Avon Hill Lodge and Bruce's Barn

Howardsville, VA
Verified Venue

Refined Rustic Beauty

Avon Hill invites twists of rural seclusion and luxury while remaining laid back and filled with modern conveniences. The central Virginia wedding and vacation destination offers beautiful outdoor ceremony locations, a stunning modern events barn and lodging for up to 43 guests.

Choose from ceremony sites that include panoramic views of the mountains, boxwoods gardens or the estate's beloved soaring black walnut tree. Elaborate and elegant receptions unfold inside Bruce’s Barn, a refinished and refined two-story structure built for weddings. The century-old barn shines with modern amenities while preserving its original rustic charm. Flow out onto an expansive 1,100-square-foot wrap around deck, gather for a seated dinner on the 2,300-square-foot main floor and connect with guests in the lofts among comfy lounge seating and bistro lighting.

Avon Hill offers four rentable buildings: The Lodge, Overlook and Blue Ridge Suite are situated right next to each other, while the pool and pool house are a quick five-minute walk through the trees. Enjoy access to the property for engagement photos prior to the wedding and relax in private and separate wedding preparation suites the day of.

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The Location


Avon Hill is bordered by the Rockfish River and encompasses 100 acres of wooded hills, open pastures and boxwood gardens.

Things To Do

Charlottesville is home to thriving orchards, farms, and more than 40 wineries that inspire unforgettable restaurant experiences. Hiking in Shenandoah National Park, renowned river kayaking, and championship golf offer thrills while a celebrated theater and local live music scene entertain. Our stages are well stocked with highly coveted acts. In fact, Charlottesville is where Dave Matthews Band and Coran Capshaw's Red Light Management — the largest independent music management company in the world — got their start. For a taste of history, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, and James Monroe’s Highland offer guided glimpses into the Founding Fathers’ legacies.


42 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
28 mi to Downtown Mall
27 mi to Monticello
31 mi to UVA
36 mi to Shenandoah National Park

7221 Cabell Rd., Howardsville, VA 24562

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Newlywed overnight accommodations included
  • Indoor catering prep space
  • Trash removal
  • Festival-style parking with signage
  • Banquet and cocktail tables and crossback chairs
  • 14 antique church pews
  • Various décor items
  • Overnight accommodations for up to 43 guests

By the Numbers

  • 150 seated guest capacity for ceremony
  • 150 seated guest capacity for reception

Make it Yours

  • Schedule a wine tasting or yoga experience with the events team at Avon Hill and treat your wedding party to a pre-wedding bonding activity
  • Stay in the Avon Hill Lodge with your closest friends or family members and enjoy an expansive wrap around deck, mountain views, ping pong, a professional grade kitchen and more
  • Share your vows under the property's beloved black walnut tree and savor endless rolling hill vistas





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