Summer Lovin’ and Valley Views in Luray and Page County
Embark on your ever after in the state that’s for lovers — whether it’s to say “I do” or on your honeymoon.
In Luray and Page County, Shenandoah Valley views and scenic solitude offer a memorable backdrop for both — and a fresh-air retreat for a love-filled weekend with family and friends as you celebrate the start of your “forever” together.
As social gathering restrictions ease and spring and summer days bring warm and sunny afternoons and evenings, there’s no better place to say “I do,” surrounded by wide open spaces, rolling vistas, and sweeping panoramic scenes.
Luray and Page County offer venues with views, no matter which one you choose. With open-air pavilions, high-ceilinged barns, rustic lodges, lavish banquet rooms, and picture-perfect parks, the Shenandoah Valley offers an array of ceremony sites and reception spaces to host your big day.
Walk down an aisle of lush green grass or on repurposed hardwood floors against a backdrop of the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains. Gather with friends and family in the pastel hues of an open field at sunset as you exchange your vows, or commemorate your love surrounded by guests in the golden light of a Shenandoah Valley afternoon.
Dance the night away beneath starry skies and chandeliers, share a family-style meal or catered cuisine around reception tables, and raise your glasses for a champagne toast around a flickering outdoor fire pit or indoor fireplace.
With so many unique venues to choose from, combined with mountain, river, and forest views, hundreds of couples say “I do” each year in Luray and Page County, earning the locations the title of the nation’s No. 2 wedding destination by TLC (The Learning Channel).
The Shenandoah Valley not only offers venues with views, but vendors with vision. See your vision transformed with a local florist, photographer, officiant, or caterer who knows all the best tips and techniques to ensure your celebration is as beautiful as the mountains that surround it.
Twirl on the dance floor with your favorite tunes as a DJ or band will help get the party started. Choose from Southern cuisine, seasonal flavors, and local favorites as you plan your menu with caterers that offer buffets, food trucks, and plate service. Soak in the love as your guests raise their glasses and offer heartfelt toasts with local spirits, then indulge in the decadence of a custom cake, dessert table, takeaway treats, or campfire s’mores carefully created by a Shenandoah Valley baker.
Relive the day with photos that will continue to take your breath away long after the celebration. Work with a local photographer to capture all the romance and lasting moments of your special day. Capture family formals and wedding party portraits against a mountain backdrop, then pose with your special someone in sweeping fields, against the rich textures and colors of wooden barns and vintage structures, and in the wooded wonderland of lush forests. Slip away again for a few minutes at sunset to capture stunning views and hues.
Extend the celebration of your special day into a weekend getaway for your guests. Because of our proximity to most metro areas in the state, Luray and Page County serve as the ultimate road trip destination.
Book a cozy cabin, a rustic family hideaway, or a larger lodge in Virginia’s Cabin Capital. With more than 400 vacation cabins to choose from, there’s something for everyone on your guest list on any budget.
Celebrate your bachelor or bachelorette nights with your wedding party with a Valley retreat in a bunk house or larger cabin estate before you say “I do.” Or spend the night before your special day surrounded by best friends and loved ones with sweeping front-porch views of the Valley, relaxing hot tubs, and backyard campfires, riverfront relaxation, and horseshoes. Many of our cabins are located on site or a short drive from your wedding venue.
Work with staff or a wedding planner to arrange cabin stays for your guests or accommodations at one of our hotels, motels, or inns. In addition to a room with a view, many offer special block rates to host your group, as well as shuttles to transport your guests to and from the wedding venue. Bed and breakfasts and country homes are also available to ensure your guests experience small-town hospitality, rest, and relaxation.
After the wedding, retreat with your sweetheart to a romantic room or secluded hideaway to celebrate your wedding night or honeymoon.
Home to “three levels” of adventures — the underground wonders of Luray Caverns, the storied Shenandoah River, and the scenic Shenandoah National Park — there’s fresh-air fun for everyone before and after you say “I do” in the Valley.
Take on an outdoor adventure before you tie the knot: float the day away on the Shenandoah River on tubes or in kayaks or canoes; explore more than five hundred miles of trails in Shenandoah National Park, including 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail; ride horseback through the George Washington National Forest, or take on an ATV expedition or bike ride through backcountry trails and mountain terrain.
Build teamwork and strengthen your bond with a ropes course challenge, zipline adventure or Escape Room mystery. Or enjoy the sights, shops, and eateries of three small towns in Luray, Stanley, and Shenandoah.
Luray and Page County’s wide open spaces offer both solitude and adventures for all of your wedding guests, whether it’s a two-day getaway, a weekend retreat, or a weeklong escape.
Virginia, after all, is for Lovers — and there’s no more beautiful a place to say “I do” than amid the breathtaking beauty of Shenandoah Valley views.