We know current world events have made planning a large gathering feel uncertain. We also know you are still so excited to get married (HOORAY!!!) and you might be considering a more intimate event that still feels special but smaller. We've designed the Afternoon Tea Wedding package to bridge the gap between our intimate Elegance Elopement and our larger Boutique Wedding package.
Our Afternoon Tea Wedding Package is a day perfectly designed for you both and up to a maximum of 24 guests. A wonderful way to celebrate your marriage with a minimum of stress and a maximum of good times, and gorgeous memories.
We'll include professional photography, wedding ceremony, tea party style reception at smaller socially distanced tables, refreshments, wedding cake, flowers and much more. Continue scrolling for all the lovely details...
wedding per day, so all of our focus is on YOU!
hours onsite to prepare and celebrate with your guests!
Invite up to 24 guests, or choose a smaller number that feels right to you
All the big moments will be captured by our professional in house photographer and provided via downloadable wedding gallery!
We're partial to chocolate, but let's be real, ALL our cakes are delicious! A gorgeous two tier wedding cake is included which means one less detail to worry about!
delicious wedding cake
We work with amazing florists to provide lovely customized bouquets and boutonnieres for you!
Guests will enjoy watching your beautiful ceremony and then joining you for an afternoon tea style reception. We'll include fresh fruit, mini sandwiches, cheeses, pastries, lemonade and sweet tea, and of course wedding cake too!
afternoon tea reception
afternoon tea wedding highlights:
$2995 plus tax
- our onsite photographer will capture the big moments from your arrival until your departure including the end of "getting ready", ceremony, posed portraits and candid reception shots
-approximately 350 photos will be delivered via secure high resolution online gallery within about 3 weeks of your wedding day, including print release
- After your ceremony and posed photos are complete, enjoy a tea party style reception with your guests
-Lemonade, Sweet Tea, Coffee and Hot Tea, mini sandwiches, pastries, fresh fruit and 2 tier wedding cake in flavors of your choice
-Couple may provide beer and wine if they wish (we'll provide wine glasses and openers)
-guests will be seated at tables for 3-5, to help with social distancing
-event staff, wedding planner, all set up and clean up included in package
- The Afternoon Tea Wedding package is available 7 days a week
-The Afternoon Tea Wedding may be booked up to one year in advance of the current month
-$500 retainer required to reserve your date (deducted from your bill, not in addition to it)
-Remainder of your payment is due 3 weeks prior to your wedding day
-Couple may invite a strict maximum of 24 guests (including guests age 2 and over) or may choose to invite fewer guests as desired
-Exclusive use of building from 11am - 5pm
- Our outdoor wedding deck will be set up for your ceremony by our staff
-Aisle decorations, White Aisle Runner, Rose petals, and flower girl baskets included.
-A licensed wedding officiant will be provided, or provide your own (we can sign the wedding license for you to make you legally married)
-Indoor ceremony space also available if needed due to inclement weather
-couples are welcome to use items in our prop inventory for extra decor at no additional cost
11:00am - 2:00pm Time to dress and prepare
1:30pm Guest arrival
2:00pm Ceremony begins
2:20pm Ceremony concludes
2:30 - 3:15pm Cocktail hour and Posed photos
3:15 - 3:45pm Tea party refreshments served
3:45pm Toasts and Cake Cutting
4:00pm First Dance and Parent Dances
4:15pm Cake is served, mingling and dancing
5:00pm Bubble send off on front porch
5:00 - 5:30pm Time to gather your things
- A beautifully appointed dressing room is available for each partner
-Couples may arrive up to 3 hours ahead of their ceremony time to dress and prepare
-Steamer, private restroom, robes and amenity cupboard available in each dressing suite
-Custom wedding bouquet and boutonniere in colors of your choice included in your package
Tea Party Style Reception:
Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony:
Wedding Day Timeline:
Time to Dress and Prepare
Sunday, September 12
Sunday, December 12
We are very blessed that so many couples have chosen Golden Horseshoe to host their wedding day.
The above dates are currently available to book. If you don't see a date listed, unfortunately it is unavailable. This includes both weekdays and weekends.
Cancellations are rare, but should a cancellation happen, we will post the date here as soon as we know it is available. We regret that we are not able to maintain a waitlist.
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Wedding dates are booked on a first come, first served basis, when a contract and retainer are returned for a date.
When you are ready to book, fill out our READY TO BOOK A DATE FORM, and we'll confirm your date is available.
We'll immediately email over a secure link where your retainer can be paid, and a Contract for you to each sign electronically.
Once both your contract and retainer have been received by us, your reservation is complete.
We'll email over a receipt and a detailed wedding planning packet so we can get started helping you create an amazing day!
A few things to note:
- A $500 non refundable retainer is required to book your date
- This retainer fee is deducted from your final amount due
- Your final payment is due 3 weeks prior to your wedding date
- Dates are booked on a first come, first served basis
- Due to the number of couples considering a Golden Horseshoe Wedding, we regret we are not able to "hold" dates
-can be booked up to 12 months in advance of the current month for Sunday - Friday dates
- Saturday Elopements can be booked up to 12 weeks in advance
- There is no minimum requirement for booking an elopement, short notice elopements are just fine with us
-can be booked up to 2 years in advance of the current month for any day of the week
-there is no minimum requirement for booking a wedding, short notice weddings are just fine with us.
It's simple and easy
Our love for our couples and for helping them create a day that perfectly reflects them keeps us energized and always giving 110%
2011 - 2017 Award winner
Treating each couple like family, and deeply understanding that this is a day that can't be done over is our commitment to you.
2018 award winner
We are honored to have won the Wedding Wire Couples Choice Award every year since 2011!
2019 award winner
Golden Horseshoe Inn is an award winning Virginia small wedding venue. Offering All Inclusive Virginia Weddings and Blue Ridge mountain Elopement packages. We've won the Couples Choice Awards 11 Years in a Row!
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