I'm Rachel, a formally trained fine art wedding, portrait, and senior photographer based in Virginia and throughout the East Coast.
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If you love wine, touches of Tuscan architecture and stunning views, a Barboursville Vineyards Wedding is the perfect location for your wedding! Only 30 minutes outside of Charlottesville, VA, Barboursville is also home to Palladio Restaurant, and Tasting Room.
Barboursville is primarily a restaurant and winery so their schedule only permits approximately 7-10 weddings per year. As soon as you know your date, make sure to book them asap!
Barboursville is a great place for both small and larger weddings. The ceremony spot at the Historic Ruins can accommodate up to 250 guests. Indoor receptions can host up to 120 people, and if the couple wants a larger wedding, an outdoor tented reception using Governor Barbour’s Racetrack can fit up to 500.
It wouldn’t be a wedding without amazing food! Barboursville offers amazing in-house catering by their restaurant Palladio, which features traditional Northern Italian cuisine. However, couples are more than welcome to rent Barboursville’s event spaces and bring in any properly licensed and insured outside caterer if they wish. Barboursville is all about wine! They strongly suggest you come to taste their wine and write down your favorites. Complimentary tastings are available to the bride and groom on Thursdays after a signed contract. The tasting room staff is extremely well trained, and ready to answer all of your questions. Get ready to pick out your favorite wine to have with your newly wed meal!
A Barboursville Vineyard Wedding has so many options on where to host your wedding! Firstly is the Piedmont Arcades. Full-length French doors, expansive lawns, and vineyard views will make your wedding feel as elegant as could be. Couples have use of the facility until midnight and use of the Library 1821 from 6 pm to midnight. It also comes with the use of tables, chairs, and the Octagon Barrel Room for cocktail hour.
Secondly, is the Vineyard Tasting Room. This space is commonly used as the dancing room following dinner and holds up to 120 guests. It is available from 7:30 pm to midnight and is an add of for the Piedmont Arcades.
Thirdly is the Historic Barbour Ruins. This ceremony space holds up to 250 guests. Chairs are not included in this rental, and three suites at the Inn must be rented to be able to have your ceremony here.
Lastly is the Governor Barbour’s Racetrack. This space is located on the front lawn of the Mansion, and is tented for receptions. All nine rooms at the cottage must be rented for use, however; this is the best location for large parties as the Racetrack can host up to 500 guests.
Every direction you turn, Barboursville views will not disappoint. As a fine art wedding photographer, the Historic Ruins are among my favorite location for the perfect newly wed portraits. The vineyards always make stunning sunset photos, as well as the Estate and Inns on-site. You won’t run out o f photo opportunities at Barboursville!
Thomas Jefferson commenced the building of the estate in 1814 for his friend, James Barbour. The Barbour family preserved this wonderful landscape throughout the 18th to the 20th century. In 1976, against all odds and advice of government officials, Gianni Zonin, acquired Barboursville and planted the first successful vines. Subsequently, in 2006 the vineyard celebrated its 30th anniversary for “setting the standard” of a region now populated by over 200 wineries. Has the idea of a Barboursville Vineyard Wedding caught your heart? Reach out to them here to set up a tour.As a premier Virginia Wedding photographer, send me a message to make sure your day is captured in elegant and timeless imagery. Before you go, check out these other vineyard venues I know you will love!