The Market at Grelen Collection
Garden Greenhouse Magic Under Countryside Stars
A dreamy ethereal private haven, the Market at Grelen is like no other venue. Step into European garden magic and soak in the abundant natural beauty and earthy energy. The elaborate tree nursery and lush countryside surroundings set an enchanted bucolic scene that is flourishing, alive and breathing.
Situated on a 1,000-acre tree nursery, the beauty of this magical wedding venue lies in its rural simplicity. Exquisitely designed flexible venue spaces include an elegant clear-top event tent, the pristine Half Moon Garden, a cherished indoor-outdoor greenhouse and the historic and picturesque Bloomfield hilltop.
Host your ceremony between two grand oak trees in the Berry Field and savor 360-degree views lovingly designed to emphasize the surrounding natural beauty. A true Virginia treasure, spend some time together pre-I-do’s strolling the secluded wooded trail system through the nursery, meadows and forest over to James Madison's Montpelier Trail System.
Ceremony & Reception Venue
Framed by two oak trees, the Berry Field is a picturesque ceremony locale and can be used as Orchard Overlook Tent reception extension when adding cocktail tables, fire pits or lawn games. The Half Moon Garden features a weeping cherry tree, pebbled walkways and stone furniture and the Greenhouse is perfect for an intimate ceremony or cocktail hour. The renovated 1850 Boxwood Villa and farmhouse-style Spotswood Lodge provide vacation rental lodging just 10 minutes away.
Catering & Bar Services
Bring your friends and family together for an unforgettable meal curated by your preferred caterer. Gather in the clear top Orchard Overlook Tent, where long farm tables greet guests on a beautiful bluestone floor surrounded by breezy retractable side walls and endless countryside views. Convert the Berry Shed into a cocktail bar, dessert bar or ice cream station and design a cushy lounge area under the Potting Shed’s twinkling lights.
Harvest Moon Catering
Seamless service and exceptional preparation of locally sourced food.
Florals & Decor
With flourishing greenery, magnificent trees and larger than life blooms around every turn, The Market at Grelen is a lush, naturally gorgeous canvas. Call on the nursery’s blooms to curate plant- and flower-lined aisles and arches. Festoon dining spaces with fresh fragrant centerpieces and sprinkle cocktail tables and dessert stands with sweet simple hand-plucked arrangements. Enhance enchanted countryside energy with native blooms, oak barrels and burlap touches.
Hedge Fine Blooms
A diverse Charlottesville design experience inspired by European flower markets.
Tableware, Linens & Rentals
Keep the airy outside-meets-inside flow going with strung lighting, a vintage-framed photo gallery and pillowy outdoor furnishings. The Market at Grelen provides round tables, garden chairs, banquet tables and a barrel bar along with traditional lighting and sound. Use terra cotta pots, rustic garden pieces, fire pits and cushioned wrought iron seating to enhance your outdoor dance space. Or craft a boho-chic feel through drapery, wicker seating, elaborate candles and feather details.
A vast inventory of linens, china, decor and dazzling event lighting to inspire your dream wedding.
Our hand-selected photographers bring the magic of this enchanting countryside greenhouse venue to life. Capture authentic garden ambiance and abundant natural lighting over dinner and champagne toasts. Happy tears and newlywed embraces unfold down the Half Moon Garden’s pebbled walkways and endless lush valley and Blue Ridge Mountain backdrops await in the Berry Field and atop the Bloomfield’s picturesque hilltop where an old rustic barn, giant Japanese maple and endless valley views define the scene.
Hunter and Sarah Photography
Comfort and confidence with a married Charlottesville wedding photographer couple.
Planning, Coordination & Design
The Market at Grelen is a wedding planner’s delight. Choose your perfect event engineer from our highly selective list and build out your fantasy weekend. Dedicated planners ease the transition from elegant bridal suite to Berry Field ceremony to garden cocktails to brilliant Orchard Overlook reception. They’ll make sure the family dog is included in all the right moments and the cake cutting and sparkler send-off flow without a hitch.