Your Ultimate Guide to the Most Beautiful Wedding Venues Near Harrisonburg, VA

February 22, 2018

Surrounded by the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains and abounding in scenic farmland and historic sites, the Shenandoah Valley is a top destination for weddings. If you’re looking for the perfect place for your big day, look no further! We’ve compiled a guide to the best wedding venues near Harrisonburg, VA, to help you find exactly what you’re looking for. From rustic barn settings to unique outdoor venues like gardens and national parks, the Shenandoah Valley is home to a range of beautiful settings.

Top 3 Types of Wedding Venues Near Harrisonburg, VA

Barns & Farms

Barn wedding venues near Harrisonburg, VA, are plentiful. This type of charming, rustic setting is one of the most popular places to get married in the area. On Sunny Slope Farm is an award-winning venue, continually named a top destination to exchange vows. Spend your big day on the gorgeous, lush grounds of this historic 67-acre farm. An outdoor arrangement can be set up beneath beautiful blooming trees or near the abundant gardens.


Most people coming to the region to get married are looking for an elegant venue in an impressive outdoor setting. Boasting an abundance of  Shenandoah Valley wineries, this region has plenty of vineyards worth considering. About 20 minutes from Harrisonburg, the CrossKeys Vineyard offers incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and delicious food prepared by the in-house gourmet catering staff.

Bluestone Vineyard is another popular wedding venue near Harrisonburg, VA. This beautiful property in Bridgewater, VA, is also just 20 minutes from By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging. Host the special event on the sprawling lawn, where you and your guests will have panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. If you’re looking for an indoor venue, or if bad weather hits the day of the wedding, you can move the event into the Meeting House.

Shenandoah National Park

Couples seeking an unusual wedding venue should look into hosting the big event along the Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley. Part of the Shenandoah National Park, this scenic location will help make your wedding even more memorable. Throughout the park, there are other locations with the same beautiful vistas of towering mountains and gorgeous valleys.

Stay at By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging

As you research wedding venues near Harrisonburg, VA, consider booking a Cottage or Studio at By the Side of the Road. You and your special someone deserve romantic accommodations on your big day. Newlyweds can book one of our Three Romantic Cozy Cottages.

Bergey cottage bathroom and tub

While still located near the Manor House, The Bergey Cottage offers guests total privacy. The high ceilings give the room a spacious feel, and the dual-side fireplace provides an intimate atmosphere. One side of the fire faces an oversized whirlpool tub. 

Browse our complete catalog of available suites and cottages and start planning your getaway today! We can’t wait to make your trip a memorable one.

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