A stunning wedding venue in Madison, Virginia, Early Mountain Vineyards offers couples panoramic views and luxurious amenities to celebrate their big day. A destination wedding venue for almost a decade, the venue creates memories for those in the Charlottesville, Washington D.C., Richmond areas and beyond. Nestled amongst stunning vineyards in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards offers a gorgeous four-seasons setting for your winery wedding.
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 are welcome to utilize the ceremony and reception chairs and tables provided by the venue, luxurious patio furniture and firepits as well as an array of decor items including wine barrels, wedding arbor, and Prescott lanterns.
The venue fee includes use of stunning honeymoon cottage nestled in the vines.
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. 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 of hours drive from Washington, D.C. and Richmond.
66 Reviews for Early Mountain Vineyards
Recommended by 98% of couples
18 User photos
Emily Ely · Married on 01/04/2020
LOVED everything about EMV!
From our first email inquiry to the wedding day and even after, we only have positive things to say about our experiences at EMV. The people were responsive, patient with questions, and lovely to communicate with (we worked with Abigail Schwab a lot, and adored her). Wine was delicious - plenty of options (rose was a personal fave). Agree with others- join the wine club for discounted cases; it was also fun to receive wine in the mail leading up to the wedding! Venue was a no-brainer...I've always loved EMV, but then I learned that they provide so much, which made our lives easier. It's also gorgeous, with options for inside and outside. Love the tasting room, verandas, ballroom with fireplaces, painted white brick, exposed ceiling beams... a truly romantic space. I got ready in the cottage (it was much bigger than I had originally pictured) and we stayed there the night-of; beautiful, quiet space -- loved being able to stay here. It also made it easy to visit the venue the next morning, see if we left anything there, and grab flowers. :) My only concern had been the distance from Cville where our guests were staying, but it was a non-issue. We arranged transportation for everyone; it's a straight-shot and easy. AND out guests raved about the venue! We felt the cost of the venue was really reasonable for what you get. In sum, EMV was everything we hoped it would be and more. It was the easiest wedding-related decision we had to make. We are incredibly grateful and glad that we had our wedding there. It was the happiest day of our lives; THANK YOU to everyone at EMV who contributed to the ease and joy of the day.Sent on 05/22/2019
Irene Alexiu · Married on 11/23/2019
Once you see this venue, you cannot NOT book it
Picking EMV as our wedding venue was a no brainer. We came to EMV early on in our relationship and then Chris proposed here...so of course it had a special place in our hearts already! The venue is gorgeous to begin with...but then layer in the decor, florals, staff, service, wine, and THE FIREPLACES, and I can’t even begin to explain how this already amazing space truly transforms. The entire staff make it super easy to plan, coordinate, add, remove, really anything you need for your big day to be a success—starting with the preferred vendor packet they give you when you book them. This was the first place I started looking for vendors, having not used a wedding planner, and it was so helpful leading the way—especially since I live in DC and did not know any vendors in the Charlottesville area. You get a lot for your $$ here, with the venue providing a lot of the chairs, tables, decor, and general ambiance. Caterer has to be through their preferred list (but you have a good range of options and price points) and they do require a day of coordinator (we did this through the caterer and wasn’t an issue) and the wine has to be from EMV (duh!). Sara and team EMV—thank you for making our day so special and memorable—we cannot give you enough praise!!! Oh, and you 100% have to book the honeymoon cottage for as long as you can—pictures do not do it justice for how quaint, romantic, beautiful, PERFECT that little space is.Sent on 12/10/2019
Michelle Rutter · Married on 11/16/2019
Absolutely phenomenal. A dream!
Early Mountain Vineyards (EMV) was the first venue I looked at and I knew from that moment it was perfect! We had a small (75 person) wedding, but it had so much space that it did not feel empty, but could easily accommodate more. The food- AMAZING. The wine- AMAZING. The service from EMV- AMAZING. Their new chef is phenomenal and many of our friends and family complimented us on the service, wine, delicious food, and all around great experience. Our coordinator through the EMV, Sara, was a GODSEND (someone give that woman a Christmas bonus!). She was always responsive, always helpful, always kind- she made me feel like I was a friend she was helping, not a client. The modern amenities like the elevator made my grandparents happy and the ease of the entire weekend from staying on the property, to our rehearsal, to the wedding, made me a happy bride. There was never a moment I worried or had to stress. Even without a wedding planner, Sara and the EMV team made my wedding a dream. I can't recommend them more!Sent on 11/25/2019
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!