Mount Ida Farm is located in historic Albemarle County and is only minutes from UVA, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and James Monroe’s Ashlawn Highland within a private 6,000 acre estate. Mount Ida Farm now offers families three distinct exclusive and private venues for weddings and private events.


 For those dreaming of a grand  historic manor home and private lakeside ceremony site replete with a spectacular  gazebo, the Mount Ida estate and Event barn offer the perfect ceremony and reception location.  From its picturesque setting overlooking the Hardware River and Mount Ida Lake, Mount Ida Manor offers welcoming porches and decks which lead to an impressive stone walkway down to an otherworldly setting with a limestone gazebo overlooking the lake and its spectacular fountain. Parties can enjoy the beautiful fountain at Mount Ida Lake, backlit by the expansive view as they enjoy their cocktails and conversations.


If truly panoramic mountain views in a more rustic shabby chic location is desired, The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm provides the perfect venue. A fully renovated climate controlled 12,000 sq ft former stable situated in one of the most spectacular and private locations on the 6,000 acre estate offers every amenity with a scenic vista of the Jefferson Sea. An additional 10,000 sq ft of outdoor patios and an impressive outdoor stone fireplace complement the state of the art caterers kitchen complete with backup generator. Soaring timber ceilings, crystal chandeliers, fountains and a spectacular grove of mature hardwoods are but a few of the features offered with The Lodge. 


Finally, 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.

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