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Mount Ida Farm

$7k - $10k For 100 Guests
Up to 300 guests
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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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    Cristina G. Married on 04/22/2023
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    Best venue!

    B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! We stumbled across our dream venue and couldn鈥檛 have been happier! It was
    important to have a great indoor rain option which we luckily didn鈥檛 have to use, but we had peace of
    mind with the iffy forecast knowing the indoor option was beautiful too. The Grove Ceremony site was
    unlike any other, enjoying the amazing mountain view just up the hill from the Lodge. The Lodge itself
    provided the perfect space for cocktail hour, dinner, and then the ability for some of the older folks to
    talk all night in the main dinner room while the others partied in the separate dancing room. The
    outdoor space with deck furniture and a fireplace was also a nice plus for cocktail hour and late in the
    night. Mount Ida has four venues, so take a look at them all as they each have their own unique
    personalities. We almost didn鈥檛 tour the Lodge, and what a mistake that would have been! Mount Ida
    also has many houses across the property available for rent making it very convenient for our immediate
    families. You cannot get ready in the Lodge, so this was convenient to get ready in a house while still
    having a view of the Lodge and all its glory including two staged Clydesdale horses.
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    Lucy G. Married on 07/09/2022
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    Most beautiful wedding ever

    Book Mount Ida now! We got married at the Event Barn and it is worth every penny (any more). It ended up raining on our wedding day and I am so grateful we had the indoor option at the Event Barn. I was sad we didn't get the beautiful gazebo photos for the wedding ceremony but luckily we did get a few pictures there for our first look.

    Our guests loved how easy it was that our ceremony was in the Event Barn and so was the reception (seriously, don't sleep on an indoor ceremony, it worked out for the best). Everyone we worked with like Bronwyn and Rachael were so nice. The space photographs so well and caterers LOVE Mount Ida (if you want Exchange Events as your caterer, go ahead and book Mount Ida).

    They have four different spaces to choose from (and pro-tip Event Barn does not require their wine/beer) so there are tons of options with Mount Ida. I am so grateful we had our wedding there!!
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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鈥擱abbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein Jewish Heart and Soul鈥擱abbi-Cantor Annie Bornstein Wedding Officiants

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

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