A rustic-themed wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Mount Ida Farm is the ideal destination for engaged couples. Opened in 2011, the venue services those throughout Charlottesville and Albemarle County. For couples dreaming of a lakeside affair, Mount Ida Farm is the perfect choice!
Facilities and Capacity
Accommodating upwards of 300 guests, Mount Ida Farm offers two event spaces in which couples may host their ceremony and/or reception, including The Lodge
and The Event Barn. The Lodge is a 12,000 square foot 100-year-old renovated stable, while The Event Barn is an 8,500 square foot renovated cattle barn.
Couples who entrust Mount Ida Farm with their nuptials benefit from the following services and amenities:
Mount Ida Farm provides lodging in the form of five separate facilities, including:
Mount Ida Manor is comprised of 17 rooms and six and a half baths; Aventador Farm is comprised of 17 rooms, seven full baths and three half baths; Mount Pleasant Manor is comprised of nine rooms and three full baths; The Cottage is comprised of six rooms and two and a half baths; and Stableview is comprised of six rooms and one and a half baths.
Mount Ida Farm couples may also benefit from the following wedding-event facilities:
The following transportation and access-related services are provided to all guests:
Located south of Charlottesville on a secluded 5,000-acre sanctuary, Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is approximately thirty minutes from the University of Virginia.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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Nicole Eisenberg · Married on 10/27/2018
A magical, romantic, and warm wedding!
Mount Ida Farm (The Event Barn) was the PERFECT venue for our wedding! While it is incredibly expensive by our standards, when compared with other barn and vineyard venues in the area, it is properly priced. Savings with Mount Ida are that you don’t have to buy alcohol from them (vineyard wine is more expensive than buying from your caterer or on your own), and the venues (ceremony and reception) are so beautiful that centerpieces and decorations can be more minimal. There are some specific rules that Mount Ida does require, and I recommend you ask questions and read closely. For example, they require you to have a day-of coordinator (I HIGHLY recommend you do this even if you do not choose Mount Ida), events are required to conclude by 11pm (county laws), and rehearsals have to take place before 12pm if it is on Friday-Sunday I believe due to other weddings (we just did ours at a restaurant). Besides being absolutely stunning and a warm, welcoming place for our wedding, Mount Ida has a fabulous team. Kathryn and Kathleen in the corporate office, Bronwyn for pre-event coordination, and Tracy for day-of management were all super friendly, helpful, and organized. Bronwyn was especially a gem when our original day-of-coordinator did not show up for our walk through. She was calm, collected, and un-phased by the snafu and was willing to walk through paperwork and timeline with me and my now husband. She reassured us that everything would be perfect and that there was nothing to worry about—she was right! She also made sure we had time to practice our first dance in the space, which made us way more comfortable for the day of. I am sure I am missing many details that are amazing in my review, so if you think you like Mount Ida from the pictures online—go visit! The venues book up quickly, so I recommend you ask for available dates during the months you’re thinking about in the same note that asks for a tour.Sent on 11/13/2018
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Meagan Gendron · Getting married on 01/04/2020
Incredible Staff and Venue
I was married at the Lodge and I couldn't have asked for a better venue! Not only were the on site staff extremely friendly, but they were available for our entire weekend stay. We did the mini destination package and our families rented two additional houses for a 3 day weekend. Tracy was available for any of our questions that weekend and Matt was phenomenal with any maintenance or on site help we needed as well. Mount Ida also has remote staff that worked with us and were available during the entire planning process. I did not have to set up, take down or put away a single thing the entire weekend and especially the day of. Mount Ida is worth every single penny and then some. We will forever be getting compliments on how relaxed the staff was day of as well as the horses and exceptionally gorgeous property. We can't wait to continue to visit and drink wine at their taproom too!Sent on 04/24/2019
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Amanda · Married on 03/09/2019
A perfect day!
Everything about this venue is stunning! It was the first and only one we looked at because we fell in love with the Event Barn right away. From the stone fire place, to the beautiful ceilings and bridal suite. The staff was so helpful and made sure everything went off without a hitch!Sent on 04/04/2019
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Mount Ida Farm is such a gorgeous venue! I love having the opportunity to photograph there and utilize the many unique locations that highlight the best this area has to offer. The ceremony spot is spectacular with the gazebo and overlook of the pond while the reception space ties in the rustic farm feel. This venue is perfect for the families as well since they can chose to rent out houses and stay on location. I especially enjoy working with Milicent and her staff as they are always so helpful and supportive during wedding days.
Mount Ida is an absolutely stunning place, we have had some photo shoots here for a spread in a wedding magazine with our dresses and it is just soooo beautiful!
Great venue! Beautiful setting, lovely people...beautiful for outdoor ceremony.