Saturday, January 14, 2012

Blenheim Farm & Vineyards - A Spendid Place to have a Wedding!

Blenheim Vineyards & Mountains
Splendid Opportunity for a Wedding!

This past Monday, January 9th, we were invited to visit a truly marvelous vineyard in Albemarle County along Carter Mountain Road. It was rainy and cold, probably the least likely time of the year for a wedding. However, once on the farm and inside several of the farm's 1800's style buildings, one could immediately sense all the possibilities for small-medium size weddings inside those cozy buildings. And it is easy to visualize the outside lawn area in spring, summer and fall with views over the vineyard.

When reviewing all of the marvelous locations for a wedding, couples now have another stunning setting near Charlottesville, Virginia from which to choose.  The Blenheim Farm has several buildings for selection to accommodate various audience sizes for a wedding. There is the Main House, the Library and the
Blenheim Vineyards Chapel
Chapel can host 20 - 25 guests
Historic Chapel. Outside on the lawn are a number of possible wedding sites near large trees.  Of course there is also the opportunity to rent the entire farm for events up to 200 people.

The Blenheim Farm and Vineyards  is located at 31 Blenheim Road. The first objective driving from Charlottesville is to head out toward Monticello on Highway 53. Keep driving past Monticello to the Thomas Jefferson Vineyards.  Just past their entrance on Highway 53 is James Monroe Parkway.  Go south 4.8 miles down the James Monroe Parkway after leaving Highway 53. You will pass Ashlawn Highland (home of President James Monroe) on the right.  James Monroe Parkway becomes Carter Mountain Road at about 2.6 miles.  Turn onto Blenheim Road at the new Trump Vineyard Tasting Room sign. Drive 0.6 miles to the Blenheim entrance on the left side of the road.
Blenheim Library Exterior
Historic Library
Just reading the directions should give a rather good impression of the magnificent area which is wine-growing country unequalled in Virginia.

Blenheim Outdoor Table Setting
Who says you can't dine outdoors?
Many of you reading this description and the Blenheim Farm website will be interested to know of the possibilities for business and family gatherings, in addition to weddings. Call or e-mail Kathy Del Rosso, Director of Sales and Marketing, a marvelous tour guide for planning an event. Her e-mail is  or call her cell phone at (434) 962-4241.