Pippin Hill Weddings

Pippin Hill Weddings: The Ultimate Luxury Wine and Country Experience

Have you ever dreamed of getting married in a lush vineyard overlooking the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains? Well, you need look no further than Pippin Hill weddings. Listed among the Top 10 Destination Wedding Venues in the US by Martha Stewart, Pippin Hill is one of the top venues in the Charlottesville area. Its picturesque vineyard views atop a hillside are second to none, and its award-winning wines and cuisine only add to the experience. 

Brief History

Just nine miles south of Charlottesville lies Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard. It is truly a gem, seamlessly blending southern charm, modern elegance, and world-class cuisine. Couples and vendors alike have favored Pippin Hill weddings since its opening in 2011. 

What sets Pippin Hill apart is its intentional design by its founders, Lynn Easton and Dean Andrews, who have decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Lynn, a former wedding planner, designed each room and detail thoughtfully from getting ready spaces to the climate controlled Veranda to make sure that your day and experience will flow perfectly.

Noteworthy Features of Pippin Hill Weddings

There are so many reasons that make Pippin Hill weddings a complete dream. Here are some of my favorites. First, its vineyard mountain view is truly the best of the best. I’ve lived in Charlottesville for a decade and visited myriad wineries in this area. The vineyard lawns are atop a hill and directly face the mountains with a perfect view of sunset – golden hour here is ethereal and romantic like no other.

Secondly, Pippin Hill’s dedicated team focused on catering to your unique needs, operates an all-season, full-service establishment. The Granary and Veranda offer multiple gorgeous ceremony locations, both indoor and outdoor, with climate control, providing you with the perfect built-in rain plan! The wine and cuisine here are truly world class, and will be sure to delight the palettes of you and your guests.

Lastly, this is a stunning place to take your wedding portraits! From the iconic hydrangea path to the vineyards overlooking the mountains, the quaint greenhouse to the farm and gardens, you’ll have no shortage of frame-worthy, artistic photographs from your wedding day.

Accommodations and Amenities

Pippin Hill Weddings allow you multiple event spaces to design the wedding of your dreams. 

  • Vineyard + Main Lawn – These two areas are ideal for an outdoor ceremony featuring iconic nature scapes as backdrops. The Vineyard Lawn can host up to 140 guests, and the Main Lawn up to 200.
  • The Veranda – in this space, you will feel like you are in Tuscany or Provence. It is perfect for cocktail hours and indoor ceremonies, especially when the weather is colder. It is a 1,800-square-foot space that can be paired with the nearby courtyard for a combination of indoor and outdoor event space. It can accommodate up to 100 guests indoors and can also be used for intimate receptions. You can choose to leave the blinds open for an al fresco feel or closed for privacy.
  • The Granary – this indoor 3,600-square-foot establishment blends modern amenities with rustic charm. You can easily accommodate up to 200 seated guests for your reception.
  • The Tasting Room – a wonderful indoor spot for your cocktail hour or as an extended bar area if you opt for the Veranda or Granary.

If you are looking for overnight accommodations, the owners have turned the nearby historic Crossroads Inn into a welcoming space with several rooms. This adds to the convenience of hosting some of your family and friends, allowing relaxation before the grand celebration.

Pippin Hill Winery Wedding Cost

The Pippin Hill Farm has a variety of price ranges, all depending on different factors.

  • Custom packages range from $5,000 to $22,000, depending on season and day of the week your wedding takes place, along with your guest count.
  • Food and beverage estimates depend on the same factors, ranging from $19,000 to $55,000.
  • You can choose from three bar packages (Classic, Premium, and Luxury) which cost between $90 and $115 per person

Closing Thoughts on Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

Pippin Hill Weddings are truly an unforgettable experience. If you’re searching for an idyllic vineyard wedding venue that offers spectacular views, awarding winning wines and cuisine, and a well-designed, all-season space to create the best wedding experience for you and your loved ones, Pippin Hill is the place for you! I’m Lucy Jalin, a relationship-centered boutique wedding photographer passionate about capturing candid moments in artful ways. If you’ve chosen Pippin Hill for your special day, I would be honored to photograph your celebration. Please contact me for more details!

Still exploring venues? Click here to learn more about my favorite venues in Charlottesville.

Looking for other Charlottesville vineyard wedding venues? Keswick Vineyards and Early Mountain Vineyards are some of my other favorites!

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