The Market at Grelen

Somerset, VA View map Visit website
Rating 4.8 out of 5
   25 reviews
$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests


$6k - $8k For 100 Guests
Up to 250 guests

The Market at Grelen is a magical wedding venue set on a 1000-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 250 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 10. 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.

Services Offered
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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    Greg J. Married on 11/05/2021
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    Stunning views, friendly staff, an all-around great venue

    Got married here in November, and it was everything we could've hoped for and more. The venue has everything you need to host a fun, memorable wedding with a beautiful backdrop, and I can't imagine having had my wedding anywhere else.
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    Scarlett M. Married on 07/17/2021
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    Amazing! Loved it all

    The Market at Grelen was an absolute DREAM. We had a July wedding and it was better than we could have ever dreamed or planned for it to be. The staff, especially Kristin Simler and Morgan, we fantastic. So very professional and kind. They made our planning and wedding week so peaceful, effortless, and stress-free. The venue is absolutely PERFECTION. The overlook view of the orchard from the tent is breathtaking. We got married in the Half Moon Garden under the gorgeous willow tree. It was so magical and fit 100 people perfectly. It was transformed by a beautiful oasis by the staff! One of our favorite parts of the ceremony were the plants from around the venue arranged along the aisle, to create the most gorgeous atmosphere. The tent was GORGEOUS with amazing lighting and was so specious. No need to rent a dance floor, as the flooring there is gorgeous and dance ready! It rained after our ceremony and the staff pulled the tent siding down easily, making the rain an absolute non-issue. It was just beautiful to watch the rain from the comfort of the inside of the tent! This venue is absolutely gorgeous. The staff is amazing. It was PERFECT for our wedding day and we are so thankful!
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    Shannon M. Married on 10/04/2019
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    Sprawling Views and Starlight Dancing

    I always thought that the venue carried the greatest weight when it comes to wedding experience. I was the most picky about my venue out of everything wedding-related. I must've looked at 100 venues online before finding The Market at Grelen and knowing instantly it was perfect! It completely lived up to my expectations. The staff was wonderful to work with and never missed a beat despite their full calendar of weddings to tend to. And the venue is gorgeous! The ceremony space has a sprawling view of the countryside. There are several unique spaces on the grounds to have your cocktail hour, including a whimsical greenhouse and a stone terrace. The reception space comfortably fit all my guests, with a vaulted clear-top tent that made you feel like you were dancing under the stars . I was able to save a lot of money and brain power on not needing many decorations, as the venue itself is so beautiful and you can utilize the plants from the market to decorate your space free of charge. And the best part is that this venue operates as a business open to the public, so I can go back and visit whenever I'd like! The Market was the absolute perfect venue for me and I'm so happy I found it!


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Colonial Florist Colonial Florist Wedding Florists

Wonderful venue for your wedding!

Jen Fariello Photography LLC Jen Fariello Photography LLC Wedding Photographers

Grelan is a totally unique wedding venue. The possibilities are endless there!

Main Street Weddings & Events Main Street Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

Market at Grelen is a phenomenal wedding venue. The views are breathtaking! Sarah is a true professional and wonderful to work with.

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15091 Yager Rd. Somerset, VA, 22972

The Market at Grelen is open Wednesday - Sunday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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