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.
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.
17 Reviews for Thatch Winery
Recommended by 94% of couples
11 User photos
Chelsea D. · Getting married on 12/10/2021
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! :)Sent on 11/14/2020
Thatch Winery's reply:Dear Chelsea and Chris,
Kaitlin N. · Getting married on 08/06/2021
Our wedding ended up PERFECT
The whole Thatch Team, Barrie especially, helped us so much to have our perfect wedding day, even during COVID. The space could not be more beautiful, inside and out, and was perfect for our intimate family ceremony. Every aspect of our day was gorgeous!Sent on 09/05/2020
Thatch Winery's reply:Dear Kaitlin, Thank you so much - The entire Thatch team wishes you and Deion all the happiness in the world! Barrie
Katie · Married on 07/23/2020
Perfect wedding at Thatch
Thatch was the perfect place for us to get married! Barrie and her team were so accommodating and helpful, especially with all of the pandemic-related conditions. Barrie really knows what she’s doing and is very responsive to questions. We were able to make our day exactly what we wanted. The ceremony site in front of the arbor is beautiful, and you can decorate the arbor and barrels as much as you’d like. (It really doesn’t need much!) The bridal getting-ready room is adorable, comfortable, and practical (lots of mirrors and a private bathroom). The grounds are beautiful for photos, and there are lots of good wine options. We really can’t say enough wonderful things about Thatch and Barrie. We loved our wedding day at Thatch and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beautiful and relaxing wedding venue.Sent on 09/07/2020
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!