10 Virginia B&Bs Perfect for Sweet, Smaller Weddings

by Caroline Logan | Posted: Mar 25, 2015 | Updated: Apr 3, 2017

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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 ten — of many — Virginia B&Bs that are perfect for sweet, smaller weddings.

 

1. HOPE AND GLORY INN (IRVINGTON)

The Hope and Glory Inn. Photo Credit: Holland Photo Arts

(Photo Credit: Holland Photo Arts)

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’sFrommer’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. And, they have their own onsite winery – The Dog & Oyster. That’s why 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. INN AT WESTWOOD FARM (ORANGE)

Inn at Westwood Farm. Photo Credit: April Bennett Photography

(Photo Credit: April Bennett Photography)

Sun-filled, elegantly appointed 1910 farmhouse on 15 lovely acres with barn, paddocks, gardens, chickens, and woods make staying at The Inn at Westwood Farm a unique experience. This Orange, Virginia, bed and breakfast is the perfect respite from urban stress, and perfect place to host your Virginia destination wedding. Just 90 minutes from Washington, DC, and 60 minutes from Richmond, this luxury inn is conveniently located near James Madison’s Montpelier and Barboursville Vineyards. Within a short scenic drive you will find Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Old Rag Mountain, Shenandoah National Park, Civil War battlefields, and many historical sites along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground. Plan your destination wedding in the heart of Virginia’s historic wine country.

ALSO SEE: Six Dreamy Virginia Vineyard Weddings

 

3. THE MARK ADDY INN (NELLYSFORD)

The Mark Addy Inn. Photo Credit: Seth Roberts.

(Photo Credit: Seth Roberts Photography)

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.

 

4. L’AUBERGE PROVENCALE (WHITE POST)

L'Auberge Provencale by {a}strid photography

(Photo Credit: {a}strid photography)

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.

 

5. MAYHURST INN (ORANGE)

Mayhurst Inn. Courtesy Photo.

(Photo Credit: Mayhurst Inn)

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.

 

7. INN AT WARNER HALL (GLOUCESTER)

Inn at Warner Hall. Photo Credit: Allison Maxwell Photography

(Photo Credit: Allison Maxwell Photography)

Come experience the romance and history of the Inn at Warner Hall, located on the waterfront plantation created in 1642 by George Washington’s great-great grandfather. The Inn is located on the Severn River, amidst 38 acres of trees, gardens and pasture land. Thirty minutes from Colonial Williamsburg and one hour from Richmond/Norfolk, the Inn at Warner Hall offers the perfect setting for your wedding. The Inn offers a variety of on-site activities for your guests, including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, biking, bird watching, croquet, badminton and more. Plan your Virginia destination wedding at this wonderfully restored mansion, one of the most elegant and historic country inns on the East Coast.

 

8. THE INN AT ONANCOCK (ONANCOCK)

Inn at Onancock

(Photo Credit: The Inn at 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.

 

9. BRIAR PATCH B&B AND INN (MIDDLEBURG)

Briar Patch B&B and Inn. Photo Credit: Lelia Marie Photography

(Photo Credit: Lelia Marie Photography)

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.

 

9.  THE INN AT RIVERBEND (PEARISBURG)

The Inn at Riverbend

(Photo Credit: The Inn at Riverbend)

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.

 

10. INN AT SUGAR HOLLOW FARM (CROZET)

Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm

(Photo Credit: Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm)

A serene country setting surrounded by picturesque mountain views, majestic hardwood forests and rushing woodland streams. The Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm is a dreamy location for a sweet, intimate wedding.

Area activities include nearby wine tasting and winery tours, hiking and birdwatching in the Shenandoah National Park, on and off-road biking, antique shopping, the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and other historic sites.

11. NORTH POINT PLANTATION (KING WILLIAM) 

north point plantation

On the banks of the picturesque Mattaponi River, North Point Plantation is a romantic waterfront location for a stunning wedding. The 1740s plantation house features six gorgeously furnished guest rooms and rolling pastoral grounds ornamented by Crape myrtles, rose bushes, magnolias, and century-old box woods.

The venue fits wedding parties of any size, from intimate weddings of 25 to large, extravagant events of over 300 guests.

More Wedding Inspiration: Virginia.org/Weddings

 

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Marisa
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I recommend the Rosebrook Inn, where my sister and brother-in-law got married, and then held the “blessing ceremony” for their daughter. It’s both sophisticated and charming!
http://www.rosebrookinn.com/m/home.htm

Jenny Holbert
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Hi, this is Lavender Heights Bed and Breakfast in Stafford/Fredericksburg. We do weddings and events so wonder how we can increase our visibility with brides on your wonderful wedding pages! We wish we could have made your spring intimate wedding blog because we have wonderful gardens and a home that have been very popular with brides and grooms.
Thanks,
Jenny

Evelyn
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What about second vows of marriage

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