Walden Hall, a venue located in Reva, Virginia, offers a literary inspired space for couples to exchange their vows. Named after Henry David Thoreau's famous Walden, this farmland property allows couples and their guests to slip away to the serene Virginia countryside. Here at this farm, couples will be surrounded by 10 acres. Even though the setting is quite rustic and private, you will be able to easily access downtown Charlottesville, Culpepper, Madison, and Washington, D.C.
Facilities and Capacity
Whether you are planning a local or a destination wedding at Walden Hall, you will find the perfect space to accommodate your wedding needs. There are both indoor and outdoor options available that can accommodate up to 200 guests. The garden and pond both provide a romantic outdoor setting for couples. These spaces also provide sweeping scenes of the surrounding countryside and mountains. Couples and their wedding party move into the Event Barn for a rustic reception. This space features many decorations such as the chandeliers and twinkle lights that provide the perfect mixture of rugged and refined. After your ceremony is over, you are welcome to continue your stay on property in the Walt Whitman Wedding Suite. Couples have special access to this elegant space while the rest of the wedding party can enjoy the other four guest rooms on property. Like the Walt Whitman Suite, the other suites are also inspired by literary greats. These other available suites are the Longfellow Loft Suite, the Emerson Pool Suite, the Emily Dickinson Suite, and the Thoreau's Pond Suite. Regardless of which suite your guests choose, they will be able to enjoy many amenities such as flat screen HDTVs, Wifi, concierge service, multi-course breakfast, and much more.
To make your vendor selection process much easier, the team at Walden Hall has gathered up a list of their preferred vendors and is more than happy to share it with you. They can also provide you with all your needed decorations from chair covers to a dance floor. Some other services that they can arrange for you include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
Amanda · Married on 10/06/2018
Can’t even begin to describe how absolutely perfect our wedding weekend was at Walden Hall. The staff go above and beyond at every turn and are an absolute dream to work with. Everything we requested in terms of layout and set-up was completely different from how they’ve ever done it before and not only did they pull it off perfectly, they did it with a smile and made us feel like everything we could imagine could be made possible. When we started our wedding venue search we saw at least a dozen places. None of them felt right. The second we stepped foot at Walden Hall we knew we found our wedding venue. The property is magical in every way - the outside is breathtaking and the level of thought that went into every detail of the house is out of this world. Everyone who stayed at the house for the weekend and all of our wedding guests commented on how incredible the space was - “like a postcard” so many people said. What they didn’t know (but what we did) is how special the staff is too. Leading up to the wedding they were so responsive and communicative and once the weekend got there they went out of their way to make us feel at home and put our minds at ease about the big day. They were like magicians working behind the scenes to make everything run perfectly without ever even being seen. It was unbelievable. If you are planning on getting married anywhere in the northern/central VA area, don’t look anywhere else. Imagine your dream wedding and then have it here - I promise it will be even better than you could dream it to be!
BethD · Married on 10/13/2018
Perfect in Every Way
We hosted our daughter's wedding at Walden Hall and there are not enough superlatives to describe our experience there. The owners and staff have thought of every detail to make Walden Hall the perfect place to have a wedding. The house is beautiful and comfortable, and being able to have the wedding party and the immediate families stay together for the whole weekend was so much more relaxing and fun than if we had stayed at hotels. Lindsay and Eric were a joy to work with during the planning stages and they and their staff did everything possible to make sure that we had everything we needed - including a gourmet breakfast on both days. On the wedding day, the girls got ready in the special suite created for just that purpose, including salon chairs and mirrors plenty of room to spread out, while the guys hung out in the lower level with plenty of things to keep them busy such as a media room, pool table, gym, kitchenette, etc. The ceremony by the pond with the rolling hills as a backdrop was breathtaking. Our guests had cocktails by the pool and then proceeded to the reception in the barn which was lit with candles, twinkle lights and flowing white curtains. There was more than enough room for our 100 guests, buffet and band. Choosing Walden Hall as the site for the wedding was absolutely the best decision we could have made. If you are thinking of having your wedding here, book it now before someone else gets your date!!
Niyati · Married on 10/01/2018
No Place Like Home
We were first enchanted by Walden Hall when we visited for a long weekend getaway in April of this year. We were planning on getting married later in the year, but time was flying by way too fast and we hadn’t given it much thought. I remember the exact moment when we were sitting outside, enjoying the gorgeous view of Walden Pond… that’s when we started talking about how amazing it would be to get married there. Before we checked out, we inquired with Eric about having our wedding there. He directed us to Lindsay who gave us an impromptu and very enthusiastic grand tour of the space. After the tour, we were sure that this was the place!
Leading up to the wedding, Lindsay was wonderful at answering all of our questions. She was super responsive and helpful throughout the entire planning process. From the instant we checked in for the wedding to the very moment we checked out of Walden Hall, the staff was nothing short of amazing. They are the most gracious hosts and we literally felt right at home the entire time. Our families stayed with us at the house and they truly enjoyed their time spent there as we were all well taken care of every step of the way. Lindsay is just so warm and caring, always wears a huge, beautiful smile, and she wore so many hats during the event. During our couples portraits, she dabbled in photography, wrangled bugs out of the tulle of my wedding dress, and demonstrated the utmost expertise in handling an umbrella when it briefly rained. So, you could say she was an assistant photographer, bug wrangler, umbrella handler, and so much more. Eric was a more of a behind the scenes type of guy working to make sure everything ran smoothly and going into action quickly when we experienced a weather event. I know he also helped out with the delicious brunch us and our families experienced each morning of our stay. Andi was such a gracious host, kept the place absolutely spotless, and cooked up a darn good brunch. I so enjoyed chatting with her and I know our families loved talking to her each morning. She always greeted us with a huge smile and made us feel right at home! We cannot wait to go back and see them all again!
We had two ceremonies and experienced a full range of weather during our time there. The first day was gorgeous, bright, and sunny. What I didn’t know is that, apparently, bugs (crickets, lady bugs, grasshopper, etc.) love tulle! I had no idea that they would all find a home in my dress, but not to worry as Lindsay came to the rescue with her bug wrangling skills. She had this covered! The second day started off sunny, but we happened to experience a few rain showers right at the time of our ceremony. We thought the showers would pass through based on a weather app we were consulting; however, the timing was just not right and we ended up having our second ceremony in the barn, which by the way, ended up being so beautiful and intimate. While we were deciding whether or not to wait for the rain to pass through or move to Plan B in the barn, I personally witnessed Eric and Lindsay wiping off chairs three times and helping move the heavy four post iron arbor/arch to the barn. I saw all of this while in the comfort of the gorgeous bridal suite knowing that no matter what the outcome, they wanted the best ceremony for us. The silver lining and what made the rain all worth it is the beautiful rainbow we saw outside after the ceremony was over. Our photographer and videographer were able to capture a few couples portraits in front of the rainbow and we had a gorgeous sunset after too. So, it doesn’t really matter what weather you may experience on your wedding day, you can rest assured that Walden Hall has you covered and your ceremony will be gorgeous and beautiful.
With Walden Hall, you check in and have an entire, amazing wedding experience versus other venues where you may only rent for a few hours during the ceremony and reception. If you are looking for the perfect place to get married, somewhere where you can check in, relax, unwind, and have a beautiful wedding ceremony, then look no further!
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Walden Hall has fantastic accommodations, breathtaking landscaping and amenities, and a wonderful and attentive staff. This property gets a big thumbs up from our team!
Walden Hall is an intensely beautiful venue in Culpeper, Va. If you're looking for effortless elegance for your wedding day, Walden Hall is the location for you. They can take care of absolutely everything for you, or they can just let you have the space! And speaking of the space, the inside of the B&B is unlike any I've ever seen. It has an open, airy feel, and is decorated and set up perfectly for a wedding. The 18th century poet rooms are STUNNING, and the outdoor views are equally as beautiful. The owners are super down to earth and easy to work with. This venue gets a super two thumbs up! We cannot wait to work with them more in the future.
Walden Hall is an incredible B&B with the most amazing views and amenities! The venue is absolutely PERFECT for weddings or for a romantic weekend away.