The Lodge

Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard is located within the 5,000 acres of Mount Ida Reserve. We are proudly established in the historic district of Albemarle County, minutes from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland, and the University of Virginia (UVA).  After hosting our first weddings and destination getaways at The Event Barn over a decade ago, the Reserve is now home to four distinct wedding venues.  

The Event Barn:

For those dreaming of a grand  historic manor home and private lakeside ceremony site replete with our iconic gazebo, The Event Barn offers the perfect ceremony and reception location.  Our very first wedding venue, The Event Barn is home to historic Mount Ida Manor situated on a picturesque setting overlooking the Hardware River and Mount Ida Lake. Relax on welcoming porches and decks which lead to an impressive stone walkway down to an otherworldly setting with a lakeside limestone gazebo. 

The Lodge:

If panoramic Blue Ridge Mountain views in a more rustic-chic location is desired, The Lodge is your aesthetic. Our fully renovated climate controlled former horse stable juxtaposes classic country Charlottesville with modern wedding glam. Our elegant crystal chandeliers and oversized deck with impressive outdoor stone fireplace complement, soaring timber ceilings, fountains and a spectacular grove of mature hardwoods are but a few of the features offered with The Lodge.

Water’s Edge:

Rustic charm meets coastal elegance at Water’s Edge. This beach side retreat is Mount Ida Farm’s most recent addition. Choose between a wedding inside at The Old Red Barn or opt for an outdoor celebration at the Pavilion overlooking the lake. Make the most of your wedding weekend with on-site weekend accommodations and rehearsal dinner options.

The Tasting Room & Taphouse: 

Our Tasting Room & Taphouse uniquely offers house-brewed craft beers and estate grown wines. By day our Tasting Room is an award-winning, highly sought after wine country destination with sweeping Blue Ridge views, oversized tasting bars, and relaxing lawns and patios. By night, the Tasting Room transforms into a luxurious and private star-lit wedding venue.