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With magical event spaces and 360-degree landscape views, I guarantee you will fall in love with everything a Market at Grelen Wedding has to offer. Located in rural Orange county, VA, The Market at Grelen is a European-style garden shop that functions as a show-stopping wedding venue. They boast their casual farm-to-table restaurant, hiking trails, pick-your-own farm, and Alcohol options. Even more excitingly, they are surrounded by gorgeous greenery and rustic charm. They are located only 35 minutes north of Charlottesville, one hour west of Richmond, and two hours south of DC. It’s a perfect location for guests travelling near and far! All things considered, a Market at Grelen Wedding has something for everyone to love.
The Market at Grelen has several options for you to hold your wedding at. There are four different ceremony locations available. First, there is the Berry field. This stunning outdoor wedding location is framed by two oak trees that will catch everyone’s attention. This location provides views of the rolling hills and lush nursery. Next, we have the Half Moon garden. Centered around a weeping cherry tree, you’ll fall in love with this spot. Of course, it also offers beautiful views! Third is the Greenhouse. This intimate location is one of my favorites. It is beautifully decorated and the North wall can open to incorporate the outdoors. Without a doubt, you can’t forget about the beautiful flowers! Lastly, there’s the Bloomfield. This location offers views of the sweeping landscape, a rustic barn, and a breathtaking Japanese maple. Excitingly, this spot has its own driveway entrance! These locations will mesmerize you.
Of course, the perfect venue needs plenty of space for the wedding party. The Market at Grelen has just that! The Bridal Suite is the perfect spot to get ready for your big day. The rustic decor will be a perfect backdrop in your portraits. Also, it has great lighting for your hair and makeup crew. The Groom’s room will serve as the place for the Groom’s party to prepare. Here, they will accommodate for whatever your party desires. Everyone will appreciate the large mirror in this room! Certainly, you will find that The Market at Grelen has everything you need.
You’ll fall in love with all of the photo opportunities at The Market in Grelen. There is a stunning natural arbor that looks absolutely magical. Even more exciting is the pergola. Draped in twinkle lights and blooming wisteria, the pergola is perfect for all sorts of photos. Of course, you can take even more portraits in the Greenhouse. There are more options across the Grelen Grounds. Also, you cannot miss the sunset at this venue. The staff will be available to drive you and your party to the best vantage points, so you can capture all sorts of amazing portraits. There are too many locations within the 600-acre grounds to begin to mention!
The Orchard Overlook is the perfect spot for a reception. This 4500′ sq. ft. clear top tent is placed on a beautiful bluestone floor with clear, retractable side walls. It has an outdoor patio, so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout your celebration. The tent will include tables, chairs, chandeliers, and adorning lights. There are endless possibilities for decorating this location, and the clear walls will allow you to incorporate nature. Of course, you can’t forget the Berry Shed and Potting Shed, which can both serve as a location for Cocktail hour. Your dinner, celebration, dancing, and sendoff will all be memorable in this gorgeous location.
The Market at Grelen is owned and operated by Leslie & Dan Gregg and Zeke Galvin. It was started by Dan in 1990, and as it grew, Dan hired Zeke to be his business partner. Soon, they purchased a 200-acre lot. This lot would later be added to, to create Grelen Nursery! In 2010, the idea to turn this Nursery into a true destination was born. Soon, the partners began renovations and constructions. Once completed, Dan brought his wife Leslie on board to help finish bringing their vision to life. In April of 2013, the market opened, and the public fell in love. As popularity grew, they added more amenities, like the reception tent and the café. Finally, they completed their vision by adding a 3.9 mile walking trail through the property. The hard work these owners put into their property paid off, because it is absolutely stunning.
Are you ready to have a Market at Grelen Wedding? Schedule a tour at The Market at Grelen by contacting them here! After that, send me a message so that I am there to capture your precious memories on your wedding date! I can’t wait to hear from you!
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