I'm Rachel, a formally trained fine art wedding, portrait, and senior photographer based in Virginia and throughout the East Coast.
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Pharsalia Events is a gorgeous Nelson County venue with so much to offer. It is a fully functioning flower farm with a beautiful estate and an air BNB just down the road. Although the estate was built in 1814, it has been renovated to host weddings since 2007. You’ll be able to design your wedding exactly how you dream it to be with Pharsalia Events. You can choose to have your ceremony at one of their many open spaces or canopies within the property. The 1814, Pharsalia Home is available for your pre-wedding necessities, and if you are a summer bride, the Foxtrot air BNB is especially nice because of the AC, but can be used by couples year-round. The Pharsalia team provides a gorgeous tent and concrete floor for your celebration, along with well-kept gardens that will surround your whole wedding. You will absolutely love all the options they offer at this venue!
Are you a fan of stately, historical décor? Trust me, this estate is perfect for you! Built-in 1814, the Pharsalia Home offers the best historical southern charm Virginia classics can offer. This estate can be used for wedding preparation and other pre-wedding activities. Imagine the beautiful dressing room and first look photos! The colorful yet classy wallpaper is such a nice touch, along with the antique furniture.
This venue is a private farm, so you won’t have to worry about privacy. Plus, they only host one wedding a week, so the focus is on you! The exteriors of the buildings here are just as beautiful! Everything is classy and understated, so you can truly make your wedding your own.
From the pool to the cocktail courtyard, Pharsalia Events has so much to offer. The large reception tent is perfect for a party of any size up to 215 guests. The tent features elegant pine farm tables that will match your theme seamlessly. The concrete floor is an amazing floor to dance the night away! Whether you need space for a bar, a DJ, or live music, they can accommodate.
The cocktail courtyard is an unforgettable detail. Along with the flower and herb gardens, this area is the perfect corner for guests to mingle. A huge highlight is the gorgeous swimming pool, which is surrounded by beautiful florals and greenery. Of course, access to the pool and garden is included in your package! These extra amenities are a great way to bring your wedding to the next level.
Since Pharsalia Events is a fully functioning flower farm, the floral arrangements here are nothing less than magical. There are carefully curated wildflowers, greenery, and gardens throughout this estate. If you haven’t found the perfect florist to handle your arrangements, Pharsalia Events has you covered! They have professional and creative services available to capture your vision. Of course, their website has various photos of weddings and arrangements. The breathtaking mountain views will entrance you! Truly, there are few things better than Virginia mountain views. The natural beauty of this venue is second to none.
One of my favorite things about this venue is how secluded and private it is. Neighboring family land allows Pharsalia to not have sound ordinances. Plus, don’t worry about overlapping with another event, because they only book one wedding per weekend! Typically, they host around 15 weddings a year. It can contain up to 215 guests, and since it’s a private farm, outside guests and onlookers aren’t allowed. These aspects make it perfect for more intimate events.
Weddings at Pharsalia range from a starting price of $4,000 to $10,000. All amenities and views considered, it’s a great venue for your wedding day! Of course, you can also enjoy their floral garden and other amenities during your time here, and Pharsalia allows couples to take their engagement session on site or any portrait sessions for just $75 for the hour. Regardless of how you spend your time here, you’ll be glad you chose Pharsalia Events.
Are you interested in the perfect garden venue for your wedding? The first step is to schedule an in-person tour! To schedule an appointment with Pharsalia, set one up here.
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