Updated: May 24
Virginia's Northern Neck creates a wedding scene almost as beautiful as the bride. Here in Irvington, water views, lush vineyards, elegant dining rooms, stately mansions, and more have all been settings for couples embarking on a new life together. Simple or elaborate, intimate or grand...there's a venue in Irvington perfect for every dream wedding.
The Tides Inn
The Tides Inn is a full-service destination wedding venue, offering a sophisticated resort setting for natural, outdoor Virginia weddings, and tasteful spaces for indoor weddings. Wow guests with the breathtaking backdrop of Carters Creek, Tides' beach, abundant flora, twinkling lights, and amazing sunsets.
From the start, the wedding team at The Tides Inn collaborates with engaged couples to plan personalized weddings that reflect the couples' personalities, visions and their own personal touches. Create a special memory by choosing from the resort's signature experiences, such as the Fisherman’s Knot, and Oysters & Champagne. Say farewell to guests after saying ‘I do’, by sailing away on one of the Tides Inn Duffy boats.
The exceptional culinary offerings prepared by Tides' catering staff includes a wide range of banquet menus, including plated sit-down, buffets, Interactive Culinary Stations, and food displays. Add some personalization to the event with his and hers signature cocktails, rent Rosie the Bar Cart, and offer guests a taste of local Virginia craft beer.
RESERVE NOW: Give the bride and bridesmaids another reason to celebrate the upcoming nuptials with Girl’s Getaway Retreats at The Tides Inn. Led by mindfulness expert, Elizabeth Trinkaus, these 3-day retreats include wellbeing workshops--covering topics from self-awareness to positive self-talk--yoga, delicious meals and more. Upcoming dates: June 13-15, August 8-10, October 10-12.
Hope & Glory Inn
The historic Hope & Glory Inn provides a romantic, whimsical and purely magical setting for weddings. Beautiful English gardens featured on Virginia's Historic Garden Week tour, a cupola-capped gazebo, the grand staircase in the lobby of the 1890 schoolhouse, a fountain patio with dance floor, and new poolside reception site (including bar and oyster bar) make perfect venues for intimate ceremonies for up to 75 guests.
In addition to receptions, the Inn hosts rehearsal dinners and other related wedding events, catered by the award-winning chef of the Hope & Glory's fine dining restaurant The Colonnade. An exclusive floral designer and wedding officiant are also available. The bridal party and guests stay in the Inn's on-site guest rooms or private cottages, providing exclusive use of the property for the wedding festivities--including the romantic, open-air garden bath.
A small, winding path leads to a fenced garden bath, hidden away behind verdant shrubs and tall fence for total seclusion. Complete with a clawfoot tub, retro sink, antique mirrors, candles, soft hanging lights and an elaborate shower apparatus, from The Breakers in Palm Beach, circa 1942. Garden air is filled with the sweet smell of colorful chameleon plant (Houttuynia) and lavender.
Celebrate your love aboard Hope & Glory Inn's boat, True Love, with room for up to six guests.
The Dog and Oyster Vineyard
Winery weddings offer stunning natural backgrounds for wedding photos: lush vineyards, natural light, wine barrels, and at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard, giant corkscrews for true wine lovers! The Vineyard is part of Hope & Glory Inn and just a short walk away. Six acres of scenery and a tented reception offer unlimited capacity for the largest of weddings!
Steamboat Era Museum
Bond with brides of Irvington's past at Steamboat Era Museum. On display is a 1902 wedding dress worn during the ceremony of a popular local merchant, James Oscar Dameron, and his bride, Margaret Bolling Jones. The wedding dress has since been worn by three future generations of the Dameron family.
Through interactive exhibits, videos, a gift shop, and special events, the Museum tells the story of how steamboats brought prosperity and business (and the Dameron Brothers) to Irvington, Weems and other sleepy towns in the region. Because of the steamboat, the Dameron Brothers were able to operate a very successful country store and cannery. At the time, the Virginia Citizen newspaper called the Dameron-Jones ceremony "one of the most beautiful and interesting of the June  weddings."
Wedding Services and Caterers
Dredge owner Chef Bryan Byrd whips up a variety of Caribbean, Cajun, and Asian influenced dishes, with a focus on “fresh out of the water” delicacies harvested locally from the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay. Dredge offers catering for events or onsite space at the restaurant for small wedding parties of up to 30 guests.
Willaby's, in neighboring White Stone, has provided traditional and unique menus or memorable and hassle-free events for over 25 years. From backyard barbeques to formal cocktail parties to elegant plated dinners, Willaby's Catering custom-designs menus for any occasion. Creative culinary displays are as pleasing to the eye as they are to the palate!
Local florists Cathi's Gardens Florist and Gifts, Irvington, and Country Cottage, White Stone, work with brides to design beautiful bouquets, centerpieces and other floral arrangements for every style and budget.