Explore Park

6498 Dry Hollow RD, Roanoke, VA 24153 Map · Phone number
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About Explore Park

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, at Milepost 115, Explore Park in Roanoke County offers flexible wedding packages that can include the charm of a historic church, the beauty of rustic chic outdoor venues or both! Let your creativity run wild with nature as you plan your ceremony and reception in a multitude of unique settings. Explore Park has that something old and something new that you have been looking for to make your day special! Only 15 minutes from Downtown Roanoke!

Historic church, garden or rustic meadow ceremony and reception options

Competitive pricing

Use ANY catering service or wedding planner

Tables and chairs included with all indoor rentals

Alcohol permitted with proper permit

Ample parking

Host your wedding on the historic Blue Ridge Parkway!


Mount Union Church features beautiful dark wood pews, high ceilings, a raised platform alter with arch, classic sconce lighting, piano and lovely wood flooring. At the rear of the church are dressing rooms.

The Arthur Taubman Center features a large entry room with decorative fireplace and spacious built-in wooden bar; an adjoining solarium; yet another room for buffet or entertaining space; plus a large wrap round deck for cocktail reception and mingling. The upper level features bride and groom dressing rooms plus an additional room that can be used for a multitude of purposes!


Explore Park’s natural beauty lends itself to a wide variety of outdoor wedding and reception options. The Brugh Tavern Lawn is perfect for a tented event and the Butterfly Garden with Pergola Arbor is an intimate and lovely spot. More expansive meadow areas include the Hofauger House Historical Meadows featuring rustic, historical buildings and the Houtz Barn Field featuring a German double crib bank barn and a historical 1800’s blacksmith shop. You can even choose to get married outside of the historic Mountain Union Church as the raised, platform front porch is the perfect majestic alter!

Call today to set up a personalized tour of the venues!

Pricing ranges from $700.00 for one day outdoor rental to our amazing combination package: Combine the Mountain Union Church and the Arthur Taubman Center and both facilities are yours starting noon the day before the wedding through noon the day after the wedding! Combination price is $2,200.00!

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1 Reviews for Explore Park

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4.6 out of 5.0
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    Miranda Holland · Married on 09/07/2019

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    Beautiful and simple venue with a great price and nice people!

    This venue is beautiful! It's simplistic and historical which gives the option of decorating it as much or little as possible. They provided golf carts the day of our wedding to get down to the church and back up to reception hall. It is a small venue and I do no recommend it if you are planning more than 100 people attending, but it's great for smaller weddings. There is a bride room at the church to hide out in till the ceremony starts. They have a bridal suite and groom's suite with private bathrooms and a bigger getting ready room in the upstairs of the reception building. The layout of the building does make it somewhat difficult to fit more than 6 tables, but they provide maps and setup options to fit as many people as possible, which was incredibly helpful. They try very hard to be available for you to see the venue any time up to your wedding. Obviously they can't do this during weddings, but they were willing any other time.
    The one downside, that they can't help, is that the new treequest is along the way to the church and there were people there when we were about to start our ceremony. Not a huge deal, as the church is far enough away that you can't hear the people and is you have it in the evening, most of the people will be gone. Definitely just more of a heads up if that's important to you. They don't have anyone there to help setup or clean up, but a person was there till the event was over if we had questions and to make sure the trash was out and buildings were locked up. You get the venue from Friday to Sunday at a very reasonable price. We loved having our wedding here and they many sites for beautiful pictures (like the overlooks).

    Sent on 12/25/2019

Explore Park FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?
    $ 600.00
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
  • Describe your venue:
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Uncovered Outdoor
    Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Event Rentals
  • What event items are available?
  • What months are included in your peak season?
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?

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  • 6498 Dry Hollow RD, Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 115 Roanoke, VA, 24153 See on map
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