Dreamy Places to Get Married in Williamsburg

These scenic spots are perfect for couples that want to tie the knot in a unique location

If you're planning to get married in the Greater Williamsburg area, you can indeed go to the chapel, in the words of the old song.

But we're going to add a few verses of our own because the chapel is just one of your choices in the area.

You can say your vows at sunset overlooking a river on the sprawling green of an exclusive condominium resort. You can exchange rings in the lush gardens of a revolutionary living history site. You can raise a toast looking out on the bucolic vineyards of an award-winning winery. And you can you can gaze into the eyes of your eternal beloved on the grounds of a plantation founded more than 300 years ago.

Here's a guide to the many area suitors for your wedding day.

Kingsmill Resort

At Kingsmill Resort, whatever you imagine for your wedding becomes reality. Have your ceremony on the event lawn on the shores of the James River. Or have 100 of your friends join you on a small peninsula within easy walking distance of the resort's ballrooms for a giant reception. You name the wedding theme and Kingsmill's wedding specialists can bring it to life.

Weddings in Williamsburg - Kingsmill Resort

William and Mary 

Options abound at the university! The Alumni House features period rooms and expansive lawns. You do not have to be a graduate of the school to use the Alumni House. There's also the Crim Dell Bridge where every freshman learns the legend that if you kiss your sweetheart on the first day, you will someday marry. The bridge is nestled in a private dell at the end of another scenic wedding spot, The Sunken Gardens.  

Weddings in Williamsburg - Crim Dell Bridge at the College of William and Mary

Colonial Williamsburg

It's a garden party in Colonial Williamsburg. Choose from many intimate gardens for your ceremony. There's the Oval Garden near the Williamsburg Inn, the terrace at Providence Hall, or the many small gardens adjacent to the colonial houses in the historic area. Looking for something inside? Check out the Williamsburg Inn and the Williamsburg Lodge. Where else can you be spirited away from your ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage?

Weddings in Williamsburg - Williamsburg Inn

The Williamsburg Winery

Indoors. Outdoors. Locations for your vows and the following reception are many on the winery’s sprawling grounds with fine food and great wine, of course. With more than 300 acres and six event spaces, you can tailor the day to your every whim in a charming setting within Williamsburg. 

Weddings in Williamsburg - Williamsburg Winery

Freight Shed

Want to get hitched with a view? The Freight Shed is Yorktown’s premiere waterfront venue, in the heart of Riverwalk Landing. The facility offers a large brick plaza facing the York River. Accommodating seated ceremonies and receptions of up to 130 people, it boasts beautiful glass and arched doors that open up to Riverwalk Plaza. Imagine saying your vows as the setting sun paints the water and sky with its fiery hues.

Weddings in Williamsburg - Yorktown Freight Shed York River View

Berkeley Plantation

Looking to seal your love in a Rose Garden? The plantation has a stunning formal garden overlooking the James River. How about a picture-perfect gazebo? Yes, it's here, just steps from the mansion. Do you want cool breezes and the sound of water lapping against the shore? Check out the 1619 Landing. For smaller groups, there's the Ladies Winter Garden with rose beds and the mansion, which can accommodate up to 50 guests. Every choice whispers Old World charm. 

Weddings in Williamsburg - Berkeley Plantation

Get in the mood by checking out the romantic hotspots in Greater Williamsburg and the most romantic restaurants, then plan your next visit now.

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