The Carriage House Inn B&B

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Weddings

Weddings at The Carriage House Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast specializes in small intimate Virginia weddings, elopement ceremonies, and vow renewals. We want the celebration of your union to provide you with a lifetime of cherished memories. A wedding is more than a union between two people; it’s the festive joining of two families. For your Virginia bed and breakfast wedding, we strive to provide an elegant background for you to celebrate your special moments while making them as joyful and stress free as possible for all the participants. To that extent, we will work with you or your wedding planner to provide you the ceremony you want. Any of our packages can be customized, so just let us know what you would like and we will try to make it happen. Below we have created some basic fixed-price wedding and elopement packages from which to choose. The fixed prices do not include applicable taxes. We recognize that one size doesn’t fit all, so feel free to add additional services and build the wedding you want. We have an extensive list of vendors that are willing to provide you with all the bells and whistles, so just let us know what you want. If your package includes a room in the Mansion, you can upgrade to a room in the Carriage House for an additional $50.00. If you need additional rooms for guests let us know when booking your wedding so we can reserve them for you. At The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, we offer a number of venues for your special day. Our huge wrap-around porch offers a great place for an outdoor wedding, especially during inclement weather. Our parlor is the ideal place when you are looking for an intimate venue in a historic mansion. The Carriage House, circa 1910, is a great place for a more formal wedding with up to 21 guests.  Due to zoning restrictions, we must limit indoor weddings to about 21 guests.

Bridal Portraits or Photographs

Recently engaged and looking for a unique and picturesque spot for your bridal portraits or photographs?   You and your photographer may use the common rooms in the mansion and carriage house, front porch, patio or the grounds for photos.  You DO NOT need to have your wedding here to have photos taken here.   Prices:  $100.00 per hour with a two hour minimum plus we must be supplied with at least 3 photographs (digital format) that can be used for promotions by The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Note, if we are not given the photographs, the cost per hour will be $200.00 per hour.   Your photographer will be given credit for their photos.  Date, length and time of shoot will be pre-determined.  Call 434.846.1388 for details.

Pop The Question Package

Before she says “I do,” she first needs to say, “I will.” Spend two romantic evenings at the Inn.  Enjoy a bottle of chilled Prosecco or sparkling cider upon arrival, dine in two of our delicious downtown restaurants (2 $75.00 dining certificates), return to your room, in the Mansion, with silk rose petals on your bed then feast on our legendary 4-course breakfast the following morning followed by an indulgent Swedish Massage in our on-site Massage and BodyWorks Studio. When the moment is right, ask her to marry you.

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The Elopement Package

This package does not include any lodging but is designed to provide the two of you with a lifetime of memories. The package includes:

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Wedding for Two

Our “Wedding for Two” package can be a formal ceremony or an informal ceremony. If you are looking for something simple without guests, then this option is ideal. Just pick the venue and let us know what you want, and we will make it happen. This package includes:

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Wedding for a Few — up to 10 guests

Our “Wedding for a Few” package, like the “Wedding for Two” can be formal or informal. We limit the guest list to ten, excluding the bride and groom. This is the ideal package when you want to share the experience with a few close friends and family members. The celebration can be held in the Mansion, on the front porch or grounds, or in The Carriage House Meeting and Event Center.  Additional guests over ten (including children), add $34.50 per person. This package includes:

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Wedding for a Few More — up to 21 guests

If your guest list is up to 21 (excluding the bride and groom) then this package is for you.  The celebration will be held on the grounds, patio with fish pond, front porch or in The Meeting and Event Center in our Carriage House. This package includes:

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Renewal of Vows

We recognize that with marriage come responsibilities and sometimes children. These obligations may not allow you to spend too much time away from home, so this package can be priced with or without a guest room for an overnight stay. If you will be able to stay with us overnight, we offer to those who were married at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast a 20% discount off our published room rate with a minimum stay of two nights. Prices for this package will vary depending on the extent of the re-commitment celebration you wish to have and can be priced for the two of you or up to 21 guests.  Let us know what you are looking for, and we will recreate that magical day for you.

Anniversary Specials

Come to The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast to relax, renew, and rejuvenate for your anniversary. If you were married at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast, we offer a 20% discount off our published room rates with a minimum stay of two nights. You will also receive a bottle of chilled champagne to help you celebrate.

Now the fine print… All fixed-price packages listed above do not include applicable taxes. Above prices do not include photography, music, reception, transportation or food (other than wedding cake and Prosecco). To reserve your date you must sign a contract and leave a deposit.

Room Rates for wedding party/guests…When booking two or more rooms a 50% deposit will be required at time of reservation with payment in full due 60 days in advance, except for rooms booked for the month of May which require payment in full at least 120 days in advance.  In the event the final payment is not received on or before the due date the reservation can be cancelled and monies paid are NON-REFUNDABLE.  All rooms that are booked are NON-REFUNDABLE.  In the event a wedding is cancelled we will attempt to re-book the rooms and if they are re-booked a cancellation fee of $25.00 per night per room will be charged and in this instance, a refund will be issued by check after the date of the wedding was to take place.  The refund would be calculated by subtracting the monies paid to us OR what we re-book the room for (whichever is less) less the cancellation fee. The room rates listed above may be higher on special event weekends such as graduation weekends and will require a two or three night minimum.

Now the Legal Stuff… You MUST provide a VALID Virginia Marriage License before you can be married. A marriage license can be obtained at any Virginia courthouse (circuit court). BOTH OF YOU MUST APPLY IN PERSON FOR THE LICENSE TOGETHER. A valid ID is needed, including a picture, current address and date of birth. You must be at least 18 years old. The license does not have to come from the same city or county in which your wedding will take place. No blood test, waiting time, or residency requirements are necessary (It is not necessary to be a Virginia resident or a US Citizen to get a marriage license in Virginia.) Once you have your license, you can marry immediately! You do have to “use” your marriage license (get married) within 60 days or the license will expire. You can obtain your license at the clerk’s office in the circuit court. The hours for obtaining a marriage license are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (except Holidays). It is suggested, however, that you call the clerk’s office where you plan to get your license to confirm their hours. Cost of the license is $30.00, cash only. Copies of marriage certificates for proof of marriage are available from the clerk’s office after the original license is returned by the marriage celebrant. Provide name of groom, maiden name of bride, date of marriage, and $3.00 cash or money-order for each certified copy and a stamped, self-addressed envelope if mailing. There have been instances where couples have waited until the last minute to get their license only to find the clerk’s office closed. If you do not have your license, you cannot be married. If you need information to find the closest Virginia marriage license location to you, below is a link to a list of most of the clerk offices for marriage licenses and telephone numbers. Click on the link below, and information for all the counties will come up.  http://www.courts.state.va.us/courts/circuit.html