A BOTANICAL WONDERLAND
Nestled in the Foothills of The Blue Ridge Mountains, The Market at Grelen sits on Grelen Nursery's sprawling 1000-acre tree nursery. An enchanting haven of lush elegance, this meticulously crafted venue was thoughtfully designed to showcase and celebrate the surrounding natural beauty, evoking a sense of wonder and tranquility.
Conveniently situated just outside Charlottesville, Virginia in Central Virginia, The Market at Grelen offers a tranquil retreat that feels worlds away. Our commitment to aesthetics goes hand in hand with our passion for celebrating natural beauty. We believe that beautiful surroundings have the power to inspire, uplift, and create unforgettable moments. Through meticulous attention to detail and exceptional customer service, we curate a visually stunning atmosphere that enhances your wedding or special event, leaving a lasting impression on all who attend.
2024 & 2025
At our wedding venue, we prioritize transparency and organization to provide you with a seamless and stress-free experience. From the initial inquiry to the final details, we aim to keep you well-informed and ensure that there are no surprises along the way. In addition, our venue fee includes added value that sets us apart. We believe in providing comprehensive offerings that go beyond the standard. From exclusive use of our property and versatile event spaces to amenities like the getting ready suites, tables, chairs, and even upscale restroom trailers, our venue fee encompasses a range of features that enhance your celebration.
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Grelen, where every season paints a stunning backdrop for your special day. Discover a treasure trove of real weddings that have graced our nursery property, allowing you to envision your own dream celebration amidst our picturesque surroundings. No matter the time of year, Grelen offers an exquisite canvas of natural scenery that will elevate your wedding to extraordinary heights.
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DISCOVER THE MAGIC
SPRAWLING NATURAL BEAUTY
With its picturesque views and vibrant greenery, The Market at Grelen boasts an exquisite setting that captivates the senses. Nestled within the backdrop of Grelen's 1000-acre Tree Nursery, this enchanting venue is a true masterpiece of natural beauty. The potted plants and meticulously manicured gardens that surrounds the Garden Shop add an extra touch of elegance, creating an inviting atmosphere. Imagine exchanging vows amidst the captivating charm of the Half Moon Garden, where lush greenery provide a romantic backdrop for your ceremony. Savor refreshing cocktails on the Bluestone Terrace, surrounded by manicured landscaping and breathtaking vistas. Capture the beauty of the Nursery, where the rolling landscape and vibrant tree rows create a truly enchanting scene for your sunset photos. And as the night unfolds, dance under a canopy of stars in the Orchard Overlook Tent, where the magic of the natural surroundings elevates your celebration to new heights. The Market at Grelen's stunning natural beauty is both awe-inspiring and tranquil. Our hope is that the exceptional surroundings will infuse your special day with a touch of magic, creating an unforgettable ambiance that will be etched in your memories forever.
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WHERE LOVE BLOSSOMS
PLANTS, PLANTS, PLANTS
The Market at Grelen Garden Shop blends seamlessly with our weddings and events, providing a harmonious connection between the natural beauty of our venue and the carefully curated plant selections available. As a testament to our commitment to exceptional experiences, we take great pride in offering our plant material to Grelen couples, providing added value that sets us apart. With our permission and within reason, you have the freedom to incorporate these thoughtfully curated plants from our garden shop into various elements of your event, allowing you to create an enchanting ambiance by adorning a bar, designing an inviting ceremony aisle, or adding lush greenery to the front of your reception tent. Furthermore, our dedicated plant specialist, collaborating with your planner, ensures a seamless integration of the chosen plants, aligning them with your unique vision and seamlessly harmonizing them with the natural surroundings of our venue.
IT'S YOUR LOVE STORY...
VERSATILE VENUE SPACES
Experience the exhilarating freedom to unleash your creativity and transform your special day into a truly unique and unforgettable celebration at our venue. With our array of versatile venue spaces, we empower you to bring your vision to life and curate an event that is a true reflection of your style, personality, and love story. Whether you envision a romantic ceremony surrounded by the enchanting beauty of the Half Moon Garden or a view inspired ceremony in the Berry Field or Love Lawn, our venue provides a variety of options to suit your preferences and desires. Our dedicated team is committed to working closely with you, listening attentively to your ideas and inspirations, and providing guidance and support every step of the way. The flexibility of our venue spaces allows you to design a wedding that perfectly encapsulates your dreams. Whether you prefer an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, we have the capacity to accommodate your needs. Our versatile spaces can be easily transformed to create the ambiance and atmosphere you desire, providing you with a blank canvas to paint your unique love story.
As you stroll through the nursery and explore the market, you will be captivated by the beauty of this floral symphony, inspiring dreams of your own celebration amidst this blooming paradise. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of Grelen, where each season unfolds like a masterpiece painting. Delicate pinks and whites grace the landscape in Spring, offering a soft and ethereal beauty. As Summer arrives, vibrant hues burst forth, painting the surroundings in a kaleidoscope of vivid colors. The air carries gentle breezes, and the enchanting glow of fireflies adds a touch of magic to warm evenings. Then, as Autumn sets in, the scenery transforms into a breathtaking display of fiery oranges, golden yellows, and deep reds, before eventually transitioning to a serene period of cool, crisp air, where evergreens steal the show.
No matter the time of year, Grelen offers an exquisite canvas of natural scenery that elevates your wedding to extraordinary heights. Each season brings its own unique charm and ambiance, allowing you to curate a wedding experience that harmonizes seamlessly with the surrounding landscape. Whether you envision embracing the soft hues of spring, savoring an al fresco summer reception amidst the twinkling lights, or exchanging vows under a canopy of autumn leaves, Grelen offers a world of possibilities and unparalleled beauty.
At Grelen, our unwavering commitment to excellence drives us to continuously maintain and enhance our venue, ensuring that every experience is nothing short of magical. Recently, we have undertaken significant renovations, including the transformation of "Magnolia Cottage" into a haven of elegance, housing a beautifully designed bridal suite and groom's den. These luxurious spaces have been thoughtfully crafted to provide the utmost comfort and style for pre-wedding preparations. In addition to our stunning venue upgrades, we have expanded our already generous array of rentals to offer even more choices and convenience. As part of our commitment to providing a seamless and extraordinary experience, we now offer two fabulous new garden chair options, allowing you to better accommodate your vision and aesthetic. In addition, our venue fee already includes an array of essential amenities, such as all tent lighting, enchanting bistro lights throughout the property, patio and lounge furniture and round tables. Furthermore, we provide four barrel bars and two upscale restroom trailers to ensure that every aspect of your event is met with the utmost sophistication and comfort. With these recent updates and additions, our venue fee offers unparalleled convenience and value. We strive to exceed your expectations and provide an enchanting and seamless experience, from the moment you step foot onto our property until the final farewell of your unforgettable celebration.