Virginia Estate Weddings and Corporate Event Venues
Virginia, the state that sits at the heart of the East Coast’s Mid Atlantic region, is imbued with a strong sense of history. Virginia estates, many of which have grounds and facilities that date back more than two centuries, are ideal locations for hosting wedding ceremonies, receptions and other special events. Their classic design and timeless elegance create a romantic atmosphere that will make any wedding celebration more vibrant, more stylish, and more memorable. Perhaps the Virginia Tourism Council was thinking of the romantic ambiance of these estates when it coined its well-known tag-line “Virginia is for lovers.” The architecture and history, though impressive, are not the only attractive aspects of Virginia’s wedding and event venues. The state’s forests, low-rolling hills and sandy stretches of seaside provide an inspiring backdrop for brides and grooms who want their special day to take place in a more-natural setting.
Berryville sits in the Shenandoah Valley in northwestern Virginia. This part of the Eastern US is known for its forests, foothills, and overall natural beauty. Like many towns in the state of Virginia, Berryville has a rich history, which can still be seen in the large historic homes that are scattered throughout the town. Many of these estates, some of which date back to the early 19th Century, have been renovated and are now able to host a variety of events. Because of this, Berryville is a great option for people looking for a classic venue to host their wedding or special event. Some of Berryville’s estates have been converted into inns, while others are event venues that also have onsite accommodations. Estates with meeting rooms and large lawns are also a part of Berryville’s event estate menu. This means that events from family reunions and luncheons to corporate retreats and business meetings can also find a home in Berryville.
Charlottesville, Virginia sits in the central part of its state. Charlottesville is known both for its pleasant atmosphere and for being the home of two early US presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe. Monroe’s estate, the Ash Lawn Highland, now actually hosts weddings and variety of special events. The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, so even though it is a small town, it has a great infrastructure, making it easy for vacationers and event attendees to both get to Charlottesville and to get around after they have arrived. In addition to the obvious sense of romance that comes from having your wedding in a place with such history, the central location of Charlottesville makes it a good choice for other events, such as family reunions, corporate retreats, business conferences and any other type of important meetings. Of course you don’t need to use an event as an excuse to go to Charlottesville. With historic sites, wineries, horseback riding, and plenty of estates that cater to vacationers’ accommodation needs, there is no need to wait until you are invited to a special event to go to this attractive Virginia town.