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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Emily · Married on 12/01/2018
We had our dream wedding at the Lodge!
Mount Ida Farm (The Lodge) was our first choice for our December 1, 2018 wedding before we even visited, and we are so happy we got married there. Tracy was absolutely incredible and so accommodating. The property is stunning and so many of our guests told us or our families that it was the most beautiful wedding they had every attended. We also rented some of the homes on property for our families and bridal party, and everyone had a blast. Our wedding was an absolute dream and it's all thanks to the Lodge and the amazing staff!Sent on 12/22/2018
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Candice · Married on 11/04/2018
Mount Ida Farm = Picture Perfect Venue
Our wedding at Mount Ida Farm was absolutely perfect and everything we could have hoped for! The outside ceremony location at the gazebo is just beautiful. It was truly a fairy tale entrance walking down the staircase and the aisle! Multiple people at our wedding said it was the most gorgeous wedding they had ever been to. The staff and everything run so smoothly during the entire process. With their list of vendors, their excellent communication, and their incredible location, they made our wedding absolutely magical! We are so happy we chose Mount Ida Farm for our wedding!! Thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts!
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.