I'm Rachel, a formally trained fine art wedding, portrait, and senior photographer based in Virginia and throughout the East Coast.
I serve clients wanting timeless and joy-filled images to cherish and pass down for generations to come.
A fine art Wedding & Portrait Photographer
Barren Ridge Vineyards Wedding is a stunning Fishersville venue. Located only 30 minutes from two bigger towns, and 10 minutes from Historic Staunton, there are many options for guests to stay if they are flying in for your big day! Keep reading to hear my thoughts as a local, fine art wedding photographer!
A Barren Ridge Vineyard Wedding will be filled with love and charm. Previously known as St. James Orchard in 1934, Barren Ridge was opened in 2008 after the apple orchard was transformed into a beautiful winery. This stunning vineyard offers rustic beauty, elegance, southern hospitality, and breathtaking views. As a Barren Ridge couple, you have so many options! You can choose to have your ceremony and reception at one of their many beautiful spots on the vineyard. With the help of the knowledgeable staff at Barren Ridge, all of your wedding dreams will come true! You will love all the things this venue has to offer!
Have you ever wanted to feel like the day is truly all about you? If you host your wedding at Barren Ridge- you will! The owners, Angela and her husband work hard to make every couple that enters Barren Ridge feel at home and like family. It is a rare treasure that venue owners pour this much love into their weddings-the Higgs really care bout their couples!
At a Barren Ridge Vineyards Wedding you have several options on where to host your ceremony. Firstly, the Patio is a great option. As you walk down the staircase of the Audrey Blackford Ballroom, you will make a statement entrance as your guests and fiancé see you for the first time. How dreamy! Secondly, there is a great opening within the vineyard that is the perfect place for a ceremony for those who want a view. to get some of the most amazing photos of you on your day.
Barren Ridge offers several stunning portrait locations. You can capture some amazing photos of you and your new spouse in the vines, by the gorgeous pond, in the barrel room, or from the cabin hill which overlooks the whole valley.
When you book with Barren Ridge you will get a host of amazing amenities for your special day. Included are: tables and chairs that seat up to ten people per table. The Barren Ridge team even set them up for you! In addition, Wi-Fi with Bluetooth access are both included, making your ceremony and reception announcement seamless. Curtains and an arch are available for use for your reception and ceremony, so no need to purchase your own! Barren Ridge has amenities for your guests as well! A balcony attaches to the ballroom which overlooks the vineyard and the Allegheny mountains. This is such a great spot for guests to mingle outside! The reception space has a gorgeous stone fireplace for those colder months. Guests will feel cozy while eating dinner and dessert. Lastly, there is plenty of on-site parking for your 150 guests as well!
A catering kitchen is available for your caterer until midnight located conveniently beside the ballroom. In addition to your other vendors, you will also get full support from the owners, Angela and Rob. Like I mentioned before, they have a passion for helping couples throughout their big day. Barren Ridge only holds one wedding per week, so the focus is completely on you!
From the moment you step into the Audrey Blackford Ballroom to the laughs you share in the Tasting Room. You will love choosing Barren Ridge for your wedding! The stunning views of the mountains and vineyards will take your breathe away. You can’t forget the large wooden bar where your guests can look into the wine barrel room. The lawn or the patio are both amazing to have your ceremony, both of which offer wonderful landscape and backdrops for the best photos to remember your special day.
At Barren Ridge Vineyards Angela and Rob are outstanding when it comes to making sure things run as smoothly as possible. Their venue can accommodate up to 150 of your loved ones and friends. Wedding prices range from $700-$7000 including their great amenities. Of course, a wedding is not complete without a ceremony. Whether you are having an intimate elopement or a larger wedding, Barren Ridge is a great place for for your special day!
Have I convinced you to book your romantic wedding at Barren Ridge?! Great! Couples can reach out to Barren Ridge Vineyard by sending them a message here. Make sure you reach out to me by sending me a message to book me for your wedding day!
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