Located in Staunton, Virginia, The Blackburn Inn invites couples to host their outdoor ceremony and other wedding-related events at their historic hotel & venue. Situated on an 80-acre campus atop rolling green landscapes spotted with willow trees, the boutique hotel has been modified to offer a modern, upscale retreat for guests. The venue’s red brick, whitewashed wood trim, and dramatic details offer couples a distinct and classic Virginia space to exchange vows.
Facilities and Capacity
Couples are welcome to use the venue for wedding ceremonies, receptions, and elopements, as well as engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bridal showers. The Blackburn Inn offers both covered and uncovered outdoor options, capable of accommodating up to 200 wedding guests. Couples can choose areas such as the fountains, the tented lower terrace, the gazebo area, or the meadow to organize their occasion. Plenty of parking can be offered to wedding guests, and wheelchair access also available.
Our brand new Conference Center offering two beautiful venues: Gallery 1828 and The Great Hall will be opening September 25, 2020.
For couples that have already chosen an alternate wedding venue, they may also simply utilize the property as a home-away-from-home for their friends and family, with group accommodations available at preferred rates.
The Blackburn Inn has a selection of all-inclusive packages couples can consider when booking this venue. The packages may contain extra services for the ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, and accommodations. Vendors can be selected from a list of preferred vendors supplied by the facility, which are all professional, exceptional businesses in the local area. An on-site venue manager will be present the day of the wedding to assist with most necessary details, as well as arrange set up and clean up for the event. The Inn can also provide items such as chairs, tables, lighting, tents, and glassware. The in-house bar offers couples the option to have their own bartenders serve house and specialty beer and wine to guests from an open, limited, or cash bar.
First and foremost, The Blackburn Inn is a luxury boutique hotel, boasting 49 uniquely appointed guestrooms featuring luxury linens, rainfall showerheads, and original hardwood floors. The Blackburn Inn is happy to offer overnight accommodations at discounted rates. Select rooms are pet-friendly, and all are designed for rest and relaxation with comfortable beds, tall ceilings, and lounge spaces.
3 Reviews for The Blackburn Inn
Recommended by 96% of couples
Stacy · Married on 11/02/2019
A Wedding Planner's Perspective
Speaking from a Wedding Planner perspective. This is my second couple to have come through the doors of Blackburn Inn and both times have been stellar, which can be difficult to find in this industry with changing staff, etc. Even under COVID restrictions, the staff that I have worked with have been professional and just a pure joy. This is also with the stresses of the construction build out of their new event spaces.Sent on 09/10/2020
We had our tasting for our October Couple of which the bride has specific dietary needs. The amount of research performed by their Exec Chef and staff to ensure the most desired, enjoyable outcome was touching. The food and presentation was incredible and as a Planner, I experience many tastings. The fact that they have found such a talented Executive Chef, Ryan Youngman is a huge upsell for this boutique adorable hotel venue. Where Ryan is you will find his Assistant Chef Gabe close by rounding out this team so perfectly.
While I am at it, I want to go ahead a praise the other staffers that I have been working with. Food and Beverage Manager Jeremy Wojton and GM Richard Smith. These two have always been close by to answer any questions.
Lastly, Aimee Snyder, their Weddings and Special Events Manager. Her communication is on point. Her personality and knowledge of events is what makes her the perfect fit for this role. I have thoroughly enjoyed working along side of her working out the final details for our upcoming event.
If this pre-show is any indication of what will happen game day. This planner won't have any concerns for my couple at all. They will be in great hands.
. · Married on 02/22/2018
Absolutely beautiful venue and location. The Blackburn Inn really gives you a good feel of historic Staunton and is seconds away from downtown. Very professional and friendly people. Overall wonderful experience!Sent on 03/16/2018
Haley Frazier · Married on 02/22/2020
Hotel Block for Wedding
Though my husband and I did not use the Blackburn Inn as a venue - we did use them for our hotel block for our wedding in Staunton. The Inn is absolutely adorable and we were so happy that we were able to give our guests the opportunity to see this historic site. The suites were cozy but spacious and very clean. The staff at the hotel was very responsive to us and we greatly appreciated the flexibility. The one thing I would note to future couples looking to do a hotel block, is to be mindful of the check in time for your guests. If you guests are arriving into town the same day as your wedding, make sure they have enough time to check in, get ready/freshen up then head to your wedding. The staff was very responsive to us in this matter - but we definitely ran into some frantic wedding guests worried they wouldn't have enough time to check in, get ready and then get to the wedding. Just make sure you are aware of that time before you sign the contract.Sent on 03/04/2020
The Blackburn Inn Price Rates
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