Wedding Venue Near Washington DC

On Sunny Slope Farm wedding venue near Washington DC

On Sunny Slope Farm Wedding Venue is Rockingham County’s #1 Award winning wedding venue. We are located in Rockingham County, VA. Therefore, it is just a short trip from Washington DC.  As a result, you and your guests will arrive in no time. We have all the lodging you and your guests will need during your wedding as well. Please, consider making On Sunny Slope Farm your destination wedding venue of choice.

On Sunny Slope Farm, you will enjoy gorgeous gardens, breathtaking views, lush landscapes and intimate reception surroundings. Most of all, the beauty of our historic, 67 acre, certified Virginia Century Farm provides an air of Shenandoah Valley distinction and elegance that marries the past and present to provide the perfect backdrop for your storybook wedding, ceremony, reception, celebration or special event.

On Sunny Slope Farm, we are exclusively yours on your wedding day. That way we can ensure that your wedding is beautiful and personal in every way. On Sunny Slope Farm you’ll be amazed by the beauty and the magic.

Take a Tour of our Wedding Venue

We invite you to take a personal tour of this ultimate wedding venue located next to Harrisonburg, Virginia and nestled in the heart of Rockingham County of the Shenandoah Valley.

On Sunny Slope Farm, we understand your desire to have the perfect wedding. And we know that each wedding is different. Therefore, we work with you to plan the wedding you want. Our staff will welcome everyone warmly and will make sure that everyone is comfortable. Our staff is diligent in making sure your wedding is exactly what you want it to be. The serenity of the farm and the manicured gardens are the perfect backdrop to any wedding or special event.

We will support your wedding planning with our planning services. We have large list of vetted wedding vendors on myshenandoahvalleywedding.com.

At our full service hotel, Hotel Madison, we will host your guests from Washington DC and elsewhere in our 230 rooms.  Inside, a farm to table restaurant and bar is available. A shuttle is avialable between the hotel and wedding venue to safely transport you and your guests.

The Wedding Venue Facilities

The Outdoor Ceremony Site. Out on a grassy knoll with views of the mountains, there is an elevated platform with the country-style wooden foundations of a tiny cottage. It is here where you’ll say, “I do,” while surrounded by your guests on charming white wooden chairs. Decorate with dried flowers, ribbons and reclaimed antique farm equipment for an updated vintage wedding.

The Event Tent. This 40-foot by 120-foot open-air structure can seat up to 250 guests with plenty of room leftover for the dance floor. The tent is an all-season venue, with sides fastening snugly and a door that closes in the event of rain. There are large cathedral windows in the tent walls so you can still enjoy the beautiful mountain views. The tent can also be cooled or heated for all-season comfort.

The Barn. We have renovated farm’s original barn. It has been beautifully updated and redesigned as an small indoor venue with large, modern bathrooms and a bride and groom suite for the wedding party to prepare for the event. It also doubles as a cozy indoor venue with seating for up to 48 guests.

The Egg House. This cottage space has a full kitchen your caterers can use, as well as a furnished bedroom, bathroom and living room.

What will my time be like On Sunny Slope Farm’s Wedding Venue?

The calm is transfixing. Crickets echo across slopes of green. The gentle rays of the sun warm the air. A cool, soft breeze billows white fabric and rustles white rose petals. White chairs, white linens, white plates, white flowers… and a white dress, all beckon one of the most meaningful moments in our lives.

It’s wedding day On Sunny Slope Farm.

This idyllic location, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley, oozes beauty, southern comfort and charm. Reclaimed farm antiques, refurbished barn wood and scenic views create the perfect home away from home for a wedding destination. As a result, any family is sure to feel welcome and at ease on the farm. Yet something that sets On Sunny Slope Farm apart is its unique ability to transform its homespun environment to cater any guest. Under a beautiful white tent and dazzling lights, the farm transforms into an enchanting evening of elegance, grace and class.

Our History

Because the farm was established in 1828, the wedding venue is steeped in tradition and making memories. A renovated barn, complete with bride and groom dressing suites and tastefully replete bathrooms, tent and accouterments, pristine and unique views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachians mountains and an eager staff all combine to make the experience On Sunny Slope Farm one that you’ll never forget. A singular bell stands at the top of the hill. A bell that has been rung for every major event on the farm for almost two centuries. From births, to marriages, to various celebrations, this bell is a symbol that beckons the whole valley to listen and know that a beautiful and lasting memory is being made on your wedding day.

Guests Arrive

Guests are arriving, excited tittering ensues, music is playing, the ceremony has begun and everyone witnesses the union of a beautiful couple against the backdrop of rolling green hills. It is a lively yet relaxing evening under the tent while speeches are made, food is eaten and dances are completed. Friends relax and challenge each other to a corn hole match while enjoying a beverage.

An ever present, yet noiseless staff is always in the backdrop making the experience as comfortable and effortless as possible. A sunset melts into the distant Appalachians Mountains and golden rays disintegrate into a twilight sky of blue. As night wraps its chill around the venue and people gather comfortably around pit fires for more intimate conversations and warm lighting. After an evening of romance, friends, family, beauty, comfort and mirth, the couple is whisked away and the night comes to a close, laughter still ringing through the valley.

This was an evening for which the bell was made over a century ago. And this was an enchanting day of celebration and the unification of two lives. Because this was the experience On Sunny Slope Farm.