Are you looking for a rustic Virginia event space to host your next social gathering or corporate retreat? We can’t say we blame you if you are. After a while, most people’s go-to choice, the hotel convention room, starts to get a little stale. There’s no better way to inject some additional excitement and anticipation for your upcoming event than changing things up a bit.
If you’re struggling to find the right space that has the aesthetic you’re looking for, have you considered holding it at a winery? If that idea piques your interest, allow us a few moments to tell you about Blue Valley.
We created Blue Valley more than twenty years ago when we bought a significant portion of an estate in the Blue Ridge Mountains that was once owned by John Marshall, who served as the fourth Chief Justice on the US Supreme Court, so not only does the area offer gorgeous, unforgettable views, it’s also steeped in historical significance.
In addition to the majestic vistas, we’ve also carefully crafted a number of rustic Virginia event spaces that have been used for weddings, exclusive parties and corporate retreats. We have seven venues in all, catering to a variety of tastes and capable of accommodating from 40 to 200+ guests, so we’re sure to have something perfect for whatever sort of event you have planned. Here are a few of the highlights:
The Barrel Room
The Barrel Room is a wonderfully rustic Virginia event space capable of accommodating up to 120 guests. The room transports you to another age when you step into it. The centerpiece is, of course, the rows of American and French barrels that grace the room, and the overall aesthetic is enhanced by hand-cut stonework on the walls, made all the more remarkable by the fact that all the stone was taken from the property itself.
One of our most unique venue spaces, The Cave is one part time machine and one part 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 to host your event in a totally unique space that leaves your guests with the feeling that they’ve been transported back in time, this room belongs on your short list 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.
The Heritage Room
This rustic Virginia event space has all sorts of possibilities. It offers a sweeping view of our winery on one side, breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, high ceilings with skylights and beautiful chandeliers overhead and a big, cozy stone fireplace.
In addition to that, the room offers access to the Sunset Terrace, giving you the option to move things outdoors if the weather permits and the mood strikes. This space can accommodate up to sixty guests, so if you’re planning a large event, it may not be enough space, but for small to medium-sized gatherings, it’s absolutely perfect.
The Traditions Room
With a private bar, high ceilings and access to our spacious veranda, this venue is a fantastic option for people who want to give their guests the option of taking the fun either indoors or out, weather permitting. The room features a large number of windows which gives it a bright, airy feel while providing picturesque views of the vineyard itself. It’s large enough to accommodate up to 80 guests.
The Celebrations Room
While this isn’t a rustic space, it is our largest venue, capable of accommodating more than 200 people, this is our main tasting room when it’s not booked to fulfill other roles. It boasts two different bars, both hand-crafted from two-hundred-year-old oak harvested from the estate itself, and then hand crafted 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 or need to incorporate video into whatever type of event you’ve got planned, and on top of that, its large windows offer stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is a fantastic option for large gatherings of all types.
Descriptions are helpful, but the best way to see if any of these spaces are what you’re looking for is to come spend the day with us, take a tour of our facilities and perhaps enjoy a wine tasting while you’re here. If you’re planning to come during our peak season, which runs from April through November, 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. If you have any questions prior to scheduling your trip, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We look forward to speaking with you and spending the day together.