So you want to get married at a vineyard in Virginia or maybe Maryland? And, why wouldn’t you!? A built-in selection of handpicked, local wines and magnificent scenery to boot! Options for dining al fresco and getting married with gorgeous landscape behind you are plenty in Virginia’s wine country, and Maryland, too. If you’re planning to have a vineyard (or apple orchard) wedding, we’ve picked out a few ideas to get you started. Cheers! Or should we say, bottoms up!?

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Photo Credit: Kristi Odom Photography

Morais Vineyards & Winery

If you want a true fairytale wedding with a vineyard location (Like this one!) set your sites on Morais Vineyards & Winery. The venue boasts a truly stunning ballroom (Hardwood floors!) and a balcony that overlooks the vast vineyards. Your guests, up to 300 of them, can enjoy cocktail hour in the tasting room and there’s also an option for an outdoor ceremony!

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Photo Credit: Kristi Odom Photography

Hillsborough Vineyards

How does a panoramic view of the Loudoun Valley countryside and a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountain sound for a picturesque wedding venue? Enter Hillsborough Vineyards with its vines, gardens, stone laden patio and open and airy reception space. The venue can accommodate up to 150 people and all 150 of those people can enjoy the vineyard’s award winning wines! Learn even more about Hillsborough in our virtual wedding venue tour.

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Photo Credit: Michelle Lindsay Photography

Bluemont Vineyard

Bluemont Vineyard is perfect for a rustic inspired wedding and you can hold your intimate receptions in either The Cellar or The Stable. No matter what location you choose, you’re guarunteed breathtaking views of the surrounding grounds! To give you more of a taste of the casual elegance you’ll find at Bluemont, check out our past wedding features including this fun and vibrant affair and this natural and organic fete.

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Photo Credit: Kristen Gardner Photography

Veritas Vineyard & Winery’s

If you’d prefer to have a tented outdoor reception, you may like Veritas Vineyard & Winery’s options. In addition to the Charlottesville venue’s smaller indoor spaces and their grand hall, the lawn is also available for your ceremony and reception. With unobstructed views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a perfectly paired custom dinner and wine menu no less! Here’s a peak into what a wedding at Veritas Vineyard looks like.

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Photo Credit: Holland Photo Arts

Running Hare Vineyard

You may think Virginia when it comes to vineyard weddings in our area but Maryland has a few gems too! Running Hare Vineyard is one of them, in Prince Frederick, MD, with the opportunity to have your ceremony in the vineyards, cocktail hour on the patio and reception in the ballroom.

Castle Hill Cider

Just outside of Charlottesville, Castle Hill Cider uses a wide variety of locally grown apples to make their organic hard apple cider. You could host your wedding ceremony and reception overlooking their apple orchards and meadows in a large picturesque barn. The options are truly endless at this unique location! If you aren’t sold, check out this real rehearsal dinner at Castle Hill Cider. Just stunning!

If this wasn’t enough to get you started wedding location shopping, be sure to check out our other DC area wedding location tours, or browse our comprehensive list of DC area wedding location options.

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