18755 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135
This is our winner for the best view in Northern Virginia. Perched just below the peak of a mountain, nearly 1,000 feet above sea level, the venue offers panoramic views of Virginia’s scenic beauty. On the other side, you can see another stunning view – sunset behind rows of grapevines that stretch up to the top of the mountain behind the venue. The reception space seats up to 75 guests in a rustic setting.
5535 Blue Valley Way, Delaplane, VA 20144
Blue Valley has a breath-taking sunset view that you have to see to believe. The venue itself sits at the peak of a mountain, with an expansive, light-filled space that seats over 225 guests. It’s the best of both worlds – rustic mountain views in a modern, airy space. Couples looking for a mountain view from a space that isn’t a rustic barn will appreciate the design of this venue.
516 Hughes River Rd, Madison, VA
Barns of Madison County is a bit off the beaten bath, but for close-up mountain views it can’t be beat. Between the two historic red barns is a patio with a glass-topped ceiling. The Blue Ridge mountains seem to hover just off the patio, and the covered ceiling means guests can enjoy the views even in the rain. The Barns can accommodate up to 100 guests, and affordable prices start under $6,000 for peak days.
540 Cliff Road, Linden, VA
With floor to ceiling windows that overlook a view to die for, Blue Mountain Lodge is the ultimate mountain venue for a small, intimate wedding. It doesn’t have an enormous seating capacity, but you and your closest loved ones will be able to see what looks like all of Virginia and maybe a few more states after that.
455 Lonesome Dove Trail, Lexington, VA 24450
House Mountain Inn and Irvine Estates are separate but adjacent venues, each with panoramic views of the Allegheny Mountains in a rustic lodge setting. Irvine Estates seats up to 230 guests, while House Mountain Inn offers and outdoor pavilion with room for up to 150.
17379 Wolftrap Drive, Gordonsville, VA, 22942
Wolf Trap has several venue spaces available, and Black Meadow is its newest outdoor pavilion. It seats up to 180 and is enclosed on 3 sides, with the fourth side providing expansive mountain views. There are ceiling fans (but no a/c), although the restrooms are climate-controlled. With overnight Friday-Saturday packages under $8,000 (2023 rates), and Sunday packages for half that, this venue is a great bargain. DIY couples will love that you can even hammer nails into the corkwood walls and put up your own decorations.
36140 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132
Kalero’s Heartstone Barn sits atop a cliff and looks out over the Blue Ridge Mountains. There is a stone patio and large covered deck, so guests can enjoy the view, especially at sunset. With a convenient indoor/outdoor layout, versatile spaces, easy parking, room for 130 inside the barn, and an accessible Purcellville location, Kalero is one of the most popular venues in Loudoun County. With Saturday peak-season rates (2023) starting under $8,000, it’s also one of the most affordable.
36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln, Purcellville, VA 20132
Breaux Vineyards is one of the few venues on our list that offers a modern indoor space. The building is designed in the style of a Tuscan winery, and the main ballroom features tall windows, crystal chandeliers, and not a rustic beam in sight. It nevertheless offers breathtaking vineyard and Blue Ridge Mountain views.
5305 Marriott Lane • Hume • Virginia 22639
The Ranch accommodates up to 125 wedding guests, and offers overnight lodging as part of its inclusive packages. There is an outdoor ceremony site with Blue Ridge Mountain views, and nearby shuffle board courts for some unique entertainment during cocktail hour. The pavilion where receptions are held features a large, covered, outdoor seating area, with a vintage look and lots of comfy seating and gathering areas.
267 Elgin Drive, Luray, VA 22835
While Luray is a bit outside of Northern Virginia, it’s popularity as a DC day-trip, and the plethora of lodging options available there, make it a favorite spot for NoVa couples. Faithbrooke is one of the best known venues in Luray, and it offers a barn space with seating for up to 200, an outdoor ceremony spot with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a patio and lawn area for cocktail hour, and a resident antique truck for awesome photo opps. Sunsets at Luray are particularly beautiful, and guests are known to spill out of the barn after dinner to snap photos as the sun goes down over the mountains.
1108 Longs Road, Luray, Virginia 22835
This historic manor house and barn offer views of the Massanutten and Blue Ridge Mountains, as well as indoor and outdoor spaces. It is one of the more rustic spaces on our list, and is perfect for nature lovers hoping to enjoy most of their wedding outside, and then end with a spectacular sunset.
15286 Woodgrove Rd. Hillsboro, VA 20132
Silverbrook Farm is a historic barn venue nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It offers seating for up to 150 guests, as well as overnight lodging. Micro-wedding and elopement packages are available as well. The greenery-covered arbor overlooking the mountain view is a permanent feature of the venue, and the property features a romantic garden as well.
Cover photo by Southern and Grace Photography.