Fairfax Hall

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in Uncategorized, Venues, Weddings | 0 comments

Fairfax Hall
Front of Historic Fairfax Hall--a lovely building

Front of Historic Fairfax Hall–a lovely building

Oh, my goodness, do I have a wedding venue for you!  If you are wanting to get married near the mecca of wedding sites on the East Coast, that is, near Charlottesville, Virginia, and you don’t want to pay Charlottesville-venue prices, check out Fairfax Hall in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Waynesboro, like Charlottesville, boasts mountains for a backdrop.  Fairfax Hall is not a vineyard though as so many Charlottesville wedding venues tend to be.    It is better—I say that, because there is especially enchanting indoor as well as exquisitely manicured outdoor space available.  Good news certainly should your wedding have to be moved indoors because of rain, or snow; or even if you just prefer to get married indoors. Charming is THE word for Fairfax Hall, which is on the National register of Historic Places.

The ballroom--with a fireplace at one end--a fitting backdrop for the exchange of wedding vows

The ballroom–with a fireplace at one end–a fitting backdrop for the exchange of wedding vows

The building was built in 1890, as a hotel—the Brandon Hotel.  The ceilings are high, the wood carving embellishments and patina all speak to the 1890’s era.  As I say the building started out as a hotel, but it later became a girls’ school and at present it provides living quarters  for Seniors.  However, the Ball Room, kitchen, expansive front porch, side porches, and restrooms can be rented for events like weddings and wedding receptions at a reasonable price—that is to say,  under $2,000 even for a weekend wedding.  The dining room can accommodate 210 guests, and more seating is available on the porches.

I officiated at a wedding at Fairfax Hall in late September.  It was a rainy weekend, but the participants in the ceremony and their many guests and family members stayed warm(but not too warm—

Talbes for the after-wedding reception

Talbes for the after-wedding reception

comfortably warm) and dry.  We celebrated the union of a man and a woman who definitely showed good taste by choosing Fairfax Hall as their wedding venue!  Lovely couple, too.  I wish them much happiness in the years to come!

To find out more about Fairfax Hall, go to FairfaxHall.net or e-mail fairfaxinfo@comcast.net. Happy wedding planning!


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