From destination wedding venues to private events in Charlottesville Virginia, Mount Ida Farm has it all! Mount Ida Farm is a unique location for your wedding venue located south of Charlottesville Virginia on a secluded 6000-acre sanctuary. We are Virginia’s premiere Barn and Farm wedding location. We have two gorgeous facilities our Event Barn with a gazebo ceremony location overlooking a beautiful lake with rolling hills in the distance and our newest offering The Lodge, formerly a stable in the early 1900’s with an unbelievable mountain view vista for the ceremony location. Offering unlimited options, Mount Ida Farm is the perfect destination for weddings and private events. If you are looking for a luxurious venue for a wedding in Virginia, we have the perfect setting for you! Spectacular scenic vistas, historic homes, horse drawn carriages, tree lined drives, cocktail parties: lake or stable side, and historic plantation accommodations all combine to create the venue of your dreams. We strive to be the best wedding venue in Charlottesville Virginia.
Located on Mount Ida Farm estate property, the Event Barn enjoys its own unique gated entrance within the 6,000 acre property. Coupled with the backdrop of the grand historic Mount Ida manor home and spectacular lakeside gazebo ceremony site, the Event Barn offers a unique country estate setting. The 8500 sq ft fully renovated cattle barn was meticulously restored and expanded specifically to serve as a reception facility for weddings and private events of up to 300 guests. Equipped with tables and chairs, ample parking, a large bridal suite, a separate groom’s suite, large outdoor patios boasting an over sized outdoor fireplace and an adjoining space with a 30 ft indoor stone fireplace perfect for cocktails and dancing as well as a back up ceremony spot or winter indoor ceremony location. Climate controlled with a state of the art caterer’s kitchen, 1000-amp service, backup generator and easy vendor access, the Event Barn provides the perfect reception location for any event. A shuttle bus, horse drawn carriage, and Rolls Royce limousine are available to transport guests around the estate. From traditional southern fare to the exotic, the options are endless. The Event Barn is absolutely perfect for any event!
Our most recent addition, The Lodge was originally constructed as a horse stable in the early 1900’s and served for the last several decades as a cattle barn. We were able to preserve the original oak timber framing offering a dramatic expanse with nearly thirty foot high vaulted ceilings. The structure was restored and expanded to 12,000 square feet with a view to providing the finest and most flexible event space. The 60 foot by 130 foot vintage event space is adorned with rough cut oak panelling, a stone fireplace, crystal chandeliers and polished concrete floors. Sliding 20 foot wide cedar barn doors open to an adjoining 50 foot by 40 foot banquet space supported by two massive fifty foot long wooden beams and graced with impressive windows to capture both the mountain views as well as the evenings celestial bodies. Double oversized glass doors open to an expansive epe wood deck complete with a gigantic outdoor see through fireplace complete with two antique water fountains flowing into backlit pools. The breathtaking bridal suite with antiques gathered from Caravatis in Richmond and furniture from Restoration Hardware offers a true French Provincial feel. Blessed with dramatic 360 degree views, the outdoor setting for the Lodge is enhanced with spectacular stone walls, bluestone walkways, gurgling creeks and beautiful landscaping replete with enormous outdoor gathering spaces. The grove ceremony site offers the most spectacular mountain views giving life to the term The Jefferson Sea. An enormous cedar pergola to shelter the bridal party coupled with stone walls and rambling paths through the 100 year old grove offer guests a sense of paradise only enhanced by the nightly aurora generated by the beautifully backlit grove. Built with a purpose The Lodge is a vendor’s dream HVAC throughout, a state of the art kitchen, back up generator, easily accessible loading and unloading spaces for rentals, ample power and 9 bathrooms.