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Shenandoah National Park Lodging

Luray, VA View map Visit website

About

Up to 100 guests

Located in Shenandoah National Park (Luray, Virginia), Skyland and Big Meadows are stunning wedding venues surrounded by nature's bounty. Approximately 75 miles from Washington, DC, Skyland is situated at Skyline Drive's highest elevation of 3,680 feet. Shenandoah National Park Lodging includes a wide range of overnight options, such as those that are pet-friendly and self-sufficient.

Facilities and Capacity

Shenandoah National Park Lodging can easily offer space for up to 100 guests at Skyland and 65 guests at Big Meadows Lodge so they can celebrate with the to-be-wed couple. Whether staying at Skyland or Big Meadows Lodge, overnight guests will be treated to comfortable accommodations. Big Meadows Lodge is located one mile from a gorgeous stargazing spot in a meadow. Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, couples and their guests can convene with nature and its endless wonder.

Services Offered

Shenandoah National Park Lodging offers a fabulous spot for weddings and other occasions. In addition to plenty of hiking, bird-watching, and other outdoorsy activities, couples can celebrate their commitment to one another. Shenandoah National Park Lodging provides several services, including attentive staff and delicious catering. As an added benefit, a romantic getaway in the woods is only steps away when hosting a wedding event at the park. After vows have been exchanged, food has been eaten, and dances have been danced, couples can retreat to their room. There, they can disconnect from the world, focusing on only their devotion to one another. Dreamy and lush, Shenandoah National Park is a destination venue for any wedding celebration or honeymoon.

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?

$4,000

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

$2,500

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?

$400

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

$400

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Chairs
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Server(s)

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$16

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

House Beer
House Wine

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

100

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

50

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

2

Describe your venue:

Park

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Engagement Party
Rehearsal Dinner

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly
Set Up

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Family Style
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Open Bar
Premium Liquor
Signature Drink

What event items are available?

Altar/Arch
Chairs
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking
Wheelchair Access

What months are included in your peak season?

September
October
November

What months are included in your off-peak season?

April
May
June
July
August
September
November
Rated
4.0
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Recommended by 80% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4 out of 5
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    Rating 4 out of 5
  • Professionalism
    Rating 4 out of 5
  • Value
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  • Lorraine
    Lorraine B. Married on 05/28/2022
    Rating 4 out of 5
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    Mostly pros

    My now-husband and I just got married here. All in all we had a positive experience, and many of our wedding guests said it was one of the best weddings they'd ever attended.

    The pros:
    -The setting. If you want to get married in the middle of a National Park, but not force your guests to camp, this is the best option. Our guests were pleased with their rooms and the views were spectacular.
    -The food was surprisingly good! We were a bit worried that a place with a food monopoly would slack on quality, but our guests also raved about the food.
    -Having the hotel rooms, ceremony, and reception space all within a few minutes' walking distance is a huge perk for a wedding venue.
    -The coordinator staff responded to my MANY questions in a timely manner.

    The cons:
    -There were times where one person on the venue staff would tell me one thing but someone else would tell me the opposite. Luckily I had emails to back it up, so make sure you get everything in writing.
    -Despite the fact that we paid thousands of dollars for an open bar, we ran out of liquor and wine before the end of the night. The bar also didn't have tonic water (?!) or soda water stocked, but luckily they got some soda water when my husband told the bartender that he and I both drink bourbon and soda.
    -The 9:30 cutoff time is kind of a bummer - our guests were ready to keep partying all night - but I understand why it is enforced. The 10:30 cutoff time for the bonfire was also STRICTLY enforced - my husband had to basically hold the staff back from putting it out at 10:25, buying us the five final minutes. (This one doesn't affect my review because it just comes with the territory; it's just something to be aware of when booking.)

    All in all, yes, we would absolutely have our wedding here again. Although some of the cons added to wedding planning stress, the pros definitely outweighed the cons.

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P.O. Box 727 Luray, VA, 22835
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