Weddings

Upper Shirley Vineyards

Charles City, VA View map Visit website
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   18 reviews
Guests 150 to 300

About

Guests 150 to 300

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.

Services Offered
Couples who select Upper Shirley Vineyards to exchange vows benefit from a variety of services and amenities. Items include:

  • Indoor and outdoor settings
  • Event rentals
  • Cleanup


Cuisine
All cuisine is lovingly prepared by veteran chef and wedding caterer Carlisle Bannister. Meals are presented via the following serving styles:

  • Hor d'oeuvres
  • Buffet dinner
  • Station dinner
  • Plated dinner


Other Services
Upper Shirley Vineyards offers bar services and various wedding decor items upon request. Interested couples may choose from the following:

  • Bartender(s)
  • Cocktail reception
  • Champagne toast
  • House wine
  • Open bar
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Tables
  • Chairs

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

Yes

Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

No

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

$7000.00

What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

$6000.00

Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

Bridal Suite
Chairs
China
Clean Up
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Parking
Set Up
Tables

Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?

Cake Cutting
Dessert
Server(s)

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)

What is the maximum capacity of your venue?

300

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?

150

How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?

1

Describe your venue:

Waterfront
Winery

What kind of settings are available?

Indoor
Covered Outdoor
Uncovered Outdoor
Scenic Views

Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

Ceremony
Reception
Bridal Shower
Engagement Party

What event services do you offer?

Accommodations
All Inclusive Packages
Bar Services
Catering Services
Clean Up
Event Rentals
Get Ready Rooms
Outside Vendors
Pet Friendly

What catering services do you offer?

Buffet
Cocktail Reception
Dessert
Hors d'oeuvres
Outside Cake
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
House Wine
Open Bar

What event items are available?

Chairs
Furniture
Tables

What food and beverage items are available?

Barware
China
Flatware
Glassware
Linens

What transportation and access is available?

Parking

What months are included in your peak season?

May
June
September
October

What months are included in your off-peak season?

January
February
March
April
July
August
November
December

18 Reviews

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    Hilarie S. Married on 03/04/2021
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    Upper Shirley Vineyard exceeded expectations!

    Upper Shirley Vineyard exceeded expectations! From planning, to the day of ceremony, Catherine and the entire team went above and beyond to make the day special for our family. They were simply amazing and made the process easy. We highly recommend the beautiful venue, fantastic food & wine, and the entire support staff!
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    Katy R. Married on 05/02/2020
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    Gorgeous and pleasant to work with!

    This venue is a dream! The views are beautiful, the food is delicious, and the staff is so knowledgeable and helpful! Even through this nightmare brought on by this pandemic they have been responsive, flexible, and positive. We can’t say enough good things about Upper Shirley Vineyards and their wedding team!
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    Katharine S. Married on 10/05/2019
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    A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!

    I honestly don't even know where to start, but let's just say look no further!!! Upper Shirley's exceeded any and all of my expectations, which were very high! We are from Baltimore so wanted to ensure we set the bar high given 95% of our guests were from out of town, and we have received sooo many compliments on how beautiful the venue was, how amazing and delicious the food and wine were, etc. This venue is worth every penny and the food is literally to die for!!!!!!!! Catherine was so professional, knowledgeable and excellent to work with from the beginning and made the entire experience; walk through(s), tastings, payments, last minute arrangements, etc. so seamless. She is a true event professional and the USV staff and service for our wedding was above stellar!!! USV made my wedding absolutely perfect (from arriving, to the amazing bridal suite and grooms den service, to the cocktail hour, dinner, etc.) and I would recommend to anyone and everyone- the experience is truly like none other- 10 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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Professional Network & Endorsements

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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!

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Map

600 Shirley Plantation Road Charles City, 23030
804-409-8373
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Upper Shirley Vineyards frequently asked questions

What items and services are included in the starting site fee at Upper Shirley Vineyards?

Upper Shirley Vineyards includes the following items and services for wedding events in its starting site fee:
  • Bridal Suite
  • Chairs
  • China
  • Clean Up
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Parking
  • Set Up
  • Tables

At Upper Shirley Vineyards, what items and services related to wedding catering are included in the cost?

Upper Shirley Vineyards includes the following items and services in its wedding catering costs:
  • Cake Cutting
  • Dessert
  • Server(s)

At Upper Shirley Vineyards, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Upper Shirley Vineyards includes:
  • Bartender(s)

What are the most important characteristics of Upper Shirley Vineyards in terms of venue type, style and location?

The space offered by Upper Shirley Vineyards for wedding events is known for:
  • Waterfront
  • Winery

What kind of indoor/outdoor options are available at Upper Shirley Vineyards for wedding events?

Upper Shirley Vineyards offers the following indoor/outdoor options for weddings:
  • Indoor
  • Covered Outdoor
  • Uncovered Outdoor
  • Scenic Views

What kind of wedding events does Upper Shirley Vineyards offer?

Upper Shirley Vineyards offers the following types of wedding events:
  • Ceremony
  • Reception
  • Bridal Shower
  • Engagement Party

What services does Upper Shirley Vineyards offer for wedding events?

Upper Shirley Vineyards offers the following services for wedding events:
  • Accommodations
  • All Inclusive Packages
  • Bar Services
  • Catering Services
  • Clean Up
  • Event Rentals
  • Get Ready Rooms
  • Outside Vendors
  • Pet Friendly

What furniture and decorations does Upper Shirley Vineyards have available for wedding events?

Upper Shirley Vineyards offers the following furniture and decor items for weddings:
  • Chairs
  • Furniture
  • Tables

What percentage of users recommend Upper Shirley Vineyards and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Upper Shirley Vineyards is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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