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Harrisonburg VA Wedding Venues are some of the best Virginia has to offer. Tucked away in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, this area is the perfect mix of country and classy. Whether you love modern, structural venues, or quaint barn venues, you’ll fall in love with Harrisonburg venues. As a wedding photographer based in Harrisonburg, I’ve learned a lot about the best venues in this area. Let me take you on a journey through the best venues in Harrisonburg!
On Sunny Slope Farms
This adorable Harrisonburg Venue is just 3.5 miles away from Harrisonburg city. How convenient can you get! They offer so many accommodations, from setup and cleanup to lodging at the gorgeous Hotel Madison. Also, they’re pet friendly! You’ll fall in love with this precious little farm and barn venue. Contact them here for a tour.
Cross Keys Barn
Cross Keys Barn is one of the most beautiful and luxurious venues in Harrisonburg! It’s located off of Cross Keys Road, it offers an amazing view of Massanutten Peak. It’s absolutely dreamy outside, but the interior is even better. My favorite detail is the giant barn doors, which can open to integrate the views into your wedding. Not to mention the gorgeous string lighting! You can contact them here. In addition here is a in depth review of them: 4 Reasons You’ll Love a Cross Keys Barn Wedding
Frieden Farms is another farm venue just outside of Harrisonburg. The mountain views are spectacular here! You’ll love the soft, elegant lighting inside their spacious events barn. They also offer lodging in their Green Gables House. Also, they have a small cottage for four people! These accommodations will prove priceless to you. They also offer many other amenities, so make sure to contact them here and find out more. In addition, read my blog about them: 4 Reasons to Choose Frieden Farms as Your Venue
The Barn at Walnut Grove
This gorgeous red barn is so classic and chic. I love all their amenities, from antique décor to adorable private dressing rooms. The barn even has a bridge, porch swing, and small pond. So many photo opportunities! The beautiful deck offers a spot to enjoy the view. I promise this venue is worth checking out. Inquire more about this venue here.
This Linville Venue is another vintage barn with a gorgeous interior. The warm wooden barn interior is such a perfect accent to the exterior scenery. Of course, they have gorgeous string lighting illuminating the interior. They offer lots of amenities for you to enjoy. I especially love the movable fire pits. Also, they have a farmhouse you can add on to your package. Here, you can enjoy a larger area to prepare for a special day. Check out everything Klines Mill has to offer here.
The Granary at Valley Pike Farm Market
This venue is especially unique, because it’s actually located underneath a refurbished barn. The Valley Pike Farm Market was remodeled from an old barn and turned into a market, and the basement level and outdoor area is renovated into a wedding venue. The gorgeous interior is decorated with white-washed walls and a taproom. The outdoor patio and ceremonial fields both provide elegant décor and a view of the Weyers Cave Scenery. You can learn more about this venue here.
This Waynesboro venue is unforgettable. The rustic events barn is classy and vintage, and it blends in seamlessly with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain views. They provide areas for you and your party to get ready in. They also have a gorgeous fire pit! Their wedding package also includes access to the rustic bar and a wedding arbor. You’ll love what they have to offer, so check out their venue here.
This local brewery has a stunning events barn for your wedding. This white barn (Because who doesn’t love a white barn?!) is accommodated with a concrete floor perfect for dancing. Also the farm views are priceless. Not to mention their onsite catering options, which will make your planning a breeze. They also offer on site overnight accommodations. Find out more about Stable Craft Brewing Company here.
CrossKeys Vineyard is a gorgeous vineyard tucked away beside Harrisonburg. But you won’t have a clue how close to the city you are! This venue will blow your mind, from the gorgeous mountain views to the tasty wine. You’ll love all the amenities they offer, because they include all sorts of décor and utilities. They offer a Signature rental package for 80-200, or a Vista Room and Terrace package, which accommodates 20-70. You’ll love everything CrossKeys offers! Reach out to them for a tour here.
You can also read more about them on my blog here: 5 Reasons You Need to Have A CrossKeys Vineyards Wedding
This gorgeous Bridgewater Venue is so classy and refined. I adore the elegant Meeting House, which is one of the options for your ceremony. You also have the option to choose from several outdoor locations! How dreamy is it to get married right in the vineyard?! This venue offers 360 degree views of the valley, so you can enjoy the sunset among the rolling mountains. Of course, their wine is available for your special day! Fill out their inquiry form here. Read more about them on my blog: The Ultimate WalkThrough: A Bluestone Wedding
Cave Ridge Vineyard
Cave Ridge Vineyard is a beautiful venue in Mount Jackson. It’s a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery located in the foothills overlooking the Shenandoah Valley. I love the colorful decor and beautiful views of this vineyard. Because of the location, you’ll find it’s the perfect spot for sunsets and vibrant colors. Not to mention, the wine! Reach out to them for a tour here.
Barren Ridge Vineyards is well known for their award-winning wine. Not to mention their amazing history. You’ll love how focused their staff is on you and your special day. Also, they have gorgeous greenery. I love their beautiful and fragrant flowers outside their tasting room! You can schedule a tour here. Also, read my blog on this venue!
Brix and Columns Vineyards
This well-known venue in McGaheysville will impress all your guests. Their beautiful venue includes all sorts of amenities, from dressing rooms to premium furniture and décor. Their estate sits on 160 acres, so you’ll have all the privacy you want. You’ll also get an amazing view of the blue ridge mountains and Massanutten Peak (A Harrisonburg staple!). Contact them here to schedule a visit.
White Oak Lavender Farm
This venue is such a unique gem! White Oak Lavender Farm grows beautiful, fragrant lavender, and also creates premium lavender products and wine. You’ll love sampling everything they have to offer, and it’ll bring your wedding to the next level. You’ll be able to have your ceremony on the Grace Garden Deck, overlooking the beautiful lavender. It also has that beautiful Shenandoah Valley mountain view! Contact them here for a visit.
Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards
This venue is so special, because it’s so much more than just a vineyard. They have a gorgeous barn that’s perfect for your special day. It’s caterer friendly and equipped with dressing rooms and other amenities. It’s classy and luxurious, but also understated and rustic. This venue is truly a dream come true! Check out Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards here.
Lydia Mountain Lodge
If you’ve never heard of Lydia Mountain, now’s the time to check it out. This beautiful mountain lodge has several options for your wedding. They offer The Event Hall at the Lodge, Lydia’s Pavilion, Lydia’s Barn or Teeni’s Sawmill as options for your special day’s location. You’ll love how the staff comes together to make your day go smoothly. Not to mention how beautiful and homey each location is, and the amazing views they provide! Inquire about this venue here. You can read more indepth about this venue: Lydia Mountain Wedding : 4 Stunning Mountain Top Venues
Four Winds at North Mountain
This elegant venue is a true hidden gem in Augusta County. They have several beautiful ceremony locations outside, as well as a barn for the reception. Since it’s located in Swoope, you can trust that there’s plenty of nature to enjoy. They have accommodations for all sorts of requests, as well as overnight accommodations and reasonable rates. They also offer their venue for engagement photos at no extra cost! Check out their venue and request a tour here.
Stover Hall is a classy venue located in Luray. You’ll love everything they have to offer. They provide three different packages, ranging from $5,500 to $10,000. You’ll love their gorgeous firepit, charming events barn, rehearsal space, and more. They also offer overnight accommodations, as well as a seasonal in-ground swimming pool. The events barn also has absolutely dreamy windows, so you can soak in gorgeous mountain views. Contact them here to learn more!
How cool would it be to get married at a cavern lodge?! Melrose Caverns offers a beautiful lodge and farm venue for your special day. You’ll love the Bluestone architecture of the lodge, and all the amenities it offers. If you have a smaller party, you can have your ceremony inside the caverns. What a memorable experience! Learn more about Melrose Caverns here.
This beautiful pavilion is located within the Shenandoah Woods property. Your rental will include the pavilion all weekend, so you can stretch the event as long as you’d like! The view here is unbeatable. The gorgeous pavilion is provided with all sorts of accommodations to help your day go smoothly. You can also stay at one of the Shenandoah Woods cabins during your weekend. Learn more about this beautiful venue here.
Brenwood Lake Weddings
Nestled between the Blue Ridge mountains and Massanutten, this venue is absolutely dreamy. It’s the perfect location if you love the outdoors, water, and rustic lodges. You can choose to get married within the woods, next to the lake, under the gazebo, or anywhere else you desire. You’ll love their accommodations, from the fire pit to the movable bar. Not to mention, their gorgeous cabins you can stay in. Contact Brenwood Lake here to discuss your special day.
One Eleven South Main
Located in the heart of Bridgewater, VA this venue is located just minutes from Harrisonburg! The interesting thing about One Eleven South Main is that they don’t exclusively do weddings! They also host events, bridal parties, and really anything you could think of! Of course weddings are the most special part of One Eleven South main. Every couple who has had their wedding day there can tell you how memorable it was! This venue can host up to 175 guests, but the owners, Nicole and Mark Flanders suggest that 100-125 is the perfect amount.
Their wedding package includes a three hour time block the evening before for the rehearsal and set up, restrooms, bridal suite in the mansion, groomsmen’s lounge in the Pub, post wedding reception, choice of wedding location on the grounds, use of the Magnolia Cottage bar and Dinkle Pavilion. Saturday weddings here start at $3500. Weekday weddings start at $2500. Love One Elven South Main? Reach out to them here!
The Blackburn Inn is a stunning historical inn located right by downtown Staunton. This venue gives you the best of both worlds, because it’s located close to city life but also sits on 80 acres of land! They offer several locations for your ceremony: indoors in the great hall or art gallery, or outdoors by the gazebo, fountains, and yards. You’ll love the classy looks of this romantic venue! They also have a spa service at the inn, which you are welcome to enjoy during your stay. Get in touch with the Blackburn Inn here. You can also read more on my blog here: Blackburn Inn Wedding | A Historic Staunton Venue
Have I made you fall in love with this area and all of the Harrisonburg VA wedding venues surrounding it? I hope you pick one of these amazing venues for your big day. Make sure to check out my other blog posts, to learn more about these venues!
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