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A CrossKeys Vineyards Wedding has so much to offer! You’ll love the views, the venue, the accommodations, and especially the wine. As one of Harrisonburg’s finest venues, I promise you’ll be impressed by what Cross Keys Vineyards brings to the table. There’s so much to love!
If you’ve dreamed of a luxurious villa wedding, you’re in the right place. The heart of this venue is their villa. It’s so dreamy, it almost feels like you’re at a secluded Italian vineyard. The Villa’s exterior is complemented by stunning shrubbery and a large Piazza, courtyard, and Veranda. The Piazza is my favorite, because of how the beautiful valley scenery envelops it. In fact, it’s one of many perfect spots for your ceremony. If you have another preference for your ceremony’s location, they are more than happy to accommodate.
When it’s time for your reception, there’s even more options to enjoy this beautiful villa. Personally I adore the courtyard and Veranda, which is lit up by string lights. Outdoor furniture with red umbrellas also accent this area. Such a fun pop of color! If you want an inside reception, the villa’s interior is equally beautiful. I love the soft, classy colors and artwork inside the Key room! There’s no denying that this venue is breathtaking.
If you’re from the Shenandoah Valley, you know these mountain views are no joke! I think few places have better views than CrossKeys Vineyards. It’s located in the perfect spot for viewing both the Blue Ridge mountains and the Appalachian mountains. If you’re a local, you’ll love the perfect view of Massanutten Mountain! Of course, there’s more to these views than just the mountains. Their well-maintained vineyard is so picturesque. All the greenery on their lawn is carefully curated. There’s lots of land on the property, so you’ll have plenty of choices for your photos! I have to suggest that you make time for photos at sunset, because this is the perfect spot for an unobstructed view. No matter which spots you use for photos, you’ll have amazing scenery!
If you’re anything like me, you love venues that offer unique and valuable perks with their wedding packages. CrossKeys Vineyard Weddings include so much! They offer two select packages: The Signature Rental and the Vista Room and Terrace Rental. Both packages come with many valuable amenities. They each provide access to a bridal suite. They accommodate for a cocktail hour, and they have onsite catering. Your package will include access to the property for 6 hours, but additional time can be purchased! They include beautiful chairs and tables, and a sweetheart table for you and your soon-to-be-spouse. Even better, they include beautiful décor! They offer a pergola and two wine barrels that will look amazing with your floral arrangements. Last but not least, your package includes an events manager. They will make sure everything goes well on your special day, assuring that a CrossKeys Vineyard Wedding will be unforgettable.
You may have heard of CrossKeys Vineyards because of their award-winning wine. Their vineyard was first planted in 2001, but in May 2008 they officially opened their doors. Since then, they have become renowned for their wine. They now house over 30 acres of vines and are continuing to plant more. They grow 12 varietals of grapes and offer many varieties of award-winning wine. CrossKeys Vineyard also opened a bistro, which serves a menu created to pair perfectly with their wines. I know you’ll love the food and drink options for your special day!
With views like these, you’d never guess that this gorgeous venue is just minutes away from city life. While it’s located in scenic Mount Crawford, it’s just 15 minutes away from Harrisonburg. This means it’s the perfect location for a wedding venue!
During your time here, you’ll be able to enjoy the shopping and dining in Downtown Harrisonburg. If you enjoy outdoor activities, Skyline Drive is nearby. There’s plenty of hiking, exploring, eating, drinking, and excitement to see in this beautiful area. You’ll enjoy the privacy of this quiet, scenic venue, along with all the excitement of Harrisonburg.
There’s so much to love about this venue! If you’ve fallen in love with it, now’s the perfect time to get in touch with them.
Like what you see? Get in touch with me and let’s plan your special day!
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