Virginia has more than 200 cozy bed and breakfasts dotted all across the state, with nearly 100 offering weddings. These B&Bs and inns are the perfect choice for couples looking for an intimate setting for their special day. Here are just eight — of many — Virginia B&Bs that are perfect for sweet, smaller weddings.
1. HOPE AND GLORY INN (IRVINGTON)
The Hope and Glory Inn is one of America’s most acclaimed inns. It has been named “Top 100 in the World” – twice; and “Top 10 in the US” – five times. America’s three preeminent travel guides, Fodor’s, Frommer’s and Moon perennially award it their highest rating. Travel + Leisure ranked it one of this country’s “30 Great Inns”. The New York Times and Town and Country absolutely gush over it. This Chesapeake Bay-area bed & breakfast is the perfect location for a couple who loves Virginia wine and Virginia oysters – two of the Commonwealth’s most treasured culinary delights.
2. THE MARK ADDY INN (NELLYSFORD)
The Mark Addy Inn, near Charlottesville, rests on the sunrise side of Virginia’s magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. Just off the Nelson 151, this inn has become Virginia’s destination for couples looking for a wedding weekend filled with Virginia wine, craft beer, hard cider, spirits, local food and outdoor recreation.
The Inn is near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Wintergreen Resort, the Skyline Drive, Jefferson’s Monticello and Poplar Forest, and UVA. Beautifully restored and lovingly appointed, the Mark Addy Inn offers the richness and romance of a bygone era.
3. L’AUBERGE PROVENCALE (WHITE POST)
L’Auberge Provençale is a Shenandoah Valley bed and breakfast getaway in the style of a quintessential French Country Bed and Breakfast Inn. Included by USA TODAY as one of “7 irresistible Country Retreats in the World,” this Virginia inn blends French country comfort with modern luxury and is located near the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive. Celeste and Alain Borel, innkeepers, have created a bit of Provence with award winning French cuisine, cheerful Provençale elegant suites and rooms, faux walls, Provençale fabrics and antiques to create an atmosphere of a true “Auberge.” This is a great choice for couples looking to add a European flair to their Virginia destination wedding.
4. MAYHURST INN (ORANGE)
For couples who love history, outdoor beauty, and proximity to wineries, the Mayhurst Inn is the perfect location for a wedding. The 9,200 sq. ft. Italianate Victorian Inn, built in 1859, is located in historic and scenic Orange County and boasts 37 acres of manicured lawns, beautiful gardens, a picturesque pond, and majestic, 200+ year old trees.
Locations for your reception include the dining room, patio and multiple lawn areas adjacent to the Manor House that can seat up to 300 guests.
Guests will enjoy the many attractions and activities in the surrounding areas, whether they are history buffs, wine enthusiasts, or foodies. History buffs can walk and explore where 18,000 Confederate troops pitched their tents during the winter of 1863-64. Mayhurst is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic Landmark noted for its historic as well as architectural merit. Wine lovers can visit one of the 10 nearby wineries, tasting award-winning wines from Barboursville, Keswick, DuCard, and Early Mountain Vineyards. The town of Orange and its surroundings also boasts fantastic dining options.
You are sure to have the wedding of your dreams at this historic Central Virginia manor house.
5. THE INN AT ONANCOCK (ONANCOCK)
The Inn at Onancock is a gourmet bed and breakfast on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, a narrow peninsula nestled between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The Inn is ideal for those seeking a warm, intimate wedding ambiance. While staying at the Inn, you and your guests are a short walk to kayaking and a short drive to wine tasting at vineyards, award-winning golf courses, the beach at the sea or on the Chesapeake Bay, sport fishing, hang-gliding, horseback riding, antiquing and more. Gather at The Inn with your closest family and friends for a unique celebration of your most memorable day.
6. BRIAR PATCH B&B AND INN (MIDDLEBURG)
Make your wedding a historic event at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn, a historic property (circa 1805) on 47 rolling acres with majestic mountain views in Middleburg – the heart of Virginia horse and wine country. Conveniently located on Route 50, Briar Patch is just 20 minutes from Dulles Airport and about an hour from Washington, DC.
Hold your rehearsal dinner around the large pool. Have your ceremony overlooking the Bull Run Mountains or under a 200 year old tree. Celebrate with a reception in their indoor facility – The Fox Den at Briar Patch – for up to 200 guests using any licensed caterer you choose.
Area attractions include hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis, golf, scenic drives, visiting wineries, antiquing, and eating in the area’s fine restaurants. We host weddings and other events.
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7. THE INN AT RIVERBEND (PEARISBURG)
The Inn at Riverbend is a special place for you to start your lives together. Located between highways 81 and 77, Inn at Riverbend is easy to reach when traveling! On arrival, relax in front of the stone fireplace or enjoy refreshments on the deck overlooking the Appalachian Mountains and the New River with other guests. Awaken refreshed after a restful night in one of our seven beautiful guest rooms, all with private baths and opening on to decks overlooking mountains and the New River.
Situated on 14 acres, overlooking the mountains and the New River, the view is a breathtaking backdrop for your special day. Sharing this special occasion with your family and closest friends will create memories for a lifetime.
The Inn at Riverbend specializes in small, intimate weddings, with a spectacular setting for your wedding photos. Whether it’s “Just the Two of Us” or “Just the Few of Us,” you’ll find everything you need for your perfect day at this mountain paradise.