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Glenthorne Farm

Nellysford, VA View map

About

Glenthorne Farm is a wedding venue located in Nellysford, Virginia. This venue offers spectacular views and is nestled in the middle of Virginia’s Route 151 Brew Ridge Trail. The location's historic 1809 Manor House is surrounded by mountains and a secret waterfall. The Glenthorne Farm is just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls, and Monticello.

Facilities and Capacity

Glenthorne Farm offers four outdoor event areas to choose from and can accommodate large or small weddings on its 186-acre property. Whether your vision for your special day includes an expansive vista of the Rockfish Valley from the Rittenhouse Ridge or a meadow landscape leading up to the Three Ridges, this venue can do it all. This farm has just the right spot for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Services Offered

Glenthorne Farm's outdoor settings all include tent coverings with lighting, tables, chairs, and exclusive use of the venue for your rehearsal and event. Dressing rooms and restrooms for the wedding party are available in the Carriage House and Manor House. These rooms also have full wifi-connectivity and enough space to freshen up. Additionally, The Carriage House at Glenthorne is open for booking overnight lodging for one or two nights.

History

For over 140 years, the Rittenhouse family has reveled in Glenthorne Farm’s scenic Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the Rockfish River. They came to Glenthorne in 1880, and the fifth generation is still proudly maintaining this historic farm. This venue is a tranquil spot to celebrate all of life’s greatest joys.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$3,500

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

$3,500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

200

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

Four

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Historic Building

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

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?

Accommodations
Get Ready Rooms
Lighting / Sound
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Chairs
Lighting
Tables
Tents

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access
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    Paige K. Married on 06/05/2022
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    Relaxed and Elegant Afternoon Picnic

    Glenthorne was the perfect setting to host a relaxed afternoon picnic the weekend of our wedding. Our family and friends (approx. 100 attendees) had a blast exploring the grounds, hiking up to the waterfall, and playing yard games next to the event tent. With the Glenthorne team's kind and helpful assistance, we planned a self-catered dinner with their tables, chairs, and other equipment; they also set up bistro lighting and other details like local wildflowers that added gorgeous finishing touches. Linda expertly advised and navigated connections with vendors to ensure we had everything we needed to host our loved ones smoothly and successfully. We also took last-day-of-engagement pictures around the property that capture the stunning scenery. We would highly recommend Glenthorne as a beautiful and welcoming place to gather, celebrate, and adventure.

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    Lauren B. Married on 11/23/2019
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    Perfect venue for our perfect day!

    From the second we first contacted them about the possibility of scheduling our wedding ceremony at Glenthorne Farm, Linda & Chip Dull were such gracious, attentive, and helpful hosts. At our initial tour of the property, the Dulls showed us several settings for our ceremony- each one unique with breathtaking views of the farm and surrounding mountains. They were very communicative and responsive to our hopes and wishes for the wedding and even helped us make some last-minute adjustments when the forecast for our outdoor wedding threatened rain. The manor house features modern amenities while preserving its historic classic southern Virginia charm and the grounds are well-maintained, offering plenty of space to accommodate a larger crowd. (Our wedding was of a more intimate size, but the kids loved being able to run around in the field!) The attention-to-detail in the beautifully restored carriage house is a perfect representation of just how much love the Dulls have put into transforming their family farm into a special space for memorable occasions. The farm is easy to find and conveniently located; our family is from the Richmond area so the commute was fairly short for our guests.
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1268 Glenthorne Loop Nellysford, VA, 22958
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Glenthorne Farm frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Glenthorne Farm?

Glenthorne Farm includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

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

The space offered by Glenthorne Farm for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Historic Building

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Glenthorne Farm for wedding events?

Glenthorne Farm offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Glenthorne Farm offer?

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

What services does Glenthorne Farm offer for wedding events?

Glenthorne Farm offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Lighting / Sound
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Glenthorne Farm have available for wedding events?

Glenthorne Farm offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents

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

Glenthorne Farm is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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