For the wedding you & your guests will never forget! Heartstone Lodge @ South River Highlands Country Retreat, in the rolling farmlands at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, is an elegant country event & wedding venue in Buena Vista, Virginia. Only 4 miles from downtown Lexington, this venue's unique mountain view setting has a 6000 sq ft beautifully detailed & furnished dairy barn, large stone fireplace, grand piano, 65-foot grapevine covered pergola and a fish pond with fountain. This re-purposed barn with landscaped surroundings offers the perfect park-like setting for small to mid-sized celebrations, with an atmosphere you and your guests cannot help but love. Multiple options for outdoor altars are available as well as a range of overnight accommodations.
Facilities and Capacity
A beautifully remodeled barn, Heartstone Lodge sits on 250 acres of rolling Shenandoah Valley farmland. With stunning mountain views, the venue accommodates up to 160 guests. Couples have the option of choosing from an indoor or outdoor event space to host their ceremony and/or reception. This venue's verstatility lends itself to a casual country wedding as well as a truly elegant country wedding. Your imagination is invited to create your dream wedding.
Heartstone offers couples a number of add-on services and amenities to utilize on their special day. Options include, but are not limited to, outside vendors and the ability to have pets join in your celebration.
Heartstone Lodge has a variety of overnight accommodations available for couples and their guests: The Lodge accommodations plus 3 adjacent studios. In addition, the 5 historic, modernized and fully outfitted log cabins are also located on this 250 acre country retreat.
This venue has a number of wedding amenities for you to utilize on your special day. Most notably, the rehearsal dinner space boasting attractive, comfortable living room settings with abundant natural light, a large stone fireplace, a grand piano and a professional catering kitchen.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Virginia · Married on 09/22/2018
No Fuss, DIY Authentic
Heartstone was absolutely excellent value for all that you receive. We did everything here - lodging, pre-wedding photoshoot, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, and Sunday brunch. The venue and surrounding area are rustic and charming, the perfect size for an intimate wedding of 100 guests or fewer, though it could accomidate more. We reserved all the on-site accommodation for our family and friends, which added greatly to their experience. We stayed in the Creamery studio, which was lovely, and extremely convenient. We hosted our rehearsal dinner outside at the round picnic tables, and fire-pit which I loved. Our ceremony was to be in front of the Meditation arbor, but due to rain (beyond the control of a defeated Bridezilla!!), we moved inside the lodge, and held the reception under a tent in the yard, then returned to the lodge for our live bluegrass band and dancing. It worked perfectly. A huge advantage - the venue layout can facilitate many configurations, depending on preferences, weather conditions, etc. In good weather, the pergola and stone garden with the fish pond, and views of the Blue Ridge would make for an absolutely gorgeous reception. This is a great place for a DIY wedding- it is completely unpretentious and authentic and the hosts are extremely responsive and helpful. If you are open to feeling it, this place is imbued with an energy of love and positivity, I believe due in part to the conscious and intentional energy work practiced by the owners. I am now trying to convince all my remaining unmarried friends and family to host their weddings here, because this is a place I would love to return to again and again!Sent on 12/18/2018
Mark Hubble · Married on 11/17/2018
Hubble Wedding 11/17/2018
Heartstone is absolutely breathtaking!Sent on 12/21/2018
This venue is ideal for intimate wedding ceremonies. The staff and owners were extremely helpful and flexible in making our dream wedding come true. We held our ceremony upstairs in the renovated farmhouse, went downstairs for the reception, and drove a mile up the road to the Honeymoon Cabin to complete the experience. All of our expectations were exceeded and the local businesses were equipped to handle all of the catering, flowers, photography, and entertainment for our special day. We recommend this place to anyone wishing to have a country-style wedding with elegance and class to match.
John Stallard · Married on 09/22/2018
Chef John Stallard
I have had the opportunity and pleasure to work a number of events of varying kinds at Heartstone and it truly is a wonderful place. The energy, the peace and the beauty is amazing. Everyone there is easy to work with and they have their client’s best interest at heart. I look forward to my next opportunity to cater there!!Sent on 12/19/2018