Dreamy Waynesboro Area Wedding Venues
Everyone loves a good party, and there’s no better time to celebrate than at your wedding. Here are some of the area’s most picturesque sites that can accommodate big crowds or intimate gatherings. Begin planning your happily ever after in Waynesboro today!
Perched on a hill above Waynesboro, the Queen Anne-style Fairfax Hall was originally built in 1890 as a railroad hotel. Over the years, this graceful building has been used for a variety of purposes and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Restored in the early 2000s, Fairfax Hall is ready to host your elegant wedding with up to 275 guests. The climate-controlled dining room and porches offer lots of flexibility in setup and the indoor setting can set your mind at ease in terms of weather issues.
Dreamy Swannanoa sits regally on the top of Afton Mountain waiting to be the backdrop to your fairytale wedding. Built in 1912 as a summer home for a railroad scion and his beloved wife, the marble palace has since lived a variety of lives and can be rented for weddings and photoshoots. Pre-restored, but still magnificent, there's plenty of room to individualize the space and for guests to spread out and enjoy the scenery. Peek around the columns on the porch, pose under the Tiffany window on the sweeping stairs, or embrace your beloved under the portico: Your photos will look like they came from a magazine!
Turk Mountain Event Center can handle even the largest guest lists with over 9,000 square feet of cool, modern space with sealed concrete floors and open industrial ceilings. There’s plenty of room to create separate ceremony, reception, and dance floor areas. There’s even a covered portico entrance for outdoor seating or cocktails with views of Turk Mountain. The space also offers plenty of parking, a catering kitchen, WiFi, an audiovisual system, as well as tables, chairs, and linens for up to 300 guests. Wedding packages include a two-day rental of the space, ideal for set up and take down. The event center can help with vendor recommendations.
Family-owned Sky Ridge Farm makes the most of its rustic charm and gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge. Hold your wedding and reception outside or in the historic barn that’s been updated into a beautiful and convenient event space. When you book at Sky Ridge Farm, you’ll have three entire days to set up, take down, and hold additional events like your rehearsal dinner. Rentals include reception room and balcony space for 200 people, tables and chairs as well as other furnishings for display, a caterer’s kitchen, and a separate bridal suite and groom’s room with their own restrooms.
Want the look of a rural, barn-style wedding with all the modern comforts and conveniences? Check out 45-acre East View Farms. The large climate-controlled barn space was built in 2019 and designed to be a wedding venue. It also has grand views of the mountains. Along with space and seating for over 300 guests, there are individual bridal and groomsmen suites with restrooms, a large kitchen, a patio and firepit, a covered porch with ceiling fans, and plenty of parking with an attendant. There’s even a golf cart to shuttle VIPs. East View Farm can be rented by the weekend or for a single day.
Red August Farm lets you take advantage of its 15 scenic acres to design the wedding setting you’ve always looked for. There are several peaceful outdoor spaces with lovely views as well as a 4,300 square-foot historic barn that was originally constructed in the 1920s and has been modernized into an event venue. Red August farm can host up to 300 wedding guests. There are spaces for caterers, and the bride and groom can relax in large, private suites. Along with the barn space, there’s a stately outdoor fireplace, a gazebo, and a huge covered patio that could serve as a space for the reception, rehearsal dinner or cocktails.
The eight idyllic acres surrounding Heritage Hill B&B makes it feel like a rural retreat, but the charming colonial-style house is actually conveniently located just outside the Waynesboro city limits. Heritage Hill holds ceremonies and receptions. It can also provide accommodations for up to 12 members of the wedding party. Set up your reception tent on the large, manicured lawn and get ready for your wedding in style in the B&B’s luxurious rooms. Wedding packages include two nights in the B&B as well as a delicious breakfast in the morning. Stunning mountain views will shine in your photographs!
Imagine holding your ceremony in a grassy field surrounded by acres of Barren Ridge Vineyard’s grape vines with a mountain backdrop. Follow that with a cocktail hour in the tasting room and on the patio under a show-stopping sunset. And then, how about a reception and dancing for up to 150 guests in the second-floor ballroom that’s complete with more incredible views, adjustable lighting, an in-house audio system, and a balcony with steps leading to the patio? Barren Ridge Vineyard offers several different spaces to hold your big event as well as a caterer’s kitchen and a private dressing room for the bride.
Feeling more traditional? The Best Western PLUS Waynesboro Inn & Suites Conference Center has a fabulous large ballroom to accommodate up to 300 of your closest friends and family. They even offer a free suite for the bride and groom, as well as a reduced group rate for your guests.
We know this is only scratching the surface when it comes to planning your big day, so check out this round up for more helpful vendors you can tap into throughout the process!