Shenandoah Woods is a charming farmhouse wedding venue located just outside of Washington, D.C in Stanley, Virginia. Nestled on 200 acres of private rolling hills, this stunning space sits at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With a professional PA and lighting system in-house, as well as onsite accommodations, you'll have everything you need for the wedding of your dreams when you book with Shenandoah Woods.
Facilities and Capacity
With three main event spaces available, Shenandoah Woods has capacity for up to 200 guests. The Pavilion at Shenandoah Woods is a 3,200-square-foot, open-air structure that backs up to the woods. Complete with changing rooms, restrooms, and a catering kitchen, this space has all of the tools necessary to put on an unforgettable event. For ceremonies, utilize the pavilion lawn or the chapel in the woods for a rustic and charming experience. The venue’s onsite fire pit will make for a cozy space for guests to mix and mingle while you and your spouse take nature-filled wedding-day photos.
The team at Shenandoah Woods provides a variety of wedding day services. From a portable PA sound system to propane space heaters for cooler weather celebrations, they'll provide everything you need for a seamless wedding-day experience. You'll even have access to an electric golf cart to use for your ceremony and a 1953 Chevy truck to use for photos. Not to mention, Shenandoah Woods will provide a variety of lawn games such as cornhole, giant chess, and giant connect 4 for your guests to use during cocktail hour. Shenandoah Woods’ services include, but are not limited to:
Shenandoah Woods offers onsite accommodations for up to 130 guests. Each of the cabins features unique styles and services, including mountain views, hot tubs, screened porches, grills, game rooms, Wi-Fi and more. To begin reserving cabins for your wedding date, inquire about Shenandoah Woods today.
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Kristen · Married on 06/02/2016
When we got engaged in December 2015, our criteria for picking a wedding venue were: rustic but still capable of being elegant and memorable, within 2 hours of Washington DC, and had availability for a 2016 wedding. Shenandoah Woods was one of the first places we looked at because it seemed perfect – except for the availability. The calendar was completely booked for 2016. We looked at numerous alternatives but in the end we decided that – just like future spouses – the right venue is worth waiting for. We booked our wedding for May 2017, and could not have possibly been happier with our decision.
First of all – the venue was ideal for us. The outdoor ceremony site was rustic, and perfect for vows and photos, and yet was still accessible for elderly relatives. Then it was a short walk to the Pavilion for cocktails and reception. We knew that we loved it from the first time we visited, but our guests were also impressed, describing it as “storybook,” “straight out of a movie wedding,” and “one of the nicest places I have seen for a wedding,” with the last comment being from an older member of the large Irish extended family and therefore a veteran of many many weddings. Also, the large field below the Pavilion was a perfect staging area for our surprise fireworks show!
Second – you could not possibly ask for a better partner in planning (other than perhaps your future spouse) – than Jason Cave. He was unbelievable in facilitating the perfect day – helping with vendors, fireworks, and many other details. And in addition to being great with the laid-back bride and groom – he also impressed the bride’s less-than-laid-back Long-Island it-has-to-be-perfect mother.
There are a few other unique things about Shenandoah Woods that made it the perfect place. The on-site lodging options, assistance in making wedding night childcare arrangements, and being able to use the Pavilion for multiple events on multiple nights all made our day memorable for all guests.
Hailey · Married on 09/22/2018
Jason and his venue are amazing! We wanted a full weekend event in the beautiful mountains and that was exactly what we were able to get with Jason and Shenandoah Woods! The entire wedding party and almost all the guests were able to stay on the mountain/property in Jason's cabins. He shuttled everyone around throughout the wedding day and was available via email, text, and phone any time we needed him or had a question. He worked with us to create the wedding weekend of our dreams and we would 100% percent recommend him and this venue to anyone!
Elga · Married on 08/18/2018
There will not be enough characters allowed here for me to fully express just how insanely happy we are with Shenandoah Woods as our wedding venue!!!!!!! First of all, yeah, they're pricier than some of the nearby venues and we went way over budget by picking them. BUT... WORTH! EVERY! DAMN! PENNY! There's a reason they're booked every weekend a full year out.
Everything about Shenandoah Woods was perfect, and the main reason for that was the owner Jason. Our wedding planner told us ShenWoods is her favorite venue to work at, because everything is so well thought out. Basically if any couple ever says "we could use X", he'll add it to the package. So not only do you have this amazing beautiful venue with a perfect view, but you have a full kitchen, and sliding barn doors that you can hide food trucks behind, and a super fancy but easy-to-use sound system, and (newly-added!) easy-drop plastic walls for bad weather, and great lawn games, and a beautiful ceremony location mere steps away (so folks don't need to travel between venues OR stand around awkwardly while a venue gets moved around), and a full catering kitchen, and a venue so beautiful and beautifully lit you don't need to bring any of your own decorations or lights, and a shuttle bus and golf cart, and a stocked fir pit, and a classic truck for photos, and an entirely separate second venue by a pond for things like brunches and rehearsal dinners, etc.
The absolute best thing, though, is the awesome set-up of having vacation rental cabins on hold for guests! I can't stress enough just how much we and our friend and family LOVED this! We wound up hosting an Adult Summer Camp for our guests for several days afterwards, and it was a big hit.
BEST. VENUE. EVER.
STOP YOUR SEARCH and go with Shenandoah Woods Pavilion! Shenandoah Woods is one of our all time FAVORITE wedding venues. Gorgeous mountain views, cozy onsite cabins and an available farm house for rent, and MORE make the perfect recipe for a RELAXING, FUN, and MAGICAL wedding for YOU and your guests. You can't go wrong with working with Jason - he's AMAZING, informative and beyond helpful. Other perks for this venue include (but are not limited to): -shuttle services for guests -a sheltered picnic area by the lake for rehearsal dinner or day after brunch -kayaks and canoes for use on the lake -cornhole boards -open, full size canoe drink bar/ice cooler -the perfect s'mores fire pit for wedding guests to relax and enjoy -the choice of a separate, rustic, woodsy ceremony site OR clear walls for the pavilion as a rain back up ceremony plan (so you don't have to worry about bad weather on your wedding day) -an antique farm truck that looks amazing in pictures -a short drive to great hiking trails in the Shenandoah National Park AND more - LOT'S more. The list is endless, really. So much so that my hubby and I are considering a vow renewal and Shenandoah Woods would be our #1 pick! =)
From a DJ's point of view I always get nervous with outdoor venues and any venue that has there own audio house system. I reached out to Jason and he immediately responded which is awesome! (Venues are usually very poor at responding) He answered all my questions. Day of he has awesome to work with and the audio system rocked! (I was impressed!) For being an outdoor venue the place was crazy clean and the restrooms were as well. He also has a built in lights for dance time. Not the inexpensive cheap lights either. I could tell that Jason put some thought into this. Jason was also available the whole evening and during the event put up covers up to keep the warmth in as it was a rather chilly rainy day. I loved the look and feel of the venue. Any Bride & Groom or company looking to throw a party should check this venue out and at least make a trip to visit this venue and see for yourself! Great venue! Great service! Jason is the man! PS: You have to take a picture in front of the truck!
Shenandoah Woods is one of my favorite venues. Why? Obviously they have a lovely pavilion & amazing views. But, also because Jason goes above and beyond to ensure a wonderful event every time.