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About Golden Horseshoe Inn

Romantic Elopements and Boutique Weddings in the Blue Ridge Mountains

An intimate wedding venue in Stanardsville, Virginia, Golden Horseshoe Inn specializes in all-inclusive weddings and elopements. A part of the wedding industry since 2008, the venue assists those couples in the Stanardsville, Charlottesville, Richmond and Washington, D.C. areas. Golden Horseshoe Inn is the perfect choice for couples looking to embrace simplicity!

Facilities and Capacity
Golden Horseshoe Inn offers two wedding packages which couples may choose from to host their ceremony and/or reception. The Elegance Elopement accommodates up to six guests, while The Boutique Wedding is perfect for a maximum of 70 guests.

Services Offered
Those who choose Golden Horseshoe Inn to service their special day benefit from a variety of amenities. Their services include:

  • Event planning
  • Setup
  • Cleanup
  • Indoor & outdoor settings
  • Outside vendors
  • Cake cutting
  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Server(s)

Other Facilities
Golden Horseshoe Inn couples may also benefit from the following wedding-event facilities:

  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Elopements

Other Services
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:

  • Parking
  • Wheelchair access

Built in 1827, the Golden Horseshoe Inn originally served as a stagecoach inn for travelers crossing through the Swift Run Gap of the Blue Ridge Mountains. During the Civil War, Stonewall Jackson utilized the space as an office while troops camped in the valley.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Golden Horseshoe Inn is located approximately two miles east of Skyline Drive's Swift Run Gap entrance and five miles west of Stanardsville.

Categories: Wedding Venue

Regions serviced: Richmond

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My husband and I LOVED getting married at this venue. Three weeks before the wedding, we decided to get married, and we luckily found the Golden Horseshoe Inn! It is so nice that they handle everything for you with such ease and professionalism. We got to choose the flowers, cake, colors, and more with our elopement package and they handled the coordination and all! Even provided an officiant who spoke so beautifully! Furthermore, we didn't feel rushed at all and spent time taking photos which turned out so well. My husband and I are so happy we got married here and highly recommend this place. The staff was amazing and the location was beautiful. Thank you, GHI!

Profile Picture Kelli, 2/14/18, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

This was the most perfect wedding experience I could have ever imagined. Heather and Alan were sweet, caring, and responsive. We had a tiny wedding that was everything we could have ever wanted. Heather took beautiful photographs, and made us feel right at home. Alan delivered our customized ceremony beautifully, and it felt like he knew us deeply. I couldn't recommend the Golden Horseshoe Inn more highly.

Profile Picture Sarah, 12/10/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

We were looking for something simple, a wedding more for our kids than ourselves. We wanted our elopement to be a family affair, a blending of our new family and we got that and so much more. Heather made everything so easy for us, we just had to show up, bring our rings and our marriage license. The ceremony was perfect in every way and the pictures that Heather took are priceless. I recommend the Golden Horseshoe Inn to anyone looking for a simple and elegant wedding, they will surpass your expectations and provide you with your dream wedding.

Profile Picture Danielle, 11/26/17, 1 Review
Category: Ceremony & Reception Venue

Golden Horseshoe Inn Pricing

Reception Site Fee
Site Fees Include:
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Set Up
Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Catering Prices Include:
Cake Cutting
Wedding Cake

Golden Horseshoe Inn FAQ

Venue Highlights
Maximum Capacity
Guest Minimum
Event Spaces
Elegant, Rustic/Country, Vintage
Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner
All Inclusive Packages
Bridal Suite
Clean Up
Event Planning
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wireless Internet
Event Rentals
In-House Bar
In-House Catering
Liability Insurance
Pet Friendly
Preferred Vendors Only
Chocolate Fountain
Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

We always enjoy catering at the Golden Horseshoe Inn; the venue is an adorable, charming, romantic setting right outside Shenandoah National Forest. Heather Tusing and her staff are an absolute pleasure to work with to create an individualized approach to your "special day." Their attention to detail and customer satisfaction is of utmost importance. If you're planning a smaller wedding, 70 or less, you need to book with Heather!

One of my all time favorite venues. Attention to detail, personalized, artistic, soft elegance, beautiful, creative, experienced. Heather is a true gem as well.

When I play my harp for a wedding at the Golden Horseshoe Inn, I always look forward to a relaxed and well-planned event that might have been pulled out of a movie. The beautiful mountains, the historic home, the quiet intimate setting and the friendly team of professionals all pull together to create a truly magical experience for all!

The Golden Horseshoe Inn is always a great experience. Heather really goes the extra mile in making her couples feel at home and relaxed on their wedding day. Everything is well planned and taken care of for you in advance. She also has a continually growing collection of unique props which really enhance the quality and diversity of the photos you can take there. The Facility and Grounds are a wonderful place for photography with lovely decorations, furniture, and Garden settings. Let's not forget the Blue Ridge Mountains as a backdrop. I highly reccomend The Golden Horseshoe Inn for your Small Wedding.

The Owners and Staff of the Blue Ridge Mountain Inn are such a pleasure to work with. Our Elopement Wedding Cakes are well taken care of, so I can only imagine how the Bride and Groom are pampered when they arrive for their intimate wedding at the Blue Ridge Mountain Inn. The view is amazing!



9 Golden Horseshoe Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973   See On Map
434-566-2555 (phone)
Open by Appointment Only for Venue Tours and Events Office Hours Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm