Blue Valley is the Perfect Winery Event Space Near Washington, DC

Are you planning a wedding, reception, bachelor or bachelorette party, or corporate retreat?  Or perhaps you’ve got some other social event in the works and you want to make it memorable and then some.

The problem is, most events like that wind up getting hosted at hotel convention centers.  While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, it’s also not a very memorable setting. If you’re interested in thinking outside the box and coloring a bit outside the lines, have you considered checking out winery event space near Washington, DC?  If the idea intrigues you, we’d like to present Blue Valley for your consideration.

Blue Valley is a bit off the beaten track, while still being close enough that getting to our lovely winery isn’t a daunting journey.  We’re nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains and our winery has been a labor of love for more than two decades.

Even better, we created our winery when we purchased a portion of a larger estate that once belonged to John Marshall, who served as the fourth Chief Justice to the US Supreme Court, a fact which gives the very ground the winery exists on a historical significance that no mere hotel convention center can match.

The grounds offer endless avenues of exploration and make for a picturesque setting that’s quite different from the experience you get hosting your event at a hotel banquet hall, but of course, a picturesque setting is only part of the story.  The winery event space near Washington, DC itself has to be up to the task, which is why we’ve carefully cultivated a number of venue spaces that offer a perfect compliment to the natural beauty of the grounds.  

The rooms we offer range in size from the intimate to the expansive, and from the rustic to the modern and elegant so there’s something for every taste, preference and budget.  Here’s a quick overview of the spaces we have available.

The Traditions Room

Capacity: 80 guests

The Traditions Room is an excellent option for medium sized gatherings.  Spacious enough to accommodate up to 80 guests, it features a large number of windows that give the space a bright, airy feel, and it offers direct access to our spacious veranda, which gives it a great indoor/outdoor feel that provides unforgettable views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the veranda side, while offering a lovely view of our vineyard from the opposite side.  A lovely room decorated in an understated traditional style.

The Heritage Room

Capacity: 60 guests

If the Traditions room is too big for the event you have in mind, then the slightly smaller Heritage Room might be an ideal choice.  The room features an absolutely stunning stone fireplace, beautiful chandeliers and skylights to give it an airy feel. The windows on one side offer an unforgettable view of the Blue Ridge Mountains while the other offers a view of the vineyard itself.  

Even better, this space has direct access to our Sunset Terrace so your guests can move the festivities outdoors if they’d like to and the weather permits.  A wonderful, cozier space that provides a nice contrast to some of our more expansive rooms.

The Celebrations Room

Capacity: 200+ guests

This is the largest venue space we offer.  Open and elegant, it is the ideal choice for the very largest parties.  Among other things, it boasts not one but two bars, both made from 200-year old oaks harvested right on the property! 

The room is filled with expansive glass windows that offer an unforgettable view of the mountains, and the space sports not one, but three large flat screen TVs that will allow you to incorporate A/V elements into your party if you wish to do so.  

In addition to that, you’ll find a cozy fireplace, fun Bistro lights and high ceilings with exposed wooden beams that give the room both elegance and charm.  If you’re looking for a large, open winery event space near Washington, DC, this is the space you want.

The Loft

Capacity: 120 guests

Given the loft’s second floor perch, it offers even more spectacular and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from the room’s numerous windows.  On top of that, the space features a large marble fireplace which draws the eye and is sure to be one of the more popular places your guests will gravitate toward.  

In addition to that, the room is graced by gorgeous chandeliers and is highly customizable, allowing you to tweak it to be a perfect fit for just about any type of party you have in mind.  If you’re planning a positively huge event and want to make sure you’ve got plenty of room, we recommend booking both this space and our Celebrations Room.

The Barrel Room

Capacity: 120 guests

Are you interested in something with more of a rustic feel?  If so, then our Barrel Room belongs on your shortlist of options to consider.  The centerpiece of the room is, of course, the rows of French and American barrels where our wines sit aging gracefully, but the room offers a number of other stand-out features as well, including gorgeous chandeliers and hand carved stonework embroidering the walls.  

You’ll feel like you’ve entered a medieval castle when you step into this space.  Depending on the type of event you’re planning and the aesthetic you’re going for, this might not be a good fit for you, but for the right person, it could be absolutely perfect.  

The Cave

Capacity: 40 guests

The cave is our smallest venue space and far and away our most rustic.  It is a room that seems to exist in another place and time, adorned with hand laid stonework, farm tables, a small collection of wine barrels and candle-draped chandeliers.

It’s a magical space and ideal for small, intimate parties.  As with the Barrel Room, if you’re not interested in a rustic setting for your event, this probably isn’t the space you’re looking for, but for the right person, it provides a one of a kind experience that won’t soon be forgotten.  One of the most unique winery event spaces near Washington, DC.

Of course, written descriptions will only get you so far.  The best way to determined if the venues we offer are right for whatever type of event you’re planning is to head this way and see them for yourself.  

Doing so will also give you an opportunity to sample some of the fabulous, award-winning wines we have on offer and can provide for your guests at the event you’ve got in mind.  Here are just a few of the vintages you’ll be able to sample and enjoy:

2014 Heritage

Awards:

  • Gold Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition

A delightful blend composed of 67% Chardonnay, 22% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Pinot Gris, and 5% Viognier, it will please your palate with its variety of citrus and orchard fruit flavors.

2014 Chardonnay

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society
  • Silver Medal – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

This wine has a medium body and presents notes of orchard fruit with aromas of butterscotch and French oak.

2016 Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Awards:

  • Silver Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver Medal – Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – American Wine Society Competition
  • Best White – Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – Fauquier County Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – INDY International Wine Competition
  • Bronze Medal – San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Gold Medal – Governor’s Cup

A superbly balanced wine with hints of both melon and green apple.  Crisp and delightful!

These three are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.  A world of flavor and complexity await you when you join us for a wine tasting!

For your reference, our peak season runs from April through November, and if you’re planning to come visit during that time of year, our hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

If you’re planning to come during the winter season, which runs from December through March, our hours of operation are:

  • Monday through Thursday:  11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

  • Friday through Sunday:  11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Although we are open during most holidays, please note that we are closed on both Christmas and New Year’s Day.  

Whatever type of winery event space near Washington, DC you’re looking for, odds are we have something you’ll love.  Give us a call our stop by for a wine tasting and tour and check out our venues for yourself. We’re looking forward to meeting you!

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Terry Kaye

Terry Kaye is Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery’s exclusive events planner and consultant. Terry Kaye Events is a full-service event design, styling and planning boutique specializing in Vineyard weddings, social occasions, and corporate affairs in and around Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. From intimate gatherings to the most lavish of events, TKE will manage every aspect of your party with creativity, elegance, and grace.

Terry Kaye, Owner and Lead Event Consultant, has been in the event planning sector since 2000 and has over 18 years of hands-on industry experience. Previous employers include Marriott, Aramark and private planning firms. Her attention to detail, creative vision, and undeniable style guarantees a flawless execution of every event she plans.
Terry resides in the heart of Fauquier County with her husband, three boys and their dog named Sunny.

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