Today I’m happy to introduce you to one of the most beautiful Northern Virginia wedding venues, Morais Vineyards & Winery. Morais Vineyards is located in Bealeton, VA, just 10 miles south of Warrenton, VA. This venue is perfect if you want a private, grand and elegant wedding venue. I first met Nicole from Morais Vineyards when shooting Sandy & Brendan’s Wedding in 2012. From that day I fell in love with the location and exclusiveness it has to offer. The grounds feature lush vineyards, a pond, and a pergola perfect for wedding ceremonies. I asked Nicole, and her counterpart, Stacy, to answer some questions about their gorgeous venue and here is what they had to say:
How would you describe the atmosphere of Morais Vineyards in three words?
Welcoming, Rustic, Elegant
What makes Morais Vineyards stand out as a wedding venue?
The Portuguese influenced architecture, wines and landscaping allow us to stand out from many other VA wineries that host weddings and special events. Our dedication to customer service and attention to detail, for each and every wedding, has enabled us to have wonderful client feedback and referrals from guests, clients and vendors too!
What is the maximum number of guests you can accommodate?
Our Ballroom can accommodate 500 for a cocktail style reception, 350 for a formal sit down dinner reception.
Do you have space for the bride to get ready?
Yes, the Bridal Suite is a beautiful balcony that overlooks the Ballroom.
Is there a time limit on how long a wedding/party can be at your venue?
Yes, our rental is for a total of 10 hours including set-up and breakdown for then event.
Do you have event planners on staff?
We do not currently have event planners on staff, but we do require clients to have at least a day of wedding/event coordinator there to assist in the day of logistics for their celebrations.
Can brides use their own vendors, or do you work with a certain set?
We allow clients to bring in the vendors of their choice for their events. We have a list of vendors we highly recommend, but they are not limited to use our suggested vendors if they do not wish to. We do require the catering company to be fully licensed and insured along with the day of coordinator to provide us with a copy of their business license prior to the event.
What is one important piece of advice you would like to share with couples in choosing a wedding venue?
We advise all couples to take their time and choose the venue that they truly feel fits their personality and vision for their day. Being able to choose a location that they feel comfortable with is extremely important seeing as they will be working with their Venue staff for the duration of their wedding planning process.
Tell us the best way to reach you and find out more information:
Nicole Warner & Stacy Hardway
Venue Coordinating Team