Although not as well known as some of the other cities in Virginia, Roanoke is a fantastic place to hold your wedding whether you're coming from near or far. The city's location in the Blue Ridge Mountains gives many of its wedding venues incredible mountain views, and a few of the venues even give couples the chance to say their vows on top of a mountain peak overlooking the valley below. Whether you're looking for an elegant ballroom decorated with chandeliers or a rustic gazebo tucked away in the forest, here are the best wedding venues Roanoke has to offer.
1.Bailey Wick Farm
Situated just outside the Roanoke Valley, the Bailey Wick Farm is a family owned and operated business with a rustic barn that was constructed to host weddings and other special events. The property features wonderful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the barn is equipped with a cozy gas log fireplace that can be used on chilly evenings. It also offers dressing rooms for the bride and groom, a catering kitchen, and modern restrooms. The space can hold up to 300 people, and tables and chairs for up to 200 people will be provided free of charge.
1737 Old Fincastle Rd, Fincastle, VA 24090, Phone: 540-293-7308
2.Blue 5 Restaurant
Specializing in craft beer and hearty Southern cuisine, Blue 5 Restaurant is one of the best restaurants in downtown Roanoke. The culinary team can work with you to create a delicious, personalized menu for your special day, and the building has two private spaces that can be used for wedding receptions. The speakeasy inspired Red Room has sophisticated red and black detailing and can accommodate between 65 and 90 people, and the White Room is an airy ballroom space with floor-to-ceiling windows. Both rooms come with tables and chairs, fully stocked bars, and audiovisual equipment.
312 2nd St SW, Roanoke, VA 24011, Phone: 540-904-5338
3.Charter Hall at the City Market Building
Found on the third floor of one of the most iconic buildings in downtown Roanoke, the Charter Hall at the City Market Building offers incredible views of the Roanoke Star and the city skyline. The elegant space features a built-in stage and dance floor perfect for an evening of celebrating, and it can accommodate up to 240 people for a formal dinner. An in-house wedding coordinator is available to help ensure that everything comes together smoothly, and the rental fee includes tables and chairs, audiovisual equipment, use of the catering kitchen, and access to a bridal suite.
32 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA 24011, Phone: 540-986-5992
Operated by Chaticleer Catering, the Corinthian Ballroom is a breathtaking space with arched windows, soaring ceilings, and white columns along the walls. The venue can accommodate up to 200 people with plenty of space to use the wooden dance floor, and tables and chairs are available if needed. Food is provided by Chaticleer Catering, and the head chef will work with you to create a personalized dinner menu. Couples are welcome to bring in outside vendors for photography, decor, and flowers, and thanks to the venue's downtown location, there is plenty of nearby accommodation for out-of-town guests.
196 N 3rd St, San Jose, CA 95112, Phone: 408-938-2323
5.Diamond V Farm
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The wedding facilities at the family-run Diamond V Farm were originally created for a family wedding, and they turned out to be so special that the family decided to begin sharing them with other happy couples. The stunning purpose-built barn features a dance floor and plenty of beautiful lighting, and an excellent selection of farm-style decor is available to use at no extra charge. Ceremonies are typically held outside while receptions take place in the barn, which can hold up to 200 people, but the barn can also be used for indoor ceremonies if desired.
1817 Mountain View Church Rd, Blue Ridge, VA 24064, Phone: 540-537-3912
Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway only 15 minutes away from downtown Roanoke, Explore Park is an incredibly beautiful 1100-acre park that offers a wide selection both indoor and outdoor wedding venues. Indoor ceremonies can be held in the historic Mount Union Church, while outdoor options include a butterfly garden with a pergola, a meadow dotted with historical buildings, and a spacious lawn that can be tented if desired. Tables and chairs are available at no extra cost, and couples are welcome to bring in any vendors they like. Alcohol is permitted as long as the correct permits are obtained.
56 Roanoke River Pkwy, Roanoke, VA 24014, Phone: 540-427-1800
7.Hidden Valley Country Club
Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Hidden Valley Country Club is an exclusive full-service club with amenities like a golf course, a pool, and tennis courts. It's the perfect place for a picture-perfect wedding, and fortunately, membership is not required to book their facilities for a private event. Ceremonies can be held outside with the rolling green hills of the golf course in the background, and a stately ballroom with huge windows is available for when it's time to move the celebration inside. The space can accommodate up to 250 guests, and food and beverage services are provided by the club.
11820 Highland Dr, Sandy, UT 84092, Phone: 801-571-0583
8.Hyatt Place Roanoke
Conveniently located less than two miles away from the airport, the Hyatt Place Roanoke is a spacious, modern hotel with two meeting rooms that can be used for weddings. The rooms are divided by a retractable wall and can be rented either separately or together, and when used together, they can accommodate up to 50 guests seated banquet style or up to 60 people for a cocktail-style reception. The hotel also has more than enough rooms to accommodate all your wedding guests from out of town, and blocks of rooms can be reserved in advance to ensure that everyone can stay together.
5040 Valley View Blvd NW N, Roanoke, VA 24012, Phone: 540-366-4700
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541 Luck Ave Formerly the Jefferson Senior High School, the Jefferson Center is a historic building that has been converted into a magnificent arts venue that regularly hosts world-class musical performances. The center has several event spaces to choose from, with highlights including an elegant atrium with a full-service bar, a large banquet hall with an attached full-service kitchen for caterers, and a dramatic performance hall that can seat more than 800 people. Outside vendors are permitted and alcohol can be served as long as the right permit is obtained. As an added bonus, plenty of parking is available on-site free of charge.
SW Roanoke, Virginia 24016, Phone: 540-343-2624
10.Loch Haven Lake Club
Despite being only ten minutes away from downtown Roanoke, the Loch Haven Lake Club is a secluded getaway surrounded by pristine natural beauty. The forest and the lake provide plenty of breathtaking sites perfect for wedding photos, and outdoor ceremonies can be held anywhere on the property, including under one of the two pavilions. A cozy chateau is available for receptions; it can be rented for either one or three days, and it comes equipped with tables and chairs for up to 180 guests. Tents are available for a small fee, and couples are responsible for their own decorations and food.
2745 Loch Haven Lake Dr, Roanoke, VA 24019, Phone: 540-366-1174
11.Patrick Henry Ballroom
The Patrick Henry Ballroom is located inside a hotel that has been one of downtown Roanoke's most prominent landmarks since it was constructed in 1925, and after being renovated in 2011, it offers the perfect blend of historic elegance and modern convenience. The grand ballroom can accommodate up to 200 seated guests, and with its hardwood floors and twinkling chandeliers, it's the obvious choice for larger receptions. There are also two more intimate spaces for smaller affairs: a clubhouse with a pool table and a promenade overlooking the lobby. All wedding packages include a night's stay in the hotel's luxurious honeymoon suite.
611 S Jefferson St #6b, Roanoke, VA 24011, Phone: 540-525-9062
12.Roanoke Country Club
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Founded in 1899, the Roanoke Country Club boasts a 27-hole golf course and a park-like setting that makes a stunning backdrop for weddings and other special events. Outdoor ceremonies and receptions can be held on one of the club's two terraces, the largest of which has space for 200 guests, and indoor options include an intimate dining room and a beautiful ballroom that can accommodate up to 150 people seated banquet style. Couples planning an even larger celebration can book the entire clubhouse, which has a maximum capacity of 600 people. Catering services are provided by the club's culinary team.
3360 Old Country Club Rd NW, Roanoke, VA 24017, Phone: 540-345-1508
13.Schaal's Catering and Events
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Offering high-quality food, customized menus, and affordable event planning services, Schaal's Catering and Events is dedicated to helping couples take their special day to the next level. The company can provide catering at any location in the Roanoke area, but they offer a beautiful wedding venue of their own: a romantic Victorian mansion built in the 1830s. The house features a grand foyer, several cozy fireplaces, and a garden with a fountain, and there is also a barn-style chapel on the property for couples who want to have their ceremony and reception in the same location.
717 13th St SW, Roanoke, VA 24016, Phone: 540-819-1483
14.Silver Hearth Lodge
Perched on top of Bent Mountain overlooking Roanoke, Silver Hearth Lodge is a truly unique and unforgettable place to hold your wedding. The property's 1890s wrought iron gazebo is the most popular ceremony site, and receptions can be held in the red barn-style hall, which is decorated with twinkle lights and chandeliers. Couples are welcome to bring in their own caterer or to choose one from the venue's list of preferred vendors, and alcohol can be brought in with no restrictions. Discounted accommodation is available at a nearby hotel, and a convenient shuttle service is provided for guests who book a room.
10231 Sugar Camp Creek Rd, Bent Mountain, VA 24059, Phone: 540-929-4221
15.Sundara Wedding Venue
Nestled at the base of Cahas Mountain, Sundara Wedding Venue is a historic estate with terraced gardens and a gorgeous clapboard house that dates back to the late 1800s. In addition to its incredible mountain scenery, the property features plenty of special touches and stunning photo spots, including two large magnolia trees, a charming gazebo perched next to a small stream, and a vintage bathtub sitting on the front porch. Receptions can be held on the cobblestone terrace under an elegant white tent, and couples will have the option to spend the night of their wedding in a luxurious glamping tent under the stars.
453 Apple Rd, Boones Mill, VA 24065, Phone: 540-266-1500
16.The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton
If you love the idea of having your wedding in an elegant, historic downtown hotel, look no further than the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton. The breathtaking Tudor building was constructed in 1882, and it boasts spaces for weddings between 50 and 1500 people, including multiple traditional ballrooms, a garden courtyard, and an intimate banquet room. A dedicated catering manager will be available to help plan the menu, and the event staff can help arrange special touches like a horse and carriage arrival for the newlyweds and customized ice sculptures for the reception.
110 Shenandoah Ave NW, Roanoke, VA 24016, Phone: 540-985-5900
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Originally known as San Souci, the Maridor is an exquisite Colonial Revival mansion that dates back to 1916. Couples will have exclusive access to the entire house and gardens on the day of their wedding, and the ceremony and reception can be held outside in the private garden, in the spacious indoor banquet hall, or in the traditional ballroom. The venue strives to offer wedding packages that take care of almost every aspect of the celebration, including customized catering, tables and chairs with linens, and day-of wedding coordination services. There is also an excellent selection of decor that couples can use to personalize the space.
1857 Grandin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24015, Phone: 540-982-1940
18.The Plantation on Sunnybrook
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Set on a historic five-acre property, the Plantation on Sunnybrook is a charming Southern style venue that can accommodate up to 225 people for a wedding reception. Chairs, china, silverware, and glassware are included in the rental fee, and the property can also be used for the ceremony for an additional charge. Couples will have the option of two ceremony sites: an open-air garden and a covered terrace with a waterfall feature. Food and beverage services are provided by the venue, and the culinary team can even prepare a special homemade wedding cake if desired.
7342 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, Phone: 540-561-0700
19.The Woodland Place
Named for its location on a wooded seven-acre property, the Woodland Place is the very definition of rustic and romantic. It offers both indoor and outdoor spaces for couples to choose from, including a ballroom with natural rock walls and a garden terrace featuring an archway made with living branches. Before the celebration begins, the bridal party will also have access to a stunning suite furnished with a marble stage and a mimosa bar. Centerpieces and other bits of decor are available to use at no extra cost, and couples can bring in any outside vendors they like.
935 Niagara Rd, Vinton, VA 24179, Phone: 540-982-9759
20.Triple J Farm Events
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A beautifully rustic venue with an event barn that was built in 2001, Triple J Farm Events is located on the Johnson family's farm in Catawba, Virginia, approximately half an hour outside of Roanoke. The barn was originally intended to serve as a venue for the family's private gatherings, but a few years after it was built, the family realized it was an extraordinary space that deserved to be shared with others. The property offers plenty of spaces for both ceremonies and receptions, and there is also an abundance of incredible sites for engagement and wedding photos.
5198 Blacksburg Rd, Catawba, VA 24070, Phone: 540-309-3173
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Overlooking the Roanoke Valley from the top of a 2000-foot mountain, Valhalla Vineyards has been producing delicious world-class wines since 1998. Receptions can be held in a beautiful mountaintop chalet known as the Cellar Door, an intimate space with a cozy fireplace, a wine bar, and an attached stone patio. The venue cannot accommodate ceremonies, but it welcomes bridal showers, engagement parties, and other wedding related events with up to 150 guests. The winery's products are available as tastings, by the glass, and by the bottle, and couples should be aware that outside alcohol is not permitted.
6500 Mt Chestnut Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018, Phone: 540-725-9463
22.Vinton War Memorial
A war memorial might not be the first place you think of to have your wedding, but the Vinton War Memorial has been one of the area's top wedding venues since 2008. Several different spaces are available, including an outdoor terrace and a ballroom that can seat up to 240 guests. The rental fee includes tables and chairs, but couples are responsible for renting their own linens, glassware, and utensils and for arranging their own decorations. Outside vendors and caterers are welcome, and couples can even provide their own food for the wedding if fewer than 50 people will be attending.
814 E Washington Ave, Vinton, VA 24179, Phone: 540-983-0645
22 Best Wedding Venues in Roanoke
- Bailey Wick Farm, Photo: tatyanasuyarova/stock.adobe.com
- Blue 5 Restaurant, Photo: QuickStartProjects/stock.adobe.com
- Charter Hall at the City Market Building, Photo: pyrozenko13/stock.adobe.com
- Corinthian Ballroom, Photo: Zdenka/stock.adobe.com
- Diamond V Farm, Photo: Diamond V Farm
- Explore Park, Photo: alenazamotaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Hidden Valley Country Club, Photo: frizza/stock.adobe.com
- Hyatt Place Roanoke, Photo: Nicoleta/stock.adobe.com
- Jefferson Center, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Loch Haven Lake Club, Photo: WavebreakmediaMicro/stock.adobe.com
- Patrick Henry Ballroom, Photo: Dennis/stock.adobe.com
- Roanoke Country Club, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Schaal's Catering and Events, Photo: Schaal's Catering and Events
- Silver Hearth Lodge, Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com
- Sundara Wedding Venue, Photo: Dennis/stock.adobe.com
- The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, Curio Collection by Hilton, Photo: fesenko/stock.adobe.com
- The Maridor, Photo: The Maridor
- The Plantation on Sunnybrook, Photo: The Plantation on Sunnybrook
- The Woodland Place, Photo: myronovychoksana/stock.adobe.com
- Triple J Farm Events, Photo: Triple J Farm Events
- Valhalla Vineyards, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
- Vinton War Memorial, Photo: pha88/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Boggy/stock.adobe.com