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golden horseshoe

We designed the Golden Horseshoe as a warm and welcoming home for your wedding day, where everything you need is right at hand.  Join us on a virtual tour and take a look at the gardens, outdoor ceremony deck and pond.  We'll step inside too, so you can check out the cozy front parlors each with a stone fireplace, the bright and airy twinkle-light-filled reception room, and the upstairs dressing suites for each partner. 
We can't wait to show you around!

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his historic, cozy, charming venue has a personality all of its own.

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e started out our wedding journey hosting small elopements at a Bed and Breakfast we used to own. But we quickly realized A) We LOVED elopements and small weddings way more than Innkeeping, and B) We wanted our couples to have COMPLETE PRIVACY!!!...with no other non-wedding guests around! We think our couples deserve a distraction free day that is purely about them. That's when we created our business Weddings at the Golden Horseshoe Inn way back in 2009!  Heather (wedding planner, owner and photographer) Monique (Assistant Wedding Planner and Officiant) and Stephen (cinematography) delight in the uniqueness of each couple we have the honor of serving.  14 years and over 600 weddings later, we still get teary during the "first look", still oooh and ahhh over the gorgeous attire and sentimental details, and have learned a thing or two about helping our couples "get to the good part" and leave stress and worry behind!

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About Your hosts

a trusted team to guide you every step of the way

years of experience

14

our joy comes from treating every wedding as if it is our only wedding

Weddings hosted

600+

Quick Facts

By the Numbers

a building that has stood the test of time is the perfect place to wed

the year the GHI was built 

1827

our amazing location is right next door to shenandoah national park  

miles to skyline drive

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We know your time is valuable.  And we know this is a BIG decision. 
That's why we've shared EVERYTHING right here on this site! 
No "call for pricing", no hard sell, no tricky hidden fees.  
You've found the perfect partner, and we hope you've just found the perfect venue!
 We can't wait to hear from you!

All Inclusive Virginia Weddings

golden horseshoe weddings Presents

available dates

available wedding dates:

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How does the booking process work?

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2026 Available Dates

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2025 Available Dates

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2024 Available Dates

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2024

january

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february

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march

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april

may

june

fully booked

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july

august

fully booked

september

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october

november

fully booked

december

Sunday, December 8
Sunday, December 15





We are grateful so many couples have chosen
Golden Horseshoe to host their wedding day.

Cancellations are rare, but should a cancellation happen, we will post the date above as soon as we know it is available.   
We regret that we are not able to maintain a waitlist. 
Click below to see our 2024 Dates!

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does the booking process work?

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

2026 Available Dates

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

2025 Available Dates

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2024 Available Dates

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2025

january

february

march

april

may

june

july

august

september

october

november

december

Saturday, January 11
Saturday, January 18
Saturday, January 25



Saturday, February 1
Saturday, February 8
Saturday, February 15






Saturday, March 1
Saturday, March 8
Saturday, March 15






Saturday, April 5
Sunday, April 6
Sunday, April 13





fully booked


Saturday, June 14
Sunday, June 22
Saturday, June 28
Sunday, June 29



Sunday, July 13
Saturday, July 19
Saturday, July 26
Sunday, July 27


Saturday, August 2
Saturday, August 9
Sunday, August 10
Saturday, August 23
Sunday, August 24
Saturday, August 30



Saturday, September 6
Sunday, September 7
Saturday, September 13
Sunday, September 21
Saturday, September 27





Sunday, October 5
Sunday, October 12


Saturday, November 8
Sunday, November 9
Saturday, November 15
Saturday, November 22
Sunday, November 23

Saturday, December 6
Sunday, December 7
Saturday, December 13
Sunday, December 14
Saturday, December 20

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How does the booking process work?

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

2026 Available Dates

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

2025 Available Dates

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

2024 Available Dates

the booking process

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 you can 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
-additional non refundable payments of $500 due 12 months, 6 months and 3 months prior to wedding date
- Your remaining balance 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

THE BOUTIQUE WEDDING &
THE AFTERNOON TEA WEDDING
Can be booked up to 2 years in advance 
there is no minimum requirement for booking a wedding,
we can easily and joyfully host short notice weddings






"I cannot thank Heather and her team enough. We gave her one inspiration picture and a brief description of what we envisioned and she created the most beautiful, special, personalized wedding day for us. She made the entire process easy and stress free and everything exceeded all of our expectations. In addition to being an amazing wedding planner, she is an incredible photographer! Her pictures are magazine quality and we are so thankful that we will have these memories to cherish for years to come. For any brides who have had to rework their weddings due to COVID or are considering a smaller wedding even in non-COVID times, I would HIGHLY recommend GHI. -Colleen and Derrick

We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better. Having the all inclusive feel takes the stress out of planning a wedding. From the delicious cake to perfectly designed flowers, to in-house photography and cinematography..., as well as a provided officiant that made our ceremony extra special…. we really couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. If you’re questioning having a smaller, intimate ceremony…. Look no further!!! The GHI is the place for you". - Kayley and Nick

If I could rate Golden Horseshoe Inn 50 stars it still wouldn't be enough.  From the planning to the day of, everything was just so effortless. Every detail, every moment, and every aspect of the entire day was, for lack of a better word, perfect. Weddings can often be stressful but that was not the case for us... we had FUN. Our cheeks hurt by the end of the day from smiling and laughing so much.  Our photos are simply breathtaking and we will cherish them for the rest of our lives. I could go on and on about all the amazing things that should make you chose GHI but there is no reason better than the folks that come with it. My husband and I felt completely at home with Heather and Monique and you just can't put a price on that. Not one single regret. - Skye and Sam

"We found GHI and it was like all of our wishes had been granted. Getting married with GHI was the absolute best decision. The team at GHI is truly a dream team. We gave them a vision of what we were thinking and they made it come to life. The decor was beautiful. Our cake was delicious, really pretty too. Between Heather & Monique, the day moved very smoothly and there was never an awkward moment of “what’s next”. All of our family and friends felt very welcome. GHI is very LGBT+ friendly. My wife and I felt very supported and the GHI family was genuinely happy for us. Choosing an all inclusive wedding was the best option for us. We wanted a beautiful wedding without the stress of planning it and that’s exactly what we experienced.  - Amanda and McKenzie

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