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.
6 Reviews for Layz S Ranch
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lauren Seay · 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!
Kelly Harris · Married on 10/03/2020
This venue is an absolute treat! The perfect mix of rustic and elegant! My husband and I were so impressed with the way everything turned out. From the beginning of the day when we went to separate bride and groom suites to get ready, to the entrance of the isle, to the alter and the event barns that are sectioned perfectly apart. This space is the perfect place to have a wedding/reception! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!Sent on 10/06/2020
Layz S Ranch's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review! We really enjoyed having a part in your special day. It was great working with you and we wish you all the very best!
Chrissy Saunders · Married on 09/05/2020
We had our wedding on September 5th, 2020 at LayZ S Ranch and they went above and beyond our expectations! The venue itself was gorgeous and the beautiful landscape enhanced our pictures. The space had enough room for us to have our ceremony and reception there, and we loved the new Bridal and grooms suites we got ready in! We would highly recommend this venue to any brides and grooms looking for a place to tie the knot!Sent on 10/21/2020
Layz S Ranch's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We really enjoyed working with you. Your event was beautiful! We can't thank you enough for choosing our venue for your special day. We wish you all the best!
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