The following is a list of sites available for weddings and/or receptions. Call individual vendors for more information, and remember to check churches and fire departments, which also rent their buildings for receptions. (Information is subject to change.)
Bowling Green Town Hall, 117 Butler St., 804/633-6212. Capacity 200–250 with tables and chairs. Alcohol allowed with ABC permit and security from Bowling Green Police Department.
Magnolia Morning Suites, 115 E. Broaddus Ave., Bowling Green. Venue available for small, intimate weddings for 40 guests or less, outdoor or indoor location. Contact Little Wedding House, Tammie Gaines, 540/834-9145.
Germanna Community College, Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, Va. 22701. Accommodating up to 450 theater style/344 banquet style, the conference center offers more than 6,000 square feet to transform for your specific needs. Services include staff assistance with your wedding and/or reception, catering and accommodations suggestions, and technical support to ensure a quality experience for your entire group. Please contact Sandy Funk, Events Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 540/937-2916, Fax: 540/937-2918.
Hazel River Inn Restaurant, 195 E. Davis St., 540/825-7148. Capacity 250. No outside caterers. Historic building, continental cuisine prepared by a former White House chef. Event coordinator on site.
Chef’s Table at Hazel River Inn, 11227 Eggborne Vill Road, Culpeper County. Intimate dining with local farm to table cuisine. Indoor capacity is 30. Outside weddings up to 100. 540/937-5854.
Best Western–Culpeper Inn, James Madison Highway, 540/825-1037. Capacity 200. No outside caterers.
Inn at Kelly’s Ford, 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington, 540/399-1779, innatkellysford.com. Ripley Hall capacity 150; Arena capacity 300 to 350. No outside caterers.
Reva Fire Hall, 18230 Birmingham Road, Culpeper, 540/547-3748.
Alwyngton Manor, Warrenton, 540/846-2475 alwyngtonmanor.com. 1850s-era Southern manor house bed and breakfast with carriage entrance and rose garden for ceremony.
The Black Horse Inn, 8393 Meetze Road, Warrenton, 540/349-4020. 1850 historic mansion, gazebo, waterfall and bridge. Wedding facility capacity 200.
Marshall Ruritan Club, 8400 Salem Ave., Marshall, 540/364-9586; marshallruritan.us. Capacity 440, commercial-grade kitchen.
Poplar Springs Inn,5025 Casanova Road, Warrenton 20187. 540/788-4600; email@example.com; poplarspringsinn.com. European spa, Manor House Restaurant and 21-room inn on site. Full event coordination.
Angelwood Inn, 90 Samuels Lane, Fredericksburg. 540/907-8784; angelwoodinn.com. Features an outdoor wedding and reception venue secluded in the middle of the woods. Includes wedding packages, themed weddings, bridal suite, gazebo garden and much more.
Brock’s Riverside Grill, 503 Sophia St., 540/370-1820, brocksgrill.com. Rappahannock Room, which overlooks the river and has an outdoor veranda, accommodates up to 185 people. Can accommodate wedding ceremonies of a maximum of 100. Wedding rehearsals of any size of 15 or more. No outside catering. One other smaller banquet room also available.
City of Fredericksburg Riverboat, coordinate through Weddings by Ginny, 540/710-1230. Capacity up to 130 people. Paddle boat available May to October.
Eileen’s Bakery and Café, 1115 Caroline St., 540/372-4030 or 540/693-0887, eileensbakeryandcafe.com or facebook.com/EileensBakery. Facility was previously a church, and has been restored and renovated into an elegant bakery and cafe perfect for small wedding. Award-winning chef is available to customize your menu. Venue can accommodate wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners or bridal showers, of up to 60 indoors or 35 on the outside patio. Wedding cakes, shower cakes and additional catering options available.
Garden Room Banquet Facility, 321 Wallace St., Fredericksburg, will hold up to 70 guests, coordinate through Weddings by Ginny, 540/710-1230.
Riverside Weddings by Clore Bros., 540/786-7749; firstname.lastname@example.org. Features a breathtaking view of the Rappahannock River. Self-catering allowed. Available for your use are six tents, 1,600-square-foot permanent pavilion, tables and chairs for up to 165 guests, food serving tables, covered bar and bandstand/dj stage, mood lighting, floral landscaping, wedding pergola and a bridal cottage that is open to the bridal party and decorating helpers all day. View pictures at riversideweddingsandevents.com.
Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center, 2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway, 540/548-5555, fredericksburgexpo center.com. Features the largest upscale catering facility in the area, with a capacity for up to 500, award-winning culinary staff, event planning and facilities services.
Fredericksburg Square, 525 Caroline St., 540/373-9601, fburgsquare.com. Can host parties and receptions for groups of 25 up to 700 or more. Cocktail and dining receptions, and rehearsal dinners available. Wedding chapels can accommodate up to 250.
Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, 540/736-1006. Provides the busy bride- and groom-to-be a one-stop-shopping source for an elegant and stress-free wedding ceremony and/or reception tailored to your needs and budget for any size wedding. Discounted overnight accommodations available. Wedding specialist available.
Jepson Alumni Executive Center at the University of Mary Washington, 1119 Hanover St., 540/654-1172 or umw .edu/jepsonalumniexecutivecenter. Fredericksburg's premier wedding site venues, open to all. Features the elegant Rappahannock Grand Ballroom with accompanying pre-function room, full-service fine dining and bed-and-breakfast for the bride and groom and guests. Also includes a brick courtyard, fountain and terrace areas, which may be tented to provide expansion of outdoor seating or additional cocktail areas. Opportunities for beautiful photos abound. Professional on-site staff.
Kenmore Inn, 1200 Princess Anne St., 540/371-7622, kenmoreinn.com. Features an elegant 1824 home, with capacity of up to 200, fine dining hall, garden room and patio, English style pub, nine guest rooms and more. Wedding coordinator available. No outside catering. Dates available for 2015 and 2016, call to schedule a tour.
Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast, 419 Forbes St., Falmouth. 540/ 361-4593; fredericksburgvabedandbreakfast.com; or email email@example.com. Weddings, reception, bridal showers, rehearsal dinner, engagement parties. Large or small events. Seven acres, large garden area for outdoor events. Capacity outside up to 120, indoor parties up to 50. Four guest rooms for wedding party.
The Little Wedding House, Fredericksburg. Small intimate weddings. Everything available from a full service wedding and reception for up to 40 people to a simple walk-in ceremony for two. Will customize to fit your budget. Marriage commissioner onsite. Wedding coordination available. 540/834-9145.
The Olde Silk Mill, 1707 Princess Anne St., 540/371-5666; innattheoldesilkmill.com. Includes 27 B&B rooms for bridal party and guests, Wakefield Room for rehearsal dinner, courtyard area for ceremony or cocktail hour, use of Silk Mill for up to 300 reception guests, tables and seating included, complementary white linens, honeymoon suite and more.
Tranquil, private garden/courtyard setting ideal for elegant, intimate ceremonies (maximum of 50). Tent, chairs, and tables included in rental rate. Off-site catering available. Located in the heart of historic downtown Fredericksburg with shops, restaurants, river cruise, and carriage or trolley ride nearby. Available April 1 to October 31. More information at http://jamesmonroemuseum.umw.edu/rentals/.
Montpelier Center for Arts & Education, western Hanover County, 804/883-7378 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org, allows you to customize your event in the historic restored schoolhouse, and have exclusive use of the facility for your special day—yours will be the only wedding of the day. There is a light-filled atrium ballroom with elegant hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows surrounded by an ever-changing art gallery. All packages include full catering kitchen, tables, chairs, pedestals, easels, setup/breakdown, bride’s ready room, arbor for outdoor use, trash removal, 12-hour time block (all rentals end by midnight) and can accommodate up to 300 guests.
KING GEORGE COUNTY
The King George Citizens Center, off State Route 3, 540/775-4386. Can host a reception for as many as 250 people. Allows alcohol with an ABC license.
Belle Isle State Park, 804/ 462-5030 or virginiastateparks.gov. Capacity of up to 350. Facility includes 33 acres surrounded on three sides by water, a five-bedroom mansion and guest cottage, slate patio and covered terrace, parking lot, boat dock and overnight accommodations. Outside catering and alcohol allowed with permit from park. Outdoor weddings only.
Hope and Glory Inn, Irvington, 804/438-6053, 800/497-8228, hopeandglory.com. Features an all-inclusive wedding management package with flowers, tents, chef, food and more. Reception and ceremony for up to 225. Facility includes six rooms and nine cottages. Full-time massage therapist.
The Tides Inn, Irvington, 804/438-5000, tidesinn.com. Capacity is 200. Offers ceremonies, receptions, bridal luncheons, rehearsal dinners and farewell brunches. Includes waterfront ceremonies and reception locations. Located on a beautiful peninsula. Full service resort with overnight accommodations, golf, spa, marina and more. Wedding packages available upon request from the catering team.
Festival Halle, Reedville, 804/453-6529. Newly renovated facility accommodates up to 200 people. Outside catering allowed. Alcohol allowed with ABC permit. Tables and chairs included in rental.
Barboursville Vineyards & Palladio Restaurant, 17655 Winery Road, 540/832-7848, barboursvillewine.com. There are a number of venues for weddings and receptions for 20 to 200 at the vineyards. On-site catering available.
Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel, 400 S. Main St., Gordonsville, 540/832-2944, hgiexchange.org. Available for rental when museum is closed. Accommodates up to 300 guests.
The Inn at Meander Plantation, Locust Dale, on State Route 15 between Orange and Culpeper, 800/385-4936, meander.net. Small elopements weddings, maximum 12 people. No outside catering.
James Madison's Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, 540/672-2728, ext. 120, Web: montpelier.org/weddings. email: email@example.com. Indoor location, the “Grand Salon” in the Dupont Gallery accommodates 120. Wedding packages available. Can accommodate up to 250 outdoors, you have to furnish tent. Preferred in-house caterer available.
The Mine Run Volunteer Fire Company, State Route 621, 540/854-5751, or contact Carol Bobbitt at 540/854-4611. Accommodates up to 125 people. Kitchen available. On-site catering available; outside catering permitted.
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
Prince William Forest Park, National Park Service, 18100 Park Headquarters Road, Triangle, 703/221-5843 or nps.gov/prwi. Features a picturesque setting, dining facilities, covered pavilion, overnight accommodations and more.
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, 703/993-9344; hyltoncenter.org. Two tier Grand Foyer can accommodate 700 for a standing reception. The flexible space Gregory Family Theatre will seat 300 for a sit-down dinner. Parking for more than 300 cars is free. For photos visit the website.
The National Museum of the Marine Corps. For details on venues and services, 703/649-2350; events.usmcmuseum.org.
Blue Rock Inn, State Route 211 between Sperryville and Washington, 540/987-3388. Offers full wedding services, including cake, catering, flowers and more. Can accommodate indoor or outdoor weddings, from 20 to 80 people. Property has scenic vistas, vineyard view and the Blue Ridge mountains.
Belle Mount Vineyards, near Warsaw, 804/333-4700, bellemount.com. The Great Hall, a two-story cedar lodge that overlooks Menokin Bay and the vineyard, accommodates 180 to 300 guests. Outdoor receptions also permitted. No outside catering.
Spotsylvania Community Centers. County residents can rent one of the county’s five community-center buildings. Rental fees vary. A $50 cleanup deposit is required. Reservations can be made up to a year in advance. The Lee Hill Community Center at Cosner Park is a popular reception site. 540/507-7529, ext. 3.
American Legion Post 320, 8466 Brock Road. 540/548-8069, spotsylvaniapost320.org. Features site for weddings and receptions.
Elks Lodge, 11309 Tidewater Trail, bpoe875.org; 540-371-8216. Can accommodate up to 400 guests. Can rent half the ballroom or the whole ballroom. No outside catering allowed. For catering details contact Tracy Augstell at tasteelegance.com.
Fawn Lake Country Club, 11305 Longstreet Drive. 540/972-6200; fawnlake.cc. Seating capacity is 100–200. On-site catering available. Non-member functions welcome.
Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 15, off Mine Road, 540/891-0491. The Lodge Building is available for public rentals. Lodge has large room and full kitchen. For further information contact Lodge15rentals @gmail.com. Accommodates up to 150, outdoor gazebo. Outside catering required.
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road. Contact Eric Heidig, 540/895-5085, lawinery.com. Lake Anna Winery has a hall that accommodates about 120 people. Includes both weddings and receptions. Features fireplace and 18-foot ceilings in a location surrounded by vineyards. Off-site catering, and beer and wine allowed. Custom reception planning available.
The Nativity of the the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, 540/548-2665; nativity.va.goarch.org; firstname.lastname@example.org. Facility available for rent can accommodate 200 people, with full kitchen and ice machine. Alcohol allowed. In or outside catering permitted. Tables, chairs and place settings available. Smoke-free, handicap accessible, with modern restrooms. Security deposit required. Contract available for viewing on the website.
Stevenson Ridge, 6901 Meeting St., 540/582-6263, stevensonridge.com, email@example.com. Features two unique wedding venues. The Lodge is a rustic-style banquet hall with about 4,500-square-feet overlooking the pond, log cabins and woodlands. The building can accommodate up to 216 guests for a seated event and 375 for a cocktail style event. For a more intimate setting, the Riddick House transforms an 1812 plantation home into a special events venue, for a cocktail style reception for up to 75 guests. Walk-out basement offers a unique setting for a DJ, dance floor and custom bar. Kitchen available to pre-approved caterers. Wedding coordinator and lodging for guests also available.
Augustine Golf Club, 76 Monument Drive, 540/720-7374. Has a capacity of 115. No outside catering. Feature large room with veranda, full-service bar and more. Exquisite photo and ceremony sites. The west wall is all windows with picturesque view. Other highlights include large parking area, professional staff and executive chef.
The Clubhouse at Aquia Harbour, 204 Bow Cove, 540/288-0091, clubhouseaquia.com; firstname.lastname@example.org. The Country Club seats up to 150. Features full-service food and beverage catering, with menus for all appetites and budgets available. Multiple references available. Contact George White.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, Falmouth, 540/654-1848, fax: 540/654-1853, garimelchers.org. Outdoor weddings in a garden setting available. Receptions available in the Studio Pavilion year round. Maximum capacity of 150. Studio Pavilion available for seated receptions with a maximum capacity of 120.
Gauntlet Golf Club at Curtis Park, 18 Fairway Drive, 540/752-0963, or golf gauntlet.com. Located inside Curtis Memorial Park, the Gauntlet Golf Course provides a beautiful wedding setting and provides full catering service for up to 150 guests. Competitive prices.
G&G Classic at the Holiday Inn North, U.S. 17 & I–95. Accommodates 150 to 200. On-site catering required. To reserve, call 540/899-5400 and ask for Glenn Garner.
Glen Garden Weddings, 306 Hartwood Road, 540/752-1717; 540/847-1972; email@example.com; glengardenweddings.com. Features an intimate garden/cottage ceremony and reception venue for up to 50 people, rain or shine.
Riverside Center, off U.S. 17 near Falmouth I–95 interchange, 540/ 370-4500, riversidedt.com. Offers a variety of room configurations accommodating 30 to 450 guests. Wedding specialists blend their skills with your individuality to jointly create the perfect, custom-tailored wedding.
Rock Hill Plantation House, 228 Rock Hill Church Road, Stafford, 540/286-3131, rockhillplantation.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Offers an elegant reception hall opening onto 60- by 20-foot covered veranda, beautiful 20- by 28-foot gazebo overlooking two ponds with rolling hills and exclusive use of the bride’s suite in the Plantation House. Comfortably accommodates 120 guests. Features easy access to I–95 via State Route 610 and U.S. 17.
Ingleside Winery, Oak Grove, 804/224-8687, inglesidevineyards.com, email@example.com. Accommodates up to 150 people in an indoor pavilion. Outdoor facility includes beautiful vineyards and European courtyard for receptions and ceremonies. Kitchen available. Outside catering required.
Stratford Hall Plantation, located on State Route 214 between Montross and Oak Grove, 804/493-1966; innatstratfordhall.org. Full-service wedding venue. Wedding package includes exclusive on-site catering and all amenities prior to and after the wedding. Tented space is also available. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.