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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Faithbrooke Barn and Vineyards

Four-season event venue: indoor facilities, climate control, scenic views of the vineyard and mountains.

Moonshadows Restaurant

Moonshadows Restaurant offers an upscale yet casual environment for your dining experience. Menu ingredients are fresh, seasonal and locally sourced.

Luray Parks & Recreation Department

Maintains Town of Luray parks, organizes Festival of Spring and RHD events.

Rivercrest Farm and Event Center

Located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley, for destination weddings, corporate retreats, and more!

Hampton Inn and Suites of Woodstock

92 rooms, including 30 suites and 4 special celebratory rooms. Indoor pool and fitness center. Free hardwire or wireless Internet in every room.

Hotel Laurance

A historically renovated and distinctive boutique hotel, right in the heart of downtown Luray! There are 12 beautifully decorated, large suites.

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.

River’s Bend Ranch

Lodging, weddings, trail rides, boarding & arena rentals. Comfortable accommodations and convenient to downtown Luray. Couples or large groups.