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A Blackburn Inn Wedding is one of Shenandoah Valley’s most elegant, and historic venues. Located on 80 acres of picturesque hills, this venue is as beautiful inside as the outside. In addition to the beauty of this venue, it is also conveniently nestled in charming, historic Staunton, VA. This town is perfect for visiting guests, great dining and site-seeing!
With 5 separate venue options, and ceremony location flexibility, this venue is nothing short of amazing. No matter what your party size is, a Blackburn Inn Wedding is perfect for you!
Firstly, is The Great Hall. This venue is the biggest of the venues and holds up to 300 people. It has touches of historic details, and modern amenities. The tall ceilings and clean slate allows couples to transform this venue into a truly unique space.
Secondly, the Gallery 1828 holds 200 people, still giving couples plenty of room to have a large party! This venue airs on the side of modern and minimal- perfect for the trendy couple!
Thirdly, the Gazebo (built in 1877)! This historic spot on the front lawn not only has incredible views, but is perfect for an intimate ceremony of up to 40 people.
Similarly, The Penthouse at the Lofts is the perfect spot for smaller weddings. This venue has a laid-back yet elegant appeal. It even has a rooftop deck that over looks downtown Staunton!
Of course, Blackburn Inn has incredible spots to host your ceremony too. The Fountains are a great spot for this. The fountains are in front of the Inn and surrounding them are trees centuries old. Imagine saying ‘I do’ here!
Lastly, is the Lawn. This is a great outdoor reception space that can hold up to 300 people is perfect for couples who love the downtown vibe but also enjoy nature!
Of course, one of the most unique aspects of this venue is the fact that it is also an Inn! Each and every room is cozy, with a dash of Southern Charm, of course! The venue has added modern amenities to each room, yet kept the original layout . This means that every space is just a little different- giving clients a truly one-of-a-kind stay! Weather you decide to stay before or after your wedding, or if your close guests decide to stay while in town, you will love the room options!
A few of my favorites include The Penthouse. This room sleeps up to 6 people and is stocked with a full kitchen, a dining room, and a rooftop deck. The perfect place for the brides maids to get ready if you ask me! Of course, we can’t forget about the guys! There are plenty of Queen suites with lounge areas and soaker tubs- how relaxing! They will love getting ready in these spaces with their friends!
In addition to the staying options for couples, The Blackburn Inn has:
With so many great amenities, it doesn’t stop there! The Blackburn Inn provides customizable packages for both indoor and outdoor weddings.
Indoor weddings can host up to 225 guests, and come with:
Also, outdoor weddings here are equally as stunning! The Outdoor package includes:
The Add-ons for both of these packages are especially great!
Blackburn Inn pricing for Indoor weddings start at $6,000 with many add on possibilities! Likewise, Outdoor Weddings can add on the above features, too. This package starts at $12,000.
I hope you loved getting to read all about The Blackburn Inn! I believe this venue has so much to offer, hence I strongly encourage you to reach out to them once you know your wedding date. After you send them a message, email me or inquire through my website so that I am there to capture your beautiful day! I cannot wait to hear from you!
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