say goodbye to wedding stress!
If you've discovered that the "idea" of planning a wedding (so much fun!) and the "reality" of planning a wedding (so much time and expense!) are two very different things, we totally understand! After helping plan hundreds of weddings we've learned a thing or two about how to simplify the planning process for our couples - letting you make all the fun decisions you've been dreaming of - Cake flavors, Flowers, Ceremony script and Color Scheme, and taking care of all the rest for you. We've got your back when it comes to Finding Great Vendors, Creating a Timeline, Ironing the Tablecloths and Setting up the Chairs and helping your guests feel Cozy and Welcome! We know you want a fantastic day, that feels like "you", and we know you can't stop your busy life to plan every little detail. If you've been searching for a venue that treats every couple like family, and recognizes that this is a day that can't be done over, if you've been thinking that sometimes bigger isn't always better...an intimate wedding day at the Golden Horseshoe Inn might just be your dream come true! We can't wait to work with you!
AN Award Winning Wedding venue
Q: So, What's the Investment?
A: It's affordable, all inclusive and based on your guest count!
base price of $3995 FOR 40 GUESTS
ADD $50 FOR EACH GUEST GREATER THAN 40
dEDUCT $50 FOR EACH GUEST FEWER THAN 40
20 guest wedding = $2995
30 guest wedding = $3495
40 guest wedding = $3995
50 guest wedding = $4495
60 guest wedding = $4995
70 guest wedding = $5495
yep, it's that easy.
THE FINE PRINT
*** Maximum Guest Count of 70 plus wedding couple
***$500 non refundable retainer required to reserve your wedding date
*** remainder of balance due 3 weeks prior to your wedding date
*** A 5.3% VA sales tax will be added to all packages and options.
***prices are subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until contract is signed
-Exclusive use of the venue on your wedding day
-11am - 6pm for afternoon events with light refreshments only
-11am - 8pm for events serving a meal
-Onsite wedding planning meeting
-Unlimited planning and support via email
-Creation of a personalized Wedding Day Timeline
-Wedding Planner and Day of Direction
-Wedding Day Event Staff
-All linen and decor set up and ironing
-All clean up
-Licensed Virginia Wedding Officiant
-Personalized Wedding Ceremony tailored to your beliefs
-Choice of Outdoor or Indoor Ceremony Space
-Separate drop off day to unload your decor etc.
-Well appointed dressing suites for both partners
-Use of our extensive wedding prop inventory (or bring your own)
-Indoor reception space
-White padded wedding chairs (72)
-60" round tables (7)
-Additional decorative tables for cake, gifts etc.
-Custom table linens (choose from 85 colors)
-All Dinnerware and utensils
-3 tier custom wedding cake
-Fresh flowers to garnish your cake
-Welcome Beverage on front porch
-Sparkling Apple Cider Toast
-Coffee, Tea, Lemonade, Ice Water
-Option to hire a caterer and serve a meal
-Sparkler or Bubble Send Off
-Onsite Wedding Photography $850
-Wedding highlight film $595
-Mountaintop Photoshoot $150
-Candy Buffet $4 per guest
-Trail Mix buffet $4 per guest
-Souvenir Toasting glasses pair $25
-S'mores Station $99
-Chafing Dish Rental $20 each
-Bridal Party flowers - varies
OPTIONAL ADD ON'S TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASY!
Have Questions? Get Answers.
Q: Can we come take a venue tour? Is a tour mandatory?
A: Yes! Tours are available by appointment Tuesday - Sunday on most days that we are not hosting a wedding! We can take a look around the venue together, you'll be able to take a look at our portfolio books from past weddings, and we can answer any questions you have! Just send us an email and let us know the days and times that work best for you, and we'll let you know our next available appointments! Planning from long distance or short notice and can't make it for a venue tour? No problem! A tour is not mandatory, you are welcome to reserve a wedding date at any time!
Q: How many guests do you accommodate?
A: We are dedicated to intimate weddings! We just love how a small group keeps the focus on the most important aspects of the day - you and your partner! We host groups of up to 70 guests plus the wedding couple!
Q: can we provide our own alcohol?
A: Yes! We think this is a great way to save money. An ABC license is not needed unless you are selling the alcohol to your guests (eg: a cash bar). Your event is considered a private party by invitation only. We offer a drop off day, ahead of your wedding day, so you can unload any beverages you are providing. We'll provide the ice and beverage tubs. Guests can self pour, or you may hire a bartender through your caterer.
Q: can we personalize our timeline?
A: Totally! Our wedding planners will help each couple create a personalized timeline that works best for their wedding day! We'll take into account the style of wedding you are hosting, the season, the sunset time, and help you pick a ceremony time that ensures the best light for photos and the most fun for you and your guests! We'll make sure you have time for all the special moments you'd like to include in your big day and help you create the perfect plan!
Q: What Is included in your light refreshments?
A: We offer everything you'll need to host an afternoon tea style event. Guests will be greeted with a welcome beverage upon arrival. During cocktail hour we'll provide Lemonade, Sweet Tea, Ice Water, and Coffee (cream and sweeteners too!). Most couples use our light refreshments as their cocktail hour fare and then have a caterer drop a meal off for dinner. Other couples choose to host an afternoon event, which concludes before dinner time, in which case our light refreshments will become the sit down fare. We include: Seasonal Fruit, Veggies and Dip, Cheese and Crackers, Mini Pastries, Mini Sandwiches or Deli spirals, Mozzarella wrapped in italian meats, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Pita chips as well as your wedding cake of course!
Q: can we add a catered meal?
A: Yes! We provide a handy list of local caterers on our FAQ page. Couples may hire any caterer they choose (does not have to be from our list of suggestions). To ensure the best day possible we don't permit self-catering or pot luck style meals. Couples are welcome to hire a "full service" caterer (where catering staff stays onsite to serve the meal) or may choose a "drop off" package, where food is delivered to the Inn and the GHI staff will place it on the buffet table for you. We'll take care of seating your guests for dinner, and calling each table through the buffet line so the meal goes smoothly!
Q: Can we provide our own officiant?
Q: It seems like you include so much...what do we need to bring, buy or hire?
A: Sure thing! A licensed Virginia wedding officiant is included in your wedding package. However, if you have someone else in mind to officiate your ceremony that's just fine with us! A price deduction is not made in the event that you provide your own officiant, but we'll be sure to welcome them and help familiarize them with the ceremony space and details on your big day.
A: So the short answer is: alcohol (if desired), full meal (if desired) a wedding photographer (if desired) and guest favors (if desired).
The long answer is: Couples can provide their own alcohol and we'll provide the wineglasses, ice, beverage tubs and bar to display it on. Couples may hire the caterer of their choice if serving a meal (we'll provide the buffet tables, linens and all dinnerware). Full service catering or a simple drop off package are fine! Couples may hire our in house wedding photographer, or any photographer they wish.
Q: How do I book you for my wedding day?
A: We love that question the most! To book us for your special day, simply email to let us know the date you would like to reserve and:
- The full names of both partners
- Email address(es) where we can send a contract and retainer link
- Estimated size of your guest list (this can be a rough estimate!)
*please note that dates are not confirmed or reserved until a contract has been signed and a retainer has been paid.
Yep, it's that easy!
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