Average Base Cost: $63,000
Average base cost for a Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards wedding is calculated by figuring a 125-person guest list for a Saturday ceremony and reception in the summer using applicable rental fees and a food and beverage average of $255/per person. Entertainment, flowers, additional decorations and rentals, DJ, wedding coordinator, and photography are not included. Price is rounded up to the nearest thousand. Gratuity and tax is included.
*Prices subject to change
How it breaks down:
Facility Rental Fee: The Bespoke Wedding Packages for Pippin Hill Farm break down as follows:
April 1 – November 6
- Saturdays: $10,500
- Fridays & Sundays: $9,000
November 7 – March 31 (Winter Wedding Package)
- Saturdays: $7,500
- Fridays & Sundays: $6,500
Holiday Weekends (Memorial Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Eve, Columbus Day, and Independence Day)
- Saturdays: $12,000
- Fridays & Sundays: $10,000
Note: Above pricing does not include 5.3% tax. There is also a $1,000 security deposit.
- Exclusive use of the property for 6 hours
- Access to the Bridal Loft & Groom’s Suite
- Ceremony Chairs for up to 200 guests (client responsible for renting additional chairs)
- Walnut Chiavari Chairs for up to 200 guests
- 5.5ft Round Tables
- Cream Crinkle Linens
- Cream Linen Napkin
- White China Tableware
- Stainless Cutlery
- Schott Zwiesel Crystal Glassware
- Cake Cutting set
- Personal Catering Consultation and Menu Tasting
NOTE: Tents are not included
Food/Beverage: All catering and beverage is provided in-house (except for the wedding cake. You can bring that in at no additional charge). You can choose between seated and stationed meals. The food and beverage minimums are below. On average you can expect to spend $170 per person for food, and $85 per person for the bar.
April – November
- Saturdays: $31,500
- Fridays/Sundays: $24,500
November 7th – March 31st (Winter Wedding Package)
- Saturdays: $19,000
- Fridays/Sundays: $17,000
(Memorial Day, Labor Day, New Year’s Eve, Columbus Day, and Independence Day)
- Saturdays: $33,000
- Fridays/Sundays: $29,000
Note: A 5.3% State Tax, 9.3% Food & Beverage Sales Tax , and a 20% Administrative Fee also apply.
- Early access to the bridal loft: $100 per hour
- Rented ceremony chair set up/breakdown: $500 (100 or less guests), $750 (over 100 guests)
- Petal removal: $25 per staff member/per hour
- Wooden ceremony walkway: $500
- Rented chair cushions removal/replacement: $300
- Fire pit: $300
- The venue requires a professional event planner selected from their Preferred Vendors list or pre-approved by their Sales Managers.
Space Type: Inside/Outside.
Several venues (which are exclusively yours for the wedding day) include:
-Ceremony Lawn/Main Lawn
A 3,600 sq. ft. column-free space, featuring a two-story vaulted ceiling , the Granary accommodates a wedding reception for 100-250 guests with pre-event receptions in the Tasting Room or on the adjoining candlelit Veranda Terrace. There are hand-wrought chandeliers, ambient lighting, hardwood floors, sound control drapery, and a hidden A/V soundboard room.
-The Tasting Room
Based on the design concept of an 1840’s Virginia farmhouse, Pippin Hill’s Tasting Room is where couple’s typically host cocktail hour if the weather isn’t cooperating. The Tasting Room has café-style seating and farm tables made from recycled wood.
A 90-foot long stone Veranda overlooking the landscaped courtyard and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Veranda is enclosed during winter months for ceremonies and cocktail hour.
Size: Here’s a general overview:
- Ceremony seating for up to 200 guests
- Seated dinner for up to 200 guests
- Stationed dinner for up to 250 guests (additional seating on the Veranda and Tasting Room)
Bridal Suite: Yes. There is a Bridal Loft and a Groom’s Suite where the couple and their Bridal Parties can pre-order lunch and beverages. A Banquet Captain is assigned to the room as they prepare for the ceremony.
Parking: Yes. Up to 70 cars. Larger vehicles such as tour buses and trailers can back down the loading dock and later park across the street.
Party On! Your exclusive use of Pippin Hill begins at 6:00 p.m. (April 1 – November 6) and 5:30PM (November 7 – March 31) since the Tasting Room is open to the public until 5 p.m. Amplified music must be turned off with guests departing by 12:00 a.m. (April 1 – November 6) and 11:30 p.m. (November 7 – March 31).
How Will Grandma Get There? The venue is around an 18 minute drive from the heart of Charlottesville, where guests can stay at hotels such as the Courtyard Charlottesville and the upscale Clifton Inn.
Pippin Hills is a boutique venue and winery located just outside of Charlottesville, Virginia, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was created by husband-and-wife duo Dean Andrews and Lynn Easton, a wedding planner and founder of Easton Events. A typical wedding setup might include a ceremony on the Ceremony Lawn (or on the covered stone Veranda due to inclement weather or ground conditions), cocktail hour on the covered Veranda (the Tasting Room also permits a third bar and climate control), as well as lawn games on the Main Lawn, dinner and dancing in the Granary, and a wedding exit outside the formal entry way along the hydrangea-lined pathway.
Woman Getting Married Says:
It’s no surprise to me that this gorgeous venue was created by a wedding planner. It has what I would consider the total package: an amazing view, great food, and a near-perfect layout. While their alcohol cost is more in line with what an upscale hotel would charge per person vs. a boutique winery, their food costs are on par with a venue of this caliber. And, it’s worth noting that since potentially expensive items (such as upgraded chairs, tables, and linens) are already included in your package, you’ll be saving from several areas there as well. Even though the overall cost is more than I’ve seen in cities similar to Charlottesville, this venue is so pretty it might as well be in Napa…which is DEFINITELY worth the price of admission if you have the budget.