The Grelen Advantage
VENUE PRICING & FAQS
April 1st - 14th & November 14th - 30th
2024 Saturdays $13500
2024 Fridays $12000
2024 Sundays $9000
2025 Saturdays $14000
2025 Fridays $12500
2025 Sundays $9500
July 1 - Sept. 14, March & December
2024 Saturdays $8000
2024 Fridays $7000
2024 Sundays $6000
2025 Saturdays $9500
2025 Fridays $8500
2025 Sundays $7500
For those seeking a breathtaking vista, Bloomfield at of of the highest points of the nursery presents a one-of-a-kind experience. With panoramic views of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains and the sweeping valley of the nursery, you and your guests will be captivated by the stunning natural backdrop that unfolds before your eyes.
Additional Venue Fee $500 + cost of rentals (tent, chairs, restroom trailer)
Holidays include Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Columbus Day & New Year's Eve/Day.
Prices above do not include 5.3% Virginia Sales Tax.
Prices above do not include Catering Services.
Half of the Venue fee is taken up front and the other 1/2 is due 30 days before the event.
We have just introduced a new payment feature: for no extra fee, clients can now split up the first payment into three equal payments!
An additional $1000 damage security deposit is required with the signed contract.
Weddings for guest counts of 200+ are charged an additional $10/person.
Full service caterers & planners are required & must be chosen from
The Market at Grelen's preferred vendor list. Clients must hire at least a day-of coordinator.
Ceremonies cannot start earlier than 4:30 pm.
In July & August the tent top is solid white vs. clear.
Sunday Events must end by 10PM; Friday & Saturday Events must end by 11PM
If you are interested in a weekday wedding, a micro-wedding or an elopement,
please fill out an inquiry with details so we can give you a quote!
If you'd like us to walk thru the VIRTUAL TOUR with you, NO problem. Please mention this in your inquiry!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do we learn more about the venue?Once you have reviewed all of the photos, pricing and FAQs on this website, we recommend you fill out an inquiry and book a tour. If you can't physically get to Virginia, it is no problem to setup a virtual tour. Simply note this on your inquiry form. We also recommend looking at our social media pages for more photos: @grelenweddings on Instagram and @grelenpropertiesevents on Facebook. Once you tour, we will provide you a password to our Client portal which includes our preferred vendor list.
What vendors can we use? Do we need to hire an outside planner and caterer? What about DJs & Bands?The Market at Grelen has an extensive list of Recommended Vendors. Vendors not included in this list must be pre-approved by the Events Director. We require that all of our Grelen couples hire a planner and full-service caterer from our preferred vendor list. As a minimum, the planner must be at least a Day Of wedding Coordinator. Many of our couples hire 3, 6 or 9 month planners, however. If you can afford it, we recommend at least a 3-month planner. Our Events Director can recommend caterers and planners based on your specific needs, and several of our preferred caterers offer Day Of wedding planning services. DJs or Bands are both allowed, but all entertainment vendors must be pre-approved and sign a noise ordinance agreement with The Market at Grelen. As a good neighbor, we require no more than 80 Decibels to register right outside the tent. Florists are highly recommended. The Market at Grelen does not provide centerpieces. Grelen potted plants can be used as centerpieces but they must be purchased outright. Plant material (within reason) is provided for free to decorate the various spaces.
How do we book the venue?Once you pick a date and indicate to the Grelen Events Team that you want to book the venue, the Events Director will send you a contract for you & your fiancé to review. Next, a 50% deposit along with a $1000 refundable security deposit is required within 7 days of the signed contract to reserve your date. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your event.
What time can we start and end our evening event?The Market is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm. Guests can begin to arrive at 4pm and ceremonies can begin no earlier than 4:30. Events must end by 11 pm (10 am on Sundays).
How does the setup & breakdown work at The Market at Grelen?The client’s team of vendors are responsible for all design, set up and tear down. Full service caterers are responsible for setup and breakdown of table and chair placement. Caterers are required to remove all trash from the event. Set up can begin in The Orchard Overlook Tent as early as 12:00 pm the day of your event. Set up in all other areas around the Market can begin at 3:00 pm. If The Market is not busy, vendors can get verbal approval from the Events Team to start setup earlier around The Market Shop/Cafe. Events must end at 11pm (10pm on Sundays). Break down can start when the events concludes and must be completed by midnight. If vendors take longer, a $300/hour charge will be incurred. Partial hours will be charged the full hourly rate. The total amount will be retained from the original deposit.
What else can we rent?There are some extra rentals available through Grelen: Arbor $125 Farm Tables- $125- 8ft (2), $100- 5ft or $300 for all 3 tables. Second set of chairs $8/chair (only if using crossback and bamboo) Fire pits (weather permitting) $125/firepit. If inclement weather or too windy, a refund will be given. Fans (June - Sept) - couples who get married during these months will be charged an extra $100 for use of the fans. Grelen installs rental fans during these months to save clients money. Instead of $500 if rented directly from a Rental company, each client only needs to pay $100. Please note: during cold months, blow heaters can be rented from Gibson Rental.
What is your alcohol policy?Anyone serving alcohol at their evening event must hire shuttles for their out-of-town guests. Before 4pm, due to our ABC license, clients are required to purchase alcohol (Virginia beer, cider or wine) thru The Market at Grelen while in the suites or on the Grelen property. Event clients get a 10% discount on all alcohol purchased for the day of their event. For the actual event (after 4:30pm), clients can purchase their own alcohol, but all alcohol must be served by a licensed caterer. Guests cannot “serve themselves” at your event.
Where can guests stay?The Market at Grelen operates two vacation rentals located just minutes from The Market at Grelen. Many of our couples rent one or both of these properties for their wedding parties and/or families. Located just five minutes away from Grelen, Spotswood Lodge is a quintessential farmhouse that sleeps up to 20 guests. Located right outside downtown Orange is Boxwood Villa. The Villa is a historic, newly renovated home that sleeps 10 guests. The town of Orange is approximately 10 minutes from The Market and offers a few hotel and B&B options. Charlottesville is larger and located 30 minutes South-West from The Market with numerous hotels from which to choose. Culpeper is located 30 minutes north of the Market and also has several accommodation options. The latter is great for couples from NOVA, DC and Maryland. Please visit Rural Roots website or ask our Events Director for recommendations.
How do we schedule a wedding rehearsal?Most couples have a wedding rehearsal the day before their wedding. A one-hour rehearsal time during our business hours of 10am - 4pm is included upon request. All rehearsals are subject to approval 30 days prior, as they cannot conflict with other scheduled events.
Is a Grelen Employee present during our event?Yes, an Grelen Events Team member is present the day of your event and included in your venue fee. On the day of setup, this person will provide coordination for key suppliers; however, all design setup and plant & furniture movement is the sole responsibility of your Day of Wedding Planner (with permission from a Grelen Events team member). Grelen does have a plant specialist who will help you and your planner choose the best plants to fit your vision and time of year. Plant choices cannot be made until the week of your event.