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
A Morais Vineyards Wedding is the perfect place for couples who swoon at the thought of clean and bright spaces, and romantic Portuguese-Palacio stye architecture. An abundance of terraces and patios, and their very own iconic greenhouse are all located on the grounds. This venue will surely take all your wedding guests by pleasant surprise. Not to mention the convenience of this venue- being only 40 minutes from Fredricksburg and just over an hour from DC. Your traveling guests will appreciate everything it has to offer!
Morais Vineyards is the perfect venue for couples wanting a relaxing day without pressure of time restraint. The venue rental includes 10 hours of rental time, which is more than enough to get ready, have your ceremony and dance the night away with your guests! In addition, they supply all of the the furniture for the event (tables & chairs). As well as an onsite bridal suite and groom suite and a ceremony location of your choice! If your wedding is of a medium size, this venue also can host up to 250 guests which is a great size!
The option to have different ceremony sites offer a stunning way to make your wedding unique. If you are interested in an outdoor wedding, the Pergola is the perfect fit for you! Imagine walking down the long side walk as your fiancé waits at the end for you! Secondly, if you would like an indoor ceremony, Morais Vineyards has you covered! The indoor ceremony space has high ceilings and a light and airy style to it. If you are wanting a more religious ceremony, the venue even has a chapel!
If you take a look around Morais Vineyards, there is no doubt that the venue’s architecture and landscaping style is immaculate. This is due to the owners, who immigrated to the US from Portugal many years ago! Having their venue show the beauty of their culture was very important to them, and the result is the stunning vineyard that we know today! Surprisingly, the venue was built over 12 years ago with the intent to be a place to host events. They do very well considering the venue hosts about 75 weddings each year.
The last thing you need to worry about when planning a wedding is the little details. Morais Vineyards has a place for everything to take the stress off of you! One of the most popular features of the venue is the bridal suite! The bridal suite’s decor is beautiful, and has has amazing natural lighting. Overall it is a gorgeous place for any bride to feel special while getting ready for the big day!
Along with the amenities for the bride and groom, there is also space for live music! In the ballroom there is a beautiful stage for your band (or DJ) to set up, allowing the rest of the ballroom for dancing! Of course, you can’t have a party without a bar! A Morais Vineyard Wedding offers two different bar options. Firstly there is a “cocktail hour” room which is a full bar that can stay open throughout the evening. There is also a satellite bar that is in the ballroom that can be set up for the reception!
Morais Vineyards also makes picking your vendors a breeze! They have a variety of caterers to choose from on their vendors list. However, if none of them suit your taste, don’t worry! Off-site catering is allowed with a fee. Guests will also love to know there is plenty of onsite parking! A shuttle service is a recommendation for couples with guests who choose to partake in drinking throughout the night, as most accommodations are a 20 minute drive from the venue!
When I say this venue is stunning, believe me! There are so many great locations for your bridal portraits on the property. One of the best locations of course, starts with the vineyards! However, my personal favorite location is their iconic, atrium! As a Washington DC wedding photographer, I have the chance to see many venues and few come close to being as beautiful as Morais Vineyards! You won’t regret having your wedding here, and I would love to be your photographer to ensure that you have the most gorgeous images to remember your day by!
If you are already picturing your wedding day here, make sure you reach out to the venue to schedule a tour!
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