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, DC areas. Golden Horseshoe Inn is the perfect choice for couples looking to embrace simplicity!
Facilities and Capacity
Golden Horseshoe Inn offers wedding packages for elopements and intimate weddings, which couples may choose from to host their ceremony and/or reception. The venue can host up to 70 guests.
Those who choose Golden Horseshoe Inn to service their special day benefit from a variety of amenities. Their services include:
Golden Horseshoe Inn couples may also benefit from the following wedding-event facilities:
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:
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.
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Meghan · Getting married on 10/19/2019
They brought our wedding dreams to life!
Our wedding was absolutely wonderful! Heather was helpful from the very first day I reached out when we began planning our elopement. We are from Virginia but live in Indiana and even though we didn’t meet Heather or see the venue until the day of our wedding, it was everything we could’ve hoped for. We were able to enjoy every moment of our day because everything was ready for us. There was no stress because I knew I could count on Heather. My husband and I adore our wedding photos by Heather and wedding video done by her husband Stephen. We are so thankful to have them to be able to look back on our special day for years to come. We are so happy we got married at the Golden Horseshoe Inn and we wouldn’t have had it any other way!Sent on 05/06/2019
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Danielle · Married on 05/25/2019
Dream Come True
This was perfect for my small intimate wedding ceremony! Heather and her team really made sure my day was perfect. As soon as I arrived, I was in tears when I saw how beautiful everything was on my wedding day! Heather was warm and friendly from our first meeting, throughout the entire planning process, and on my special day, which she photographed all the special moments for me! She did an excellent job planning, helping add special touches, decorating, and taking away so much of the stress that comes along with the wedding planning process. The venue is beautiful and is situated near the entrance of Skyline Drive. The officiant Allan delivered a beautiful service for us and was a delight to work with. Heather’s staff was also amazing, especially Monique who I could also marry! She made my day especially stress free, fun, and full of laughs! I highly recommend choosing GHI for your wedding!Sent on 05/26/2019
Michelle Flickinger · Married on 05/24/2019
Stress free & beautiful wedding!
I absolutely loved our experience with Golden Horseshoe Inn. Heather was super accommodating and made the whole experience of wedding planning as stress free and easy as possible. My husband and I didn’t have a lot of time to plan, but the wedding / ceremony was perfect—we truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We received some of the sneak peek for our pictures and they were so beautiful! I would absolutely recommend this venue for anyone who is planning a more intimate (70 or less) wedding for a beautiful venue and amazing day.Sent on 05/27/2019
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!