1 . Kingsmill Resort

Williamsburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 832 - 5665

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It's the details that will set your wedding apart from others, and that's why Kingsmill Resort is our #1 Virginia Wedding Resort. Their custom weddings ensure that no two celebrations are alike, that your wedding is exactly the way you've always dreamed it to be.

From personalized menus to stylized decor to choosing the perfect onsite venue, Kingsmill Resort will bring your ideas and wishes to life. Set on 2,900 acres of rolling woodlands beside the magnificent James River, Kingsmill offers both indoor and outdoor locations for your wedding celebration. Choose from two indoor ballrooms or from resort or river views with a tented outdoor venue. Accommodating Kover 300 guests, weddings at Kingsmill are truly extravagant while maintaining an intimate atmosphere. Kingsmill's wedding planners will help guide you through the process and ease away the stress. They will gladly assist in everything from rehearsal dinners to entertainment to catering to customized wedding favors. That's not all! The luxury Spa at Kingsmill is ideal for the bridal party to relax before the wedding, while three onsite championship golf courses await the groomsmen. A variety of other recreation opportunities are available rigth onsite for fun before or after the wedding. Fish and boat from the marina, play a round of tennis across 15 courts, and stay active at the Sports Club. Kingsmill Resort brings together the beautiful Virginia setting with endless possibilities for a truly unforgettable wedding celebration.

Address

1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Related activities

When it comes to staying active and having fun, Kingsmill Resort knows exactly what people look for. Their three championship golf courses, 15 tennis courts, a marina, and Sports Club are available for guests to enjoy during their stay.

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The Spa at Kingsmill is more than just a place to relax - it's an escape. Guests will love the variety of soothing treatments that await. It's the perfect place to refresh the mind and body before the big day!

2 . Wintergreen Resort

Wintergreen, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 828 - 3421

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We think Wintergreen Resort’s picturesque location tucked between sweeping Blue Ridge Mountain vistas makes for an unforgettable wedding experience in every season. Rain or shine, summer or fall, this full-service Virginia resort has wedding planners who can make the best of it all.

Wintergreen Resort is home to some of the most stunning indoor venues we’ve ever seen. But with so much natural Virginia beauty just beyond its doors, we think it would be a shame to limit your family and friends’ views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to what they can catch a glimpse of from the ballroom windows. From enchanting candlelit ceremonies in the Blue Ridge foothills to classic outdoor receptions that channel traditional Southern charm, Wintergreen Resort’s magical setting ensures you the perfect day. Even the most picturesque surroundings don’t mean much without proper time to enjoy them. That’s where Wintergreen Resort’s expert wedding planners work their magic. From creative table favors to lavish floral displays, these skilled specialists transform your wedding day into an elegant work of art. Every detail is perfectly planned and executed; all you have to worry about is simply showing up and saying, “I do.”

Highlights

A destination wedding weekend at Wintergreen Resort gives you and your guests plenty of time to nearby Virginia attractions, from breweries and the Blue Ridge Parkway to historical sites like Jefferson's Monticello and the University of Virginia.

Fun facts

Wintergreen Resort’s banquet service offers a full menu of Virginia-themed, American contemporary cuisine. Breakfast favorites include the Mountain Top platter complete with Southern-style breakfast potatoes, cinnamon apples and quiche.

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Your stay at Wintergreen Resort includes access to the full-service Wintergarden Spa, 45 holes of golf designed by two of the games’ legends, children’s programs and outdoor activities from fly-fishing adventures to paintball competitions.

3 . The Homestead

Hot Springs, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 439 - 1470

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Timeless. Classic. Elegant. Everything you want from your Virginia wedding and everything you can expect from the resort in our No. 3 spot. Surrounded by the lofty Alleghenies and brimming with historic charm, you won’t find a more sophisticated space for sharing your special day with family and friends than The Homestead in Hot Springs.

We can’t imagine a better way to begin your life together than in the company of one of Virginia’s most celebrated mountain resorts. Since before the American Revolution, dignitaries and past U.S. presidents have traveled to The Homestead to take the healing waters of its famed natural springs. Now you and your guests can partake in this centuries-old tradition when you join hearts and hands with a destination wedding to this picturesque Virginia resort. If its reputation is any indication, The Homestead has cornered the market on classically elegant Southern weddings. But don’t expect any cookie-cutter ceremonies from this class act; from exchanging vows on the beautifully-manicured grand lawn to expertly-catered receptions held within the walls of a National Historic Landmark, your Homestead wedding is destined to be one of a kind.

Getting there

Set on 3,000 acres in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead is about 20 miles from Covington and about 75 miles from Roanoke’s airport.

Fun facts

Add a horsedrawn carriage, fireworks display or limousine service to your Homestead stay for a truly memorable Virginia wedding from start to finish.

Related Onsite Offerings

Wedding services from The Homestead include everything from creative wedding cakes and convenient onsite tuxedo rentals to luxurious Virginia resort accommodations at a discounted rate for you and your guests.

4 . Inn at Darden - University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (434) 243 - 5000

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On the lovely, cascading garden grounds of the University of Virginia is the white pillared palace of the Inn at Darden. Picture your idyllic wedding day against the beautiful backdrop of this brick New England palace. Dream wedding planners are professional grade event-havers with expertise in decorating large spaces to fit any fantasy.

The Inn at Darden is a custom caterer of ideal Charlottesville weddings. Allow professional staff to design every divine detail, from the catering, to the flowers, to the table settings. Exceptional chefs, gorgeous grounds, and a full menu of venues will have you requesting the Inn at Darden for your special day!

Address

100 Darden Boulevard Charlottesville, VA 22903

Highlights

Choose from an assortment of beautifully decorated banquet, reception, and venue spaces customized completely for your very special day!

Related Onsite Offerings

The outstanding chefs at Abbott Center will create a delicious menu designed especially for you and your guests.

5 . The Boar's Head

Charlottesville, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 880 - 6837

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Chocolate covered strawberries. A wedding cake as decadent as it is unique. A uniformed staff that takes care of every need before it even arises. An Isle that makes you feel like you're walking on air toward the partner of your dreams. A glistening country pond off to the side and luxurious mountains skirting the backdrop. Weddings at The Boar's Head, in Charlottesville, are no trivial matter. Every care is taken, ,every detail is placed, to ensure the perfect experience for such an important moment. Personal packages are available so your ideal flower and favorite dishes are laid out in ultimate extravagance. Start the rest of your life here, at Boar's Head.

Address

200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Related activities

Weddings aren't all that Boar's Head can pull off. Take the guys to the resort for a few rounds of golf, or treat your girlfriends to a weekend of giggles and gossip in the rejuvenating spa.

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Step through your first dance in the elegant ballroom, or paint the grass with a trail of romance in one of the outdoor venues. 573 acres of wiinding pathways, cute bridges, and shady trees are available for you to dream up your perfect day.

6 . Keswick Hall

Keswick, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0738

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Historic elegance and stunning landscapes provide an ideal backdrop for your big day at Keswick Hall.

The historic north wing of Keswick Hall, Villa Crawford, was originally built in 1912 and its historic Italianate architecture offers an ideal backdrop for your wedding. Outside its doors, you will find 600 acres of rolling hills at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains that will paint an elegant backdrop for your ceremony. Inside, you will find a variety of spaces perfect for your reception, from the large, elegant Keswick Ballroom to the intimate Treble Wine Cellar. However, the facility and grounds at Keswick Hall are just the beginning. Whether you hire your own wedding planner or utilize the services of their dedicated event coordinator, the staff at Keswick are ready to help make your wedding uniquely suited to your taste. Add a unique touch to your wedding with a spa massage for the bride on your wedding day, a poker night for the groom and groomsmen, or a poolside Virginia barbecue celebration. Keswick Hall offers more than historic charm: it offers an opportunity for you to create your ideal wedding day.

Highlights

If you have free time at Keswick Hall, why not see Central Virginia's glorious countryside from above? Keswick Hall's exclusive partner, Bonaire Charters, can take you on a hot air balloon ride above the stunning hills.

Fun facts

The Arnold Palmer Golf Course Design Company completed a redesign of the on-site golf course in 1992, elevating Keswick to the status of an Arnold Palmer Signature Course

Related Onsite Offerings

Whether it's facials for the bride and bridesmaids on the day of the ceremony or couples' massage for the newlyweds, the spa at Keswick Hall will add a special touch to your big day.

7 . Lansdowne Resort

Leesburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 906 - 7394

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The Lansdowne Resort is set right in the rolling hills and vistas of the Potomac River Valley, giving it breathtaking views and a feeling of luxury and romance. At the same time this 500-acre hotel is located just 40 minutes from Washington, DC and only 8 miles from Dulles International Airport, making it a perfect destination for your dream wedding. They have numerous indoor and outdoor venues to choose from so if you want your wedding, rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and farewell brunch all outside or some inside and some outside, Lansdowne can accommodate it all! Choosing between indoor and outdoor venues won’t be the only thing for you to decide, with Lansdowne's customizable wedding packages, you will be able to make the day completely your own. But don’t worry; you will have the catering sales manager to help you with planning! Each wedding package comes standard with many features that can’t be beat, including free night stay for the bride and groom, discounted stay for guests, $100 credit for the spa, a round of golf for 4, champagne toast, white glove service, white linens, candle votives, and so much more! All this and more is how Lansdowne Resort can help make your wedding day perfect.

Address

Lansdowne Resort 44050 Woodridge Parkway, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 PH: 1-866-622-6548

Getting there

Lansdowne Resort's scenic setting is conveniently located less than an hour from the Nation's Capital. They are known as the front porch of DC Wine Country and close to endless places to explore in beautiful Loudoun County. Lansdowne Resort is 30 minutes from the Capital Beltway and just eight miles from Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD).

Related Onsite Offerings

While you’re not busy with wedding activities you can golf at The Golf Club at Lansdowne, which is 45-holes of championship golf designed by Robert Trent Jones, II and Greg Norman and Sharkbite Course managed by Troon Golf. If you would rather just relax, then you can stop in the 12,000 square foot Spa Minérale, a world-class spa with 13 treatment rooms and a wide range of treatments and services. There are also five restaurants, a five-pool Aquatic Complex, and three lighted hard courts for tennis.

8 . Berry Hill Resort

South Boston, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 564 - 1274

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Berry Hill Resort and Conference Center opened in 1728, and has been refining its colonial elegance ever since. Which means that today, you can hold your spectacular Virginia wedding at a place that certainly has stood the test of time. Metaphorical, isn’t it?

Actually, metaphors aren’t needed much at Berry Hill - reality is breathtaking enough. It’s hard to wrap your mind around what it means to stand in a structure that’s been here for almost 300 years. This used to be a 105,000-acre plantation, and it still looks like one today; the main building is a carefully-restored Greek revival mansion built in 1842, when Berry Hill was already well over a century old. Besides the obvious - and numerous - spectacular indoor and outdoor settings for your wedding, Berry Hill Resort offers a complete staff for planning, food and beverages and more. That’s not to mention the complete range of services and bridal packages at the exquisite Blackberry Spa, right onsite at Berry Hill. It’s the most modern, historical Virginia wedding you can imagine.

Highlights

For weddings and receptions, there’s nothing more romantic than the Grand Ballroom at Berry Hill. And there’s no more valued tradition than weekend buffet breakfast, served right here in the ballroom to start a magical day.

Getting there

From Richmond, VA, take I-64 West to the Powhite Parkway South (Rte 76) Exit onto Route 288 and continue to the Hull Street, Route 360 West exit. Take Route 360 West all the way to South Boston. Approximately eight miles north of South Boston, you come to a traffic light. Go through this light and continue six miles to the next light, which is Hamilton Boulevard. Turn right and continue two miles to the second light, which is Hwy 501. Turn right onto Hwy 501 North and continue two miles to the third traffic light. Turn left onto Green’s Folly Road (Hwy 654). Continue straight for 2.1 miles (Hwy 654 turns into 659) until you reach River Road on your right. Turn right and continue for one mile to The Berry Hill Estate, on the left at 3105 River Road.

Related Onsite Offerings

Berry Hill features an indoor pool, men’s and women’s saunas, a fitness center, tennis courts, complimentary bikes and five miles of biking trails, fishing in the stocked pond and equipment for a variety of outdoor games including horseshoes, croquet, bocce and more.

9 . Mountain Lake Resort

Pembroke, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 346 - 3334

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It’s on a mountain. There’s also a lake. But at Mountain Lake Resort, there’s a whole lot more to your SW Virginia wedding. More than 2,600 acres, in fact, where you’ll find fun in the woods, fun at the resort-style pool and game facilities and comfort in the grand, historic hotel.

The 40-room Stone Hotel first opened in 1936, and its sandstone construction still represents a bygone era of leisure. Its refurbished Virginia Country style still blends with the original aura of the grand hotel, and inside are ten types of rooms for a variety of Virginia getaways. But if you were expecting stuffy, old-fashioned surroundings, consider that all around the hotel are modern facilities including a hot tub, tennis and volleyball courts, croquet and badminton lawns, and even facilities for archery and nine-hole disc golf. These 2,600 Pembroke, VA acres are also known for world-class guided mountain biking, with more than 20 miles of trails! Accommodations don’t stop at the historic hotel, either. You’ll also find a 16-unit lodge, along with an array of private one- to four-bedroom cottages and duplex units for summer or winter.

Fun facts

Mountain Lake Lodge was featured in the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, and offers themed Dirty Dancing weekends with tours, contests, dance lessons and more.

Related Onsite Offerings

We haven’t mentioned the indoor fun, but it’s just as expansive with a billiards room, foosball, video games and even a dance floor.

Highlights

The landmark Stone Hotel offers more than 5,800 square feet of indoor function space, equipment and wireless Internet, along with the 1,500-square-foot Executive Retreat Center.

10 . The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center

Blacksburg, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 200 - 3360

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The ceremony celebrating two lives becoming one is considered by many people to be the single most important moment of their lives. With that in mind, there is no reason to compromise with even the smallest of details when planning your special event. The helpful staff at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center is here to help make the wedding of your dreams a reality.

The Inn provides a variety of venues, both indoor and outdoor, perfect for a large and lavish event, or a quaint ceremony with your closest friends and family. The Latham Ballroom, The Great Lawn and Preston's Restaurant are the most popular choices for holding your ceremony and the reception to follow. Let the experienced banquet staff help you scheme your theme and facilitate all the wedding planning, allowing you to enjoy this very special day in each of your lives. Your guests will be impressed with an outstanding catered meal, and comfortable accommodations to enjoy after your ceremony and reception. Make your wedding the event people are talking about for years to come at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center!

Address

901 Prices Fork Road Blacksburg, VA 24061

Highlights

Having trouble finding that one item that will set your wedding apart from all the rest? A chocolate fountain, champagne fountain and even ice carvings add a touch of luxury to your dream event and are available at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

Getting there

From I-81: Take Exit 118B towards Blacksburg/460 West. Exit the 460 Bypass at the Prices Fork Rd/Downtown exit, Route 412 East. Turn right at the first traffic light into hotel entrance.

11 . The Founders Inn and Spa

Virginia Beach, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 926 - 4466

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Southern charm, coupled with lake and garden views, make The Founders Inn and Spa the perfect Virginia wedding venue. An award-winning culinary team and luxurious lodgings are the icing on the wedding cake at this southern sanctuary!

The Founders Inn and Spa makes your dream wedding a reality! Breathtaking indoor and outdoor venues will make for an unforgettable ceremony and reception. Colonial English gardens provide the scenery while the award-winning culinary team caters to your every need. You can choose from a lavish sit-down for hundreds of guests or a private party with your closest friends and family. Just as elegant as your wedding are the guest rooms, which exude Old World charm while featuring modern amenities. 42-inch flat-screen televisions and elegant fireplaces will make you feel like royalty. The Flowering Almond Spa really rolls out the red carpet with rejuvenating treatments and access to the sparkling swimming pool!

Address

5641 Indian River Rd. Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Related activities

American history comes to life in the nearby Williamsburg, where historic Jamestown awaits!

Related Onsite Offerings

Take care of business in the 25,000 square feet of meeting and conference space or get your heart pumping at the state-of-the-art fitness center!

12 . Virginia Crossings Resort

Glen Allen, Virginia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 444 - 6553

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What makes a terrific Virginia wedding? Start with three Colonial-Revival style structures on 20 Glen Allen acres near historic Richmond. Add in a range of packages - one-stop shopping, if you will - and AAA Four Diamond services and amenities. This is the Wyndham Virginia Crossings.

And besides its new “packaged” approach to weddings, Virginia Crossings offers classic Southern style - think grand staircases, formal gardens, lush lawns and azaleas for outdoor soirees and luxury suites, gloved butlers and even underground tunnels connecting the three buildings within. If you’re popular - or if you just feel like throwing a wedding celebration for up to 400 of your closest friends - Virginia Crossings has the banquet rooms, staff and catering to accommodate you. About those packages: each one encompasses every detail for your big day, down to the choices of colored linens, cake cutting, portrait easels and premium bar service. You can even choose the overall level of the event, from brunch, sit-down or buffet-style meals, cocktail receptions and more. No matter which, you can be assured of classic Southern luxury for your Virginia destination wedding.

Highlights

The professionals at Wyndham at Virginia Crossings will coordinate every aspect of your Virginia wedding, including all details such as floral arrangements, photography, dance floor and wedding cake.

Fun facts

The professionals at Wyndham at Virginia Crossings will coordinate every aspect of your Virginia wedding, including all details such as floral arrangements, photography, dance floor and wedding cake.

Related Onsite Offerings

Your entire wedding party will be entertained with 18-hole championship golf at The Crossings Golf Club, in the outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, in the fitness center, on the squash court or in the onsite sports lounge.

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