Virginia is the Birthplace of American Spirits with the first batch of whiskey distilled right here in 1620 and also the sixth-largest apple producing state by acreage in the United States. Many of Virginia’s cideries and distilleries invite you to host your next event in their historic buildings or beautiful barns while enjoying some of the best spirits and cider they have to offer.
Blue Bee Cider, Richmond
Blue Bee Cider is located in Summit Stables. Once used as mule stables and carriage housing, the four buildings of Summit Stables have been adapted and rehabilitated into an urban cidery, tap room and cider garden. The Cider Salon features old-world charm of bare granite block walls and can accommodate up to 50 people. The Hayloft is a private room overlooking the beautiful property that can accommodate up to 40 people. The cidery courtyard, salon, and hayloft are surrounded by warm, quaint granite buildings. The full space can accommodate up to 250 people.
MurLarkey Distilled Spirits, Bristow
For your next private party, corporate meeting, reception or whatever the occasion be sure to rent the MurLarkey Distilled Spirits Observation and Tasting Room! This uniquely decorated 1,700 square foot gathering space is sure to provide a one of a kind experience for you and your guests. The space features a custom built 36-foot bar situated to provide a perfect view of the distillery and the distilling process happening before your eyes. The Observation and Tasting room can comfortably accommodate gatherings of up to 60 people with plenty of room for socializing. Their 10,000 square foot paved parking area is sure to provide plenty of spaces for all attending your special event.
A. Smith Bowman, Fredericksburg
Host your next event at Virginia’s oldest distillery and experience the passion they put into their award-winning spirits. The main rental space at A. Smith Bowman can accommodate up to 150 seated or 200 standing guests. The rental space also includes the lawn with a view of the small reservoir/lake. For smaller events and weddings of up to 120, the barrel room is available for reservations. Tours with tastings are available for groups of 100 or less. For events larger than 100 guests, tours without tastings are available based on staff.
Catoctin Creek. Purcellville
Located in a beautiful brick “industrial chic” 1920’s-era Case Building, Catoctin Creek is the perfect venue to make your next event a memorable one. Accommodating groups of 45 seated or 65 standing, this distillery also offers catering, behind-the-scenes tours, sit-down dinners, cocktail pairings and more. Bottling workshops are also available so your attendees can take home whiskey they bottle themselves at the distillery.
Virginia Distillery Company, Lovingston
Nestled on 100 acres among the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia Distillery Company offers a variety of beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for events. The venue is perfect for rehearsal dinners, small weddings, celebrations, corporate meetings and events of up to 50 people seated or 100 standing. Their Visitor Center offers flexible spaces featuring two fireplaces, a wrap-around porch, stone patio complete with a wedding altar, band stand, fountains and two bars. The Whisky Loft and Whisky Experience Museum are also available for smaller groups.
KO Distilling, Manassas
From surprise birthday parties and bridal showers to business meetings, KO Distilling is the perfect place to host your next event. Their warm and inviting 2,500 square foot, oak themed Tasting Room and Great Room can be transformed to cater to your event needs. The Great Room comes with a variety of amenities and a unique view into the state-of-the-art distillery. The Tasting Room has an intimate bar area with comfortable seating for up to nine people as well as tables for additional seating – or use them in their elevated position for cocktail hour. Two large Chesterfield style leather couches and a gas fireplace are also available for your guests. Add-on services, such as bartenders and servers, are available.
Castle Hill Cider, Keswick
Located on a beautiful and historic property, Castle Hill will make for an unforgettable event. Nestled on 600 stunning acres in the graceful Virginia countryside, Castle Hill’s 11,000-square-foot pole barn is a year-round event venue. Step out on the terrace for breathtaking 360-degree views. Floating above the center of the barn is a 3,000-square-foot loft. The tasting room features a lovely fireplace and is perfect for cocktail parties or small meetings.
Falls Church Distillers, Falls Church
Combine small batch ultra-premium spirits and true Italian food at your next event. The distillery produces and bottles vodka, pepper vodka, gin, lemon gin and a 3-year-old Virginia bourbon. Beer and wine service is also available for special events. The facility can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 40 seated or 100 standing. Private or semi-private parties can be hosted seven days a week. With a kitchen on-site, their catering options include everything from light and heavy appetizers to full meals.
Mount Defiance Cider, Middleburg
Host your next private or group event, wedding, or other special occasion at Mt. Defiance. Their beautiful Cider Barn has a grand space and facilities to host events up to 200 people. The large porch and patio are the perfect spot for outdoor ceremonies, cocktails and photos. Enjoy a large open room with a 25 foot dark wood bar, wood burning fireplace, very high ceiling, and string lights. A preferred vendor list is available for meals.
Copper Fox Distillery, Williamsburg
Located on the edge of Colonial Williamsburg, Copper Fox Distillery sprawls across an historic and recently renovated 6-acre plot that includes nine buildings, a built-in swimming pool and a freshwater pond. Offerings include several fun and distinctive spaces for VIP Whisky and Cocktail Experiences, after-hours conference events and special celebrations. The Tasting Room and adjacent patio and fire pit is perfect for smaller groups of up to 50 and the SpeakEasy and attached deck can accommodate up to 100. Outdoor space is available for a tent for larger groups.