Weddings

Graves' Mountain Lodge

Syria, VA View map

About

Set in the splendor of the Blue Ridge foothills, Graves' Mountain Lodge is the ideal location for a wedding and/ or reception. Our tradition of good ole' fashioned hospitality translates into flexibility and versatility as you plan your big day. 55 motel rooms and 16 cabins are available to house your out-of-town guests, and we provide all the food on-site. Our talented catering staff can make everything from fancy hors d'oevres to barbecue, from elegant Southern brunches to country dinners.

Locals know us primarily for our food. We have been using as much of our own produce as possible since long before local, fresh eating became fashionable. Just tell us what you want, and we'll cook it. And if you can't make up your mind, you can give us a few preferences and sit back while the experienced Graves family provides a delicious menu that everyone will remember.

Our apple orchard is an ideal location for the ceremony, with a panoramic view of mountains on all sides. Just below the fruit trees stands the homestead from the 1850's, still the family home of the Graves clan. The historic house is surrounded by an educational working farm which will delight children and adults alike. Your guests can enjoy hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and many other activities on our grounds and in the nearby Shenandoah National Park. There are several wineries within a few minutes' drive. We are tucked away in the hills, close to Charlottesville attractions and historical sites but far enough to relax in a peaceful setting and focus on the celebrations at hand.

Come, and experience the bounty!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

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

$2,500

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

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

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

$2,500

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

$2,000

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Clean Up
Event Planning
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$6

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Farm/Ranch
Hotel
Restaurant

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Planner
Event Rentals
Set Up

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Decor
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
July
August
September

What months are included in your off-peak season?

March
December
Rated
2.0
out of 5.0
Recommended by 40% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 3 out of 5
  • Average response time
    Rating 0.5 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 0.5 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 3 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 3 out of 5
  • B
    Brittney Married on 09/27/2014
    Rating 2 out of 5
    • Quality of service
      Rating 3.0 out of 5
    • Responsiveness
      Rating 0.5 out of 5
    • Professionalism
      Rating 0.5 out of 5
    • Value
      Rating 3.0 out of 5
    • Flexibility
      Rating 3.0 out of 5
    To be as politically correct as possible, our experience with the Lodge for our wedding planning was less than positive. Their "event coordinator" displayed confusion, lack of attention to detail, and overall forgetfulness about almost every detail of our planning throughout the entire process. We explained our concern that things were starting to fall through the cracks and nothing changed. "Miscellaneous expenses" were the name of the game before and after the wedding to which nothing was written into the contract. The contract was a one page document that basically said both parties would show up on the wedding day but nothing else was ironed out and there were multiple episodes of miscommunication because they assumed things without discussing or changed their policies after we had already signed the contract.

    -non-responsiveness to E-mails
    -Unprofessional
    -Changed terms/conditions/fees randomly
    -Charged us for the Honeymoon suite even though 90% of our guests also stayed there
    -"Forgot" to get quotes after multiple emails asking for them
    -Not communicating the details from our meetings with their own day-of coordinator (who had no plans to meet with us until we insisted) and they were on two completely different pages
    -Tried to change their alcohol policy 3 months before the wedding which would have cost us an extra $5k
    -Always making us feel like our event was a burden rather than they appreciated our business ($20K+ just for their catering, alcohol, cabin/room rentals).

    My suggestion: Charge one all-encompassing fee rather than a low reservation fee and nickel-and-diming for everything (projector = $100, high chair = $5, early arrival fee, late removal fee, truck fee, fireworks fee, corking fee, mixer charge, miscellaneous fees, etc)

    The day came together well and the scenery was beautiful. However, if I had known the process would be so unpleasant I would have gone with a different venue. There are reasons they do so few weddings.

Real Weddings

  • Adam & Anna
    42 photos · 05/09/2021

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Rt 670 Syria, VA, 22743
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Graves' Mountain Lodge frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Graves' Mountain Lodge?

Graves' Mountain Lodge includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Event Planning
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Graves' Mountain Lodge, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Graves' Mountain Lodge includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting

At Graves' Mountain Lodge, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Graves' Mountain Lodge includes:
  • House Liquor
  • House Wine
  • Limited Bar
  • Open Bar

What are the most important characteristics of Graves' Mountain Lodge in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Graves' Mountain Lodge for wedding events is known for:
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Hotel
  • Restaurant

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Graves' Mountain Lodge for wedding events?

Graves' Mountain Lodge offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor

What kind of wedding events does Graves' Mountain Lodge offer?

Graves' Mountain Lodge offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Graves' Mountain Lodge offer for wedding events?

Graves' Mountain Lodge offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Planner
  • Event Rentals
  • Set Up

What furniture and decorations does Graves' Mountain Lodge have available for wedding events?

Graves' Mountain Lodge offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Chairs
  • Decor
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Graves' Mountain Lodge and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Graves' Mountain Lodge is recommended by 0% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 2.0 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 3 in quality of service, 3 in flexibility, 3 in value, 0.5 in average response time and 0.5 in professionalism.

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