A rustic wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, First Colony Winery boasts stunning sunsets and a unique thatched roof. An active member of the wedding industry since 2001, the venue’s Southern hospitality and intimate atmosphere make it the ideal wedding destination. Lined with meticulously manicured vineyards, First Colony Winery provides the perfect backdrop to exchange vows on your special day!
Facilities and Capacity
First Colony Winery accommodates up to 75 guests in its indoor facility and up to 200 guests with the outdoor space. Couples may fall in love with the new, beautiful outdoor option, positioned right near our vines, creating a picturesque wedding you will not forget. For weddings of 75 guests or less, brides and grooms can also decide to use our rustic Loft decorated in twinkle lights that emit their own form of magic.
The venue offers an array of services and amenities. Couples who book First Colony Winery benefit from the following:
First Colony Winery also provides a range of wedding event facilities. Interested couples benefit from the following:
First Colony Winery is nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Situated on 11 acres, the venue is 10 miles from Charlottesville.
Recommended by 93% of couples
jennifer · Married on 01/18/2017
First Colony Winery was the perfect place for my partner and I to elope!. The venue is gorgeous, and the staff is friendly, accommodating, and attentive. I would strongly recommend FCW as a wedding or event venue to anyone!Sent on 02/23/2017
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User5297567 · Recently married
Heather and Bruce were very responsive and flexible from the first time we visited the winery. We chose First Colony because my daughter wanted a bbq 4th of July 'party' style wedding -- not a ballroom type affair. First Colony was rustic enough to satisfy that description, but had the capacity to seat 150 guests in air conditioning if the weather didn't permit us to have outdoor seating. It did in fact pour down rain during dinner and we were comfortable with our 145 guests upstairs. The DJ was set up downstairs in the tasting room and that's where the dancing took place. Some of the features of First Colony that appealed to us: the price; tables and chairs didn't have to be rented; we could bring in our own alcohol for the caterer to serve; there is a large walk in refrigerator to store flowers and food before reception; the very kind owners. Some of the negatives: with a group as large as ours we weren't able to accommodate dancing and eating in one area inside; the food servers had to replenish the upstairs buffet via the main stairway that the guest were using; the outdoor lighting wasn't sufficient without additional lights brought in; the air conditioner did not cool sufficiently. Overall we were very pleased with First Colony and felt we made a good choice based on what our daughter wanted.Sent on 07/27/2015
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Shameka · Married on 06/17/2017
Excellent Staff and Venue. Very professional and friendly.
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!