Your Day. Your venue. We're here to help make your vision a reality! Thatch Winery is a boutique property located just 10 minutes from downtown Charlottesville. Lined with meticulously manicured vineyards and mature trees, Thatch provides the perfect setting to exchange vows on your special day. We’ve been hosting weddings for the past 18 years and recently underwent extensive renovations to enhance the experience for our wedding couples.
(Previously First Colony Winery)
Indoor - Rustic Loft:
This recently renovated space features a built-in bar, stunning slate fireplace, and enchanting bistro lighting throughout. This is an ideal space for a relaxed reception that allows guests to mingle and dance the night away in comfort.
Outdoor - View of the Vineyard:
The outdoor option provides the most flexibility for design. This outdoor event space is nestled near our vines and the space can be tented to accommodate up to 200 people.
Couples are welcome to use licensed vendors of their choosing or select from our list of preferred vendors.
Have questions? Let us know, we're flexible. We have pricing and event packages to fit any budget.
All-day access to our Bridal Suite is included in every package. Caterers will have access to our warming kitchen.
- Dedicated Wedding & Events Manager to help make your vision a reality
- 120 chairs and various tables included in venue rental
- Setup assistance
Situated on 60 acres, Thatch Winery features gardens, patios, a new expansive back deck, a renovated loft, two fireplaces and three tasting bars. Thatch has over 12 acres under vine featuring varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
Thatch is the only winery in the country with a custom thatched roof, which was topped off in 2015.
Contact us for a tour! We’d love to show you around our beautiful property.
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As a catering company we love working events at First Colony Winery. The staff there goes above and beyond helping clients create their perfect event! They also include many rentals that clients will already need helping them save on their overall budget.
I had the pleasure of providing my DJ services at First Colony Winery for a late October wedding, which was amazing. The venue has ample parking, easy loading/unloading, and allows you several different great areas on the property. Not to mention this venue offers a lot of great scenery for photos. The staff here at first colony were accommodating from start to finish and I look forward to working with them in the future!!
We absolutely love working at First Colony! They are responsive, attentive and always on the ball, And the wine is amazing! The client always comes first here and they are assured a happy day!
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- Bridal Suite
- Set Up
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- Uncovered Outdoor
What kind of wedding events does Thatch Winery offer?
- Bridal Shower
- Engagement Party
- Rehearsal Dinner
What services does Thatch Winery offer for wedding events?
- Bar Services
- Clean Up
- Event Planner
- Get Ready Rooms
- Outside Vendors
- Pet Friendly
- Set Up
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