Tyro, VA
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Flower Farm Fantasia

Pharsalia was built by Major Thomas Massie for his son William as a wedding present. The 1814 private home and working farm and gardens rest in the bucolic Tye River Valley, welcoming couples to relax and celebrate among its romantic parlors, porches, canopies of shade trees and various outbuildings.

Plan your ceremony, reception and photos along Pharsalia's expansive grounds and gardens and work with the professional team to shape your fresh seasonal floral designs and personalized wedding day aesthetic. Gather poolside, on the grand lawn and overlooking extensive vineyards and orchards. Enjoy exclusive use of the site for the day and amenities that include an luxurious sailcloth event tent, catering tent and pine farm tables.

Enjoy wedding party prep time in the graciously appointed Pharsalia home, access the indoor bar area and spend time in the gorgeous cocktail courtyard and savoring the pristine flower and herb gardens. Curate a dream photo shoot backed by endless rolling hillsides and forests.

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The Location


The historic home and flower farm are located in the Tye River Valley on the shoulder of dePriest Mountain in Nelson County, Virginia.

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.


54 mi to Charlottesville–Albemarle Airport
45 mi to Downtown Mall
45 mi to Monticello
44 mi to UVA
27 mi to Shenandoah National Park

2333 Pharsalia Rd., Tyro, VA 22976

The Details

Amenities & Services

  • Tidewater sailcloth tent with custom fir side poles, perimeter string lighting and clear sidewall for inclement weather
  • Catering tent
  • Wooden benches
  • 10 pine farm tables
  • Pool area
  • Gardens

By the Numbers

  • 220 seated guest capacity for tented reception
  • 220 seated guest capacity for outdoor ceremony

Make it Yours

  • Call on the historic Pharsalia home for wedding party dressing and pre-ceremony traditions
  • Host cocktail hour in the gorgeous courtyard among pristine flower and herb gardens
  • Design boutonnieres, bouquets and ceremony arch blooms from fresh seasonal farm flowers grown onsite

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