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.
Recommended by 97% of couples
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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
Emily Ely · Getting 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
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
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!