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
When you arrive at a Keswick Vineyards Wedding, you will instantly notice the rolling hills. Behind the mountains is the white Estate that Keswick is most well know! This venue is truly a dream for any couple, and it is only a mere 15 minutes outside the heart of Charlottesville.
Couples will feel right at home getting ready at Keswick Vineyards! There is a 3500 sq. ft. carriage house for couples to use. A bridal suite, a “man” cave, a kitchen, 3 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms are all included. The bridal suite has a ton of mirrors and lots of natural light so your makeup will look perfect! The man’s cave has a large flatscreen tv, pool table, bar, and lots of comfy furniture to relax in. Grooms are not left out at Keswick Vineyard! Did I mention that the Grooms suite also opens up to a huge pool? This is another one of Keswick’s well known features that I love!
As an all outdoor venue, Keswick Vineyards has a multitude of ceremony locations to pick from. You can hold your ceremony right at the vineyard, or have the Estate as your backdrop. The stunning views and mountains are always an option as well!
Keswick Vineyard is just as elegant in the rain, and they always have a back up plan! The spacious, 48 X 104 Aurora tent seats up to 200 people, so still invite all of your guests! In addition, the owners went out of their way to make sure the design of the tent is seamless with the rest of the venue. Stylish, hung lighting and artificial turf cover the floors. The tent acts as a blank canvas, allowing couples to have the freedom to decorate however they like.
Wanting to party? The tent also houses the dance floor, DJ table, and speakers. Needing a bit more space? A roomy gazebo is directly next to the Aurora tent, making it the perfect place for a bar (or extra fancy entrance!). Generators and umbrellas are supplied during unfavorable weather, allowing you to focus on marrying your best friend! Don’t worry about the details at Keswick Vineyards- they have your back!
As a Charlottesville wedding photographer I have to mention the photo locations here! Obviously, sunset photos in the vineyards are a must, but this venue offers so many more good locations! As I have noted, the pool by the suites is a favorite! Imagine having your bridal party photos or a first look there? So cute! Additionally, the Estate grounds and the Estate itself are the perfect backdrop for photos. The Estate driveway is sand colored pebbles, giving it the high-end feel every couple dreams of.
Personally, another favorite of mine is the fountain! Directly in front of the Estate, you can use the fountain as photo ‘centerpiece’ or as a stunning back drop. If you walk just a bit to the right of the venue, a arched passage way is adorable for a first look if the pool is not your top choice!
Most importantly, all of your photos will look great here. The cocktail courtyard with the hanging lights sets the mood for tons of great candid shots. The landscaping around the tent creates the perfect lighting situation for those elegant detail shots!
Keswick Vineyard Weddings not only offers all of these stunning amenities and more, but the owners pride themselves in giving couples the best wedding day possible. There is almost always one of the owners on location, making sure your dream wedding happens.
Unlike other venues, the tasting room at Keswick Vineyards is separate, meaning couples can start their day as early as they like. Speaking of the wine, Keswick has won Virginia’s Governors Cup twice and has a reputation for producing some of Virginia’s best wines.
I highly recommend you go and check out Keswick Vineyards yourself! You can schedule a tour by filling out their info request form or emailing them directly. Don’t delay, make sure you book this stunning venue asap! After you’ve reached out to them make sure to send me a note as well and let’s chat about your wedding day!
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