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 offers two beautiful venues: Gallery 1828 and The Great Hall.
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.
4 Reviews for The Blackburn Inn
Recommended by 97% of couples
9 User photos
Cameron R. · Married on 10/31/2020
The wedding of our dreams
The Blackburn Inn was an AMAZING venue to work with. We were originally scheduled to be married in Cancun this Halloween, with Covid we made the heartbreaking decision to cancel our international destination wedding back in August. We knew we still wanted to be married this Halloween and have a celebration with those closest to us. We started looking online at different venues in Virginia and stumbled across the Inn. That weekend we came to view it and then within a couple of days we signed. Aimee Snyder was the reason we chose the Inn. She made us feel so special during our first visit and we instantly knew it was the venue. All in all, we made our wedding happen in 10 weeks!!! Our ceremony was in front of the Inn and we were the first wedding to be hosted in their brand new event and conference center! The entire Blackburn Inn team worked tirelessly for us to get things ready. The Executive Chef Ryan was a pleasure to work with. We had extremely strict dietary restrictions and he made sure that we were accommodated and well fed, not to mention everyone was raving about how good the food was! The drinks were also great, we had special drinks named after our dogs that Jeremy helped us to accommodate. The Inn made sure to have masks and hand sanitizers placed throughout our event and everything was extremely clean. The history of the inn is quite interesting and made it the perfect destination for our Halloween wedding. If you are thinking about getting married at Blackburn do not think twice! The team here will make sure that your wedding is executed beautifully.Sent on 12/01/2020
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
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