Guildford Farm is located just North of Charlottesville in Greene County, tucked away in the heart of Virginia’s wine country. This ideal wedding and event venue boasts the perfect setting with fantastic panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling green meadows, and a shimmering lake. An event at Guildford Farm is enhanced by exquisite scenery, natural charm, and rich history.
THE MANOR HOME
Built in the 1790’s, Guildford Farm was the original home of the Early family, the namesake of Earlysville, Virginia. In 2003, the nearly 8,000 square foot home was completely restored. The home offers 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a stunning 13 original fireplaces.
Many bridal parties utilize the home for wedding day preparations and post-wedding lodging. It is the perfect backdrop for a charming ceremony, taking candid photographs, and making memories that will last a lifetime. Guildford Farm offers many options on the Manor Home's covered front porch and it's Grand Lawn for events. Get an inside look on of Guildford Farm's Manor Home HERE.
When you arrive at Guildford Farm for the first time, you will be immediately struck by the relatively untouched beauty of the property. With 150 private acres of picturesque Virginia countryside, there are fantastic surroundings at every turn. From the tranquility of the gently rolling pasture and shaded lakeside banks, to the stateliness of the historic home and charming rustic barn; this wedding and event venue is as unique as it is expansive.
This amazing wedding venue offers the bridal party 48 hours of unrestricted access to the property and a unique opportunity to throw your dream wedding – one that truly fits your taste and personality. Prefer a little guidance? We will be happy to provide ceremony and reception location recommendations on the property that we feel maximize the beauty of your surroundings. Scroll down for a brief teaser on some of our favorite options. For photographs, inspiration and more information about our wedding and event options, visit our VENUE Options page.
CEREMONY OPTION 1 - OPEN FIELD OVERLOOKING REFLECTIVE LAKE
If you've always wanted a waterside wedding where the bride and the groom have a sparkling backdrop that reflects it's gorgeous surroundings, look no further. Guildford Farm's Reflective Lake is a unique option for your wedding ceremony. Surrounded by many acres of gently rolling green lawn with a forest of mature trees and a panorama of mountain views in the distance. The best part of the open field overlooking the reflective lake option is that you can have an unlimited number of guests!
CEREMONY OPTION 2 - THE GRAND LAWN
For an elegant and charming option for your wedding ceremony, the Grand Lawn surrounding our historic manor home is a fantastic choice. Choose the front with the long, brick, walkway and you'll have the perfect aisle and the expansive, covered front porch as the 'stage' for your bridal party. The expansive side yards for a vibrant green backdrop with grand, old oak trees, mountain views, and panoramic natural surroundings.
CEREMONY OPTION 3 - INTIMATE INDOOR CEREMONY
Last but not least, imagine the comfort and coziness of saying “I do” in front of a beautiful wood mantle decorated with your favorite greenery or flowers. Our nearly 3,000 square ft main reception room in the event facility can openly welcome you and your guests for an intimate indoor ceremony.”
RECEPTION OPTIONS - The Event Center
Our NEW custom designed facility offers nearly 4,000 square feet of temperature controlled indoor space including all of the amenities needed to provide an extra level of comfort for your guests (recommendation of 50-200 guests). This is not just another farm and barn venue: the new reception center was designed for weddings/events...but also matches the timeless beauty and classiness of the entire Guildford Farm property. Choose between the outside covered patio or the indoor facility.
My (now) husband and I fell in love with the scenic backdrop and unique farmhouse during out site visit to Guildford! Although we ended up going with a different reception site, we knew we wanted to include Guildford in our wedding weekend. We worked with the Kiblers to design the rehearsal dinner we always wanted! We had our family stay on the farm which was great to have everyone in one place and we had dinner on the property! We had many guests from out of town and were able to host the perfect casual welcome party on site and our guests were able to explore the property and play cornhole, canjam and frisbee right in the back yard! The best part about it is it was completely customizable to what we wanted it to be! Working with the Kiblers was a pleasure and we were very happy with the day
We could not have found a more perfect venue than Guildford Farm! Roddy and Jeanne were incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the wedding planning process. They made everything as easy as possible and provided great suggestions at every turn. We opted to use the property, including the amazing house, for our entire wedding weekend and it was amazing! Having the whole wedding party in one place made for a stress-free wedding day, and everyone commented on how the whole weekend felt like one awesome family reunion. Guildford Farm is absolutely gorgeous- the views for our outdoor ceremony made it feel truly magical and there was no shortage of backdrops for pictures. If you are looking for a beautiful venue that won't add any stress to your wedding planning- Guildford Farm is a great fit!
The Kiblers were incredible. The venue is stunning all by itself, but Roddy and Jeannie just made everything even better. They really make you a part of their family and were totally understanding and flexible when my merchant marine fiance got stuck in Africa for work and could not make it home for the original wedding date. Roddy calmed me down and made sure they had a date that would work for us. The wedding was beautiful, of course ( I mean, look at the place!) But, the Kiblers really go above and beyond to make the day extra special. I had a gorgeous wedding, but now, we have some great friends. We are so lucky that we were able to have our wedding here.
At holiday time, it's easy to start thinking back on the year past, the best moments, the struggles, and everything in between. I especially think about what I'm thankful for. My wife Anita and I got married at Guildford Farm in June. We have since received back our wedding video and our photos, and to say that the wonderful setting at the farm made our wedding more memorable would be a huge understatement. It is absolutely serene there. The mountains are visible in the distance, the pond and sloping green hills behind it are magnificent, and the sheer size of the outdoor space on the farm gives you so much flexibility when you're planning out your big day's festivities. But what I'm most thankful for, by far, is Roddy and Jeanne Kibler, who helped make Anita and I's day even more memorable. They prepared snacks for us while we got ready, in between gardening and prepping so that everything outside was absolutely perfect. They helped coordinate vendors and show them around the farm while we spent the last few hours enjoying time with our friends and family before we said our I Dos. It's normally the people you remember during your big moments in life, and for this one, we couldn't have picked two better people to around us than Roddy and Jeanne. They are a big reason why Guildford Farm is a must visit, must schedule for those big moments in your life.
The owners are incredibly helpful and kind and the space is beautiful. It's a much better value than others we looked at in the area in that it cares more for the bride and groom and only books one wedding per weekend, so that you don't feel like you're rushed in and out. We have the opportunity to use it the entire weekend so it is a lot more flexible and intimate than other venues, and a great price! Definitely recommend.
Guildford Farm exceeded my expectations as a wedding venue. The views along with the barn and farm house made for AMAZING wedding photos. My favorite part was the beautiful bridal suite! Being able to book the farm house for the entire wedding weekend made for an intimate weekend with our friends and family. I would definitely recommend booking with Guildford for your upcoming wedding!