Weddings

Rock Spring Retreat

Shenandoah Junction, WV View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
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Up to 160 guests

About

Up to 160 guests

Just 90 minutes from Washington and Baltimore, Rock Spring Retreat is the perfect escape to the idyllic country just outside Shepherdstown, West Virginia. This federal-style estate dates back to 1795 and features historic architecture, manicured gardens, and serene pastures. Rock Spring is the perfect destination to celebrate a special milestone and make lifelong memories.

* SELECT SPRING & SUMMER 2022 DATES STILL AVAILABLE! *

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Weddings at Rock Spring Retreat can be tailored to meet your specific event vision and needs, but all packages include:

  • A number of unique outdoor and indoor sites for ceremonies, receptions, cocktail parties, luncheons, and dinner parties among the manicured gardens, serene pastures, and rustic barns.
  • At least a 3-night stay in our on-site accommodations before and after your event for up to 10 overnight guests in the historic farmhouse that is full of character and charm.
  • All event equipment needed for your special day, including tents, tables, chairs, bars, lighting, and more, which can be customized to meet your specific event vision and needs.
  • Private suites for bridal parties and groomsmen to get ready and relax before the big ceremony.
  • Concierge service to make your celebration and stay everything you imagined, including coordinating directly with vendors and event planners to handle all logistics for you.

BEAUTIFUL SCENERY & SETTINGS

Between the picturesque landscape and stunning sunsets, the natural beauty of Rock Spring Retreat is unparalleled. Celebration and photography sites include:

  • The pasture and hayfield, set against a backdrop of rolling hills of grazing horses and the silo and barn of the working farm
  • The boxwood maze garden and seasonal pond with picture-perfect views of the estate and grounds
  • The grove of mature oak, magnolia, elm, and fruit trees under the glow of bistro lights
  • The rustic red barn and white stable, which can also be used as prep spaces for caterers and vendors
  • The front porch of the historic farmhouse or inside the charming library or dining room

ON-SITE ACCOMMODATIONS

Wake up and fall asleep where you celebrate! All event packages come with on-site accommodations for up to 10 overnight guests. The historic farmhouse includes:

  • A fully-equipped kitchen, relaxing living room and sunroom, dining room with seating for 12, and delightful library
  • 3 private bedrooms with comfy queen and king beds and
  • 4 beautifully appointed bathrooms
  • A private office and garden-level lounge, which both include sleeper sofas and are excellent suites for wedding parties to get ready

SPACES TO GETTING READY

The farmhouse features plenty of space and bathrooms for you and your wedding party to get ready for the special day.

  • The Bridal Suite: The second floor includes the primary bedroom with an en-suite private bathroom, a second bedroom with a shared bathroom, and an office with a built-in workspace perfect for hair and make-up.
  • The Groomsmen’s Suite: The garden level includes a bedroom and full bathroom, a lounge with a wet bar featuring a refrigerator, ice maker, and coffeemaker, and separate entrances for the gentlemen to come and go without disrupting the bridal party upstairs.

CONCIERGE SERVICE

We bring more than a decade of event management experience to Rock Spring Retreat and want your special celebration to go smoothly and be stress-free. All packages include the necessary event equipment – tents, tables, chairs, bars, and more – needed to host your special event. We’ll work alongside your event vendors to ensure all logistics are carefully managed so that you don’t have to worry about anything. We offer:

  • A recommendation list of local caterers and personal chefs, photographers, florists and decorators, transportation providers, planners and day-of coordinators, and nearby hotel accommodations for event guests.
  • Coordination of delivery, set-up, and removal of additional, optional event equipment and décor.
  • A small collection of outdoor chairs, folding tables, and party equipment for your complimentary use.

We’re thrilled that you’re considering hosting your special celebration at Rock Spring Retreat!

  • LGBTQ+-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

$2,500

What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

$2,000

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

Yes

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$500

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$500

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
Lighting/Sound
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

160

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

2

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

5

Describe your venue:

Barn
Campsite/Cabin
Farm/Ranch
Garden
Historic Building
Inn/B&B
Mansion

What kind of settings are available?

Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party
Elopements
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Set Up
Wifi

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Audio Equipment
Chairs
Dance Floor
Decor
Drapery
Furniture
Lighting
Tables
Tents
Tent Accessories

What food and beverage items are available?

Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Shuttle

What months are included in your peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
December
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    Kelly B. Married on 10/09/2021
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    Magic in a One of a Kind Place

    We spent months looking for a venue for our wedding, toured multiple locations, and nothing compares to Rock Spring Retreat. The unique combination of historic farmhouse, well maintained grounds, and a beautiful broader natural landscape provided the versatility for intimate gatherings and larger parties that we were looking for in a venue.

    We used Rock Spring Retreat for our engagement photos, wedding photos, and multiple events of different sizes over the course of our wedding weekend. The Grove was the perfect location for a welcome event to kickoff the weekend, the boxwood garden provided a picturesque backdrop for our ceremony, and the field was a great spot for the large tent where we held the reception. One of the best parts of the weekend was having the ability for a handful of us to stay onsite, which eliminated the stress of traveling back and forth between the hotel and venue. This brought a measure of relaxation and intimacy to the weekend that balanced well with the larger official events and wouldn't have been possible at a different venue.

    It's not just the venue itself that sets Rock Spring Retreat apart - the responsiveness, engagement, and attention to detail from Tom, Walt, and the entire team who make the place run were truly remarkable. They answered every question, were there with helpful recommendations, and even arranged for the house to be cleaned in the middle of our stay prior to the wedding itself. When we wanted a personal chef to help with an appreciation dinner for the group staying at the house, they were right there with an introduction. When we were looking for ways to help our guests make the most of beautiful Shepherdstown, as well as the neighboring vineyards and breweries within close proximity to Rock Spring Retreat, they not only provided a sample itinerary, but also connected us with a transportation company to drive the group around. The venue itself is special, but the care that Tom and Walt brought to helping us plan a weekend that was unique to us made our entire wedding experience memorable and exceptional.

    Finally, Rock Spring Retreat's location can't be beat. We were looking for a venue that would allow us to get out of the city, take full advantage of the beautiful natural landscape in the area, but that was also convenient for guests traveling from around the country. By being 90 minutes from Washington, DC and an hour from Dulles airport, our guests could easily get to and from the area without hassle.

    Finding a venue for your wedding is a big decision. Choosing Rock Spring Retreat - and having partners in the experience like Tom and Walt - was the key to having an amazing wedding weekend and creating memories that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. I cannot recommend trusting them with your special day highly enough!
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    Lauren H. Married on 09/18/2021
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    The attention to detail is exquisite!

    I can’t say enough good things about this beautiful property. We used Rock Spring Retreat for our wedding preparations and rehearsal parties. Everyone who attended raved about the beauty and character of the house, the historic elements, the pond and the hedge maze!

    The attention to detail is exquisite! No detail went unnoticed by them and you can tell they put so much time and effort into making sure their guests were comfortable and enjoyed their stay. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better blend of historic elements and modern comforts.

    Being in the house took me straight back to the 1700s in the best way possible! Now for the details: The bed, sheets and down comforter were the best I’ve ever slept on! The kitchen came fully stocked with everything we needed to host a party! The Edison lights and fire pit were the scene of many good times with friends and family. Some of our guests even fished the pond (catch and release). The library was by far my favorite room. We could hardly count the fireplaces also! The sunroom was a lovely addition to overlook the back of the property. Even the art on the walls made me smile. The furniture and decor were clearly picked out with an artistic eye that overlooked no small detail. The historic doorbell was the cherry on top!

    It’s impossible to list all the things we loved about the property, we could go on for days! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to make so many memories here at your estate! Thank you so so much from the bottom of our hearts!

Awards

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Deals

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Offer

Join us for a cozy winter elopement at Rock Spring Retreat! Your closest family and friends (up to 10 guests) can enjoy accommodations in our historic farmhouse for the perfect weekend getaway to celebrate your nuptuals. Up to an additional 30 guests can join your intimate wedding party for a picturesque ceremony and small celebration in the gardens, in our rustic red barn, or on the steps of the farmhouse.

Enjoy a 10% discount on our Elopement and Small Wedding packages in February or March. Contact us for more information and pricing.

Pricing

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Team

Tom Clark & Walt Cain
Tom Clark & Walt Cain
Owners & Operators

We’re thrilled that you’re considering hosting your special celebration at Rock Spring Retreat!

Our vision for this peaceful escape was formed just a few years ago while exploring venues for our own wedding. We wanted to find a place where we could spend quality time with friends and family, have a stress-free ceremony and reception on site without having to shuttle around to multiple venues, and be able to cherish the memories made over a long weekend instead of a quick one-day event. We think we’ve come up with something pretty great – and hope you do too!

We purchased Rock Spring Retreat in late 2020 and have been up and running as a destination and venue since summer of 2021. We bring more than a decade of events management, hosting, design, and marketing experience (and many, many years of loving travel and luxury getaways), all of which we've put to use to make your Rock Spring experience one of a kind.

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Map

2000 Ridge Road Shenandoah Junction, WV, 25442
Location of (Rock Spring Retreat)
2000 Ridge Road Shepherdstown, WV, 25443 See on map

Rock Spring Retreat frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Rock Spring Retreat?

Rock Spring Retreat includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • Lighting/Sound
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

What are the most important characteristics of Rock Spring Retreat in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Rock Spring Retreat for wedding events is known for:
  • Barn
  • Campsite/Cabin
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Garden
  • Historic Building
  • Inn/B&B
  • Mansion

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Rock Spring Retreat for wedding events?

Rock Spring Retreat offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Rock Spring Retreat offer?

Rock Spring Retreat offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party
  • Elopements
  • Rehearsal Dinner

What services does Rock Spring Retreat offer for wedding events?

Rock Spring Retreat offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Set Up
  • Wifi

What furniture and decorations does Rock Spring Retreat have available for wedding events?

Rock Spring Retreat offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Altar/Arch
  • Audio Equipment
  • Chairs
  • Dance Floor
  • Decor
  • Drapery
  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Tables
  • Tents
  • Tent Accessories

What percentage of users recommend Rock Spring Retreat and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Rock Spring Retreat is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

What kind of wedding service promotions does Rock Spring Retreat offer?

Rock Spring Retreat currently offers 1 offer promotion for wedding services.

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