A rustic wedding venue in Madison, Virginia, Early Mountain Vineyards offers couples panoramic views and luxurious amenities to celebrate their big day. A part of the wedding industry for the last 6 years, the venue creates memories for those throughout the Madison, Charlottesville, Washington D.C. and Richmond areas. Nestled amongst rows and rows of grapevines, Early Mountain Vineyards is the ideal choice for tying the knot!
Facilities and Capacity
Accommodating up to 200 guests, Early Mountain Vineyards offers five event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception.
Couples who book Early Mountain Vineyards may utilize the chairs and tables provided by the venue.
Early Mountain Vineyards also provides the following wedding-event facilities:
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:
Originally owned by Revolutionary War veteran Lieutenant Joseph Early, who served under General George Washington at Valley Forge, Early Mountain Vineyards was purchased by Jean Case and her husband, Steve, in 2010. After numerous renovations, the venue opened to the public in 2012.
Early Mountain Vineyards is located at the northernmost point on the Monticello Wine Trail. Just 30 miles north of Charlottesville, the venue is a couple hours drive from Washington, D.C. and Richmond.
Recommended by 97% of couples
3 User photos
Jennifer · Married on 06/01/2014
We are so happy we chose Early Mountain as venue. The event staff was always responsive to my emails and questions.Sent on 07/01/2014
We got ready in the cottage, next to the vineyards. This was a great place for the bridesmaids to get ready and relax, have hair/makeup done, have lunch etc. The cottage has 3 bathrooms, plenty of room. We had hair and makeup done in the front room, which had a lot of natural light. It was a perfect setting for getting ready! We did "first look" picture outside of the cottage – the scenery was perfect. The groomsmens have a designated place to get ready in and hang out with couches and a big TV.
We got married on the lawn and it was perfect - the mountains in the background was a great backdrop. We didn't need many decorations for the ceremony to look great because of the great view and scenery. They had plenty of chairs tables, wine barrels, so we didn't need to worry about renting anything except for an archway. We had our cocktail hour on the patio, which was very convenient because it is steps away from the ceremony. They also have an elevator if anyone needs to use it, which is helpful for any handicapped guests.
They also have a great rain backup plan. We didn't need to use it, but it was nice to know we had a backup in case of rain. If it rained the ceremony would have been in the reception area and the cocktail hour in the long hallway. The reception area is so beautiful; it would still have been a great ceremony.
The reception hall looked beautiful! We didn't need a lot to make the room look amazing. Early Mountain does not have a caterer, so we chose our own. This was also helpful because we could set our own budget and not need to meet at high minimum for food. Everything fit into the reception area perfectly, the food stations, bar, dance floor, cake table, etc.
We also used their firepit to have smores, which was so fun! We had a great day, and we were so happy with Early Mountain Vineyards! We can't wait to go back!
Kellie · Married on 11/09/2018
The perfect venue
Early Mountain Vineyard was the first venue we toured and we knew right away it was the perfect fit for us. Virginia is full of beautiful vineyards but Early Mountain is the only venue that is just as beautiful inside as it is outside. It was so wonderful to not have to stress about the weather. The staff is super friendly and helpful, the wine is delicious and the cottage on the property is the cherry on top of this perfect venue. The chairs and lanterns that came with the venue rental saved us a lot of money on decor and centerpieces! My advice would be to make sure that you join their wine club before your wedding to get a discount on the wine. We ended up having to buy more wine than expected because even our non-wine drinkers were loving it!Sent on 12/20/2018
Marykate Dalton · Married on 10/07/2018
Early Mountain is simply breathtaking!
Early Mountain Vineyards puts together a wonderful experience for the bride and groom and their guests. They worked closely with our other vendors to make our day magical! The tasting room and the ball room are simply breathtaking! They were very accommodating to all our needs and very quick to respond to emails and phone calls during the planning process! We loved working with them!Sent on 11/19/2018
This venue offers the below options which may impact pricing:
Early Mountain Vineyards Price Rates
The venue is just so dreamy! The event hall is so magical soon as you walk-in, we just love designing pretty blooms and fresh greenery throughout the property. The staff at EMV are just so kind and helpful. We just LOVE working at Early Mountain! xo
Local Nanny Network absolutely loves entertaining children at Early Mountain Vineyards! It is such a gorgeous venue inside and out and has stunning mountain views! We love supervising children attending the wedding in the Grooms Lounge. It's quite cozy with a big leather couch and a few oversized chairs. The round table in the lounge makes for a wonderful craft table and an area for games. It's also close to the reception area for parents to pop in to check in on their children. We love Early Mountain and their wonderful staff! We highly recommend Early Mountain to any brides looking for a gorgeous venue. This venue is also makes for a wonderful winter wedding spot!
Early Mountain Vineyards is a gorgeous venue and their team is so professional and a dream to work with!