Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the ceremony/reception taking place?

The ceremony and reception will both take place at Veritas Vineyard & Winery in Afton, VA.

What time will the ceremony begin?

The ceremony will begin at 6:15 PM.

What time should I arrive?

As this is an active winery during the day, they ask that guests do not arrive prior to 6:00 PM.

Will transportation be provided to and from Veritas Vineyard?

Yes! Transportation service will be provided from the following Charlottesville hotels: The Omni and Fairfield Inn & Suites.

UPDATE: There will be a bus leaving from each hotel at 5:00 PM. Travel time to the venue is approximately 30-45 minutes.

Please see pick up locations below:

Fairfield Inn & Suites pick up location - pick up will occur at the turning/bike lane in front of the hotel. This bus is for guests staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites ONLY.

The Omni pick up location - pick up will occur at the Ridge McIntire transit stop. This bus is for guests staying at the Omni as well as those staying in the surrounding Charlottesville area. If you are not staying at the hotels but staying in Charlottesville and would like to take the wedding shuttle, please let Glenn or Arielle know so we can add you to the Omni bus count! Please know pick-up and drop-off will only occur at the hotels.

Return shuttle schedule: There will be two departures times leaving from Veritas back to the hotel at 9:45 PM and 12:00 AM. Drop off will occur at the same hotel pick up locations.

We kindly ask that all guests wear a mask while riding the shuttle. Thank you!

Is parking available at the venue if I want to drive?

Yes! There is plenty of parking available at Veritas. The Tasting Room parking lot and adjacent field can accommodate as many cars as needed. Guests who drive are able to leave their cars overnight until they're ready to be picked up the next day.

Will the ceremony be indoors or outdoors?

The ceremony will be outdoors (weather permitting) on a grassy field, steps away from where cocktail hour and the reception will take place. Cocktail hour will be outside on the deck and the reception will take place indoors.

Are children invited?

While we love your little ones, our wedding is going to be an adults-only event so that everyone can relax and enjoy the evening. Local child care is also available through the Local Nanny Network. Tip: A nanny can be arranged to watch your children wherever you're staying - leaving more time to party!

What will the weather be like this time of year?

The temperature in Afton, VA at the end of September ranges from highs in the upper 70s to lows in the upper 50s. Sunset this time of year will be around 7:00 PM.

Can I take pictures during the ceremony?

Though we love your excitement to capture our special moment, we plan to have an "unplugged" ceremony. We ask that guests keep their phones stowed away and enjoy the moment with us!

Are there other wedding events I can attend?

Yes! Everyone is encouraged to attend the welcome party! Please visit the main page for more information regarding time and location.

What is the dress code for each wedding event?

Welcome Party: The recommended attire for this event is "dressy causal," meaning somewhere in between casual and semi-formal. (For her - dark jeans or slacks and dressy top, dresses; For him - khakis/chinos, polo or button-up shirt)

Ceremony/Reception: We hope to see you in your cocktail/semi-formal best! (For her - cocktail dresses, dressy top and skirt or dress pants; For him - suit and tie) Please note: The ceremony will be held outside on grass, so keep that in mind when selecting your footwear.

Do you have a hotel block for guests? Where do you recommend I stay?

Yes! We have 2 hotel room blocks reserved at the Omni Hotel and Fairfield Inn & Suites. More information on rates and how to reserve can be found under "Guest Accommodations."

Airbnb and VRBO are also great options. Be sure to plan ahead and reserve early.

Which is the nearest airport?

For those choosing to fly into Charlottesville, we recommend flying into Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (about 20 minutes from the downtown pedestrian mall). More travel information can be found under "Details" in the "Traveling to Charlottesville" section.

What do you recommend we do during our stay in Charlottesville?

There are so many fun things to do in the area! Visit the "Things to Do" section under "Details" for some of our favorite places and activities!

Do I have to mail back my RSVP or can I RSVP online?

Please mail back your RSVP card with your meal choices by the requested date when you receive the RSVP card with the formal invitation.

What if I have a dietary restriction?

Please let us know ahead of time of any dietary restrictions. We will be happy to accommodate your needs.