Rixey Manor is a gorgeous, historic manor with sprawling rooftop views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Rixey Manor offers exclusive use of their Virginia wedding venue for the entire day or weekend. 
The manor boasts four charming bedrooms, ceremony space in front of the manor or on the rooftop, a white and bright ballroom, as well as a permanent tent pad in the back of the manor.

With these unique ceremony possibilities, you're sure to choose the one perfectly tailored for your day. As you walk the grounds, I’ll capture photos that will grace your home for decades to come. I will record your preparations in the bridal suite and groom's cabin as well as capture images of you dancing for the first time as husband and wife in the ballroom. We will also capture the stunning sunset behind the manor.

And you’ll always remember how beautiful your day truly was at Rixey Manor.


"Imagine your wedding day at an historic manor house with rooftop views of the Virginia countryside? Located just an hour from Charlottesville, Virginia , Rixey Manor is an exclusive use Virignia wedding venue for the elegant, romantic couple." 
- Michelle Lieb of Lieb Photographic 

“we can't say enough!”

"We cannot say enough amazing things about Rixey Manor. Our guests are still complimenting us on how awesome of a venue it was. Ben and Isadora are absolutely amazing! They go above and beyond to make you and all of your guests feel welcome and special. The atmosphere at Rixey Manor is all about being together with your family."

- bernadette & jeff

“excellent venue!”

"Ben and Isadora are excellent hosts with a fantastic venue. They go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect for your big day--making sure you have all the information you need and helping to take care of small details that you don't want to worry about on the big day. The wedding reception went super smoothly--with many guests letting me and my (new) wife know that it was one of the best weddings they had been to. I can not recommend them enough."

- robert & emily

The Manor

The Manor is a gorgeous backdrop for your wedding day. Steeped in history and country charm, it welcomes visitors with four white columns, a rooftop view and plenty of comfort inside and out.

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The Grounds

The grounds at Rixey Manor are extensive...the sun sets behind the house, which makes for a lovely golden hour and the front overlooks the incredible view with a far off pond. The tree swing and new butterfly garden create gorgeous backdrops for portraits.

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The Suites

The house boasts several suites inside from the golden bridal suite to the blue room. Each room is a wonderful place for the ladies to prepare and enjoy opening those surprise gifts from the groom. The groom's cottage is also a fantastic spot for the men to get ready for their big day!

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The Ballroom

The Ballroom is a beautiful addition to the manor. You can host up to 125 guests for the reception (or go over 200 if you use the tent pad behind the ballroom). Guests will enjoy celebrating with you as you dance the night away in this white and dreamy elegant ballroom.

Should we both get ready at Rixey Manor?


Absolutely! You can reserve the property for more than just the day of your wedding. So you can take advantage of all the rooms for your bridal party. The ladies can prepare for the day in the bridal suite. The men can prepare for the day in the groom's cottage. View some great use of the preparation areas HERE!


Where do you recommend taking our family portraits?

My favorite locations for family portraits are in  front of the house, behind the house and on the side garden/lawn. However, I'm open for other locations so long as the lighting scenario is complimentary. View a wedding with multiple family portrait locations HERE.

What time should we schedule our ceremony to begin?

I work very closely with you and your wedding planner to ensure that you start your ceremony with enough time for the images prior as well as time for golden hour portraits and a steady reception start time. Before you set a start time, let's chat about sunset for your time of year and your wedding day priorities. View a perfectly time wedding day HERE.

What if it rains on my wedding day?

No one wants rain on their wedding day! But if it does rain, your day will still be perfect and your images will be stunning! I have photographed on rainy days at Rixey Manor and I know all the choice locations as well as plan B, C, D and E! Your day will still be as lovely as ever. View highlights from a partially rainy wedding day HERE.

Should a bride consider bridal portraits at Rixey Manor?

A thousand times YES! A bridal portrait session provides the opportunity for a bride to prepare for her Big Day with a private session devoted just to her. Bridal portraits do not always happen at golden hour on the wedding day, so a session months prior to the big day provides those gorgeous images in the prettiest light of the day. And they make the BEST surprise wedding day present for the groom! Peruse some of my favorites HERE.

Do you recommend any other vendors at Rixey Manor?

Yes I do! I have a wonderful and exclusive list of preferred wedding professionals. Many of them are familiar with Rixey Manor. I provide all of my booked couples with a comprehensive online bridal guide complete with preferred professionals. I'm glad to help match you with the vendors who could be the perfect fit for your style and budget. Find out more about my process HERE.

Meet Michelle


I understand that you want photographs you can't stop looking at because they capture an authentic joy encased in a romantic, classic image of you at your best moments together. That's why I plan to be fully present with you, listening to your questions and your vision, encouraging you and showing you how beautiful you are together. Serving you well and creating a curated collection of fine art images of your favorite moments is at the heart of what I do. I want to bless you by making this process fun, simple and enjoyable. My heart is to give you an incredible photographic experience from beginning to end. 

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Whether you’re getting planning a Rixey Manor wedding or someplace in Virginia (or beyond!), I would love to be considered for your day. 

If you’re interested in working with me, the best way to reach me is by either filling out the form or sending an e-mail to michelle@liebphotographic.com with your wedding date and location. If you’ve filled out the form and haven’t heard from me in a few days, please email me directly.


I WOULD LOVE TO serve you on YOUR big DAY!

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