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"The venue was stunning, and the GHI team was so helpful in the prep and execution of our wedding day! They took the pressure and stress out of the day, and made our entire guest list feel like one big family."

"They made it SO easy. The value of this venue is immeasurable. While you can certainly add many things to your wedding, this venue provides so much that you most definitely won't need to. The only thing that I purchased myself for our wedding was a cake topper. That's it."

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 hosting hundreds of weddings we've learned how to simplify the entire process for our couples.  You'll get to make all the fun decisions you've been dreaming of - cake flavors, personalized flowers, color scheme and decorations. And we'll take care of all those not so fun things like ironing tablecloths and setting up floorplans.  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!

get ready to get excited about your wedding day!  We've created packages to maximize fun and Minimize stress!

amanda & Patrick, 2019 couple

"From the impressive Bridal and Grooms suites to the twinkling lights hung in the windows; the venue is simply charming. Heather and her staff are such a delight to work with and take the stress out of planning.  If you want a magical, stress-free wedding then book this place!"

"a magical stress free wedding."

jocelyn and lanna, 2019 couple

"Our flowers were gorgeous, the cake was some of the best we ever had, the ceremony was lovely and our photos came out absolutely beautifully!  We felt so at home and completely welcome at the inn and smiled and laughed the whole time."

"we felt so at home."

cheyenne and austin, 2018 couple

" "Heather and her team were absolutely amazing! Planning was a breeze and I never had one doubt during the entire process. She made our dreams a reality and truly gave me the perfect wedding I had always dreamed of"

"the wedding i had dreamed of."

Contact us to reserve your date.  Elopements are booked on a first come first served basis.

How to Get Started:

$1445 plus tax

Investment:

- All the fun & details of a traditional wedding day without all the stress
- Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony Space
- Professional photography
- Up to Maximum of 8 guests $15 ea.
- Professional wedding cake
- Professional wedding flowers
- so much more contact us for full list

Highlights Include:

You did it!!! You've just made the huge decision to say goodbye to the idea of a big wedding and all the stress that goes along with it! You've decided to elope and we're cheering you on!!! Let's be real...the idea of saying your vows in front of a big crowd made your palms sweat, and having to plan a day around everyone else's expectations was making you feel a little hollow...like your own wedding wasn't going to be about...YOU. Now the search is on to find a venue that understands that just because your wedding day is going to be small (maybe even just the two of you), it's still a REALLY BIG deal to you! Our package includes INCREDIBLE PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS of your entire experience.  Photos are beautifully edited and delivered via secure online gallery.  Also included is planning assistance, licensed officiant and custom ceremony, styled sweethearts table, beautiful dressing rooms, toasting glasses, custom bridal flowers and wedding cake.  An optional (complimentary) photo sneak peek is available within 72 hours of your big day to share with family and friends!  

The Elegance elopement Package

This package includes so much, it is hard to list it all here.  Click below for a full list of everything included!

How to Get Started:

$2995 for 20 guests
$3495 for 30 guests
$3995 for 40 guests
add $50 for each guest above 40
Maximum of 70 guests. No minimum

Investment:

- Ceremony and Reception Spaces
- Pro Wedding Cake and Florals
- Full planning assistance and staff
- Well appointed dressing rooms
- Prop inventory and custom linens
- Tea party style light refreshments

Highlights include:

An intimate wedding at the Golden Horseshoe Inn means you'll have time to enjoy every moment of your big day and be able to spend quality time with all the special people you've invited.  Our Boutique Wedding Package includes everything you need to throw an afternoon tea party style wedding day.  You can decide to add alcohol (you are welcome to bring your own) or serve a catered dinner (there are lots of affordable drop off packages in our area).  We want you to have lots of choices, so feel free to add on our in house Professional Photography package, or bring your own favorite photographer.  Our package includes: Licensed Officiant, Indoor or Outdoor Ceremony Space, Indoor reception including all tables, chairs, custom linens and a huge wedding prop inventory to use (or bring your own decorations).  Full planning assistance, day of event staff, light refreshments, all dinnerware and glassware, professional wedding cake and professional flowers.  Well appointed dressing rooms for each partner.  All set up and clean up.  Sparkler or Bubble send off!  And so much more, contact us for a detailed amenity list!

The boutique Wedding Package

This package includes so much, it is hard to list it all here.  Click below for a full list of everything included!

How to Get Started:

$2495 plus tax

Investment:

- Ceremony and Reception Spaces
- Pro Wedding Cake and Florals
- Event Staff
- Well appointed dressing rooms
- Exclusive day time use of the venue from 11am until 5pm
- Tea party style light refreshments
-250 professional photos
-up to 24 guests plus couple

Highlights include:

This package has been lovingly created in response to the new needs of brides and grooms as they seek to find a balance between a joyful celebration and a socially distanced event that feels safe for all.  An afternoon wedding, with tea party style refreshments included and up to 24 guests.  You'll find everything you need right at your fingertips, with a minimum of stress and planning, and a maximum of beautiful memories and time with your loved ones. The perfect choice for couples who are choosing to scale back their original wedding plans. Choose an indoor or outdoor ceremony space.  Enjoy professional photography of all the big moments. A lovely wedding cake, and fresh custom florals for the wedding couple.  Use our prop inventory to customize your decorations for no extra charge.  Guests will be delighted to celebrate with you at smaller, socially distanced reception tables.   We'll provide a fun tea party style afternoon reception including light refreshments.  If a simple, yet elegant afternoon celebration sounds like a good fit, we think you'll love what we have in store!

The Afternoon Tea Wedding Package

Please contact us to schedule your license signing appointment.  Let us know the date and time that works best for you when you inquire.

How to Get Started:

$50 cash by appointment only

Investment:

- An informal license signing
- Guests, photos, not included
- Best suited for couples celebrating     their wedding at another time

Highlights Include:

Marriage License Signing is available by appointment only. License Signing Fee is $50 cash. Exact change only, due upon arrival.

This is an informal signing of your marriage license to make your marriage legal. This package does not include guests or photography. This option is best suited to couples who need their wedding license signed for paperwork reasons, and will be celebrating their union at another time.  Officiant will be casually dressed. 
   
Includes informal signing of your wedding license includes filing of your paperwork (in person for licenses obtained in Greene County, and by mail for licenses obtained elsewhere in Virginia)

Couples may obtain their license from any County Clerk's Office in Virginia.


     

wedding license signing - paperwork only

- Full day photography $850
- Mountain Photo Shoot $150
- Cinematography $595
- Candy Buffet $4 per guest
- Trail Mix Buffet $4 per guest
- Souvenir Toasting glasses $25 pair
- S'mores Station $99
- Chafing Dish Rental $20 each
- Extra Cake Tiers $40 - $60
- Bridal Party flowers *varies

- Mountain Photo Shoot $150
- Cinematography $595
 - Up to 8 guests $15 each
- Extra Cake Tiers $40 - $60
- Bridal Party flowers *varies

Boutique Wedding Add On's

Elegance Elopement Add On's

As part of our mission to protect you from stress and expense during the planning process, we've created some exceptional Add On's to make your day even easier! These are special, affordable touches that we think will help you create and capture memories!

These items can be added on to your Elegance Elopement or Boutique Wedding Package (not available for License signings)

Full Event Wedding Photography (from your arrival until your departure)  is included in the Elegance Elopement.

Full Event Wedding Photography can be added on to the Boutique Wedding Package.  Some couples have already hired a photographer or have a specific style in mind, so we offer this as an affordable option rather than a part of the wedding package.  Includes full day onsite coverage and print release!

add on's to make your day extra easy

Our In House Photography package can be added on at any time during the wedding planning process.  

How to Get Started:

$850 Full day onsite package
$150 Optional Mountain Photo shoot

Investment:

- Full Day Onsite Coverage
- Print Release
- Delivery via Secure online gallery   
- Optional complimentary Sneak Peek
- Optional Mountaintop Photo Shoot

Highlights Include:

We are delighted to offer a high quality in house wedding photography package exclusively to Golden Horseshoe couples.
  
Photography is included in our Elegance Elopement and Afternoon Tea Wedding packages.
Photography is an optional add on for our Boutique Wedding, to ensure couples can choose their preferred vendor.

Our photographer, Heather Tusing, is the owner of Golden Horseshoe Weddings and has had the pleasure of photographing hundreds of weddings over the years.

Our package includes full day photography from your arrival at the venue until your send off is complete.  All photos are beautifully edited and provided to the couple in high resolution format via a secure only gallery within about 3 weeks of their wedding day.  Couples are granted a print release allowing them to print and share their photos in any manner they choose.  An optional Mountaintop Photoshoot can be added on if desired!




     

in house wedding photography package

- 6.5 hours of filming
- Creation of a wedding highlight film
- Approximate 8 minute run time
- Beautifully edited
- Accompanied by fully licensed music
- Shot and delivered in High resolution
- Available select Fri, Sat, Sun

Our Cinematography package can be added on at any time during the planning process.  Your Golden Horseshoe Wedding Planner will be happy to help you add this service on.

$595



Investment:

How to Get Started:

Highlights Include:

Cinematography - Wedding highlight film

To make sure your wedding day is as easy as possible, we offer a Drop Off appointment so our couples can bring their decor, alcohol and other items to the venue the week before or day before their wedding.  When you arrive on your wedding day, everything will be set up and waiting for you to admire!

schedule a drop off appointment.

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Following your onsite planning meeting, we'll create a wedding day timeline and decor notes document just for you!   You'll receive this document just a few days after your onsite meeting and we'll continually update it together as planning continues.  Contact us to request a detailed Wedding or Elopement info packet which includes sample timelines to look over!

receive a custom wedding day timeline.

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Golden Horseshoe couples receive unlimited planning assistance via email, and an onsite planning meeting to choose colors and create a timeline with the help of your wedding planners.  Once booked, we'll email over a detailed planning kit to guide you along every step of the way!

Enjoy wedding planning with us.

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When you are ready to move forward, fill out our READY TO BOOK A DATE form and hit submit!  We'll confirm your date is available and email over an electronic contract and secure link where you can pay your retainer fee.  Once both are received back, your reservation is confirmed and planning can begin!

sign your contract and pay your retainer.

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You can check out our AVAILABLE DATES at any time to find the perfect one for you.  Dates are booked on a first come first served basis.  Due to the number of couples interested in a Golden Horseshoe Wedding, we are sorry that we are not able to "hold" dates.

check our available wedding dates.

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Scheduling an in person venue tour is a great way to see everything we have to offer.  Some of our couples are not able to make it for a tour, and that's ok too!  You can check out our VIRTUAL TOUR  instead.  Tours are offered by appointment between 10am - 5pm on most days we are not hosting an event!  CONTACT US to schedule and appointment.

Take a virtual or in person venue tour.

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Are there any hidden fees I should know about?

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Why should I choose Golden Horseshoe over other wedding venues?

Have you ever been a part of, or helped with a wedding that seemed chaotic, unorganized and rushed?  Where the bride or groom seemed stressed and frazzled by all the questions coming their way?  We have.  And we've found there is a better way.  An All Inclusive wedding lets you simply enjoy the day, surrounded by your closest family and friends. 

We're the best at what we do.

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Are there any hidden fees I should know about?

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Do you have a list of recommended caterers?

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So much is already included, what do I need to provide?

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Why should I choose Golden Horseshoe over other wedding venues?

Most couples find they only need to provide a few things to round out their celebration.  Couples are welcome to provide their own beer and wine.  Couples may use any of the complimentary items in our prop inventory, or are welcome to bring their own decorations too.  Boutique wedding couples can hire a caterer to provide a dinner if they would like to serve more than light refreshments.

We include almost everything!

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Are there any hidden fees I should know about?

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Do you have a list of recommended caterers?

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So much is already included, what do I need to provide?

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Why should I choose Golden Horseshoe over other wedding venues?

Our Elegance Elopement is $1445 plus tax and couples may add on a mountaintop photo session or extra cake tier(s)
Our Boutique Wedding package is priced by # of guests.  
Our base price is $3995 for 40 guests plus tax.
Add $50 for each guest greater than 40
Deduct $50 for each guest fewer than 40.

NO!  We believe in transparent pricing

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