If you’re like most people, your wedding has been in the planning stages for years. In your youth, you may have even kept a scrapbook of ideas so you wouldn’t lose track of even a single detail. Then later, as technology evolved, your scrapbook may have morphed into a Pinterest account. Whatever form it ultimately took, you may have been working out every aspect of your Special Day for a very long time.
One of the most important details to consider is, of course, finding the perfect location. If you’re struggling on that front, may we suggest our winery? We created Blue Valley more than two decades ago when we purchased a portion of the old John Marshall estate, who was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
Not only does the area have a deep, rich history, it also has out of this world views that you and your guests will never forget. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide a simple gorgeous backdrop for any occasion, which is why we’ve played host to a number of Northern Virginia weddings over the years.
Blue Valley offers more than just an unforgettable setting though. We also maintain a number of venue spaces that cater to events of all shapes and sizes. We’ll tell you about a few of them just below:
The Celebrations Room
The largest of our Northern Virginia weddings venues, the Celebrations Room can accommodate more than 200 people. When not booked for other events, this space serves as our main wine tasting room, so if you come join us for a wine tasting in advance of your Big Day, you’ll get plenty of time to soak in its ambiance.
It boasts two different bars, both hand-crafted from two-hundred-year-old oak harvested from the estate itself, and then handcrafted into the functional works of art you see on display in the room.
The two bars are complimented by Bistro lights, high ceilings with exposed wooden beams and a cozy fireplace. The room also offers a trio of large flat-screen TVs in case you want to show your guests a memorable video or two of you and your intended, and on top of that, its large windows offer stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a fantastic option for large wedding parties, and if you need even more space, the Loft—which we’ll talk about below—is a good choice to book in tandem with this room, since the Loft looks down into the Celebration Room.
The Loft provides a great view of the Celebration Room which sits below it on one side, and a panoramic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other. It features unique and beautiful chandeliers and a stunning marble fireplace that must be seen to be fully appreciated. Capable of accommodating up to 120 guests, it’s perfect for all but the largest weddings.
The Heritage Room
Enjoy a glass of sparkling Blue Valley wine with up to sixty of your guests in the lovely Heritage room! Beautiful chandeliers and skylights provide a warm, golden glow to this room, which is enhanced by two very different views from the expansive windows. On one side, you can see our lovely vineyard, and on the other, you’re treated to a fabulous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to that, from here, you have direct access to our Sunset Terrace, providing a wonderful mix of indoor and outdoor access. Over the years, a number of smaller Northern Virginia weddings and receptions have been hosted here.
One of our most unique venue spaces, The Cave is one part-time machine and one part magical, unforgettable event space. It’s our smallest room, only capable of accommodating up to 40 guests, so this one won’t be for everyone, but if you want a themed wedding and are looking for a space that will make you and your guests feel as though you’ve been transported back to Medieval times, this room belongs on your shortlist for consideration.
It offers a gorgeous blending of farm tables, candle-draped chandeliers and wine barrels that combine with the hand-laid stonework to create an unbelievably beautiful and interesting aesthetic. This is also one of the rooms we’ll take you through on our tour of the facility, so if you’d like to get a firsthand look, that can easily be arranged!
As we’ve hinted at a couple of times above, while there’s value in these written descriptions, the best way to know for sure if one of these spaces is right for you is to plan to come spend the day with us, enjoying a wine tasting and a tour which will allow you to get a feel for each space firsthand.
If you’d like musical accompaniment while you’re enjoying exploring the estate, you should know that we regularly host local musicians, so be sure to check our event calendar when planning your trip. We’re open most holidays, but please note that we are closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day. Our hours of operation vary slightly between peak season and the winter season, and are as follows:
Peak Season Hours of Operation (April through November)
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday through Sunday: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Winter Season Hours of Operation (December through March)
Monday through Thursday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday through Sunday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Over the years, we’ve hosted scores of unforgettable Northern Virginia weddings, and we’d love to host yours as well! Give us a call today.