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Winchester, VA is a lovely small city in Northern VA nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. The town has an adorable historic downtown as well as miles and miles of mountain farms and forests. About an hour and a half drive from Washington DC, and 1 hour from Dulles International Airport, this rural destination in VA wine country is still easily accessible, making it the perfect place to say “I do!” Keep reading to learn all about the best Winchester wedding venues!
Historic Jordan Springs
Jordan Springs is a beautiful estate settled amid 237 acres of gorgeous forests, gardens, lawns, and ponds. Couples have their choice of locations from the elegant estate house, intimate chapel, and friendly carriage house and pub indoors to any number of spots outdoors on the sprawling estate property. All things considered, many couples choose to have their ceremonies in the dreamy gardens or by the scenic pond. Jordan Springs offers all inclusive packages, and some amenities include bride and groom suites, catering, music, photography, decoration teams, bar services, setup/clean up teams, and so many more! Find more about them on their website here.
Also read my blog on them here: Jordan Springs Estate: The Perfect Classy Yet Unique Venue
Historic Rosemont Manor
Rosemont is a gorgeous estate surrounded by a private arboretum 10 miles east of Winchester in Berryville, VA. The manor house itself can hold small events, but there are plenty of outdoor lawns, porticos, and terraces as well as a beautiful bright white carriage house for larger groups. Outside the carriage house is a two level terrace garden with a fire pit perfect for either either a ceremony or reception space. Rosemont does offer all inclusive and overnight packages. They even offer a firework sendoff to make your big day even more memorable for both you and your guests! Check out their website here.
Read more about them on my blog here: Reasons You Should Have A Historic Rosemont Manor Wedding
Piccadilly place is an elegant yet adorable house in historic downtown Winchester built in 1838. The house has both indoor and outdoor spaces for your big day with a formal ballroom, bar, dining room, and outdoor terrace garden. In the venue, there is also a bridal suite and groom’s tavern for all the day of preparations (and beers). Couples will love the elegant, clean Victorian interior with an open floor plan, perfectly versatile for whatever your vision is. Piccadilly can welcome up to 100 guests, and they also provide location planning services and lists of local vendors for caterers, florists, DJ’s, and more. Make sure to visit them on their website here.
The George Washington A Wyndham Grand Hotel
The historic George Washington Hotel in Old Town Winchester was originally built in 1924 and then restored and reopened in 2004. You’ll fall in love with the marble floors and vintage intricate mouldings. The adorable brick pocket garden and patio are the perfect spot for a dreamy cocktail hour or even a small ceremony. Almost as incredible as the architecture and history of the building is the service provided by the hotel’s amazing staff. From bar services to set up and tear down to day-of operations to an extensive (and delicious) list of catering packages either for a sit-down meal or a strolling reception, couples truly felt taken care of on their big day. Find out more about having a wedding at the George Washington Hotel here.
Fox Meadow Barn
Fox Meadow is an adorable barn venue just 5 miles from downtown Winchester. The 5000 square foot interior has a gorgeous stone fireplace and rustic wood framework, perfect for hanging decorations and making the perfect space for your wedding. Inside there are also bride and groom suites for that fun “getting ready” time as well as a prep kitchen. The barn also sits on a large farm, so many couples opt for an outdoor wedding with incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Want to know more? Reach out here.
Cloverdale Barn is a rustic family cattle and sheep farm turned into a wedding venue. The barn itself is a 3600 square foot wood and stone Scottish style barn with a “bank” or “bottom” underneath. Of course, some rustic barn furniture is included like farm tables and wine barrels, and more tables and chairs are available to rent as well. Due to no set preferred vendor lists, couples are free to choose their own favorite caterer, DJ, florist, etc. or even to do it yourself if you’re a creative type. What’s really eye catching about this venue is the scenic overlooks of mountain pastures, perfect for the loveliest rural outdoor wedding. Check them out at their website here to set up a tour! Check out more about Cloverdale here: Cloverdale Barn | The Perfect Rustic Winchester Venue
Historic Rosemont Springs
Rosemont Springs is actually the sister venue to Rosemont Manor mentioned earlier. This Amish built barn is the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. The barn is climate controlled year-round to give both couples and guests the perfect experience. Inside you’ll enjoy a beautiful bluestone fireplace, and crystal chandeliers. Above all, the outside is just as magical- you’ll step into a secluded wooded area, perfect for portraits! Reach out to them for more information and to set up a tour, here.
James Charles Winery & Vineyard
Of course, a list of Winchester wedding venues wouldn’t be complete without at least one vineyard! This intimate spot can welcome you and up to 75 guests for a gorgeous wedding in the heart of VA wine country. Before your ceremony, get ready in the vineyard’s bridal suite. The winery has indoor spaces like the salon and beautiful terrace room, but the real star of the show is the outdoor lawn with panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and Blue Ridge Mountains. Say “I do” under the wood frame clocktower in the outdoor ceremony space nicknamed “la chapelle.” The winery provides tables and chairs as well as a list of partner vendors for catering, floral, music services, and more. Find them here.
West Oaks Farm Market
West Oak is a historic family farm dating back to the early 1700’s. A beautiful indoor reception hall sits amid acres of fruit trees, vegetable fields, and livestock pastures. Couples specifically take advantage of their bride and groom suites to get ready for the big moment- so gorgeous. Another point is that the farm has plenty of spaces that couples will love to utilize to fulfill your vision of your dream wedding! Some of these include: a covered porch, outdoor lawns, a pavilion, and patio. West Oaks also offers on-site catering to help make your reception go as smoothly as possible. Absolutely reach out to them to find out more about this venue here.
Did any of these spark your interest on your search for booking a Winchester wedding venue? All things considered, I hope you reach out to several of these Winchester wedding venues to find out more about them, and book a tour. Whatever you choose, there’s no question it will be dreamy at any of these venues! Still in need a photographer? Send me a message and we will make sure you get the most beautiful photos at the most beautiful venue!
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