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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.

THE GROUNDS


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!
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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Testimonials

 

 
  • Stacy P
    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!
    Stacy P
  • Katie K
    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!
    Katie K
  • Katie S
    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!
    Katie S
  • Christine K
    There are not enough positive things that I can say about Guildford Farms! They worked with us when we had to reschedule due to the pandemic and made the process seamless. Our wedding went exactly as planned and every guest loved the venue! Perfect location for an intimate wedding with the beautiful views of Virginia in every direction!
    Christine K
  • Lani S
    Guildford Farm was the ideal place for our daughter’s October wedding weekend. The new, beautiful event center and lovely, grand historic home, enhanced by the natural beauty of rolling pastures and surrounding mountain views, make for a magical setting. The beauty and versatility of the spaces and property were only matched by the Kiblers’ warm hospitality, care, responsiveness, and flexibility. Throughout the planning their priority was to make sure the wedding and weekend were everything our daughter and son-in-law wanted it to be and they achieved that with flying colors. The new event center, with its simple, classic, natural light-filled interior offered a great canvas on which to see our daughter’s vision for her wedding reception come to fruition. The space offers great flexibility for dressing it up or having a more casual vibe. It was so nice to have versatility in holding each part of the celebration in different inside and outdoor spaces. We had the ceremony outside with the great surrounding mountain views and lake below, the cocktail hour on the large, covered front patio, the dinner inside, and then because of the size of our daughter’s wedding (200) we opted to get a tent and have the dancing under it, right next to the covered patio. This allowed for great flow for guests between the inside, the patio and the dance floor, making it all seem like one big wonderful space. It was great to also be able to host the rehearsal dinner at the event center. The new center is just one of the big highlights of the property. We also loved having the incredible house for the weekend for the family and bridal party and holding an outdoor wedding send-off breakfast there. Guildford Farm is a fabulous place run by terrific people. You will love working with them and creating your dream wedding weekend!
    Lani S
  •  Ellie S
    My wedding weekend at Guildford Farm was everything I hoped it to be and more. We arranged to come a night early to get settled and relax before all our festivities, which was a great decision. My entire family and my husband’s mom all got to stay comfortably in the lovely, large house for the weekend. The many rooms of the house allowed for lots of space for my family to spread out and be comfortable and for the whole bridal party to be able to be there at the same time the morning of the wedding without the guys and girls seeing each other. The girls used both the master bathroom of the bridal suite for hair and the room across from it, which had gorgeous natural light and a full length, beautiful gilded mirror, for makeup. The guys gathered in the basement game room and were thoroughly entertained! We utilized the balcony for our large wedding party photos. We stood on the front porch and second floor porch of the house, and it was stunning! It was so nice just being footsteps away from the event center. I had forgotten my veil at the house and remembered it shortly before the ceremony started, so I could just send someone to run down to get it. Roddy did an amazing job greeting guests and carting them around the property on his awesomely decorated golf cart (GO DUKES!) We utilized all spaces of the property: we hosted the rehearsal dinner, Friday night meet & greet, and wedding reception all inside and around the event center, which fit all of our 200 wedding guests, and we held a send off coffee/breakfast around the front porch and lawn of the house. Which again, was awesome to only have to relay one address for the entire weekend. Jonny & Katie were both readily available to answer all questions throughout our planning process and through the weekend. They were always so quick to answer questions and figure out solutions for us. It had rained a good bit the days before our wedding, and Jonny was out there on Thursday evening, making sure everything was how we were anticipating. From answering questions from the catering company, the tent rental company, and our day-of coordinator, the Kiblers were attentive with their hospitality and Guildford Farm was the perfect spot to host our wedding!
    Ellie S
  • Traci F
    What an amazing experience from start to finish!!! I had the pleasure of working with this family affair venue. From the initial visit, you could tell this was a great connection. All communication was a positive experience. Always willing to answer questions and give suggestions. Offering to make it “all about you” and “your special day”. This venue and family are the perfect combination for a successful event!!! Book them you won’t be disappointed!!!
    Traci F
  • Brooke R
    Guildford Farm was the best wedding venue ever! The venue was absolutely beautiful in every way. From the historic manor home to the brand new wedding reception facility, Guildford Farm was absolutely perfect. Jonny and Katie (owners and operators) were extremely helpful for more than a year leading up to the wedding. Always answering any questions we had and making their venue accommodating for any special requests we had. Our guests kept on commenting on how beautiful every part of the venue was. A++!!
    Brooke R
  • S G
    Guildford Farm was an outstanding venue! We were thrilled to use the new facility. Jonny and Katie were extremely helpful through the entire process. They were always engaged and answered questions promptly. The manor home stay was outstanding also. All of our guests were very comfortable. It was so convenient to be right on the property! Highly recommend!
    S G
  • Sarah B
    I'm bias: but it was the best wedding ever! I've been in the wedding industry in Charlottesville for 9 years now, and Guildford Farm is a HIDDEN GEM. The thing that sold me on this spot was the Farm House that you get for the ENTIRE weekend (plus the venue of course). I had 14 bridesmaids (ha!) and it was really important to me that we all spent time together, so everyone being able to stay in the house all weekend was so special and sweet. Having it ON the same property as the event venue was so incredibly helpful. I was able to get rentals dropped early, set some things up early, etc. It really helped the day-of logistics be even smoother because so much happened BEFORE the big day (also less stress on me the day of). The event space itself is brand new, so you can't beat that. It is pretty bare so you do need to come in with a vision of what you want to turn the space into (I would highly recommend taking pictures during your tour and going through past weddings so you can see how others did it there). We didn't have our rehearsal dinner there, but I love that you have the venue all weekend so you COULD have it there if you wanted! We did our ceremony outside the venue overlooking the water/mountains, cocktail hour was supposed to be outside in front of the farm house but it was a bit too cold so everyone went inside and they said it was their favorite part (so many people said: "It felt like a huge Christmas party in that cozy house!"), and then our reception was back up at the venue. We had 140 guests and did a cocktail style reception (some seated and some standing). We had seating for about 90-100 guests and then a huge dance floor with a DJ. I love that GF is a bit off the beaten path without being forever away from Charlottesville (only 30 from downtown, 15 from the airport--that's amazing). You get STELLAR views and you're not even far from town! Highly, highly recommend!!!!!
    Sarah B
  • Katie S, the Bride
    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
    Katie S, the Bride
  • Stacy, the Bride
    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!
    Stacy, the Bride
  • Allison, the Bride
    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.
    Allison, the Bride
  • Nick G, The Groom
    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.
    Nick G, The Groom
  • Mary, the Bride
    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.
    Mary, the Bride
  • Katie K, the Bride
    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!
    Katie K, the Bride

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