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Deena Meadows · Married on 10/30/2020
King Family was very friendly and welcoming! They offer a lot of extras without added cost. Their price was straight forward and didn't add a lot of hidden extras that get added once you choose the venue. They provided great vendor lists to work with as we are not living in the area. Looking forward to a beautiful wedding on 10/30/2020!Sent on 03/07/2020
Jasmine · Married on 12/08/2019
Most Beautiful Venue
My mom and I came by one busy Sunday afternoon and they still gave us a full tour of the venue without an appointment. I fell in love with the space and brought my husband back a few weeks later. It was both of our favorite by far and the cheapest! They have great discounts for non-tradtional wedding days and offseason. Since we were both (A Sunday in December) we got an amazing deal!Sent on 02/17/2020
The staff helped us every step of the way to plan our special day. The provided us with vendor lists so we did not get overwhelmed by all the offerings, they had a checklist so we knew what had to be completed and when, we got a complimentary wine tasting to help us pick the wine for our wedding, and they were there the day of helping make sure everything was perfect.
I loved our wedding at King Family, and I love to go back and visit because the winery itself is just so beautiful. You will not be disappointed if you book them!
Kathryn · Married on 10/12/2019
Great views, great wine, great vineyard
My fiancé and I spent 2 back-to-back days touring vineyards in VA to find our perfect wedding venue. We both ended up listing other venues as our first picks, but we both had picked King Family as our second pick. Looking back on the day, King Family should have been both our first picks as it was a perfect location, has terrific service, and delicious wine. We agree now that it was the right pick. We worked mostly with Amanda, who was absolutely delightful. The walk through to prep for the day-of was extremely seamless and the staff was so helpful in helping us determine how much wine we needed for the event (turns out we actually undershot it and the KFV team easily helped get more during the reception). While we did not have our ceremony at King Family (we're catholic), we were there quite early and the bride and groom rooms were perfect for the party to hang out in while we took photos on the grounds. Absolutely beautiful location and worked easily for our family and friends. We've continued to come back every time we are visiting my mother in Charlottesville (as we live in the Northeast). We have KFV shirts (purchased the day after the wedding) and getting married there is the perfect excuse to keep buying their delicious wine.Sent on 08/09/2020
Liz Seidita · Married on 10/06/2019
Loved our venue!
Beautiful venue. The KFV team was incredibly responsive, accommodating, and professional. So happy we chose KFV as our location for our wedding.Sent on 02/02/2020
Abbey Mrochinski · Married on 07/26/2019
Our dream reception venue!!
Having our reception at King Family Vineyards was an absolute dream! The venue is just stunning. That speaks for itself!! Every event coordinator we worked with in scheduling appointments/meetings and to hash out details was incredibly kind and very easy to get in touch with. Everyone was so professional, helpful, and personable. My husband and I would've loved to have access to the getting ready rooms earlier than noon the day of since our wedding was offsite earlier in the day, but we understand this is part of their protocol/policy. If you are having your ceremony onsite after 5pm, then getting into the venue at this time is no problem, our situation was just unique. :) With their policy they also require your caterer to come from their preferred vendor list, which was at first disappointing to us, but again, we understand that this is part of their policy to help uphold the quality of their guests events and to protect the integrity of their property. Plus, we found a great caterer!! We are so thankful that we got to start the huge next chapter of our lives at this very beautiful location, and KFV and the staff members will forever hold very special places in our hearts!!Sent on 09/17/2019
Rick Saunders · Married on 06/09/2019
A Magical Experience at KFV
There are not enough great ways to describe how incredible King Family Vineyard is for a wedding. At the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, KFV sits in an amazing setting.Sent on 06/18/2019
In the beginning, we met with Amanda, KFV's event coordinator, who helped our daughter detail out the wedding of her dreams. Every step and detail was thought through - including a rain plan.
Our daughter got married at KFV in June and they did a fabulous job in executing the event. We needed to enact the rain plan, and the change made the event magical. Thank you KFV for such a beautiful and memorable wedding.
Sydney · Married on 06/09/2019
Where to begin! We have loved King Family Vineyards and the people there for a long time, so it was special to be married there. Throughout the planning process, their events team was very helpful & responsive. We met with Amanda about a month before, and walked through several last minute details. She was so incredibly helpful, answered several questions, and was so generous with her time and input. On the day of our wedding, we had to make a last minute change of ceremony location due to rain, and we had our ceremony on the patio. It was absolutely stunning, intimate, and smooth. The staff helped us above and beyond with last minute details, changes, chair-moving, etc. We felt so cared for throughout our wedding planning process, and definitely on the day-of. We’re beyond happy that we were married at KFV. There is nothing quite like it ☺ Thank you to all the KFV staff and family!!Sent on 07/13/2019
Rachel Hirshman · Married on 05/31/2019
We loved our wedding at King Family. Amanda and the whole events team were fabulous and extremely helpful. The space is beautiful, the wine amazing, and the view is unbeatable. We ended up with rain on our wedding day and held our ceremony under the awning out back. It was beautiful and so intimate. It's great that no matter the weather you can have a beautiful wedding at King Family. The photo opportunities are breathtaking between the mountains, the vines, and the polo fields and barn. They make it very easy for you to pick the right wines an the correct qualities for your event.Sent on 06/11/2019
Stacy Counterman · Married on 05/05/2019
Better Then We Ever Imagined
We are so glad we decided to get married at KFV! It is a stunning venue, and the people we worked with were extraordinary. Amanda was superb and professional, but most importantly fun! She was always quick to respond and made everything easy. The day of our wedding, the staff on site was phenomenal. I do not planned on getting married again, but if I had to go back in time, I would choose KFV again in a heartbeat. :DSent on 05/15/2019
Chiara · Married on 03/23/2019
Beautiful space, great people, and convenient!!
King Family was the perfect venue for our wedding! First the location is AMAZING--with the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop, and the way their reception hall is set up, you really don't need a ton of decoration. It also is an unbeatable backdrop for photos.
Second, the physical space is great! One of the best things about King Family is that you have a built-in rain/bad weather plan, because if you can't do your ceremony outside (or don't want to), they have an easy way to do it inside without disrupting your entire reception plan. The way the venue is set up there are basically three physical areas (the carriage house, for receptions; the hallway around the carriage house, for cocktail hour/reception; and outside, which includes a fire pit). This gives you nice variety for how to set things up, and also gives guests the option to move around depending on what they are feeling (if they want to dance, or want somewhere quieter, etc.).
Third, there are getting ready spaces onsite, which makes it really easy for you and your wedding party to get ready without having to drive around all day. We arrived at noon and didn't have to leave until the end of the night. This meant that once we arrived we could just sit back, relax, and have fun!
Fourth, the wine was wonderful--our guests really drank a ton of wine! Their wine buying policy made it easy for us to only buy the wine that we actually drank, so we weren't stuck with a ton of excess wine, and we felt comfortable that we could easily get more if we underestimated how much we needed. This was just convenient and gave us piece of mind. And, by the way, we HIGHLY recommend the Meritage!!!
Fifth, your contract with King Family includes tables and chairs and some extra tables/wine barrels. This really helps cut down on your rental costs, which is obviously great.
Lastly, everyone at King Family was great to work with. They were responsive, flexible, and answered all of our endless questions.
All in all, it was a wonderful venue, and we would highly recommend it!!!Sent on 03/31/2019
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Amanda · Married on 02/16/2019
King Family Vineyards-The Perfect Venue
I cannot recommend King Family Vineyards enough for a wedding venue. It is so beautiful and romantic all months of the year. The staff are so easy to work with and really care about making your wedding day special! All of our wedding guest gushed about the venue all night. Amazing wine, cozy fireplace and mountain views... what else could you want??Sent on 03/02/2019
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Chelsea · Married on 09/07/2018
WE LOVE KING FAMILY!!!!! this was our favorite vineyard before the wedding and now it just means that much more to us. Kelly was so amazing and helpful through the process and worked with us especially when we had to move out of state. She answered all my questions within a day and was so kind to us. King Family is, in my opinion, the most beautiful vineyard in the entire area and their wine is the best too! All of our guests from out of town / out of the country were so impressed. Thank you King and can’t wait to be back!Sent on 09/23/2018
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Hillary · Married on 08/26/2018
My husband and I got married here a couple of weeks ago. We had visited the venue before for wine tasting before selecting it for our wedding but touring the venue and seeing how the wedding space was immediately sealed the deal. Everyone we worked with at the venue was wonderful - very responsive and helped make our wedding absolutely perfect.Sent on 09/09/2018
Sam · Married on 08/17/2018
We had our wedding at King Family on August 10 and it was amazing. You cannot beat the mountain views while still only being 20 mins from Charlottesville. The wine is great, the carriage house (where the reception takes place) is gorgeous, and there are countless great spots to take pictures. Truly a beautiful venue inside and out. Worried about rain? Don’t be, the indoor space is absolutely gorgeous even if your ceremony has to be indoors. We toured the venue probably 5 times before our wedding to plan everything out and they were very accommodating and flexible with letting us do so. I highly recommend this venue if you want gorgeous mountains and a classy reception space.Sent on 09/04/2018
Chelsea · Married on 06/08/2018
We had our wedding here on 06/08/18 and it was perfect! All of our guests were overwhelmed with the beauty and lush green of the surrounding mountains and grand, sweeping lawns. It's the perfect backdrop to all of our wedding pictures. KFV is one of our favorite vineyards in the area and was long before we got engaged, so getting to get married there was a dream come true for us. All of our guests raved about the rustic elegance of the Carriage House and the delicious wine. The KFV Events team was fantastic to work with (thanks for letting us buy more Crosé, Kelly!!) and every employee seemed really enthusiastic and genuinely excited about our wedding. We also had our Sunday Polo Sendoff the Sunday after our Friday wedding -- if you've never seen polo played live on horses and people-watched all the polo guests in their big hats and Sunday best, you've got to do it at least once! All in all, King was the perfect place for our food and wine themed wedding and we wouldn't have had it anywhere else.Sent on 09/10/2018
Camille · Married on 05/04/2018
When my husband and I first get engaged, we decided to look at King Family Vineyards but didn't really think we would be able to get married there. It was (is!) his favorite vineyard in Charlottesville and would be a dream wedding venue for us. We booked a tour with Kelly and after visiting a few other venues, we knew the other places we looked at even came close in comparison. When it comes down to it, getting married at King Family is a smart decision as they include just about all the furniture rentals you'll need and are financially competitive with most traditional/non-DIY venues in the area. Kelly Bauer (the event manager) is also AMAZING. I've never experienced customer service as good as I did with her -- she always responds in a timely manner, is patient, gives you all the information you need, and is above all a kind and pleasant person to interact with. King Family also allows you to chose a caterer off of their preferred caterers list, which gives you the flexibility to control food and drink costs that you aren't otherwise able to do at other area venues with in-house catering. Best of all, King Family Vineyards offers an experience like no other for your guests. My husband and I live in Charlottesville, and 99% of our guests were out-of-towners. We were so thrilled to be able to show them the place where we live by way of hosting them at King Family. We heard from everyone how breathtakingly gorgeous the views were (in our opinion, the best view of any vineyard) and above all, the wine was delicious. Long story short, if you're thinking of getting married in Charlottesville, King Family Vineyards is one of the best all-around options in terms of beauty, the guest experience, affordability, and flexibility. We may be biased, but we couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else. Thank you, Kelly and team, for an amazing experience we'll never forget!Sent on 05/29/2018
Jacqueline · Married on 12/01/2017
King Family Vineyards is a beautiful vineyard with excellent wine and a lovely atmosphere. King Family is also an amazing wedding venue, with extremely accommodating staff and a beautiful event space. The space is a clean slate, allowing for your own style, but does not need much decor as it is naturally beautiful with a warm, intimate ambiance. The team at King Family is wonderful to work with and I would highly recommend King Family for your wedding! All of our guests raved about the vineyard - and of course, the Crose! If you are in love with the venue and not the price, consider a Friday or a Winter wedding (or both!) - we got married on a Friday in December and it was worth every penny.Sent on 12/20/2017
Diann · Married on 11/18/2017
My son was married here on 11/18/2017. While I was not involved in the actual planning here, I was certainly pleased with them. The bride and her family told me how accommodating they were. And such a beautiful location, with the added plus of delicious wines.Sent on 12/02/2017
Katie · Married on 11/04/2017
King Family Vineyards is in high demand during peak wedding season, and for good reason!! We booked the last available Saturday for Fall 2017, and we were SO lucky to have our reception there. Our wedding day turned out very wet, but despite missing out on the gorgeous mountain views our guests are still complimenting us on King Family almost a week later. The venue space itself is fantastic and the perfect option if you want to include a band – guests could dance, and then take a break in the side room when grabbing drinks. All of their wine is delicious – we didn’t take advantage of KFV ‘buying back’ any wine because our guests drank everything we purchased and then some! It’s also only ~20 minutes outside Charlottesville, which was perfect since our ceremony was at a church downtown. Overall, I highly recommend KFV as a wedding reception venue, and I can’t wait to come back for my next visit!Sent on 12/24/2017
Jocelyn · Married on 10/22/2017
We had extremely high hopes, knowing the reputation of KFV and having visited a few times during our search for venue. We were not disappointed - it was the perfect venue, with many small details that made it a very special day.Sent on 11/11/2017
The lawn, not the easiest place to conduct a ceremony, was just right - no background noise, beautiful forested mountain backdrop, and sufficient resources for seating, sound, etc.
The hall accommodated our fairly large group easily, the various entrances and gallery helped when folks needed to be organized, the bridal party and groomsmen prep rooms were sufficient for the need, and the fire pit outside was a popular gathering place when folks were ready to cool off from dancing (and have s'mores).
We had folks coming in from all over - including Portugal - many of them fans of good wine. Coming from elsewhere, we were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the KFV wines - we particularly enjoyed the Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Viognier (had to buy an extra case of the latter, which KFV handled beautifully). Knowing that they would buy back any unused wine gave us peace of mind when ordering. We opted to bring home a mixed case, memorable gifts for the couple and to anticipate for special occasions. Have not included wine costs in the estimate below.
KFV's sterling reputation is well-deserved!
Laura · Married on 10/01/2017
Our experience at King Family Vineyards was absolutely amazing. KFV worked with all of our vendors to make the day spectacular and everything ran perfectly. We wouldn't have changed a thing!Sent on 10/26/2017
Erin · Married on 07/02/2017
King Family is a beautiful venue and the perfect place for a vineyard wedding. The staff was very responsive and helpful and used their experience over the years to help us with our questions. The layout of the venue is also nice in that the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception can be held in different areas that are all still nearby. I underestimated the time and energy to hire out for all other vendors (rentals, catering, etc.) but if your up for it, this is definitely a great choice.Sent on 02/22/2018
Mike · Married on 05/25/2017
This venue is absolutely stunning! I wanted to mimic my home town, with mountains and horses and King Family had it all!Sent on 06/06/2017
Kelly and the staff at KFV were amazing to work with and they helped make our every request a reality. We were able to hold our ceremony outside, despite extremely rainy weather right up to the very hour before, but I was completely on board with having it inside. The carriage house is simply gorgeous!
We held our wedding on a Thursday and that made the venue pricing very reasonable. They allowed us to use/move the interior decor in any way we wanted (with the exception of one large hutch) and the provided a choice of different styles of chairs to use. The even had enough for both inside and outside, without having to "flip."
We made numerous trips to the venue to meet vendors and plan our decor. Kelly was very accommodating, letting us in the carriage house whenever we requested and offering lots of helpful ideas and advice. She gave us just enough attention without being in our space and let us be to do our thing. We had plenty of time to drop off decor and get set up, and return to pick up items the next day. We LOVED the venue and the experience with Kelly was more than we dreamed of!!
The weather on our big day was rainy, right up until an hour before our ceremony. But I never got too worried about it because the carriage house has such a gorgeous fireplace as a background.
Jessica · Married on 12/03/2016
We loved working with King Family Vineyards. They were attentive to our every need, even before we booked our wedding date at the venue. We chose a December wedding date based upon availability and our work schedules. After a full day of touring approximately ten venues in the Charlottesville area, we knew King Family Vineyards was it. Even in January on a snowy, wintry day, the landscape was beautiful. Even better, the carriage house was beautiful - and we knew we wanted to create more of a formal setting for our ceremony. Throughout the planning process, KFV's team was easy to work with in helping us create our perfect day. Moreover, we love their wine and were so proud to serve it at our wedding. We are thrilled to be able to return to our wedding venue year after year, in addition to being able to enjoy our wedding wine - the 2014 Meritage - every year on our anniversary.Sent on 12/13/2016
Tonya · Married on 10/07/2016
King Family Vineyards was on our VERY short list of places that we were interested in getting married. After visiting and seeing the Carriage House, we knew it was perfect for us. It ended up being pretty muddy the day of our wedding and I was so happy to have such a gorgeous indoor option. The staff are incredibly responsive and friendly which really eased the wedding planning anxieties.Sent on 10/21/2016