Unique Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Venue w/ Onsite Lodging for 16 People

Photo of the main house of The Trellis.

This Unique Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Venue may be the perfect place for your wedding! Are you dreaming of an adventure-filled wedding celebration? Do you value time together with your bridal party? Are you worrying about the logistics of transportation after a late night, and would prefer that guests have the option to stay the night? This sprawling campus that is The Trellis consists of a main house as well as 5 luxury cottages for your bridal party or family to stay. The grounds are complete with a large fire pit, backyard space for cocktail hour, and a gazebo perfect for your ceremony. Keep reading for inspiration and information about this unique wedding venue in Front Royal, Virginia.

The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Wedding at The Trellis

Photo of the main house of The Trellis, a unique Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Venue.


What makes this wedding venue unique?

Location, Location, and Location

The Trellis Virginia Wedding and Event Venue is near the entrance to Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Trellis is a fully renovated historic motor lodge in Front Royal, VA just off of John Marshall Hwy. From mountain biking to canoeing to camping, there are so many fun things to do for a weekend wedding celebration. With DC and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) just under an hour from Front Royal, guests can get here easily if commuting in from DC or flying in from out of state. The Trellis offers parking for 25 vehicles as well as overflow parking just across the street.

Cabins around the Trellis wedding and event venue.

Transforming the Space

With the 1.5 acre property and hosting space for up to 100 guests, you can transform the back patio or large kitchen for your unique desires. The main house is a wonderful space for hosting a rehearsal dinner or be the jumping off point for bridal party adventures. The Trellis works closely with local vendors such as Elder Fox LLC and can provide rentals to suite your needs. There is also ample space on the grounds for a 100-person large white tent to provide shade for dinner and to avoid too much sun or inclement weather.


Views when first entering the main house at The Trellis venue in Front Royal, VA.Sitting room details inside the main house.

Ideal Time To Book

Being in Northern Virginia where summer and early fall can be hot and humid, the best months to book this venue for your wedding would be March through June or late August through November. Front Royal is also a destination centered around good food, family activities, and outdoor fun.

Kitchen details inside the main house.

Main house Kitchen details set for a dinner party.

On-Site Bridal Suite

The Trellis main house features a large main level master bedroom and large on-suite master bathroom to accommodate a hair and makeup team. With mirrors are two of the walls and ample natural light, you can easily fit 3-4 stylists at a time in the bathroom alone. The canopy bed in the master bedroom is also a wonderful focal point for the bridal party getting ready photos in matching robes.

Bridal suite details at The Trellis. Bathroom details inside the main house / bridal suite. bathroom details inside the main house at The Trellis.

Guest Cottages

No detail was overlooked when it came to designing the guest cottages. Each cobblestone cottage is equipped with a luxury bathroom and kitchenette and decorated to make you feel at home. No matter which direction you look, you will observe another thoughtful detail. The atmosphere in each cottage is that of comfort, rest, and relaxation.

Details of the cabin. Cabin kitchen and fireplace detail. Clawfoot tub and kitchen table detail photos. Luxury cottage bed and bathroom mirror photo.

Ceremony Space

The Ceremony Space at The Trellis is a Gazebo that is ready for your personal touches. With ample space for floral installations and custom arches, you can really make this space your own. The Gazebo offers coverage in the event of rain.

Unique Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Venue Ceremony Space.


The Main House features three bedrooms with king beds. The kitchen features a custom island and appliances that are perfect for catering. The property sits on 1.5 acres with plenty of lawn space and has paved sidewalks connecting the cottages. Both the main house and cottages have soft linens and towels to help you enjoy your stay.


View of the parking lot at The Trellis wedding venue.

View from the parking lot looking at the main house.

Photography Considerations

While the venue offers ample space, I would recommend setting aside extra time for your wedding day timeline for portraits at a nearby location, perhaps nestled in the trees in Shenandoah National Park. While the venue itself would absolutely crush for candid photos with guests interactions, like cocktail hour and your reception, there are very few areas that feel private enough for a first look or portraits that are free of distractions in the background. So, if that clean look is important to you, then I would consider going somewhere off-site for your bridal party and couples portraits.

Photo of the back porch of the main house.

Unique Blue Ridge Mountain Wedding Venue

I hope this Ultimate Guide to planning your wedding at The Trellis, a wedding and event venue with on-site lodging in Front Royal, Virginia was helpful. I’m always here to help you make the most of this exciting time. Be sure to check out my wedding photography page, and let’s start planning! 

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