Venue.
$$$ – Moderate
Ballroom, Barn, Waterfront, Garden, Mountain, Restaurant
Bar + Drinks, Cakes + Desserts, Destination Weddings, Food + Catering, Service Staff
Absolutely wonderful!! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect setting and accommodations for our daughter's wedding in November. The venue was absolutely beautiful and all the guests were impressed with the stunning upscale rustic setting. The entire staff handled all the transitions from the ceremony to the reception seamlessly. They accommodated last minute changes due to weather very efficiently and we never had to worry about any of it. Most especially we want to thank DeAnne Frazier, the event manager, for the warm and totally professional way she handled everything. She was immediately responsive to all of our questions and was delightful to work with! DeAnne kept everything running smoothly both in the planning stages and during the event. She lifted the anxiety of hosting such an event off our shoulders and we really appreciated that. The dinner stations were set up very creatively and looked beautiful. All the food was amazing! The guests raved about how good the food was. Not only was the venue gorgeous but the fare and presentation were impeccable. We were very happy with Shenandoah Lodge as a perfect place for our daughter's wedding ceremony and reception. We highly recommend this venue for anyone looking for a special place for an important event.