All Things Weddings In the Shenandoah Valley

There’s no place like the Shenandoah Valley for your wedding! Take a look at all the amenities this unique, serence, and breathtaking place has to offer. We have you covered from the perfect location to the perfect florist. And don’t worry about your guests, there is so much to do to keep them entertained before the big day!

Photography | Catering | Cakes | Florist | Lodging | For Your Guests | Salons & Spas | Carriage Rides | Rentals

UNIQUE LOCATIONS

The Barn at Kline’s Mill
5379 Klines Mill Rd. Linville, VA | 540-801-8139
A gorgeous location for your next special occasion. Stunning tin ceilings, pine tongue and groove and handmade terracotta tiles surround you as you step foot inside this rustic, yet elegant barn. It can accommodate 300 guests seated inside and rental tents can be added for space outside.

The Barn at Mill Creek
8218 Port Republic Road, Port Republic, VA 24471 | 540-442-7777
The Barn at Mill Creek provides an authentic barn wedding experience. The Barn was built in the 1930’s and is of unique construction – a must see! Jacob Yount built the house ca.1796, and the house contained moveable partitions to accommodate Church of the Brethren worship services. During the Civil War battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic, the house served as a hospital for both armies. Appointments to see the property are preferred. If you need diagrams of the barn and property or more general information, please email us at marym119@aol.com.

The Barn at Walnut Grove
12426 Rockingham Pike Elkton, VA 22827 | 540-435-7113
The Barn at Walnut Grove offers an ideal setting for any special occasion to include weddings, receptions, family reunions, corporate events and much more.  Guests are able to enjoy a venue offering both indoor and outdoor options with facilities to accomodate any season of the year. Whether your style be best suited by a candle lit evening affiar, a classic Southern wedding or an intimate garden party, you will find that The Barn at Walnut Grove offers the perfect canvas to create a beautiful event. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Call or email at thebarnatwalnutgrove@gmail.com.

Bluestone Vineyard
4828 Spring Creek Rd. Bridgewater, VA 22812 | 540-828-0099
Bluestone Vineyard is a local winery and vineyard producing wines from the grapes of the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia. Every wedding celebration at Bluestone Vineyard is unique and memorable. The vineyard grounds and winery space combine to create the perfect setting for your celebration. Whether you are looking for a casually elegant tented event or an intimate cocktail hour on the patio, Bluestone Vineyard offers stunning options.

The Columns at Six Penny Farm
1503 Dave Berry Road McGayhesville, VA 22840 | 540-421-0339
A country inn that represents the premiere wedding location in the Shenandoah Valley. This is the place for your country wedding. We are located on a very private 160 acre farm with a stunning Jeffersonian home with an expansive open lawn. Blue Ridge Mountain views and the region’s striking Massanutten Peak are a stunning backdrop for your country wedding, rehearsal dinner, reunion or meeting.

Cross Keys Barn LLC
921 Cross Keys Rd Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-820-1744
In the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the Cross Keys Barn venue offers a rural peaceful location, still conveniently located 10 minutes from Harrisonburg and only 4.5 miles off of Interstate 81. Cross Keys Barn LLC is the only renovated bank barn with modern bathroom facilities in Rockingham County, Virginia.  The barn is at least 100 years old and has been in the Liskey family for 60 years. Cross Keys Barn LLC features the original barn structure with a few extra special touches added.  The barn is perfect for a country wedding or a relaxing meeting atmosphere, dinner party, high school or family reunion, and birthday parties. Crosskeysbarn@gmail.com

CrossKeys Vineyards
6011 East Timber Ridge Rd. Mt. Crawford, VA 22841 | 540-234-0505
CrossKeys Vineyards is a beautiful 125 acre Estate situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Here we produce a wide array of award winning, estate, grown, produced, and bottled wines. Surrounded by the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains, CrossKeys Vineyards is the perfect setting for a relaxing day trip, romantic dinner, grand wedding, and everything in between.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
1400 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-2521
Conveniently located off of 1-81, our hotel offers easy access to James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College, Historic Downtown, Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Choose one of our beautifully appointed guest rooms and enjoy comfortable accommodations.

Eastern Mennonite University Conferences & Events
1200 Park Rd. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-432-4662
Planning a conference, youth gathering, sports camp or professional meeting? The beautiful 90-acre campus of Eastern Mennonite University is perfect for you. During the summer months, when most of the students are gone, the campus is made available to a variety of groups and special events. Some spaces are also available year-round for meetings, dinners and weekend conferences. EMU is situated in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We provide efficient coordination of food service, lodging and scheduling of facilities for external groups.

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at James Madison University
James Madison University MSC 3705 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 | 540-568-3194
Why spend money on flowers? The arboretum has natural beauty that will fulfill any bride’s dream of a fairytale wedding in a garden of exquisite colors. The Arboretum is a beautiful and competively priced setting for lush garden weddings as well as other celebratory or memorial social events, or corporate social events. Garden lovers can continue to shop for native plants, shrubs, and trees, as well as the newest hybrids with Greenhouse Shopping Appoinments. Appointments are made by calling the Arboretum and giving two days, dates, and times when you want to shop.

James Madison University Events & Conferences
James Madison University MSC 3501 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 | 540-568-6330

Plan your meeting, conference or event in a serene setting where technology and nature meet. JMU offers many unique locations to hold your event. Our buildings provide all sorts of room types such as auditoriums, ballrooms, boardrooms, classrooms, computer labs, meeting rooms, outdoor facilities, and theaters. All of our rooms are fully equipped with the latest technology. Designed to provide a wide array of services, our staff can arrange the meeting rooms to fit your needs, whether you need classroom, theater or banquet style. JMU Special Events Catering can provide catering and banquet service to any of location on campus. Summer housing and meal plan options are available during the summer conference season.

Melrose Caverns Lodge
6639 N Valley Pike Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-434-3500
Located near James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College, we are less than 2 hours from Washington, DC and an hour from Charlottesville, Virginia. This beautiful, rustic venue is a perfect spot for your wedding, celebration or special event. Melrose is located in the middle of a large farm and has that unbeatable combination of beauty and history which make it a memorable backdrop for your wedding or special event. Come have your wedding or special event with us!

Mountain Valley Meeting & Retreat Center
3091 Ragtown Road Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-896-7600
Mountain Valley is a unique conference and retreat center, located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Just minutes from Interstate-81 and within two hours of Washington, DC, our relaxed setting provides the perfect atmosphere for your next meeting or event. Examples of amenities offered include high-speed internet access, comfortable accommodations, delicious dining options, and available recreational activities. Mountain Valley is the ideal location for groups and organizations wishing to combine convenience with a peaceful, scenic setting. Additional meeting space can be provided to accommodate larger groups.

On Sunny Slope Farm
1905B Sunny Slope Lane Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-830-5400
Owned by Harry Jarrett, JR., On Sunny Slope Farm is a beautiful location to celebrate anything with your family and friends. Your dream wedding, reception, or special event begins at Sunny Slope Farm – Rockingham County’s premier special events venue. Located in Harrisonburg, VA close to James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, and Bridgewater College. At On Sunny Slope Farm, you will step into a world of gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views, lush landscapes, and intimate reception surroundings. The beauty of the 67 acre farm provides an air of valley distinction and elegance that marries the past and present to provide the perfect backdrop for the quintessential storybook wedding, ceremony, reception, celebration, or special event. On Sunny Slope Farm, they are exclusively yours on your day, ensuring that your event is beautiful and personal in every way.

Pano’s Restaurant
3190 S Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-434-2367
Pano’s has banquet facilities to accommodate most of your functions from Small to Large Groups from 20 to 400 people. We offer an extensive list of hors d’oeuvres, finger foods, dinners and buffets. Pano’s can provide space for Weddings, Anniversaries, Reunions, College formals, and much more!

Spotswood Country Club
1980 Country Club Road Harrisonburg, Virginia | 540-433-2659
Spotswood Country Club features elegant dining facilities for any type of event you may choose. Whether it be an intimate dinner party, wedding reception, graduation, shower, or business meeting, here at the Club we are happy to assist you from conception to completion!

The Terrace at Rocktown
2061 F Eveyln Byrd Ave. Harrisonburg, Virginia | 540-801-8139

A perfect location for any event from a simple business lunch to an elegant wedding reception. It’s a spacious venue that seats 150 guests and offers special touches such as a private buffet room, which allows the buffet to not take up space in the main room and a private outdoor Terrace for your guests to enjoy. Hosts also enjoy the convenience of having everything you need included in the rental fee, such as tables, chairs, dishware, and a wide array of table linens from which you may choose.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

Bessie Black Photography
540-828-6860
Wedding, Event, Family & Portrait Photographer – Bessie loves creating portraits that become treasured family heirlooms to remind you of life’s wonderful moments. It is important to Bessie to take the time to make all things special and to remember the big moments. She photographs what she loves: beautifully excited teenagers beginning their last year of high school, loving couples transforming their lives to live as one and wonderful growing families.

Chelsie Gordon Photography
540-221-0930 or hello@chelsiegordon.com
Fun. Vibrant. Romantic. Wedding photography for the young at heart. I’m inspired by human connection and relationships and I’ll try my best to translate your love in a way that’s unmistakably obvious to anyone who looks at your photos. I love being a part of people’s happiest moments.

Gayle Driver Photography
540-271-5048 or gayledriver@gmail.com
Gayle is an artistic lifestyle photographer and specializes in children’s portrait photography and wedding photography, however, loves working with people of all ages. What a joy to be able to capture that special moment that can be cherished for a lifetime.

Gitchell’s Photography
79 East Market Street, Harrisonburg VA | 540-434-5314 or cgitchell@gitchells.com
Experience The Art of Wedding Photography by Gitchell’s. Our images capture the emotion, elegance, and the excitement of your wedding day. We blend traditional and photojournalistic styles of wedding photography to create images which will insure wonderful and lasting memories of this special day.

J. Ellis Photography
JohnBuller@J-EllisPhotography.com
Passionate for photography at an early age, John first chose to go into documentary film making. But in 2010 started his own photography business after being asked to photograph his friend’s wedding. He loves being responsible for creating something that you will enjoy for your entire life.

Jaime Scott Photography
Jaime Scott is a Fine Art  Child and Wedding photographer based out of Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is available for travel throughout the United States and worldwide with a valid passport and travel documentation. Jaime’s work has been published in local magazines and  popular photography blogs.   

Jodi Miller Photography
info@jodimillerphotography.com
Jodi & Kurt are a husband-wife photography team based in Virginia. Their passion as photographers is to create images that are filled with light and beauty. They believe in simple and thoughtful imagery, that combine intimate moments with timeless portraiture. Their work is filled with softness and romance, finding balance through a masculine & feminine perspective.

Brandy Somers Photography
540-246-1463 or brandysomersphotography@gmail.com
Brandy is a photographer located in Harrisonburg/Rockingham County, Virginia. She enjoys documenting life with camera in hand and specializes in portraits, events, milestones and all those moments in between.

RubySky Photography
540-289-3244 or info@rubyskyphotography.com
Destination Wedding Photography & Lifestyle Portrait Photography {vintage, artistic, modern}. Her photography captures the fun, the joy, and the LOVE. This is evident in her 8 years of experience.

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CATERING

Bella Festa!
80 W. Water Street. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-433-1366

Let us bring Bella Luna’s award-winning pizza, pasta, appetizers and gelato right to your wedding, office, or backyard! Our fully restored 1950s classic truck, complete with wood-fired oven and four-tap draft beer system, will add a unique element of vintage style to any party or event. To accompany our wood-fired pizza, we offer an array of seasonal salads and appetizers, hand-made pastas, breads and more, including our famous gelato from our sister store, Bella Gelato & Pastries.

Early Katering Company
2061F Evelyn Byrd Ave. Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-801-8139
Early Katering Company is a full-service catering company offering affordable excellence and superior service. Owned and operated by Kay Early and Earl Taylor, The Early Katering Company has over 25 years of experience catering weddings, corporate functions, receptions and private parties. We offer special event planning and decoration to ensure your event is everything you desire.

Mashita
716 E Market St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-810-1875
Mashita offers a variety of catering options that will enrich any event.  Individuals, offices, private in home parties, weddings, and more have enjoyed our passion for deliciously crafted eats.  We are always capable of providing our standard menu items for catered events, or anything from elegant cold sandwich platters to braised short ribs with cauliflower-potato gratin.  We customize each menu to your preferences and requests, and thus have no set menus or prices, but we are happy to speak with you about different options!

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CAKES

Heritage Bakery & Cafe
540-564-1200

Passionflower Cakes
540-433-2302
We’ll plan your cake by e-mail, phone, or in person. Complimentary tastings are available for most orders. You’ll notice the difference immediately: no box mix, real Swiss meringue buttercream, delicious fondant, and a large variety of gourmet flavors

Cakes by Cathy
540-908-2339 or cathy@cakesbycathystewart.com
Cakes by Cathy Stewart specializes in custom wedding cakes, wedding cupcakes and groom’s cakes.  Her focus is weddings but will make other cakes. Cathy is committed to designing and creating your individual cake using your ideas and inspirations.  She offers many flavor options.

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FLORIST

Blakemore’s Flowers
4080 Evelyn Byrd Ave. Harrisonburg VA 22801 | 540-434-4461 or 866-599-4461
Voted “Best Flower Shop in the Valley” by Daily News Record, Proudly servicing the community since 1942! Their award winning floral designers create beautiful combinations of the freshest flowers available. Call ahead for that special occassion.  Whether it’s a party, anniversary, birthday, wedding, holiday, or a time of sympathy, Blakemore’s Flowers is here to help! We guarantee all of our products and welcome the opportunity to serve you as our special customers.

Blue Ridge Florist
165 N. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 | 540-434-9931

With over 20 years in the floral industry, the design staff is experienced in all styles of floral design. Their specialty is custom one of a kind arrangements and their mission is to make your flower buying experience pleasant and satisfying.

The Wishing Well
243 Neff Ave. Suite U, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 | 540-908-2333

The Wishing Well proudly serves the Harrisonburg area and is family owned and operated. They are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Their professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. Please contact The Wishing Well by e-mail at info@thewishingwell.biz or call (540)908-2333.

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LODGING

Area B&Bs and Inns
Area Hotels


FOR YOUR GUESTS

Shopping
Dining
Tours


SALONS & SPAS

Area Salons
Area Spas


CARRIAGE RIDES

Classic Carriage


RENTALS

Valley Heirlooms
540-234-0251
A vintage and specialty rental company serving the Shenandoah Valley.  We work with you to make your event unique and memorable. Whether you’re a bride, event planner, photographer, stylist, or set designer, we’re here to help add a vintage touch to your event, photo shoot, or display.

 

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