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8 Chains North Winery

Waterford, VA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
35 reviews
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests


2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 150 guests

8 Chains North Winery, a vineyard with a barn in the greater Washington, D.C. area, is a venue that can host a wedding that fits a couple's unique style. This venue has elegant and rustic spaces that are beautifully united by the winery through wooden barrels, chandeliers and rows upon rows of grape vines. Couples will find this venue, located in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport.

Facilities and Capacity

Up to 120 guests can join couples at this venue for their wedding celebration. Ceremonies take place on the lawn in front of the vineyard. Facing the west, this location offers gorgeous opportunities for evening ceremonies with photographs as the sun casts an orange glow over the sky. On the day of the wedding, couples can use the rows of vines, the barrel room, and the rest of the rolling property for portraits of the couple and wedding party. The Compass Rose Banquet Room is the ideal reception space for couples at this venue. It includes high ceilings and dazzling chandeliers with elegantly decorative beads dangling from the bronze fixtures. Stunning cork accent walls are the perfect complement to the rows of barrels in the production room behind glass, giving the space an authentic winery feeling. The French doors in this room lead to a covered patio that may be used as overflow space or a cocktail reception venue. As the night wears on couples may use the Tasting Room, only available after hours. This large area feels cozy thanks to a stone fireplace that serves as the perfect indoor ceremony spot in the event of inclement weather.

Services Offered

Couples are welcome to use this venue for any wedding-related event. It is not just open to ceremonies and receptions, but also invites couples for bridal showers, elopements, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. No matter the occasion, couples can find event items available such as, chairs, dance floor, tables, and tents. For their big day, the venue also provides the following services for couples:

  • Bridal suite and groom lounge
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • Parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Setup
  • Wireless Internet
  • Woman-owned

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    Christine K. Married on 08/13/2022
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    Amazing Venue!

    We wanted a venue for 80 people, somewhere with charm that our guests would enjoy. Everywhere we looked was look big, too small, or too industrial. Until we found 8 Chains North. It was the perfect venue - the room is gorgeous and the site fabulous.

    Elly was amazing in making sure every detail was taken care of. And the wine is so good - our guests raved about our wedding for months.

    I would highly recommend 8 Chains North for your event.

    8 Chains North Winery's reply:

    Christine, Thank you for choosing to host such a special celebration with your nearest and dearest at 8 Chains North. You and Chris were so fun to work with. I loved how you guys incorporated the beach theme from your nuptuals in Turks and Caicos. And the look alike runners as your cake topper was such a sweet touch. All the best to you both.
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    Alex S. Married on 10/23/2021
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    Best winery and wedding experience ever

    We found 8 Chains when doing wine tastings throughout Loudon County. Signed up for their smallest wedding package since we only had 16 people and it was phenomenal. Elly and the entire team at 8 Chains was so helpful and accommodating and removed so many of the decisions that we really didn't care about. Overall is was super stress free, which was exactly what we were looking for! If you're thinking about it, the answer is absolutely yes, book it right now! The fantastic wine doesn't hurt either :)

    8 Chains North Winery's reply:

    Alex thank you for such kind words. You and Chris' star wars themed wedding was one of the funnest we've had. I am so glad we were a great fit. I wish you both all the best, and we will be seeing you around the winery for club events.
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    Kelsey L. Married on 10/16/2021
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    Gorgeous setting, helpful staff, excellent value -- especially for scaled-down weddings during COVID

    After having to delay our “big” wedding celebration due to COVID, it was the biggest relief to find 8 Chains and their coordinator Elly. The mini-mony and elopement packages are so helpful for those looking for something simple, but still celebratory. We had just over a dozen people and it was the absolute best day — in large part because Elly and the rest of the 8CN staff were so professional and accomodating. From our very first call, Elly put our minds at ease about still being able to celebrate our marriage, even in a smaller way than we initially envisioned, and with a number of COVID protocols in place. I was always struck by her professionalism and attention to detail, particularly in the days leading up to and on the wedding when I was distracted by other things — she just got things done. The 8 Chains setting is simply stunning, especially in the fall, and our photos from the first look in the vines will be beautiful. The ability to get ready in the bridal and grooms suites were a huge plus, as it allowed our family to spend the day with us leading up to the ceremony. The winery’s patio and Harvest Room are absolutely perfect for a variety of sizes, and the inside/outside flow was exactly what we were looking for. A huge thank you to everyone at 8CN for their health protocols and helping us find ways to celebrate safely (masks, outdoor dining, etc.) 8CN was flexible with the vendors we wanted to use, and Elly made sure that things happened seamlessly on the morning of the wedding — we blinked and the room and our ceremony site was set up impeccably. The ceremony and dinner went off flawlessly, and we absolutely felt that Elly was constantly going the extra mile to make the night special for us (she sent us home with leftovers for a late-night snack, for example). Our families had the best time and couldn’t stop complimenting the beautiful venue and the incredible staff. Highly, highly recommend 8CN and Elly — would hire both again in a heartbeat.

    8 Chains North Winery's reply:

    It was so much fun working on you and Robbie's wedding. The small intimate evening was pure magic. Seeing you two say "I do" surrounded by your nearest and dearest was very special. We are thrilled that we can offer a safe and inviting venue for all of our couples. Thank you for such kind words. Hope to see you and Robbie around the winery soon.
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8 Chains North Winery 1

Can't make it out to the winery for a tour in person? Our events manager can schedule a time for you to tour the entire venue and ceremony site all from the comfort of your home.

8 Chains North Winery 2

Calling Winter and Spring 2023 couples! Book your January-April winery wedding before the end of 2022 and receive 10% off all packages.

This discount is good any day of the week and is stackable with non-Saturday wedding and military discounts up to a maximum 20% discount.


Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Rick's Flowers Rick's Flowers Wedding Florists

What a wonderful place to host a wedding. We love working there with the excellent staff and easy way they make a wedding a most memorable event. Every time we provide wedding florals there our brides love every aspect of the outdoor spaces and charming interiors. Looking forward to many years of beautiful weddings there. Ricks Flowers

Rochelle Myers Catering Rochelle Myers Catering Wedding Caterers

We love working with the professional team at this beautiful venue! Fantastic staff that goes out of their way to make guests feel welcome. Gorgeous setting with cool details like the cork wall in the Compass Rose room and vistas at the outdoor ceremony site. And who could forget the delicious wines? 8 Chains is a great choice for your special day.

Sammy's Rental Sammy's Rental Wedding Rentals

is always a pleasure working with pros like you guys professional and friendly looking forward to work in the future.

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