If your vision of a picture-perfect wedding involves having it at a winery, may we suggest Blue Valley? More than two decades ago, we created the winery when we purchased a portion of the John Marshall estate, who was the fourth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court.
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Valley offers scenic vistas that serve as the perfect backdrop to your special day. Unforgettable views alone aren’t enough though. You need a gorgeous, well-appointed indoor space that’s every bit the equal of the views they offer.
We understand, which is why we’ve worked hard to develop a variety of venue spaces designed to accommodate weddings and other events of all shapes and sizes. Here’s a quick overview:
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 Heritage Room
This space offers a little bit of everything: 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 wedding, it may not be enough space, but for small to medium-sized events, it’s absolutely perfect.
The Celebrations Room
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 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 next—is a good choice to book in tandem with this room, since the Loft looks down into the Celebration Room.
Sitting perched such that it overlooks the Celebration Room, the Loft is another splendid venue option that features an even more spectacular view of the Blue Ridge Mountains on one side, while offering a view into the Celebration room on the other.
It’s also graced with chandeliers that are both unique and beautiful and has a gorgeous marble fireplace that’s gives the room a character all its own. With a capacity of 120, it’s the perfect fit for most weddings, but if you have an exceptionally large reception planned, you may want to consider booking both the Celebration room and the Loft.
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 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 Barrel Room
The Barrel Room is a wonderfully rustic option capable of accommodating up to 120 guests. The room, like the Cave, described above, 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.
The Bridal Suite
Your special day is a time of joy, but the day itself can also be filled with chaos and unpredictability. That’s exactly why we developed the Bridal Suite. It gives brides to be a perfect place to escape the chaos for a while and prepare for the ceremony itself, while remaining close enough to the action that she can plug back in as needed.
Spacious and comfortable, you can relax with a glass of wine and gaze out at the Blue Ridge Mountains to help calm your mind and center yourself in preparation for your future. No matter which of the venues you choose, this is an excellent complimentary choice.
Want to see these spaces for yourself? We’d love it if you’d come spend the day with us, enjoying a wine tasting and touring the grounds! 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.