Located in scenic Palmyra, Virginia, the family-owned and -operated Layz S Ranch is a classic, rustic wedding venue. With over 300 acres of working farmland as their backdrop, couples can host their wedding ceremony, reception, or elopement, as well as their bridal shower, engagement party, or rehearsal dinner at the facility. The potential settings are endless with both indoor and outdoor event spaces, featuring a wooden wedding arbor, an expansive patio, and indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Picturesque photos can be taken next to the pond and wooden bridge, with the rolling country hills providing a perfect backdrop.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples can host a gorgeous outside ceremony on the concrete patio, or opt for a covered pavilion ceremony. The pavilion is open on three sides to bring the beautiful scenery indoors, but the sides and barn-style doors can be closed in the event of inclement weather. Inside the pavilion, lighting is provided by lanterns and chandeliers, and a large hand-crafted fireplace takes spotlight, with rocks from the farm incorporated into its design. The outdoor patio is attached to the pavilion, creating an extra space that can be used for a ceremony, reception area, or dance floor. A second pavilion was completed in 2018 to provide reception space that is separate from the ceremony site, but within close proximity. This pavilion is completely enclosed and offers a gas fireplace as well as lanterns and chandeliers for lighting. As wedding guests arrive, wedding parties can use the bridal suite to get ready.
When couples choose to host their event at Layz S Ranch, they also gain access to the venue’s handcrafted farm tables and benches. Parking attendants can help guests find parking on-site, and staff indoors can help set up and provide trash removal. The farm store can be used as a catering staging area or for bar service. The venue allows outside vendors, giving couples flexibility and budget-friendly options. The venue also has permanent restroom facilities for ease and comfort despite the country setting.
The Layz-S Ranch is part of Fluvanna County in Virginia. It is located about 15 miles southwest of Charlottesville and Monticello, historic home of founding father and President Thomas Jefferson.
8 Reviews for Layz S Ranch
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Ashley M. · Married on 04/03/2021
The PERFECT wedding day made easy!
I cannot say enough about how great Layz S Ranch was in making our wedding absolutely perfect.Sent on 04/06/2021
For starters- the venue is absolutely stunning. We toured and booked their services in February of 2020 before the multiple renovations (patio with a breezeway to go between the smaller and larger pavilions, bridal suite remodeling, and building a groom's cottage) were underway/complete and we fell in love with it even before all of those wonderful things were added.
The ceremony site is amazing- an elegant arbor overlooking rolling hills with a quaint barn in the background with a spacious patio and firepit. The smaller pavilion is immediately next to the ceremony site and can be used as a cocktail hour space or a backup ceremony site for bad weather which is so convenient- our guests loved how close the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception events were because they didn't have to travel but still got to enjoy three different experiences for each event. The large pavilion is so beautiful inside and out with its classic barn structure with a modern flare- beautiful wood panels and the classic, barn red metal roof invite guests in and then the amazing amount of natural light and beautiful chandeliers and fireplace make them feel cozy from the day and all through the night. The bridal suite is perfect for preparing for your big day with natural lighting for hair and makeup and getting ready photos and plenty of cozy space for all of your bridal party and family members. The groom's cottage provides the perfect "man cave" for the guys to relax away the jitters. The entire property is perfect photo ready- our photographer and videographers loved the scenery so much that our quick golden hour photo session turned into an hour and a half photoshoot before we knew it. The rolling hills with the rustic fencing and the adorable pond with the wooden bridge provide so many different photo opportunities.
Pam and Greg are amazing to work with- great communication and so helpful from beginning to end. Planning a wedding in a pandemic with constantly changing restrictions was stressful, but Pam was quick to respond to any questions and offer suggestions for anything she could. Greg helped with setup of the venue the day before during rehearsal and also during the wedding the next day and we couldn't have run such a smooth event without his help.
Our guests and other vendors couldn't stop raving about how beautiful the venue is and the overall romantic feeling of the entire property made for the perfect wedding day.
With tables, chairs, benches, and the use of the refrigerators, bar, wagon, and buffet included in the contract there is one less vendor to worry about hiring and the venue by itself is so gorgeous that it takes minimal decorating to create your perfect vision.
This venue is perfect for anyone that is looking for the most glamorous, magazine worthy venue with the least stressful setup and coordination possible. It truly is the best of both worlds for the most perfect wedding you could ever imagine.
Thank you a million times over for everything! You guys went so far above and beyond what I ever imagined a venue could ever provide.
Layz S Ranch's reply:Thank you so much for the glowing review, Ashely! You and Matt were a pleasure to work with. We greatly appreciated your positivity and good nature while planning a wedding during a pandemic. We wish you and Matt all the very best in your future together!
Colleen S. · Married on 11/14/2020
A day filled with love, happiness, and beauty.
Elliott and I and only toured 1 other venue before knowing that Layz S Ranch was the one for us. It was simply a slice of heaven we had no idea existed until we stumbled upon it from Facebook. It was an October evening just before the sun was going down and the owners had graciously let us come by for a tour.
From the start, they were so welcoming and answered all of my million questions happily. I was amazed by all they had to offer from the 2 barns, beautiful ceremony patio, bridal suite, full service bathrooms, and we were surprised that Greg and Pam, the owners, had built a Groomsmen shack during the pandemic!
Pam was amazing with all communication with my wedding coordinator and I. Greg and family was also wonderful with setting up the furniture for us.
The venue itself is so beautifully laid out and well kept. The days to follow the wedding everyone had complimented that it was THE most beautiful wedding and venue they had ever been to. They said everything was decorated so beautifully and the venue was sensational.
Thank you Pam and Greg for allowing us to have the best day of our lives here!!Sent on 12/04/2020
Layz S Ranch's reply:Thank you for your kind review, Colleen! It was our pleasure to work with you and Elliot to give you the wedding day of your dreams. Thank you so much for choosing our venue for your special day! We wish you all the very best in your future together!
Lauren S. · Married on 10/24/2020
Beautiful venue for a great price
My husband and I knew Layz S was the perfect venue for us as soon as we toured two years ago. The ceremony patio, rustic barn and reception barn are the perfect combination of rustic, natural and elegant. Greg and Pam, the owners, are very helpful, responsive, and a joy to work with! They truly want to work with you to make sure your day is exactly what you want. The venue has so many perks that many venues in the area do not - tables and chairs and so many other items that you won’t have to rent, affordable price for a stunning place, and all weekend access to the venue. The new bridal and groom suites are amazing and very beautifully decorated. There are so many spots for photos on the property as well! We can’t recommend Layz S enough!Sent on 10/26/2020
Layz S Ranch's reply:Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We so appreciate being the chosen venue for your special day. We wish you all the very best!
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