The Market at Grelen is a barn and farm wedding venue located 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. In fact, the entire venue rests on a 600-acre tree nursery. 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 garden 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. Couples have four main sites that they can choose from, 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. After the wedding and reception, couples and guests are more than welcome to continue their stay at this lovely venue. The two main sites where your wedding party can stay in are the Boxwood Villa and the Spotswood Lodge. The Boxwood Villa, which is a renovated 1850 home, is a very private setting surrounded by oak trees. The Spotswood Lodge is more of a farmhouse in style with plenty of space for overnight stays.
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.
Recommended by 95% of couples
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.
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 10/17/2018
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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.