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Thatch Winery

Charlottesville, VA View map
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 4.8 out of 5
25 reviews
$5k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$5k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 100 guests

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)

The Spaces:


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.


Services Offered:

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$1,875

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$4,000

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$1,875

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Garden
Loft
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Bar Services
Clean Up
Event Planner
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor
Furniture
Lighting
Tables

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
November
December

25 Reviews

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Rated
4.8
out of 5.0
Recommended by 96% of couples
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5
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    Rating 4.8 out of 5

20 User photos

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea D. Married on 12/10/2021
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    Incredible Charlottesville Vineyard Venue

    I can't recommend Thatch enough as your wedding venue! Barrie and the team are so helpful and exactly who you want making your wedding dreams come true. I loved that you could have the ceremony and reception all right there under the gorgeous bistro lights. There is even a little bridal suite and area for the groomsmen all to get ready there. Plus you can enjoy this beautiful secluded vineyard and are only 20 minutes from Downtown Charlottesville. We were married during the COVID pandemic and I can't thank them enough for the reasonable price they offered for the petite wedding package. It was the perfect spot for a small indoor/outdoor wedding. Plus their wine (especially the Rose) is delicious! If you're looking for a special vineyard to get married at that isn't outrageously priced, this is the spot! :)

    Thatch Winery's reply:

    Dear Chelsea and Chris,
    The pleasure was all ours! You and Chris were amazing to work with and we are so glad we got to know you and your families.
    Thank you so much and Congratulations!
    Barrie and the entire Thatch Team.
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    Rebecca R. Married on 11/06/2021
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    Lovely Wedding at Thatch!

    We had our beautiful wedding here back in November, and it was nothing less than perfect. The wine is excellent and so are the views. The picture-perfect setting makes for a magical ceremony. Barrie and her team at Thatch made everything easy, stress-free and streamlined. Barrie provides some lovely wedding décor and inventory for the day-of, along with a list of professional preferred vendors. The team members at Thatch are also responsive to emails with all of all your questions answered, and always happy to coordinate a visit regarding your big day. Thatch will always hold a special place in our hearts.

    Love for all,

    Ross and Rebecca

    Thatch Winery's reply:

    Thank you so much Ross and Rebecca. It was such a joy to host your wedding at Thatch. We look forward to seeing you soon.
    Barrie
  • Paula
    Paula E. Married on 10/31/2021
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    The best venue for an intimate wedding!

    We're so glad we found Thatch for our wedding venue! It was perfect for our small wedding. The space is so beautiful on its own and didn't need a lot of extra decorations to bring in. We got so many compliments on the venue from our guests--it was cozy, intimate, and welcoming! Barrie was such a lifesaver leading up to the wedding, and I HIGHLY recommend having her as a day-of coordinator! I cannot thank her and her team enough for all of their help on our big day.

    Thatch Winery's reply:

    Dear Paula and Robert - Thank you so much for your kind note - we LOVED hosting your wedding and look forward to seeing you both soon!
    Congratulations from the entire Thatch family!
    Barrie

Awards

  • 25
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

4 Endorsements
The Local Restaurant and Catering The Local Restaurant and Catering Wedding Caterers

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.

Mixed Elements Entertainment (Professional DJ Service) Mixed Elements Entertainment (Professional DJ Service) Wedding DJs

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!!

Barb Wired Barb Wired Wedding Planners

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!

Preferred Vendors

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1650 Harris Creek Road Charlottesville, VA, 22902
4349797105

Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday-Sunday 11am - 6pm
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Thatch Winery frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Thatch Winery?

Thatch Winery includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Thatch Winery in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Thatch Winery for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Loft
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Thatch Winery for wedding events?

Thatch Winery offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Thatch Winery offer?

Thatch Winery offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Thatch Winery offer for wedding events?

Thatch Winery offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Bar Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planner
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Thatch Winery have available for wedding events?

Thatch Winery offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Thatch Winery and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Thatch Winery is recommended by 80% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.8 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.8 in quality of service, 4.8 in average response time, 4.8 in flexibility, 4.8 in professionalism and 4.8 in value.

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