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If you’re looking for a romantic and idyllic setting for your special day, a Shadow Creek wedding is the perfect place. This spectacular venue has 200 private acres located in Purcellville, Virginia and in the heart of Loudoun wine and horse country. That means you can enjoy your event with the beauty of rolling hills and gorgeous sunsets. And of course, this is reflected in the stunning design of the venue! Continue reading to learn why your wedding venue search will stop here!
Originally a cattle ranching business and farm, Shadow Creek now holds a gorgeous rustic chic barn to celebrate your special day. When you book Shadow Creek for your wedding, you get gorgeous modern-chic, equestrian styled barn that includes chandeliers, a bridal suite and grooms lounge. The grand ballroom holds vintage furniture along with interior and exterior bars. The outdoor patio ceremony space allows you to relish in the breathtaking views of meadows, trees, and a winding creek. You can relax with a drink in your hand at the cocktail area and an adjoining court yard with plenty of lawn furniture.
Do you want a dreamy winter wedding? During the months of cold weather, the outdoor area is enclosed and heated. Additionally, a back lawn holds a large stone fire pit and lawn games provided. It will be easy to plan your day with the amount of indoor and outdoor options that are available. A Shadow Creek wedding is equally as beautiful at any time of the year! Their rental package makes it easy to plan your dream wedding. To learn more about renting this beautiful venue and what to expect when planning your event, check it out here.
Shadow Creek provides a preferred caterer’s list that has 12 options to choose from! There is plenty of room for live music, along with a large dance floor to dance the night away. There are two additional bars, one indoor and one outdoor. Obviously, every wedding needs a perfect photo spot. As a result, there are several photo locations with the 200 acres that Shadow Creek covers. With all of the gorgeous stone walls, historic barns, creek beds, old bridges, and picturesque mountains, the photo possibilities are endless. The venue can also provide a beautifully groomed horse that you and your guests can pose with during cocktail hour. Um. Yes, please!
Another feature of the venue is the ‘Hitched Bar’. This is Shadow Creek’s pride and joy, and is available for rent whether it’s turned into a bar or just a fun photo spot. On Shadow Creek’s newly renovated website (run, don’t walk to check it out), they have a page that has information on the different spaces they offer. There is also an archive on the unique weddings they’ve held at their venue. An inspiration gallery along with wedding videos will help you think of the style you want, and will help you envision your perfect Shadow Creek wedding! It doesn’t end there, Shadow Creek holds a luxurious farm house ‘Shiloh’ and is open to couples to enjoy on their wedding weekend. The house accommodates 8 people with 3 private suites and a pool. You won’t regret adding this to your wedding weekend!
You won’t have to hire a shuttle at this venue! Free parking is available on site and there is enough parking for a 300-guest wedding with handicap parking available. To make sure that everything runs smoothly on your special day, there is always a venue coordinator as well as a general manager on site to make sure couples and their guests are as comfortable as possible. Of course, Shadow Creek’s website also has recommendations for transportation, dining, after party locations, shopping, wineries and breweries to visit while you’re there. This is so helpful for anyone who is not familiar with the area.
To plan your once in a lifetime event, you can contact Shadow Creek here. Plan a tour to explore the grounds so you can see why Shadow Creek is the venue for you. While you’re at it, send me a message as I would love to be a part of your day and capture the special moments during your Shadow Creek wedding!
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