Rehearsals/Rehearsal Dinners

Time to Practice & Celebrate - the Big Day's just one night away!

It's time to practice - gather the bridal party, immediate family, coordinator, officiant, and anyone else who needs to know how things are going to go on your big day and do your run-through. Some of the local venues are only available for day-of decoration and use, so make sure your group can sit down and discuss your vision thoroughly beforehand. If you're bringing in a day-of coordinator, make an appointment on a weekday and ask him/her to stop by with you so you can review everything you need from them and your timeline for the caterer, cake, and other services so they know what is expected of them. If you've chosen a venue that you can rent for back-to-back days, the rehearsal will be a great time for you to stage the whole ceremony so your attendees know where they're supposed to stand and be throughout the proceedings.

 

Eat, Drink, & Get Ready to be Married!

Once you've got your details figured out and your bridal party is ready to make your dreams come true - it's time to party! Invite the bridesmaids, bridesmen, groomsmen, groomsmaids, ushers, ring bearer, flower girl, officiant, and the parents and head out for food and drinks to celebrate your last day/night of singledom. Keep it lively swapping stories of the bride and groom and having some laughs about your time together. Keep it easy on yourselves, while this is traditionally the groom's parents’ contribution, now-a-days that's not necessarily the case and this might be another line item on your budget. A lot of people like renting out a room at a restaurant in town so they don't have to worry about the cooking or cleaning and can instead focus on their friends and family. If that doesn't fit what you're looking for, talk to your caterer to see if they have a recommendation. 

 

Below are the venues that offer rehearsal spaces and a list of our favorite restaurants for rehearsal dinners.

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Stover Hall

Stover Hall provides endless possibilities for creating your dream wedding with accommodations in the historic main home, cottage, barn, etc.

Brenwood Lake Weddings

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this rustic log venue and gazebo by the lake is the perfect setting for your special day.

Luray Caverns Weddings & Special Events

Unique, historic experience in the breath-taking Luray Caverns, Luray Caverns Country Club, Burner Barn, or soon-to-open Shawnee Farm. Packages.

Khimaira Farm

Weddings at the farm! We are a working dairy goat and family farm focusing on sustainable agriculture and operations. A picturesque garden setting.

The Warehouse Art Gallery

World-class art in a 10,000 sq ft, casual gallery; 90 outstanding local and regional artists; extensive sculpture gallery; art for every taste.

Stanley Volunteer Fire Department

Volunteer Fire Department serving the Town of Stanley.

Shenandoah National Park is in Luray and Page County Va, right in the Shenandoah Vally.

Shenandoah National Park

Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains featuring forests, wildlife, hiking trails, cultural sites, & outstanding views along 105 miles of the Skyline Drive.

River’s Bend Ranch

Come take a spectacular ride along the beautiful Shenandoah River! Gentle horses, great trail guides, photo opportunities & more!

Barn at Evermore

Riverfront 19th century barn. Restored to include 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8-10, 2 baths; game room including basketball, pool table, and ping-pong...