Weddings, Outdoor, Vineyard
Photo courtesy of Christy McKee

For John and Shelby Higgs, clearing their land of the remnants of an old orchard, planting and tending the grapevines, and transforming their apple packing shed into a state-of-the-art winery has been a labor of love. Part of their vision was to see other families celebrate the special occasions and milestones of their lives at Barren Ridge Vineyards, and they created event spaces with warmth, elegance, rustic beauty, and Southern hospitality in mind, surrounded by a backdrop of spectacular views. Convenient to Staunton, Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, and Charlottesville, Barren Ridge Vineyards offers an ideal venue for your celebration, with its friendly and knowledgeable staff, award-winning wines, breath-taking landscape, versatile event spaces, and gracious ambiance.

Barren Ridge Vineyards hosts weddings year round. We have a number of beautiful sites both for your ceremony and reception that will make your day unforgettable. To guarantee a special and care-free day, Barren Ridge books only one event per day, to ensure that your event receives our full attention.

Our facility is rich with family history and authenticity, and we believe in allowing your authenticity to shine as well. While we are happy to give suggestions for caterers, rental companies, musicians, and decorators, Barren Ridge encourages our guests to personalize their weddings, and we are happy to work with any vendors you select for your special day. Our fees include use of not just our spaces, but also our tables, chairs, and stemware.

Although our most popular months for weddings are during spring and fall, we encourage you to consider a wedding here at any time of year–the vineyard and mountains are beautiful in all seasons.

More information can be found on our weddings facilities page, and images of the property can be found in the galleries.

Contact Us

For further details about hosting a wedding at Barren Ridge, please e-mail us at or call us at 540-248-3300 and ask to speak with Cameron or Shelby.