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Mount Ida Farm

Charlottesville, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.7 out of 5
60 reviews
$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests


$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests

Situated just south of Charlottesville, Virginia, Mount Ida Farm is a rustic wedding venue. This property spans 5,000 acres and includes a vineyard, manor houses, and charming cottages. Here, to-be-weds and their guests can marvel at views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while they celebrate the milestone occasion. Here, luxury amenities are combined with the natural beauty of the landscape to create a breathtaking backdrop to your festivities. Ceremonies and receptions can be hosted here for a convenient event flow. It is also a popular destination for romantic elopements. The property is located close to the cities of Charlottesville and Richmond and offers on-site accommodations for out-of-town guests.

Facilities and Capacity

Mount Ida Farm offers to-be-weds a selection of four different event spaces to choose from. The Event Barn and its lakeside Gazebo ceremony location offers a dash of rustic charm. It is accessed through a private gated entrance and covers 8,500 square feet. A renovated cattle barn, it was intentionally designed as a reception venue. Inside this structure, couples will find two get-ready rooms, a large outdoor patio, and a catering kitchen. The Lodge, meanwhile, boasts stunning mountain views. To-be-weds can exchange vows on a scenic mountain grove before dancing the night away under chandeliers and wooden beams. It covers 12,000 square feet and has 30 foot-high ceilings. This structure opens onto a wooden deck with two antique fountains. It also contains two private get-ready rooms. Wedding vendors will appreciate the convenient prep kitchen and loading spaces for delivering rentals. Couples who have envisioned a lakeside ceremony are invited to the Water's Edge. Here, they can choose from a pavilion that overlooks the lake or the Old Red Barn. This barn includes two get-ready suites for the couple to use and a kitchen for culinary staff. Each unique space at this venue is surrounded by hundreds of acres of fields, ensuring an air of exclusivity no matter which one you choose. The Tasting Room & Taphouse offers splendid mountain views for ceremonies on the lawn. Receptions can either be held inside, under the portico, or tented on the lawn.

Services Offered

Mount Ida Farm offers various packages to help support to-be-weds as they coordinate their milestone day. Packages include a shuttle service to bring wedding party to the chosen event site, as well as tables and chairs. Every venue is also equipped with heating and air conditioning and backup generators, so couples and their guests can stay comfortable no matter the season.

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    Maureen N. Married on 06/11/2022
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    June wedding

    The Lodge venue is beautiful. The views are spectacular. Our event manager Matt was very helpful and easy to work with before and during the reception. The entire event went smoothly and all our decorations were packed and ready for us to pick up in the moring.
    I would reccommend staying on the property if available. The only thing missing was a arbor onthe ceremony site so my son in law built on and set it up. I would reccommend this venue.
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    Melissa S. Married on 04/09/2022
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    The Lodge is a perfect venue!

    We loved having our wedding at Mount Ida! We got married at The Lodge and couldn’t be happier with our decision. We actually hosted two events there – a small ceremony in 2021 and a larger reception in 2022. Though this was not our original plan, we felt so supported by the Mount Ida team and they made a stressful planning & re-planning process significantly easier. They were very flexible with us when we had to reschedule twice due to Covid. Bronwyn was incredibly responsive to all of our questions and the whole team made sure our wedding was spectacular (once we finally got to have it!). The venue itself is just stunning, and all of our guests were blown away by the beautiful view. We also used the cottage on the property to get ready the morning before the ceremony, which was perfect for me, my mom, and 7 bridesmaids. I would highly recommend The Lodge at Mount Ida as a wonderful wedding venue!

    Mount Ida Farm's reply:

    Melissa, thank you SO much for leaving us this sweet review! I know wedding planning threw you quite a few curveballs, but I'm so glad everything ended up working out. You and your family were so kind and easy to work with over the past few years. Congratulations to you and Joe! -Bronwyn and the Mount Ida team


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Aaron Watson Photography Aaron Watson Photography Wedding Photographers

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.

Amanda's Touch Bridal & Formal Amanda's Touch Bridal & Formal Wedding Dresses

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!

Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein Jewish Heart and Soul—Rabbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein Wedding Officiants

Great venue! Beautiful setting, lovely people...beautiful for outdoor ceremony.

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5931 Blenheim Road Charlottesville, VA, 22902
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5931 Blenheim Rd Charlottesville, VA, 22902

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