Book the entire farm for your Charlottesville area wedding, anniversary party, family reunion, retreat or other special event. NOTE: The Pavilion must also be booked for weddings and similar events, at extra cost explained in the rates section. The Pavilion is your reception site, and includes tables, chairs, ceremony site, dressing rooms, caterer's warming kitchen, etc.
Wolf Trap Farm features panoramic views of mountains, pastures, horses and cattle, miles of board fencing and beautiful woodlands full of trails. The farm complex is a Virginia Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Manor House is at the heart of the farm complex, and features 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, two kitchens, a large patio and boxwood garden. Nestled behind the Manor House is the 1856 Servants' Cottage, with its huge covered patio. Just down the hill is the Pond House, a more contemporary cottage overlooking a pond full of bass, bream, frogs and turtles. The setting is truly idyllic, with horses and cattle as part of your scenery.
The Charlottesville area, with its stunning scenery, many wineries, and historic sites such as Monticello, Montpelier, and rural historic districts, has become a top choice for weddings and other special gatherings. Wolf Trap Farm hosted over two-dozen weddings in 2014. The farm also serves as a special place to accommodate families when a wedding is being held at a nearby winery or other special site. A stay at Wolf Trap gives the wedding party or family another unforgettable experience as part of their special week-end.
Many groups use the farm as a place to gather the families and invite the extended family and friends for cook-outs, rehearsal parties, or for the reception.
Our new Pavilion is enclosed on three sides, accommodates 150 under roof and has an overflow patio that can seat another 40 - 50, and has a stage and ample dance floor. There is an oversized ladies' dressing/bathroom, men's bathroom, and a caterer's warming kitchen. Our new hilltop ceremony site is just behind the Pavilion. Be sure to visit the farm's website for more details about booking the farm and Pavilion for your wedding or other large gathering.
All ages are happy at the farm. The little ones play in the great outdoors, the oldsters stroll the grounds, the teenagers and young adults go on excursions on or off the farm, the dads can fish, the girls can soak in the hot tub, and the dogs are particularly happy.
If you have ever driven the winding country roads around Charllottesville, admiring the beautiful estates and wondering what it would be like to visit such places, perhaps for a wedding or party, here is your opportunity.
You can find each house and cottage listed separately on this site, or visit the farm's own website for more pictures and information.
I am that nut flying through the air in front of my family up at the farm. I have been a lawyer in the Norfolk area since 1979, and have bought and renovated many rundown properties for fun and profit. My wife, three adult children and their spouses, and four grandchildren are somewhere in the picture.
Keith Cuthrell purchased this estate in 2003
In 2003, I was searching for a little mountain getaway cabin to buy, and I got carried away. I get a kick out of fixer-uppers, and this was a huge project when I bought it. The Charlottesville area is fantastic, and Gordonsville is just a gem. I got lucky.
Owning the farm is sort of like having your own state park, but it is a lot more upscale. The landscape itself is what originally got my attention, plus the sheer size of the property. And then there are the ponds, the beautiful driveway, the historic buildings.
We hosted our bridal party at wolftrap farm for the two days leading up to our wedding weekend, and it was the perfect setting for everyone to get to get to know each other beforehand, and served as an ideal home base for events around Charlottesville. We would strongly reccomend this property for weddings, reunions, and other moderate-sized family/friend gatherings.
When my husband and I began looking for wedding venues for our October 2013 wedding, we had little criteria aside from staying within a reasonable budget, being able to bring our dogs and doing whatever we wanted with the space. Believe it or not, this is a tall order in the Charlottesville area (hi, dollar signs)! When we drove up the drive to Wolf Trap Farm, I immediately knew it was where we would get married. The views are amazing and the grounds pristine, not to mention the farm had enough room to house both our immediate families--all 20 of them!
The estate is first and foremost a horse farm, with sprawling fields and horses as far as the eye can see. Everything is immaculately groomed, with lots of different spaces to choose from for an event. We chose to have our wedding ceremony on the front lawn with the mountains serving as a beautiful backdrop. We then walked across the path and had an 80-person family style dinner and reception in front of the main house. The houses themselves are really lovely. The Mansion had lots of charm and enough beds for my husband's very large family. My family stayed just down the road in the Pond House and they really enjoyed themselves. My husband and I stayed in the newly renovated servant's cottage between the Mansion and Pond House, and it was like a little honeymoon sweet. Our dogs loved it too! The one complaint I have is regarding the cleanliness of the floors and windows. I understand it's a farm, but it was very apparent that the floors are not cleaned regularly since they were filthy (I couldn't go barefoot), and the window sills were packed with dead stink bug carcases. If I were you, I would ask Keith (the owner) to communicate to his staff at the farm that they need to avoid cutting corners.
The staff was terrific overall. They let you have run of the place, but they are there for anything you may need. We had one party foul with a broken window, and they were really great about it. Keith was a dream to work with from start to finish. He was always prompt in responding to our questions and had no qualms with our plan for the wedding. I heard that he recently built an open barn specifically for events, which will no doubt make Wolf Trap even more popular for weddings. We were maybe the third wedding that ever took place on the farm, but from what I hear, it's becoming a new Charlottesville wedding destination.
Great venue for your Charlottesville-area wedding, family reunion or anniversary party. This 600 acre estate is 30 minutes from Charlottesville, Monticello and UVA. It is 15 minutes from 3 wineries and many others are within 30 minutes. This area is home to many historic estates, and is part of Virginia horse country.
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Winter Rates do not apply at holidays.
For weddings and events, the Pavilion must be booked as well. The 2015 rate for the Pavilion for Saturday events is $3,500. The Pavilion may be booked separately for Sunday events for $2,500 for 2015. The winter discount on Pavilion rates is 40%, and the April discount is 20%.
The guest provides a major credit card to secure the booking, which is charged at the end of the stay or upon "no show", or the guest may tender another acceptable form of payment at check-out.
When the farm is booked for a wedding or other event, a 50% deposit is required, which may be paid in two equal installments. The deposit is non-refundable.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.