The Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Roanoke Valley

The Top 5 Wedding Venues in the Roanoke Valley

Hi friends, thanks once again for coming back to the blog. It’s hard to believe that I’m winding down my 20th year as a wedding filmmaker and booking through for my 21st year, I have just a few clients left and its only the first part of September.

Okay, sorry for getting sidetracked, any who, I want to share with you the top 5 wedding venues in the Roanoke area that I highly recommend that you scope out if you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to price, amenities, customer service and what they provide.

#5 The Plantation on Sunnybrook

This is a great little wedding venue over near Hollins University and it’s one with a lot of charm, character and great service too. This venue offers a great place for your ceremony, an awesome covered reception patio with lovely landscaping and a large indoor hall for dinner as well.

The Plantation on Sunnybrook built in 1918 by Robert Fox Boxley, a railroad pioneer from Louisa County. The Boxley's needed a farm to rest mule teams used to build the railroad. Robert Boxley died before Sunnybrook Farm was completed and Mrs. Boxley raised their five children on this majestic farm.

Years later the home was turned into a family restaurant known as "The Sunnybrook Inn" and closed in the mid 1990's. Randy and Tammy Scaggs purchased the property in 2006 and created the Plantation on Sunnybrook for weddings and events.

The Plantation on Sunnybrook has everything you need for a perfect wedding or event:

  • ·         Large, historic Plantation Home

  • ·         Beautifully renovated Ballroom

  • ·         Covered outdoor veranda with a double water feature

  • ·         Open-air boxwood garden with a charming pergola feature

  • ·         Bridal Suite

  • ·         Groom’s Suite

 

#4 The Kyle House

Kyle House, a unique wedding venue in Fincastle, Virginia, is a 1830 Victorian home that provides the perfect blend of romance and elegance. Housing an old store, two beautiful parlor rooms, and exquisite fireplaces, the venue is perfect for couples wishing to wed surrounded by history. Incorporating creativity, quality, and passion since 2012, Kyle House will take your nuptials to the next level!

Facilities and Capacity
Kyle House accommodates a maximum of 160 guests. Couples may choose from three distinct spaces to host their wedding and/or reception.

Services Offered
Couples who entrust their special day to Kyle House benefit from an array of services and amenities. Said items include, but are not limited to:

  • ·         Indoor and outdoor settings

  • ·         Event planning

  • ·         Event rentals

  • ·         Set-up

  • ·         Clean-up

  • ·         Lighting/sound

  • ·         Altar/arches

  • ·         Decor

  • ·         Photobooth

  • ·         Dance floor


Other Facilities
In the event couples are looking to host more than their ceremony and/or reception, the venue offers various wedding-event facilities. Couples are more than welcome to have their bridal shower and/or engagement party on-site. In addition, the venue also offers a bridal and groom suite.

Other Services
Kyle House offers various wedding-decor amenities upon request. These items include:

  • ·         Barware

  • ·         China

  • ·         Flatware

  • ·         Glassware

  • ·         Linens

  • ·         Tables

  • ·         Chairs

#3 Center in the Square – The Penthouse

A modern wedding venue in Roanoke, Virginia, The Penthouse is an architectural work of art. Offering backdrops of city lights and mountain ranges, the venue is the perfect setting, no matter your event size. With clean neutral decor, The Penthouse is truly a unique space for your special occasion!

Facilities and Capacity
The Penthouse has no minimum party size when it comes to hosting events. With hardwood floors and a neutral decor, couples may choose any wedding theme in the indoor space. The venue accommodates up to 500 guests for a cocktail-style affair and 150 guests for a sit-down dinner.

Services Offered
The venue offers a variety of services and amenities in which couples may choose from. Options include, but are not limited to:

  • ·         Indoor and outdoor settings

  • ·         Event planning

  • ·         Event rentals

  • ·         Setup

  • ·         Cleanup

  • ·         Outside vendors

  • ·         Lighting/sound

  • ·         Dance floor


  • Other Services
    The Penthouse offers bar services and various wedding decor items upon request. Interested couples may choose from the following:

  • ·         Open bar

  • ·         Outside alcohol

  • ·         Decor

  • ·         Tables

  • ·         Chairs

  • ·         Tents

  • ·         Tent accessories

Location
With two rooftop decks featuring 360-degree views of downtown Roanoke and the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Penthouse is the perfect backdrop for hosting your nuptials. Situated on the top of Center in the Square, the venue is less than five minutes from Virginia Museum of Transportation.

 

#2 Wisteria Ridge

Wisteria Ridge Event Center is a wedding and event venue in Callaway, Virginia. This private estate sits on 28 acres and offers a secluded and relaxing setting. The property features stunning scenery, lush landscape, and amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Facilities and Capacity 
There are multiple sites on the property to host indoor and outdoor events. They have an outdoor site next to a serene pond with mountain views, a rustic barn and cozy fire pit area. They also have a 4,000-square-foot tent that features string lighting, ceiling fans, bar area, dance floor and sound system. They have indoor restrooms, a bridal suite and groom’s quarters. They can accommodate 300 guests. 

Services Offered 
Their wedding package includes wedding planning, dance floor, chairs for 300 guests, tables, use of ten, bartenders, arches for ceremony, string lights, and decorative color lighting, set up and clean up. They offer several packages that can be customized to meet all your needs. Their event staff takes the stress out of planning and out of your wedding day. They give you a tour of the property, help you plan all the details and find the perfect vendors. They do not provide catering or alcohol but allow access to their kitchen for your caterer. They allow beer and wine at their facility with a valid ABC license. 

#1 Silver Hearth Lodge

A mountaintop wedding venue in Bent Mountain, Virginia, Silver Hearth Lodge has been a part of the wedding industry since 2010. A private and gated facility, the venue is perfect for couples looking to provide guests with intimate affair. Servicing couples in the Bent Mountain, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke areas, Silver Hearth Lodge is sure to make your wedding dreams come true!

Facilities and Capacity
An expansive 40 acres, Silver Hearth Lodge accommodates up to 300 guests with seven event spaces in which to host their ceremony and/or reception.

Services Offered
Couples who book Silver Hearth Lodge can expect the following services:

  • ·         Event planning

  • ·         Setup

  • ·         Cleanup

  • ·         Indoor & outdoor settings

  • ·         Lighting/sound

  • ·         Pet friendly

  • ·         Outside vendors

  • ·         In-house bar

  • ·         Event rentals

  • ·         Decor

  • ·         Photo booth

  • ·         Dance floor

  • ·         Chairs

  • ·         Table

  • ·         Linens


Cuisine
Silver Hearth Lodge provides an extensive list of caterers which present the following services:

  • ·         Buffet dinner

  • ·         Plated dinner

  • ·         Dinner stations

  • ·         Family style dinner

  • ·         Cocktail reception

  • ·         Hors d'oeuvres

  • ·         Barware

  • ·         China

  • ·         Flatware

  • ·         Glassware

  • ·         Chocolate fountain


Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are provided by way of two strategic alliance partners:
Holiday Inn Tanglewood
Holiday Inn University

Other Services
Silver Hearth Lodge provides the following transportation and access-related services to guests:

  • ·         Parking

  • ·         Shuttle

  • ·         Wheelchair access