Hidden Wedding Venue Gems for Every Style in Virginia
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Weddings are such beautiful celebrations, and those celebrations deserve the perfect setting! Whether a couple is looking for a laid-back casual beach wedding or a black tie evening at a museum, there are hidden gems all over Virginia when it comes to finding the perfect spot to host family and friends on one of the most important days of a couple's life.
FOR THE MUSEUM COUPLE: Hermitage Museum and Garden, Norfolk, VA
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The Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk is a personal favorite – it represents the true historical beauty of coastal Virginia. From historic house to museum in 1942, the Hermitage has a waterfront backdrop, a giant magnolia tree for portrait time, and sweet little grottos. It is a well-loved outdoor venue for the couple who wants a timeless wedding with a view.
FOR THE BEACH COUPLE: Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, VA
FOR THE BARN COUPLE: Silverbrook Farm, Purcellsville, VA
I asked one of my wedding planner friends to share one of her favorite barn wedding locations here in Virginia because there are just so many amazing options, and I wanted to find a truly hidden gem for the couple who loves all things rustic with true comfort charm, so I'm going to hand it over to Antonia of Antonia Christianson Events for this one!
"Dating back to the 1700's, Silverbrook Farm in Purcelleville is absolutely charming. It is actually a B&B and reception venue owned by the sweetest woman named Dot. Generations of Dot's family have actually lived in the B&B part of the property, and as the family grew, they added onto the house. Now other families get to enjoy the gorgeous views, history, and stories that were kept private for so many years."
FOR THE GARDEN COUPLE: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA
FOR THE ESTATE COUPLE: Historic Mankin Mansion, Richmond, VA
FOR THE SEASIDE COUPLE: Oyster Farm at Kings Creek, Cape Charles, VA
Tucked away on the Eastern Shore, The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek in Cape Charles immediately greets you with bright cheerful colors of their marina and event buildings. For a nautical destination to invite loved ones from all over, Oyster Farm hosts beautiful oceanviews, local water and land activities, restaurant, and on-site lodging making it the perfect nook for a wedding weekend getaway.
How about you? What are some of your favorite hidden wedding venue gems in Virginia? Share in a comment below!