The Market at Grelen is a magical wedding venue set on a 600-acre tree nursery in Somerset, Virginia, just 30 minutes away from downtown Charlottesville. As you exchange your vows and begin your new life together as a married couple, you will be surrounded by a gorgeous natural backdrop. Whether you are hosting an intimate elopement with a few of your loved ones, or planning a much larger ceremony and reception, you will be able to experience an unforgettable wedding amidst the gardens and Blue Ridge Mountain views.
Facilities and Capacity
Not only is the Market at Grelen perfect for hosting ceremonies and receptions, but also bridal showers, engagement parties, and rehearsal dinners. There are four main spaces which includes indoor, covered outdoor, and uncovered outdoor options. Depending on which space you choose, different amounts of seated guests can be accomodated. For example, the Orchard Overlook Tent accommodates 300 seated guests, the Greenhouse accommodates 50 seated guests, the Stone Terrace accommodates 100 seated guests, and the Shade Garden accommodates 40 seated guests. Couples, wedding parties and close family are encouraged to rent one of Grelen's two properites (Boxwood Villa or Spotswood Lodge) which are only 10 minutes away from The Market. The Boxwood Villa, which is a renovated 1850 home, is a very private setting surrounded by oak trees and sleeps 19. Spotswood Lodge is more of a farmhouse in style with space for 20 guests. Both add to the weekend and can be used to host brunches and rehearsal dinners.
Couples will be provided with round tables, garden chairs, banquet tables, and a barrel bar to use on their big day. Additionally, details like lighting and sound are also included in the starting site fee. As you plan your big day, the team is more than happy to help with arranging vendors and assisting with catering. For your convenience, the property also has plenty of parking, shuttle access, and wheelchair access. The Market at Grelen is also a European garden shop with a ton of plant material that can be used to decorate the ceremony, cocktail/entertaining spaces and reception tent. The use of these plants is free and is included in the venue fee! (Please note this does not include ceramic/stone planters—only the plants in the plastic pots. Planters can be rented or plastic pots can be wrapped in fabric/burlap by planner. Plants cannot be used as centerpieces—just for space decoration.)
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Lauren · Married on 10/27/2018
Planning Made Easy
We could not be more happy to have chosen The Market at Grelen as our wedding venue. Tess and Emmie were so easy to work with and answered all of our many, many questions. There was a transition of event managers mid-way through our planning process and Leslie, one of the owners, emailed me to let me know of the change and assured me it would be a seamless transition, and it was! Our guests continue to rave about the views at the venue and how no matter where you looked your breath was taken away.Sent on 12/06/2018
It rained on our wedding day, and Tess and Emmie were so accommodating with letting us wait until practically the last minute to call our rain plan. Even though we did not have our ceremony in our original location, they made our back up location amazing! We could not be more happy with the location our ceremony location ended up being in and feel like it turned our better then what we originally envisioned.
We look forward to continuing to make trips down to The Market Grelen to visit each year and enjoy everything they have to offer.
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Graham West · Married on 10/28/2018
The Market at Grelen is an absolutely beautiful and just what we wanted for our wedding. The staff were incredibly easy to work with and happy to answer our millions of questions throughout the process; they also offered a wide range of options (e.g. where to have different parts of the event) and were very prepared for what bad weather and REALLY bad weather plans were. And, of course, taking newlywed shots in different places around the property was spectacular!! All in all, Grelen is a stellar location for anyone who wants an outdoor wedding in a beautiful natural setting.Sent on 12/13/2018
Malak · Married on 08/19/2018
Do not think twice, this is your venue! Gorgeous surroundings, every angle is a beautiful backdrop. The team is amazing, very professional and you can really feel they are passionate about their work. Tess was a pleasure to work with, super friendly and helpful. I am so soooo glad we had our wedding here.Sent on 09/28/2018
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Wonderful venue for your wedding!
Grelan is a totally unique wedding venue. The possibilities are endless there!
Market at Grelen is a phenomenal wedding venue. The views are breathtaking! Sarah is a true professional and wonderful to work with.