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A James Charles Winery Wedding is a lovely place for couples who enjoy Virginia wine. It is also a fan favorite for many locals. This winery in particular is known for having some of the best wine in Virginia. In addition to great wine, this winery transforms into a gorgeous wedding venue. Most importantly, they emphasize the local natural beauty of the space. The area in which it is found is rich in history, spectacular beauty, delicious wine, and vibrant cities. It truly is the perfect a blend of all the best parts of Virginia. A James Charles Winery Wedding is sure to be a wonderful day celebrating you, your special day, and your future!
James Charles is located just a few miles from downtown Winchester, VA. It’s also just a 1.5 hour drive from Washington DC and 1 hour from Dulles airport. With the charm of rural Virginia, the elegance of VA wine country, and the convenience of the city, this is a popular spot. The Shenandoah Valley is one of the most radiant places in all of Virginia, and for good reason! It’s the perfect blend of beautiful rural locations with easy access to all the amenities and attractions of the city! If you have guests traveling in from out of town, yet you want a peaceful place to say “I do” keep James Charles on your list!
When you have your wedding at James Charles, you have access to a variety of beautiful locations on the property. Many couples opt for the outdoor chapel on the Ceremony Lawn with gorgeous mountain views and a modern wooden clocktower. You can also choose between the Salon, Terrace Room, and Vineyard Green for the best spaces for your personal creative vision. Brides love the dressing suite provided by the venue for the sweetest “getting ready” experience. There are also package options to include access to the Outdoor Lounge and Tasting Room for picture perfect reception spaces.
Since James Charles Winery is nestled in the heart of beautiful VA wine country, couples and guests (and photographers) alike love the breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley. The Blue Ridge Mountains are just to the east, and the Appalachian Mountains to the west. Picture that- mountains in every direction you turn! Additionally, the vineyard itself is gorgeous with so many photo locations for your sunset photos or perhaps a first look! With so much beautiful scenery, it will be hard for you to pick a favorite photo spot. You’ll have so many beautiful pictures to cherish for years to come!
More than just a beautiful property, James Charles offers a number of wonderful amenities for couples. Tables, chairs, and linens are included in your wedding package. Also, the venue has a list of preferred vendors which your designated event coordinator will explore with you to take care of all your wedding details. And of course-the wine! Personally, I find winery weddings are always fun. There is something about getting to toast to your new marriage with wine made just steps from where you said “I do!” For that reason, James Charles also offers wine packages to add the perfect accompaniment to your perfect day. For a great wedding tip, go to a wine tasting beforehand to explore their options. Destress from wedding prep while you are there, and pick your favorites to serve on your wedding day!
Lastly, James Charles has a few different wedding packages with pricing starting at $3800. Make sure you contact the venue to learn more about the packages they offer, and to figure out which package is best for you! They will talk you through everything you need to know and answer any questions you might have. You definitely wont regret having your wedding day at this stunning location!
I highly suggest if you felt your heart strings tug, reach out to James Charles Winery asap to schedule a tour! You can do that by contacting them on their website here. And of course, you need a photographer who has your back and will provide you with priceless memories for a life time, so shoot me a message and let’s chat!
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