A one-of-a-kind wedding venue in Charles City, Virginia, Upper Shirley Vineyards specializes in Southern weddings with a scenic twist. Located on the banks of the James River, the venue compliments the style and vision of each and every couple. A full-service venue, Upper Shirley Vineyards supplies everything needed for couples to have the most memorable day of their lives!
Facilities and Capacity
Upper Shirley Vineyards accommodates a maximum of 300 guests. Couples may choose to wed inside or outside on the waterfront ceremony lawn. This venue offers 14,000 square feet of indoor space inside their Low Country winery.
Couples who select Upper Shirley Vineyards to exchange vows benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Items include:
All cuisine is lovingly prepared by veteran chef and wedding caterer Carlisle Bannister. Meals are presented via the following serving styles:
Upper Shirley Vineyards offers bar services and various wedding decor items upon request. Interested couples may choose from the following:
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Hannah · Married on 11/03/2018
A Dream Venue!
My husband and I got married at Upper Shirley Vineyards on 11/3/2018 and to say it was a dream is an understatement. From the first time we went to this vineyard (only a few weeks after they opened) we knew we wanted to get married here one day. In fact, we booked so far in advance that we were there second contract ever signed. From the very beginning USV was nothing short of magnificent to work with. This place really does it all - food, drink, rentals, ceremony site, multiple rain plans offered, and unlimited options to customize the day to make it yours. The bridal suite was beautiful and the perfect space for me and my 8 bridesmaids (+moms) to spend the morning and the grooms den was a fun space with games, tv, and couches for my husband's groomsmen. Catherine (their director of events) is a dream! She cares so, so much about her couples and about working with you to make your vision come to life. I can honestly say not a single stressor came out of this place and they only relieved any stress we ever felt. We cannot recommend Upper Shirley any higher. Get married here, have dinner here, drink wine here, lay on the lawn here. We're already dreaming of how we could possibly have a 10-year anniversary party here one day!Sent on 11/12/2018
Dennis Elwell · Married on 10/06/2018
We held our wedding on 10/6/2018 at Upper Shirley (USP). From the moment we met the owners, we were convinced that the event would be a wonderful, memorable celebration of our new life.Sent on 12/29/2018
The USP venue and staff are incredible. They are extremely responsive and very professional. Given that we had last minute changes, alterations and revisions, they were accommodating and supportive.
The Events Director is amazing. Her attention to detail as well as helpful suggestions brought all the details together in a comprehensive, seamless fashion. My highest commendations for her work and her professionalism.
The event was a remarkable success. Our guests continue to compliment us on the setting, the facility and the food.
No detail is too small not to be cared for by this dedicated team.
Cody · Married on 08/25/2018
We had our wedding at Upper Shirley Vineyards on 8/25 and everything about it was perfect. When looking for venues we wanted an outdoor wedding and the scenery here is unbeatable, and we lucked out with having great weather on our day, but another thing that sold us on the venue was the backup plan to use their huge front porch for the ceremony in the event we weren't able to have it by the river. Catherine was amazing to work with, she was very easy to get a hold of to setup tours and tastings and she checked-in with us multiple times leading up to the wedding to see how our planning was going. We also really liked how Upper Shirley Vineyards is a one-stop shop for the venue and catering, their food is phenomenal and made it so much easier to just have one vendor to work with for those. The staff that worked the wedding also did a fantastic job, the reception ran very smooth and flawless. All of our guests had a blast and we definitely recommend this wedding venue!Sent on 10/04/2018
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We love the staff, the views, the food and, of course, the WINE! What a gorgeous venue to host your wedding! The tents add to the beauty never taking away the elegance and natural surroundings! We do recommend you consider them for your wedding or special event!