The Rockfish Ranch Collection
A Relaxed Riverfront Destination
When couples tour Rockfish Ranch, they have a vision: All of their loved ones gathered in a peaceful secluded setting for a weekend of relaxing, connecting, dining, dancing and celebrating. Maybe the bride grew up on a farm. Or the groom has fond family camping memories. Perhaps the couple met on a hiking trip with friends and they’re dreaming of an outdoorsy wedding. (All true stories, says Rockfish Ranch Property and Events Manager Kelly Nordstrom.)
No matter the draw, when couples take in the wide-open landscape — over 600 private estate acres — hugged by the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the Rockfish River, they fall in love with the wedding weekend possibilities.
Check in Thursday afternoon and enjoy full use of the entire property until Sunday evening. Host a welcome party and rehearsal dinner and have the Rockfish Ranch concierge team set up a private wine tasting tour at nearby vineyards, a guided skeet shooting excursion, private yoga sessions, a post-wedding family brunch and more.
Ceremony & Reception Venue
Both intimate and spacious, the Rockfish Ranch wedding experience unfolds across 600 private estate acres hugged by the Blue Ridge Mountains and overlooking the Rockfish River. Enjoy numerous ceremony and celebration sites, hosting up to 250 guests. Your Charlottesville wedding venue package includes a 100’ x 60’ sailcloth tent, tables and chairs, an onsite event coordinator and three night’s stay in three luxury cabins sleeping a combined total of 20 people. The fully refurbished modern-rustic cabins include abundant amenities, such as a pool table, hot tub, sauna and fire pit.
Charlottesville wedding photographers swoon over Rockfish Ranch’s naturally stunning scenic overlooks, mellow-flowing canoe river shoot opportunities and timeless ceremony wedding bell tower. The breathtaking tower is flanked by rustic pine benches and aligns with summer and fall sunset vistas. The entire secluded property is yours to roam and craft the wedding photo shoot of your dreams.
Planning, Coordination & Design
Pro Charlottesville wedding planners and designers work with your Rockfish Ranch onsite event coordinator to build out your dream Charlottesville wedding weekend. Embrace the elevated summer camp vibe and make the most of your full three days with fly-fishing, horseback riding, hiking, yoga and wine tours. On your big day, call on your wedding planner to orchestrate a horseback or canoe ceremony arrival and to gracefully usher guests from welcome reception to ceremony to cocktail hour to your grand sailcloth tent reception.
Florals & Decor
Invite your Charlottesville wedding floral designers to go wild across this private estate and bucolic countryside scene. Rockfish Ranch is a natural canvas for beautiful seasonal blooms to climb and flourish. Customize a floral-lined aisle to honor your grand riverside canoe arrival, festoon the property’s wedding bell tower and rustic pine benches in fragrant blooms and take your theme and color palette to elevated heights inside the sailcloth reception tent.
Catering & Bar Services
Embrace the region’s rich agriculture and natural bounty and call in your preferred Charlottesville wedding catering team to impress your guests. Host a welcome barbecue Friday night as family arrives and meanders between cabins, cottages, the lodge and celebration sites. Delight wedding guests with fresh locally sourced entrees, creative hors d’oeuvres and local wines and close out the weekend with a mimosa brunch send off overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Tableware, Linens & Rentals
With over 600 acres of land and 2,500 feet of private river frontage, the Rockfish Ranch estate allows guests exclusive access to upscale summer camp nostalgia. Shape and design more than 5,000 square feet of indoor space, hand-pick from numerous ceremony and celebration sites and call on Charlottesville wedding rental experts to curate al fresco lounge spaces and stylish cocktail hour and countryside brunch settings. Note: Rockfish Ranch provides reception tables and chairs.