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150 private acres of picturesque Virginia countryside

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC VISION FOR YOUR WEDDING WEEKEND?

Do you have a specific vision for your wedding weekend? At Guildford Farm, we are proud to offer 150 acres which provides endless opportunities for you to customize your ceremony location. We have included our two most popular locations below, but by all means, we welcome your creativity to utilize the space that we offer!

CEREMONY OPTIONs

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.

THE Manor

Built in the 1790’s, Guildford Farm was the original home of the Early family, the namesake of Earlysville, VA. In 2003, the nearly 8,000 square foot home was completely restored. The home offers 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and a stunning 13 original fireplaces. During the restoration, the original architecture of the home was meticulously preserved. When inside, you’ll appreciate the exquisite woodwork, hand-carved mantels, and wide heart pine floors. The home is located in the middle of a 150-acre picturesque estate overlooking a 2-acre pond to the East and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to the West.

Many wedding parties utilize the home for wedding day preparations and post-wedding lodging. It is the perfect backdrop for a ceremony, candid photographs, and memories that will last a lifetime.

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 farm house and rustic barn; this wedding and event venue is as unique as it is expansive.

This amazingly unique wedding venue offers the bridal party twelve 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 that we feel maximize the beauty of your surroundings.