First Colony Winery

1650 Harris Creek Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Map · Phone number
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About First Colony Winery

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.

Services Offered
The venue offers an array of services and amenities. Couples who book First Colony Winery benefit from the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Setup
  • Outside vendors
  • Tables and Chairs for use in the Loft space
  • Southern hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere


Other Facilities
First Colony Winery also provides a range of wedding event facilities. Interested couples benefit from the following:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements
  • Bridal shower
  • Engagement party
  • Rehearsal dinner space
  • Bridal suite


Location
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.

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12 Reviews for First Colony Winery

Recommended by 93% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.6
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.8
  • Value 4.8
  • Average response time 4.7
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  • User5297567 · Recently married

    5.0
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      5.0
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    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

    First Colony Winery's reply:

    Thank you for choosing First Colony for your daughter's wedding. Your family made it so easy for us to work with you and you were as flexible as we were! The American flag was so beautiful and such a hit on the 4th of July. Last week we installed a third air conditioning unit in the Loft to help cool the space when 100+ people are using it. We are really looking forward to seeing some of the photos from the wedding. Please visit the next time you are in town!
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    Shameka · Married on 06/17/2017

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    Excellent Staff and Venue. Very professional and friendly.

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First Colony Winery FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? Yes
  • What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season? $ 2,500.00
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Bridal Suite, Chairs, Parking, Set Up, Tables
  • What is the maximum capacity of your venue? 200
  • What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue? 10
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 5
  • Describe your venue: Farm/Ranch, 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? Get Ready Rooms, Outside Vendors
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Shuttle
  • What months are included in your peak season? March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, December

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 LLC
    Barb Wired LLC 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!

Map

  • 1650 Harris Creek Road Charlottesville, VA 22902 See on map
    434-226-5404 (Phone number)
    Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday-Sunday 11am - 6pm

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