18 Stunning Southwest Virginia Wedding Venues
It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a couple – where you’ll say, “I do.”
It might be “all downhill after the dress,” but it’s the venue that sets the backdrop for the entire wedding. It speaks to who you are as a couple and should feel authentically ‘you.’ Don’t be swayed by what’s trendy. Your wedding venue’s aesthetic should match your own. So, is your vibe more natural, outdoorsy, and rustic? Are you romantic, dreamy, and soft? Or would you describe your style as classically elegant and sophisticated?
No matter which ambience you hope to create, you’ll find the perfect wedding venue in Virginia’s Great Southwest.
We’ve got 18 unforgettable locations to meet your wants and desires… as well as the demands of your budget and guest list.
Where do you envision your ideal wedding?
There’s one thing you won’t have to sacrifice. The photos. Because, if there’s one thing we have lots of, it’s stunning backdrops.
The two of you gripped in a passionate embrace with miles and miles of the rugged Appalachian Mountains in the distance. The graceful lines of your veil falling across your back as you look out from the balcony of a historic mansion. Your hand clasped in his with the backdrop of rows and rows of grapevines slightly out of focus behind you.
It all starts with the venue. Find the right location for you.
Historic Hotels, Homes & Estates
There’s nothing more romantic than the charm of a historic hotel, home or estate. For a century or more, couples have added their love stories to the fabric of these classic locales. Weave in your own wedded bliss and unite your story with theirs. You’ll discover a wealth of elegant photo locations. And who doesn’t love that feeling of a home away from home? From cozy fireplaces and well-manicured lawns to grand entrances, there’s so much to explore and appreciate at these timeless venues.
Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, Crooked River is one of the most enchanting locations in the Heart of Appalachia. With over 200 acres, the estate lies along a lazy river in Hiltons with tree-covered mountains stretching upward around the valley. Its circa-1823 grist mill is a magnificent architectural structure with massive beams and a huge stone fireplace. But that’s not all. The tobacco barn on the Crooked River estate houses both the bridal and the groom’s suites. Elegantly decorated and designed specifically to make your special day magical.
The Manor at Breckenridge
This exquisite home dates back to the late 1700s. Restored to its original glory, you’ll find a bevy of nods to its past hidden in plain sight. From the exposed wooden beams to original stone fireplaces… There’s so much to discover! Located in Hansonville, VA, the Manor at Breckenridge features multiple rooms for the bridal party, balconies, and a full back patio with optional fire pit to entertain guests. Surrounded by endless natural scenes to fill your wedding album, you’ll love all the special touches that make this site so perfect.
This late 19th century home in Bluefield was once the centerpiece of a 3,000-acre farm. With original wood flooring, solid oak woodwork, and a hand-painted, imported mural, you’ll quickly discover what makes the Sanders House a historic gem. It boasts 9 fireplaces, 3 floors, and 19 rooms. Along the grounds of the estate, your guests will find themselves enraptured with the granary, railroad museum, smokehouse, spring house, the Rosie Trigg Cottage, and the Bailey Log Cabin.
Litz Antebellum Mansion
This romantic Litz Antebellum Mansion was built in 1859. The mansion is a wonder to behold with a grand dining room, ball room, and a stately Greek conservatory. The structure touts large white columns with a spacious porch and a railed balcony from the upper level that overlooks the estate. The entrance welcomes you with a large foyer, high ceilings, and sweeping open stairways. The intriguing grounds surrounding the mansion make it a picture-perfect choice for your destination wedding! In choosing the mansion for your once in a lifetime experience, you will become a part of timeless love and romance of the past, present, and future.
Western Front Hotel
This eclectic boutique hotel features three unique venues to choose from – the Music Hall, the terraces, or the BackYard. The Music Hall has 1,000-square-feet to accommodate your gathering, whether you envision a banquet-, theater- or reception-style arrangement. Two outdoor dining terraces provides spectacular views and a smaller, more intimate setting. With a stage for your favorite band or deejay, fire pits, yard games and an outdoor bar, the BackYard offers a relaxed, fun atmosphere you’ll love.
The Inn at Wise
Discover the perfect romantic wedding at The Inn at Wise. The Inn offers guests a sense of romance in an elegant yet comfortable environment. Choose from hosting 12-220 guests inside the charming Inn or an outdoor ceremony in The Gardens. Consider welcoming your guests with a local beer or wine-paired dinner, bridesmaids’ afternoon tea or an after-wedding breakfast with family and friends. Your wedding deserves nothing less than perfection, and The Inn at Wise is the perfect venue for your celebration.
Family Farms and Rustic Settings
Family farms and rustic venues in Virginia’s Great Southwest offer more versatility than any other type of location. Consider the unique feel you could create… Go full-on with a laid-back country style with hay bales and cowboy boots. Enjoy scenic vistas amidst a sea of your guests decked out in their favorite denim and diamonds. Or pay homage to your rustic Southern roots while borrowing hints of vintage elegance and charm. Think classic countryside meets luxury with formal place settings and the soft glow of candles all around. You can create the ideal tone for you with just a few simple details.
Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure
If your dream wedding is a mix of glamour and the outdoors, you will find it at Southern Gap Outdoor Adventure. With a spectacular venue, panoramic views, and fields of wildflowers for the perfect photo ops, Southern Gap is a true destination wedding experience. The bridal suite includes a vanity and mirrors – the perfect setup for last-minute touch-ups, as well as stunning photos. There’s even a barn with picnic tables, haybales, and rocking chairs for couples yearning for that classic country feel.